Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Journey With "Top Notch"

“Those who never give up, God will never stop to help give up.”
~Henry B. Erying~

Today, as a matter of fact since I have gotten no sleep since monday morning, I worked on this paper scrapbook for my Animal Handeling class I am taking, which by the way I LOVE! Just a quick overview...we where asigned a horse at the beginning of the semester that only we were aloud to work with and teach the Parelli progrom too. (Pat Parelli) You probably have only heard of him if your a horse fanatic like me! Well since this is the last week of the semester and we've been working with our horses, mine is "Top Notch" A 4 year old grey Thoroughbred mix, we had to do a final project explaining what we learned about all the techniques, principles, games, our horse, and ourselves. So, He told us to be creative, do something your good at to teach somone what you have learned and I thought whats not better then scrapbooking! I don't get to do it at ALL when i'm here at school and the chance to do it for a class was extrememly exciting. But, here's the down side. I didn't decide that I was going to do the scrapbook until yesterday, well today still for me! So I took pictures in the morning, with the lovely help of my mom, and then went and devoloped the pictures, then went and got some scrapbooking stuff, not mentioning how much I spent on my little college budget, but when you buy scrapbook stuff, you got to get the cutest right!!? Well, I started at 7pm and finished at 6am...never stopped, just kept on kept on! Then took a shower headed to my first class at 7:45am then came home ate, went to my class at 11:30, turned in my final, did my riding final, ate, took a 3 hour nap, and now I'm here agian, should be sleeping, but don't want to be up at the crack of dawn!

So long story short, this was soooo much fun although it took a long time! I love scrapbooking Horse stuff, (my favorite is lovey stuff, but this will do) and so I had a fun time writting about all my experiences with him and looking back at all the good memories I have had. Now I will have this book to look back on and remember the great success I had in this class and with this horse. It gave me motivation to continue with the passion that I have to train horses, it gave me a better understanding, and now I have more knowledge and confidence! I hope you enjoy the pages and if you ever want to see where I learned from the best, and who I look up to as one of the greatest scrapbooker's I think of all time is my sister and this is her blog http://prettypaperbook.com/blog Check it out! She's even got a giveaway going on! We'll I'll be back tomorrow when I am more alive and understandable!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What Heaven Sees in You/Three White Dresses

What Heaven Sees in You

I've been downloading church music, browsing and searching for songs to listen to on sunday's and days that I am feel heavy burden or just times that I need that comfort from words and music that uplifts me. There is something about music that touches me. Anyone around me will see and know that I relate my life a lot to music. Well, it's explainable because it's other peoples lives that people are singing about! But, this perticular song hit me. I watched the video, and sat and cried. They werent those tears I have had weeks past of fear and sorrow, they are now tears of Joy, Courage, and Excitment. They were tears of love, for myself and especially for my Lord and Savior. I have taken many things for granite in my life, one the church and how much it can really bless me. It's always been there, just not in my heart. I haven't felt capapable of the blessings, but now I am and now and do. Life throws us in directions and paths we do not want to go down at first, and some we should have never gone down, but we learn from our trials, and our faith grows when we learn and come out strong. I want to be that girl in the end of the song, wearing that white dress for the third time. Pure and Holy, Sent from heaven to prove myself worthy. I strive for that day I get to go into the temple and marry for eternity to the one that I am to share this life with. I know that I am capapable of this, and that when that day comes, my heart will be overjoyed and that I then too will feel blessed. I still do feel blessed, that my life has turned around the way that it has! I hope that any women or girls that listen and watch this that they will see what heaven see's in them. That all of us will know we are Daughters of God, Children of God, who loves us, wants us to return to him someday, and will never ever leave us.

Sunday Morning Blueberry Muffins

"Women who have a clear understanding who we are, For we are not Ordinary Women"

This morning my mother and I where able to watch the first session of conference and then bake some muffins. She made some from a box, and I made some from scratch! Well, they aren't from scratch, they are a recipe that I saw on one of the daily recipe blogs I go to daily. http://simpledailyrecipes.com/ She made this really delicious looking Healthy Blueberry muffins, and well I thought why don't I try it out. I've never made muffins from scratch before, and believe it or not they turned out really good! My family enjoyed them as well. They only made twelve and I made them an hour ago and I believe there two left! I thought I would start posting all the fun things I make at home on my own or with my family. Also how I tweek some recipes by cooks or other people I enjoy making recipes from, or tell you horror stories, or just success and delicious scrumptous recipes! So here's my first, I hope you enjoy my pictures, I am not the best photographer, but I believe I'll learn how to capture food better as I go along. I will be back later tonight to share a few more things, mostly because I have been gone for a week! There's alot going on and why not share it all!

First here are the ingredients!

3/4 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup natural applesauce
1/4 cup healthy egg substitute or 1 egg
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries

I started with two different bowls, one too mix the wet ingredients (Milk, Applesause, Egg) and then a second to mix the dry ingredients (Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Sugar) Then make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Stir until flour is mixed in. It should be lumpy!

Then add the blueberries. Fold in until incorporated into the dough!

Add by spoonfools into a greased muffin pan!

Bake at 400 Degrees for 18-20 minutes. I only cooked mine for 15 minutes and they were perfect! I am in higher altitude so that would most likley be why! As soon as they are done take them out of the pan and let them cool, then devour them!

Well, I'm off to watch the second session of conference! Be back later!