"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Elder Zhao is on his way!

We have had the great privilege of helping Jaixin get ready for his mission.  He has only been a member  of the church for 2 years, and is the only member in his family.  Yet, he has the strength, courage, and testimony to dedicate 2 years of his life to go on a mission and share the gospel with others, to bring the joy into their lives that he has discovered in his own.  Jesus Christ lives and making and keeping covenants with Him and our Father in Heaven is the way to eternal joy and happiness.

If you would like to send him words of encouragement, you can send email for free through "Dearelder.com" or send a letter in the mail to the following address:

Elder Jiaxin Zhao 
2007 N. 900 E. Unit 75
Provo, UT 84602

Jaixin going through the temple for the first time, where he made covenants with God.
 Jaixin playing around with Nathan's missionary tag.

 Nathan helping Jaixin pack and make sure he has what he needs and weeding out what he doesn't need.  Love the bag from China, where Jaixin spent his summer with his family.
 Jaixin's farewell party.
 WE are loving sending off another missionay-it's been 6 months since our last missionary got home and we were in a missionary drought. :)
 Love the great people in our ward family!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Save the rest of those green onions!

I saw this idea on Pinterest, and since we never have the right amount of green onions-fresh when we need them, I decided to try it.  After cutting off the green part we like eating, I put the bottoms of the onions in cups of water (I had a large pack of onions from Costco).  They are growing great, and I am so excited I won't have to pay money for more green onions, and when I go to get them, they won't be rotten in the fridge.  Also-this window garden can't be any closer to the cutting board.  Yippee!  :)  So excited it is working.  I would guess you could just stick your whole green onions in there now to keep them from going bad in the fridge.  What a deal! :)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Experience is a harsh school, but fools learn in no other way."

(Abeka Language Book, 7)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Learning Co-op

The Learning co-op  was lots of fun.  We are working on the choir class to see if it can be fun, but having a hard time getting enthusiasm for it.  Orchestra seems to be a little more fun.  The field trip to L. Farms was definitely fun!  :)
Orchestra classes.

 Picnic lunch
 Riding the cow train.  Whee!

Coming back from the pumpkin patch.
 The turkeys were huge.
 Learning about chickens.

 Feeding the goats.

 Milking the fake cow.  Boy, I would have gagged on something like that growing up-milking real cows 2ce a day!  What kind of dudes have their kids do that?  haha  It was fun.
 Ready for the corn maze!

 Going on the bridge.
 Transferring the worm that is "potty trained"  :)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

General Conference

I am so excited about General Conference.  It is truly a highlight of the year for me.  We get to hear many wonderful and inspirational talks that are often exactly what I needed to hear and work on.  Everyone is invited to listen or watch, member or not.  Are you willing to learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ and his plan for us and our happiness?  Please join us for this spiritual feast.  It will bring joy and happiness to you.
Sunday Oct. 6th, 10am-12pm & 2-4 pm. MDT
General Conference

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hash-brown Waffles

We love making things with the waffle iron!  One of our favorites is hash-browned waffles.  I don't have definite measurements for this, (I usually just throw in a handful of this and that) 
but here is what you need:
about 4 cups hashbrowns, thawed, or rehydrated, as needed
about 8 eggs
some sour cream (about 1/2 cup)
grated cheese (about 1-2 cups)
bacon bits (about 1/2 cup)

Mix well and spoon onto a hot, greased waffle iron.  Let them cook until they are good and golden brown, as it will make it easier to get them out.  That can be a bit tricky-I use forks to loosen and a pancake turner to help support.
Serve with ketchup or salsa.