Saturday, March 26, 2011

Clothing Exchange

I had to do a personal project for the class I am taking this semester at BYU-Idaho.  It had to be based off of a talk we had studied during class.

Here is a quote from a conference talk by Elder D. Todd Christofferson entitled, “Come to Zion.” (October 2008): “In much of the world, we are entering upon unsettled times.  Let us look after one another the very best we can.”

I purposed a clothing exchange.  Everyone brought their unused and outgrown clothes and shoes to my house over a 4 week period.  I sorted them all by gender and size and then people came back to find things they needed.  Every flat surface in our home was covered.

It was very successful.  It felt great to have us all helping each other, no money required, just time and things we didn't need anymore.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Family Reunion

Todd's parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year.  All the family gathered at our home to celebrate.  We spent many late nights playing games and visiting with each other.

Friday evening we all gathered as Thomas and his friends sang for us,
the sisters surprised their parents, took a family picture,
and watched a slide show of the past 50 years.

Super Moon

There was a super moon last night.  Todd took some pictures of it around 1:00 am this morning.  A super moon is when the moon is closer to the earth because of its elliptical orbit and it appears larger, about 13% larger and 30% brighter.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Todd Makes Bread

Todd has always wanted to learn how to make bread.  

Late at night after the kids go to bed,  I sit down to watch the shows that have been recorded on the DVR.  As I was watching the Martha Stewart show, Todd came and sat down as Martha was making a chocolate swirl coffee cake bread.  Todd jumps up and says, "I think I am going to make that right now."  So . . . off to the computer to print off the recipe.  And he dug right in.  Todd said it was way too much work for one loaf of bread.  And since he started making it late at night, it didn't even go into the oven until well after midnight.
 It was beautiful.
  And delicious.

I wanted to work along with him in the kitchen, so I made some granola that I had bought all the supplies for. My project finished hours before his.

Todd decided his next bread making project should be a little bit simpler.