Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Montana Winter

Here are some photos I have taken over the past couple months.  I want to share with everyone the beauty of a Montana Winter. 

Happy Winter to All! 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

I have three items in my kitchen that I love and use all the time.

The newest item in my kitchen is this beauty....

I received her for Christmas and I am in LOVE.  I love everything about this gadget including the color.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  I have used a sunbeam mixer for years and I have hated it from day one.  If you don't have a Kitchen Aid Mixer yet, I highly recommend you ask for one from Santa next year.  You will fall in love too!

This gadget is my next favorite..... 

This is a  Pampered Chef Food Chopper.  It is my most used kitchen gadget.  I love it!  Now I have tried a few different brands of food choppers but those brands will never match up to the Pampered Chef  Brand.  I probably use this several times per week and sometimes several times per day.  I just got a new one for Christmas this year as my old one was used so much it started to fall a part.  Good thing they have a lifetime warranty! 

This is a Salad Shooter.......

And this is a gadget that I have used for several years.  I use it mostly for the cheese grater, but it does a nice job of slicing your vegetables for Salad or Pizza. I use the cheese grater attachment at least once per week.  It's that good!

What are your favorite kitchen gadgets?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Good and the Bad!


  • I made it on the Dean's List for achieving a recurring high GPA.  This makes me very happy because I have worked very hard.  Next goal is to make it on the Chancellor's List. 
  • I only have one class this session. Really glad about this after having two very difficult classes last session.  This class is Professional Communications and it sounds like it will be good and fun. 
  • Work is good for the most part.  It's nice to be able to just drive around town delivering parts all day and not get stuck in an office.  It is the perfect job to have while I am attending school full time.  It's also nice that it's located about 3 miles from my home.
  • The Holiday's were nice, peaceful and quiet around here.  It always comes and goes way too fast for my liking.  We enjoyed spending quality time together and that is what made it so nice. 
  • I discovered Skype!  And I love it!  I was able to Skype with both sides of the family over the Holiday's.  I was so happy to even get to see my Grandmother via Skype whom I haven't seen since I moved here over a year and half ago.  This made being separated from family a little easier. 


  • I didn't get to spend Christmas with my kids after all.  Big disappointment!  It is a long and unpleasant story that has to do with ex-husband fighting me on my visitation rights and teenage kids that are stinkers.  Enough said!
  • Kyle informed us a couple days ago that he is moving out of our home on the 8th and on to Minnesota where his previous girlfriend lives.  Another Big Disappointment! Another long and sensitive story that I won't share here. 
  • We missed out on seeing our Utah family over the Holidays.  Since I didn't get to have my kids for Christmas there was no reason to make the trip to Utah to pick them up.
  • I was sick for over 3 weeks with a terrible cough and nasal congestion.  Thank goodness I am finally getting over it but now it has struck my DH.  Ugh! 
I was hoping the New Year would bring less unpleasant life changing events and more peace and contentment.  However, since it's only the 4th and I already know about two major events that affects me personally leads me to believe that wish is just not going to happen. 

With that said, all I can do is take the advice of Church Leaders and  find the good and happy in each day.  So that is my goal for this year.  I will live day to day and seek out the happiness and goodness in those days. And I will hope that tomorrow will be a better one.