I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Resolutions

Well I want to make 2009 count... Melissa said it best in her facebook when she said her's was LOVE, LIVE and LAUGH!
What better goal is that! I would like to copy that and say the same thing and that would be it.
BUT you all know me mine would have to be much longer and well IT'S Scott.
I am going to LIVE this year. 2010 I am going to LIVE it, to the fullness.
LAUGH, I am finding myself not laughing enough so YES I am going to LAUGH. I had many things to laugh at in 2009.
LOVE.. I would like to be able to LOVE more... LOVE more people and make sure they know I LOVE them.
As Lucy and I were at dinner the other night saying what are we going to do... WELL I never keep any reolutions that I make....
Lucy said SERVICE... So I might add that into the filter... I have no problem giving of my time, its the time I need to give.
And then we have Ben that tell me my goal for 2010 is to SAVE money to BUY a house!!! LOL good goal for him. since he has the degree and a wife and family and is buying a house... but its IOWA...
SO I would say yes, a goal for me is to save a few dollars... WE will see.
I paid off all my credit cards so THAT is a plus for me...
so if I had to come right down and give a list I could not.
but here are a few things I would like to see happen to me this year.
1. Save some Money
2. CLEAN out the OLD stuff
3. Organization of my Life
4. Scrapbook the rest of my life
5. Grow a better garden
6. Stop Stressing over work
7. Travel a few new places
8. Live with in my means
9. Study more
10. Grow more
11. Work on my Tummy
12. Be more selfless
14. LIVE
15. LOVE
So If you see me in this New Year Make sure I am living my goals...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thank you stocking stuffers

So I have to say THANK YOU to alot of people...

Lane and Cambria Squires and Mallory, THANK YOU, first off for being a great friend, you guys were there to help out with giving of your time, your service and your talents. You were there working on everything with me so Thank you.

Ted and Shelby Sutarik, and Saddie, THANK YOU also for being a great friend, thanks for helping out. Sorry your Final did not go as well as you had hoped TED!

Bishop and Sister Hall... I do not know what I would do without your help. REALLY WOW Thank you for all that you donated to the missionaries. You are wonderful.

Thank you Mom, I know without you showing me the light, that I would have ever done what I did today so thank you!

Thank you WESLENE.... Auntie Wes without this Idea of yours I would never had done what I did!

Thank You's

Claire and Brad Hawkins
Lucy Percell
Molly Bennion,
Masayo Bennion,
Bishop and Sister Metcalf
Bishop and Sister Shriber
Robin and Christian
David and Marily Every
The Hill's
Mandy And Ben Watson
Michele Owens
Tim O'brien
Susan Norton

and you know I am forgetting someone but right now I am not sure who..

It's funny I put out a little email and told you all what I was doing and look what you did. I am so impressed with what you all did! Your hearts are so big and I am so thankful that I have each of you in my life. WOW you are just wonderful friends and I am so THANKFUL I have each of you in my life.

Missionary Dinner and Stockings..

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Evening Update

SO it feels like Christmas at my home...

It is the evening before my Christmas party... I feel everything is in place and the house is clean something has to be wrong since it 11:30 and I am still up. REALLY I have cleaned my room, put away all my clothes and everything is nice and tightly.

Artichoke and Spinach Dip is done and ready for cooking.
Enchiladas 6 pans and I believe that there are 32 in each pan
Salsa and chips ready
Mini Cocktail franks ready to be cooked
Refried beans need to be poored out of cans and heated
I dont know what I am missing...

Scones(fry bread) will be mixed up tomorrow!

Ok chat later I am off to bed!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Updating the holiday season is here!

So here is some pictures and updating on what I have been up to! Every year I have a Christmas party and I bake for weeks ahead of time and I do it mostly alone. This year I had HELP!! I loved it! It was so FUN! 2 co-workers, who I work so well with, Kailyn and EZ said they wanted to help me. SO I Sat up the time to bake December 3, and we baked!

THis was just one of the many buckets of cookies we baked that day.

Start of the many many many many sugar cookies

EZ had no clue what she got herself into!

IT was so much fun!

I wanted to say it was a flour fight but it was just rolling out all the cookies

Thank you my wonderful Friends. I could not have done all those cookies with out your help in one day!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lets think outside the BOX!!!!!!!

I know I should not say a word, and I do not want to hurt anyones feeling that might read this and say what a BUTT I am, and I want to say I am thankful that they have the duty to do it... BUT really... they is more to a Christmas party than HAM and FUNERAL POTATOES!!!!! BARF!!!!! Let's just add some RED and GREEN Jello in to the mix too.....

I gave them hundreds of ideas... and they still come up with HAM and FUNERAL POTATOES!!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Missing some wonderful people

As many of you know, Thanksgiving was never about the turkey or pumpkin pie... well maybe it was about the pumpkin pie.

As long as I can remember Thanksgiving day was a day in our family that we would butcher our hogs for the year. Yes as messy as it was that was the day it happened. From the time I was born until mother's death in 1988, that is what we did. Patty and Steve did it for many years before that....I wish I would have paid more attention to DAD, as he did know what he was doing.

So as I was reading my facebook Page, Vicki and Rose both memtioned it How Thanksgiving was the time of year that they remember coming to Uncle Jim's and aunt Lennie's home to Butcher.

So as I look back at how quickly one forgets how and what we use to do and to think that 22 years later how fast I forgot about the times we did spend and the mem0ries we do have about that day.

Really it is bitter sweet, because I always want that big family dinner with all the fixin's, So as I sit here now, after a pig fest. LOL. of my 22 pound bird, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffin, green bean cassarole, baked corn, rolls, jello salad.... I am missing some of the people that taught me what I do and did in my life.

I now work RETAIL and to fix a big meal and come home to the smell of home roasted smells, which I did today... and yes I am tired but yet I am so thankful for the time I took to fix my meal.

yeah 22 pounds is a lot of food for 3 people, but hopefully it will continue to give to more.

I miss my parents, not the fact that dad would be drunk by the end of the day, or someone would have cut them selves, or the sleep overs. But I miss my home today!

I miss the fact that I do not have a family!!! a wife that I could have shared some of those memories with. I miss the fact that I dont have children that would have grown up knowing what we did as a family on thanksgiving day.

I know That was not a normal THANKSGIVING day but it was the day most knew about at the Leitch home.

Today as I was cooking the last little bit, I was thinking, what a beatiful place I live in. Yeah I was tired,.... thanks to the nap... but I was thinking of the things I do now to make the traditions mine!

I think of Nana, warming the turkey because she did not turn the roaster on the right setting.

SHE warmed the turkey!!!

I miss the Crosby family.... Because I know Ben would have eatten until he was sick!!!

I miss having close friends come over and just eat!!!! I have done some many different things that I just wish I could have everyone in the same home as I am with everyone I love!

I am thankful for the blessings I do have. I am thankful for the family and friends that I have and will have.

I am just thankful!

Love to you all!!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Take on this and That!

1st off, if you have not checked out one of my sister's blog please do so... She is just so inspiring to me. www.sixmailechix.blogspot.com

Thank you Abby, I keep saying over and over and over you are a true Pioneer and its so true. Keep on Trexing.

As the holiday are coming upon us I am finding myself meeting people that are just a little more grumpier and are very short with me.

Yeah and that is not a good sign when I am sometimes know to loose my cool... and YES I am not the example you want around. I do not think I need to say anything more to that point. YES I can be a grump right back.

I have been trying to get CHRISTMAS done. I have most of my lights up outside the house and I have not turned them on yet but they are up and ready.

I have been working on my inside, the train is up but yet to have the village up and need to spend some time on doing that maybe tonight if I get off my butt...

I have the best House keeper in the world, I know many of you will say "WHAT" but I do. I Hemmy that comes in and cleans my house. I LOVE IT. she CLEANS, I have two roommates and well they just cant seem to always pick up after me so I said fine we are getting a House keeper.

anyway I lost my train of thought.... until later

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just keeping you in the loop

So its been a week and I dont tend to keep up with everything when I am trying to get every thing else done.

SO Friday Night I started to get Christmas light up.. a few years ago after Christmas I got this light set for sale, it was a musical light set and was thinking nothing of it until I pulled it out of the garage and said lets use these lights... well fooled yeah there were no lights in the pack but this big huge box. turns out its a musical box.. meaning you plug your lights into the box and they blink to the beat of the music that is played OH MY GOODNESS can you believe this I can not wait to put more lights up now..

Saturday night I got home from work and started working on the flower boxes.. I planted 300 tulips. Red one. I hope I will have a nice so I spent almost 3 hours outside doing that I need to fill a few little things in.

Tonight I worked on dinner for friends.

I taught Elder's Quorum again today everyone told me that it was awesome however I felt like I did not prepare like I should have.

Well I live a boring life so Talk to you all soon

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back amoung you all

Sorry I have been so busy with myself that I have not really posted anything for a while.

Just a quick Shout out to Abby, You are AWESOME! your such a true pioneer woman and I just want to say I love you and I am so proud of you!

I will try to out line my life in the last two weeks.
Friday 23 I got a flu shot I dont know if that was the best thing or not
Saturday 24th I ended up in ER cutting off the top of my nail/finger
Sunday 25th I taught Elder's Quorum on the topic of Family History.. I want to say it was a very emotional lesson for me... Thank you family, and Naki thank you you were my topic.
Monday and Tuesday I ended up laying in bed all day with a fever of 102.
I ended up going back to work on Friday praying for our family.
Saturday I went with the Squires' family to woodland park zoo for pumpkin prowl which was a blast.
Sunday and Monday I did Inventory at work
Monday October 26th was FHE with the Squires and the Sutarik family and carving pumpkins. what fun
and then home I went to pack to leave for PA at 3:30 AM....
Spent Tuesday on a plane and arrived in PA with a massive headache but Jen picked me up and took me to her beatiful home. I fell a sleep and had a nice night sleep
spend Wednesday with Jen, picked up flowers and off to Patty's
Thursday spent the day with Sara and Patty and went to Patty's Camp.
Friday was a working on flowers, cake and Jen
Saw Juile. That was nice
Saturday was all about JEN
and Sunday I came home
so that has been a big week and I am now just moving on So thank you all for your support.
Love Ya

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Abby and girls

My prayers are with you Abby.

Love you

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chicken Pot-Pie

Ok for some of you I have cooked this before and others today was the first time you had it. Pot-Pie Pennsylvania Dutch Style.

Potatoes and Chicken with the broth.
then you make home made style Noodle
Flour, a little sugar, eggs, butter, water almost a pie crust here.
served over a bed of onions, with parsley flakes and vinegar.

Well I was hungry for that tonight so this is what I made... TURNED out to be a big big hit. WOW thank you to those of you who ate!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


So I want to say a few thing about MY family... I am so glad that I was born into a family that is just a little off. Off the beaten path that some people never take but alot do take.

On Tuesday I had a cousin that died. Katie Peese. Katherine Peese. I always called her KATIE and I think I was the only one she would leave me call her Katie. She just droped dead . I will post more later on this but for now... this is what is so sad...

Katie was Aunt Carries daughter from a prior marriage to my mother's brother Uncle Henry.

so a step cousin. and I know that sometime mixed marriages dont work. and family members get all bent out of shape. so here you have this family and neighbors all in the same little valley.

And they could not get along or something someone fighting with someone and well it just SUCKS.

AS Brenda and I were talking and she said "your the only family I have" Why is it that this family of NEESE'S could not get along. why is it that the word FAMILY did not mean something to them. Yeah Katie was much older than I was but I just thought she was one of the neatest cousins I had. and Well with the Neese family I have the cousins.

Its a shame I do not know who they all are? and its a shame that people just cant get along. REALLY when you look at the big picture.... WE ARE ALL FAMILY and the next life we better be prepared because we are all going to be together again.

so with this all being said... THANK YOU DAVIS family..... for showing me what a FAMILY is!

Big Bertha

SO yes after today she has a big name. I had her washed and detailed today and her white walls are awesome.

She is all clean and shining and ready for almost anything...
So this morning when I was heading to work. I noticed in front of me that the cars were coming to a stop fast. so I quickly slowed down well the person in back of me DID not slow down as fast as I did and he hit me. Lucky for me NO damnage done. NONE!!! Yes I was freaked out. As I was trying to get to a pull off spot.
I texted mother and of course she could not call me at 6am this morning to say... "I had a dream last night you were in an accident with your car"... Thanks mom.. you would call me any other time in the morning to wake my butt out of bed but this morning NO... so when I pulled over and got off the 520 and noticed everything was fine... I said Oh Bertha your such a good car.. and thats how she got the name BIG BERTHA!
I am having so much fun. This has been a true blessing in my life THank you Liz and Albert.
Yesterday after getting it in my name and the immisson test, as I was at a stop light some body was looking at me like what the heck and I reved the engine it was so funny!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lemons into Lemonade

So as I am sitting here tonight, thinking about all the "STUFF" that happens to each and everyone of us everyday... isn't if funny how out of all those lemons that are toss or chucked or hurried at us that we can take those lemons and make them into lemonade. REALLY!

As I was reading Abby's last post. that is the first thing I was thinking how she made lemonade out of her lemons. WOW Abby. AWESOME.

and as I was talking with MOM and Liz and Albert tonight, How each of us can help make other people's lemonade.

Now I know I have to be a little different... But I quess I should be just happy with the lemonade that is given to me instead of trying to make it something other than lemonade.

I truthfully sooner have strawberry, raspberry or even mango lemonade before I just have lemonade.

where am I going with this... Here it is.... each of us sometimes have to add something into that lemonade to make it what it needs to be. anyone can have just a bowlfull of lemons... but you cant have that lemonade with out someone squeezing the heck out of the lemons to get the juice. I personnally have a juicer.. you need someone to provide the sugar to sweeten the lemon juice and you cant just have sugar lemon juice you need a little bit of water to make it just right... and you also have to have the ice.... and in JEN's Case you need a little hard stuff... but when it all comes right down to it....

We are here to help and lift each other and to provide strenght to each other and to BE A FRIEND or a family member.

What a wonderful thing it is for each of us to have each other.

I truely could not have been able to make the lemonade this last month with out the help of each of you. Ben listening to me as I cried my eyes out and did not feel like I was going to be able to make my own lemonade. Or Mom just saying "What Lesson have you learned about making lemonade" or to Auntie Wes. who know matter what she was doing she would listen to me Grip about how hard it was to squeeze those lemons... but after we all look back at this isnt this just about the best thing we had ever done in our lives was to make Lemonade out of our Lemons....

Here is to that wonderful glass of Mango Lemonade!!!!

Thanks for the memories we are creating for not only us but for the ones we love...


Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Big Thank You

1st off I want again to thank all you who have offered support and helped me get through this last month.

2nd Small blessing. after the whole new car not new car. I Have really been laughting . WHAT else is there to do but laugh. REALLY. So I started telling the story and laughing and called mother. Here is the BLESSING... so to Albert and Liz. Thank you. I was able to purchase there car from them. and will be able to drive it starting Monday. After I get it a hold of the insurance company...

3rd. FAITH is strong thanks to all of you! THank you!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stress again...

So just an update I am not getting the car listed below... Something happened and well... I am not getting the CAR! It gets returned on TUESDAY!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


2005 Hyundai XG350 L Sedan 4 Door
V-6 Automatic
58,000 Miles

Multi Compact Disc, Dual Power Seats
ABS (4-wheel)
Power WIndows
Traction Control
Power Steering
Front Side Air Bags
Power Door Locks
AM/FM Stereo
Premium Wheels
Premium Sound
Air Conditioning
Tilt Wheel
Dual Front AIr Bags
Cruise Control

Did I say Heated SEATS!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friends and Family

1st thing I want to say is how greatful I am to have both many friends and many family members in my life. I have been up and down all week and I am not sure weither I am coming or going most of the time. YEAH I know what is with that. SO I have been blessed by all of you in so many ways for the love and support you give to me.

So here's to you all THANK YOU!

2nd Jen.... I am so excited for you and your up coming wedding. Thanks for always being there for me and I for you. You have been a TRUE friend and I am so thankful I have you in my life.

3rd.. LIZ, I know I have not been the best big brother. seeing we live so close and I dont get to see you like I should. I will miss you as you move east. Know that I love you and will always hold the time we spent in seattle in my heart dear!

Lastly... I still have not found a car! I know what am I waiting for... I have this feeling some body is going to come to me and say... "MY Mother/Father just died and we have this car.."
I know keep the faith....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bees and hornets

So when you take a hose to a bee's hive you know something BAD is going to come out of it. Tonight I was the bee who got the hose to him. I was madder than a wet hornet.

I am a very nice and giving person most of the time. I will do almost anything for anyone. and today I took off work. 1st mistake. 8 hours worth of pay down the drain. But I took it off to help with the STAKE Relief Society Broadcast Dinner. Here is where the hose get to the bee hive.
I missed a day of work to HELP!!!! I will repeat this over and over and over. I could have worked today.

I was asked to do the flowers for the tables. I had about $200 dollars to do the tables. HERE is where the water hit the hive. they set up 30 tables. I only did 15. NO ONE, NO ONE, NO ONE told me how many tables to do.

What do you say. what do you do. spend more money, drive 30 minutes to get more dish gardens. REALLY what would you do?

SO I went in to help, I saw my old Bishop Hall and was talking to him for a minute and said I was here to help when someone said we have it covered. REALLY, REALLY do you. It was just like I was not to be there. YEAH that is where the WATER hit the HORNET and I got wet. WET and MAD.

I went out of my way to make sure that the 15 planters were there. and then they said they dont need my help and that we had 30 tables... REALLY REALLY..... I think there was a LACK of communation... REALLY

I was a wet hornet ready to dive bomb! I went with the knowledge I had and what they wanted from me. BUT could they have said there was 30 tables. could I have asked how many tables. BUT when you have one email. asking me to do one thing. I do not think that this was how I was to spend my day.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a few more updates

So The lesson today went over with out a hitch. I was really impressed and it was FUN! outside the box of a normal lesson... I love that. It's getting harder and harder to top the last lesson. BUT it was fun.

Very good feed back came out of it.

Now I can start to prepare for next month.

I had the best dinner group over tonight. IT was just awesome. SO I want to tell them how grateful I am for there friendship and for the support they give to me. THANK YOU! you mean something to me!

So To Robin and Christian and Ted and Shelby Thank you for spend a nice evening together tonight. I will cook you guys just need to EAT!

Back to the lesson, we had a great comeback in numbers with the HOME TEACHING lesson of the bread. I quess that we have like 180 people on the records... 92 are assigned home teachers and last month we visited 80 of those. out of the 29 home teaching groups... 26 went out! YEAH BREAD!

I know its hard to think of all the work that would take place if we go out every month but just think of the little things that can happen.

I took my sleeping pill last night and slept until 9:30 this morning YEAH that was almost 12 hours so I am going to try for another great night of sleep.!!!!

The Mighty Relief Society

Well here it is I am teaching a lesson to the men of the church to day on the Mighty Relief Society.

Most everyone knows what the Relief Society is about so what I am going to do is play Jeopardy. I have come up with numberous questions about the Relief Society. So Its going to be who will get the most points at the end. my topics were are. Relief Society Presidents, History, Facts, Socials, Enrichment, 3rd ward, and Humor.

It will be fun to see who know what.

I have had four weeks to prepare and I did it. the very first day when they asked me to teach this lesson I knew what I was to do.

I hate standing up there and reading out of a manuel. THAT is not me. I hate that it puts people to sleep. So that is why I choosen Jeopardy to get people involued in the lesson.

I also made homemade salsa again and chocolate chip cookies. Yeah the way to teach is to bribe with food. You have to teach with something.

Well I will leave for now wish me luck!!!!! I am going to need it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Post 150 since I have started to Blog

Ok this might not be the best blog for number 150.

1st I will start out by telling you that the insurance company came back with a offer that I for one was floored by and I took it. $5300. It will be a good down payment on a car. NOW I have to find a car and I have to find a loan.

Thats the good news.

Now the not so good news is I am not feeling like me? I am having neck pains and I am not sleeping worth a darn. DRUGS are my friend.. NOT really.

I am starting to have great days and not so great of days. I go up and down.. maybe right now as I right its not a good day. I quess it is just all the stuff that comes around and things I do and not sleeping and well do you understand it.

I went last night and tonight to see WICKED! It was awesome both times, my only problem is who I went with the second time. I get the jeoulosies... wishing I was with someone else or with anyone that would enjoy the play like it is ment to be enjoyed and not complaining the WHOLE time of all there problems.

AM I ever going to find someone? Really am I ever going to find true happyiness? I am getting a little tired of not having someone. I understand that you have to work on both being single and being married and there are up and downs to that as well and That I can not be selfish!

BUt I want to know when I am going to find myself I guess! Maybe that is what I need to be worried about right now Trying to find myself. I feel alone. I am still doing great spirtiualy but there is something missing and I cant understand what it is.

Well for now I have taken my drugs so I am hoping I can sleep the night and past 6 tomorrow morning.

Love ya

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I am OK!

So with just a bad case of "WHIPLASH" I am doing fine...! this morning I woke up with a neck pain and a back ache and my knee hurt but a few more pills I will be fine.

WHat happened... I just left northgate mall after getting a birthday present.. 5th Ave NE runs almost to my home so I was traveling south on 5th ave and the speed limit is only 25-30 so I was not going fast. the next thing I knew I saw the car I hit in front of me and I hit her. and then the next thing I knew is that the car behind me hit me. The first thing was I turned off the car and coasted it over to the side of the Street. I then looked for my cell phone and called 911. reported an accident and said we would need police and then I looked in the review mirror and said I would need an ambulance.

I got out of the car and made sure the young lady I hit was ok and then the police were there and I did not get to talk to the lady that hit me. I was on the phone calling the insurance company and making sure things were taken care of.

The medical team was asking me questions and I was still trying to make sure everything was getting reported. I was not taking any chances I even started taking pictures to make sure Everything was in order.

Thats how I got the pictures. The medical team then asked if I was hurt and I said just a little elbow pain and that my back was starting to hurt. so they put one of those things around my neck and made me sit down... I was just trying to make sure everything was in order.

so they asked me if I could walk I said yes after they made me sit down... so I walked down to the ambulance and they asked if I could sit down on the table. Said yes and then they leaned me back and tied me to the back board. really tied me to the back board, LOL I was telling them JOKES the whole time. I had to do something. asked me about pain and where it was...

So once again I got an ambulance ride to the hospital... YAHOOO have you ever been tied to a board, facing the same way you are driving and trying not to slide on a board that you are tied to and well its almost like a roller coaster. all along telling jokes to make the ride easier.

GOt to ER and well thats 3 hours I will never get back. had an ultra sound to make sure no enturnal bleeding and was released

Walk from ER to the instutue building... and Sister Romish picked me up. and well here we are I slept OK last night I do not think I moved! I am favoring my left side of my neck and head, and left arm. I have a little pain in the middle back and just trying to get people to call me back so that I can get up and go!

Home Teachers are coming over to give me a blessing this afternoon and then hopefully I will have a rental car in the drive so that I can go to the DR's apppointment to make sure I am OK.. A little nuts but hey I can tell them that. NO BLACK AND BLUE YET!

Thanks for the prayers when I look at this in the big picture really... It was just a car and I have my life.
No one was really hurt and I am very greatful that I pay insurance each month to cover me and the other driver.

When you look at life and the different chapters in which we write.. we have to say thank you for the life we live!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 1 2009, 2:56 PM

Hi everyone.... so if you did not get my text or did not get a call.... I am FINE! I will have to admit when someone or something says turn right and not left we better listen!

I have a cervical strain, also know as "whiplash injury" Neck and back injury. No enturnal bleeding.

Lots of GOOD drugs... Valium, Wicodin, motrin.

NO WORK for 2 days.

I do have full coverage... rental agreement, and injury on my car.

The young woman I hit is fine. she was more concern with me and the lady that hit me... well I do not know yet.
I was taken to the hospital and checked out and the other lady was as well...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Makes you want to Cry!

My heart is still broken.... I am still waiting for the Crosby family to be home. Here in SEATTLE! where they belong... but it has been fun to still email Ben and learn of all the new things happening in there lives.

so to make everything even worst.... Ben wrote...

By the way, this morning I was getting my shoes on, getting ready to take Izzy to school, and out of nowhere, Theo begins putting his shoes on and saying repeatedly: "I going to Gott's house."

Just makes you want to cry!

I miss my THEO!!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Filling the GAP!

So first off I called the Crosby family today to say hi and to find out how they are... and of course NO ANSWER!!! I am telling you.... That family really dose not want to talk to me... It's ok I hung up and almost cried! YES I mean really I dont think I have any clue what they really ment.. SORRY but I miss them!

anyway moving on.. I have to say Mom's (Linda Davis) mother's birthday was today and I sent flowers to her... What a hoot.. she is just such a neat lady. We talked for about 30 minutes.

I have to say I am so tired right now that its not funny... I tired to lay down and well the phone rang... and has not stopped...

Yesterday I was very brief on what happened to my lesson so here it is again..

I started with a song... "give said the little stream"
asked the number on question...
"In What ways has your life been touched by the kindness of others?"

So that got people talking for about 10 minutes of something someone has done for them.

I then did a brief History of the church and the life of Joseph

Asked a few more questions and then talked about service and a few other things.
Showed my video clip
asked a few more questions and then

Did my demo "Object Lesson" on the bread.

I sliced one slice and gave it to a brothern. Said How can you make that piece of bread feed your family...
Sliced a loaf in half asked another question...

Finially said.. what if I gave you a full loaf to give to your families..

went on to tell them that I made a 100 loaves of bread.

VERY powerful message here... I told them that the bread was not to be used for personal use that they were to give it to there families they home teach...

In return everyone should get a loaf of bread if home teachers came to visit this week.

So we will see what happens.
I ended my lesson and we said a prayer and ATE
YEAH bread and of course Homemade Salsa.

I got alot of WOW what a wonderful lesson... one brothern asked if he could pay for some of the ingredients.. I did say thank you but NO its for CHARITY...

SO over all I do feel that the lesson did go over well I will be so happy to see who gets bread and who returns a loaf of bread to me....

Thanks for all the support that everyone gave me. It was awesome to know that I can teach and I can teach by the spirit....

I just can not teach like this every month.. This one is going to be hard to TOP!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is how it went..

So I taught my lesson today. Feedback has been more than postive and Heard a lot of WOW I need to go teach... Just what I want to hear.. So after I started my lesson and asked my questions I did my video, asked questions there and then did my demo on a slice of bread and a half loaf of bread and a loaf of bread and well said go forth...

It turned out to be just awesome and I am glad its over now I have to start to prepare for 2 months from now...

What it looks like

What it looks like to have 100 loaves of bread!

I was putting them all on the table, and said this is to much for the table. so I only put a few on the table... RUN ON SCENTENCE here!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Abby Thank you for all your kind words and for the remarkable example you are to me!

Thanks for helping me remember all the fun times we had in that little valley...

When I am "OLD" and loosing my mind which I will. Please make sure you will remind me of those fun times.

And When I died... make sure I am buried in that Cemetary back East.. Heckman's Cemertary... Even if Its is my ashes...

Love Ya

Zucchini Bread Recipe

4 cups of Sugar
6 eggs
2 cups Oil

Mixed together

3 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp baking soda
a dump of Almond Extract
6-8 cups of flour

When the batter in looking a little stiff

1 Cup Crushed pineapple
2 Cups Zucchini

This is an eye ball thing... If I think it needs more Pineapple I add more pineapple... or more Zucchini.. just depends on thick my batter is.

Bake 325-350 for 45 minutes...

Sour Cream Cookies

2 1/2 cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter
2 Eggs
2 Cups Sour Cream
2 tsp baking Powder
2 tsp soda
2 tsp vanilla
6 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Make in order given
drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet
press down with floured glass.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

Abby here is the recipe.. I have not made these things in years... SO I might have to do another test batch to see how they would come out again.. WOW I almost forgot about them... I do remember that I would add Chocolate Chips to them.... They were always Hershey's Milk Chocolate... WOW have I changed alot since those days.

Tell me if you make them I might have to try them again to see what I have to change with them... and if I remember right I never pressed them down with a floured glass.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Picture this

Ok as promised here is a few pictures This is what I started with...

YES it is 50 Pounds of Flour and 50 pounds of Sugar

YES 96 eggs

3 Number 10 cans of Crushed pineapple

a lot and I mean a lot of Zucchini

I think this says a lot about who I am!
and just for the record..
The first 60 or so loaves of bread, the zucchini came out of my garden...
until I ran out and had to go buy zucchini!

OVEN was full for 45 minutes at a time...
I was able to get 6 loaves in at a time in one oven
Thankfully I have 2 ovens!

Cooling on the Table...

So I hope you all know I do not want to see a loaf of bread for a while!
And you wonder why I have a weight problem!