I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

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!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Loaves have been MADE

I made 100 loaves of Zucchini bread.. Pictures to come!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Charity, and Loaves and fishes

So I have to teach Elder's Quorum AGAIN...... Well I have been asked to teach once a month... I asked if it could be once Every other month because of work!

SO I am teaching this Sunday.. PRAY for me...!

It's Lesson 37. Charity, the Pure Love of Christ.

I am calm this time..
SO I have been praying alot and got this idea... but first... every sunday we have been issued home teaching, home teaching, home teaching.... YEAH thats not me.

So I was praying YES I PRAY!
and I got this strong feeling about loaves of bread..... CHARITY remember CHARITY, few loaves and fishes came into my mind and well... I started making bread.... I have 30 loaves of bread made. and I only have a few more to make.... I wanted to do the $100 bill like Oprah but
but I dont have a $100 to give everyone so I am going to do it with bread.

SO Hold onto your seats because this is going to be a ride from heaven knows where. but its going to be a ride.

Oh if you have not checked it out here is the video I am going to use as well...


I will fill you in on all the other little things I am going to do later..

Sunday, August 9, 2009

So you had a BAD day!

So Last week was not a good week for me... The HEAT for one was not good and I expressed myself as followed.

However, for those of you who did get to read my blog about "JUDGE NOT" I just had to delete it because I did not want it to be to negative.

Sorry if I went off and was negative and you read it and felt I was. I will say I am sorry because I really was having a BAD day.