Friday, June 19, 2015

Feed My Body

Korean Beef
It's always great to find easy recipes that use ground beef or ground turkey!  Look no further as this is as delicious as it is easy!
1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
salt and pepper
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Start cooking the rice prior to starting; it will come together quickly. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown meat with garlic in the sesame oil.  Add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Simmer a few minutes to blend flavors.  Serve over rice and top with green onions.  (Sometimes I double the brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, and do a heaping 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper so I have more sauce for the rice.)

Recipe source: http://elizabethbryant.blogspot.com/2010/05/korean-beef.html

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nana ~ Evelyn Huler

Jarin gave a talk in primary and he was so cute because he really wanted to give his talk on 'Nana', his great grandma Evelyn Huler.  They like us to include a gospel principle in the talk as well.  Here is what he shared:
Happiness comes when we obey God's commandments.  Jesus Christ taught the first and second commandments.  He said, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart'.  Then he said, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' (Matthew 22:37, 39)  We can obey these commandments by serving others.  That means we do something nice for someone.  When we serve others, we're happy!

I have a great grandma, we call her Nana.  I have never met Nana, she's in heaven, but I know about her from my mom and dad.  She is a very special lady with lots of spunk!  She loved to collect things and had many treasures.  She shared many treasures with us - furniture, blankets, dishes, and toys.

Nana not only gave things to be kind, she also gave her time, energy, and love to her neighbors and community.  For over 20 years, until she couldn't drive anymore, Nana volunteered at a thrift shop and local bakery.  Volunteer means she helped without getting any money; she just went everyday to be kind and give service.

Even though Nana was not a member of Christ's church while on the earth, she followed God's second commandment to love her neighbors.  Helping others made her life meaningful and joyful.  President Monson has encouraged us to serve others.  I serve my family by volunteering to say prayers at mealtimes.  Obeying the commandment to love and serve others makes us feel great!  Try is yourself and see that this is true!  In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Diaper Shower

My sister-in-law, Jamie, was so nice to throw me a diaper shower!  It was wonderful to visit with my neighbors, friends, and family!
She made these cute dessert favors: a napkin folded like a diaper with a no bake cookie inside.
 Lucy planned the games and loved it!  Late night diapers, guess that mess, birthing story mad lib, and toilet paper diapers.
 Lucy elicited volunteers to play the games and gave out prizes for participation.
 This is the most pregnancy pictures I've ever taken or shared.
 While the shower was going on Dustin took Jarin, Russ, and Evan to the duck park!

Dino Park

Memorial day weekend we went to the dino park, had a picnic, and walked the Ogden river parkway.  Jarin rode his bike, Dustin ran along side Jarin, Lucy roller bladed, and I pushed Russ in the stroller.
 Jarin said this one was his favorite, don't look too closely...it's a little gruesome!
 Great picture of my boys! 
Just hanging out!