Showing posts from November, 2012

Recipe Time: Pumpkin Chili

It has been a long time since I have posted a recipe type thing for you lovely people. Which is really too bad because I have made my delicious fajitas a few times in the last couple months.

Now with the fall all around us and the pumpkin wonderment that it brings, it seems a little ridiculous that I, the girl that throws pumpkins a party every year, doesn't have a single pumpkin recipe on this here blog. Especially considering the fact that every time I make anything at all I think, "hmmm... this would be delicious with pumpkin in it."

Well we've had a big bowl of pumpkin sitting in our refrigerator and so I decided it was high time for a pumpkin weekend. This weekend the temperatures dropped from the 80s to the 60s, it was finally fall in Phoenix! I made these delicious pumpkin snickerdoodles (thank you Pinterest!) and I made my amazing pumpkin chili for dinner last night. I also found the Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer for my hot chocolate, so the pumpkin was o…

Wherein I Get Called on a Mission... Finally

Lets roll the clock back a few years, to 2006. As you may or may not know, I spent spring semester in HI as a visiting student. It was a time that can only be described as... Awesome. So very awesome.

Also, I was there a few months before my 21st birthday. Up until very recently, the age for Mormon girls to serve missions was 21 (it was just lowered to 19. Which I think is a great idea.) Anyway, I had never given a thought to serving a mission while I was growing up. I don't really know why. My grandmother served a mission in her 70s, some of my young women leaders had served missions and talked about them. I always wanted to travel and go to France, but I don't know, I never thought about serving a mission, I didn't really want to. Then, while in Hawaii just a few short months before my 21st birthday it was on my mind a lot. What ABOUT serving a mission? Do I want to? Should I? Could I? Do I want to? Needless to say, a whole lot of praying ensued... but the feeling I kept…