Showing posts from January, 2013

Pretzel Time

I have a confession guys. When I first joined Pinterest I was rarely on the site. I was busy, didn't have time for more social networking, I never thought about it, etc.

Ever since I started my job I've becoming a Pinterest maniac. Our kids have computer lab every day. They have to work on SuccessMaker, a program designed to improve their reading and math scores on the ultimate indicator of whether one will be successful in life: standardized tests.

Because working with kids to make them successful by helping them with concepts they have not yet mastered is taboo, we are not allowed to help them while they work on said program. Therefore, we have a lot of time to sit in the lab, and be on Pinterest. I often start pinning things involving my current food craving.

All of this pinning led to me making pretzels today. They were delicious friends. Also, not hard to make.

I followed the recipe exactly. No substituting ingredients, no experimenting with ratios or trying to make them …

We Could Do More Than Just Dream

Happy Martin Luther King Junior Birthday Observance Day today guys. For the first time since 2008 I took part in a family tradition of heading up to Flagstaff and playing in the snow. We took the tiny people with us. They are ridiculously cute. It was good times. After the mission I am definitely going to have to move to Flagstaff. Coconino County here I come! Soon...

Anyway, in other news, here is a video for y'all to watch.

Just in case you didn't catch it, Stephen Christian wrote this song after listening to a radio show about the life of MLK, Jr.

Remember to always judge people by the content of their character. I think people always kind of forget that part of his dream. Content of character counts.

Merry Christmas, War is Over?

The title of this post is ridiculous, but I was at a loss for words.

It is 2013 everyone. Who else finds this a little surprising? No, not because of the whole Mayan calendar thing, that was silly. I just remember when it became the year 2000 and it didn't seem possible that we would move so far beyond that as to be in the teens! That was thirteen years ago! Where has the time gone?

I've already looked back at 2012. It was a full and wonderful year for me. I think 2013 will be even more so. After all, In a mere 50 days I'll be entering the Provo MTC. Six weeks later I'll be in Lyon, France, or somewhere else in southern France/ western Switzerland/Corsica. There I will stay for the rest of this year and most of next year. Crazy. My life is crazy. Crazy awesome.

The slight bummer about today, besides this persistent cold, is that my sister +Alicia Reynolds  and brother in law +adrian Maruri left this morning to head back to Provo. My sister is a teacher at a school in U…