The girl who writes this married one of my good friends and well the more I learn about her the more I think. She is just so perfect for him! One reason is she is so cleaver and funny which is proven when you read this blog.
Anyway, I am interested to know how this scheme she has planned works! Go check it out for your self.
So we are officially moving to Parma for at least a month until we hear about Daniel's job offers. A guy from one place called yesterday to say the job offers would not get here until sometime in the beginning of January.
We aren't too upset about this since it will be nice to have the baby with so many family members near. (In fact, I am way excited!) It;'s also nice to have some extra time in Parma. It seems like every time we go we are always busy and never have time to see everyone we would like since both of our families are there.
Now we just have to make it through the next two extremely crazy, busy weeks. Fun, Fun!
For those who don't know, Daniel has been interviewing and looking for jobs. He graduates in December. He has made it through all the rounds of interviews at two companies so now we are waiting to hear from them. We should know in a couple weeks what offers he will get.
We are excited to see what our future holds. It is a little stressful though just waiting, especially since we will be close to having our baby about the same time that we could be moving. I will also need to train a new manager here at work so I am trying to write up a training plan. Also, if he gets both offers we will have to decide which job would be best for our family.
I have found that I have been getting way more stressed than Daniel over this. I blame this partly on my pregnancy. Daniel says we can't really worry until we know what is going to happen. So I guess I need to practice FAITH yet again. It seems you can never have enough faith.
I went down to Hill Air Force on Friday for some job interviews. They showed us a few of the projects that they were working on. They had the sweetest flight simulator ever. I was the only one in our group that got to do it. The room it was in was rounded (the picture I founded online has a room that is more square) with projectors displaying the what the pilot would be seeing out of the cockpit. It felt really real. I did barrel rolls, steep banks, and a few loops. It was really neat.
So those who know me well know that i am into coupon shopping these days. I love it! So anyway I got a load of Pillsbury grand biscuits the other day fro a great price and got the idea from a lady in my ward to make mini pizzas.
Well the great thing is that I made 8 pizzas for about a $1 since I also got the sauce, cheese and meat for great prices (using coupons)! Another great thing, you can freeze them! So I made about 16 of them and then froze half of them. All I have to do now to feed Henrik is pull one out and throw it in the microwave for 1 min, it's great! Plus I actually like the flaky crust from the biscuit dough and they take very little time to make.
After reading and listening to lots of media sources today I am distressed. There is so much evil in the world today. I can not help but think of the voices from the past that are just crying out for us to do something and to stand up for truth and righteousness.
I do not care what religion, what political party, or what race you are truth is truth. Please I beg all of you - including myself- to not let your standard fall, do not let other make choices for you. Stand up for truth!
So, these are 6 of the 7 Apple Pie fillings I recently canned. Yes I know they are beautiful. Well at least I think so. You see these are the first jars I have canned in my life (unless you count watching my grandma and mom so it when I was young). This was a perfect time for me to do them too because I have been on a Betty Crocker roll, which means I have actually cooked meals for my family several nights in a row and even made freezer meals for those nights I don't want to cook. Needless to say, I have been feeling pretty good about myself lately.............................. well until tonight.
The picture below is a meal I attempted today. I kind of of ruined the chicken if you didn't notice. It was very tough, dry and well. the sauce was burnt to a crisp. This is why I should only cook things in my crockpot. So the questions is ... am I really turning into Betty Crocker or is this a sign that I should just stick to George Foremans, Crockpots and microwaves????
I am just thinking about this today and thought I would share this proclamation with everyone who reads our blog. It was introduced in 1995 at a General Relief Society meeting (the meeting for all the women in the church) by the former Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley (he passed away this last year).
The Family: A Proclamation to the World
We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children.
All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.
In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.
The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God's eternal plan.
Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. "Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Psalms 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.
The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.
We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
This is an ode to my father Jesse Deloy Jorgensen. Today is his birthday and I thought I would post this lovely picture to show how much I love him. I believe this was at a dinner we had several months ago. He is obviously deeply concentrating on someone talking to him. This goes to prove how much he shows interest in others and is a good listener.
Anyway... I love him a lot and am grateful for his hard work and determination all through the years. He is a great example of faith and diligence through good and bad times.
*Henrik isn't actually going to college. He did, however, have his first of a toddler lab that he is attending at BYU-Idaho this semester. He got dressed up in a preppy sweater, met one his teachers, and rode a wooden horse.
So I am writing this post solely to brag on my husband. If you do not like people to brag perhaps you should not read this : )
So first of all my husband is great! He has done a billion dishes since i got pregnant and cooked many meals. Now that I am feel better I am trying to show the him the same favor. He also always works hard to earn money for our family. He is very good at saving our money and providing for our family. He loves to make a good joke and get people to laugh (his number one goal is to get me to laugh at a really cheesy joke that I refuse to laugh at). He is a great Daddy. Henrik loves when Daniel tickles and plays with him. Of course many of you already know these things about my husband so my objective today is to brag about something new........
He may be embarrassed but today i found out that he is the project manager for his senior project group. It will be a lot of work but it will be such a great growing experience. I am so proud of him and know he will do a great job!
So can I just say I love Visiting Teaching (V.T.)!
For those who don't know what V.T. is I will explain. In our church we are asked to visit 1 - 3 other ladies on our congregation each month. We do not just randomly choose who to visit, we are assigned names by the president over the Relief Society (the women's organization in the church). When we visit we usually share a spiritually uplifting message and talk about it. However being a visiting teacher doesn't mean you just go once a month, visit and you are done. No, it means so much more..... it means you watch out for those people and make sure they are taken care of if anything happens to them. I means you learn to love them, and become friends. I guess you could say it is all about having true charity for others.
I did not really understand why people would want this or need this until I got married and started to visit teach other women from all different types of situations. I have learned so much from each of them and from my V.T. partner (we are always assigned a partner too, so we do not have to do it alone).
Some may ask WHY do you love it so much? Well I would say
1. it reminds me of my mission a lot. 2. I get to know amazing people I might not get to know otherwise. 3. I really feel that things don't just happen, for example I feel I am assigned to those people for a reason (either I have something to offer them or I have something to learn from them). 4. I love to have a good girl chat. 5. I feel much better when I take the time to think about other people's situations and how I can help make their situation easier. For example if someone just had a baby I might go over and do dishes, bring them a meal, or see if they need some things from the store, maybe they need a nap and you could watch the baby for an hour. You get the idea. 6. I always grow to love the people I Visit Teach. I don't know it just always happens! 7. You don't have to be perfect. I am a normal person with many faults but I have learned I can still help others.
I think if the whole world had visiting teachers and these visiting teachers loved the people they visited the world would be a much better place cause no one would ever be alone and no one would go without, because true visiting teachers always lift one another and look out for one another because Charity Never Faileth!
This is one of the books I remember from my childhood. We never owned the book but I remember it being read in school and how cool it was. I remember the little holes that the caterpillar made when he ate things. Anyway - I love it so I ordered it FOR FREE (unless you count time invested) using the points I earned from taking surveys.
Anyway, I thought Henrik would like it and he does! he can't get enough of the book. I actually have to hide it some times.
I also ordered 2 CD's of artists I liked back in high school and college. I thought it would be fun to be able to share the music I liked them with my children. I figure for FREE I can't go wrong.
If any of you are interested in taking surveys to earn items just let me know and I can refer you.
Daniel and I have both really liked this company (Zoompanel) and have taken some pretty interesting surveys too! Daniel always collects points faster than me so he gets more stuff but it's all in the family so we are good! SO far he has ordered 2 leathermans tool sets things, and two books for me. he lieks to save up for things he really wants.
So since I have been pregnant and feeling not well I have really started reading and listening to books on CD. I have done this a lot in the past too, but I have had to have something lately to keep my brain from mushing up into a pile of mashed potatoes. Also, this is a way I can "read" while still taking care of other things like, HENRIK!
It may come as a surprise for some of you who know me but I LOVE fantasy fiction books like Harry Potter, Narnia, etc. I know I am a nerd, but it's okay cause I think it's fun to be nerdy sometimes : )
So here are some of the books I have really enjoyed, and would suggest to others:
A fun book. I think it was meant for a younger crowd than Fablehaven but it is well written and full of imagination. I liked it. I will be keeping this book around for my kids.
I LOVE these! If you like Harry Potter I think you would also like the Fablehaven series. The first one takes a bit to really get into the story because you are meeting the characters and such. I do think however that the series just gets better and better as you go abd is something you can read to your kids. It's not as "dark" as the Harry Potter series and has lots of fun characters. I can hardly wait for the next book to come out. These are for young adults and up. The story gets pretty complicated but is sooooooooooooooo good! The series just keeps getting better and better. I have bought the first two books for my library and will soon add the third. I can't wait for the next book!
I am also listening to the Inkheart series right now. I am not sure how much I like them yet. A lot of good ideas and such but I was not caught up in the story as much as some. It could the narrator though, since I am listening to it. Most of the other's I have listened to on CD, have all kinds of different voices for the characters and this one kinda does, but not so much. I might need to read the next book myself.
Oh I am also reading the Narnia series and really like that so far.
If any of you have any suggestions for books I can try out let me know. I love always having a book around to read. I like all kinda of books, not just fantasy fiction.