Tuesday, August 28, 2012


     So, this year my youngest son Bryce, started 9th grade.  In California he would be starting High School but here in Utah he is still in middle school.  However, he is still a freshman.  And this year he is taking his first language class.  All of my boys have taken spanish in high school now and of course My Man knows spanish from his mission in Argentina.  I have always said that one day I am going to learn the language too especially since it is part of my heritage being half Mexican and all:) 

    So, yesterday I did it!  I signed myself up for a beginning Spanish class.  I took a class in high school but then dropped out of it.  So, this is finally my chance!  I am excited.  Mike is excited , my kids are excited.  A friend of mine suggested that we assign one room in our house for speaking spanish only.  I think that is a great idea.  So, we'll see how it goes.  The class starts on September 20th. So, wish me luck! I'm nervous:)

"Still learning new things"!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fresh Salsa

     The other day at work Gina brought in a bunch of homegrown tomatoes from her garden and so I took them home because I am the kind of person who can not say NO to homegrown tomatoes. However, I knew that I could not eat them all before they went bad. So, I decided to make this yummy fresh salsa!

5 Fresh Garden Tomatoes
1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped
1/2 white or yellow onion chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 limes - juice o nly
salt and pepper to taste

So, that is it!  Man oh Man there is nothing like some Fresh Salsa!!

"Still making fresh salsa"!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Falling to Heaven

I strongly recommend this fantastic book!  Falling to Heaven, The surprising path to Happiness. It was given to me by a friend for my birthday.  I had read one other book by this author who is James L. Ferrell.  The book is called The Peacegiver.  The Peacegiver gives you quite the insight into a deeper committment and perspective on marriage, pure love and service to one another.  It is fantastic!  You might have heard of it or read it yourself.  It is another fantastic book!  That was about 3 or 4 years ago.  After reading it I atteneded a Time out for Women Conference in Sacramento James Ferrell was one of the speakers there.  He spoke about how "Up is Down and Down is Up if Down is before the Lord".  I found this concept very intriguing.  I wondered if he had written another book regarding this concept and looked and looked but never found one.  Then this year one of my best friends gives me this book and so I started reading it and after the first few pages I had to look at who the author was before I realized this was exactly the book I had hoped he would write.  The friend who gave it to me had not read it and so I told her about it and she went out and bought herself a copy too and we read it at the same time.

I love this kind of stuff! These are the kind of books I feel are worth reading.  I am not a big reader especially where novels and fiction are involved.  I just cant get into them. . But!  This kind of book is right up my alley.  A good book that I can learn from. A book that makes you take a deeper look at what is true, what is real and what is important in life.  A book that helps you explore where your priorities lie.  The greatest concept that I gleamed from reading this book is this,  until we learn to humble ourselves in all aspects of our lives, we will never really know the Lord or feel deserving of his grace.  We are all so very blessed through the atonement and we are all equally deserving in his eyes!  Falling to Heaven is the only way to real happiness. Read it!  It is fantastic! 

"Still reading good books"!