Step It Up:
Keep It Simple:
Pina Colada Fruit Dip
1 small package Coconut Cream instant pudding mix
3/4 cup Cool Whip
1 cup milk
1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
Blend the pudding mix, cool whip and milk with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Fold in the pineapple. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve with fresh fruit.
This is a term my sweet children use a lot and it hasn't been that long ago that they have said it to me about something, but, for the life of me, I cannot remember what it was about. I have definitely learned to "chill out" a whole lot more in recent months and it's so freeing. So many things are just not worth the effort of fretting over. I'm trying hard to save all my fretting for the "big things" that come along and the rest of the time, I'm just a "chillin'." ~chuckle~
2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?
Oh, this is easy! That was this Sunday night when Curtis came over to me and gave me a great big hug and held me tight for quite a while. Or just this morning when I was taking Lexi to school and she told me she loved me as she was getting out of the car. OR when Kyle asks me to go to the store with him after he has had a really tough day. He never says why, but I know he just needs to have a little one-on-one time with Mom. Kyle is the son that keeps his strongest feelings close and rarely shares them, but when he does....they are very deep. OR when Danielle comes over and shares all of her recent happenings with me like we are old friends, then when she gets ready to leave she gives me a big hug and tells me she loves me. Well, can I just tell you when one of my children do these things, totally unprompted, it definitely melts my heart. ~teary eyed~
3. "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton
Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience? Does it feel the same in hindsight?
Well, you may remember me mentioning concerns about how we would make it through these past few months before and after Kevin's last surgery. I thought we would end up out on the streets and Curtis would NEVER go on a mission. Oh, my, were we ever wrong! With answered prayers and blessings received through the hands of MANY in our ward and stake....even people I may not even be aware of. Silly me, I saw this whole ordeal as a major inconvenience boy was I ever wrong. Looking back I do think it was pretty adventurous and definitely made for a memorable experience. ~feeling very grateful~
4. A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?
I hate to say this, but I am fond of ALL of the above! Believe me, I am paying for all of them now as I strive to shed a few pounds.... But, if my arm was twisted I could eat a Wendy's Frosty. Root Beer is good too. It's the chocolate cupcake with just a little frosting that if I had to choose, could be left behind. Now chocolate frosting on a YELLOW cupcake and I'd be all over that. YUM!
5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.
With just almost a month under my belt I would have to say that things have gone more like a symphony. Last year was the circus. We are definitely like the symphony this year much better! Kevin is coming to the end of most of all of the doctor's appointments and surgeries, Curtis IS going on a mission, Lexi is working out her little issue all on her own better than her (dare I say it??) older brothers and sisters ever could have!!!, work is good too. I mean, if that's not a symphony I don't know what is. The Lord has been sooooooooo good to us and I am so undeserving!
6. Since it's a 'snow day' in parts of the country, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?
Oh, this is easy, "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" sung by Bing Crosby. That is one song that makes me think of big white flakes of snow every time I hear it.
7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?
Well, this has been home for almost 35 years and can I just tell you that some mighty precious friendships have been formed over that time. We've birthed our babies together, reared our children together, buried our loved ones together and shared more good times than the law allows. To say it would be hard to leave behind would be an understatement. ~it's home~