Sunday, March 1, 2015


Two Things I am Grateful For:

1) The weather!  I absolutely love it when it rains and cools everything off.  I checked one of the local weather websites last night and you should see some of the cool photos they have captured of the clouds and sun shining through.  It's awesome!  I couldn't find the actual photo today when I went back to the site, but it looked something like this.....
Pretty cool, right????  Love it!  

2) My family.  I love them more and more each day. 

Goals for the Day:

1) Call Walgreens to get the price of flu shots.  Curtis needs one before he leaves.

2) Call my doctor.   No I still haven't called.

3) Laundry, Laundry, Laundry.  

From the Camera:

Another cool photo of the Salt Lake Temple.  
I love the sunlight shining around the angel Moroni statue at the top of the temple.

From the Heart:

In keeping with our theme, acts of kindness, here is another idea.....
Whether you're at school, at home or at play, using good manners will make people enjoy being around you! And what better way to display good manners than arriving on time wherever you are meant to be?
When you arrive on time to class, you are respecting your teacher and your fellow students. You are respecting your friends when you show up to dinner or a study group on time. You are respecting your teammates and your coach when you arrive to games and practice on time. Being punctual is one of the best habits you can have.


By arriving on time to an event, to work, to school, to a friend's house, to practice, or to meet someone for coffee or dinner, you are showing the others that you are meeting with that their time matters to you, that they matter to you. You know they are busy so you aren't going to make them wait needlessly for you to arrive. You aren't going to waste their time. Showing up on time is a sign of respect. It is also a sign that you are trustworthy. You arrive when you say you will be there; you are keeping your word.

Step It Up:

Time management can be difficult. We all struggle to balance life! Calendars, schedules and to-do lists can help. Make an effort to write down appointments and keep a calendar. Be sure to look at that calendar each night and review the day ahead. Plan out the best way to get to school, work, or practice on time. Share your calendar with your family and friends so they know when they can expect you to be free, or when you are trying to do too much (which often leads to being perpetually late!). Get organized.

Keep It Simple:

Sometimes things come up that you can't avoid and they make you late: the weather turns ugly; an accident on the road; the babysitter is late; or your child gets sick at school. These things happen all the time! Don't beat yourself up, but do have the courtesy to call ahead to the person you are meeting and let them know you are going to be late. Be aware that this takes some planning too, though: be sure to keep the contact information for your friends and family somewhere easy to find so you can call them if your plans change.
From the Kitchen:

Lucky You Mint Pie

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time : None!
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 400

  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • prepared 9-inch (6 oz.) chocolate crumb crust
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • to 4 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • Additional NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, fresh mint sprigs (optional)
  • Instructions:
  • MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Stir in butter; pour into crust. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until cool to the touch.

    MEANWHILE, BEAT remaining evaporated milk, pudding mix, water, peppermint extract and 3 drops food coloring in medium bowl until combined. Gently stir in 2 cups whipped topping and additional drop of food coloring, if desired. Spoon over chocolate layer.

    REFRIGERATE for 2 hours or until set. Sprinkle with additional morsels. Spoon remaining whipped topping in center of pie. Garnish with fresh mint.
  • From the Spirit:
  • WHY?
Among the most frequently asked questions of Church leaders are, Why does a just God allow bad things to happen, especially to good people? Why are those who are righteous and in the Lord's service not immune from such tragedies?

While we do not know all the answers, we do know important principles that allow us to face tragedies with faith and confidence that there is a bright future planned for each of us. Some of the most important principles are:

First, we have a Father in Heaven, who knows and loves us personally and understands our suffering perfectly.

Second, His Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and Redeemer, whose Atonement not only provides for salvation and exaltation but also will compensate for all the unfairness of life.

Third, the Father's plan of happiness for His children includes not only a premortal and mortal life but also an eternal life as well, including a great and glorious reunion with those we have lost. All wrongs will be righted, and we will see with perfect clarity and faultless perspective and understanding. 

– Quentin L. Cook, “The Songs They Could Not Sing,” Ensign (CR) October 2011

From the Schmidt's:

Last night Kevin yelled out to Lexi that her school was having a "Campus Beautification" Day today.  Meaning:  Time for cleaning around the house since she is doing online school.  Love it!  Go Kevin!

Kevin missed his appointment with our doctor last week...which isn't good.  He had an appointment with Social Security and that wore him out.  So, time to reschedule.  The doctor said just come in without an appointment, but we don't want to do that unless we absolutely have to.  We have been with this doctor's office for about 13 years now. They have been really good to us and we know how hard they all work. 

Looks like we will be doing more shopping for Curtis tonight.  Maybe online since it's raining.  It all depends on what happens when I get home.  We might just get his flu shot and do some online stuff tonight and then hit it hard tomorrow.  So much to do.  More on that tomorrow. 

We won't see Danielle again until tomorrow.  With the rain there isn't much she can do with the dog until it stops.  So she will be over tomorrow.  

Other than our "Campus Beautification" we aren't up to much more today.  Work for me.  School for Lexi.  Doctors for Kevin and Curtis.....and that's it for us.  Fun fun!
We will try to liven up things a bit tomorrow.  Ha Ha!
Oh, I cannot wait to hear the decision on the Jodi Arias case.  Will she get life or the death penalty?  I sure would want to be on that jury.  Having to decide what happens to another life. That's not something I would ever want to be responsible for.  Not this girl!  Talk about stressful!  Wow!

Have a great day!
Take care and we will talk to you soon.  

Quote of the Day:
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