Monday, March 2, 2015

Two Things I am Grateful For:

1) Payday!  Those are the days I work for.  
2) Curtis!  He just makes me laugh sometimes.  He brought me to work this morning and told me he wasn't going to miss me when he leaves on his mission.  Silly boy!  We will see about that.

Goals for the Day:

From the Camera:

3 years ago yesterday we picked Kyle up from the airport after his mission.  Oh how the time flies by.  Now almost to the day we are dropping off our youngest son to start his mission.  Love that!

From the Heart:

In keeping with our theme, acts of kindness, here is another idea.....

This is a great way to let a loved one know they are special to you: adopt a start in their name! There are numerous organizations that provide this service, but a couple of them are non-profits and the fee you pay to adopt the star will actually go to supporting scientific research on the stars you adopt.


If you go through a non-profit, you get twice the satisfaction! You are surprising your loved one with an adopted star in their name, as well as supporting scientific research. This is a unique and thoughtful gift.

Step It Up:

If you are an adult, think about adopting a couple of stars located close together in honor of your family.

If you are a student, get your classmates together and adopt a star for your science teacher! Perhaps do a fundraiser at school to buy a new telescope so you can see the star you adopted.

Keep It Simple:

Adopting a star takes very little time. You can even do it on the internet in just a couple of minutes. Research which organization you like best and adopt a star!

From the Kitchen:

Cheddar Baked Chicken


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 pouch Shake n Bake Extra Crispy
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Pour your melted butter to coat the baking dish.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the  egg and milk.
  4. In a third bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and cereal.
  5. Keep your bowls in that order and work down the line.  First, dredge your chicken in the flour mixture, dip in the eggs, then press it in the bread crumb mixture to coat.  Really push the chicken down in the bread crumbs.  Transfer to your baking dish.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until coating is golden brown and chicken is done.  (35 minutes was just a tidge too long in my oven, so keep an eye on it)

From the Spirit:

"Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely.  Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly.  Though we may feel lost and without a compass, God's love encompasses us completely...He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken."
--Dieter F. Uchtdorf

From the Schmidt's:

Last night was fun! We played Ticket to Ride.  A new Board Game Kevin got and has been anxiously waiting to be able to play.  Kevin got the game as a gift and couldn't play it since he was sick.  Last night he felt good enough to sit up in a chair to play.  It was fabulous!  The game will certainly be played over and over again.  Kevin even wants to invite some friends over to play games.  Yes!!!  This is a good thing.

Lye steeds evening I made Curtis go get his flu shot.  He has to have it for his mission.  He wasn't too excited about the shot, but he did it.  Now we can cross that off our "to do" list.

We still have a lot of things to get.  Luggage, dress pants to wear every day, socks, umbrella, pajamas, shower shoes, winter coat, winter boots, towels, P-day clothing, tennis shoes, and these are just the highlights.  So much to do!!!  

I started to make a list of things Curtis will need.  Holy Cow!  We need to get going!  I'm sure I'm missing something.  Curtis has the actual list at home.  Time to shop.  I just wish it was for me.  Ha Ha!  It's all good.  

Well gotta go!  Take care and we will talk soon.

Quote of the Day:

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