Friday, April 17, 2015

It's Friday!!!!

Two Things I am Grateful For:

1) A good nights sleep! Love it!
2) Family time.  

Goals for the Day:

1) Get through the work day.
2) Go with Kyle to pick something up for Kevin
3) Get dinner ready for the family
4) Watch Scandal on Hulu after everything is done and I have a little time to enjoy it.

From the Camera:

This is a photo of a quilt top Danielle made for herself.  I loved hers so much I made her teach me.  I still need to complete my quilt yet, but this was a fun mother-daughter experience with Danielle.  

From the Heart:

In keeping with our theme, here is another idea....

Being a coach is often a thankless job. Coaches put in numerous hours behind the scenes that many athletes don't know about watching film, researching techniques, planning out practices, and creating plays. If you are an athlete, be sure to thank your coach for their commitment to you and your team every once and while.

If you really want to be kind, think of a way to surprise them. Get your team together and think of something your coach would really appreciate: a gift card to a local sporting goods store, or to their favorite restaurant or tickets to a local professional game.

Benefits:

Your coach puts a lot of effort towards making sure you and your teammates have everything they need before a competition. Often they counsel discourage athletes or encourage injured players not to give up. Everyone needs to know the work they do is appreciated. Let your coach know today!

Step It Up:

Get your team together and think of something your coach would really appreciate: a gift card to a local sporting goods store, or to their favorite restaurant or tickets to a local professional game. Host a dinner in your coach's honor. Nominate them for your local area's coaches hall of fame or coach of the year program. Bring your coach's favorite snack to practice. Make your coach a cake to say "thank you."

Keep It Simple:

Just say "Thanks, coach!" at the end of practice! Make it a priority to always thank them, even after a particularly difficult practice or game.


From the Kitchen:

Baked S'Mores


Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla 
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt (optional) 
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 5 full graham crackers)
1 tsp baking powder
2 or 3 super-sized (5 oz.) chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (or mini marshmallows if you must!) 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350. Grease bottom of  pan. 
In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. 

Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. Two 5 oz. Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly [for 8 by 8] side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer. [use 3 Hershey's for 12 by 8 pan]

Spread marshmallow fluff evenly over the chocolate layer.

Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the creme. This is most easily done by putting the second half of the dough in a gallon size freezer bag. Use your palms or rolling pin to flatten it out, and then use scissors to cut down both long sides of the bag, so it will open up book-style. Open it up carefully, and the dough will stick on one side of the bag. Then place the bag, dough side down, on the other three layers. From there peel the bag up and carefully spread the dough where it is uneven.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely or almost completely for the melty factor before cutting into bars. 

From the Spirit:

“I think [forgiveness] may be the greatest virtue on earth, and certainly the most needed. There is so much of meanness and abuse, of intolerance and hatred. There is so great a need for repentance and forgiveness. It is the great principle emphasized in all of scripture, both ancient and modern. Somehow forgiveness, with love and tolerance, accomplishes miracles that can happen in no other way.”
–Gordon B. Hinckley, “Forgiveness,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 81

From the Schmidt's:


From the Missionary:

Nothing today...more hopefully next week.  We are thrilled Curtis is loving every minute of his mission.  That's wonderful!

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