25 May 2010

London I love thee...

Two days ago, I returned from London and Paris! Serious Jet Lag, but worth every bit! I feel enlightened by the amazing history and the great wealth of knowledge the past can tell us. There is so much to learn about all the kings and queens and people that lived there. We walked a lot. Mom and Dad came and they made the trip amazing! We ate some AMAZING food! Beef Wellington is now one of my favorite entrees, along with Cauliflower soup, Crab Bisque Omelet, Lavender Creme Brulee, Rich dark chocolate mousse, and a three course English Breakfast! Lets not forget the delicious macaroons from LaDuree in Paris (Check out their lovely website here)! What a treat! It was fit for a kind and queen! It truly was a beautiful time!

09 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley