Friday, April 01, 2011

Day 23 — A video: Good Things to Come

I LOVE the Mormon Messages and this has always been one of my very favorites because I can relate so well.

Day 22 — A favorite joke

Why can't a ghost have a baby?

Because he has a Hallo-weenie!!  

Hee, hee, hee... This was one of my mom's jokes that just shows her silly sense of humor like my Grandpa had.  (FYI- do NOT google image search halloweenie:/  )

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 21 — A favorite recipe

    Since I started my Biggest Loser Challenge this week I thought I'd share my most favorite recipe I tried this week (there were really so many good ones to choose from).  Since I'm a pizza and mushroom lover this one just clicked for me and taking a bite was like a walk in heaven- SO good:)  This will definitely be a much used recipe for me!

Recipe: Portobello "pizzas"

Most prefer to eat this “pizza” with a knife and fork!
  • 4 whole Portobello mushroom caps (about 5” each), stemmed removed
  • 1/2 cup low fat marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup lean turkey Italian sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons shredded fat free or low fat mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wipe the mushrooms clean Place them on a baking sheet, gill side up.
Spoon sauce over each cap, then sprinkle on sausage and cheeses. Place in the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve immediately.
Mushroom factoid: One portabella mushroom has as much potassium as a banana.
Nutrient analysis (per pizza): 97 calories, 10 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat, 1 g fat (saturated), 22 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 305 mg sodium

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 20 — A hobby of mine

I don't really know if you could consider this a hobby, but I LOVE to read!  I just wish I had more time to do it.

Day 19 — My future wedding

I've already had my wedding and it was perfect!

Day 18 — Dream house

Hogwarts Castle complete with house elves to do the cleaning and cooking.  That's not too much to ask for is it?

Day 17 — My worst habit


Day 16 — A favorite food

CHEESE!  By itself or added to pretty much anything.  I love cheese!  Guess it's a good thing I live in the cheese state huh!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Kenai Gettin' His Bounce On

We love Wii!

For my birthday I got a wii.  I have been wanting one forever and I finally got it!  It's been a huge hit with the whole fam.  We love bowling and Mariokart the most.  Baily's so good at bowling- it's awesome.  We love playing with my bro and his wife online while skyping.  It's AWESOME!

Kenai Discovered His Toes

My Wee Ones

We make cute kids.  Just sayin'.  Anywho, these are my 3 babes at around the same age.  I'm thinking that Kenai is going to look much more like his sister than his brother.  I can't believe how much Baily's baby pics look like Kenai.  And I forgot how big Joaquin was!  They all have their differences though.  Kenai is my whitest, least hairy one and he has dimples.  Baily's my tiniest one with lots of hair.  And Joaquin was my chunky, chunky boy with lots of hair that stood straight up.  Oh how I love, love, love these babies of mine:)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 15 — My celebrity crush

I shamelessly admit there are many.  But here are my top 5:)  (And yes my hubby is perfectly aware of them;)

Larry Fitzgerald from the AZ Cardinals

Josh Groban (we have the same birthday so we're soul mates:)

Channing Tatum

Dwayne Johnson- The Rock

Taye Diggs

Day 14 — Some place i want to go

My first stop would be to Utah to visit my mom whom I miss more than words can tell!

Next up would be AZ to visit my wonderful family there whom I miss more than words can tell.  

And then my dream vacation would consist of some of these places- New Zealand, Scottland, Machu Picchu, Venice and Sitka Alaska.  I  think I may just be a mountain girl!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 13 — A talent of mine

I've been struggling a lot lately to discover what my talents are and here is what I came up with.  I have compassion and love and forgive easily, I am a pretty good cook, I rock at board games, I used to be pretty good on alto sax, I used to be pretty good at public speaking, I used to be pretty good at the flute and I'm very competitive and used to be good at most athletics.  Looks like I have a lot of sharpening up to do on my talents:/

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Absolutely, Madly, Head Over Heels...

In LOVE with this sweet baby boy!!

Day 12 — Something I bought recently

My red Sienna handbag (technically it was a Valentine's gift from my hubby but I picked it out) and my ipod boom box bought with my birthday money from my Abuelita.  I LOVE both these items:)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Day 10 — A photo of me taken over ten years ago

This is when I was 2 and is the only pic of me from over 10 years ago that I can find.  Wasn't I so cute?

Monday, March 07, 2011

Day 09 — Pet peeves

Kind of oxymoron-ish (yeah, I just said that), huh?!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Day 08 — Something I crave

My Mom!  I miss her so much and cannot wait until my best friend is out and home again!!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Day 07 — A piece of art

Starry Nighy by: Vincent van Gogh
I've always loved this painting- it's magical and dreamy!

Caterpillar by: Baily Bug
My sweet little daughter loves doing any kind of artwork and this was one of her earlier pieces that I just adore!

I wish I had some pictures of my Grandma Holwick's art.  I was named after her and her artwork is simply gorgeous!  I have always loved her art!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Day 06 — A fun fact about me

I am half Tlingit Indian which is an Alaskan Indian Tribe based off of Sitka Alaska.  I am of the Frog Clan which means I get along with all sorts of people- land and water creatures.  I always loved frogs growing up (I even had a pet frog named Toni!) and was so excited to learn that I was of the Frog Clan.  I have an ancestor who has a totem pole he made in the Smithsonian.  I have never been to Alaska and am ashamed to say I don't know a whole lot about my tribe and my people's history but I will go there someday and plan on learning more about this great heritage.  My dad has always taught me to be proud of my Native heritage and I truly am so proud of it!  (I even beat up a kid in daycare for making fun of Indians and my dad was so proud!)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Day 05 — A favorite quote

"No other success can compensate for failure in the home."
David O. McKay

"Come what may and love it."
David B. Wirthlin

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 04 — A favorite book

Top 5 non-religious or non-scripture books that I adore!

The Help

Harry Potter Series

To Kill a Mockingbird

Hunger Games Series

 Twilight Series

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 03 — 20 favorite things.

I'm going to keep this to strictly material things/possesions- not people or food.

1.  my ipod
2.  my wii
3.  my computer
4.  my webcam and skype
5.  my Franklin Covey Day planner
6.  my Schick Intuition razor
7.  Kenai's baby swing
8.  my new watch
9.  Netflix
10.  my booklight
11.  my scriptures
12.  my red digital camera
13.  my chopping knives
14.  my Josh Groban cd's
15.  washer and dryer
16.  my wedding ring
17.  my silver hoop earrings
18.  my fuzzy sock collection
19.  my library card
20.  my GPS- his name's Simon and he has a sexy Scottish voice:)

Day 02 — A favorite movie

Again... how could I possibly limit it to one movie- there are so many great ones.  So I will stick with the top 5 here too.

Return To Me

Remember The Titans

Fried Green Tomatoes

The Money Pit 

Last of the Mohicans

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 1- A Favorite Song

Ok.  First thing you'll probably learn about me is that I can't choose just one favorite of anything really.  I love lots of things.  And that's certainly the case when it comes to music.  But instead of listing the hundreds of songs I adore I'll keep it to 5.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives by Linda Rowberry
*see video below
This was from the EFY cd the year I went to EFY and words can't express the emotion this song rouses in me.  It has increased my testimony, held me up in unbearable times.  I love this song.  I love my Savior and I KNOW He lives!

Caribbean Blue by Enya
I just think this song is so beautiful and whenever I'm stressed I like to listen to this song and just melt away into a stress-free beautiful world.

Weeping by Josh Groban
Not only do I LOVE my Josh, not only are our birthdays on the same day (we're soul mates you see), but his music really moves me.  I could pick any of his songs to be my favorite but this one is just so moving to me.  I even got to see him sing it live in concert and it was a moment I'll never forget!!

Nightingale by Yanni
I admit- I am in love with Yanni.  I have been since I was a kid and I've gone to a couple of his concerts- life changing!  This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard!!

He Lives In You from the Lion King Broadway Musical

I really do like more music than just sentimental ones but these are the ones that just reach my soul.  Ok... now that everyone knows what a dork I am I think I'll go be productive or something.