Saturday, December 26, 2009

Testimonies of Christ

Here is the video from Christmas Eve.

Do You Hear What I Hear?

"Cuz I hear lots of toys and music and movies at my house. And what I see looks like a bomb went off full of wrapping paper and instruction pamphlets. We had a wonderful Christmas with Christmas Eve spent at Aunt and Uncle's with the whole clan and Boston and I played our first duet together of Jingle Bells. We only practiced a few times and he really has had only one official piano lesson. I was so proud! He is a natural! We listened to this recording of various prophets and apostles testifying of Christ and it was so wonderful I cried. My mom and brother came. Brock opened his first Christmas present and really got into it tearing the paper and made funny faces. The elves came and brought us Disney jammies since we are going to Disneyworld in a few weeks. Boston slept in on Christmas until 7:30 so not too bad. We had family over for breakfast, during the afternoon and we went to grandpas with everyone for dinner. Boston said the prayer on dinner and he started out so sweet saying "Thank you that we could all get together and have a Christmas dinner at Grandpa's" and then later he ended with "Bless that the toys will be cool" so funny! And when he opened his gifts he was not dissapointed:) Boston was thrilled with his gifts including a new bike from Grandma. I have much to be thankful for especially the birth, life, death and Resurrection of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Aaron got me exactly what I wanted, a Ninja Master Prep. If you haven't seen the infomerical you gotta check it out. I used it Christmas morning to make smoothies, today to make guacamole and to crush gingersnaps for my ham coating tonight. I don't want to take Christmas decor down, it is so depressing afterward, the house looks so bare to me and less warm. Oh well, on to a new year! I also love January to examine my life. Determine where I am and what I need to do to be the kind of person I want to be. Merry Christmas!!!! Boston and Jane after seeing the lights at Thanksgiving Point and seeing the reindeer. Boston and Jane again. Brock in his Christmas outfit:)
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Give a Hoot for the Holidays

Um Hello! I HAVE to have these! Not only are they stinkin' a-dor-a-ble, but, ya know, the whole "havin' a hoot at the Harris household" thing? I have taken a liking to owls lately, owl art, owl jewelry, and now...CUTE OWL FELT ORNAMENTS! Here is the tutorial to make them.

Must Be Santa...Must Be Santa...Must Be Santa, Santa Claus!

Boston had his preschool program today and here is a little excerpt. He did so great, considering he didn't even want to go to school today and sometimes gets very shy. It kills me because I was shy as a kid and hated it and so I have tried to raise Boston not to be shy, but apparently you can't fight genetics. Plus he kept yawning, probably because he wakes up so dang early! Oh well, he did super, and sang super loud, and looked super cute!!! Yay! (Also, pay no mind to my horrible recording job, I apparently can't hold my camera steady AT ALL)

His Reindeer ears kept falling down:)

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Press PLAY and enjoy!

Notice how all the kids' noses are painted red except Boston and one other girls. He said he didn't want to. That is odd since he always comes home with marker all over his face or body from school saying he was Rudolph that day, or got in a battle.This is Boston's buddy Tyler. At Thanksgiving time I was there early to pick the kids up and the teacher was asking them what they were grateful for and writing it down. She asked Tyler and he said "I am thankful for Boston" So sweet! He seems to just adore Boston from day one and they are good little buddies. By the way, when Bostons was asked what he was thankful for he siad, "My mom!...and the whole class" Melt my heart!

Recipe of the moment


On Saturday night we went to Macaroni Grill with some friends (Thanks for the 50% discount!) I always get the Chicken Scallopine and I absolutely LOVE it!! So here is the copy cat recipe: ( BTW it is SO not figure friendly!!)

SERVES 8 -10
Ingredients

* 4 ounces lemon juice
* 2 ounces white wine
* 4 ounces heavy cream
* 1 lb butter
* 6 (3-4 ounce) chicken breasts, pounded thin
* oil, for sauteing chicken
* butter, for sauteing chicken
* 1/2-3/4 cup flour, seasoned with
* salt and pepper, for dredging
* 6 ounces pancetta, cooked
* 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
* 12 ounces artichoke hearts, sliced
* 1 tablespoon capers
* 1 lb capellini, cooked
* chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

1.To make the sauce: Heat the lemon juice and white wine in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce by one-third.
3.Add cream and simmer until mixture thickens (3-4 minutes).
4. Slowly add butter until completely incorporated.
5. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Remove from heat and keep warm.
7. Cook pasta and drain.
8. Heat a small amount of oil and two tablespoons butter in a large skillet.
9. Dredge chicken in flour and saute in pan, turning once, until brown and cooked through.
10. Remove chicken from pan and add to pan remaining ingredients.
11. Heat until mushrooms soften and are cooked; add chicken back to pan.
12. Place cooked pasta on each plate.
13. Add half of butter sauce to chicken mixture and toss.
14. Taste and adjust, adding more sauce if needed.
15. Place chicken mixture over pasta.
16. Garnish with parsley.
17. Alternately, mix pasta and chicken mixture together.
18. Toss with butter sauce.

There goes my diet....but YUM-MO!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Make your own Paper Ornaments!

I am using this Heartland Paper tutorial and giving the big stars as part of my neighbor Holiday Gifts this year!

click here for the insturctions: http://heartlandpaper.typepad.com/heartland_paper/2009/12/ornaments-on-studio-5.html

Friday, December 4, 2009

December VT Message

The message is entitled, "Nurture Through Compassionate Service." One of the passages from Sister Barbara Thompson talks about doing our part to help build the kingdom of God... and the fact that we will have help in doing this. She then quotes Joseph Smith: "If you live up to your privileges, the angels cannot be restrained from being your associates." Use a magnet designed just for this particular gift. It has the quote from Joseph Smith on it, as well as a picture of an angel. And here is the exciting part...The angel pictured on the magnet was the first angel to decorate an LDS temple in our dispensation. It stood on top of the original Nauvoo temple. It is very vintage looking - and instead of being vertical (like most others) the angel is horizontal. In one of the angel's hand is an open book (presumably the Book of Mormon) and in the other hand he holds a trumpet - announcing to the world the gospel. See Revelations 14:6-7. You can purchase the magnet at Pioneer Party and Gift in Lehi, or just put a picture of an angel with the message or even make your own magnet!


New Moon Mania!

Yes, I am one of "those" people. You know the Twilight fans I used to mock relentlessly? Well, we dressed up and went to the expo center and the midnight showing of New Moon!! Thanks to my mother-in-law. Loved it! It didn't get good reviews I guess, but hello! If you read the books you will love the movie, and oh that wolf pack!! Yum! Is it bad that I am a 30+ year old married mom and I want to lick a 17 year olds chest? Did I just type that? Yes, I did.

Me and Stephanie in front of Bellas truck, notice our vampire fangs. She is a Volturi chick and I am Alice.

Mother-in-law and sis-in-law

And here we are in Italy in front of the Volturi castle or whatever.
I got home and to bed at 3:30 or so and woke up the next morning at 6:30 to go to Park City for my Mary Kay Fall Retreat. Totally worth it and fun!