Sunday, May 15, 2011

{becoming domestic 101}

There's a time in every young woman's life where she begins to feel the need to improve upon the skills that will make her a more qualified homemaker. Well, maybe it's a sign that I'm maturing or maybe it's just that all my roommates are older and good at cooking, but either way recently I have felt the desire to become a more accomplished cook :) I started small, like quesedillas and pancakes small, but I'm slowly making progress. I love finding new foods that taste good and are healthy. When my sister Laura came out to Utah, she would feed Brynlee wheat tortillas as a snack. I thought it was weird, but the other day when I was grocery shopping I decided to get a package to try them. I am telling you, it has changed my life! I LOVE them.

Today, I decided to make a wrap using a wheat tortilla, sliced ham, provolone cheese, tomatoes, and a little ranch dressing. It was such a refreshing meal on a hot day! It would've been even better with some avocado and red pepper. Maybe next time! 

This is next on my list of recipes to try :)

Mediterranean Chopped Salad With Shrimp

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Wow! A lot has happened since the last blog post. After a stressful week of finals, late nights, and cleaning checks, Jordan and I flew to California to meet up with the rest of my family. We were running on about two and a half hours of sleep, but were excited to have a few days to relax and spend time with the family. The trip was GREAT! We spent some great time at the beach and did a lot of other fun things together. My favorite part about the trip was being able to spend time with my sister Laura and her family. She is such an amazing example to me! I love the way she honors her role as a mother and finds so much joy in it. Brynlee talks so much now and can have conversations with people. It is so cute! I was so glad I was able to see her.
This week has FLOWN by! I am now working eight hours a day and trying to adjust to a new apartment with five new roommates. It's been a very hectic transition, but I enjoy change so it hasn't been too bad. My roommates are so sweet and I know I'll learn so much from them. I'm excited that I decided to go out on my own because it is forcing me to go out of my way to meet people in the ward. Today was my first day going to church with my new ward and I loved every minute of it. The testimonies that were shared were so sincere and powerful. 
As a side note: I can already check a few things off my warm weather to do list. I played catch with my brothers the night before Jordan left to Missouri. I love them and I love to throw a football/baseball so I was in heaven! I played tennis with a friend yesterday, which also made me extremely happy. I just can't wait for all of the fun things I have to look forward to this summer!

I read this quote this week and LOVED it:

"I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves. The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others."
     - Pres. Hinckley