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Maxy Waxy
Mark has been doing some experimental photography - here is a lovely photo of Maxine... she's completely blind... she probably use to see the world like this:


Here I am about 34 weeks pregnant... I feel really big already... and I still have several weeks to go... today I'm 35 weeks pregnant... oh yeah... the count down is on.


A Diner's Breakfast
One morning I felt like frying up an egg - here happens to be one of the most perfect breakfasts according to me... remember... I do like diner food!








What I did was fry the onions first in some margarine, then when they are good and golden brown I add the whisked egg - it fries up with some Cheddar cheese. I serve it with toast, chocolate milk and OJ. Delicious and very satisfying!
What a hottie!

Almond Orange Coconut Cupcakes


Got this recipe via vegweb.com - link really yummy and we went ahead and used the idea from Isa's book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World by scooping out the middle of the cake, putting in frosting and strawberry preserves, topping them with a bit more "glue" frosting and a fresh strawberry on top. Nice presentation when sprinkled with sprinkles and they were very delicious. The frosting I made up myself. I wanted something that would compliment the cakes so I whipped together 4 Tbsp Halvarine* and 2 Tbsp margarine. Then I beat in about 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I then beat in 1 tsp orange extract, 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1/2 tsp coconut extract. Then I beat in another 1/2 cup powdered sugar till smooth. It's a very rich flavor and went awesome with the cupcakes. *In a lot of recipes from Vegan Cupcakes... the frosting recipes call for vegan margarine or vegan shortening... I always use Halvarine in place of the shortening.
Sassy Kailea

Lately, she likes having her photo taken - and she will do all kinds of poses - I liked this one a lot. It shows a different side of her - the side I see a lot. She's wearing the dress that my Mom sent her from the U.S. I love the little girls dresses from the U.S. They are so different from the European dresses - so much cuter in a way :)
Creativity!


Last week I prepared a VT message using the talk from Sister Beck about what is the purpose of RS? It was a good talk and reminded me that even though we are doing a good job we need to step it up a notch. I enjoyed reading it... then my VT partner also prepared a lesson but she used the talk from President Uchtdorf titled: Happiness - Our Heritage. And that one I enjoyed more. He is such a wonderful speaker. But the part that I was really struck with was the section on Creation. How we as women are co-creators with the Father. This really applies to men, too. The part I liked was how he talked about creating something out of nothing. Creating a smile on a friend's face for example. I do, however, like to create something out of something!



Lately, I have been working on many crafts and baked goodies - as you can see from recent posts. And I love doing this - I feel a special kind of energy when I'm creating something. My most recent project is a Christmas Stocking th…
Another reason that going Vegan isn't for me:




Kailea

Smileah
The Best Lunch Ever vs The Worst Lunch Ever


For me the best lunch ever is your typical diner meal: grilled cheese and tomato soup. I tried the vegan thing for a while - but the vegan cheese, seriously, in my opinion, SUCKS. One of my most favorite things is a grilled cheese sandwich but this Tofutti vegan cheese just does not compare with regular dairy Cheddar cheese.

The vegan cheese doesn't even really melt. It's just like plastic.

The thing I like to pair with my grilled cheese is tomato soup, celery sticks and an apple.

And of course, the best thing to have with the Best Lunch ever is good company.


Good company: Kailea eating her sandwich and fruit

The Best Lunch Ever: grilled Cheddar cheese, tomato soup, celery, apple

The Worst Lunch Ever (which is actually an attempt at the Best Lunch: failed)
I've been a fan of Rush of Fools for some time now. They came out with their second album a few months ago and I haven't been able to pick up a copy yet. It sits on my wish list for Christmas or Birthday so I know I'll get it soon. So, in the meantime, I've been listening to their songs on Youtube - thank goodness for youtube. I've also heard clips of all their songs on iTunes... I really look forward to making a copy of their CD for the car once we download it from iTunes. Kailea has even been starting to sing along to some of their songs from the first album because we listen to it in the car almost all the time. I'm going to try and add a video from Youtube of their song Wonder of the World - also the title of their second album. It's a beautiful song - I'm hooked - I love it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27SG75Yh8ek


Anyways, i'm having trouble with this embed code thingy - it just won't copy the whole thing - really ticks me off... oh well..…