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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


We're still here, and we're still teaching the cutie pants 2 year old to potty in the toilet. It's going quite well, despite the fact that we've had at least 1 accident a day. (I won't give you the gory details.) It's amazing how time consuming it can be to make sure DD1 doesn't mess her pants. Today has been great though; no accidents, and we even made a trip to the library with panties on!

Last Sunday in church we sang the song that is really the purpose behind this blog. I thought I'd share the words. :)

Home can be a Heaven on earth when we are filled with love,
bringing happiness and joy, rich blessings from above.
Warmth and kindness, charity. Safety and security.
Making home a part of Heaven, where we want to be.

Drawing family near each week we'll keep love burning bright.
Serving Him with cheerful hearts, we'll grow in truth and light.
Parents teach and lead the way, children honor and obey
Reaching for our home in heaven, where we want to stay.

Praying daily in our home, we'll feel his love divine.
Searching scriptures faithfully, we'll nourish heart and mind.
Singing hymns of thanks, we'll say, "Father, help us find the way.
Leading to our home in heaven, where we long to stay."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another day

Potty Training is having its ups and downs. I am NOT ready to give up, though the toddler wanted to wear a diaper today. She's READY. I just need to be patient.

In the meantime, read THIS post from Untypically Jia. She has a great blog. I wish I had written this post!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

No time to blog

We (meaning me) are teaching the 2 year old to use the potty. Nuf said.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Healthier Homemade Chicken Nugget

One thing I don't enjoy about a lot of quick meal plans is the use of frozen, processed foods. Not that those foods are tasty, but they are expensive (and I'm not a couponer) and exceedingly unhealthy! Unfortunately, the toddler LOVES chicken Nuggets. I bought some on sale once, and she ate them everyday for lunch for an entire week. Right then I decided that frozen processed foods are not going to be a regular occurence on my menu, so I came up with an alternative I'd love to share:

Homemade, extremely yummy, and much more healthy Chicken Nuggets. You need about 20 minutes, depending on how big a batch you want to make. You can make a ton and freeze, or keep in your fridge, or just make enough for lunch/dinner. The recipe would make enough for 4 people at least!

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed into 1-2 inch pieces.
1 cup (ish) Italian bread crumbs (You can use regular, but I like the seasonings.)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
1/3 cup Olive oil (or canola, still pretty healthy.


Mix bread crumbs and Parm cheese in a tupperware container (with lid. Sometimes I soak my chicken pieces in milk before adding it to the mixture, but you don't have to. Add the chicken and shake shake shake.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet. You want it to be about 1/8 inch covering the bottom of the pan. Make sure the oil is hot before adding the chicken, or the chicken will soak up too much oil. I use a little lower than medium-high temperature. If it's too hot, the outsides of the chicken will burn and the inside will be raw.

Once the oil is hot, drop your chicken in one piece at a time. Cook 1-2, minutes, turn and cook 2 more minutes. Really, you want each side to be golden brown.

Remove chicken from pan and place on paper-towel lined plate (to absorb extra oil).

You may have to fry the chicken in separate batches, depending on how big your skillet is.

I think these taste great with no sauce, or even on a salad! YUM! DD dips hers in ranch!


I know I know, it's a cheesy title. But THIS article from the March Ensign had me wanting to do something to improve my attitude for gratitude. So, I invite you to join me in Gratitude today. You can leave the link to you blog post, I'd love to see what you are grateful for in your life. (Feel free to copy my outline, or come up with your own!)

1. Today I am thankful that I have two arms to carry my little ones.
2. This week I noticed the Lord's hand in my life when despite my fatigue, I was able to joyfully care for my children without being grumpy with them!
3. Three specific blessings I am grateful for are The Atonement of Jesus Christ, my children, and the Temple.

Leave your blog address as a comment and I'll be sure to check you out! :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

My new favorite blog.

Ok, I'll admit it. I LOVE to cook. Making good food for the people I love, or even just for myself, is a delightful experience. So imagine my joy at finding THIS blog. I mean, how awesome is this? In fact, she is my hero. I had tried doing this before, categorizing meals, writing lists and prices and recipes. But I haven't. I'm almost glad I didn't because Let Me Plan Dinner is AMAZING! Check it out!