Monday, February 13, 2012


I seem to post the most when I have something to study for the next day. It's when I really get the most out of my procrastination. I have a lab practical tomorrow and instead of going over the calculations I've done 2 loads of laundry, caught up on emails, baked a new dessert (if it turns out I'll share the recipe), watched some shows, and spent too much time on the web (and I don't even have a Pinterest account yet, could you imagine?)

So here's some stuff we've been up to, hopefully you all like pictures.

 Arancini night. They're these meat/sauce/cheese filled deep fried rice balls that Jamey used to eat on his mission. They were pretty delicious. Here he's teaching everyone how to make them. Our house smelt like oil for 3 days but overall it was worth it. I love having a husband that can cook. 

 Superbowl. The helmet actually belongs to a 2ish-year-old. 

And this was yesterday. The beard/moustache is now so long that if Jamey combs it straight down he has no lips! I was laughing so hard. I wanted him to go to Church like that but no luck. He parted it. 

And just one more thing to share. Maybe two. I've been thinking a lot about lately, probably because I've been spending so much time reading everyone's profiles. I think it's fabulous and that's what everyone should do for their next Family Home Evening. I know it was created as a missionary tool, ya know, to show the world Mormons aren't really weirdos but everyday people. But the benefit for Church members is huge too I think! There's this idea (in and outside of the Church) that Mormons live cookie-cutter lives and we all dress, sound, talk alike, the women are crafty and the men are four-eyes. But when you start reading these bios it shows that we don't fit a stereotype, and more importantly we are not expected to! Just go read some. You'll feel great.

And along the reading lines, my sis-in-law shared this article with us. It's fantastic. I've read it a couple times. Read the article he's referring to first (he links to it) and then read his comments. It's about Mormonism too, fyi. I hope you really do go read it. 


Rachelle said...

I have been trying and trying to post a comment about your profile. I will never be able to write a profile now because yours was so perfect! I have read it over and over. I just wanted you to know that you and Jamey are a big example to my boys. Not only do they love being with you and talk about you all the time but you both are an example of what hard work and faithfulness will do for them. I want them to grow up to be just like Addie and Jamey.

Michelle said...

So what's with the beard anyways????? Did I miss something?

engquist said...

No lie, I sit around and read those profiles for hours. And watch the videos. It's my favorite thing to do when I'm having a bad day. It's just the best!

lauren said...

Thanks for the link to that article and blog. I really enjoyed reading it. :)

lynne said...

i love and read it almost every day. It does help and strengthen me at times. so do some of your post. i love hearing rachelles words. she writes as eloquent as you do.