Tuesday, August 16, 2011


From our garden.  We are so excited!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Having a baby

No, we are not having a baby.  That was basically to get your attention.

In reality, we have been trying to have a baby for a year and a half.  No luck.

We have gone to the fertility doctor for the last 6 months.  No luck there either.

So, we are exploring different avenues.  We had our first meeting with LDS Family Services and applied to be adoptive parents.  It is a long, slow process, and we will see where it takes us.

We have seen many miracles along the way of making this decision.  We decided to start out by talking to our bishop about the possibility of adopting.  Unbeknownst to us, he has four children, all of whom are adopted.  He said that he and his wife tried to have children for several years, and have found adoption to be the answer to their prayers.

There is also another couple in our ward that just got approved by LDS Family Services to adopt.

Right now, we are just leaving it all up to the Lord.  We know that what is supposed to happen will happen.

If you know of anyone who might know of children that might go up for adoption, please please please let them know that we are open for it!


I have felt very strongly lately that we need to beef up our food storage.  Well, today, we did it!

We went to the Lindon cannery and canned black beans and macaroni.  That gave us the chance to buy other canned goods as well.

Then we borrowed a learned how to use a home canner, borrowed it, and brought it home to can rice and flour.  The reason is that I am picky about my rice and flour, and you can't bring stuff into the Lindon Cannery to do there.  So, we got one to bring home.

This is the pile of boxes and the set up canning machine.
This is Chris sealing the cans with the machine.  It is actually a way cool process!
This is the finished product!  I thought of a new, INGENIOUS place to store the cans so they don't have to be in the garage with the heat!  Check it out:
On the stairs that lead to nowhere!  What a great idea!  I know, I know, I am proud!  Now, when I can 18 cans during our relief society activity, I know exactly where I will put them!