going to romania this week....
micro lab final and chem final before i leave
what a miracle to have those out of the way
only three more to go when i get home.
joshua just performed in mesa last night...
i crafted while he was gone...i always
feel like it is long overdue (the crafting).
hope the holiday season is treating you well.


christmas decor

here are some ornaments that i made for this year...i have loved glittering!! I got the idea from (my best friend) so i can't really take all the credit, but i did put all the hard work into them...hope you like them.



we are going to try this recipe on friday:

Printed from COOKS.COM


2 med. size New Zealand pumpkins
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 round onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
Minced garlic
1 1/2 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken
1 lg. can sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 tbsp. shoyu
2 tbsp. brown or raw sugar
1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, chopped
1 1/2 c. cooked rice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash pumpkins; cut a round hole on top of each pumpkin and use as a cover while baking. Remove seeds and pulp. Set pumpkins aside.
Saute onion, celery and garlic in oil; add ground meat and brown well. Drain excess fat. Add mushrooms, soup, shoyu and sugar. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water chestnuts and cooked rice. Spoon half of mixture in one pumpkin shell and the other half in second pumpkin shell. Place on baking sheet and bake 1 hour or until pumpkin meat is fork tender. Remove and serve hot, scooping out filling as well as pumpkin meat.

hopefully it will help to create a spooky night...
here are some pics of a party we went to this last weekend!


Angie tagged me and i have never done this...but here are the rules...
1) Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post.
5) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I have never been stung by a bee...i still hate them, but i hate yet to have a reason.
2. I really hate hamburger. my parents say that when i was little i found a blue piece of the burg and flipped out. their explanation was that the ink that they package the meat with can sometimes get in the meat...i still to this day do not eat hamburger.
3. I have never in my life been toilet papering. lame. i know.
4. I used to sleepwalk and talk when i was younger. i probably still do. after sleepovers with friends we would always laugh at the crazy things i said.
5. I always said that i would be the last of my friends to get married. i thought i would be 30! guess that didn't happen...found the love of my life too quickly.
6. I could take 10 baths a day. it's my favorite.

i tag sarah finch, heather marchbanks, jessica fazzini, jessie huish, emily nielsen, and chelsea peterson.

let me know when your done...i wanna partake!

can't believe it has been almost a month since i have posted. I hate those kind of people (whom i love to follow) who don't update their blogs more often...and i am now one of them!! ahhh!! life has been good and crazy...i try to balance school with a day off on saturdays have consisted of going up to gardner village to see the witches with my mom and stacie (her best friend), going to sundance for a good shopping trip with the jessie and our boys and seeing ashley edgar from chicago in salt lake, eating at red iguana (which by the way gave me the flu!!) and many other things....saturdays are my saving grace. I got some new specs...i am driving in the pic, so i look a little frightened, i suppose i always feel that way while driving. if anyone wants to entertain me on a saturday i would love to hear from you!! love love love

I started school on august 27, but just yesterday added 2 more i am currently overloaded. My work dropped me off of my insurance, so i figured that the best idea would be to take full time that is what i am doing. I am actually finishing all of my nursing prerequisties. so it is pretty exciting. I may be lacking on the blog area in the next couple of months...but know i am thinking of all my blog well as all of the microbes i can think of!!

my classes now include



I couldn't do the master it is all laid out...

I had to work on labor was a horrible day to say the least plus i was very ornery from not eating. I also got very sick from the cayenne and was sweating profusely. I could barely check in my patients let alone stand to do anything to them. the girls ate at kneaders and since it was a rainy day they got the best smelling soup!! it was horrible. (i am obviously a slave to food). i went to clay's birthday party after work and was so tired that i just laid on the couch while everyone ate...but they also ate something very good!! Bryan is a master chef and he made chicken noodle soup. i caved i couldn't not eat something so wonderful. joshua was pretty upset, but i talked him out of it (he can't be mad at me) and he also caved. i definitely don't think i am cut out for a ten day cleanse even though i would like to be. i really wanted to do it, but after not eating food for one day, i really didn't want to do it. good luck (seriously) to anyone who thinks they can do it. troopers!!

anyways...i am a failure..



Tomorrow we shall start the master cleanse. we will start tonight by taking senna leaf laxative tea...a little scared, but also very excited to get healthy and balanced!! if anyone has any comments or suggestions please leave them for us!! wish us luck!!
emma and joshua

i have a new favorite body "lotion"....just mix 100% grapeseed oil and lavender pure esential oil (just a couple of drops). I have even been putting this on my face, and love it!!!


I love love love lavender...lavender oil, soap, gum, you name it!! It is also known for its sleepy powers. I spray this on my sheets before bed.

recipe for loveliness:
half teaspoon lavender essential oil
3-5 drops peppermint, spearmint, or rosemary essential oil (optional)
1 oz vodka
1 and 1/2 cups of distilled water (from the drug store)

Sterilize a glass container (a big pasta sauce jar would work well) pouring some boiling water into it and leaving it for a few minutes then:
Mix the essential oils and booze together in the jar, shaking them like it ain't no thang!!
Add the water and shake some more

when you're ready to use it you can either decant it into a plastic spray bottle or (more satisfyingly) flick it onto your linens with your fingers. The mixture will cloud over time and eventually seperate, hence the slightly smaller batch size.

I love this and hope that you all love it too!! sweet dreams!


this is a new recipe that joshua and i tried tonight. we biked to good earth to get the ingredients and then mixed it turned out great!! Joshua has really been on a health kick lately and we have been trying not to eat any sugar! Here is the recipe for the granola...

10 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 c milled flax seed
1/2 lb unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1 c sesame seeds
1 1/2 c slivered almonds
1 1/2 c chopped pecans (we used pumpkin seeds)
1 1/2 c water
3/4 c olive oil
1 c brown sugar
1/2 honey (we used agave)
1/2 c sorghum (a type of molasses, less sweet)
1 1/2 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 T vanilla
2 c dried fruit (we used craisins)

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. combine oats, wheat germ, flax, coconut, sesame seeds and nuts, mixing well
3. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, water, oil, honey, sorghum, salt, and cinnamon
4. Heat throughly, Don't boil
5. Pour syrup over dry ingredients
6. Spread on a jelly roll pan
7. Bake 20-30 min
8. cool and add fruit
9. serve in an airtight container for up to six months and enjoy!!

Hope that you all enjoy it!!


this is my new blog...i have been reading blogs forever, but I only submit to our joshua's family blog. I have decided to start my own because i am constanly finding things that i wish i could share with people. I am so excited to be able to be in the crowd!!

hope you enjoy it!

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