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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Finals Week...

Tomorrow is going to be a great day. Tomorrow is the last day of finals week. If all of college were like this past week I might consider dropping out. It sure has been a busy one. I have my last two last finals tomorrow morning (7:30 and 9:30). Then I am all done until the spring.

Even though this week was very busy, I realized that I can do hard things. I really can!

My brain feels a little fuzzy from long nights at the library and I am aching for some quality time with my husband but tomorrow is coming and it is going to be a great day.

My old roommate Randi  shared this song on Facebook in celebration of her last day of finals. Today, I share it in anticipation of mine. Enjoy. And to all you fellow students who still have test to take of projects to be turned in, good luck! Your happy day will come, too. I promise. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our Fourth Date of Christmas...

Today we enjoyed a nice dinner date in the engineering building. One thing that I love about our marriage is that we always have dinner together. Even on our busiest days we will find a place to meet and eat. I so look forward to that time we get to sit and talk together. I am really excited for winter break when we can spend more than just a few hours at a time together. That will be very nice.

Here is what we ate tonight:

Chicken Fajitas:
Cut chicken breast into strips, cook in a skillet. When almost done cooking add sliced green pepper and sliced red onion and a little butter if needed. When veggies are tender add a little water to your skillet along with one packet of taco seasoning. Let simmer for a little bit. Put in a tortilla with your favorite topping. We like black beans, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and tonight we are adding some baby spinach, cilantro and chopped green onions (leftovers from Thai Curry Soup). Wrap it up and eat. (If you feel like it, you can toast the tortilla after it is all assembled by placing it on a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Watch it closely so it does not burn. We like to do this sometimes because it gives the fajita it a nice crunch.)

This recipe is pretty simple and I probably do it a little different every time. That is why I was not very specific with this recipe post. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our Third Date of Christmas...

Yesterday we had a wonderful Family Home Evening Date. We played the piano and sang Christmas songs, ate dinner, and played a "dating game". Sage wrote down some questions earlier that we each took turns answering. A few were, "How many different kinds of cheese have you tried?", "What is a family tradition you want to establish?", "What scripture has helped you this week?", and "What is one of your favorite memories of our dating and courtship?" It was such a nice date. I love Sage :)

Have a great day! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our Second Date of Christmas... With a Recipe!

Yesterday was our second date of Christmas. (If you missed the explanation of these dates click here.) We ate good food and watched the First Presidency Christmas Devotional. I love my husband! We had so much fun together on our sweet and simple date.

This was our devotional setup. Very cozy :)
 Devotional Goodies: Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate, and a Christmas scarf from my sister Kelley!
Dinner: Thia Curry Soup with mozzarella and basil toasted whole wheat dipping bread.

To make bread:
Cut any bread you have on hand into slices. Arrange on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil. Turn oven to broil and watch closely until cheese melts or turns slightly golden if you like it extra crunchy. (The middle is not supper crunchy but it is perfect to dip in soup!

To make soup:
I got this recipe many years ago from an online source that I do not remember. I was looking for a recipe similar to the Thia Curry Soup at Noodles and Company. This is perfect. Here you go!

Thia Curry Soup
prep time: 15 min.
cook time: 35-40 min.

- 2 oz rice noodles
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 T. minced lemon grass (I just used a little lemon juice)
- 1 t. ground ginger
- 2 t. red curry paste
- 1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth
- 2 T. soy sauce
- 1 T. white sugar
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
- 1/2 c. sliced mushrooms (if you like them!)
- 1 (10 oz) bag baby spinach leaves
- 2 T. fresh lime juice (I used lemon juice because that is what I had)
- 1/4 c. chopped cilantro
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rice noodles and cook until al dente, about 3 min.
2. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic, lemon grass, and ginger, about 30-60 seconds. add curry paste and cook 30 seconds more. Pour in about 1/2 c. chicken broth, and stir until curry paste dissolves, then pour in remaining broth along with souy sauce and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce head and cover. Simmer 20 min.
3. Stir in coconut milk, mushrooms, spinach, lime juice, and cilantro. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer 5 min.
4. To serve, place some noodles into each serving bowl, and ladle soup on top of them. Garnish each bowl with a sprinkle of sliced green onion.

- if the package says, "Rice Sticks" they are either the same thing or they work just the same.
- if you don't have lemon grass or line juice, lemon juice tastes fine. The real ingredients will taste better but the soup I made without them was very yummy.
- I don't like a lot of spinach in my soup, the whole 10  oz is kind of a lot for me. Maybe add a little then go from there instead of adding the whole bag all at once.
- getting your ingredients ready to go before you start cooking will make things go so much better.
- I am not a huge fan of mushrooms so instead, I like to put in thinly sliced red onions.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Our First Date of Christmas...

This year Sage and I are starting a tradition. It is called "The Twelve Dates of Christmas". I got this idea from a cute blog I read and she got the idea from her friend. As a way to celebrate this holiday season, Sage and I will be going on 12 little dates together.

Today for date number one, we took some family names to the temple to be sealed. One was a couple and there were about 9 individuals who needed to be sealed to their parents. It felt so wonderful to help those families be united together again. We were also able to see the room which we were sealed in. It brought back great memories. It was such a great experience. We love going to the temple.

We are excited for our second date which we will be having tomorrow. I will still post about it after it happens but I just have to tell you what it is. (So that you won't miss it!)

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional!
This annual devotional will be held tomorrow, December 4, at 6:00 pm MST.
I love this time of year. It is my very favorite! And I love these devotionals.
For more information, or for viewing or listening options click here.

One more thing before I go. Sage and I saw this darling video last night that I cannot help but share as well. It is not long and it will make you smile. I am sure of that. So you should watch it!
Pierre and Monique.

I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

PS. If any of you feel like trying "The Twelve Dates of Christmas" as well, be sure to let us know the fun things you do!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Recap & Our Early Christmas Present!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Sage and I sure did. We traveled to Lolo, Montana so spend Thanksgiving with my family. (We sure missed you Kelley, Chris, Molly, Brock, Brooklyn, Zachary, Matthew, Heidi, Jacob, Paige, Joseph, Nanny, and Poppop!) Here are a few photos of our stay there.

We all stayed at my sister Sara's house. She and her husband Ken were so great to have us all there.

The "grownups" enjoyed playing Apples to Apples at night when the kids were all in bed, or watching a movie. From left to right, Daniel (brother), Brook (brother), Hannah (sister), Sara (sister), Mom, Tasha (sister-in-law, married to Daniel), Amy (sister), and Sage (husband).

We made little turkey and acorn treats with the kids one afternoon. Very fun and easy!

Cute little Grace (niece) posing for a picture with the treats.

Benjamin (nephew) asked me to take a picture of his turkey. I think he liked it.

Brook (brother) and Payton (nephew) blending up a yummy shake for our Traditional Robison Family Shake off.

Sample shakes. (And anxious taste testers!)

Sorry this is blurry. These are all of the presentation shakes. (Ours is in the white Mug! Pumpkin Pie shake with a small slice of pumpkin pie on the. Complete with whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg. 

Winning Shake made by Brook. Apple Cinnamon Pie shake topped with Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.

The shake off clean up. 
Not pictured is our delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, our walk around the neighborhood, The Sock Swap, Black Friday shopping, jewelry making lessons from Amy, Pizza night,  and the everyday fun we had there. What a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Also, I failed to credit the photos on the pre-Thanksgiving post. They were found on KSL. But good news! All of today's pictures were taken by ME! Using our early Christmas present! I am having so much fun with our new little Camera. Here a a picture of it (that I did not take):

We shopped our first Black Friday to get this cute little camera. We are very pleased with it. It has A fun panorama feature that I used to take the first and last photo on this post with.

Did anyone else get a new toy this Black Friday? I would love to hear about it.

Have a great day everyone and good luck studying for finals week all of you students our there!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow, Date and Pumpkin Pie!

This is what Logan looked like all day yesterday. It started to snow as I was walking to campus in the morning and did not stop until I came home from work that night. It is so beautiful! I love the snow. It just puts me into a good mood. When it snows, I find myself singing Christmas songs and dreaming of hot chocolate. It is such a magical thing.

Today Sage and I went on a date. We paid 26.89 (plus tax) for a movie, hot chocolate, and an oil change form the Walmart Tires and Lube center. The movie was Where the Red Fern Grows and the hot chocolate was piping hot. We did not finish out movie though. A little boy came in and wanted to change it to The Jungle Book 2. We let him. Then we went and looked at fabric for a shirt I am going to make. We were interrupted again as the intercom announced "Sage Boman, your car is ready to pick up." It was a nice date.

Now we will begin preparations for our Thanksgiving trip to Montana. We are very excited to see family and eat good food. My family does a silly things called a "sock swap" where we all draw names and buy a pair of socks for that person. We will be doing that during this visit which will be quite fun.

If you do not hear from me for the next week or so, it is because I will be extremely busy with school, Montana Prep, having fun with my family, and eating pumpkin pie.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

So ready for a weekend.

It sure has been a busy week. And Fridays are always the busiest of them all. Want to know how I spent my day today?

6:00 am - wake up
6:10 am- study for Chemistry exam
8:00 am - say good bye to Sage as he head up to Campus
8:15 am -  get ready for the day
9:00 am - head up to campus
9:30 am - take Chemistry test, very hard,  not expecting a great grade
10:30 am - sewing class, working on a pair of dress pants
12:30 pm - leave sewing class a few minutes late
12:40 pm - arrive to work (the engineering computer lab on campus) a few minutes late
1:30 pm - leave work, eat lunch (cottage cheese with peaches, yummy)
2:00 pm - back in sewing room fixing a mistake on pants
2:30 pm - arrive at cooking lab (we made breakfast food today, also yummy. I can now flip a crepe, pretty neat.)
4:30 pm - leave lab, look for Sage(we have one phone, makes meeting up on campus kind of interesting)
4:40 pm - find Sage, walk to work. Talk with Sage outside of work (have not seen each other all day remember)
5:20 pm - someone from work saw me and asked me to cover them from 5:30-7 (my normal shift is from 7-10:30)
5:30 pm - come to work (study for my online Interior Design exam)
6:00 pm - take my Interior Design (online, and timed) exam, what I was planning on doing before I came to work I am now doing at work.
6:55 pm - finish exam with 5 minutes to spare
6:55 pm - bathroom/drinking fountain break (found Sage in Lab, gave a kiss)
7:00 pm - begin working on my Interior Design report
9:00 pm - finish and submit my report
9:10 pm - shut down half of the computers
9:20 pm - Sudoku break
9:30 pm - talk to Sage (I love Sage)
9:40 pm - begin writing blog post
10:00 pm - finish and publish blog post
10:00 pm - finish Sodoku
10:15 pm - begin shutting off more computers (reminding people of our closing time)
10:30 pm - close the lab (after I gently kick people out)
10:35 pm - drive home with Sage
10:40 pm - arrive at home
11:00 pm - find bed, pillow and soft blanket
11:05 pm - sound asleep.

Okay, so I just guessed what I will be doing from when I finished writing the post until I fall asleep, but I am pretty predictable. That was my busy day. (wondering how many people actually ready it to the end) Well to wrap it up, I have a headache, my consistent Friday night pal. And I could not be happier that tomorrow is Saturday. And then the next day is Sunday. Oh, how I love the weekend.

Hope you all had a great day and enjoy your weekend! I know I sure will!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Look Up

Photo found on Google Images. Source is: www.adventuroo.com
The General Conference edition of the Ensign came to our home today. I love being able to read and reread these wonderful talks.

I stayed awake through all of conference this year. But, I did miss most of one talk when I needed to slip out of the room for a moment. It was the talk given by Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy titled: "It Is Better to Look Up."

In this talk he tells of an experience he had shortly after being called as a general authority. On a day when he was feeling particularly overwhelmed by his new calling, he learned a great lesson from our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. Elder Cook had been looking down at the floor of the elevator he was in when President Monson joined him asking, "What are you looking at down there?" He replied, "Oh, nothing." Then smiling, President Monson said to him while pointing heavenward, "It is better to look up!"

I would continue paraphrasing his great talk but then you would have no need to read it yourself! So, go read it. It will be well worth your time. I have a testimony that by looking to the Savoir, Jesus Christ, our burdens will be made lighter and we will have more motivation to continue our journey in this life. I know He lives and I am grateful for his guiding hand in my life.

If ever you are feeling particularly overwhelmed, remember, it is better to look up!

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
And lean not unto thine own understanding. 
In all thy ways, acknowledge Him, 
And He will direct thy paths. "
~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Love Christmas!

Sage brought me dinner while I was at work tonight, along with some early-Christmas presents. Among the presents was this darling nativity. He knew how much I have been wanting one and thought that I might want to use it to decorate before Christmas. He was right :) He also found a little silver saucer that matches my silver baby cup my grandparents gave me when I was born. And he got us a working can opener, and some darling Christmas tree cookie cutters. They were just little gifts but they meant so much coming from him. When I gave me the nativity he told me that there were so many to choose from and he had a hard time picking one. But when he saw the word "first" in this one he had made up his mind because this is our "first" Christmas together. Does it get any sweeter?? I love him.

And I love this idea for a Christmas treat! I stumbled upon it while looking for Thanksgiving treat ideas. I am definitely going to try it. It would make a great neighbor Christmas gift. Here is a brief description but be sure to take a look at the full tutorial here.

You take this:

And this:

Assemble it to look like this:

Add a some warm milk and you get this:

The tutorial has the recipes as well as some darling instruction tags that you can attach to the stick to give away as a gift. So cute! Had to share.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Skype and Waffles

Last night my honey and I enjoyed a wonderful double date with my sister Molly and her husband. They live in New Hampshire so we had out date over Skype! We played a very fun game of Pictionary. For those who have never played that before, it is a team played game of drawing pictures and guessing what they are. Pretty simple but very fun. After wards we made some yummy waffles for dinner. So yummy that i am going to share the recipe. :)   

Cornmeal Waffles with Peach Maple Syrup
This recipe was in the Statesman (the Utah State University newspaper)

For the waffles:
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup fine yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the syrup:
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 medium-sized, ripe peach, peeled and pit removed.

We did not try the syrup but I included it because it sounded yummy. Instead we had some runny peach jam that was just as yummy I am sure. Oh and don't forget the whipped cream on top!

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and Salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, and beat until well blended. Note: If you want to make the recipe a little healthier, you can substitute applesauce for some or all of the sour cream. (we used sour cream)

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together just until they are combined. Be careful not to over mix the batter, because it will result in chewy, dense pancakes with no spring or fluff to them.

Heat your waffle iron to medium and lightly butter it. Make sure you wait until it is fully heated so that you do not have to wait too long for your first waffle to cook and then burn your second waffle. Patience pays off here.

 Once the iron is ready, scoop the batter on and cook until the waffles are golden brown. Serve with sliced peaches and peach maple syrup. Note: You can also just make pancakes with this batter. Just make the recipe according to the directions and cook the batter on a skillet or frying pan instead.

To make the syrup, puree the pealed peach - either using a blender or a food processor - until it is completely smooth.

Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar and butter in a sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the butter melts, the sugar dissolves and the resulting liquid comes to a boil. Boil for two minutes, then stir in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a boil again.

Remove from the heat, stir in the peach puree and let sit for five minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to blend and the syrup to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Note: The best way to freeze these waffles is to lay them in a single row on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 1-2 hours until the waffles are totally frozen. Then you can just gather up all the waffles and put them in a Ziploc bag together, and store it in the freezer for up to three months. You can reheat then in the toaster, microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees.

-Jennelle Clark rights a food column in the Utah State University's Statesman and also runs an online food blog foodislikeart.blogspot.com. Check out her post of this recipe here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My New Ring

The photo shown above was taken on our wedding day. There you can see two beautiful rings given to me by my sweet husband. The pearl is the ring Sage proposed to me with. The diamond band is my "wedding band", even though I wore it for most of our engagement. (The pearl is oh so fragile and is not worn all of the time.) These rings make me so happy. I remember before we were married, I would wake up, look at my hand and get so excited to see them there. But .... the cute little diamond band did not hold up and was replaced after 9 diamonds fell out. Let me tell how each of them were lost:

# 1- We were on our honeymoon in California visiting some family when the first diamond fell out. I am pretty sure it happened when I was helping dry off my niece after she had been swimming. As soon as we came home we took it straight into the jeweler who replaced it free of charge.

# 2- The second diamond fell out while on a visit to see my parents in Tooele. My mom noticed a small black speck on my ring and asked me what it was. What looked like a black speck was a small whole where a diamond should have been. Bummer. Back to the jeweler we went for another free replacement.

# 3- While on a walk home from class one day my hand brushed against Sage's backpack and I felt a little tug. I looked down at the ring and to my disappointment, another empty whole where the third diamond had fallen out. After searching the ground for quite a while we gave up and headed to the jeweler once again for a replacement. He then sent the ring in for a closer look. 

#'s 4-9- The ring was put into an ultra-sonic cleaner overnight to test its stability when six, yes six, more diamonds fell out. The ring which we had received a great deal on was discontinued, we were given the full amount we paid for it in credit and were told to pick another ring. 

What might be frustrating to some was so much fun for me! How many girls get to go ring shopping twice (with the same husband, no divorces)? After about a week, of shopping we finally picked a replacement. I had thought about choosing another style, maybe with a center stone, but I kept coming back to the dainty little diamond bands. (I wanted to be able to wear my pearl with it.)

Here is what we picked. And after three long weeks of waiting, I finally have it on my finger and oh how I just adore this little ring.

I hope you all have enjoyed your Saturday like I have. :)


*All of my rings were purchased at Jerrick's Fine Jewelry here in Logan. Sage and I highly recommend this place. Jerrick and his wife are so nice. They work very well with you and have a beautiful selection to pick from. If you happen to stop by, let them know we sent you! (They have a referral program :)  And be sure to check out their website here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photography and Design

I had a great time yesterday with my good friend Mirranda. I needed some help with an Interior Design assignment and she and her camera were so sweet to lend a hand. Above are some of the pictures I took for fun but I also wanted to share this assignment with you because I had so much fun with it!

To help us understand how designers do what they do, we took a closer look at inspiration. We were supposed to take a picture of something that inspired us to create a pattern and another picture to inspire the colors we would use in our pattern. And then we were to use those photos to design a textile (on the computer) and pick something to put this textile on (this picture could be taken form the internet). Here is what I did:

Pattern Inspiration (a part of the fence at the Logan Temple)

Color Inspiration (Snap Dragons by the Logan Temple)

Textile Design (created from the pattern of the fence and the colors of the flowers above)

End Use (if I were to actually make my design into a textile I would turn it into this raincoat)

And that is my assignment. Thanks for stopping by Boman Made today! Come again soon.

*All images int his post were taken by me (Emma Boman) except for the yellow raincoat which was borrowed from this website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Melted Crayon Art

Isn't this incredible? I love the idea and am definitely going to try this one day. Hopefully soon :) Tutorial is found here

Very short post today. Just had to share this fun thing with you. :)

Have a great night and see you later!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Wasn't that a great General Conference Weekend? I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. This was the fist conference that I did not doze off in. I stayed awake for every talk! That is quick incredible for me. If you missed a session or want to go back and re-watch or listen to one, go here. I would include a link to my favorite talk but it is so difficult to decide on one. It was all wonderful and very uplifting.
On a different note... I would like to introduce you to the Chevron Baby Blanket.

A darling design by the purl bee. (Check out their pattern here.) I saw this last week on their website and thought it would be so much fun to make. And then seeing it posted on Made in cute little girl colors, I have now decided that I must try to make this. I have not knitted anything for quite a while but I will learn again. Now... how is it that you cast on....?

Friday, September 30, 2011

Nasty Headache and a General Conference Reminder...

Hello everyone, I have a nasty headache (hence today's title). But I am also very happy because tomorrow is a very exciting day. If you did not know already, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds a General Conference twice yearly, once in April and once in October, where members and non-members are all invited to participate and listen to the words of the prophet. I look forward to this time of year so much and I make every effort to watch this glorious conference.

Our Latter Day Prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.

 "Whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same."   
                                                                                                                      D&C  1:38

The Lord still speaks to his servants, the Prophets. I am so anxious to hear what will be said.

Hope you all had a great Friday and enjoy your General Conference weekend!

For more information on General Conference click here
To watch it live click here
To listen to a live feed click here.
To learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints click here. (Or email us at losboman@gmail.com, we would be happy to answer any of your questions.)

image from en.wikipedia.org

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Forget Not

I loved this talk by President Uchtdorf and found this darling handout on Sugardoodle. Head over here to grab one for yourself! Makes for a great daily reminder.

I hope you are all having a great day! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Things that make me happy...

Left to right:Tasha, Amy, Sara, Emma, Molly, Hannah, Kelley, and my cute Mom on the bottom.

I recently received an email from Tasha with this picture attached. It made me so happy! These beautiful ladies are all of my sisters and my sweet Mom on our trip to Washington DC for Kelley's graduation (May  2010). I said "all" but we are missing Heidi who could not make it. And my lovely Nanny (grandma) came as well and was the one who took the picture. We had so much fun on our all girl vacation. I am so glad that we were able to do this because I am not sure when we will all be able to get together again. But like Hannah said in an email, I am so glad that this life is not the end and that one day we will all be together forever. I am grateful for this knowledge. Oh, I do love these girls!

Also, to all of my "other" sisters out there, I hope you had a chance to watch the General Relief Society Broadcast Saturday. I was at working at the computer lab but was able to sneak in some headphones and watched it online. It was a wonderful hour and a half and the words spoken were very much needed. If you didn't have a chance to see it, I have good news! Click here to watch and read highlights or for the complete archives of the conference click here.

The Conference Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT.

One more very good news: General Conference is on its way! (Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011)  Click here for more information.

Have a great day! 

Conference Center picture taken from here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yes, I Am Still Here.

Busy, busy, busy. It has been a not stop flow of homework, studying for exams, preparing a talk for Sacrament Meeting, and trying to keep up with everyday things here at home. I have just been taking it a day at a time and trying not to get overwhelmed.

I am so lucky to have such a sweet husband by my side every day. He helps me so much. When I am too busy to cook, he brings me lunch. When I am tired, he runs his fingers through my hair. When I run out of time in the morning, he drives me  to class. etc. etc. etc. 

On Sunday, which is my favorite day of the week by far, Sage read me Little Women while I cooked dinner. And today he washed all of the dishes before he went to class so that I would have one less thing to do when I came home.

Yes, life is very busy right now. But I could not be happier. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Acorns and Other Such Things

First, you are all probably dieing to know how the baby shoes turned out. So I will tell you. Last night I made one but it was just not looking right. The top of the shoe was puckering up funny and I didn't like it so this morning I tried again. I was trying to make a nice finish on the raw edges of the fabric last night and should have followed this great tutorial on Bias Tape (from my favorite blog)  but didn't and am pretty sure that is why it was puckering the way it did. Anyways, today I ended up just folding the top over and stitching all the way around which looked pretty good. I also remembered to sew in the strap which I forgot to do last night. The one shoe I made this morning looks very cute. Now I just need to make another one and snap a picture of it to share with you. 

After I made my shoe I went up to campus to have lunch with Sage. We had yummy pizza leftovers (we make this quite often) and then went off to class. I have one class from 1:30-2:45 and another one from 3:30-4:20. I completely forgot about my later class today. Probably because I don't have it on Thursday when I only go to my 1:30 class but whatever the reason, I just didn't go. It is my Chemistry class which is not a good one to miss so wish me luck on the upcoming test! (yikes....)

On a happier note, Sage and I had a great time on campus (while I was supposed to be in class) just passing time until I had to go to work. We found a cute little spot next to Old Main that we plan to have lunch at sometime. It is a secluded picnic spot with bright robins egg blue tables and chairs. Loved it.

This is Old Main for those who have never been to Utah State University.

Then we went and walked around Old Main Hill which was very relaxing. It is nice to just take a break sometimes and enjoy life. We love the trees on campus and I have a new desire to learn the names of all the trees on this hill. We felt like little kids walking on the fallen pine cones and wanting to bad to climb up a tree. We will probably be going back some evening to try that :)

On the way to work we stopped at a beautiful oak tree which I had never looked closely at even though it is in the middle of campus. There were cute little fallen acorns covering the ground around the tree. Sage and I got talking and wondered, "can we eat acorns?" We were not sure, so I did some research at work and found some interesting things.

White Oak Acorn

First: I am pretty sure the tree we found was a White Oak. I compared the leaves and the acorns to some information on the Internet and it looks the same.

Second: Yes, people can eat acorns if they prepare and cook them properly. I found this very interesting, and useful web page that has more information than I could post about so I will just provide the link here.This woman has done quite a bit of research and has provided instructions for preparing and cooking acorns, as well as some fun recipes I would like to try. I am excited about trying the bread recipe and am intrigued by acorn cheese cake.

Third: I hope that you had just as great of a day as I did and if you try one of the acorn recipes please share your comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

*DISCLAIMER: I am not an acorn expert. I found this information after a small amount of research. There are many people for an against eating acorns. If you choose to eat an acorn you are at your own personal risk. Do your own research and then make a decision. DO NOT put your trust in me on this one. I plan to do some more research myself as well. That's all. Have a great day!