Sunday, December 30, 2007

Blue Cheese

When I was younger I didn't like blue cheese at all. I remember that my mom loved blue cheese dressing and always chose it at restaraunts. I couldn't imagine why. Sometime in my twenties I decided that I really did like blue cheese. About that time I remember having conversations with several friends about whether or not blue cheese was good. We came to the conclusion that it must be a grown up taste that you learn to like as you get older, like coffee. One friend assured me that then she would always be young becasue she would never like it.

Over the holidays I went to a Christmas party and my favorite thing on the pot-luck style snack table was an amazing blue cheese spread on green apples. I tracked down the maker of this divine dish for the recipe. I hope you will try it if you like blue cheese.

One package of cream cheese
1/2-3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
chives (one green onion will work)
salt and pepper to taste

I had it served with green apples which was amazing, but it also works with crackers.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

December seemed to fly by so quickly. I do have things to blog about, but without the challenge it was harder to stick to my writing. I was even humbled my the fact that my mom blogged more than I did this month.

I even have a video to link in for you. Last month I talked about Lizzy singing Baby Face and promised to put a clip on if I could. Peter cut the video for me of just Baby Face... enjoy. If you have more time, the whole preschool program is on Pete & Misty's web page.
The holiday vacation around here didn't quite turn out like we had hoped. Joe started the fun on Friday when he started throwing up. This fun has traveled throughout the house and we have all paid homage to the porceline throne. All productivity and activity that was unnecesary stopped. All healthy energy was spent cleaning up after the sick ones. This will explain why all of my out of state friends have not received their gifts, nor are likely to for another week or so. The only benefit to this quick diet is that I will look great for my trip to Florida in two weeks because no holiday pounds are hanging around.

I hope you all had a much healthier holiday vacation. I also pray that you know the hope of Christ's birth and the reason for this holiday season.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


A week ago I sent in my registrations form for Rocky Mountain School of Photography's career training school. Today I received my first packet of information. It is exciting that I have officially started the process toward this adventure. I now have two weeks to complete an agreement form and send in a rather large deposit. (The only thing I am not looking forward to is the money part of this adventure. But that will work out eventually.) Once I send in the deposit I will receive another packet of information that has more specific information to my summer of intensive study including equipment and housing information. By the way, if anyone has any connections in Missoula, I will need a place to live for 5 months (besides my car).

PS For those of you who haven't noticed, I put a link to RMSP's web page on the right side of my blog if you are interested in looking around.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Things That Make Me Smile

Dark chocolate anything.
Seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
When Joe and Katie crack each other up.
Being in the mountains.
Sleeping in.
Seeing the invisible hand of God at work around me.
Playing cards with all of my family.
When a photo turns out as I envision it.
Singing along with Christmas songs while shopping.
Road trips.
Reminiscing with friends and family.

I know there are many many more... but these were on my mind recently.