Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Still more from Iran...

I have not finished posting a selection of my photos from our last trip to Iran, 7 months ago now. These are from Shiraz, mostly taken in a HUGE, and I mean HUGE bazaar. This is place is so big and meandering that we actually started to get nervous...about ever finding our way back. Our taxi drive never left us for a second, and as it turned out he could be trusted; no reason not to think otherwise other than we had never laid eyes on him before! In the bazaar I found this little spice shop. I have an amazing pic of Mano negotiating for the spices, but he has threatened me with the his eternal wrath if he ever catches a photo of him on the internet...so I am complying:)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Smoothies and VitaMix

Hah, so I have been eying this blender for a while, waiting for it to show up at Costco which it did this last week, and I've been experimenting with it for the last few days. Here is what I whipped up just now:

frozen blueberries
frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana (I prefer the smoothie not to be overpowering banana!)
drizzle Manuka™ honey
dash flax seed
1/4 tomato
almond milk
heaping spoon of plain yoghurt.



frozen banana (1/2)
frozen grapes
frozen mango
1/4 carrot
5-7 spinach leaves
lots of ice

Blend...makes 'ice cream'.

Confused about whether Mormons are Christians?

Here is a website that will help you to understand that Jesus Christ is at the center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Here is the link:


Here is another website that has everything that a person with a sincere heart would need to find out what Mormon's actually believe.


These are websites with accurate details on the church (official websites). There are plenty of sites where those that don't want to live the gospel, have found 'reasons' not to...but the gospel is beautiful, and it's true. If you are Christian now, you will find that not only is our church Christian, but it's based on the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and supports what you already know in an expanded way. The gospel is deep, rich, spiritual, and even intellectually stimulating. There is a feast for anyone wanting to sup. I pray that you will want to!

Lastly, here is a cool YouTube video on God as the Father of us all.


Monday, July 4, 2011


I haven't posted in so long - but it's been busy with family visits, a fun vacation, and special times with grandkids...most notably Charlie had his special time with Grammie two weeks ago. Here are the incredible traits that I love about Charlie:

He is incredibly optimistic and is interested in everything...it doesn't matter what it is (it could be your new handbag, or a star, or a bearded dragon, or a new tree in the yard); it's a trait he shares with his Uncle Mark. Charlie is also fun, and cheerful. He is sensitive to others, and notices everything...so he won't be hurting your feelings ever. He has a keen sense of fairness, so you have to be fair, or he will let you know. He is honest, and pure, loves his family, gives so many kisses and hugs...he is game for any activity and for any kind of food. At the Space and Science center, he literally bounced with joy at a ball display that had in front - the joy reached from the top of his head to the bottoms of his shoes. He was vibrating happiness and curiosity! I can't say enough awesome things about Charlie, and I can't wait for his next visit, after Scarlet, Janie and Jacob that is...to be fair:)

Charlie, thanks for coming to stay with me buddy! man shoma ducet daram!!