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Mindful Fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there!! This is a great day to honor the sacred calling of FATHER.

Thank you Dad’s for killing those freaky spiders and checking those nasty mouse traps. For cooking those delicious pancakes early in the morning and making Mom buy cookies at the grocery store instead of carrot sticks. For cleaning those gross hair-clogged shower drains, and for changing those hard to reach light bulbs even though they drive you crazy. Thank you for paying for kids piano lessons and plane tickets, tanks of gas in an empty teenager’s car, and lunch for the man on the street corner holding a cardboard sign.

Thank you Dad’s for taking care of so many souls, in so many different ways. This world desperately needs more mindful Dad’s that know why fatherhood is key to a prosperous society. Keep your eyes ahead and desires bolstered to assist in mentoring the next generation. Our communities will benefit greatly with more faith-filled fathers.

And to EB, you are a wonderful father to our children that I am so lucky to be married to. Your strength, kindness and diligence to whatever you are asked to do, has set our family a blaze with light, goodness, energy and love. You have a long stride, EB, and I am just trying to keep up with you.

How blessed are the children that call you Dad and/or Grandpa.

 

 

 


 

Walmart Pickup- The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Sliced bread has revolutionized the lunches and the french toast breakfasts of the world. Right? I think so!

Washing machines have freed humanity and enabled mankind to have mounds of clean clothing in a fraction of the time. Yes? Of course!

HOWEVER, right up there with sliced bread and washing machines has to be the delivery/shopping service from Walmart. Yes people…the heaven sent, glorious and grand Walmart Grocery PICKUP!!!

I cannot even talk about it without tearing up for I am a new person because of Walmart Pickup.

No, really. I am a changed grocery shopper.

I no longer despise and dread the drudgery of grocery shopping. Instead I giggle with glee as I drive up and drive away with all my groceries in five minutes or less. FIVE MINUTES!

BUT, there are more amazing benefits than just getting a giggle. Here are a few off the top of my head:

  • No more zombie strolling through the store, wondering what to buy, not wanting to be there.
  • No more list making on scratch pieces of paper (or going with no list at all). You just use your computer or phone at home and stroll around your kitchen, pantry, where ever, and putting your list items in your virtual cart. Plus, your favorites and preferred products that you always buy can be marked and saved for the next time you order and shop.
  • No more grabbing impulse items that you know you shouldn’t buy but are weak, tired, and vulnerable.
  • No more shopping awkwardly with a calculator to keep in budget to avoid the “shock and awe” at the register. Instead, you have a running total on your computer when you order at home and can keep that amount reigned in.

BOTTOM LINE: I save time, money, and sanity with this brilliant shopping service. Oh, what this could’ve done for me when I was a young mother with many children! Put years back on my life….

Wonder Bread and Mr. Maytag, I still respect and need you dearly.

And don’t worry, I’m not leaving you anytime soon.

 However, ORANGE is my new favorite color.

I love you Walmart Pickup.

(And don’t worry, I am not receiving one $ to post this. Now that is true love.)

PW Recipe: Macaroni & Cheese

I don’t do cheese, milk, or even gluten most days. But my oh, my, this mac & cheese recipe from the Pioneer Woman is heavenly. I posted this recipe of goodness back seven years back when I first tried PW’s mac & cheese. Yes….seven bankruptcy years. My, my, my….that is a while ago.

Therefore, I think it needs to be bumped to the present day.

It’s that good.

Recipe- Comfort Food, Mac N Cheese 

 

Pioneer Woman’s Mac N Cheese

Keep Moving

I don’t know why, but these three quotes are what I needed to hear. Maybe someone else is needing them too.

Albert Einstein

Don’t give up.

Don’t let the weight you’re carrying sink you.

You are stronger than you think.

KEEP MOVING.

Three Badges

We had a cute moment the other night as we talked with Babups who is on a mission in Africa.

This was a random idea we had to take a picture of our three missionary badges. It was comforting to think that we are in this work together. Hurrah for Israel!

He is doing amazing and we love talking to him every week.

Please visit Elder Browning’s blog for his weekly emails and pictures… he is having quite the adventures in Africa!

 

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