Monday, October 5, 2009


We were just "BOO"ed just after we finished Family Home Evening. My kids were so excited, they wanted to go and "BOO" everyone that second. The family that gave us the Boo, gave us a decoration saying BOO. Dan said, "Maybe it is because they know you can't have the treats?" If so, thank you.
My daughter Hailey asked if she could make cake in her easy bake oven today, and I said I didn't have any mixes, she went straight down to the basement and found a brownie box. She said that would do. I really didn't want to make either treat as I know I can't have them. She said don't you think this will be good? I explained, yes but I can't have any. Does it have wheat she asked? Yes, I told her, she said that it was okay. I just didn't have to eat it. Oh how sweet. I got to help her make and then cook the yummy brownies in the easy bake oven and then the regular oven. Then, she wanted frosting, so I made this for her and we decided it would be the Family Home Evening treat.
I decided later after watching the family eat the brownies, that I wasn't just going to sit and watch them have my much missed chocolate fix. I went straight to the cupboard determined to find a recipe that was gluten free and that had chocolate in it. What do you know? On the back of the Gluten free Chex box? Yea, a desert snack I had almost forgotten about. "Muddy Buddies" Also known as Puppy Chow to my husband. So I made this and enjoyed a little and put a whole lot away in the fridge and freezer for the next time I need chocolate.
Celiacs? What? Don't even notice...:)

So after the kids went to bed, I saw this posted on a friends Facebook, I liked it and thought I should post it too.


One day , the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip , the father asked his son , "How was the trip?"
"It was great , Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah , " said the son.
"So , tell me , what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us , but they serve others.
We buy our food , but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added , "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing?
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have. Appreciate every single thing you have , especially your friends!
"Life is too short and friends are too few."


Angie said...

I love muddy buddies Yum Yum!!! Good thinking mom!! I also loved your story. Thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

I think easy bake ovens are the devil!! I told Brighten she couldn't have one because they cause cancer!! Then my mom went and got one anyways!
Cute family picture! I'm so not used to your hair long and dark!! It's cute but it seriously doesn't even look like you!! I know you suck at posting but I know you need to post more family pictures right?