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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sour Cream Twists
Fleischmann’s Yeast Booklet (1961)
These cookies are yeast risen and given turns like puff pastry, only cinnamon sugar is sprinkled over the dough instead of spreading it with butter.
Makes 4-5 dozen

Dissolve 1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.) in 1/4 warm water
Combine the following ingredients to make a dough, then mix in the dissolved yeast, and beat the batter until it is smooth:
4 C. sifted flour
1 C. margarine (I cut the margarine into the flour, but you can melt it also. Butter works here, too.)
1 C. sour cream (I used Tofutti Sour Supreme)
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt (I left this out because I was using the Earth Balance margarine, which is heavily salted)
1 tsp. vanilla
Cover dough and let rise in fridge for 2 hours to 2 days.
Mix together 1 C. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle some over counter or pastry board.
Roll dough over cinnamon sugar into 15″x18″ rectangle. Turn over to coat both sides in sugar. Fold into thirds, like a letter. Roll 1/4″ thick, using rest of sugar. Cut into 1″x4″ strips. Twist and place on greased sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

High Blood Pressure

Well, I have had a little scare the past 2 weeks. I got hired as a temporary at
U Of M out Patient Surgical Center. I love it! I work with the nicest people ever. I get complimented on a daily basis and it sure is good for the self esteem. I love to help our patients and it brings me great joy and happiness. I think I want to go back to school and become a nurse. Anyway as I said in the beginning of my blog. I had a little scare. I went to orientation at the U of M in Ann Arbor. It was very boring, Sat on my behind all day listening to lecture. Not stressful at all. When it was over I jumped in my car and began driving home. I had this horrible pain in my left shoulder and then I started feeling pain in my Chest around my Heart. I was scared and began to tear up. I called Jack and he told me to stop and check my blood pressure at CVS. It was a good Idea. He told me to Relax so I tried the best I could. I went into CVS and took my Blood Pressure 198/98. Panic time. I was scared I was going to have a stroke! I called my Doctor and told them what was going on and then went to the hospital. My Ekg was good but the gave me A IV and I hate them! Had to get poked twice. Then they gave me 4 baby aspirin and some kind of medication in the IV. Then the Doctor came in with 2 plans. I could go home but would need to follow up with Family Doctor ASAP or Stay and Have a Stress test the next day. I choose to go home and follow up with the Doctor. I went home. Called the home teachers for a blessing and followed up with the Doctor.
The Doctor recommended B/P medication and to see a Cardiologist. Tomorrow the big day. I suspect I will most likely end up with a stress test but don't know when. We shall see what happens. I kept thinking of My Cousin Kim, who has had 42 Heart Cath's and is on the Heart Transplant List. If she can go through all that she has been through. I certainly can be as brave as her! So, I am staying calm and trying not to worry. I really have a lot to be thankful for! I have a new Job and am getting paid a descent salary. I have a great family and 2 of the cutest GrandChildren ever. I also have the most amazing Inlaws whom I love very Much!
Can't wait for my first pay check so I can start helping Jack pay some bills. Oh, forgot to say our dryer broke so my Mom bought us a new one and the very next week our washer broke. My Home Teacher's Wife has been washing my Laundry for me until we can get a new one. She is pretty awesome to do that for us. Another blessing in our life. We are going to have them over for Thanksgiving it should be nice. I have a few pictures of Dee an Aleahna from Halloween. Hope you enjoy them! I tried to make a porcupine with my pumpkin. It looked better in person. I think my cupcakes turned out cute, and of course my little witch and Batman are the cutest!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I love the Fall with all it beautiful colors. The trees are all changing and it is just breath taking outside. I really miss my Dad, I wonder if this will ever go away. Really, Its been 11 years since his death. I just want to talk with him and get a big hug from him. On the brighter side to my life. I finished my Schooling at Ross Medical and I am doing a externship as a medical assistant at U of M outpatient surgical center in Livonia. It is not that far from my house. I LOVE my boys and they are such a blessing in my Life. Travis is grown to be such a nice young Man. I love his tender heart. He reminds me a lot of my Dad. Lowell is very handsome and just will not stop growing. Both boys help me a lot with the house and with the grand babies. We have Daemien in a speech class once a week. He gets one to one attention. I am noticing that his articulation is getting better. I am the Secretary for Oakland Schools Parent Advisory Council. I am also a Parent Advocate for my School district. I am really looking forward to this upcoming year working with our parent advisory council. IDEA is going to be reevaluated this next year. So the Federal Laws regard education is going to change. Our group along with the Special Education Directors and the State Representatives are going to get together to help make changes with the legislature. So we can have input before the laws are changed in IDEA. Really, Exciting work. Stephanie is going to Ross with my Mother to become a Dental Assistant. I hope she sticks with it. I keep Praying and I have been letting the kids stay with her and My MOM for the weekends. It seems to be working out so far. I loved Conference last weekend. Especially President Monsons Message. Having Gratitude. I have much Gratitude for my Savior Jesus Christ and I know he loves me. I know his arms are getting sore from holding me. I want to be independent but life isn't going that way for me. I went to the temple a few weeks ago and got a confirmation that I need to endure and It will all work out. I just want to get a job that I love and to be able to pay my bills on time, put food on my table and not struggle. I want to be self sufficient. I do have gratitude and I know I have many Blessings in my life. I have 3 Beautiful Children, 2 Beautiful grandchildren and we are all healthy. I have the gospel in my life and I try to live a good life. Although, sometimes I feel as If I am the Pioneer for my Family and will they ever get with the program? I have wonderful In laws who have let us live in there home. How thankful I am for them and for the opportunity. I also live on the most beautiful River and can go canoeing whenever I want. I am blessed to have wonderful friends in the church who continue to help me and to build my testimony through there examples. Angels sent to me from my Father in Heaven. I also have an amazing Bishop who I love deeply. I love the council he gives to me and also am thankful for all the help he has given to me and my family. I love having Seminary in my home every morning. Secretly, I wish I was a Co seminary teacher. Brother Springer teaches 19 Young men and women every Morning. I love the Spirit that is in my home. I love to see the kids actively engaged and Awake. Except Lowell sometimes I catch him with his head down. I am blessed and I do have gratitude. I also am blessed from the missionaries who always seem to be in my life and are an inspiration to me. Changes are going on and at times it is difficult but I just need to stay positive and have gratitude for my Savior and Everything will work out!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Picture of Travis and My Nephew Jimmy they are so cute!
1. Travis Graduated Yeah!
and he is working at shuman Chrysler in Walled Lake.
2. I started school and really like it! Going to be a Medical Assistant when I am done in October.
3. Jack has been getting Overtime! Its good but I feel like a single Mom and I miss him so much.
4 Daemien is Potty Trained and we are very Happy! He is very Smart.
5. Lowell is going into 11th grade and is really a handsome young Man!
6. Aleahna is like Tinker Bell Blonde small cute and fiesty!
7, Sometimes I am so tired and I never get enough sleep!
8. Got my heart broken by my Daughter, She married a total loser and Jack and I are really sad,
9. My Mother is living with us and I love her but she is an enabler and Its not helping the situation with Stephanie.
10. I wish My Mother would stay out of this and let stephanie work things out on her own.
11. Sounds like I need a Vacation!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

D Turns Three

Daemien turns Three! We had a party for him with some of his friends from church. He had a really good time. Still not potty trained but we are working on it. Some days we go without any accidents. He his such a joy to have in my life.

Varsity Jacket

What a great young Man Travis has become. I am so proud of him and love the Man he has turned out to be. He is very Kind,Sweet, Helps me out alot! I am going to miss him alot when he goes off to college. He loves auto body repair. He goes to seminary in the morning, drives to OTC, comes home for Lunch, Heads off to School and When he is done goes to work a Suburban Ford.

Snow Days

This year has been a very mild winter here in Michigan.
We had our Real first snow day. We stayed in our Pajamas and baked some brownies. I like those kind of days. We have also had been sticken with colds, bronchitis, flu, and to top it off Daemien has had 2 asthma attacks. I am looking forward to sunshine, green grass, and flowers.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christmas 2009

We had a really nice Christmas and the little ones really enjoyed themselves. They were so cute opening up presents.

Happy Birthday Travis

It's way to hard to believe but Travis turned 18.
What an exciting day it was for him. He passed his Drivers test, got his license, Got a Job working at Suburban Ford in the collision shop. We are so Proud of him and excited for his future.

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