Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's no wonder...

The following views are those of a mother on a soap box, read at your own risk.

I turned off my cable in January of last year and when everything went digital I did not get a transmitter.  So, this means that we have not had tv in my house for almost two years.  Now while I realize that seems archaic to most, I have really not missed it.  I occasionally wish I could sit down and watch Food Network or maybe a football game, but in general I'm glad it's gone.  We still watch movies, just not tv.

Last night I went to a friends house to watch Glee (see I'm still aware of what's going on) with some friends.  Can I just say that between the Brittney Spears episode (should have known better) and the 2 minute segment of another Law and Order type show we caught before turning off the tv, I don't think I will ever allow the tv back in my home again.  I do realize how I sound right now... hence the disclaimer at the top of the post.  I am not perfect, nor do I claim to be, but I can not believe what is put on tv for public consumption.  I know I have the option of not watching it and I won't, but I just wondered if anyone else feels the same way or if I really am as "Leave it to Beaver" as I sound.

Thanks for listening...

Monday, September 27, 2010

FHE General Conference Edition

Here are some links for ideas for Family Home Evening in preparation of General Conference this weekend.  There are also some game/activity ideas.

Name that Apostle



In that past we have either played General Conference Bingo or a Candy game in which I have a bowl of candies and we pick a word each session, (Prayer, Repentance, Faith, Jesus, etc.) and every time the kids hear the word they can come and get a treat.  Yes, I know this sounds like a recipe for a sugar high and generally it it, but I'd rather have them high on sugar and listening then not.  I am generally a stickler for at least one session each day and they must sit and listen to the Prophet each time he speaks.

What do you do with your kids during conference?  Do they listen? Participate?  Any great advice?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Upcoming Party Report

Can you believe how cute this girl is???

Friday, September 10, 2010

Not just a burger...

This week I tried a new restaurant, Taste of India.  Super yum... I tried the Chicken Coconut Korma and the Mango Chicken, with some Cheese Naan on the side.  I liked that you can specify the heat of the dish, anything can be mild, medium or hot.  I tried a mild and medium....definately couldn't do the hot without a few gallons of water.

And then today I went to the Greek Festival for lunch... So much good food!  I tried Dolmathes, Pastitsio, Souvlaki, Spanakopita and of course a Gyro.  (Please keep in mind I was sharing this food with another person and that I did not single handedly eat all this.)  And for dessert we had Kourambiedes, Galotopita and Bakalava.  Colby accidentally ate the whole clove that they use as a garnish in the Baklava...
"Wow!  This tastes like Christmas." 

They had art, jewelry and clothing to purchase as well as dancing during the evening.  If you are downtown this weekend check it out.

I think we get comfortable in our eating habits and forget or are afraid to try new things....
be Brave, try something new.