Thursday, January 26, 2012

Looks like chocolate dipped fruit and fudge sampler wins! I will post some pics of that when I start making some. Thanks for all the votes!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



We took off the wallpaper and painted the bathroom. Took down all the "lovely" pink lace and made it look a little more like me. The tile is still pretty turquoise, but not nearly as intense to me. So yeah, our house is slowly looking more like me and less 1970's. :) Thank you Tyson!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

To Every Thing...

"To every thing there is a season; and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;"

-Ecclisiastes 3:1,6

There is so much change in everyday life, it is weird sometimes. One day it will be 20 degrees and I feel like I am going to die from lack of warmth in my toes and then the next day, it is almost 60 degrees and in comparison feels like summer. Why is that?

Part of me gets frustrated, and then another part of me is really thankful. How would I appreciate that "summer" feeling if it was like that all the time. It would feel chilly to me. But instead, because there are such cold days, it feels great. Right?

Well, there is a lot of life that is like that right now. Sometimes the Lord gives and gives and you don't even realize everything you have. And then the next minute it is gone in the blink of an eye and you realize how much you miss...and how much you could live without. It is just something interesting to think about.

I am so thankful for my life and all that I have been given. I am excited for this new day, that Josh and Caleb slept all night long last night. That no one really puked on me (Matthew spit up doesn't count). I am so thankful for Priesthood blessings, that the power of God is really given to worthy men on Earth today. And I am incredibly thankful that one of those men is my husband so we can have that power in our home. I am thankful for doctors and medicine.

I am thankful for Matthew's adorable first tooth and his little smiles. I'm pretty sure I am thankful for Caleb's super snuggly-ness and Josh's health, which means intense amounts of energy. Haha. I am thankful that Tyson is feeling better and that he is completely my best friend and the longer we are married, the more it seems we are one person. When he is sad, I feel sad, and when he worries, I worry. When I worry, he makes me realize there is no need. When I am sad, he makes me laugh. And the Lord is all around us, He created us and gave us so much.

Tyson prayed this morning and thanked the Lord that we were able to wake up this morning, because it meant we made it through the night so we could live another day. None of us are in any life threatening situation, I was not concerned at all that I might not wake up. I was cranky that I WAS awake. But Tyson said just the right thing. And I am thankful I am awake. That I am capable of breathing and living one more day on this incredible earth in my warm home with my favorite people in the world.

I am thankful for the Lord's purposes and seasons.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Out with the old, in with the new

Making our first batch of Confections By Cami fudge

All my life I have dreamed of doing a lot of things. One of which is to work in a chocolate shop. That is probably one of the reasons I became a chocolatier for Dove. It was selling chocolate. But I really wanted to MAKE chocolate, to taste test, to smell it and experiment with it. To watch people smile when they bit into it and know that it was something I made. Like I somehow made that smile.

I kind of got to do that as a chocolatier, but I hated the pressure of feeling horrible with how much it cost and that I had no control over that. There were a lot of little things, but it was wonderful too. I learned SO much in just over a year. I have never been so outgoing. And I loved getting to know my team, especially my upline Bekah. And I loved being a leader too. But I haven't had a party in awhile and haven't made the quota I need to have to continue being a chocolatier.

When I found out as I was disappointed in myself. It wasn't anyone else's fault, just mine. But at the same time, I felt relieved. I really felt good about becoming a chocolatier, but I knew it would only be temporary. That is all I wanted it to be.

Well, anyways, Tyson and I talked about it and we decided that I would have one last party, sell off all the Dove stuff I have unless I need to keep it. And I would take one step closer to my dream. I would start creating my own chocolates and sell them on Etsy. So far it has been really fun. We have only made two different things and probably gained five pounds because of them, but hey, fat and happy, right? :)

So I am a curvy, happy wife to the handsomest man, mother of three adorable boys, writer, and chocolate (although purely internet) shop owner. What is even better is that Tyson is helping me with everything. We made the fudge together (thanks to Mama Sue's AMAZING recipe), and he has helped me with all the ideas and researching.

It is going to be great!

At 2, already a mom

So I was watching a little girl named Ainsley today and she is almost exactly Caleb's age. Well, Caleb was trying to move a racetrack (pretty bulky for a little kid) around another large toy. So he was having a hard time, and started to panic (you know. like it was the end of the world) and asked for my help. I was feeding Matthew, so I couldn't really get up. I asked Ainsley if she would help Caleb. So she walks over and instead of grabbing the other side of the toy like I pictured, she just stands there and looks right at Caleb. Then she says,
"Take a deep breath Caweb, take a deep breath."