Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Missionary Farewell

Today my SIL left on her mission. Well, technically, she left to go into the MTC for 6 weeks until her missions, and then she'll leave to Germany. But we had a lovely farewell lunch (at Los Hermanos, since she won't likely have any Mexican food in Germany. And then we said goodbye at the MTC, and we'll see her in 18 months. I know she'll do amazing and I'm so happy for her opportunity!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Afternoon Tea...American Style

Since my birthday was on a weekday (booooo) I usually also like to take the Saturday near it and celebrate it as well, with those who couldn't make it during the week. Today, I had an afternoon tea at a place in Provo called Taste, and it was pretty good. They had our table with our tea time on it:

 Naturally, my name is spelled incorrectly on here, Geneviene, like that's a real name. But we soldiered on. I ordered the mint tea, that looked like a small swamp in a tea pot, but was delicious. And our treats were super good too.
I did enjoy it and have a nice time, but I guess the only thing I have to be sad about was their lack of tea options. They had maybe 4 teas on their menu, which was such a disappointment when there are so many great ones in the world! But it was delicious and I would definitely go again.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

A Happy Happy Birthday, Indeed!

You Guys! Okay, today is a great day for many reasons. Yes, unfortunately, school did start this week, but let's not focus on that. Today is my birthday, yippee! After spending all day in school, I did get to have a lovely party with my family, and by party I mean dinner, but when you get old. that's party enough. BUT! For one of my presents, Husband gave me a print of our recent pictures, which meant that we had them back! I definitely spent a chunk of my night looking through them, and I'm posting my favorites here! Please to enjoy.
Also! If anyone wants to hire our amazing photographer, his name is Michael Cozzens, and his website is, I found him to be so fantastic!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

September Cards

I am being early on this and getting my cards done for the September card swap already! I worked today on them since I had some extra time (before school starts tomorrow!) and they turned out all right, I reckon.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Fancy Photos

Many years ago when we got married, Husband and I didn't have pictures taken. Due to some circumstances, we didn't have a photographer, and the one that came was in absolutely no way a photographer, bless her heart. So we have no good pictures of us together, and certainly no good ones at our wedding. Finally this weekend, we have remedied this. We have a friend who is a photographer, and we had him take our pictures, back in our wedding attire. We do still fit in our wedding clothes, so we got all fancy and got them taken. Of course I'll post them here when I get them back, but for a tease, here's a picture of me getting ready. 
I don't mean to look as sad and dead inside as I do, but I am just dying at how I look like I don't care about life right now haha. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stampin and Chattin

Tonight we had Stamp and Chat, and it was a delight. I made a super yummy mousse, it was no sugar, low carb, kind of healthy:

16 ounce cream cheese, softened

2 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup low carb sweetener, I used Stevia

1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups berries, I used raspberries and strawberries and sliced them

Whip together all ingredients except for the fruit. When stiff peaks have formed, its done! I did a layer of berries, some mousse, more berries, and piped the mousse on to make it fancy, ending with a raspberry on top. Then, refrigerate them until you use! The mousse isn't very sweet, but the fruit helps with that. 

Then we had some adorable cards made! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Fine Funeral

Today was the funeral for Husband's uncle, Steve. He lives in Florida so we didn't get to see him too often, but the time we had together was awesome. We had a small family funeral, just us Clarks, and Steve's parents. Steve worked for Disney for many years (he played Goofy for many years, and was also the Queen of Hearts, very cool), so at his funeral we wore Disney shirts as a tribute.

At the funeral, Husband and his sister played the guitar for us to sing "What a Friend we have in Jesus", a lovely hymn. 

We will miss him, but I know that he is in a better place.