“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
~Nelson Mandela

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Spring Pick Me Up


Hi ladies...I hope you guys are all doing well. I thought I would include some recipes from the past few weeks.
This was made for our neighborhood lunch bunch friday.
It is Slow Roasted Tomatoes, it calls for regular tomatoes but roma is great for putting on a baguette.

3 medium tomaotes (6 roma)
6 cloves garlic
6 sprigs thyme
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Kosher Salt and Pepper

Slice up tomatoes in (spoon out seeds). Spread on cokkie sheet or casserole dish. Scatter the minced garlic and thyme. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper. Bake at 300 for 2-3 hours.

If you kind of saute the garlic and add some red pepper then pour it on it gives a really good flavor with the red pepper.

I thought this would not only be good on a baguette but also tossed with pasta and some veggies.

This next recipe I got off of this girls blog. We have made it several times and the kids love it too.

Caribbean Tacos

4 T. Honey
3 T. Fresh Lime Juice
1 T. Oil
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
1 - 1 1/2 pounds shredded and cooked chicken

I put the frozen chicken breasts in a crock pot drizzled with olive oil and S&P on high for a couple of hours and them shred it . Mix the honey, lime juice, oil, and spices and toss in the chicken.

Shredded green cabbage
fresh cilantro
diced mango
flour tortilla


I get carried away with recipes because I love them so much. I have a few more but I'll post it next week. I miss you guys a ton. I will see you guys in May for sure. I got some SWEET new running shoes and I am hoping they will pull me through for the race. To be honest I am not training as hard as I should. I don't have the time (or maybe it's the dedication) but I am going to do it the best I can and then hopefully do one a few months later.
Em...how's the play going? I can't wait to see you in your element! Steph how is work? The Guitar? I had to take mine to go get the neck adjusted so I will be guitar less for a week:(
Molly and Kristi how's the running going girls? Getting my butt in gear to be consistent is not happening. I will be o.k. though. I am getting a bit nervous about trying to get pregnant with all that running too. Hopefully I will be able to.
Keep on Keepin' on girls. Love you all



Just wanted to share something real quick. I had a conversation with one of my running friends this morning and it got me thinking. We got on the subject of friends from high school and college. She commented that she'd had nice friends and roommates but she felt like they were there just to kind of get her through until she found the right man that she was supposed to marry. I(of course) told her how I felt differently about my friends. That the few good friends that I have from H.S. and college are meant to be my friends for life. True BFF s! You all are truly a blessing. Hopefully we'll all see each other in May!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The grouchy mother blues

So last night I went to bed feeling soooo guilty about how impatient and grumpy I'd been with my kiddos. I even checked the calendar to see if I was approaching that lovely time of the month. Nope, I couldn't even use that as an explanation. I was just grouchy. Jack is sick(again!) and all he wanted all day was me and his Binky(which is supposed to stay in his bed). The kitchen was a mess and I had two baskets full of clean laundry getting more and more wrinkled by the second and the two kids were at each others' throats. Anyways, I felt so bad after checking on them before bed and there they were-perfect angels, and there I was feeling like a total b*%@#. After praying extra hard before bed I had a new desire to just be a good friend to them today. I kept thinking about the saying that goes something like: When we die are we going to wish we'd spent more time at work or on cleaning the house or doing laundry? Not likely. But we certainly might wish we'd spent more time just playing with the kids. So today I have really just been trying to do whatever the kids want to do. Jack just wanted to sit on my lap and suck on that nasty Binky of his a lot of the morning but oh well, he was happy and that made me happy too. Campbell and I played with her little animals when Jack went down and honestly I almost fell asleep as I was being the mommy elephant but she loved it and that's what today was supposed to be about. I can say that Campbell and Jack have not teased, argued or tattled all day. I know everyday won't be this way but it has been nice. And no my laundry still isn't folded but maybe Jack will sleep a little longer so I can get that done too.
So what do you all do when you're grumpy and just need an "attitude adjustment"? What have been some of your good mom, wife, friend, teacher moments?

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Hey I made a playlist for the blog. Feel free to go to Playlist.com and add some songs. The account is Loganladies and the password is not Deephaven but the other side if you know what I mean. I put some of my favorite songs on. I had Justin timberlake rock your body and then took it off....Do you remember get down on it? All I can remember is Hirome,Leslie, and do you remember Eric? I can't remember his last name. I just picture him with his hat on backwards getting down shaking his arms like crazy! That boy did have good rhthym. What year was that---94 or 95? Anyway I put on a few of my all time favorite songs. I seriously can't remember what we listened to besides Dave Matthews?
Okay it is super late. I just got back from seeing August Rush..the movie. It was good, I loved the guitar in it!
Molly I am glad you figured out how to get in to post. Steph and Em you guys will have to go back in your email and accept the invite from blogspot and then make up your own password.
Can you guys believe we didn't crank the music one time and groove...that's so not like us. I must be getting old I can't remember the last time I REALLY danced!

Friday, March 7, 2008

A little something

I was just sitting here looking at the computer and thought of a saying that a friend told me this past year. I don't know if you remember my friend Patty....Molly we went to Zion with her, Steph I think you probably met her a few times and I am pretty sure she stayed with us at the big white house...anyway, she came out to visit a few months ago and while I was driving to the airport she told me this saying. It has always stuck with me and yesterday when I was in the PET scan freaking out I calmed myself by repeating this over and over.
"Take Kindness and Benevolence as Basis.
Take Frankness and Friendliness to Heart.
Speak with Reason. Treat with Courtesy.
Act with Emotion.
Accomplish Results."

I think I will have to keep saying this to myself during the race too.It is such a small phrase with such a good messasge.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Not So Pretty Pet

Hi Ladies
Today was the day I got my Pet Scan. I went and was there for two and a half hours. Needless to say it was not easy as I am claustrophobic and paniced a few times. I had to sit in a dark room by myself for 45 minutes after they injected the stuff and told me not to move and try to zone out and not think......yeah that's pretty much impossible for me to not think. I have to say that as much as I hated and I am glad it is done. I would close my eyes and think of Jake, the kids and my good friends. My friend Jen drove me and picked me up when I was done and I looked like crap..it's amazing what stress will do to you.
Anyway, thank you all for the emails and calls. I appreciate it. I know I keep saying this but I really have a new outlook on things and I am going to deal with the big anxiety in full force.
I have loved being in touch this past week it has seriously made my week. Steph, I about busted a gut at your email...seriously how are you so stinking witty? There is nothing better than a great laugh! Emily, I can't wait to come see you in your play.
Well, not to be a blog hog or anything but I am going to add a playlist on our sidebar with some Logan Lady tunes.
I had to put on the picture of Ellie and her outfit that I was talking to one of you about. She came up with this outfit and I about died it was so cute. That's my hat, Molly's shirt and her shoes and shorts. After a day like today it made me smile!
Take Care

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Thanks Angie B.!


Thanks for all your time and efforts to put this Logan Ladies blog together. You are so creative. It looks amazing. I loved your quotes, words, pics. linked sites, etc.

This will be a great way for us to do just what you said, Angie, give support, tell our frustrations, get advice, share recipes, quotes, fun stories and more! I can't wait to do that with all of you!

I saw two quotes on home made signs at my friend's house today. I thought, right on, and wanted to share them with you.

"Trials and tribulations are mandatory, sorrow and despair are not!"

"A clean house is time misspent!"

I also was also was listening to a cd today that is one of my favorites. I forgot to name it last weekend. The artist is, Mat Kearney. The album is titled, Nothing Left to Lose. I was going to tell you my favorite song on there, but I honestly can't decide. They are ALL good. So, check it out!

Alright my kids are hanging on me and needing a little attention.

Have a terrific taco Tuesday! Remember those Taco John's adds, Molly in Pocatello...."Taco Tuesday, Taco Tuesday, two tacos for 99 cents!"

Love you girls,


Monday, March 3, 2008

The Weekend

Oregon Coast Reunion

This past weekend has been one of the most rejuvenating times of my life. I read my emails from Kristi and Emily and it just made me cry again. (although that's not too hard to do huh?) I came home feeling so full of new energy which is what I needed so bad. Let's use this blog to as a support to each other. Let's share ideas, concerns, recipes, pictures, disappointments, frustrations, quotes, books and anything else we can think of.
I want to start by saying thanks to all of you for an INCREDIBLE weekend. I knew it would be fun but I had no idea just how wonderful it would be. Now I am excited for a yearly weekend getaway. I was telling Emily how great it was to all be together as a group and how great it was to feel like I was able to have 1 on 1 time with each of you too. You each have a spec ail quality that I am hoping will rub off on me. Molly for you it is that fact that you are like Kristi said a "ROCK" ...you are grounded and "wired" :O)so well. I always want to be better after I am with you. Emily, For you it is your ability to walk into the room and just light up every one's life. You have always been able to know how to bring laughter and fun, you are THE funnest person. Kristi, For you , you have always been a friend that truly cares for people and wants the best for them. You have a heart that is so big that I am afraid it might bust! And Steph for you it has always been your ability to be constantly positive and loyal no matter what the situation and like Em your sense of humor is irreplaceable. I could go on and on about all the other qualities that I love about you but I just wanted to tell you the ones that I am working on thanks to you all. It was a great weekend I am so excited for this blog to keep in touch better.
I love you all........