Guess what? I was just set apart as the new Relief Society president in our ward, and I just have to say that I am so grateful and excited. It can be a scary thing, but more than anything, I really am just looking forward to it--mainly thanks to the awesome sisters in our ward who I know will be my friends even though I won't quite know what I'm doing at first. :)
Love you all! Thanks for your support. :)
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted by The Riries at 6/30/2008 07:13:00 PM
Friday, June 27, 2008
I know, it's a little pathetic that I'm averaging every other post being about American Idol, but I had to post a few pics of our awesome Idol parties!
Kelsi and I picking up our cool shirts before the party. :) We were afraid the lady making them would think we were a weirdo (well, she still probably did), but she ended up being a huge Idol fan too and we ended up having like a 20-minute conversation about Idol and how much we love it. :)
Aren't we so cool? :)
The whole gang!
Our American Idol ice cream we drove all over town to find!
Gettin' a little crazy...
Nervous for the show!
He did amazing!
Time to vote! And vote we did--about 1,500 votes combined!
So nervous for the results! It's all we talked about at work all day. :)
We all had something going on when the finale actually aired, so Kelsi Tivo'd it and we watched it a few hours later. In order to avoid texts and calls giving away the results, we all turned off and abandoned our phones!
The final results being announced--very depressing and wrong. :)
Even though we were sad at the results, we had so much fun!
Posted by The Riries at 6/27/2008 05:59:00 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I always love new recipes, so hopefully you guys do too! This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. First, because they're really yummy and second, because they're really easy.
Easy PB Cookies Recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
Mix together and place on a cookie sheet as usual. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350F. For extra yumminess, after the cookies have cooled for about a minute, place a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in the center--rich and delectable. :)
YUM! You guys seriously have to try this recipe. It's so easy, but still so good!
(I found this pic online--pretty close to what they'll look like, but I'd like to think mine are cuter! :) I try to get the Reese's as much smushed into the cookie as possible, not so much on top of it.)
Posted by The Riries at 6/19/2008 07:26:00 AM
Friday, June 06, 2008
Ok, I know American Idol is over, and I'm not going to argue about who should have won. But I just have to say that one of the reasons I absolutely love and admire David Archuleta is because he is such a good person.
My friend shared this video with me yesterday. It is of David this past week when he sang at a fireside for troubled youth (there are more details on the YouTube video description). Even though he is famous around the world, he still cares about people and making a difference. What a good role model for the world!
Posted by The Riries at 6/06/2008 12:22:00 PM
Thursday, June 05, 2008
I haven't blogged in forever! But here are a few pics from our trip to Yellowstone this past weekend through a trip with BYU-Idaho Outdoor Activities. The ride up there and back, a hike, dinner, Playmill show and ice cream afterwards, all for $20--awesome deal! Some of the highlights: we saw a couple of moose and got to see Oklahoma at the Playmill!
Our first moose spotting--by me, thank you very much. :) I have eyes like a hawk! (You'll probably have to click to enlarge the pic in order to see the moose!)
A Shooting Star flower--very pretty.
Moose spotting #2!
Travis and Katie Williams
Oklahoma at the Playmill! It gave both Adam and Travis massive headaches, but other than that, it was totally fun. :)
We love Yellowstone!
Posted by The Riries at 6/05/2008 09:47:00 PM