Yah, ok this is how my blog started out yesterday. I had the whole thing typed out and was just putting pics in when somehow I managed to delete the whole thing even though I had saved it as a draft!! Doh! Well, I had gone on about our trip and seeing cute babies, feeding them, holding them, seeing heaps of family and enjoying every minute of it, chocolate sauce, brownies, and the list went on. Well, I'm not going to re type all of it cause it just frustrates me, but I will talk about my mother's day which started out bad but ended up real nice.
I had to give a lesson in YW about family history...I'm probably one of the millions who would be the worst at this lesson because I don't even do my own! So I was very unprepared and very nervous...you've got like 10 girls staring you down and you're wondering what the heck they are thinking about you. Do they hate me? Do they think I'm ugly? Do they like my hair? I don't know, but to me its quite intimidating and I'm only the secretary but our Pres has been gone for about 4 weeks now so that leaves me and one counsellor to do everything seeing as how our other counsellor is also away! I can't wait till she gets back. I hate the pressure. I'm just reading Pres Kimball's biography and how he was so extremely busy and stressed for years at a time and felt like he was going to explode. I admire him for being able to cope with all his responsibilities and be as good as he was. But anyways, I definitely am not like him. I'm really glad they only call men to be Stake Presidents and bishops and such! Anyways, back to my original story, well, after church and my extremely stressful time teaching the YW lesson I was so glad to have completed, my kids each gave me this cute little card with a poem on it...
Hat's Off to Mother
My mother's job is sometimes hard, and I have heard her say,
"The hours are long, and if I could, I'd like to change the pay."
Her profession has variety, and I will tell you now
About the many hats she wears-and why and when and how.
1. My mummy's a nurse who fixes and patches
All of my hurts and my sores and my scratches.
2. My mother's a chef who fixes each dinner
Fit for a king-a blue ribbon winner!
3. My mum's a chauffeur who drives pretty slow
But gets me to places where I need to go.
4. My mum's a detective, and no one is greater
At getting the truth from me sooner or later.
5. My mummy's a gardener and works really hard,
Planting and weeding and grooming the yard.
6. My mother's a maid-at least that's what she said-
'Cause she cleans the house and makes every bed.
7. My mother's an angel-a queen in disguise-
who teaches the gospel with tears in her eyes.
Today take these hats off, and please wear no other.
Let me do you work, to show I LOVE YOU, MOTHER!
Well, I took that last part very literally and said, "Oh, cool! I guess that means I don't have to fix dinner today cause you're going to do it?! Yay!" to which the response was, "No! It's just a poem! I didn't really mean that!" What lovely children I have eh? "Ha ha ha! I laughed and committed them to it and when I got home sat on the couch to read my book and watched for an hour and listened to the circus in the kitchen with Rick as the ring leader. Well, not only was the food good, but the entertainment was good as well and I think the kids learned some things. Oh, and Rick did too. He's pretty bad around the kitchen but now he knows how to cook rice anyways! And chicken! And he know how to turn the oven on to broil. Too funny. Here are some pics of the kids and him in action.
Candace has a major attitude problem and seems to be somewhat lazy so that picture of her pretty much captured her throughout the whole ordeal. I don't know where she got the lazy streak from but it sure isn't a reflection of me! No way.
Anyways, thanks for a great Mother's Day gift Canny, Blaze, Mesa and Rick! It was the greatest and the food tasted great! We had brownies with ice cream and choc sauce to top it off. Yummm! Here's my recipe for chocolate sauce. The best ever. Absolutely no contest here guys!
Chel's Yummiest Chocolate Sauce
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1 c. water
Boil for 10 min, cool slightly and add:
2 well beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp butter
Mix really well. You may want to temper the eggs before adding them to the sauce.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mum's out there!