Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Last week we had some friends over for dinner and had a really great meal I must say. And the best part was that it was really easy! We had lettuce wraps and some fried rice. We found a recipe for fried rice on you tube of all places :) The only other thing we needed was maybe a vegetable to make the meal more balanced, but it turned out great so thought I'd share it.

Lettuce Wraps
diced chicken
green onions
Kung Pao Sauce

Mix chicken, onions and sauce over medium heat.

Then do Rice noodles/Bean threads separately: This is the fun part!

Fill a small sauce pan about half way with veg/olive oil, heat on medium heat or more. Drop small handful of noodles into the oil and watch them pop up-It gives the wraps extra crunch.

Finally, use Iceberg lettuce and try to keep the pieces as big as possible.

Fried Rice

2 TBL veg oil in pan
add chopped carrots
2 eggs
pork, or chicken, diced
already cooked rice
1 TBL soy sauce
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp salt
2 TBL sugar
green onions

Thats all!! Have fun.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

May the Force be with you!

Can you believe it...I've never seen Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi...until now. Jason and I finished them last week. And I really liked them. Can't believe it took this long!

This all got started when our neice and nephew, Ella and Abram, were watching these one night. I kept wanting to go in and watch with them, but thought I'd be social with the adults instead :) Not sure why I'm so interested in these movies :) Probably because they're good and Darth Vadar talks cool! But not to worry, you will not see me at any movie theater dressed like a storm trooper...but I do think those light sabers are cool!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Count your MANY blessings

I have been thinking about a talk that was given at church on Sunday. A Senior missionary couple told of their experiences on their humanitarian mission in Ethiopia. They talked about not having clean water to drink. Mothers would walk miles a day to fetch water from a dirty water hole everyday. Many kids would die before the age of 5 due to parasites and bacteria from the dirty water. One of their projects was to get clean water to these people. I thought of all the things I take for granted...

clean running water
food to eat
air conditioning
a roof over my head
that I can read and write
that I live in a free country
the fact that I feel safe where I live
peace in our country (for the most part)

This is just a very short list of things that came to my mind as I listened to this couple speak. I am very blessed!! I have also been reading the Kiterunner, which has also brought some of these blessings to my mind as well. We are so blessed!!

P.S. As requested...this post was done by Jeanna :)

One year ago...

on Wed. August 29th, Jason flew out to Phx and we met face to face for the first time right outside the C Gates security at Sky Harbor Airport.

This past weekend we were accidentally in the same spot we were one year ago. We flew to Phoenix for the long weekend to visit my family. As we walked out of security I realized that it was a year ago that we were in that same spot. So I said to Jason, "hey do remember this? Do you remember where we were a year ago?" And of course, he said what are you talking about :) Then he stopped and pulled out a card and this rose out of his carryon and we had a little moment in the airport once again, one year later, to the date. How grateful I am for Jason in my life. How grateful I am that he came to Phx for the first time in August and spent a 115 degree day with me :)

New additions

Our newest neice and nephew
Abby and Carter

Abby was born July 9, 2008 and Carter was born May 30, 2008.
My brother Scott and his wife Dani have Abby and
My sister Jody and her husband Kirk have Carter.
They are both so sweet.
This was the first time we got to see them in person :)
And since we had almost everyone in Mesa (except Damon, who belongs to Scott and Dani) we took another family picture. It was pretty painless too. Alot better than when we were younger. Thank you to Tara, our photographer.

Wiliams Family
Dani and Scott Williams, Jeanna and Jason Eggers, Todd Williams, Kirk and Jody Rasmussen
Dad, Mom, Abby Williams, Carter, Katelyn and Kaleb Rasmussen. (left to right)