Friday, September 30, 2011

Pretty weed or an ugly flower?

So! I decided to take a picture of myself... and Chase everyday for the next year:)
Chase and I haven't seen  each other yet today so his picture is not available yet.

Liz Moffat Sept 30th
182,826.3  hours ish old

Anyways today after I ran I went to this small grass area in my apt complex to do some other exercises.

afterward I  just laid on the grass unable to move ( I may or may not be out of shape)

anyways I turned my head and I saw something magnificent!!!!!!!

There was only one dandelion in the small grass area (God put it there just for me I am fairly sure)

I know people think these things are just weeds but I know better

You would think that I would have learned to hate these suckers because when I was younger I can't say I was a huge fan of going out to the flower beds and pulling weeds.
BUT for some reason despite my Mothers warnings I would always blow on these wish flowers ensuring that I would have more weeds to pull the next week. (Maybe I enjoyed blowing on them so much because I was told not to?)

(notice that I am still to exhausted to stand up)
I made a wish.

Sorry yard maintenance people.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

This is the title

THIS is our home:)
we love it here and we are in love here.

Just wanted to share:)

I decorated at work today for Halloween.  The girls I was working with decided to like my decorating skills! it made me feel great! We had so much fun:D... just saying

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman, let the games begin

If you understand my title, there is a good chance then you are just like me... OBSESSED.

I resent myself a little bit because of it.  It's hard sometimes to swallow being so crazy about something that so many other people been crazy about.  BUT I don't even care.

Hunger Games

in four days I read all three books
one day=one book with a day break between 1 & 2 while I tracked down where I could get my hands on books 2 and 3

sad? very.
Did I neglect my husband? yes.
  It's an excuse I know but I really couldn't tear myself away.  When he realized this I think he just wanted it to be over.  (don't worry to much I got a handful of productive things done)

Once this was over I had to look up the characters for the upcoming movie ( WHICH IS BEING SHOT IN NC!!!...The place I spent my summer. WHAT was I thinking)

I am fairly pleased:) My friend Debbie warned me about having feelings for a couple characters in the books.
she was right
I have talked to Chase about exactly how wrong it is that my heart aches a little bit towards Peeta and Gale.  He just laughs...(as I read this I realize that how obsessed I sound...but that's only because I am really obsessed)

The movie date is March 23rd.  I may or may not be at that premier dressed up... Chases may also be there dressed up... who will we be?
 Katniss & Peeta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




I am well aware that Chase would make a better gale than Peeta.  BUT...

don't think less of me friends...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Writing my own history

SO There I was in Relief society being  taught about the importance of family history feeling a little bit guilty because the family history bug hasn’t seem to have bitten me the way it has some people.  I mean don’t get me wrong I know that family history is so very very important.

Why don’t I do it?... It really just boils down to laziness. 

BUT since I am doing this no excuses thing ima give it a shot. 

What really was interesting to me though about family history was realizing that I need to be writing my own biography.  It makes sense I found it interesting though right? Everyone is interested when it comes to them self.  And I do not claim to be better than the next kid. SO!  I decided to put a little more effort into my personal journal writing.  (This blog kinda counts :D:D:D:D:D)

PS I love Moms. I got a text from mine yesterday that when opened played some loud celebratory  music and told me how great I was.  I can jjust imagine her figuring out on her phone how to apply sound to text messages.  Thanks Mama P

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Love those lemonade stands

This weekend Chase and I had the chance to babysit our CUTE Nephew and Niece. Charlie and Lucy (they even have the cute names!)


The weather was awesome and running around with Charlie and Lucy/chasing them was so very refreshing.
(I know it looks weird the camera was on a strange setting)


Charlie and Lucy with Muncle Chase

Anyways, The Neighbor girls had a Lemonade stand

...It didn't look like this picture.  Were talking classic card table three dining room chairs and three girls screaming every 5-10 minutes "LEMONADE $0.25!!!!"

We walked over and  I asked for 3 glasses.  They poured us each about an inch of lemonade and sent us on our way.

These girls were very cost effective. :)

anyways we played and it became time for bed.  Charlie said his prayers to me and this is what he said

"Heavenly Father thank you for Mom Dad going on a date so that I could play with Muncle Chase"

:):):):): I have such a keeper

p.s Don't worry Mama P we don't have baby fever

Friday, September 16, 2011

Look what I found!

The sweet taste of success

I Liz Moffat have succeeded.

I knew when I set out to bake my first batch of cookies I should have asked a pro for advice. 

I really don't have a good reason as to why I didn't ask. I have so many relatives who are very successful bakers.  I originally planned on calling my Aunt Patty (her cookie recipe and cookies are SO good)

But my sister in law Kate posted a comment on my blog with a cookie recipe. 
(feel free to try it it's great)

They Taste normal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chase ate 16 cookies yesterday... SO! I will not be making cookies anymore for the sake of our health.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

cookies 3...Liz....0

So this is shameful... (Aunt Patty I should have called you before attempt #1 it's just every time I decide to "bake" Things get crazy)

ANYWAY! It's painful to post this... I mean the first attempt at cookies was a laugh, but let me tell you after getting pumped again and feeling so confident yesterday and then failing... and then getting pumped again and feeling so confident again just to fail AGAIN I sunk to the floor and, embarrassing I know, I shed a couple tears.

It's kinda funny to think about now, Chase stuffing cookie dough in his face pretending it tasted great.  But lets be real.  I have taste buds too. He even went as far as to rush to the store to buy a gallon of milk to go with the "delicious" cookies.

Personally I think that at best they are bearable. But I guess I am my own worst critic...

Anyways this is a negative post.  Sorry. don't worry I still love life and I am usually not a quitter so I probably will end up trying this tomorrow... that will be four days in a row.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The great people of the world

Today for family home evening Chase and I decided to hike the Y (a giant letter Y on the side of a mountain here in Provo)

 I refuse to admit that I may be a little out of shape so I will say that the altitude change we recently went through made us have to catch our breath more than once on the way up...

When we got up there though we got a treat:) not only did we have an awesome view of the valley

We also made it up to the top of the Y at the same exact time as a Roger Lewis.

Who is Roger?  He is just a happy man that was excited to see us up there.  He talked to us instantly (after catching his breath) asked us where we were from like he probably knew someone from there (and he did) made a couple more witty comments just in time for his grandson and son to struggle up the hill.

did I mention this man had a severe limp and carried a cane?
did I mention that he left an hour early so he could meet his kin at the top of the Y?
did I mention that this man looked to be about 70? (being that active I would guess he is older than he looks too)


I couldn't help it I ease dropped on their conversation.   It was intelligent witty and hilarious.  I loved it.

Gotta Love Life

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cookies 1+ .... Liz 0

TODAY was the day.  I was ready to put my past behind me...

I have a condition. The first apparent sign of it was when I was 12.  My Mom was busy and needed to get dinner started she innocently asked me to go to the kitchen and boil water...

I drug my feet into the kitchen and stared blankly at the fridge
I found my self wondering..
"what possibly could the word boil mean?"

After a very frustrating conversation with my Mom trying to communicate that I had no idea what this boiling water was I realized that
 A. Cooking was not my thing
 B. It seemed to be a big deal to Mama P that I didn't know what boil meant
 C. This was a very serious condition

ANYWAYS this was followed by years of cooking and baking disasters.  MANY people are part of these memories.

but today! today was the day.  I have managed to learn how to cook a few meals. However I have yet to successfully bake anything that didn't come in a box or package.

With some online recipe help I got started...
I even had/still have on my cute apron that I SWEAR helps me cook better AND it felt so great.  I felt like such a good little house wife, baking Sunday cookies that maybe I could take to the neighbors:) (church today was about service)

However the batter didn't look right so I went to Chase
"Chase is everything okay?"
"Yeah babe everything is great"
"No! my cookies does the batter look weird?"

He followed me into the kitchen and started examining the ingredients I used...
to sum things up.  The powdered sugar is in a clear plastic Tupperware...I swear it looks exactly like flour..

SO baking has beat me once again. Whats new? At least my Husband thought it was cute

I will let you know how these suckers taste Ha!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The lights really inspired me

What not to wear

I love the show what not to wear so much (I am 100% girl) however as I sat there wasting my life away watching it I got up to get something and walked past a mirror...

I thought "Oh no Stacy and Clinton are going to show up at my door..."

and then I thought "OH NO when they show up at my door they are going to force me to go on a three day shopping trip!" I went and changed my outfit.

I guess you could say they inspired me ?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our honeymoon continued

I wish I was feeling clever, BUT I'm not.  So I am just going to talk a little bit about my new improved life style. aka married life!

The Benefits (not in any particular order)

-Mr. Moffat always checks and then double checks to make sure things are safe and nice for me (Things like oil changes and tire replacements no longer have to be on my brain)  In boy language this is him shouting at the top of his lungs that he loves me dearly.

-I get to live with  my best friend.  Living with him makes for some funny times.  One night we stayed up for an extra half hour making raspberry noises on our arms.  (Yes we are both actually little boys)

-I get to learn how to cook...

-No more messy roommates for me (YES!!!!) I got so very lucky and married and ocd cleaner.  And I really mean that as a good thing.

-I got to hit up Kauai and New York (something I would not have had a chance at without  him)

anyways I have been married 1.22 Months and it still feels like the best honeymoon ever.

 I got a good one and I mean that

"Things are really starting to look up for me, I found some shirts in the trashcan next door"  - Darrik Cheney