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Thursday, May 13, 2010


Meet one of my favorite people in the world, Tiffany. I first met her in Jerusalem where she helped me feel like I belonged. She was one of my closest friends there. I loved when we'd go on field trips and she and I would walk and just talk. I laugh when I think back to my first impressions and thought she was maybe 19. And then she shocked the socks off of me when she mentioned her mission in passing. Woah, wait. She's at the very least 22. The tail end of 22. So much for first impressions. (For the record, it wasn't her maturity that made me think that. It's the fact that she just looks so young.) Soon I realized that I had been hasty and foolish. Listening to her talk about the gospel and her love for life was mind blowing and inspiring. She has a relationship with our Savior that most people will probably strive their entire life for. It wasn't long before I felt like a child next to her. I loved spending time with her because she just made me want to be better.

Not too long after we got home, she moved into my ward, which was incredibly fun. Though, Tiffany, we should have spent way more time together. Why did we let boys get in our way? Psh.

We have been trying for months and months now to get together.  We keep planning a date, and then without fail, something comes up that one or the other of us can't make it.  The cosmos were against it, I'm convinced.  Well, the stars finally aligned tonight and Tiffany and her husband, Jared, came over to play.

 Photo stolen from their blog.

We ate Taco Soup, rolls, and Scotcheroos. Mmmm.  We went over and looked at Travis' garden, then talked about the stuff they want to do in their garden space.  (They need a salsa garden!)  Then we played the Wii.  Tiffany couldn't remember if she'd ever played the Wii (which in our book means she hasn't) so we first had them make Miis.  Jared's cracked me up.  Then we pulled out Wii Sports and had a grand time watching them learn tennis, bowling and baseball.  Then came Wii Fit where they did Soccer and Snowball Fight.  Then suddenly, it was past 10.  And since we're all big people now with real jobs (yes, being a Mom is a Real Job, thanks.  Even if I do get to sleep in), we called it a night.  And then they promised to come over and play again.

Tiffany, I'm holding you to that promise.  The cosmos have no choice in this.


Alison said...

Does your cute girl let you sleep in? She is an angel!

I'd love to get a recipe for those scotcheroos...

Tiffany said...


1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Crispies
1 small bag chocolate chips
1 small bag butterscotch chips

Melt karo and sugar together. Then add peanut butter. Mix with cereal and pat down in greased 9x13. Melt all the chips together and pour over the rice crispies mix. Let stand to set. Although, I must warn you, the chocolate topping is a little too much for me. I'll not add all the chips next time.

Ü I hope you like it.