Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bento Box Craze!!!

Just in time for Back to School . . .
Thanks to my friend, Becky, there is a new craze in our little town!

Home lunch will never be the same!

My children no longer want school lunch (sorry, nice, lunch ladies). They want fun. Becky's children come to school with the cutest little lunches you ever saw and they're nutritious, to boot!

Here are some photos I snatched off of a website called Laptop Lunches (permission is granted). When you have some time, check out their gallery AND their suggestions like their Quick Reference Guide. They are full of ideas!

Another company out there is Easy Lunch Boxes. (They have fun photo ideas as well). I would love to order some of their boxes - 4 for $13.95 but the shipping is $8.95 no matter how many order - SO if any of my friends want to order with me I would love to split the shipping with someone or as many someones as I can find! . . .

Other websites include: Lunch in a box and Out of this world ideas! (some people have all the time in the world)

Pottery Barn sells cute boxes

A little history behind the Bento via Wikipedia:

Bento (弁当 bentō?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container. Containers range from disposable mass producedto hand crafted lacquerware. Although bento are readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops, train stations, and department stores, it is still common for Japanese homemakers to spend time and energy for their spouse, child, or themselves producing a carefully prepared lunch box.

So - give a little extra love to the family - send them out the door with a Bento!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Diana Hyer visited our ward RS last night and spoke of priorities and possibilities and making our life better. Here were some of my favorite quotes she shared.

“If you have ever felt inadequate, if you have ever felt that you don’t have the inherent capacity of others, if you have ever felt that no matter how hard you try, you are never good enough, I have a word of advice for you.

Your life is not a race.

You are not competing against anyone else for entrance into the presence of our Heavenly Father. The plan of salvation is not a reality show where you have to beat out the other contestant to win.

I have more good news. As long as you seek to grow closer to your Heavenly Father and your heart and spirit are contrite – as long as you repent and strive in faith to overcome weaknesses – you will be rewarded by our Heavenly Father.”

~Joseph B. Wirthlin, Press On

You will love this clip, too!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thought of the Year

Since I only get on here once a year - hence the title of this post. I found this thought on a new blog called the ink boutique. Rachele has lots of cute ideas you might want to look at.

Everything is always okay in the end;
if it's not okay,
it's not the end.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

New Photos

These photos were taken by my good friend, Angie McReaken "Whimsy Pix". She does such an awesome job! I think my kids are pretty cute but she brings it out for others to see.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka Part 3

Christmas Eve Dinner
Dinner Entertainment

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hawaii Memoirs Part 2

The Big Island - Hilo Side
It's a jungle out there!

Steam from an active volcano. Has anyone seen Grandma?

Emi sending smoke signals . . .
Volcanic Tube
I feel like I'm in the movie "A Journey to the Center of the Earth". I hope I get to meet Brenden Frasier!!!

One of the many rainbow sitings

Is this park for real?

Dinner with the adults; Jefferson Bistro

Fondue Supplies

Elle LOVED Kid's Club - Especially Pirate Day

Friend #3 (It's a penguin, if you can't tell - I couldn't)

Our wonderful friend, and steward from the Phillipines, Apolonio
He made all of our new friends!

Docked out at sea on the other side of the Big Island - Kona

Why is it that we are willing to spend and do things that we would NEVER do at home - when we're on vacation???? A convertible, really?

Preparing for the new day's adventure!

Kona Grande Finale!! The Kona Temple ~ what a view!

Aloha and Happy New Year! Part 1

Can I have a "do over"?!

Arrival to paradise
Oahu: Pearl Harbor

Cheers to arriving on the Ship!

Christmas Sabbath Day in Maui

Let's hit the beach!

Room Service - a favorite commodatie!(spelling?)
A new special friend every night
Dinner out (every night)
2nd day in Maui - snorkeling at the Dump

Dessert and appetizers were the best!Cousins . . .

. . . and more cousins . . .

. . . and more cousins!

Team Joseph RULES!!!

Close yet lovely quarters

Friend #2