Wednesday, February 6, 2008

That Home feeling

Hi everyone,
I am just wanting people to talk to. Hyrum is moving I think that he likes the chocolate ice cream that I ate a while ago. I am so grateful to be able to go visiting teaching. Being gone from home for two months kindof made me feel like I was a little bit of an island, without a lot of normal responsibilities. Visiting teaching really helps me to feel more plugged into people around me, and like this is really my home. It is a good feeling.

I am also glad to be starting to help with some of the cooking again. I have been feeling better this trimester, so even though Derrill still plans on making dinners these days I have been very helpful.

I even made a very delicious soup all by my self on Sunday to share with friends. It was a Bacon, cheese, potato chowder. It was my first try at it, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was to die for. I have always wanted to learn how to make nice soups, they remind me of warm and cozy evenings at my grandma's home. Grandma Elzinga was always making some kind of stew and they always tasted wonderful. I highly doubted that she ever used recipes. She also made the best wheat bread, I am hoping to try that sometime soon, since I got the recipe from her. I really think that I got the love of gardening from my grandmother too. She is really a neat lady, I love her and my grandpa. It is strange to think that they are the age that President Hinkley was. There house always felt like home.

Tomatoes from my garden last fall.

1 comment:

Shari said...

Joy, I'm glad you're back home too. Your tomatoes look so yummy!