The Sound of Silence

I found an old friend of mine yesterday. Silence. It’s not usually found at my house and it was a nice reunion. It was a refreshing reminder to be still and listen to my thoughts.

Over the past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Ignite Your Spark conference sponsored by Illuminated Woman. Over the course of two days I was intellectually fed great advice and ideas. Each day I left feeling exhausted from all I had learned.

I was able to leave the conference a little early and snuck off to Barnes and Noble for a half hour to collect my thoughts before attending a family event. As I drove in silence the 20 minutes from the conference to B & N, I was flooded with thoughts and ideas.

When I reached the bookstore I found a quiet place and wrote down my impessions.

It was a powerful reminder to be still and that silence is necessary. Even if those moments are in the car driving.

Diaper tip

Did you know that too much orange juice can give your kiddo wicked diaper rash due to the acidic nature of OJ. So if your kid has an irritated bum cut out the Orange Juice.

A Model Husband

My hubby was a jeans model on our morning show Studio 5 yesterday. My hubby is the last guy with the red shirt! His buddy Ryan Dunyon (guy #3) wife works for KSL and needed some support. Nice that Ryan gave him a ski pass as a thank you!

And yes, he is a model husband (pun intended). He is a great husband and father.

Now if we could just Patagonia to sponsor us!


I rarely read forwarded email, but I really like this on PERCEPTION


In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.  During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar.  A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly.  The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time.  This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes:

The musician played continuously.  Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while.  About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace.  The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over.  No one noticed and no one applauded.  There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world.  He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.  Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story.  Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

*In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . .

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?Per

Danish Pancakes – Pandekager


Things You’ll Need:

  • regular wheat
  • eggs
  • milk
  • water
  • sugar
  • butter/for the pan
  1. Step 1

    this will give you 10-12 pancakes.
    Depending on the thickness of them.
    Double the amount for twice as many.

  2. Step 2

    Mix all the ingredients in to a bowl.
    You will need atleast a meduim sized bowl.
    Big if double portion.

  3. Step 3

    3-4 eggs
    3dl. Milk
    1dl. water
    2 spoons of sugar

  4. Step 4

    now the wheat is a little tricky.
    to not get it all thick and hard to mix up, pour a little wheat in at a time.
    You will need:
    200gr. wheat for that.

  5. Step 5

    now its a little thick liquid.
    You turn the pan on medium hot temperature.
    Let the butter melt. (You’ll need a good scoop of butter every pancake)
    Give both sides 3-4 mins..
    And its ready to go..

  6. Step 6

    it can be used as; dinner pancakes, (usually with meat and cheese some veggies.) breakfast pancakes, (served with sugar, or nutella, or berry sirup.) or also dessert pancakes, (served with ice cream, or the same as breakfast pancakes.)

Hello world!

I love that Word Press has a “Hello World” blog post for your first post. It’s nice to make an announcement to the world, kind of like when we were born and let out our first cry.

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