Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 18

Song: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-15

Day 17

Song: When Joseph Went to Bethlehem
Scripture: Hosea 11:1

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Day 16

Song: Angels We Have Heard on High
Scripture: Luke 2:36-38
Activity: Listen to "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella"

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 15

Song: Mary's Lullaby
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35

Friday, December 14, 2012

Home Sweet Home

All of my finals, projects and presentations are finally finished! I get to come home today and can't wait! Hopefully Andrew isn't too scared. I don't think Fallon is very scary. See you all soon :)

Day 14

Song: Oh Little Town of Bethlehem 
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-5
Activity: Watch "Kids and Christmas"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day 13

Song: The Nativity Song
Scripture: Luke 2:21-24
Activity: Read "Christmas Eve Drop Off"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Day 12

Song: With Wondering Awe
Scripture: Exodus 13:2

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 11

Song: Stars Were Gleaming
Scripture: Luke 2:15-20

Day 10

Song: Joy to the World
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Activity: Read "What is Christmas" by President Monson

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 9

Song: The Shepherd's Carol
Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
Activity: Listen to "Christmas Processional: Gloria in Excelsis Deo" by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Day 8

Song: Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains
Scripture: Luke 1:39-56
Activity: watch "The Coat: A Story of Charity"

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 7

Song: Have a Very Merry Christmas
Scripture: Matthew 1:20-25
Activity: Watch "Look to the Light"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 6

Song: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Scripture: Isaiah 7:14

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Day 5

Song: Picture a Chirstmas
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-19
Activity: Listen to "What Child is This?"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Day 4

Song: Silent Night
Scripture: Luke 1:26-33
Activity: Make Own Nativity

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jingle Bell Art

Here is a little art activity to do with your children. It is a lot of fun and simple and not very messy.
What you need:
A box
And Paper
What to do
Put the paper in the box. 
Dip the bells in paint.
Be creative and shake the box... 
Dance, hop, skip, wave it high in the air, low by your toes etc. 


Day 3

Song: Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6-7
Activity: Read "Christmas Family"

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 2

Song: Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful
Scripture: Malachi 3:1
Activity: Attend 1st Presidency Christmas Devotional

24 Days of Christmas - Day 1

When I found this blog I decided this year I wanted to celebrate the spirit of Christ each day of December and have the spirit in my life just a little bit more.

Song: Away in a Manger
Scripture: Luke 1:11-17
Activity: Watch "Christmas Spirit"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


For a class I had to describe my hobbies, likes and one characteristic of myself so here it is!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Miss Kennedy

This semester I am taking 16 credits and 3 of them are in the preschool lab!!! I love all of the little kids and we have so much fun. They are just so cute, they say funny things, color me pictures at home, and we get to make fun things. Taking this practicum makes me know that this really is what I want to do with my life even if it does take up a ton of time. I spend at least 15 hours a week in the classroom and that's not making lesson plans or getting the activities ready. Even though it does take up so much time the children make it all worth it.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beach Bums With the Family

For our Koenig-Guisti family reunion we went to San Diego. I got some much needed sun but am still the whitest in the family, I guess that's what going to school in Rexburg does to ya. It was a lot of fun to catch some waves (on some boogie boards) and relax. 

Parker in his cute little hole

They can't move mountains... But they can move islands

Pushing the island across the lake
Victory pose!
Boys being boys
Fallen Leaf Lake with Tahoe in the back
On Friday, Kenny, Davis, my mom and I went to Tahoe. We went on a mile and a half hike to Floating Island Lake. Our originally plan was to hike further to Cathedral Lake but because I had a cold I couldn't breath very well and ruined that plan. When we first got to the lake, there were no islands in sight and we were kind of bummed. My mom even wanted to rename the lake. Someone noticed that they were all against the shore because the wind had blown them. Kenny and Davis decided to try and move an island... and it worked! We were happy with the naming of the lake, the islands just aren't constantly floating. The hike was beautiful.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Aren't they just the cutest?!

Last week I spent Friday at my aunts with my cousins. We had a day full of sun and summer events. We played on a slip-n-slide, rode bikes, played catch and hula hooped. In the afternoon Kenny took us to the zoo. We had all sorts of fun. We even got to watch the workers feed the penguins! It was just a little zoo but it had monkeys and that was all the kids really wanted to see. It had a mini petting zoo and the kids got to brush a goat. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Let the Sparks Fly

Three firework shows in three weeks!?! And so the story begins!
Once upon a time there was a lovely young fellow whose name was Kenton Allen Pulsipher. He thought the little miss Kennedy was a fair young maiden and asked her to join him at a Minor League Baseball game. It was the first game of the season and to open the season properly they had a little firework show after the 16-14 victory. After seeing each other everyday for 2 weeks another opportunity arose to watch fireworks.  A near by village was celebrating the fourth of July on June 30th (go figure). They traveled to the lake and enjoyed each others company as they continued to get to know each other. This show had to out do the first and it conquered the feat. The fourth of July had fallen upon us and they had a delicious all american brunch, homemade raspberry ice cream and played in the sun with family. Then they ventured to the river to scout out a spot to savor the fire works one last time. Week three ended with a BANG!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just Because It's Wednesday

I walk in from soccer practice and this is what I find on my desk!

Isn't he just the sweetest?!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie Batter:
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
4 oz. bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup flour
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
 In a saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and beat in the sugar, then the eggs.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture, then add 1 tsp. vanilla and chocolate chips (if using). Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 large egg yolk
5 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, 5 tbsp. of sugar, and 1/8 tsp. vanilla until smooth.

Distribute the cream cheese mixture in eight or nine dollops across the top of the brownie mixture

take a dull knife or spatula and gently swirl the cream cheese mixture with the chocolate batter.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the batter in the center of the pan is just set. Let cool and cut into squares.

Makes a 9x9 pan of brownies.
Recipe found here http://www.ahintofhoney.com/2010/06/cheesecake-brownies.html

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Self Esteem Boost

You can always follow Jessica's example and give yourself a pep talk every morning.
Or we can listen to his words of wisdom. You can do anything!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

When life gives you lemons...

We all know the saying when life gives you lemons make lemonade. My bishop gave a lesson on how to open your eyes to a happier life. He used a few saying like that. 
1. When life gives you lemons make lemonade. We need to make good things come from bad situations.
2. Don't build mountains over mole holes. We need to make sure we aren't making the problem worse and exaggerating. We all have our own mole holes or trials and we need to make sure that we are trying to fix them not make them into a bigger problem.
3. Look at things in a different light. Sometimes we will find things difficult and they probably are but good can always come from them. We need to be looking for the good. We need to think of other situations and remember that ours could always be worse.
4. Find the winner within and exercise faith. We all have great potential and we need to find it. Find and search in our lives what we can do better. Then use faith to do what we need to. 
5. Remember we aren't in this alone. We do have a loving Heavenly Father that is there for us. He will listen and answer our prayers. To have faith in God we need to have faith in His timing.

Good things in life:
1. Prayer and answers
2. A loving bishopric who is inspired
3. Phone calls home
4. Listening ears
5. Megan and Courtney
6. Watermelon
7. Soccer
8. The Sun

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Family, starts and ends with family

During breakfast we found some great and cheesy quotes hence the title and some of the crazy pictures.

This past weekend I was able to visit with Karen. I was so excited because I hadn't seen her in 2 years. We had a great time visiting and had breakfast with some of the other young women.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lady Bruins

This semester I decided to play competitive soccer. Try outs where last weekend and I made a team! One of the coaches didn't want other coaches to see me so she told me to go home or play really bad. I guess I wasn't as rusty as I thought. I'm so excited to make new friends and my team looks pretty good.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Let It Begin

I am taking 14 credits and the homework is crazy. School hasn't even been going on for a week yet! I have taken this many credits before but I've always had a fun class. Not this time so I have 6 classes and lots and lots of homework. Its hard to get back into the swing of things but it will be good for me. I just may not to get to have as much fun or maybe just a different kind of fun.

Good things:
I can hear the birds chirping outside
The sun is shining
My brain is growing or maybe just getting more full
I got a scholarship
Books cost only $80

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tag, I'm it!

1. post rules of the game so no one gets lost.
2. post a photo and 11 random things about yourself.
3. answer questions that were given you by tagger.
4. tag some people to do this all over again.
I have been tagged so here are the lovely answers to the questions. But I'm a nice person and wont tag anyone else or maybe I just ruined the fun. So if you want to be tagged, GO FOR IT.
1. Sometimes I am very silly
2. I can break a banana on my forehead
3. I love watermelon
4. I like to make lists
5. People always think I'm older than I am
6. The sunshine makes me happy
7. I don't like getting dressed. I wish I could live in shorts/sweat pants and a t shirt
8. My nails are almost always painted. Right now they are purple
9. Messes drive me nuts and I am very organized
10. I am OCD
11. I like being outside and active

1. If you could have one signature dance move what would it be?
I think any dance move would be good.
2. If you could eat one thing without getting fat or ugly what would it be?
ICE CREAM, oh wait, I already do eat that.
3. What would you tell yourself 5 years ago?
Have fun and don't worry so much.
4. What makes you cry?
That's a good question. I don't remember the last time I cried, I don't think I have a heart
5. Celebrity crush?
Zac Efron
6. If you had anyone's hair who would it be and why?
Megan, It has so much volume and is long and easy to do.
7. Dream concert?
He is We
8. Favorite childhood tv shows?
Sabrina the Teen Witch, Boy Meets World, Out of the Box
9. How do you want other people to view you?
Happy and confident
10. What do you do when you are having a bad day to feel better?
Run, eat ice cream or call my mom
11. Describe a dream date.
Going on a picnic, then flying a kite. Its not a big date so it should be easy to go on (Hint Hint)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Celebrating Spring

For Shelby's birthday we went to Utah and attended the festival of colors. It is a Indian celebration to welcome spring where everyone throws chalk showing all the colors that come out after a long winter. It felt very springlike with the 80 degree weather.

After getting blown off. Don't we look HOT?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sad Day

So one day I decide to lock my keys in my trunk. It was a really sad day :(  

Luckily I know some boys who have tools to take out my back seat. 5 hours later I had my keys again :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Minute to Win It

Kalee had a Birthday at the beginning of the month and we had a little party. It was a blast here are some of the fun games we played.
Nose Dive: Get 5 cotton balls into the bowl using only your nose  

Petroleum Jelly was the glue

This Blows: knock over 8 cups using the air from a balloon

Face the Cookie

Get the cookie from forehead to mouth

No fingers allowed

Ker-Plink or Plunk: Get a marble into the cup not the bowl

Ping-Tac-Toe: Get 3 ping pong balls in a row

Stick To It: catch 3 ping pong balls using lint rollers

Yank Me: make a tower and stack them back together by removing the  note cards

"See it isn't too hard"