Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thanks to our mystery guest(s)

Someone did something nice for us a couple of nights ago and if you're the one who did it, and you're one of our blog stalkers, then please know we are grateful.

If you're reading this and it wasn't you then you better start figuring out something nice to do for us to make up for it... kidding kidding, of course. Do something nice for someone else near you and it will give you warm fuzzies.

Thanks, Matt & Steff

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


The other night we were getting grumpy about not getting to go out very often (I know, cry me a river, right??) so we decided to do a couple of 'top of the list' dishes from our favorite restaurants for dinner and man they were good:

Favorite #1: Fried Rice at Tepanyaki's (let's be honest, anything there is good)

Our version -

Tepanyaki Grade - A+++
Matt & Steff's Wannabe - B+ I think we did it justice.

Favorite #2: Lettuce Wraps from PF Changs

Our version -

PF Chang's Grade - A+
Matt & Steff's Take - A-, just because an A would be near sacrilege, but I'm telling you, these things were good.


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Good Feelings

I love and miss President and Sister Hinckley. There are so many wonderful quotes that I love from these two but recently I happened upon two that are are some of my favorites. I wanted to share them (even though a lot of you have heard them) and I hope they make you feel as good as they did me.

"Things will work out. Keep trying. Be believing. Be happy. Don't get discouraged. Things will work out." -President Gordon B. Hinckley

I can just imagine his distinct voice saying this as I read it. Doesn't that make you feel better about all the cruddy stuff going on?! :)

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk’s lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
-Marjorie Peay Hinckley

Doesn't that make you feel better about not being one of those seemingly perfectly put together women? Now I don't feel so bad about having sticky handprints all over my clothes all the time and throwing my hair back in a ponytail. I'm never "together" and I'm still a good person! I love her!