Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Going Private

Hey Lovers,
My blog is going private at the end of this week!
If you would like to keep following the
Cannon adventures,
Leave your email address below and I'll get you added:)

Stay Classy;)

- Chelsie C.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hi Summer

The other day when I was home alone,
I kept having this urge to go and buy flowers.
I keep a vase on fake lemons on my
table to keep things "fresh"
But I just haven't been digging them lately.
As I went about my day,
I started to notice that we were getting
kinda low on some stuff,
{ ha but not really i just needed an excuse
to go out and buy flowers }
We were low on laundry detergent,
Toilet paper,
Ya know, the essentials
And I thought,
So I went to the store and got some beautiful flowers:)
{ sorry for the low quality photo, it doesn't
do these babies justice }
They just made our apartment complete,
And made me want summer to come right away!:)
So this is your invitation summer,
I'm ready for you!:)
I'm ready to have flowers on my table all summer long,
Have my windows cracked and the summer
breeze blowing in,
Night time walks with my sweetheart,
Snow cones in the park,
Anything and everything to do with summer:)
Sam and I are working on a list of things
we want do to this summer,
We are adventures over here
And summer brings that out of us:)

Happy Tuesday Lovers:)
Go buy some flowers for your table!!:)

- Chelsie C.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday's Be Like...

Some Monday's I am really productive,
Others I could stay in bed all day,
Or clean the whole apartment,
Or fix a toilet,
Really anything that doesn't involve going to school, work, or doing homework, HA!
Today is one of those days where I would completely organize and de-junk my closet {which is no small task} if I just could stay home in my fuzzy socks and yoga pants.
And eat a shamrock shake from McDonalds,
Now we're talkin';)
But this picture and video helps a little...:)
If you don't know why this picture is so hilarious,
Watch the video below:)
I think I can make it through my Monday now;)
P.S. Jimmy of my favorite humans EVER!!!

Stay Classy Lovers:)

- Chelsie C.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Ba-Nay-Nay Bread

I have been wanting to make banana bread
Ever since I got married,
For some reason the urge didn't appear until after
I tied the knot, haha!:D

I've been letting some bananas lay out on
The counter for some time,
I finally bought the right pan,
Which is also the right plan to make meatloaf WOO!
And asked a bunch of people for their secrects,
I was ready to make some delicious banana bread:)

I used my mom's recipe because you know,
Mom's do it better than anyone;)
Just in case you all had the urge to make banana bread,
And you have nasty bananas laying on your counter,
Here you go:)

I wish I would have taken a picture,
But it was so delicious that husband and I tore into it before it was cooled down, haha!
Next time though:)

{ mama hawker's recipe }

1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
{ mother says that if you just break them up and toss them into your mixer it's better than mashing. Also break up about three bananas here, i used three and a half }
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoons lemon juice
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
{ i'm not a nutty person so i usually leave them out, but you could also add chocolate chips here too! }

Cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs and beat. Add bananas, milk, and lemon juice. Sift dry ingredients and add. Add nuts. Bake in well-greased 8x4x3-inch loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Makes 1 loaf.

Mama Hawker's Tips
. If you want, you can make two loafs out of this recipe. You can make one large loaf or if you have smaller pans, you can make two smaller loafs.
. Check your loaf(s) at 45-50 minutes. Poke the middle to see if the middle is doughy and stuff.
. When loaf is done, immediately dump onto cooling rack
{ or if you are like me and don't own a cooking rack, immediately dump on counter }


- Chelsie C.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It Was Always You

A lot of people have asked me the question,
"How did you know?"
"How did you know that Sam was the one?"
I usually tell people,
I didn't.
Sounds weird right?
Let me explain:)

While I was waiting for Sam on his LDS mission,
I wanted so badly for things to work out between us,
But I didn't know how much would change
Between us in two years.
In the course of two years,
I had the chance to grow up and make my own decisions,
Some of those decisions were good ones,
And some not so good,
But I learned from each of the paths I decided to go down.

I would often pray to know what I was supposed to do,
Sometimes multiple times a day.
Some of the questions I had was,
What am I supposed to study in school?
Should I go on a mission?
Will things work out between Sam and I?
What can I do better?

I thought my prayers were going unanswered,
But as I look back,
My prayers were being answered all along the way:)
My Heavenly Father and Savior were
Listening to my prayers,
And they were mindful of me:)

While I received answers to my prayers,
And continued to live my life,
One thing I never stopped praying about was Sam,
I prayed for him daily:)
I prayed for his success,
His safety,
And to let him know that he was loved.
I would occasionally ask in my prayers,
"Will this work out between us?"
Well occasionally turned into frequently,
And as Sam was getting closer and closer to coming home I realized I didn't know if things were going to
Work out between us.
Each of my prayers seemed to be answered with one word,

There is one promise I made to Sam before
He left on his mission,
And it was that I would be here
Patiently waiting for him,
I think Heavenly Father was testing my patience because of the promise I made to Sam, haha!
So I continued in patience,
And knew that I would be here when Sam got
Home from his mission,
But still not knowing if it would work out.

I went to the airport to welcome Sam home,
And the instant that I hugged Sam,
And I mean the instant!!
I KNEW that he was the one:)
I had never had a feeling like that before,
Where I knew with all my heart what
I was supposed to do!

That night when I got home I wondered,
Why couldn't I have felt that feeling of
Surety for the past two years,
Why did I feel so confused at so many points?
That night I realized that I did always know it was Sam,
But I had other desires in the way that made
Me block out the answer.
Should I wait for Sam?
But I really want to go on a mission!
Or, I really want to go do this internship far away!
I was blinded by many of my own desires.
So I continued the best I could in patience,
Until I saw Sam for the first time in
Two years at the airport:)

I didn't always know that Sam was the one,
But as I look back,
The answer was always there:)
I just had to leave my personal desires behind,
So that my Heavenly Father could lead
Me to where I am now:)
I am a wife,
A homemaker,
And a someday mom:)
Yes I could have gone on a mission,
Or moved far away,
Or just gone down a completely different path,
But Heavenly Father had a happiness in store for me that He did not want me to miss out on:)

It was always you Sam Cannon,
Even if I didn't know it until I
Hugged you at the airport:)
I'm glad someone else knew,
And that I had a loving Heavenly Father that
Made sure my path led to you:)

I love you my forever:)

- Chelsie C.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Letter To My Parents

Over this past year that I have been married,
My appreciation for my parents has grown immensely!
It makes me sad that I was such a teenager in high school
And that I didn't appreciate my time at
Home more with the people I love.
If I could have a re-do on a couple of instances,
I would have done a girls day with my mom
And gone on a daddy-daughter date with my dad,
Instead of hanging with my friends.

Why do we all realize this after we have
Moved out and grown up?!

This past weekend I had to go home to Blackfoot
and Sam couldn't come.
Yes, it was our first time being away from each other for a night for the first time since we got married
one year and two months ago,
That's a record;)
But I really got to spend some
Quality time with my family,
Especially my parents which I loved,
And it was awesome:)

Dad and Mom,
I just want to say thanks:)

Thank you for believing in me,
Thank you for never judging me,
Thank you for supporting me in absolutely everything,
Thank you for raising me in the gospel,
Thank you for your example of a temple marriage,
Thank you mom for always making me feel beautiful,
Thank you dad for setting the highest bar ever so I could find a husband that would treat me as
wonderfully as you did,
Thank you for the financial help you
have given me over the years,
Thank you for the spankings I needed along the way,
Thank you for the food and shelter you
provided for me and my friends,
Thank you for your examples that I hope to
pass onto my children someday,
Thank you for your love,
Thank you for the laughter,
Thank you for your hugs,
Thank you for your patience,
Thank you for all the memories,
Thank you for never giving up on me:)

One of the biggest areas my parents supported
Me in was my hobbies!
I ran cross country in high school and my parents were very much involved with that,
They were the best cheerleaders I could ever ask for:)
After high school I still wanted to pursue running,
So I signed up for a couple of races,
And so did my Mom:)
She joined in on a sport that I love,
And to tell you the truth is a lot better
At running than I am!
But that is something that my Mom and I have been
Able to enjoy together:)
After high school I signed up to run a half marathon,
One day I had a 8 mile run that I had to do.
I had about a mile left when I was feeling exhausted!
Out of nowhere this van pulled up and
My Dad jumped out and said,
He ran that last mile with me,
Just in his street clothes:)
These moments have meant so much to me,
As I have been able to run along side my Mom,
And have my Dad cheering us on along the way:)

I have been blessed with the absolute greatest parents,
And this list just begins to scrape the surface of how wonderful they are:)
I've learned everything I know from my parents
And am forever grateful for the influence
they have had on me:)

I love you Dad and Mom:)
Thank you for everything:) 
I will never put you in a nursing home,
Because Mom,
I know you are really worried about that;)
Chelsie C.

Thanks For Stopping By:)