Some Laughs


Today, and everyday for that matter, Kendall got me laughing. While I almost always give him a hard time for making me laugh, I am actually very, very grateful. Nothing feels better than a little laugh now and again.

Thank you also to Cindy, Little Cam, and my students for bringing laughter into my day today.


“Where am I? Oh, Here I am.”


This is one of my favorite movie quotes of all time. It if from “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a classic 1940’s mystery staring Cary Grant.  I highly recommend it. Click here for more info on the movie…you can even rent it for 2.99 if your heart so desires.

Today I have feel like I found “Kelli” again. Although I was once again diagnosed with Clinical Depression at yet another doctors appointment, today was a great day.  I woke up happy and even put on my bright pink pants (which my students loved…haha). I had my crazy energy back at work and found myself talking fast and jumping up and down in excitement as I was teaching my students. At the end of the day, I turned to one of my students, the president of my hip-hop club, and said: “I feel like Kelli is back.” He said, “yeah, you seem more like yourself today.”

So, I start taking Anti-Depressant medication tomorrow, and hopefully I can start feeling like myself everyday. But for now, my blessing for the day is DEFINITELY finding “Kelli” again.

A Little Help

Kendall was nothing short of a miracle in my life last Monday. I came home from work and he was folding the laundry. He helped with dinner, and even helped clean up things I didn’t ask him too. I love the man. Monday was proof to me that a little help goes a long way.

Love and Peace

Tonight I started as a temple worker. My experience can be described in two simple words: love and peace. It was such a blessing to spend hours in the House of the Lord learning about His great work on this Earth. I am so looking forward to spending at least one night a week in the temple.


Sometimes finding a highlight in a day or a particular blessing can take a little searching. I go to bed tonight wondering if I did anything right.

My tender mercy for today is knowing that I did what I could today. It wasnt done as well as I would have liked, but I did what I could.

Also, I know I am blessed with so much. A home, a family, two jobs, and so much more.


¡Hola y bienvenidos al restaurante de la familia Tingey!


Even though it was 9:00 p.m., we decided to try making pupusas. Pupusas are an El Salvadorian food similar to a quesadilla (but not…). We love to get them at a place on Center Street in Provo, but we thought we’d try to make them on our own.

latin dinner

Our Latin Meal


The Pupusas – Remember: it was our first try 🙂


My Favorite Spanish Rice Recipe

hot sauce

We even got fancy with some hot sauce

Kendall made the evening complete by turning on some Latin music and making these eyes at me every time I looked at him. 🙂

kendall eyes



BEST Spanish Rice: