"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Super Saturday

 Nativity $9
 Block Tree $5
Silent Night Frame $7
 Trio of Pumpkins $8
Harvest Blocks $9

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Taking Time To Listen

I'm so blessed to have amazing family and friends! I am so grateful to have a best friend in my husband who loves me even though I have a little crazy in me! And last but not least, my two little munchkins who remind me to take time for the little things. We went to Aunt Wendy's house tonight and as we got to the front door Desi said, What's that noise mama? I don't know, I said. She replied, It's crickets, I can hear crickets with my ears! I can hear sounds with my ears! Here's to hoping you take time to stop and listen to the crickets.=)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Rectangle!

We got a new "rectangle" today as Desi calls it or the rest of us know it as a microwave. Our wonderful neighbor, Andrea, gave us their old microwave and oven! I now have a microwave above my stove! I love having more counter space! As I used my new stove to make dinner tonight, I realized once again how long it takes to make dinner. You have the prep time, cook time and clean up time. I'm so grateful for my Mom who made dinner every night, even if it was grilled cheese or hot dogs sometimes. She always made sure we sat down together as a family for dinner and usually made my Dad put down the newspaper so we could have a family conversation. I love her for the effort she made even though I'm sure we grumbled and moaned. I really appreciate it now and realize the importance of it. I love you, Mom!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Poor Choppy

Thursday night, Charly decided to go into the laundry room and shut the door. I had left a heavy, framed mirror behind the door that hadn't been put up yet and it fell on her scraping and bruising her poor little nose. Thank goodness it's not broken!

Friday morning, we went to Boondocks with my family. Desi loves bowling and the merry-go-round. Charly loved all the space to walk around! And my niece loved the fan by the ball return.

Friday night, the sisters had a craft night and my Mom graciously took my girls for the night. We got a lot done and I can't wait to put up my spring things! Here are just a couple of crafts we did.
Saturday, we went to pick up the girls and I ran Charly over to Krista's to get her hair cut. I love it! It looks so much better than the mullet she had!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

We went to a friend's birthday party two weekends ago at a bounce house and the girls LOVED it!

They had a clown make balloon animals and Desi was so excited to get a pink cat! (her favorite color and animal)
Charly loved eating the frosting off of the cupcakes.
And then last weekend...drum roll please...I bought the newest member of our family and his name is Dyson! Our vacuum started sounding funny and Tom said the motor was going out! Woohoo! I was sick of the heavy vacuum and the taped hose and not having any attachments and all the dust it created and washing the filters three or four times every time I vacuumed. I had used Liz's once before and knew it was the one I wanted! Tom thinks I'm crazy but I LOVE it! It's lightweight and the handle turns into a hose and it has attachments and I can vacuum without washing a filter!

So last Sunday I finally dusted off my Bosch and tried making my mother-in-law's delicious roll recipe. They tasted pretty good considering I used all-purpose flour because I didn't have bread flour. I just couldn't quite get the texture right on the top. They weren't as smooth as Mom's or as delicious but I was proud of myself for trying.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Catching Up

This was Christmas Eve/Tom's birthday right before cake, ice cream and bedtime.

We went to church on Christmas Day and then came home and opened presents and I tried to get a picture before Desi started ripping them open.

We took Desi ice skating for the first time and she LOVED it even though Tom couldn't get her to understand how to do it.

The zamboni came out right after we got there and I couldn't get Desi to look at me for a picture.Tom even took Charly around a few times and she was not happy when he handed her back off to me.I need to get some portrait shots of the girls but especially Charly because it's been over a year.She has started smiling now and making a cheesy face when I pull the camera out.I think I better start putting Desi in longer pants! She is getting so tall! She loves getting pigtails!

We celebrated my niece's 1st birthday this last Saturday. She is just the cutest when you can get her to smile!
The girls love watching movies together and drinking strawberry milk.Here are the girls in their Valentine's Day jammies which I think I might frame and put up with my decorations. Why is it so impossible to get a picture with their eyes open but not with their eyes closed?