Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Put on your party hat and lets celebrate!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Such a cutie!!

What a cutie!!!
This is where he spent his Christmas. They are members from Colorado and this is their "Summer" home.

Osorno Volcano.

My nephew Jordan who is serving in Osorno Chile sent me some pictures of where he is at right now. He is such a cutie and I can't wait to see him in 74 days. Happy Birthday to me!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

Can you believe another year has come and gone????

This year, Tyler and LeeAnn decided to exchange "home made" gifts. One day Tyler stopped by my desk at work and we were talking about what he was going to make for Leeann for Christmas, he wanted to make something that was over the top and not what she would expect or believe he could do. I jokingly said he could make her a skirt which he thought was a fabulous idea. The following Saturday he came over and after a trip to the store for fabric which by the way he picked out, he sat down and cut it out and sewed it together. I guess the sewing class in junior high actually paid off. It really looked good and I think Leeann was truly suprised he could do it.

Our Christmas tree. Christmas night after everyone left, we shut off all the lights and listened to Christmas music and gazed at the lights. it was so relaxing.

Iviemarie helping Gaelynn get the Christmas eve table ready for our annual dinner of clam chowder and corn chowder. yummmmm!!!!

Thayn and Alison invited us over to watch the kids open their presents and unfortuantley I forgot my camera because they got a Wii. The kids were beyond excited and it was funny because Kyle sat there hugging it with a permanent grin on his face. It was cute to see them so excited.
After breakfast with them, we braved the weather and went out to see what Kyndra, Garrett and Peyton got for Christmas.

Garrett was so excited he got a Thomas the Train track.

Peyton received this toy from Grandma and Grandpa.
Kyndra was very excited for the Tea set she received and has already been working on invites for her first tea party.
Later that evening, everyone came over for our annual Christmas party. The younger kids did a gift exchange and the adults did a $5.00 gift exchange. It was alot of fun expecially since my gift kept getting taken so I would have to pick another one.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Here's hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Is it really Christmas???

This year has been real low key.. so much so that I am having a hard time realizing Christmas is next week!! In the years past, those of us at home have either bought for each other or drawn a name and and done Christmas just for that one person. This year we have decided to just draw names for Christmas stockings. I am happy we are doing this but not really doing any shopping has left me asking the question, Is it really Christmas???

What are some creative things you all put in your socks?

Saturday, December 13, 2008


So the quilt top in the previous post is no more. I decided I didnt like it so me and the unpicker had fun one night.

I stayed up late last night ( 1:00 am) and cut and sewed this up. I LOVE it!!!!!!!! Here is a teaser of what it looks like. I am going to attemp to quilt it myself so the finished product may be a while in the making. If you want to see a completed version, check out my link to Crazy mom quilts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This is some fat quarters I bought at Material Girls a while back and decided to sew together. I am on a quest to see if they have more. It is THE softest flannel and so dang cute. Stay tuned for the finished quilt soon.

more UFO's

Just a few more of the UFO's I have flying around my house.

Friday, December 5, 2008

UFO no more...

My sister in law Lynette is one lucky chic. I have to say this is one of my most favorite quilts. I love ya and hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Joseph B Wirthlin

Come What May, and Love It!

By now, you know my favorite quote came from this wonderful man who passed away last night. He lived a long 91 years and is reunited with his wife.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Christmas List

I thought since I am still a kid at heart, I would make up my own "grown" up christmas wish list.

1- Gym membership and a personal trainer
2- Money
3- new Fridge
4- new couches
5- to know what a skinny body would feel like
6- my own quilt shop
7- new wardrobe
8- a trip to Hawaii
9-to be debt free
10- all the food storage we are suppose to have
11- new scriptures
12-new place- ok, I'd settle for a made over bedroom
13- my nephew Jordan to come home on my Birthday.. ( yah, I know I am getting this one 3/13/09)...
14-new carpet
15-get a couple of my quilt patterns published
16- a new camera