Thursday, December 29, 2011


I found this saying on a blog I follow and it is my new montra for 2012.  I LOVE it and it is so true.  As i approach a new year, i hesitate to make "goals" because i am horrible at keeping them but I feel like I need to so i am calling them "Plans" for the new year and since we all know the saying that a goal/ plan not written is only a wish, here are a few of my "plans" for the new year.

1-Be Happy!  Shouldnt be that hard but this is a daily struggle.
2- Be creative! 
3- Be healthy!  Notice I didnt say lose x amount of weight.  That just goes without saying.  My oldest brother this past year has done such an amazing job of getting healthy.  He is lean, mean, and a hottie.  I can't believe I just said that about my brother.  Oh well, its true.
4- Be more spiritual! I guess by this, I just want to be more focused in what I believe and read and study the scriptures more and get to the Temple more than once this next year.
5-Keep a Journal!  I don't have any posterity that would want to know what "mom" or "Grandma" use to do but sometimes it just feels good to write my feelings down.  Thank heavens journals are private  until you die.  I would be so embarrassed if someone read mine.
6- Be financially fit!

I think this is a good number of "plans" for 2012.  Stay tuned for progress reports!!

Monday, December 26, 2011


What a great way to spend Christmas.  Starting it out in church.
 This is my first t-shirt quilt.  Made it for a friend to give to her husband for christmas.
 Maleece warming her hands by the fire.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas quilt

finally!!  I have only had this top done for 2-3 years and I finally had it quilted this year.  Now to get5 it bound.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I LOVE having traditions.  For the past several years,my family spends the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving doing gingerbread houses. This year was no different. Here are a few pictures of the fun event:

Dana had this past week off and since my mom had carpal tunnel surgery, she made the houses this year.  Yep, no graham cracker houses here.

Dani working on her house.


Peyton getting started on hers

Taylor and Taryn working away.

Garrett's after day 1.

Even the adults get in on it.

Max and Cael playing after they finished theirs.

Chris , Abbie and Lynette .

Kyndra put a Santa trying to go in a window next to the Joseph and Mary and baby Jesus.  So creative!!


Tyler with his snowman wearing a cap and gown. He has school on the brain since he just finished his Masters.

Leeann with a clever swedish fish roof and dorito fence








Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

messenger bag

I was comissioned to make a messenger bag for a friend to give to her sister for her birthday.  Here is what I came up with. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Once there was a snowman...

Garrett was so excited to show us his snowman he built today.  He wanted to use only vegies for its face.  I especially love the banana mouth with the dum dum pipe. 

Halloween..a little late!

I am a little late with the pictures from the annual Halloween Party but here goes anyway. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

A very good friend of mine got married a couple of weeks ago.  She looked so pretty.  She asked me to do her hair which i was nervous about but think it turned out cute.

Friday, October 21, 2011


This past week I had the opportunity to take care of my little brothers kids while they went to San Diego.  I got kids up and off to school and tried to keep my 3 year old shadow entertained.  We did the usual chores went to a movie, played, went to Gardner Village with the other bazillion people and all slept together in one big bed.  This is the 3 i spent the week with love spending time with all 19 nieces and nephews.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Two Truely inspirational Women

Elder Orson F. Whitney said: “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. … All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire.”

I LOVE these two women and am so glad they got to meet each other. I hope someday to be half the women they are and can endure my trials 1/2 as well as they do.  I've never "met"( said Hello before) Sheri Dew but have read all of her books and she is Amazing!!  As for Desirae, she is an amazingly talented inspirational friend just starting her trial with Breast Cancer.  I have no doubt she will kick it's butt!!