Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sad Day

It's been a sad weekend.  A very dear friend died on Saturday.  She leaves   21 and 17 year old daughters.  It is kind of sad that losing someone so great really makes you put your life in perspective and realize how fragile every minute is.  I know she is in a better place and is now free of the sickness she has had for so long.  I have known her my whole life.  She was only 45 and way way way too young.

I Love you Mary!! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

300th post!!!

I can not believe I have posted 300 times.  If only I could do a better job of making this my daily journal and then I would feel good about my journal writings.  Maybe someday soon.

Just a couple of things on my mind today- 

1- Every July I look forward to going to girls camp and love spending time with everyone there.  This last year, I was released from the Stake and I was pretty sad that I wouldnt have the opportunity to go to camp any more.  I was pleasantly surprised earlier this year when I was put in the ward YW presidency.  We have a small but great group of girls. I have asthma and it seems eEvery year, by the end of camp, I am wearing a mask and  have had to have a priesthood blessing.  The dust kills me! 

This past year for our stake craft, we decorated pavers.  During this past year, a few very special people went up and layed them in the amplitheater.  This was in no way done for me but can I tell you how wonderful camp was this year.  I was only able to go 1 day but the gravel and pavers really kept the dust down and I made it without a mask! Thank You!!!

2-  The past couple of Saturday's I have used scraps and put together quilt tops.  It keeps me busy and I have something to show for it when it is done.  Stay tuned for a Rudolph and Halloween (not together) quilt.

3- My very best friend and her family are moving back to Utah the end of this month from New York.  I am so excited to have them back here and see them more than once a year.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dog Days of summer

What do you do when it is warm outside and you have nothing really to do.  I decide to make a quilt.  I swear with me, it is an illness.  When I get the quilting bug, I can't stop until at least the top is finished.  It actually just might be OCD.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 4th

This year we did the usual 4th of July activities.. Parade, BBQ and Fireworks.  However, to mix things up, my sister rented a big water slide with a pool.  The kis and grown ups alike LOVED it.  A few of my nieces and nephews went up and down the slide for 7 hours.  They had a blast and I believe this will be an annual event.  My neck prevented me from taking a slide but it was fun to watch.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I have a friend who loves Halloween and is in love with my disappearing nine patch halloween quilt.  I was at my favorite material store "material Girls" today and they have some very cute Halloween fabric.   I can't wait to make this disappearing nine patch as a surprise for her.  Stay tuned...