Take a minute to feel the peace and love that He provides for us.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Chads Cubscout Leader had an American Girl Doll. Actually two of them; Molly and her friend Emily. Sharon's daughter and husband gave her Molly to start because Molly was born the same year as she was!
Friday, October 29, 2010
So the trick is you sew down the edge securing it to the fabric. Next you switch to a loose zigzag. Be sure to not catch any fabric as you go. If you do, not that I ever have that problem, just pull the thread gently out of the floss and start at the place you left off. This does not have to look perfect. It will not be visible.
I forgot to take a picture of the next step. And really it is the most fun! You just pull the string through the zig zag casing. Gathering the fabric to the amount you desire. Next I pinned it down to the fabric for the pillowcase.
Monday, August 30, 2010
There are temptations and evils all around us. I am always praying for my children to be protected from those temptations. As I pray I realize that the protective barrier is me. Well not really me but my husband and myself are the conduit in which the protection will pass. That is is Gods love and wisdom that will save them. He has given us the tools we need to survive these trying times. We are to teach and guide our children so that they will know what to turn away from. What to avoid. Or more often these days it is who rather then what. When I read the following paragraph I am reminded of this sacred duty.
"Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. "
Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I am so happy to be able to participate is this celebration! What a great theme to dedicate the month to. I know it is a little last minute for some of us, but come on...you have all day tomorrow to be thinking about it. Do what I did....start by reading or re-reading the "Family: A Proclamation to the World"! I hope it moves you as much as it did me!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
1. house is too quiet
2. one year older
3. time away each day
5. drama at school
6. early mornings
7. packing lunches
8. forms to be filled out
1. time to clean
2. time to cook
3. time to sew
4. no fighting
5. no dirty dishes in the middle of the day
7. making new friends
9. learning new things
10. I can hear myself think
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the son of God, that ye meust build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his might winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have nopower over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This list was given by an older woman to a younger women who had just moved to Minnesota with her husband to start their first job after being in Arizona for grad school. I thought it applied to any who live in long winters....and then to everyone else.
1. Laugh and smile at least once every day
2. Learn something new. Marjorie Hinckley said, “Develop intellectual curiosity.”
3. Get adequate rest even if you have to give up something else and take a nap. Five hours a night is not enough.
4. Exercise enough to sweat….not necessarily to loose weight.
5. Feed your body with healthy food
6. Feed your spirit with healthy words
7. Count your blessings often. Keep a blessing journal and write things down. Sometimes we ignore the small things
8. Offer a daily prayer with real intent.
9. Find something you were meant to do here on earth and do it. Pursue it and find joy in it.
I would add #10....Spring does not come in February like it does in California! AND it does not come until mid May! That one was the hardest for me, for some reason I actually thought that by March it would be in the 50's and 60's!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
But this, may be a bit hard to see just what is going on, is by far the prettiest of all! I made these pretty strawberries for my young women. I love them so much and really wanted to do something to make the day special. Well as I was thinking about how much I love them I had this strong feeling that I was supposed to remind them that Heavenly Father loves them even more. The funny part is that I was telling the girls my feelings and the women I work with started nodding. I didn't think anything of it, until the end when she told me that she had been feeling the same thing this morning. I guess that's how you know that you were really listening to something bigger, and smarter, and more loving...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
We recently watched an episode of Man V. Food. They were traveling around the country to several different baseball stadiums. In Illinois they had the strangest burger we had ever seen. So we decided to give it a try!
It starts off in a reasonable manner...burger, bacon and extra sharp cheddar cheese. Now it gets crazy...you slice a Krispy Kreme donut in half, like a bun. Next you place it cut side down to kinda grill it. Place the burger on top of the rounded side and top with the other half. Everyone said it tasted awesome on the show. So we thought why not. Lets try something crazy and make these on Sunday.
Well let me give you the results:
Morgan = says it was sweet, the bacon was good, and she would have it again.
Chad = spit it out immediately saying it was disgusting! He said you can eat a donut or a burger but not a donut burger!
Charlie = It has a bit of everything, sweet, salty, meaty. He said for those who like tangy meat it would be good. He does not even like teriyaki because it is sweet. He would only it again if we were at the ball field where they make them.
Me = the flavor was fun. I do enjoy sweet meat. It was interesting. The truth is that I can hardly post about this because I feel like I am going to toss my cookies! I only ate a couple bites and they are not sitting well at all! Would I try them again? Not a chance!
Friday, January 29, 2010
I threw it all in this one post!~ With not a lot of words~ There are pictures of Christmas morning, Morgans class Christmas morning, and the picture of Shawn laughing is when he opened the "moose sweatshirt" with the additions! Jingle bells! This shirt has been passed back and forth for the last few years. It was actually really funny!