Wednesday, August 19, 2009

flashback with pictures!

I thought I'd post a bunch of pictures I found. Some from 2 years ago on vacation, Ace as a puppy, me at the MTC, and just a bunch of random family pictures. I was so skinny! Darn it all....

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gardner Village

Last month Michelle, Rachel, Mom, Miles & I made a day trip to Gardner Village. I haven't been there since I was in elementary school. They always have the cutest little shops full of treasures and ideas. This time I was smart and brought a camera to "borrow" some inspiration.

Miles has mastered the art of walking (and running) and we thoroughly wore that boy out. He walked and ran pretty much the whole time. Grandma (mom) loved playing with him and was always stealing him from Rachel and Me. Basketballs. Literally

I WILL have this teapot. *DROOL*

SO true.

Rachel and I both got these little notebooks. I never leave the house without a little notebook when I suddenly get a strike of inspiration. Love the title too.

Jane Austen. How I love thee.

I can't wait until my next bachelorette party. My next married friend WILL get these from me.

I'm working on making this one right now. awesome quote.

Another cool quote

In the past year my mom introduced me to candied sunflower seeds. They're exactly like peanut M&M's, but the center is sunflower seeds instead of peanuts. I LOVE these candies, but they are difficult to find except in specialty candy shops at high prices. They had every color imagineable and the cost per pound was cheap too. One of these days I'll go and clean them out.

I don't think I could bring myself to eating one of these. Too real looking. *GAG*

Miles was fascinated by the ducks and got super close while we tossed cheerios to them.

I'm going to make this quilt. I adore it. Yes, for ME. I'm still a little girl at heart.

Miles has learned how to copy what MIchelle and Lema do. Here he is doing the lips.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

*sniffle sniffle*

Today is the second day in a row I've been moping about home with a head cold. You forget how nice it is to breathe until it's taken away I tell you what. Tissues tissues and more tissues along with some cough drops and and more tissues. So what better to do than blog, right?

This past weekend was the annual YSA Summit (young single adult conference). Rachel and I didn't make it to much this year, but it was still great! Especially the fireside at the SLC Tabernacle. Sis. Jane Clayson Johnson was the speaker and gave an inspiring talk about putting your trust in God and used the metaphor of being a pencil in the hand of God. It made me think of my life and its direction in a new perspective. I even brought a notebook to take notes, but was so enthralled I just listened the whole time. Hopefully they recorded it and I'll be able to find it online somewhere in the future.

Our garden has started to produce (finally) and we had some healthy vegetables the other day. It was DELISH!

We've enjoyed some gorgeous flowers this year too. Thanks to Walmart's bulb clearance sale, we've got some serious flowerage going on.

I can has cheezburger. Can life get better than this? I submit that it cannot.

This guy makes art via post-it note. They are hilarious. thought I'd share a couple.

This is what a manicure done by a 3 & 4 year old looks like. Mind you, these were boys who wanted to do my nails. They are the funniest kids I've ever babysat.

As some of you know, my calling (one of three anyway) is the pimary teacher for the 6 & 7 year-olds. Some days it feels like babysitting, and other times i actually get to teach them something they never knew. It is really rewarding and I love it. I usually get more out of the lesson than the kids because I get to spend time preparing it. I really enjoyed this week's lesson and even learned some new stuff from it. I printed out these tags for the kids and we talked about the blessings of being baptized. I think it's good for me to teach such simple doctrine because it's like a refresher course of the basics for me. Having the Holy Ghost was a point that really stood out as I was teaching. I'm so glad I have that comfort with me for the rest of my life if I'm worthy. Just thought I'd share that with you.

I've got mroe pictures to show you, but alas, blogger is having "internal issues" right now and I can't do anymore but type. I'll be back though. Being sick doesn't give you options for being productive. Until next time!

Monday, August 03, 2009

we spent our evening at the Magna Night Out Against Crime at the pleasant green park. Randy's band "Molly Drive" performed. I got to play photographer for them, and here are the results!!! Randy wouldn't let me post them anywhere but here because he wants to use them for their website. Stingy old man. Enjoy!