Monday, August 30, 2010

The Weight of the Summer

Can't you feel it? The weight of the summer bearing down on you? I sure can. It's over. The fall air is blowing in. New beginnings. I know, I know. Everyone talks about new beginnings in January. Making "new year resolutions." What about 1/2 year pick-me-ups?

That's how I feel; like I need a pick-me-up. I don't start school this year. I'm not working or getting ready to go back to work for the season. I don't have a child beginning school. It just feels like blah. It feels like the wonders of Summer have all come crashing down and now there is no way to push them off of me.

There is something missing. I just can't put my finger on it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Parable of the Jello

And there was a man who was most creative, yea he did create many wonderful things, both with his mind and with his hands. And one day, this man called his daughters and sons unto him, and said, "Behold, this which I have created." And the daughters and sons looked and understood not, for they had never beheld such wonder. For it was clear, and beautiful in color, and stood with much firmness upon the mans' plate. And the sons and daughters did say, "Father, what is it, for we know not." And the father answered and said, "It is jello and it is very firm and strong." And the children knew for they had touched it, and cut it and it had much coolness, and they marveled at its' strength to stand firm.

Then the father set the jello by the fire, and the children watched as the jello grew soft, and lost its' strength, and ran into every direction. And they cried unto their father saying, "where is the jello which you created for us?" And the father answered saying, "You are like unto this jello, created with much strength and greatly desired. My Daughters have much beauty that my neighbors' sons do desire of them, and they seek closeness with them. And my sons, the same is like unto you, and to our neighbors daughters. It is my desire that you understand that closeness as in necking and petting and much kissing does create great warmth as in the fire. This warm fire will cause even the firm and the strong to weaken and to melt."

The father counseled his children saying, "Behold the jello, keep things cool, my children, keep them cool and liken this jello unto thy own life." and the children understood. And they said unto the father, "We will be as jello," and they covenanted to stand firm and strong, and not let the heat of the passion destroy them.

-Author Unknown

Friday, August 27, 2010

Overwhelming Craftiness

All I want to do right now are craft projects. There are so many I just don't know where to start. Not to mention I'm not in my own place so I don't want to decorate and then move and have to start all over again.

Where do you think I should start?

  • Number/ABC bean bags
  • I Spy bag
  • My Quiet Book
  • finish My Scrapbooks (I'm three years behind)
  • Kid Height Board
  • soft blocks
  • fabric balls
  • high chair cover
The possibilities are endless. I just don't know where to start.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Visiting Teaching Again

Oh, it's probably been a year since I went visiting teaching (or let my visiting teachers come over), but I went tonight. I do have a very devoted companion. I knew the lady we were going to visit from back when I was younger. She's one of those wonderful little old ladys who do EVERYTHING for the church. I think she's been in charge of the music since the beginning of time. She's wonderful.

Anyway, it was nice. I didn't do the lesson or set up the appointments, or really say much while we were there, but it was nice. She really wants/needs help. She REALLY wants to know how everyone is doing in the ward. And she really loves the gospel. You can just tell. She isn't ornery in any way shape or form. (not like the old women in my last ward. grrrrr.) It was a very nice visit. I could have stayed a little longer.

Oh, Back To School

It just smells like school outside. I love it. I remember being so excited for the new year; new teacher, new classroom, sometimes new school. Always more new friends. So much fun. Every year my Mom would take a picture of me in front of our house with my brand new clothes on and my backpack.

What kind of fun things do you do for your kids on the first day of school? OR what did your parents do for you?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Know I Have Some But I want Yours!

This is what I was eating today that my little Sweet Pea wanted. She screamed for 20 minutes before I figured out what she wanted. Then she was happy again.

I should have known, it IS her favorite baby food.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh the Joys of Sunday

So, my little Sweet Pea is just loaded with fun allergies. We have Squash and Milk and those Puff things, oh . . . OH. . . and we now have Zucchini.

She threw up right before I was going to go get ready for church. It was so sad.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Confessional

  • this is the first summer that I'm glad to see go.
  • I cleaned my bathroom for the first time since I moved in
  • I would rather sell everything in my house than clean it
  • want any of my stuff?
  • I took my 6 month old out into the terrible rain storm yesterday
  • And
  • She LOVED it!!
  • I really enjoy making those hair flowers
  • do you think I could sell them?
  • What did you think about the ones I made.
  • I probably needed better pictures
  • I crochet, quilt, make bags, and hair flower clippies
  • I should probably do a give away
  • YES?
  • NO?
  • I have owned a magic bullet for 7 months and never even pulled it out of the box
  • I don't have plans for the weekend
  • Isn't it wonderful to have nothing sometimes?
  • Now that my confessional is becoming a one-sided conversation
  • I'll stop.
Go link up. Join in the confessions. Please leave me a comment letting me know you posted too. I want to come see. Thanks

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Please Leave Your Message After the Beep. . .

I am not much of a phone person. I really don't like to talk on the phone. I would prefer to keep conversations under 5 minutes; getting right to the point of the call. Next to my hatred of making a call, I loathe leaving messages for people that don't answer.

Now, I'm not complaining that you don't answer, I just don't like to talk to no one. I feel so stupid. I babble on and on and on. My sentences are in fragments and falling apart. It's horrible. But it's something we just can't remove from our busy lives.

So, I'm apologizing now to anyone I ever leave a message to. Please pull out your code book to more easily decipher my messages.

What can we not live without that you absolutely HATE using?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More Flowers

These were so easy to make. I want to do more. I think I'm going to use more "bling" in the centers next time.

The pink and purple ones are my favorite.

This blue one is HUGE. I might have to wait for a while before I put it on Sweet Pea. It's bigger than her head.

I do really like this dark maroon one as well.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Making A Change You WON"T Want to Miss

I'm Making a change. I'm changing my URL. If you are a follower it should just automatically update on your Dashboard. I did this for one of my other blogs and it just updated itself because I was a follower.

I'm changing it to

This will happen tomorrow. Let me repeat. . .


Please be a follower and don't miss out on this.

Flowers for Sweet Pea's Hair



Silk Flowers

Last week, I spent a blissful morning that my Sweet Pea slept in for, putting together beautiful flowers for her headbands. They were so simple. I had no idea they would be so easy. I think I'm going to have to do more.

I didn't have time to get good pictures of them all. Here are just a few. I will post the others later, in better light.

I have so many I don't know what to do with them all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Embrace Yourself Week 2010 with The Mommyologists

I thought this was a superb idea. The Mommyologist wanted us all to, instead of addressing all of those horrific things about our bodies that we HaTe, address the things about our bodies that we love.

Go see her vlog HERE.

This is something I really needed to do. I have spent the last few years getting my body into better shape than when I was in High School only to get pregnant and find myself yearning to even be close to the starting line. (not to mention the finish line)

Anyway, I'm letting you all know that I love:

My Feet:

My face:

It seems to be the first place I lose weight.

My strength:

I may be fat, but I have always been the "Tough One" and I like that. It made it so with not much exercise and only 6 months after having my Sweet Pea I could climb this VERY steep mountain trail.

Link up. It's fun

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Fixer-Upper Fixed

I finished my work in saving my favorite blanket. The BEFORE pictures are HERE.

I did move to using a sewing machine to put the patches on, instead of hand-stitching them. (I don't know what I was thinking. I was on the edge of the big blanket, my machine would work great)

The largest block that was fraying all over.

A little triangle of lost hope, renewed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sweet Pea is Running

Running. . .




She has caught her first cold. Vicks on the bottom of her feet while sleeping worked really well. Know of anything else you can do for a little one who is sicky?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

My Hubby and I love to read with each other. This year on our vacation we read Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. I really enjoyed it. It's a really easy read. Most kids would really enjoy it. It's a lot less dark than Harry Potter. (I really liked that series as well)

We are most of the way through the next book in the series already. Can't wait to see what happens.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Deer 'N Moose 'N Bears OH MY!

Deer in the campsite.

Just in case you didn't know, deer can be vicious.

Moose out on Cameron Lake, right near the shoreline.


on the trial up to Bear's Hump.

On the way into Waterton Park.

I love seeing all the wild life.

Except for the mosquito's. YUCK.


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