Sunday, March 29, 2009
Kathryn's post reminded me that I haven't yet reported on my Creative Project #4 for the month of March. I am trying to keep up with my goal to do at least one creative project a month for the entire year. This latest was a favor to my hubby....he is a model railroader and he's been working on these smaller t-trak modules, so I have been painting skyboards for him to match the scenery on the layout. Don't tell him, but I kind of enjoy it....it's been so long since I painted. And these little projects are not too long, so I can do them in my spare moments.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
We are pretty proud of Scott! He deserves the kudos!
The past two days we have had some migrating birds swarming the skies above our house. I don't know what kind of birds they are and this video is not easy to see, but it has been fun to watch...just don't stand with your mouth open! The streets and driveway are getting very spotted. (They are little blackish birds with white under their wings and they look like a boomerang shape when they soar....if anyone has a clue...let us know!)
I'm also grateful for my friend Josie, who hosted a party for all our fellow Twilight Buddies at her house Saturday night! It was so much fun. There was lots of yummy treats...I dubbed my Bugle treats "Fang Faddle" in honor of the occasion since the Bugles were kind of fang shaped...and much laughing and loving Twilight!
In no particular order, the party attendees included: Me, Josie, Annette, Melanie, Katie, Stacie D., Staci S., Trit, Ashley, Kathryn, and Lyndsi....hope I didn't forget anyone!
Pre-party festivities...we sat around, ate and chatted for almost an hour and a half, before we started the movie...I'm surprised we could all wait that long! It's a good thing I watched it earlier that day! So much fun...can't wait for next time!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
|Make a Smilebox scrapbook|
We had such a great time at Snow Canyon. It was fun to get away from our TVs, computers, blogs, facebooks, video games and mp3s. We just spent time being together, talking and laughing. I was even laughing at 3:30 in the morning when I got lost on the way back from the bathroom. I was standing in the middle of a field in the dead of night and I couldn't find my way back to the tent. I finally had to retrace my steps and found that I zigged when I should have zagged. The scenery was spectacular and we even enjoyed having Blackberry along with us. He slept in the girls' tent and he was a very good (if dirty) dog. We are planning to go again sometime...and it makes me look forward to Girls Camp even more.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Monday, March 9, 2009
She took care of everything...we just showed up and helped a bit with the lesson on Prayer. She planned some fun activities: a tag game and painting prayer rocks, and we ended the evening with brownie sundaes! A much better treat than they would have gotten if we'd stayed home.
We had a really great time! Thanks Sister Jewell! It was fun to get to know you better.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Tay and Mr. Winslow
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
My alarm clock is set to BYU radio, and most days I am glad of this--there are the occasional mornings when I wake up to synthesized 70's Afterglow weirdness and that always puts me off,--but today there was lovely music to wake me, a selection of scriptures as I dressed, and a conference talk by Pres. Henry B. Eyring called "O Remember, Remember" that started just as I was heading downstairs. I love Pres. Eyring--mainly because he makes me feel better about crying everytime I get up to speak and if it's good enough for him, it's good enough for me--so I paused to listen.
He was telling a story about coming home and passing his Father-in-law who was there working on a project for their home. He thought how grateful he was for the service his Father-in-law was giving him and then he heard a voice in his head, not his own, that said, "I'm not giving you these experiences for yourself. Write them down." Well, he went on to talk about how the records we keep of everyday simple things that happen in our lives will someday benefit our children and those who read the things we write. He said how from that time on he would ask himself how he had seen the hand of the Lord in his life that day and write down his thoughts. He challenged us to find ways to remember God's kindness in our everyday lives and in doing so, our testimonies will grow and we will be blessed.
I feel like these few minutes that I spent listening to the radio this morning gave me the answer to the woes of my previous blog entry and to the feelings that I've been having recently that I'm not finding enough joy in my life. I am so grateful for our living prophets and for this reminder that whenever I forget to acknowledge the Lord in my life is when I start to feel dissatisfied and down. I'm grateful that the Lord sends me these messages, personally, so that I can find happiness in the everyday, simple joy of living.
So, message recieved. From now on, whenever I feel like there isn't anything to blog about, I know what I need to do....remember how truly blessed I am and post it!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This is not to say that nothing has been happening in our lives, because I'm sure we've been very busy....we've had Dr. Seuss week at school, SEP/Parent-Teacher conferences, meetings, date nights, great spring weather, the dog got a haircut. But....No Pics + No Post=No life...or something like that. I'm sure other blog addicts must feel the same way.
I'm thinking I need to do one or both of the following: 1) start making every day more blog-worthy by doing fun, important, interesting and exciting things and/or 2) accept my occasional lack of blog-ablility with stoicism. Either way, I'm in need of an attitude adjustment.
Hopefully, I'll have something worth blogging about soon. I'll post when I do, or if I don't, I won't but I'll try to feel better about it....