Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Pioneer dress, sans bonnet, still a work in progress...I have until June 6th to finish that...
So how does TL look as BY???Pretty cool-I think (I did not make his costume-I have my limits.) (One of my friendly commenters thought the pattern was a little overkill-yep that's me to a T.....a little overkill all the time-that's why I am a madwoman.....it's my own fault)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Plethora defined means, an overabundance......So hereto follows a plethora of posts............(dontcha love the way it just rolls over your tongue?)
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
"My daughter-in-law’s mother, Susan, was a wonderful seamstress. President Kimball lived in their ward. One Sunday, Susan noticed that he had a new suit. Her father had recently returned from a trip to New York and had brought her some exquisite silk fabric. Susan thought that fabric would make a handsome tie to go with President Kimball’s new suit. So on Monday she made the tie. She wrapped it in tissue paper and walked up the block to President Kimball’s home.
On her way to the front door, she suddenly stopped and thought, “Who am I to make a tie for the prophet? He probably has plenty of them.” Deciding she had made a mistake, she turned to leave.
Just then Sister Kimball opened the front door and said, “Oh, Susan!”
Stumbling all over herself, Susan said, “I saw President Kimball in his new suit on Sunday. Dad just brought me some silk from New York . . . and so I made him a tie.”
Before Susan could continue, Sister Kimball stopped her, took hold of her shoulders, and said: “Susan, never suppress a generous thought.”
Susan didn’t have an assignment to make that tie. She wasn’t hired to do so. Despite feeling a bit hesitant, she did it because it felt right. Susan had a quiet sense of mission to serve others. I was also the beneficiary of such service. Her service went beyond any calling because it lasted throughout her life. Never suppressing a generous thought became a part of her personal ministry."
"Never suppress a generous thought."
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Listening to this song instantly transports me back to the inside of Mike Findeis' car, taking me home after mutual. He was so "hot" and I had a major "crush" on him for most of my high school years. In fact, years later my sister got to go out with him at the Y---I'm still bitter about this....
Hearing Rod Stewart's "Maggie" reminds me of the extreme guilt and discomfort I felt when I was ditching 9th grade one afternoon.....(sorry mom)
Music is incredibly powerful-I mean what can soothe a raging soul, lift up a depressed spirit and cause you to "kick it up a notch" when working out?
So what's your musical memory???
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This law can also apply to husbands. For example, "honey, could you run to the store-we are out of milk." Honey obligingly trots down to local supermarket and when he returns 45 minutes later he brings your requested gallon of milk, plus an additional 3 gallons, which won't fit into your already stuffed fridge. IN addition, he brings home 5 boxes of cereal, 3 of which are on your forbidden foods list....(i.e. Froot loops, Captain Crunch, and Frosted Flakes), a bunch of bananas, a dozen donuts, a bag of fritos, because they are his favorite and they were only $2, and a package of corn tortillas...........Totally random and he is absolutely delighted with his purchases.
And this because I hate my current bedside lamp and of course it is cute and cheap:
And this because I need them for my office:
And finally this:
(the dresser, not the boy)
I rest my case. The Law of Costco in action.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I pity those who were raised in mixed marriages....
Especially my offspring who deal with this conflict daily or even horror of horrors.....
Their spouses despise the white stuff and refuse to eat anything coated with it.
My darlings.....those of you who have a spouse who hate this delectable concoction.....you have a standing invitation to come over and scarf ours....
Let the Macaroni Salad Season begin!
Ye have served me well.....made me happy when I drove up to my house....
Purple Lobelia.. "Little Purple Pansies"
Striking Red Geraniums...
For as lucky as we are here because we have a full year growing season....
Alas the temperature is going to rise....
And it will be 100+ soon and my now happy flowers will all look like this......
My summer flowering choices are limited to these:
Vincas, vincas, vincas..
Which I cannot grow anywhere I have planted petunias because apparently they hate each other and vincas shrivel up and die immediately...
Or maybe some zinnias or some of these semi-succulent types which can withstand the withering, blistering, oven-like temps of the summer....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Last photo of the day.....my photography skills are sorely lacking...but you get the idea...
Thanks Jess for indulging me...I'm looking forward to our next hike... when the palo verdes bloom....
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Eagle Board of Review on Sunday---verdict---The Eagle Has Landed!
New Doctor-AWESOME....He SPELLS everything and talks slow.......
Trying to master the "new" Family Search.......I've ripped out a few hairs lately.....
Just finished up my most FAVORITE weekend of the year---we can just leave the world behind and soak up the inspiration....I love the spirit that fills my home twice a year. (wasn't Pres. Monson awesome)
This awesome guy cooked all the food for our "semi-annual" conference breakfast with the fam..(I vote for breakfast burritos every time from now on!)
I don't know if the subjects of the photo will be thrilled to be on the world-wide-web-but you get the idea.....we gather every conference Sunday for a pre-conference breakfast feast.This sweet little boy on the left is allergic to every green thing that God has created on this earth! I am now the proud possessor of an Epi-Pen in case of a bad reaction......yikes! (it's an automatic injector of adrenaline in case of anaphylactic shock....)
Welp....there are a few more adventures but my yoga DVD is awaiting and I can't put it off any longer.....................