March 14th Snowman

What did you do today? Did you make a snowman? Well if not then you're day was not complete!! It was the most perfect snow for making snowmen that the boys and I could not resist getting out there and making our first snowman of the season.


She sews!

This is a very proud moment in my life...my first ever quilt! I learned how to sew back in December when Tagan ever so kindly took the time to show me how a sewing machine works and how to sew a simple pattern. Now I have the entire basement as a sewing room (yes I own a sewing machine, and several other sewing "necessities" now)!! Sam moved up into the living room and I moved my sewing machine and music downstairs. The other day I sat down and sewed a fun little baby quilt for my nephew, Otto, who was born last Saturday. My mom and I are headed to California on Sunday to deliver it!
I'm really excited about sewing. Had you known me when I was 15 years old you'd be surprised that I actually enjoy plugging in my Zune (that's the Microsoft version of the Ipod for those of you who didn't know...like myself until my husband got me one for Christmas) and sewing for a few hours! I've also sewed new sheers for our master bathroom. I will say that both the quilt and the sheers are less then perfect. I fact it's really best if they are viewed from a distance!!
I'm encouraging all you others out there who've ever wanted to learn how to sew to just do it!! It's something that our ancestors had to do and it's something that our generation really should do. TRADITIONS! (I like that movie...can anyone name the movie? :-)


Quote from Majorie Hinckley

I came across this quote today and it really hit home for me....I 100% agree (except maybe the part about the sports car, that would be nice LOL) with the late Sister Hinckley!

I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from
taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes
from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge
of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed
someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived!!
AMEN!! Nothing makes me happier then helping family, friends, and neighbors. I feel inspired by Sis. Hinckley's quote. What a wonderful woman!