Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pass it on...

Here is the deal: The first five people to comment on this post will get something made by me. My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
What I make will be just for you.
It'll be done this year.
You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a story. No guarantees, I may sew or stitch or bake something. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
I reserve the right to do whatever I want!

The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re-post this on your own blog and offer the same deal to 5 of your own lucky blog readers.

So, the first 5 people to leave a comment telling me they are in, win a homemade gift by me!

Be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sweet Spirit of a Child

A few weeks ago all the family got together out at my parents house to celebrate everyone's birthdays for Jan and Feb. While there Brooke and I were sitting on my Mom's couch in the front room and Brooke started getting really excited while looking at the side table. I noticed there was a dish full of colorful M&Ms and thought that must but what she wants. As she leans over the side of the couch to get closer I notice that she is getting excited of the picture that is on the table. I picked up the picture my Mom had sitting there, which was of Jesus Christ. Brooke got so excited and started talking and touching the picture. Then the cutest thing happened. She leaned over and started giving kisses to Jesus. As I sat there watching this my heart was touch by the Spirit. What a wonderful feeling it is to know that my 8 month old baby girl knows who Jesus Christ is and the great love she has for Him. For you to fully appreciate this story you need to know that my daughter does not give kisses. So for her to so willingly do this meant that she knew exactly who was in the picture. I am so gratefully for the spiritual experience that I was able to share with my daughter and for the knowledge that I have that Jesus Christ is my Savior.


Well as you can see I don't frequently update this lovely blog of mine. Blogging is not a high priority for me but I will try and add a few things every few months. We made it through the holidays and had a wonderful time. Unfortunately we were sick for about 6 weeks but made it through. We are hoping to make a few changes to our lives this year. We are working on finding ourselves a lovely home to raise our children in. Kevin is working hard and I have my hands full with the two little ones. Don't give up on me and this blog and hopefully you will hear from me again sometime soon.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Okay so I have been tagged by my dear friend Debra and also threatened that if I didn't do this she would log in and write some scary stuff about me so here is goes. I'm supposed to note six random/unknown things about myself and then tag others to do the same. I think I'll just post what I have and if anyone else wants to do this they can but no one is being tagged by me.

1. I am notorious for reading every diet/heath book out there. I know so many little facts that I love to share with everyone. I just have a bit of a problem applying these aspects into me life. I think I like food a bit too much!

2. I have a goal to one day go skinny dipping with my husband. Preferable in a pool where there is no chance of anyone see us.

3. I have quite a large collection of cookbooks. I love buying them and looking through the recipes but I hardly make any of them. I am a very picky eater and if I see something in a recipe that I don't like then I won't make it. I am much better at making items that I have tasted previously and like. I also love to hand my cookbooks off to my friends to find/try out recipes for me and then share with me!

4. I used to be a very shy little girl. My mom didn't know what to do with me. I just wouldn't talk to anyone. I bet that is hard to believe knowing me now. If you give me a chance I will talk your ear off!

5. I can' keep plants alive. I don't know what it is about me but I try and everything just dies. I used to live in an apartment that had a little yard. I loved to plant pretty flowers and every time they died. The only thing that stayed alive was Ivy! Like anyone can even kill Ivy! The funny thing about this is that I still have a goal to one day have a garden in my yard and I really think I can do it and have something grow from it.

6. I have a huge pet peeve about toilets. In my house the toilet must always be closed if no one is using the toilet. I think toilets are dirty and I hate to walk into a bathroom with the toilet lid open. I will always close the lid after I use the toilet at anyone's house and I have been known to ask my house guests to follow this rule while staying at my house.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Vote YES on Prop 8

This is a very important proposition to change the California constitution to only recognize marriage between a man and a woman. I don't know if many of you realize the importance of this proposition and the change it will have on our families and children if this does not pass. Here are some of the facts of how this will effect us.

1. Children in public schools will have to be taught that same-sex marriage is just as good as traditional marriage.
2. Churches may be sued over their tax exempt status if they refuse to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their religious buildings open to the public.
3. Religious adoption agencies will be challenged by government agencies to give up their long-held right to place children only in homes with both a mother and a father.
4. Religions that sponsor private schools with married student housing may be required to provide housing for same-sex couples, even if counter to church doctrine, or risk lawsuits over tax exemptions adn related benefits.
5. Ministers who proach against same-sex marriages may be sued for hate speech and risk government fines. A recent California court held that municipal employees may not say: "traditional marriage," or "family values" becuase, after the same-sex marrigae case, it is "hate speech".
6. It will cost you money. This change in the definition of marriage will brind a cascade of lawsuits, including some already lost (e.g., photographers cannot now refuse to photograph gay marriages, doctors cannot now refuse to perform aftificial insemination of gays even given other willing doctors).

When I think about what this could mean to me and the lives of my children I have to take a stand for what I feel is right. I hate to thunk that this wonderful country that we live in is going to take away my right to stand up for my beliefs and teach my children that marriage is ordained my God between and man and a woman. I hate to think of my sweet little boy going to school in a couple of years and being taught in Kindergarden about homosexuality and that I cannot stop it. I hate to think that I cannot speak about traditionl families or family values without the treat of hate speech.

Please find it in our heart to protect our little children and this world that we live it and vote Yes of Prop 8. If you have not registered to vote you still have time to let your voice be heard. Please register before Oct 20th.

Please take a moment to learn more about Prop 8 by visiting these websites.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

High School Memories

1. Did you date someone from your school?
Well you could say that I dated quite a few guys from my high school and other surrounding cities but mostly just first dates.

2. What kind of car did you drive?
A bright red 1965 Ford Falcon!

3. What was the most embarrassing moment of HS?
I would have to say that I had a bit of an incident with some lovely seagulls during lunch one year in front of quite a few viewers!

4. Were you a party animal?
Oh yeah partying it up Mormon style!

5. Were you considered a flirt?
Maybe but probably more like a tease!

6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Nope just sports.

7. Were you a nerd?
No I thought I was the coolest girl ever! J/K I think I fit it somewhere in the middle.

8. Were you on any varsity teams?
Nope I did sport for the social aspect.

9. Did you ever get suspended/expelled?
Yeah right. I was such a good girl!

10. Can you still sing the fight song?
Some of it.

11. Who were your favorite teachers?
Definitely Mr. Dedolder.

12. Where did you sit during lunch?
Some times in the Pavilion, or my house and lots of trips to Taco Bell.

13. School mascot?
Scottie Dogs. Oh so intimidating I know!

14. Did you go to homecoming, and with whom?
Yep with Chris Tolman. It was a great night and he was a good date to me even though he had a girl friend at the time. We did take a pimped out limo that was a bit embarrassing. Yes at my high school people spent lots of money to take a limo to your high school gym for homecoming. I think homecoming was bigger than prom at my school!

15. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
I would go back to enjoy the easy life and good times. I would not want to deal with all the high school drama though.

16. What do you remember most about graduation?
Mostly grad night and meeting my husband there!

17. Where did you go on senior skip day?
The Beach. I remember Debra calling her work from a pay phone (yeah no cell phones for us) to tell them she was sick, with the sound of the waves crashing in the background!

18. Were you in any clubs?

19. Have you gained some weight since then?
Um yeah my 30 year old body is nothing like my 18 year old body! I guess you can say that age and babies have taken their toll on me.

20. Who was your prom date?
Depends on which prom you are talking about. I went to four so David, Jason, Darren and Luke.

21. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?
Nope. It already happened and I'm not too sad about missing it.

22. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself?
Just have fun and enjoy the easy life. Oh and of course to stay away from all of the drama of teenage life!

Kevin's Birthday

Kevin's birthday was back in August and if you read in a previous blog he got a new surfboard for his birthday. Well I couldn't just let his birthday pass by without any type of celebration. How fun would that be? So the morning of his birthday I decided that I would come up with 31 presents that would reflect things he enjoys. So to say the least the day was spent thinking of the items and then finding them and wrapping them. The items consisted of things like clothes, favorite candies and snacks, favorite drinks, games, books, movies, etc. I made an extra effort to wrap each item individually and I used a bunch of my scrap decorated paper and ribbons. Kevin came home in the middle of the wrapping process and helped watch the kids so I could finish. It was great the look on his face as I started to bring out his gifts and continued to bring out more and more. He started to get worried about just how much money I had spent on him. As soon as he started opening the presents he knew he had nothing to worry about and just enjoyed all of the gifts. To end the evening we all went out to dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant Yamas. I hope Kevin had a wonderful birthday celebration.