Monday, September 20, 2010

September - Baptism

E chose to be baptized and we couldn't be more proud of her. Our children receive their own set of scriptures on their baptism day as a gift from Mom and Dad. She was so excited. Afterwards we had dinner at our place. Our theme was Rainbows since her favorite song is, "I Like to Look for Rainbows" which talks about baptism. We had lots of rainbow balloons, rainbow cupcakes, rainbow jell-o salad, etc. Later than night, Grandma Y. got babyK to giggle. Too cute!

August - 8 years old

E had her 8th birthday so that meant a party with lots of friends at Incredible Pizza. She also had her summer recital which baby K loved watching. We went up to Bear Lake again for a couple day with Grandma and Grandpa - thanks for the campfire dinner and dessert! Kids went back to school. I can't believe I have a middle-schooler now. Scary!

July - summer fun

We didn't get as much done as I would've liked this summer. A new baby will do that to you. We had fun up at our cabin in Bear Lake though. Played outside a lot with our new backyard playsets. I did manage to take the kids downtown via TRAX since they begged me to. I still can't believe we all survived. What was I thinking taking 5 kids downtown by myself? I had to nurse K on the way home and no, I didn't care that the train was packed. Yes, I had a nursing cover but I still got a few strange looks. I was to tired to care though.

June - 10 years old

J’s Birthday Memories:
Ate French toast for breakfast, went to Classic Skating –Skating on blades, jungle gym, bounce area and Blast Zone, Grandma M. came when we got back from Panda Express (Oh how I hope they have Orange Chicken in heaven...), Ipod touch came after that – took 4 hours to try to get it working, got card from Grandma Y. in the mail, Rumbi for dinner, Walmart for Ipod skin, Ate poppy seed cake, then Mom slept like a baby.

May - Blessing Day

I meant to post this sooner then forgot - that seems to be happening a lot lately. Her blessing took place Memorial Weekend. We were fortunate to have so many of our family come. It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun celebrating.

Super Saturday

I love to share ideas with others so here's what our ward is planning for this year's Super Saturday - it's a wonderful day filled with crafting, learning new things and socializing with other women. We'll be having Soup and Salad Potluck for lunch . What have you done at Super Saturday that you love? I'm always looking for more good ideas!

Super Saturday Classes & Crafts

Knitting Class – taught by Valerie
Valerie will teach how to knit and pearl. You’ll learn how to make long-lasting washcloths that are perfect for home or for a gift. Please contact Valerie to find out what size needles to bring and what type of yarn will be best.

Digital Scrapbooking Class – taught by Brooke
Brooke will teach how to create a simple scrapbook layout, how to make your own Christmas card, and how to make a simple gift using Photoshop. She will also share a few photo editing tips if time permits. Bring a laptop if you have access to one. Brooke will teach using Adobe Photoshop Elements and will provide instructions on how to download a 30-day free trial. If you don’t have a laptop, come with a notebook and you can take the tips home and try them out on your desktop!

Advent Muffin Tin – taught by Cindy
Count down the days until Christmas with a treat inside each muffin cup. This craft is $6 if you bring your own mini-muffin tin and $11 if you need one. Supplies to bring with you if you have them: scissors, rubber cement, paper trimmer, corner rounder.

Family Home Evening Binder – taught by Michelle
This binder includes FHE lessons on the 6 B’s and the 10 Neglected Virtues that Will Heal our Hearts and Homes. Each lesson includes sheet music, activities, stories and additional information, including visual aids, for some lessons. $11

Mom’s Long Magnet Board – taught by Karen
27 inches x 8 inches. Display your latest snapshots on this darling magnet board with saying, “These are a few of my favorite things” $16 or $19 with extra scroll accents

His Presence Camelback Board
15 inches x 7.5 inches. Cast iron star on painted board with vinyl saying, “The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence” $17

Decorative Frame – taught by Stefanie
Provide your own unfinished frame with a 2.5 inch flat unfinished border or pay an additional $4.50 for a 5 x 7 or $7.50 for an 8 x 10 frame.

Personalized Marshmallow Roasting Stick
The Roasting stick will be $3.00 each. 36 inches long. Please specify name for vinyl name

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Look what I made

I found a little time for myself and so I finished up this cut little number. Your lookin' at over 200 balloons, and yup, it took more time than I thought it would. I plan to hang it up whenever it's somebody's birth-week. I got the styro wreath at Hobby Lobby with a coupon, had to order the birthday wording online from Hobby Lobby and then I mounted it on red and then white cardstock and attached everything with floral pins which I got at Walmart. My daughter loved it even though it wasn't finished in time for her actual birthday. Better late than never, right? That seems to be my motto nowadays. :)

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This summer...

My boy turned 10
My daughter turned 8
and I have a four month old already. Where did summer go? I now am the mother of a middle-schooler (scary since I remember being that age very clearly). Oh, and I discovered Nutella. How I lived without it before I'll never know. Oh wait, that's the bad news. I think I weigh more now than I did when I came home from delivering baby#5. If you haven't tried Nutella, go buy some and spread it on whole wheat bread. De-LISH!