Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Abraham Lincoln would be proud

Awe, cute! Or handsome. My little nephew looks great as good ol' Abe! My sister Deb made the hat and beard. And of course helped with the big poster...that you can't see in the photo.

Happy Leap Day!

Once every 4 years! Leap into something fun! Maybe just do a few random leaps throughout the day. A leap of joy...a leap of faith...shout out "leapin' lizards".

Lots of leaping to be leaped.

Monday, February 27, 2012


I love this little Willowcreek figurine. Reminds me of me and my Mom. Perfect.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Our sweet Bumper. Wonder what you are up to. Love you. Miss you.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Don

A sweet family friend. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joyce and her children.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy birthday, Jase!

We will be sending a balloon your way, so jump up and catch it!

Love you. Miss you.

(We bought a mylar balloon and wrote notes on it to Jason. The balloon took off like a shot and it looked like it was heading towards Mom's house.)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

4 Whole Days

So excited...4 whole days off from work. I am excited for a MUCH needed break. Hooray!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sisters are the Best

My sweet sisters are so kind to think of me and care about me so much and to give me a cool rooster and fun treats (ever tried Panda Blueberry Licorice? YUM! Plus it is made in Finland. A plus for half of my heritage.) and sweet cards. I love the front of the card my one sister gave me. Even if we weren't sisters, I think we would still be good friends. I SO agree with that. I couldn't ask for better sisters. All three of them are amazing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roses are Red...VT-style

I thought of this, this morning, to give to our VT people for tomorrow when we visit them.

And then this is the one I am giving to my VT partner and her little baby girl who comes with us on our visits.
I will go get little treats to include with the hearts.
Just something simple.

Happy Valentine's Day today, BTW. Hope it is a nice day for you.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

No Regrets

I like this quote and almost totally agree other than I find that when there are those who don't treat you right, in some cases, they are calling out for attention. And need to not be ignored. Though that is hard to do sometimes when they don't treat you well. Anyway, do your best.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

13 x 2

Yes- my sweet twin nieces turned 13 yesterday. Teenagers! Blurry photo (The girls won't sit still or I was moving when I took it?).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crack Up!

Charles Dicken's 200th birthday on Google today. Pretty fun illustration!

Now to explain the Crack Up title of this blog entry...

My 5 year old nephew cracks me up. There is a thing called Family Home Evening (FHE) on Monday nights for our church. Families come up with a little lesson/activity and then a treat etc for the evening. Just a short little family get together. Well, Wy Wy, the 5 year old, was in charge last night. Funny. He even drew pictures for it and talked about how Jesus heals people. He even had an agenda and told stories and asked questions. His Dad answered one of his questions (which my sister said later to her husband that he answered it really well.) But after my brother-in-law's response, Wy said to him, "That is good, Daddy. Now moving on..." Funny! My sister said it was a hilarious evening. This little 5 year old being in control was just what he liked doing. No qualms at all.

He also has come up with a story about a "not help" hospital. Where they poke you and aren't very nice. He does not like getting allergy scratches done on his back so I can see why he has thought of this. Cute little guy.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wow- What a Weekend!

Talk about a crazy, busy weekend! But it was fun too!

Met a couple of guy friends for lunch on Friday at Cafe Rio. Yum! Then ran errands.

Then off to dinner with some other friends and then we went to the BYU Men's Volleyball game against Stanford. Fun game. Sad that BYU lost though. Considering they are SO amazing but their lead scorer was out with a broken hand. But still a fun night.

Then off to a Regional Camp meeting for 3 hours on Saturday morning. (And I even skipped out a little early from it.) Elaine Dalton, General YW President, spoke. So nice of her to come. It really added to the spirit of the meeting.

Then home to work on my YW lesson and to put together our New Beginnings program for Wednesday night. (Yep in two days!)

Then off again to another dinner with some other friends at Rubio's on Saturday night.

This JOY image is the handout I made for the girls for my Sunday lesson. Sorry about the blurry. Anyway the lesson was on finding true joy. Put JESUS CHRIST first by serving OTHERS and then YOU will find joy. I wrapped my little artwork, below, around almond joy bars.
And I taped the bars with tape under each of their chairs before they came in for the lesson. Hehe. At the end of my lesson I explained the JOY idea and then told them that I can't give them joy, but that they need to find it for themselves. I told them that I had some joy for them as close to them as I could get it to them. They finally figured out that it was under their chairs. Hehe.

Here is my nephew below with his Mario drawing.
He drew all four sides of Mario and taped him together. ( I loved the side view pictures. As they were quite a bit smaller and shorter than the front and back views.) He even did a view of the top of Mario's head. My bro-in-law asked him how he did that. He replied, "I looked it up on Gooooogle." We all couldn't help laughing a little. Mostly in surprise. We really doubt he knows how to search for something on the computer. It was so cute. Not to mention he is quite cute!!!
So my sister did Sharing Time on Sunday for Primary. The lesson was on choosing the right. So she made a cardboard creation, of which she is quite famous in our family for doing many cardboard creations for their 3 sons. Noah's Ark was a hit with the Junior Primary. She had a bunch of animals printed out from the computer and each child had a chance to say what they can do to choose the right and then got to place an animal in the ark. It was so great. My clever sister.
Here is the front view.
So that was my weekend. Oh, and my lesson went OK. Always grateful for that.

Now it is back to work.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Lots to accomplish today. Beautiful sunny day! Perfect! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

HaPpY GrOuNdHoG's EvE dAy!

Yes, it is that fun time of the year when we get to celebrate Groundhog's Eve! Don't forget to decorate! ; )

And happy "rabbit, rabbit" too today! Hope you remembered!