Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photostory Friday...

Kelcie is so proud of herself, and so are we. This semester of Jr. High, she is in a "Career Tech" (used to be home ec) class. Sewing is right up her well as all the cooking-eating she is participating in. She has made hot pads and other small items. This little apron is her work. She is taking great pride in seeing the work of her hands. That truly is the best feeling!

PhotoStory Friday
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute....Imagine "Alexis" a Missionary!

Last Wednesday, my sister entered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, MTC (Missionary Training Center). She will be there for 3 weeks before going to her area, which is Salt Lake City, Temple Square.
I still can't believe my "baby" sister is on a mission. Where has the time gone? She was just 5...and now..21?! It was such a sweet experience to see her so happy to be starting a 18 month dream/goal she had. The twinkle in her eye and the grin on her face continued until we said goodbye (it was described as a "band aid" effect...ouch it was)! Being with my family did help with the sting (and maybe going to Brick Oven Pizza..hehe).

Her work began quickly and with no time to spare.
Training for 3 weeks and then off to share,
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
a message for all to hear.
Now she is "Green," a newbie, as they say,
Full of love for the be talked about everyday.
Her desire, motivation, and love for the Lord,
Inspired her in every way!
My tribute to a beautiful, and sweet sister. How proud and grateful I am to have her example in my life. I Love you Alexis.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

This Tuesday I wanted to bring attention to my sweet friend and her beautiful family. They have been blessed with 3 darling boys. Due to medical reasons, she was unable to continue in bearing children. The desire to have a "mini" Tricia has had them seeking diligently for adopting a baby girl.
I hope they will be given the opportunity. Here is their website... Spencer and Tricia. She is the best hair stylist, friend, wife, and Mother. I am not biased...okay maybe a little...but I can be! I am so grateful to know her and her cute family (those boys are soooo gooshable).
Tuesday's Tribute...Spencer and Tricia...Love you!
Tuesday's Tribute
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

PhotoStory Friday...

You know that saying..."Junk in the trunk?" Well, fortunately this is on top of husbands dresser! It seems to rapidly accumulate various items everyday. Hmmm, while hubby is away...wifey will...Nah, I have other things I could be doing!

PhotoStory Friday
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wordful Wednesday....

A trip of a lifetime!

This photo was taken at just one of the many small islands in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. I find when I'm feeling a little down..especially during the winter, this picture is the best "Pick me up!"

So grateful for the opportunity to feel some warmth...thanks for bringing in the sunshine Angie and WW! Click on button for more...and join in on the fun!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute...

Constitution Pledge
I, as one of the "We, the People of the United States," affirm that I have read (or will read) our U.S. Constitution and pledge to maintain and promote its standard of liberty for Myself and for our Posterity and do hereby attest to that by my signature.

"If , to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God."
(Stated to delegates to the Constitutional Convention)

George Washington
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

PhotoStory Friday

I was given this kind of tag 3 times (just a slight variation of number). This tag was given to me by the beautiful Red Head from

Tiaras and Tantrums.

The 5th file, in the 5th folder, and the 5th picture....

Here we have our lost little Mitsey (that's another story) playing with a mouse...please click on the image to get even more creeped out by this little critter...

This tag was bestowed upon me by my friends...

Misty and Karolynn

The 6th file, in the 6th folder, and the 6th picture.

My Grandfather died a little over a month ago. The family viewing took place the evening before the funeral. As all the family was quietly talking, my Mom (on the left) and my Aunt Diane (right, DeeDee-DooDoo...Love you) were engaged in a sweet conversation.

I had not seen my Aunt in over 10 years! She is still just as beautiful as I remember. Painting my nails, doing my hair, telling scary stories, sleep overs, playing and doing all things "girlie" style are some of my favorite memories of childhood, with her. How grateful I am for the events that took place those couple of months. Not because of what we lost...but gained. To see my family who I adore so much come together in celebration of life, sorrow, joy and love, was so sweet for me.

PhotoStory Friday
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Click on button above to join in on the PhotoStory Friday. I would tag others, but I am in a lazy sort a mood. So those of you who would like to do this fun tag...please enjoy. I really had a good time being surprised.....phew!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

Out with the old, and in with the (cue music, the heavens parted, angels singing, and rising in the laundry room) New!!

I am so enjoying these fire engine red machines.
You will note, they are high capacity loaders so if you decide to place 2 children (from 5-8 years old) in together, they fit perfectly! However for the sake of them wanting to be in by themselves, and a fight ensuing, Brynn chose the dryer, Sara the washer. No children were harmed (well maybe the spin cycle...JK) in the photo taking of these machines.
This week there is a special tribute going out to donate to a wonderful cause. For all who can, please join in with Jay and Deb for this Tuesday's Tribute...Click button below to see how...Thank you!
Tuesday's Tribute
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