Monday, September 24, 2007

Busy! :)

These are in the works. I still need to solder them. My favorite part!

Wow! Life has been busy! It's been a good busy. Yesterday was the sabbath. Steve, and I both had lessons to teach. My lesson was on honesty. When I originally read what the lesson was going to be on, I thought...easy! Then I started praying, and pondering about the blessings that come with honesty. Then I started realizing the pain, and long suffering that can come with being dishonest. This was something I knew these cute girls needed to hear. It was so important to me to do it in a way that really meant something to them. This was not as easy of a lesson as I had originally thought. All, and all it went well. I had more information to share than time allowed. I think they left there knowing, I have a true testimony of being honest. Not just thinking, or saying we are honest. Gut wrenching honesty. The kind of honesty that at the end of the day you can feel good about yourself, and be proud to be a daughter of our heavenly father. After church we went out to Ben, and Dessie's for dinner. Fun times! Those two are the cutest! I was sitting in their home looking at all of my family. Everyone of the kids where there. It about brought tears to my eyes. Actually I think it did! :) I feel so blessed, so honored to be their Mom. I feel so lucky to know that Steve is their Father. I left there home thinking there is nothing more in the world that I ever dreamed of, ever wanted than this. As I am typing this I have tears in my eyes! Maybe it is hormones? I think not, it is what it Enough of the serious stuff! :)

I have been super busy with my necklaces, and charms. Today I will be working on one for someone who just had triplets! I am soooo excited to work on this one. What an honor! Saturday I am going to be in a boutique in Mesa. This has put me fast at work, and little play. I also have had orders this week for the personalized picture necklaces, and key chains. I love seeing the pictures people send me. So fun! I am off to start the day. I hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!


Blogger Christina said...

i always get emotional when the ENTIRE family of siblings is at one place..i will never forget when it was katie (jons YOUNGEST sibling) wedding..and we were all in the sealing room..his mom said "my greatest joy is being in this room with every single one of my children (7 of them!) and their spouse-because it means you're all living the kind of life i'd always dreamed of in order to be in the temple and i thank you for living righteously" was soooo touching!!

September 24, 2007 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

I so love you Michelle. I can't sit here and ever recall a time where you have ever complained about your kids, family or life! You have a beautiful attitude we can all draw from for inspiration.

Is this because they are older and don't make as many messes as my kids do? Seriously! What's your secret!

September 24, 2007 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

i love that jewelry! we need to get together and you can teach me!

September 24, 2007 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger HotMama said...

Your work is so lovely - where is your boutique going to be?

I would love to teach young women, but they never let me out of primary - you are so blessed to be able to do that!

September 24, 2007 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger donna said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Sunday,
Good luck at the boutique !!!! I wish i could be there. I need to make a order. I will email you a picture of my parents soon :)

You do have a WONDEFUL family.
Thanks for your texts today.

September 24, 2007 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

sweet!!!!!!! that picture on my side bar of my siblings.. I just love it- after that was taken we were all 6 of us in a little huddle talking for a second.. and my eldest sister anna just said- look at us.. it has been a long time, since it was just us.. TOTAL quiet.. I loved that moment.. looking at each other and sharing love for that one second.. I am so grateful for good parents that I had who helped us see the importance of loving each other and getting along..
I so love them..
love that your jewlrey is taking off. I love it..
take care and I hope you can get on my blog! email me.. if it is still a problem..

September 24, 2007 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I bet your lesson was great! Ours was on Forgiveness and was very inspiring. Those works of art are darling. I can't wait until I can see them in person :)

September 24, 2007 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Love the jewelery!!

What a nice feeling with all of your family. I hope that one day I will be able to sit with all of my grown children and be so proud of the type of lives they chose to live. You are truly blessed!!

September 24, 2007 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Lupe said...

You are an amazing and loving Mom! I enjoy reading about your sweet family. :)

September 24, 2007 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger onehm said...

I loved this post. How sweet that you care so much for those girls to work so hard on your lessons (although it doesn't surprise me in the least!!) and be so thoughtful.
I love what a great example of a mother you are. I hope that each day I am more like you. I honestly was thinking today about something, and thought....what would Michelle do?? And that is what I did! ;o) Is that goofy?
Anyways, I am so excited to see the necklace for Shelby! Hopefully I can call you tomorrow and we can plan a "lesson night" so that I can figure out how to do these soon!
You are the greatest!
xo xo xo!

September 24, 2007 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

deep thoughts and fabulous post! i am all about honesty too! what lucky young women to have such a great teacher that puts so much thought into her lessons. love your necklace charms! they're so fabulous! i am dying to learn! love the Halloween one he is so cute! you are so talented and such a great example of motherhood and giving service too to your young women. you touch everyone around you by your shining example!

September 24, 2007 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

and i went to kino. you asked me today which jr, high i went to right?
and them mt. view.

September 24, 2007 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Laura Huston said...

What a great post, family is so amazing. It always makes me realize what kind of love God must have for us!!
I love your necklaces!!

September 24, 2007 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

WHat an awesome lesson. IT is so true about honesty. It seems like it isn't valued as much but it is so vital to live a good life. I am glad your lesson went so well.

I am excited for you for your botique! It will go so well for you. YOu make fabulous things!

September 25, 2007 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

I'm so happy that you are getting so many orders! And in a boutique too! So fun! I love those times when you can sit back and that feeling of joy and appreciation comes over you for what you've been given. What a blessing to have felt that! You are so fun and I just love your happy posts!

September 25, 2007 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Family is one of my favorite blessings too! Thanks for the uplifting post. I bet your lesson was wonderful, and honesty is such a great topic. :D

Good luck in the boutique. Love the necklaces!

September 25, 2007 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger n8'swife said...

I love how our ideas change as we search and ponder for the right inspiration. I get those YW love having you teach them.

Good luck at the boutique!

September 25, 2007 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

I love what you are making and what a busy time you are having. Keep posting your crafts - they inspire me!!!!

September 26, 2007 at 10:08 PM  

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