Sunday, May 31, 2009


My goal for the summer is for my family, and I to stretch, and grow. We have a little more free time now than we did during school. We all love learning new things. The one thing that was at the top of my list, was sewing! I did take sewing in Home Ec. in Junior High School, but it didn't stick to well. :) Sarah has been wanting to learn to sew also. I was thrilled when my friend Cheryl, offered to come over, and help Sarah, and I get going. Cheryl was soooo patient! I didn't even know how to thread the machine properly! I sewed a pillow case to start with. I am so proud of that thing! We are going to move on to skirts next time. We have also been working on yo yo's for headbands. I don't have any pictures of those, but will post them when I do. If any of you have any ideas for sewing projects for beginners, I would love to hear about them. :) Have a wonderful Sabbath!


Monday, May 18, 2009



I am sitting here reflecting on this past school year. We only have 2 full days, and 2 half days left. Thursday is the big day! It is time for this family to relax some. I do enjoy being busy, but there comes a time, when it is time to put the brakes on, and put it into slow gear. We have all been blessed with being so healthy this year. That is up until the past 2 weeks. Colds, coughs, soar throats, have taken over. I think it is our bodies way of saying enough! Time to re-group around here, and have a happy, and healthy start to SUMMER! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

checking in...almost summer

checking in...

I sure haven't been to up on my blogging as of late. It seems with the school year coming to an end, we have had many activities. One more week, and life will slow down. It will officially be summer at our house! :) The boys are all done with their college finals. I sure am proud of them, for finishing up a good school year. Sarah is still counting the we have 7 more days to go! :) I am making a list of things, that I want to get done around here in the next week. Things that need attention now, or will be put on hold for a few months. How many days until school is out for your kiddos? Are they counting too? :) Do you have any fun plans you want to share? It is always so fun to hear others ideas!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

love cupcakes...

These are the cutest dolies I have seen!

I love anything that has to do with cupcakes. I think that they are such a fun way to make a treat. I found a site that I just have to share. It is just to darn c-u-t-e!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day!

This picture is from a wonderful blog. She has some fun ideas for May Day!

I always loved May Day while growing up. I thought it was such a great thing, to make paper baskets, and fill them with flowers for neighbors. Today I want to do just that. I am going to head on out to the rose bushes, and create some bouquets. Did you celebrate May Day as a child? Do you celebrate now? I think it is such a beautiful tradition. Have a Happy May Day!