Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Little Bens

i love this quilt from blackbird designs

i started it oh about a hundred years ago and i'm finishing it up so i can teach it in august.
it will be a 3 part class starting august 20th at fat quarters quilt shop.

hope your having a great week!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Pioneer Days

saturday, we celebrated the pioneers
at our annual pioneer day event.

masyn clogged and i helped with the {quilting} booth

recently a good friend to so many in our church and in the community passed away.
we featured one of her quilts in memory of her. it's the patriotic one in the picture on the left.
janice made all the blocks and her quilt teacher and friend, susan, put the quilt together for her prior to her passing.

she is loved and will be dearly missed.
so, in memory of the ever faithful pioneers and a wonderful lady,
it was a wonderful day and a memorable event!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Backyard Wedding

took place at our house yesterday.
a good friend of mine {that i LOVE} asked if she could host a wedding for a young military couple.
she did it for her friend and, well, i did it for tam, but also,
it was our way of saying thank you to a man who is serving our country.

{see the beehive drink holders...ralphs for $16.99!}

they wanted a pink & white country wedding...
we can do that!!!
and it turned out great!

good job tami!!!
love ya!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Masyn's {county fair} Birthday!

well, a week later and i'm FINALLY getting the birthday pictures up!
it's been a crazy, crazy month but it's been fun.

as i mentioned, we were inspired by one charming party's county fair party.
super cute, super fun.

for food, we served pulled pork & bbq beef sandwiches, corn on the cob {gavin shucked 40 ears!}, corn bread, beans and nana's famous potato salad {it is always a big hit!}. everyone loved the food and it was a great way to serve 72 people!

family and friends enjoyed each other's cmpany

and the kids enjoyed a pie eating contest, a cake walk and lots and lots of swimming!

and of course, my favorite part, the decorating...

it was a great, great day!
masyn had very specific ideas for her birthday and i think we managed to make all her {dreams} come true! i said a couple times, i think she thinks she's getting married!!! it was a big deal for her and everyone had a good time.

a couple of things that made me laugh...
brooklyn came in and said, "how long did it take to plan this party?!"
masyn asked, "can daddy walk me down the stairs so everyone can clap?" {wedding?!}

a couple of things that made me smile!...
when asked what the best part of her birthday was, masyn simply stated, "being baptized."
when asked what her favorite gift was, she said, "sissy's scrapbook" {chelsie made her a scrapbook of the two of them}

i love you punkin!!!
happy birthday!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Beautiful Baptism

since we were sealed in the temple 6 years ago, masyn has been waiting to be baptized.
she couldn't wait to be eight.
she has a perfect understanding of the commitment of baptism and of it's importance.
there were many times when she was being {naughty} that she didn't think she was ready to be eight and she tried very hard to be like Jesus. she always has. masyn has a sweet spirit and a very loving heart and more than anyone i know, she truly has a christlike desire towards life. she is a great example to all of us.

the primary song, "i'm trying to be like Jesus" is her song and we sang it at her baptism.

sis. kennington gave the talk on baptism
(she is one of masyn's favorite primary teachers and brooklyn's grandma and an all around neat lady)

the kids love to watch the "dunking" part

to beautiful daughters of Heavenly Father

and one VERY happy girl!

after the baptism,
sissy gave the talk on the Holy Ghost and daddy confirmed her and gave her the most important gift of all.
The Gift of the Holy Ghost.

the young women made each of them a blanket to "comfort them".
blakeley houk made brooklyn's and rachel behymer made masyn's.
super cute!

and as these girls walk together in Christ,

i pray that they will keep themselves close to the Lord, remember who they are
and always stay on the straight and narrow path, enduring to the end.

{i love you punkin,
you are a blessing to everyone around you and
i know that you will make this world a better, mommy}

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Terrible, Horrible,

no good, very bad day!!!

which actually started last night when i realized that a simple fuse was NOT going to fix the quilting machine. it needs a new motherboard. {insert crying & one cranky momma}. i always know it's bad, when shawn can't fix it! fast forward to today when i found out how much it costs to replace said motherboard. and just as i had recooperated my sweet baby girl drops my phone into a cooler of water. (we won't even go there!) oh, and did i mention that i just replaced the darn phone a couple months ago???

ok. fine. no quilting machine, no phone, lets go grocery shopping and go to the pack meeting...

oh. wait. stop. FLAT TIRE!!!


ok...hubby patches tire and we are headed off

TO THE BEACH for the scout pack meeting...

ok. i'm done!

GOOD NIGHT all. i'm looking forward to a better day!

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for my niece!
they are her favorite

love you kenz!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011