I have been making bows for the girls and Christmas gifts for fun! I thought I would share a few! The girls love wearing them. I have been collecting ribbon for a while, and my friend Becca, who makes and sells her bows inspired me to get making! Thanks Becca!

Cake Fun!

Okay so for my mother in laws birthday I made a 'Over the Hill' cake, happy style! On one side is a ladder, and it says 'over the hill...', on the other side is a waterfall, trees, flowers, grass and it says 'Where life gets good!'. It turned out so cute! At least I think so! I got the idea on the web, as I searched for ideas for over the hill cakes.
(I added a sun that said the over the hill...)

So??? What do you think??? I loved it! It was so fun to make!I can't wait for Bekah's birthday! Anyone need a cake?

I've been tagged!

10 years ago I...
1- I was working
2-I was married
5 things on today's "to do" list...
1-Clean my house
2-Work on my Christmas gifts
3-Decorate a cake
4- Clean my van
5- Do laundry
5 snacks I enjoy...
3-cookies and milk
5-whatever I'm craving at the moment
5 things I would do if I were a millionaire...
1-pay my tithing
2-Pay off all of our debt
3-Put most of it into savings
4-Help my family
5-finish school
5 places I have lived...
1-Huntsville, AL
2-Fort Walton Beach, Fl
3-Honolulu, Hawaii
4-Eagle River, Alaska
5-Idaho Falls, Idaho
5 jobs that I have had...
1-fast food
3- Front desk/office
4-Creative memories
5-Country Bunny Bath & Body (now Jordan Essentials)
Rules:Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.
I now tag ... Jamie, Becca, Katie, Christy, Cathrine

Hooked on Facebook

Okay, I didn't think I wanted to do anything like facebook, but I signed up so I could see my good friend Bekki's family pictures and everything, since she is across the country from us! And I am really enjoying it. I have found lots of friends from all over! I have even found some of my young women from AK!!! It has been a great way to keep in touch. And just to know what everyone is up to! So I am now hooked on Facebook! Maybe I will see you there! Since everyone seems to be on there!

What a Week!

Another week gone! This last week was crazy! I hope to have a few slow weeks now! Like that is going to happen! The week started okay. Then Wednesday we had our first play group at church. It was really fun! We moms got to know each other better. (Our ward is growing fast with new houses everywhere! So we don't know everyone yet!) That was great! The kids ran and played, it was nice. I then learned how to use my serger! I love it! Thanks Onnolee!!! Thursday was a day of running everywhere! Thanks to a friend for watching my girls and getting Gracie on the bus! Friday I subbed a dancing classes for my friend Becca so she could go to a funeral. Grandma Barnes will be missed by many. I only assisted in the classes, but it was fun! The girls where 2-5 years old! They are soooo cute! Then I went to the school and got everything ready for our schools Family Night! It was fun! We had a short movie, games, and a make-n-take. It was a fun night! Thanks to all the wonderful parents who helped make the night great! And up early Saturday for our ward primary program practice, and Super Saturday! Do you think I will ever learn to only sign up for one or two things to make, instead of a bunch and having to run around like crazy??? I don't think I will! It was fun! I now have a snow man kit, a few cute Christmas gifts, and a snowman painting, that I painted! Oh and two way cute tu-tu's for the girls! So it was a great day, just busy! And today, we have our Primary program, where all three of us, Jake, Gracie, & myself, have parts. Jake is giving a talk during sharing time. And I am teaching my class today! (At the same time as his talk!) So it will be fun! However this next week I don't have much to do! Knock on wood!!! I get to clean!!! My pumpkin smell is back, how that works I do not know! So I will be scrubbing!!! I have pictures to post, so be on the look out! And have a great week!

Just a Mom- I think NOT!

A woman, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office,
was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.
She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
'What I mean is, ' explained the recorder,
'do you have a job or are you just a ...?'
'Of course I have a job,' snapped the woman.
'I'm a Mom.'
'We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation,
'housewife' covers it,'
Said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself
in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.
The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised,
efficient, and possessed of a high sounding title like,
'Official Interrogator' or 'Town Registrar.'
'What is your occupation?' she probed.
What made me say it? I do not know.
The words simply popped out.
'I'm a Research Associate in the field of
Child Development and Human Relations.'
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in m midair and
looked up as though she had not heard right.
I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written,
in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.
'Might I ask,' said the clerk with new interest,
'just what you do in your field?'
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice,
I heard myself reply,
'I have a continuing program of research,
(what mother doesn't)
In the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities,
(any mother care to disagree?)
and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers
and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.'
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk's voice as she
completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.
As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career,
I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3.
Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model,
(a 6 month old baby) in the child development program,
testing out a new vocal pattern.
I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the official records as someone more
distinguished and indispensable to mankind than 'just another Mom.'
What a glorious career!
Especially when there's a title on the door.
Does this make grandmothers
'Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations'
And great grandmothers
'Executive Senior Research Associates?'
I think so!!!

Cute Kids!

I just have to take a minute to say how grateful I am for my kids! Gracie's halloween costume came in the mail today and she had to try it on! She is being a mermaid! She was so darn cute! Then since sissy was wearing a costume, Bekah had to try on her doggy costume! She loved it she wore it all night! She was soooo cute! And Jake has been trying to help me clean and get things done! So sweet! I have been working on his costume, which he keeps reminding me he needs by this Friday!!! He is going to be a skeliton! They are just such sweet little spirits and I love them so much! Even though they drive me crazy most the time!I will post pictures when we actually dress up on Friday for the school Family night!


Okay, have you ever had a great huge pumpkin that you couldn't wait to carve? We did, a beauty. Then it got cold and the heater came on, and well apparently it was sitting to close to the heater! You guessed it! It went soggy, rot in, STINKY all over my floor! Did I mention it was on the carpeted floor! Yeah! I have scrubbed, while trying not to lose my lunch, and it still stinks!!! So I am trying all different fun ways to get rid of it!!! I really want to just scream!!!

And while we are on cleaning! Have you ever cleaned your house top to bottom, scrubbed, swept, the whole shabang, and then had it completely ruined within 12 hours of getting it done! How does it happen! They are only little kids! Not monsters, or are they??? I would like to clean and have it stay that way for at least 24 hours! Is that to much to ask???

Okay I have gotten that all out of my system and now I get to go clean, again!

Raod Show

Okay, you have all heard how busy I was with Road show, Well, I have pictures! The youth did great! The got 2nd place! It was so fun getting to know them and work with them! Our theme was Pioneer times. Not the easiest, but we all had fun! So here are a few pictures. The ones with me are before, giving instructions and helping them get ready. The rest are of the show! The slide show will be to the side! Enjoy!

Life is Stressful

Life is full of stress! If its not one thing its another! I have been stressing a few different things lately, and when I am stressing I try to read my scriptures more. Well as I was reading last night before bed, my favorite time, the kids are all asleep! My favorite thing about reading the scriptures is that it doesn't matter how many times I read it, I always learn something! I was reading in 3 Nephi and as I came to the close of chapter 13, a felling of enlightenment came to me, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" speaking of blessings. Light! Seek the Lord first, everything else will fall into place! I know simple, but something I needed to hear again! What can I say I am stubborn! So, I have decided to once again realign my life, so that my family and the Lord come first, nothing else matters. If I am doing what I need to to do this, everything else will be fine. And I woke with peace! So this is my challenge, don't let little things, activities, bills, people stress you out! Put them in there place, after the Lord & your family!

I am back!

Wow! The last month has been busy! And then, just when I thought I would have time to relax and have fun, I get strep throat! Yeah, it was so fun!!! NOT! I am starting to feel better, and am finialy getting back to things! Now that I am better, I get to start working on Jacobs halloween costume, he wants to be a skelaton, but a nice one. As for Grace, she wants to be a mermaid, and I do not want to make that one, so we are ordering it. And Bekah will be a puppy! We already have hers. And next comes Christmas! It seems like it will be here before we know it!

Football is coming to a end for another year. Jacob has had fun and hopes he will get to play next year after we move. He really likes his teacher and is doing great! He still loves anything solider/army related, what can I say he is his fathers son!

Grace is really enjoying her dance classes. She is learning fast, and even has a few friends from church in her class. She makes friends so easily. It is really fun to watch her in school and dance.

And Bekah, oh sweet little Bekah! She is my biggest challenge. She is forever into everything! I can't find half my jewelry or cds or anything! Half my makeup was wasted all over the bathroom, and her body! Apparently she thought it was paint. And I am continually finding marker and pen everywhere! The newest is on my computer desk! And I think I spend more on wipes than diapers! For some reason she thinks she needs to 'clean up' everything and everyone! Well, all I can say is it is a good thing she is so stinkin cute!

I have pictures to upload then I will share them! I'd love to hear from everyone!