"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful." Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sorry guys but every once in awhile I find things of interest.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Go With Me

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Hate Weeding!

This is how things look after weeding for two days and four garbage cans full of weeds! I started last night and weeded until it was too dark to see and too cold to stay out anymore. Then this morning I weeded another section until I was too tired and it got too hot to weed anymore.

Now this is the next project. I'll either work on it tonight or tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Plan and the Work by Hugh Nibley

I am sending this little bit of wisdom floating out into the air. I don't know who will read it or where this little seed will fall. I hope it will be planted, grow, and explains some questions you might have.

"The gospel and the Church: we call one the plan and the other the work. The plan looks to the eternities and must necessarily be perfect; but the work is right here and is anything but the finished product. Yet the two are inseparable! 'To bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man' is the plan; to carry it out, 'this is my work and my glory' (Moses 1:39)--the gory is in the work.

"We are permitted to take part in the work, to participate like eager but bungling children in the kitchen or the shop--dropping things, doing it all wrong, quarreling, getting in each other's way, trying the patience of indulgent elders. What a headache! Yet such is the best and happiest arrangement for all concerned, everybody having a wonderful time--and it is found only in the restored Church, where the plan and the work are equally exhilarating and equally sacred."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

"I can take you only as far as the pine box!"

I love this quote that the Bishop made when he married Jason and Sarah. It may be blunt but it is to the point.

Friday, April 10, 2009

We Miss Our Auntie Sarah!

At first I was only going to post pictures of Sarah but then I started finding all these cute pictures of the grandkiddies. What can I say. Their parents did make some cuties.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Pictures From My Baby's Wedding

Every time I went to snap a cute, funny, or interesting pictures from Sarah's wedding the same somebody would stand right in front of my camera without any concern as to who was behind trying to take a picture. I even tried several times to stand on a chair to get a shot and this same somebody still would move right in front of the camera just as I clicked! Let's just say that by the third time this happened I just put my camera away. I hope my kids were able to take some pictures. I have more shots of the back of somebody's head than I care to have!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I Have Started a New Project

It has taken some time but I am now starting Lillie's quilt. I've only had the top finished and ready to quilt for four years now. I've got it on the frames and have finished outlining the bottom row. We'll see how it goes and how long it will take me to finish it.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


This morning I woke up to this! I am so tired of snow. It's April and time for spring and sunshine.

My Kinders and I are tired of inside recess, wet shoes, wet pants, wet gloves, and cold noses. I found this poem to explain how we feel.

Rainbow Blizzard

We were tired of winter days,
Being cold and wet and gray.
So we talked to winter's wizard.
He made it snow a rainbow blizzard.

This is the rainbow blizzard we made in hopes that spring would soon be here. We used red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple markers on coffee filters. Then I sprayed them with water and let them dry. The next day I folded the filters and let the children cut out their own snowflakes. One little guy thought he had destroyed his snowflake and had thrown it out. After much asking of what happened somebody rescued the snowflake from the garbage can. After carefully unfolding and gluing it on a piece of paper a beautiful and delicate snowflake appeared. It was one of the most intricate snowflakes I’ve ever seen anybody make. I’m so glad we were able to rescue it.