Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week in a Nutshell


 All State


Lake Powell

I worked on these pages of Hailey's graduation and athletic awards. And then I made this one of Tommy when we stopped at Glen Canyon Dam.
I know I went visiting teaching. Babysat Gracie while Heather worked. And I know there was other stuff but I can't think what it was.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for the ability I have to scrap all the memories of my life. It's fun and rewarding. I am blessed to be able to do this.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

 Look what the Easter Bunny brought.

 She loves the ring that lights up.

 Easter Egg Hunt

Look, I found one.

We got up and checked out what the Easter Bunny brought. Baskets for all the kids. 
Then it was off to church. Gracie wasn't a very happy camper and decided to pitch a fit. Heather spent the last hour and a half with Gracie in the car. She threw up all over her new Easter dress. 
We came home and had an Easter Egg Hunt. Gracie just crawled all over and picked up eggs. Bailee and Austin took turns hiding the eggs all over the house. It was a lot of fun to watch.
Grateful Statement: I am so very grateful for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I know that we will also be resurrected just like him. What a wonderful gift from Heavenly Father.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gracie and the Animals

 Gracie and Jewel
 Gracie, Memphis and Jewel
Gracie and Memphis

It was such a warm sunny day that we had to hit the back yard. Gracie was having the time of her life playing with the animals. What a cutie she is. 
Heather and Bailee boiled the easter eggs and colored them so Gracie could find them tomorrow. It has been a wonderful day.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for Tommy. It has been so good to think about all the good things he does for me. He is truly a blessing in my life. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

More Challenge Pages





I have been madly scrapping pages for the Challenges at Scrap N Pieces. They are a lot of fun. I am also taking a PSE class that Lori's is teaching. We are learning to recolor and change colors. So much fun.
I've been busy with Gracie and Relief Society and couldn't tell you what I have done. That's what I get for procrastinating. I always think I'll do better but I just don't seem to manage it. Oh well, that's my life.
Grateful Statement: I was feeding the goat and Tommy came out to tell me Gracie was awake. I said to come feed the goat it's bottle. The next thing I knew he was standing at the back door with Gracie in his arms. That's why I love him so much. I am blessed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scrap Challenges


 Scrap Buddy

Great Falls Getaway

Sunday I went to Ward Council and then to my meetings. I got a call from our RS teacher at 6:45 to say she was sick and not going to be able to teach. So we had an open book discussion on the lesson. It was pretty good. Crytal was sick too, so Aarin conducted and I led the lesson.
Then today Heather, Gracie and I went to Walmart to get Easter Basket stuff for the kids. Came home and did another challenge at Scrap N Pieces. I am learning so much from the class and all these challenges. I learned how to color parts of a Black and White picture so I doing it all over the place. 
Heather and I made Pizza for dinner and now I'm going to watch a little TV and then I'm going to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for my wonderful husband. He does laundry, dishes and scrubs our bathroom. He tries to help me all he can. I am blessed to have him in my life.

Saturday, April 12, 2014



Today was a pretty laid back day. I scrapbooked and hung out doing nothing. I did another challenge with Scrap N Pieces. I am really having fun doing these. I love this picture of Hayden and his soccer ball. And I really love the one of him and Dean. 
Bottle Baby

Harley has a bottle goat. It's mom just won't take care of him. He is so tiny and cute.
I am now going to bed. I am tired and my cough is back. Dangit....
Grateful Statement: Tommy brought home KFC for dinner tonight so I didn't have to cook. What a good hubby he is. I am so blessed to be married to someone who I know so well and love so much.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Zion's Place Mall"


Tonight was our "Zion's Place Mall" additional meeting. The sisters had fun shopping with their "Master in Charge" card. We different store the sister could shop at. They were given a presentation and a handout at each store and then went to the "Food Court" for Cinnabon, Lemonade and popcorn. We had a Exchange Table where they could bring stuff and take stuff. It was so much fun. 
I made this page for a Font challenge on Scrap N Pieces. It was fun to do.
I went to the Temple this morning with Ila and Sue. So now I'm really tired and going to bed.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the sweet husband I have. This is April Appreciation Week and I watch all the things he does for me. He is wonderful. He even helped Austin babysit Gracie tonight for me. I am blessed....

Tuesday, April 8, 2014



I went to the gym this morning with Sue. It has been two weeks and it's like starting all over. But I did it. And we are going again tomorrow.
Aarin and I had a presidency visit with Brooke Stewart today. What a wonderful lady. Her little baby is doing good. I took her picture and all the information we needed for her.
Then it was off to get my hair cut. I love how fast Amber cuts it. I am in and out in no time flat. That's my kind of hair dresser.
I did another Challenge using all of a mini kit. I am finally figuring out how to do all this. I am going to try to do another one tomorrow.
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for a willing husband who will paint the trim on our back door so he can install the screen door. I know it's hard for him to do all this but he just keeps plugging away. I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Gracie Page


I watched Gracie this morning while Heather went to work then it was off to Walmart and the Dollar Store, then to the bank and to Gracie 9 month old check up. She is doing wonderful.
I decided to take a Template Challenge at Scrap N Pieces. Well, I made this page but can't seem to get it uploaded. It is a pain. I can only hope it gets there soon. Maybe they have to check it before they post it. I'll try again tomorrow. 
I went and me the new neighbors down the street. They just returned from a mission to Russia. They are just the sweetest things ever. I think they will be such a great asset to our ward.
Now it's bed time for me.
Grateful Statement: Tommy did my dishes for me today. So sweet to me. Then he cooked hamburgers for me. Everyday he does something to make my life easier. I love that man!! I am blessed.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shiny Clean House

Baby Goats Galore

Heather cleaned my house today and it is shiny clean. I took Gracie to Janna's so she could play. Janna put a new floor in her house and it's finished so Gracie could go around and around. She had so much fun.
I was able to watch some of the Saturday am Conference. My Direct TV just kept cutting in and out. I don't know if it was my connection or the station. So I'll try again tomorrow.
I found the BYU station and watched the movie last night called (I think) "The Best Two Years". So funny and good. I am going to watch conference on this channel tomorrow and see if it is better.
One of Harley's goats had quads yesterday. So we have baby goats all over the place. Harley's loves her goats. She takes such good care of them.
That's been my day. Very peaceful!
Grateful Statement: I am so grateful for the wonderful grandfather Tommy is to our grandkids. He is so helpful to them. They are blessed to have him for their gramps!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tommy Working on the Farm

Still coughing and feeling yucky. So I took a nap, indexed some death records, made some digi card stock to go with an Easter kit I bought, went to the store for milk and made Chocolate Chip Cookies for the family. Now I am tired and going to bed.
Grateful Statement: As I looked out the window today here was my hubby picking up trash that had blown into the arena, taking care of the chickens and burning trash. He is always doing something for the family. I have complained about our back screen door and I noticed a new one leaning against the back wall. I love how he listens to my complaints and fixes them. He is truly the best thing that ever happen to me so many, many years ago.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Another Busy Day

I watched Gracie while Heather went and cleaned Janna's office. She was so sick and tired that I had her go take a nap and I watched Gracie while she slept. She got up and got ready to go to Pizza Hut for her other job but she felt tons better after her nap. So Gracie and I hung out together all day.
I also made spaghetti for dinner and did laundry. I am one tired cookie tonight so I'm closing this up and going to bed.
Grateful Statement: When I came home for one of my trip taking Heather to work Tommy was just finishing up my dishes. He had washed all the pizza pans. That's another reason I am so blessed to be married to him.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gracie Is Pulling Herself Up

Gracie standing up and walking down the couch.

Today it was snowing a little bit and I tried to deliver the VT assignments to the sisters we had made changes on. Only one sister was home so I'll try again tomorrow.
Took Gracie to have her Iron checked. She is perfect. The nurse said she looks like the Gerber baby. And of course we all agree. 
I went to Broulims and got Musinex D. $30.00 for the box of pills. I hope and pray they work so this stuff can go away. I am more than sick of coughing every night. Heather is taking it too so she can get over it faster than I have.
I make pizza for dinner and it was all devoured except one little piece. I guess I need to make 6 pizza so we can have leftovers. I am glad everyone likes them.
Tonight Gracie pulled herself up on the couch and walked to the end to pet Molly's feet. Molly let her and didn't do anything. She is just growing up so fast.
Now it's time to go to bed and get my sleep. Tomorrow is another day and I hope I get up feeling like my old self.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful for the support that Tommy has always given me as I have pursued all my hobbies and the things I wanted to learn. He has always just let me go and do whatever and never complained. I am blessed to be married to such an awesome guy.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Harrison Thomas

Happy Birthday to Harrison. What a sweet young man he is. I love him to pieces.
I straightened up my house for my presidency meeting, went to the church to print out the handouts for the sisters whose routes we have changed, made a crock pot full of Black Beans for burritos, took Heather to work, watched Gracie off and on, took the kids to YM/YW and now I'm exhausted.
I was so glad when Janna got home from work and took over with Gracie. She loves her Aunt Janna.
Started coughing again with a vengeance so tomorrow I am getting some Musinex D. That's what Dr Machen told Sue to get when she had this stuff and it wouldn't go away. I am sick of coughing!
My sweet Dean left early this morning to go home. I loved seeing him even if it was just a little while.
The month of April is my Hubby Appreciation Month. So my grateful statements will be all about him.
Grateful Statement: I am grateful that Tommy is willing to watch Gracie for me while I run Heather to work. I know it's not one of his favorite things to do but he did it for me. I am blessed to have him in my life.

Saturday Duties

I made bread today because I was out. I love using Kamut. It is such a soft flour that when I mix it with Spelt and Wheat flour my bread is ...