Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Quilt for Canyon

I don't know if you guys remember this post.  I promised I would post pictures of adorable Canyon's quilt.  I have to say that this was my first attempt at triangles.  It was stressful but I loved how it turned out.  I think it is so little boy and I love that.  I hope he gets a lot of use out of it.  He is so cute!! Definitely love the little guy.

Baby Canyon with Uncle Mike

Isn't he adorable!!! (He is 7 months now and still just as adorable!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

This past sunday I taught a lesson on gratitude and came across this video.  I used it and the girls loved it, they were laughing and cracking up.  I absolutely LOVE this video. I think it is really important to be grateful for even the little things. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Let me first tell you that I love my life.  I have a great husband who is AMAZING.  We are both blessed with jobs, we have wonderful family and friends.  Overall I have a great life.  Now let me tell you this, in my life some things have not turned out the way I thought they would.  By now Mike and I thought that we would have a kid or two, we would be in our dream jobs, and things would be going smoothly.  Obviously God had another plan for us.  Lately I have been struggling with stepping back and letting Him lead me.  It is hard to let go of these ideas that you have for your life and except what is reality.  Don't get me wrong I believe that my Heavenly Father won't lead me astray, I know this with all my heart.  I know that He has a plan for me.  It is just hard to let go of some of the things you want in the moment. 

I found a quote by President Thomas S. Monson, he said "The future is as bright as your faith."  If we have faith in God and work hard toward our goals, the future is bright.  I know that I will be blessed with the things I need and want as long as I have faith and trust in God. 

My brother is in Arizona on his mission.  It is neat to hear the stories he tells about conversion and these wonderful people who are putting their trust in God.  It is inspiring and helps me to do the same.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Puppy and Party

We had an awesome Halloween (saturday) party.  It was a lot of fun.  Mike made this awesome chili that has 3 different kinds of meat in it.  It tasted so good!! I made pumpkin bread bowls.  Then with dessert Mike made hot apple cider with shrunken heads floating in it.  On top of it all I dressed up Alice.  She looked so cute.  (she was also very mad at me!)  We got a ton of trick or treaters!! I hope everyone had a great Halloween.  Ours was so much fun

I finally finished my table runner from like a year ago.

Look how much she loved her costume!! It looks like she wants to wear it forever and ever!