Thursday, April 19, 2012

This is why I blog.

This is why I blog. It is my history. My family's history. It is my photo-journal. My life.

I was SO EXCITED to open a package from blurb recently with a book I created of the first year of my blog. I have always been a keeper of memories and I've tried to capture them in photos for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I wish I had the mental capacity to replay life's events with picture-perfect clarity, detail, and color just by willing it so--a flashback sequence of the best moments whenever I want to reminisce.

For now this book will have to do.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Latest Diversion

This project is my new favorite down time/waiting time activity. I like it because I can completely crochet around a baby burp cloth in about an hour. It is quick, easy, and almost mindless--no counting stitches involved.
The beauty lies in the chenille yarn. It simply involves single crocheting once around the previously hemstitched edge. One row is all it takes! It's a fun modern look.
When my grandma first taught me how to crochet around receiving blankets, I had to poke my hole through the flannel with each stitch. Now, I simply purchase the previously hemstitched burp cloths (or bibs or blankets) at a local fabric store and I am good to go.
Periodically, I feel like using traditional embroidery thread and crocheting a more involved edge.
(the rick rack stitch)
(the basic shell)
However, this new method fulfills my need for instant (crafting) gratification.

I like having a stash of homemade gifts on hand for my friends and family who recently have had babies. It also makes me feel productive while waiting for the kids' games and events to start. Happy crocheting!

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Weekend

Good Friday began with a lovely spring snow storm that dropped a good 4 inches at our house.
Saturday was a day full of fun surprises. This week I discovered that I won a box of Sweet Tooth Fairy cakebites from a giveaway on the Provo Mayor's blog. I expected a tiny sample box, but was pleasantly surprised to receive a box of 24--coconut, double fudge, and red velvet!
Today, Sunday, we will head to church, enjoy a ham dinner with the grandmas (and an aunt and uncle), have a little egg hunt in the backyard, and munch on Reese's peanut butter eggs.
But most importantly, today, we will remember our Savior, Jesus Christ. How grateful I am for him and his eternal sacrifice for me. THIS is the true meaning of Easter Sunday.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nature's Voice

Whenever I walk out my front door, these gorgeous trees greet me with their pop of pink. It's as if they are overjoyed at the prospect of spring and are just bursting to let the world know.

"For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." (Isaiah 55:12)