Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm SO Excited!!!

Stampin' Up! is having their Anaheim Regional Event this Saturday, and I'm going! I am so very excited to learn all I can about stamping techniques and other ideas. We also have the opportunity to participate in a card swap. Each person makes 50 or more of a card and swaps with the others, so you come away with at least 50 different card ideas. Did I mention that I'm REALLY excited??? I didn't have a lot of paper so I had to use what I had left from a Primary project that I did last Summer(lots of bright colors). It's not my favorite choice of paper but I do think it turned out well.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sad News...

Tonight our beloved Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley passed away at 7pm Mountain Standard time. He was surrounded by his family and friends when he passed. He joins his wife Marjorie in Heaven, think of that sweet reunion.
He was such an amazing man! He accomplished so much in his life. He built over 100 Temples, and has done so much for the Church. He was one of my favorite people. He touched so many souls and served our Heavenly Father well. He will truly be missed!

Friday, January 25, 2008


Today was definitely a Cinderellie kind of day. All day long I cleaned, cooked, played referee, tickle monster and slave. It all started as a quiet day. I awoke at 8am to a very quiet house, and to my surprise Sage & Aurora were still asleep; little did I know that it was the calm before the storm. I decided to start the laundry and just finished sorting it when both kids woke up screaming. Sage's allergies decided that today would be a good day rear they're ugly head. His eyes were crusted shut and he was freaking out because he couldn't open them. Aurora has been fighting a cold and fever all week and this morning it decided to top out at 104.4, so into a cold bath she went trying to bring down her body temperature. Luckily it worked. Right now she's at Urgent Care with Daddy making sure that she doesn't have a ear infection. After that, I was able to get the kids settled in front of the television while I cleaned the kitchen. I had to stop before I was done to stop Sage from body slamming Aurora into the floor. She finally fell asleep again, so I finished my laundry and house cleaning and sat down with Sage for a little one on one time. It was peaceful until Aurora woke up screaming again, so I took care of her needs and then started lunch for the kids. Sage kept changing his mind about what he wanted for lunch. He finally decided that he wanted a sandwich. Then we watched a couple episodes of Duck Tales and Aurora fell asleep and while I was putting her in her bed, Sage had completely demolished the Family Room. I came out asked him what he did. He answered me by saying..."I didn't do it, Rora did." After we cleaned that up Aurora woke up again and I spent the rest of the day holding her and chasing after my very enthusiastic Son. It was just one of those days where I wish that kids did exactly what they're told to do when they're told to do it, only in a perfect world. Oh, well.... I love my kids more than anything, I just neede to vent a little.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Cuddle Time...

This morning Sage and Aurora cuddled up on the couch to watch Veggie Tales. It was so sweet! They sat that way until lunch. I was able to get so much done for Primary on Sunday. It's so great that they love each other this much. It is starting to become a morning ritual, I think that Robert & I will join them tomorrow morning.

Some of you may have wondered why Sage is in just his underwear so much. I can't get him to keep his clothes on. He's going through a nudist phase. Hopefully he outgrows it soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sage's Favorite Place...

Sage's favorite place to be is in his Grandma's arms. Sage hasn't taken a real nap in months, but today while my Mom was sleeping off the effects of Chemotherapy Sage curled up in her arms, gave her a hug and kiss told her he loved her and to get better quick. It was SO sweet, it made me cry. Of course the camera wasn't anywhere to be found. He then layed down with her and took a 3 hour nap. I finally found the camera and captured that sweet moment. Needless to say he won't be going to bed on time tonight.

On another note, my Mom had another PET-SCAN on Friday, we won't have those results until next week. I'll update everyone as soon as I get that information from the Oncologist. Please keep her in your prayer's. The world will not be the same without her.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Journal Jars...

This week for Activity Days(LDS Church equivalent to Girl Scouts) our girls are going to learn about Journaling and why it's important to our posterity. They will be making Journal Jars. I purchased Composition Books from Target for .96 and Spice Jars from IKEA for .75. In the jars we'll put some questions for them to answer to get them started in their Journaling. I had some extra scrapbook paper and scrapbooking accessories and put some together today to give the girls some ideas. I'm really looking forward to Thursday Afternoon with my Activity Day Girls. I love them so much! I learn something new from them each time we're together. I am so blessed to have what I believe are the two best callings in the church!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Girl...

Robert and I bought the kids some new sunglasses last week and Aurora found hers today and insisted on wearing them while she ate her snack. She is just so stinkin' gorgeous!

Monday, January 7, 2008

My Boys...

Last night Robert and Sage were playing in our room with thier toys. It was so funny! Sage is flying his Buzz Lightyear and Robert is transforming his Megatron Transformer that he got for Christmas. I don't think that I was too popular for taking this picture but I just couldn't resist. Those are my new stamps in background. I just now got around to mounting them, which is SO unlike me, I usually have them mounted the day I get them.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Monogram Cards...

This week I made some monogram cards for my Mom's Chemo Nurse. She has been so kind and caring when everyone else has been negative and somewhat rude. I wanted to thank her for taking an interest in my mom's treatment. She is truly the best Nurse that Sharp Home Healthcare has. Thanks Heidi!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Aurora's New Accomplishment...

Aurora has been walking holding onto things for about a month or so, and today she took off walking all over the house. I thought i'd share a short video clip of her doing her thing. We're so proud of her!!!