Friday, July 25, 2008

Fun with Grandsons

In the past couple of weeks I have gone to Hogle Zoo and the Ogden Dinosaur Park with Amy and her two cute little boys, Mason and Gavin. They had so much fun and it was lots of fun to watch them. It was hotter than hot at both places, but well worth it. I love those little boys so much! I dream quite often that I am holding and taking care of a baby. And they always look different. I love babies and children so much and I really miss my own 5 kids being little. My sister, Carolyn and I have often talked about this, and we decided that it's a good thing we have grandchildren to love and help take care of to help these baby cravings we have! It's very exciting that we have another grandbaby coming in October and another one in March! We know the one in October is a boy and we are hoping that the March baby will be a girl, but if it's another boy that's great too!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

In the Summertime

I love summer! The biggest thrill for me is being able to open my windows and hear the birds singing, the lawnmovers, the sprinklers, and children playing in the neighborhood. I also love to hear the crickets at night. I especially love that I don't work in the summer. Being a teacher's aide at a school has lots of advantages! But now it's the middle of summer already. The summer is half gone and I haven't done near all the things I wanted to. I guess, instead, I should say I still have half the summer ahead of me to enjoy and do all that I can. Let's enjoy it while we can!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Feeling Puzzled

In a recent issue of The Stamper's Samper magazine, Carol Quance had several pieces of art made from giant puzzle pieces. These looked so fun to make, so the next time I was in a store with puzzles I looked to see if they had these giant ones, but they didn't. I thought I would probably have a very hard time finding them. A few days later I went to the DI, a local thrift store, and looked through the toys and puzzles and found a box of 48 of them! I was ecstatic! These are about 5" tall. I followed her basic directions of lightly sanding the puzzle piece, covering with gesso, painting with acrylic paints, and using stamps and clip art images, and embossing. They were so fun to do. I have other themes already in my head for more. So many fun ideas, so little time!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Hills are Alive...

I went to see our oldest daughter, Amy perform in The Sound of Music a few days ago at a very nice ampatheater in Herriman. She played Elsa and sang two songs that are in the broadway play but not in the movie. She did wonderfully as did the whole cast. They all had amazingly wonderful voices. I was so impressed with the quality of that production for a small town. We're going to see it again next Monday night. Parents just can't get enough of watching their children perform!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Once upon a time...

I never thought that I would ever do such a thing as have my own blog, but here I am! I have read so many great sites that I decided to join in on the fun! I love to write, but it has been a long time since I have written in my journal. TIME. So many wonderful things to do and so little time! I have said that so many times in my life. A wonderful friend, Joy, even gave me a t-shirt with the words "So Many Books, So Little Time" on it when we were in a book club together. She must have heard that from me too many TIMES! There are so many things I love to do. I love to make cards, ATC's (I teach a class once a month at a local store- Stampin' Happy}, mixed media projects, scrapbooks, and punch art. I also love to read, knit, crochet, work on family history, take photos, and do fun projects with the Young Women in my church, not to mention spend time with my wonderful family. Yes, so many wonderful things to do and so little time. But, I know that we make time for the things we really want to do.
Lately, I have wanted to write about events that have happened in the past that I don't ever want to forget. I have already written about a few of them, but I will write on my blog some that family and friends might be interested in. I will also share projects that I work on.