Saturday, May 28, 2016
We got a knock on the door just as I was about to put Mila down for a nap. The man at the door explained there would be a new Kirby vacuum store nearby and they were telling people about it by offering a free floor cleaning for one room in the house. Would I like a free floor cleaning in exchange for telling my friends about it? Uh. Yeah!
So they sent over a representative a few minutes later and he showed me their amazing machine. He showed us how that thing sucks and all the dust, dirt and grody in our carpet, then he showed us the couch cleaning and continued to clean the floors with a wet cleaner. The kids and I sat and watched and listened to his presentation.
I was impressed.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Our dear family friends, the V family, are having some wonderful events lately! The second youngest daughter, B, just came back from her mission in Provo, Utah Spanish speaking! Their youngest,T, is graduating from high school in days!
We are really looking forward to seeing them this weekend and I wanted to make sure I didn't show up empty handed. I made this quilt for the grad this week and finished it tonight. It was made with love in mind, not perfection. I think it will be a cheerful, layout on the grass and study or movie watching blanket.
Nothing makes my heart pitter and patter like a picture of all three of my babies being happy to be together. I have a few of such pictures this week!
Having lunch outside on the curb
Labels: Family Life
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
For Family Home evening we went to try a new burger place called the Burger Joint. We liked it a lot! Yummy burgers with a variety of toppings. Good fries and AMAZING milkshakes!!
Here is a great quote from the Apostle Russell M. Nelson that I love:
"How do we hallow the Sabbath day? In my much younger years, I studied the work of others who had compiled lists of things to do and things not to do on the Sabbath. It wasn’t until later that I learned from the scriptures that my conduct and my attitude on the Sabbath constituted a sign between me and my Heavenly Father. With that understanding, I no longer needed lists of dos and don’ts. When I had to make a decision whether or not an activity was appropriate for the Sabbath, I simply asked myself, “What sign do I want to give to God?” That question made my choices about the Sabbath day crystal clear."
Monday, May 23, 2016
I realized I hadn't shared any of my drawings lately! They are all gifts so I wanted them given before I posted them here :).
Here we have the Washington DC temple,
I'm really enjoying myself exploring watercolor and ink. Here is a conference quote I made for a friend I visit teach.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I love freezer jam! It is so quick in comparison to the cooked kind and it still lasts as long as we need it! Strawberries were $2.99 and that is as good as they may get, so I bought a bunch. Three containers full made 10 jars of jam, which cost about 3 dollars each. Not only is this really tasty, but great economics. :)
Labels: Food et Cooking
Friday, May 20, 2016
You know it is going to be a good day when deer come to visit in the morning. We watched them try to cross the way and get back to the forest and get scared of cars. They finally made it and we cheered for them!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Thursday was our last turn to do Ezra's preschool at our house this school year. We talked about masks and how they are used in different countries. We played with play dough and made faces and a lot of other things :).