Thursday, April 22, 2010


My Home.

For the beauty of the earth
 For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.
For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and sight.
For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

I am so grateful for this great world that I live in.
Happy Earth Day, turn off the TV and go outside.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

taking charge...

I like to think of myself as a loving, giving wife.
But tonight, I am going to make my strong, handsome and amazing husband watch a movie genre that he hates, but I Love... Horror.  I rarely ever do this, in fact this will be like the 3d time I have made him watch one with me since we have known each other... Hmm is that mean?  I guess I'll make him a steak dinner to eat while watching it....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010


My favorite little girl...

I love your sweet smile.
I love way you say goodbye to all the trees as we drive past them. 
I love your soft red hair and how you never let me touch it without crying.
I love your dances.
I love how you say "Goodmorning!"
I love how you always want a cookie.
I love how you love to walk around barefoot in the yard.
I love your blue eyes.
I love that you love dirt.
I love the little songs you make up on the piano.
I love the songs you sing.
I love the way you giggle when you are being tickled.
I love when you rub noses with me.
I love your little toes.
I love when you try so hard to run fast but it is only as fast as you can walk.
I love your kisses and hugs.
I love to cuddle with you.
I love you for whoever you are and who that person will become.

                                            My dear little Autumn, I love you with all my heart.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Dress

Oh Easter, such a relaxing holiday :)  We were blessed with a wonderful day full of family, Conference and sweets :) Who could ask for more?  I have a confession though, I maybe heard one talk of conference, it was really hard to juggle everything.  I hope to sit down with Charlie and fully absorb the messages sometime this week...

The day before Easter I scrambled around like crazy.  I couldn't find a dress pattern for Autumn for her Easter dress.  I was tempted to just go to the store and buy one, but I am stubborn, so I decided to just wing it.  Well... Wing it I did.  I free handed a pattern and prayed that I got the guess measurements right.  I was up to 5 in the morning working on this... I just kept sewing and making up stuff as I went along.  At least it fit :) Heres how it turned out:

The dress and coat in action on Easter morning :)

I didn't get any pictures of Liam because he was sleeping at first, then my batteries decided to die... But I promise myself that I will get some good pictures of my little man soon :) Hope everyone had a good Easter!