Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Extraordinary moments

A friend shared this quote with me and I liked it so much I thought I'd share it here with you.

"Extraordinary moments can happen in the middle of ordinary days. I was on a mother-daughter dinner date with Calli, who was nine at the time. Through a mouthful of macaroni and cheese, Calli giggled as she recounted a game of freeze tag she played during recess that day. Then it hit me... I will spend eternity knowing Calli as an adult. But tonight, right here, right now, and for the next few precious years, I have the rare privilege of knowing her as a child. What a gift to experience the children in our lives as children! For a brief moment during the journey of mortality, we get to watch them laugh, learn, experience, grow. Yes, in the middle of an ordinary day, it was an extraordinary moment." -Hilary Weeks

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Put The Castle In First

My daughter Kenzington has a darling little Disney play set. It has a tiny little version of many of the rides you would find at Disneyland (including teacups!) and lots of teeny tiny Disney Characters. The set also has an amazing castle. Kenz stores this set in a snap-top box that is just the right size. In fact, it is so perfectly sized for the set that if the pieces don't go in just right, the lid won't go on and close. She often attempts to put the set away and ends up very frustrated! Things just aren't working! She can't get it all in and get the lid on. Then I hear myself saying to her,
"Put the castle in first, the rest will fit in around it."

I'm guessing you already know what I'm getting at here; how this all relates to life, but perhaps, if only for myself, I need to clap it all out and finish drawing the analogy. Bear with me now!

We came to this earth for a number of reasons:
  • To get a body
  • To be tested
  • To have children
  • To fulfill a purpose
The overall goal of life is to live worthy to return to our Father in Heaven.

I think that SOMETIMES we get mixed up and mistake real life for a real life version of the GAME of LIFE. You know- the board game where the overall goal is:
  • to zip through school
  • to get the best job
  • to fill your car with family
  • to fill your bank account!
  • to sell the skunk farm!
  • to retire in Millionaire Estates or Countryside Acres.
REAL LIFE has to include many of those things, (hopefully not the skunk farm!) which is partly why it's easy to get mixed up about what REAL LIFE'S overall goal is. We spend so much time trying to make the journey through life better that we forget to move toward the REAL overall goal. In fact, many times we've forgotten what the REAL overall goal is and we're not going anywhere at all, just winding back and forth like on the board-game.

So here it comes- the secret to doing it right:


The Castle is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is attending ALL of our church meetings. It is repenting when we mess up. It is studying our scriptures and praying. It is having family home evening. It is attending the temple. It is serving other people. It is reminding others, some who might not even know about the castle, to put it in first.

And guess what?

When we put it in first, all the other little WORTH-WHILE things that are also a part of this experience we call LIFE fit in around it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cute girl hairstyles!

My sister told me about this website  that she uses a lot to come up with cute hairstyles for her daugther.  i thought those who were at the Super Saturday and were interested in the hair class might be interested in this.  I am probably talking to myself since nobody gets on the site anymore.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fabric choices for Super Saturday

Here are the fabric choices for the aprons, trivits, hot pads and towels.

Here is a reminder of how the aprons look.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spelling city

I found a neat website that helps your kids with your spelling and vocab word lists. You can enter their words and they can play games, take practice tests etc. throughout the week to help them learn their words.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Interesting article

I thought this article was interesting. You can read it here.  

Monday, September 13, 2010


Don't forget Bountiful Baskets! 8 pm!