I love finding pictures.

I found this picture of Jeremy and the boys that I didn't even know was on my computer. It is from Easter this year at Temple Square. Credit for the page goes to Summer Driggs you can find her website here . Anyway...I spent some time looking at the pictures on the computer today and there are a lot of good ones...as well as some that I'm not sure why we keep. :)


Contest/Beautiful Quilts

I found this blog through another persons blog and it is wonderful. http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/simplify/
She designs her own quilt patterns and has her own line of fabric for Moda. All of which are absolutely fantastic!
She's having a contest to win a quilt.
Check her out!


I must laugh otherwise I'd cry.

How to start...
I worked last night so this morning I was asleep...
When I was awakened by Tia covered in flour. Yes, flour. She says "Mom Tailia is making a mess."
Very nice.
So I take several (like 60) deep breaths...calm calm calm...then I decide I will avoid the eye of the storm for a moment...detour into the bathroom...
The bath is covered in conditioner, an entire brand new bottle of conditioner...well at least it smells nice....( this is me trying to see the bright side)
A few more deep breaths..
Living room...all cushions removed from couches...of course because one can't be expected to sit on the floor without cushions.
An entire change jar emptied on the floor...that's fine....easily cleaned...right?
On the couch a bowl with a concoction of oatmeal and tea from a torn open tea bag (decaf of course) mixed together...of course not all in the bowl because what better surface for mixing then the couch.
A few more deep breaths...
The Kitchen
Covered in flour.
My sewing stuff out on the table...luckily seems to be relatively in tact.
An open jar of peanut butter, more tea, half a loaf of bread, and dog food all on the floor.
Deep, cleansing, breath.
I guess it could be worse...they could have wet the flour.
Ha! (trying to see the bright side)
And then I realize...it's going to be okay...it may be a lot of cleaning but overall it's just flour and tea and dog food. It's not permanent marker or honey or soy sauce or butter (all of which I have had experience with cleaning). So I choose not to yell or freak out because I will be fine. Deep cleansing breath.
PS. I have not been downstairs and think that I will get this mess cleaned before venturing down there.



Ruth tagged me and I am supposed to put the 4th picture in the 4th folder. Well here it is. Sorry it's blurry...why do we keep pictures that are this blurry? This is of Tailia in February...for her and some cousins birthdays we had a princess party where everyone including the adults had to come dressed as a prince/princess/king/queen so she is dressed as Cinderella. As far as the mouth open part...your guess is as good as mine.
I tag Mindy, Melissa, Val, and Summer.

4 days later!

Okay these pictures were taken from my front and back door because I am currently hiding inside my house. Four days ago the pictures below were taken of the kids playing in the leaves. And now...now...sniffle...snow. I'm thinking that I won't shovel and hope that the sun comes out later. Looks like it's time to start pulling out the bibs and the boots. Sigh. On the other hand, it's so beautiful and it feels so clean and fresh. Well you can count on the fact that I will not be playing in it....look for more pictures to follow...the girls have figured out that its out there and have already attempted a jail break...barefoot.


Fall Fun!

So we have begun the shedding of the leaves...well I shouldn't say begun because of this moment I think the entire city is covered in leaves! It makes me a little crazy...but I am withstanding the urge to go out and rake seeing as I would have to do it all again tomorrow too...and the next day. But the kids love it! When they all ran for these leaves we were on our way somewhere so my first instinct was to tell them no but then I figure it's not often that the kids are perfectly entertained with something completely free that doesn't make a mess in the house. :) So I let them play and guess what?! It didn't hurt anything...they were still clean when they were done and I got some cute pictures. I think I sometimes forget that it's okay to say yes. This was a small reminder that it doesn't hurt.