Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another Letter To Utah

Here is a letter I sent off to Utah a few days ago.

Dear Grandma and Grandpa,

I really want you to come to my house.  And I really want to bring Apollo with you.  When you come over we go on a picnic outside when its all sunny.  And we could go on a walk with each other and wiht Apollo with us.  We could go shopping and I can buy my own Barbie.  And when we are there you and I can watch a princess movie.  And you and I could go somewhere like Costco or to the pizza place.  You and I could play games and you could be the queen, and I could be the princess, and Grandpa could be a monster.  We can be together when you're here, forever.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thrifted Thursday

I found this jacket while out thrifting at my local Goodwill.  It was Isabelle's size and a happy addition to her wardrobe.
 I loved the touch of embroidery. 
 I also found a vintage apron with some fun embroidery and a couple of pillowcases I'm planning to use for an upcoming sewing project. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

North and South

 I finished it!  This is one that I read for a new book club and I just loved!  I believe Gaskell's writings is a mix of Dickens and Austen.  It is a beautiful love story with a lot of social unrest.  I loved the contrast between rich and poor, employer and employee, country and city.  The love story reminds me of Pride and Prejudice.  When I finished the book I was not content until I watched the movie.  I saw it over a year ago and liked it then, but after reading the book I loved it and it is now one that I must own!  A big thumbs up for this book and the movie!  Now I need to dig into Democracy In America.  Wish me luck!
Read it, watch it, you'll love it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hornet's Hideout

We spent last Friday evening fishing, catching, watching, and playing.  We actually saw a Bald Eagle!  Amazing!  We have been enjoying some beautiful spring days! 

I heard her say things like, "Isn't he so cute Mom!" and "Take a picture of it."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

These were the only Easter photos I was able to take this morning.  We ran out of time and I decided not to push it.  I was a bit disappointed, to say the least, and hope to be able recreate take some this next week.  So, since I only have a few photos below to share I will let you imagine.  We were all greys and blues, with bright colors in Steve's tie and Isabelle's dress. 

I have been playing around with effects in photoshop elements.  I still love anything and everything distressed. 

We had ham chowder and rolls for dinner.  Simple and yummy!  Andrew and Erin joined us.  We had a little easter egg hunt and took turns opening the numbered eggs.  Each egg held an item and a scripture that spoke of Christ's experience during his last days on earth.  We watch a couple videos on  The videos were wonderful if you have a chance to check them out.  We ended the evening dying eggs with the children. 

Next year I want to extend Easter throughout the entire week.  I always think of doing it but have not planned. 

It was a wonderful day to celebrate our risen Lord. 

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Week In our Lives: Finished Album

Thought you might want to see the completed album.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.