Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

As I sit in my home today and I ponder the significance of this day,
Easter Sunday, I realize the bounty of my blessing are the result of the great Redeemer,  Jesus Christ. My heart is filled with humble gratitude for Him. Because of what He did thousands of years ago, in the Garden of Gethsemane,  on the Cross of Calvary  and Garden Tomb, I and all who live can accept Him and His Atonement and live today surrounded in His Peace, His shelter, His love.

The Great Redeemer Lives



EASTER 
My favorite of all religious holiday.





Even my fur baby, Cash, is content and secure on this Easter Sunday. 

My pray is that we may all be partakers of
HIS PEACE.





Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Beautiful Granddaughter and The Prom

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing well
and hopefully enjoying some spring weather.


Here in Utah, it is typical Spring weather.
Some days are sunny and some days are snowy.
Go figure!


This last weekend was this little beauties
Prom
She is my granddaughter. . .and I think she is
Beautiful.

The Prom in my little part of the world is a
Big Deal!
A young girl anticipates with excitement the
day she is a Junior in high school 
for her Junior Prom.


The dress is carefully picked-out.
The shoes, the nail polish
the hair-do. 
Every little detail must be perfect

Ah and of course the date!


The perfect match for the perfect night

Everything was exactly as this sweet girl and boy had anticipated.
My Granddaughter had a wonderful time.  She said it
was all she had expected and more.


But, my thoughts always turn to the little Princess who never
gets ask to her Junior Prom.
The ones who never get the opportunity to pick out
the perfect dress, shoes, hair-do. . .
My heart hurts for them
The hurt they feel is real, don't kid yourself and
think it really doesn't matter.  
It does matter to
Someone. 



I can't help but think of the ones who never 
experience being young, and happy, 
and have families and friends who love them.


Too many have shattered dreams and promises.








Sunday, April 9, 2017

April Happiness ~ Easter Celebration

Hello Everyone!
Did I ever mention how much I love 
April
Oh yes, I do. . .and I love it even more when 
Easter is celebrated in April.
Of course I do a little decorating to show how much
I love this time of year.


Easter makes me Happy!


A new little friend, Bern the Bunny
Created by ME.
He makes me smile!


Of course Little Precious April 
Brings me joy!
For many reasons she is a special part of me.

Aside from all the cute little decorating I do for Easter,
my main focus is on the 
Savior Jesus Christ.
I like Easter. . . it is a time I can really focus
on the real reason I celebrate this sacred holiday
and other sacred holidays.
"For if there were no Easter there would be no Christmas"
(Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley)
It is so true there would be no reason for celebrating anything.
Because there would be no meaning to life, and living, and happiness
if it weren't for Easter. . .The Atonement and His Resurrection. 

Today is Palm Sunday
Jesus' Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem.


This week I will continue reading  from the New Testament
in the King James Version of the Bible
about the events leading up to
 His Atonement, Crucifixion and His Resurrection.







Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Springtime In Utah

It is Springtime in Utah!
And it is beautiful.
Isn't it wonderful to have the
diversity of the seasons?
At times the winter can seem so long,
but I know Spring will come.


The flowers are starting to give the world some color.


I have been watching my little back yard,
 and sure enough, 
 I see things starting to poke their heads out of the ground.
It is so fun to watch the new life of springtime.



Utah is very diverse in especially our landscape.
The northern part is snow capped mountains
and southern part is red-rocks and desert.


I must say I am a little partial to the snow capped mountains
of northern Utah.
This particular mountain is one of my favorites.
Mt. Timpanogos
The Sleeping Princess.

When I look at the beauty of spring or any season, I
can't help but give thanks for the beautiful world 
in which I live in.  I stop and take it all in....
I am truly in awe with all that the Lord
has created for me and for everyone to enjoy.






Sunday, April 2, 2017

His Peace


He will wipe away all tears.
He will mend broken hearts.
He is the Savior of the world.
Jesus Christ

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring~ March~ St. Patrick's Day

What a beautiful day we are here in my neck of the woods.  It is a gorgeous March Sunday.  I know it isn't going to last long.  After all I live in northern Utah and the weather can change hour by hour.  But while the sun is shining I am going to enjoy, enjoy.  I know that SPRING will soon be here.

I thought I would show you a little of my March decorating.  Oh, boy have I slowed down.  I don't decorate like I use to for holidays and special months.  After all this is the month of St. Patrick's Day, and it just so happens my daughter was born on St. Patrick's Day.  

This is my little girl.  
Emily

  Now

Then
I have three sons and one daughter.  She is number two.  She has an older brother, and two younger brothers.  And yes she is spoiled!  But then so are her three brothers.  Isn't that what children are for to "spoil"  love and cherish.  Sometimes "spoiled" gets confused with "cherished."  The older I get the more blessed I am to have my wonderful children, and their spouses and their children.  I love Family!

Well, I have slowly been doing a few things around the house.  I can't wait to do my spring house cleaning.
I don't do it until later in the month.  We still have a lot of bad weather coming.  After all it is called Spring cleaning.  Oh, dear, I won't show any pictures of my sewing/craft room.  It looks like a mad woman nightmare.  Well, actually it is a mad woman's nightmare.  MINE!  

Instead I will show you some March decorating.  
Of course my little March Precious Moment
sits out for the month.  You know I collect them.
Well, I have slowed down collecting them.  I have quite a 
collection of them though.

I love to decorate this little antique buffet.  It sits on a small wall
in my living room.  It is the first thing you see when you come in my house.
It is just a fun area to change and re-change with season, months or when 
I am just in the mood for the change.
You can see the little Shamrock plate and tea pot.  I have the
cups and saucers also, but decided to just display these.

It comes to be this time of year and I want flowers.  Well, I was in
the grocery store the other day determined to find a pretty bouquet
of "live" flowers. . .Nope! They cost too much. . .so....
when you can't have "live" flowers you have to have
"faux" flowers.  (Fake)
Hey don't judge. . .I like my faux!
And there are just times when you have to stay in your budget.

Well, I hope you are having a little break from the winter weather.
Even if you are not.  You can still enjoy the season.
And remember SPRING is just around the corner.

Have a good Day!








                                 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Everyday Happiness

Well, Hello my friends. I thought I had better get with it and do a post.  I don't want you to forget me!  It just seems life gets busy, no matter your age, whether you are working outside the home, raising children, or running a business.  Time just seems to run faster and faster, anyway it seems that way for me.  It is March already!!! Yikes,  I can't keep up with it all.  But, I just keep going, and going, and then I am gone. . .


Here is a little picture of my beautiful view.  Oh how I love these mountains.
I feel like they are tall Sentinels guarding this beautiful valley I live in.
As I ponder on what I could post about, I decided I would post on the
things that make me happy.  And this scene right here makes me happy.
No matter the season, no matter the time of day it thrills me to see those
beautiful tall steady rock solid mountains. I like watching the
Oquirrah's change with the season.  It makes me happy!


These little character make me happy also.  Oh how I love
my little Terrorists, Teddy and Cash.


These nine little souls are the joy of my life.  Oh, how they fill my
soul with joy, happiness and deep love.
I thank God every moment for allowing me to be a 
Grandma to these nine amazing Grandchildren.
As I have watched them grow to the amazing people they are
I can only say , I Stand All Amazed.  
They are smart, bright, polite, athletic, talented, and 
are beautiful in every way.  They make me so happy when I 
am with them.  And the best part is they
LOVE ME!
Just how does that happen?  

Well, there you have it.  My happiness begins with the glorious 
blessings the Lord gives me.  
I live in a beautiful place.  I am surround with people who
love and cherish me, and I have two little fur babies that love me too.

I hope you have found your happiness!

"The Happiest People I Know Are Those
Who Discover and Treasure 
The Beauty and Sweetness 
of the
Everyday Moments."
                                        Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
                                      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love of Reading

I love to Read!  How about you?  My Grandmother instilled in me the love of books.  When I was a little girl, I was alone most of the time.  She encouraged me to ride my bike to the public library and find books that I like.  So during the hot summer days I would ride my bike to the little library in my hometown.  I would choose a few books then I would ride my bike back home to Grandma's.  Many many hours I would spend laying on a quilt under the big shade tree reading.  I can't remember all the books I read, but I can remember some of them.  A few cherished books my Grandma gave me I still have.  Aesop's Fables, and my most favorite Little Women.  Cinderella and Alice In Wonderland.


When my children were little one of my favorite times of the day
was when we would read together.
And I loved hearing them read as the process began
for them to have their own discovery of reading books.


A very precious memory I have is of my children's Daddy reading
them stories.  All snuggled together and Daddy reading.


I have always had a book I am reading.  But right now
I haven't been reading, other than my scriptures (which I read every day)
I just need a good novel. . . .  although I am careful with what I read. 
So how about you. . are you reading a good book right now?
I guess I just need to make a trip to the library and see what catches my fancy.
Or I may read one of the books  Susan or Brenda have  recommended.


Happy Reading!



Monday, February 20, 2017

Every Night In My Dreams . .

 A memory of so many years ago happend on this weekend. The loss of my hubby. A dark cold February night I will never forget. It turned my life upside down and I have never found my bearings again. Some people may say, I need to move on. Well I have moved on, I have no choice. You are never the same, time moves forward and you must move with it. My heart still beats, but not the same as it did. My heart broke so long ago.... and how do you mend a broken heart?
He will always be on my mind.

Every night in my dreams....
I see you, I hear you.
I will never forget, 
My Forever Love.


Monday, February 6, 2017

Crocheting Keeps Me Busy

Did you wonder where I have been? Well no where!!! It is winter and I just stay snuggled at home with the little Terrorists.  Teddy and Cash.
But a little yarn and a crochet hook keeps me busy. And soothes my tattered nerves.
My great Auntie told me a long time ago to crochet because it will help me when my nerves are fragile and worn. She was right. It has helped me.
I am building my stash of crochet gifts. 
A little red, pink, and white is being added to my home.
Just in time for Valentines. 
I really like February
It is a month closer to spring.
Come back, OK? I have a lot to show you
And to talk about. 


Sunday, January 8, 2017

2017~ Looking Forward, and a Look Back at 2016

Well, time stands still for no one.  We are marching onward and forward. I am now into the rythem of January.  So far we have had below 0 degree weather. Snowstorms, and ice storms.  Tonight the wind is howling and a new storm is on it's way.  By tomorrow morning there will be new snow, and new temperatures.  All part of the January beauty.

I have pondered  my thoughts on 2017 and what I how to be, and become.  I don't set goals or resolutions.  I just believe in moving forward with faith and hope.  So here are just a few of my thoughts as the hours and the days and months go by.  I just want to be a better person.  I want to show kindness and respect to others and to myself.  I hope to have a happy heart most of the time.  Now I am only human, so there will be plenty of times I will not be happy.  If only we lived in a perfect world, but we don't.  So sadness and unhappiness is part of the human experience.  I just want to have "most" of my time, spent with happiness, gratitude and finding joy in the little ordinary things of life.  Sounds good to me!


I have also pondered the past 12 months and I decided I did do some good. . .hahah! I hope I made a difference. . .a good difference.  
On the blog for the last year it seems I have not been very productive.  I certainly don't get the posts out like I should.  I keep hoping I will get better at it, nonetheless, I am trying. . .so here is hoping you hear from me more often.
I certainly don't do the Creating like I once did.  I have a part time job, and that really cuts into my time for crafting, sewing, crocheting and all the other things I like to do.  Maybe a little bit of age! Ah no, that can't be.!  There just isn't enough time in the day for me to cover all of my bases.  I do my bet.

Here are a few of the things I did do. . .and I hope you had a chance to read about it here on the blog.

Blue for the January Aunt Carol Hutch.
She is beautiful no matter what color she is.

A little cross stitching. . I am so glad I got this done last year.
It is part of my decorations for this January.

And February is always a fun month of decorate.  I did another 
cross stitch for Valentine's.  It seems I did several cross stitching projects for
2016.  So glad I did!
Here we go for March.  Loving my little shelf decked out in green.

Take a look at that gorgeous Sunrise over the Oquirrah Mountains.
Bringing daylight to the Tooele Valley.
Such beauty!

Springtime in our little valley. . .Wow! It just doesn't get much prettier.
I love it.  
I am blessed to live where there are beautiful mountains. 

Well, I hope you are looking forward to 2017 with great expectations.
Each day brings it own rewards and happiness.

Please come back again, as I continue the journey of creating and enjoy
the life I have been blessed with.