Sunday, December 26, 2010
Starting December 1st, I started making baby hats that I could take to the hospital during the Christmas season.
When I was in young womens, one of the projects I chose wad making baby hats for premie babies bc a lot of times they are too tiny for regular clothes and have to wear baby doll clothes or clothes that don't fit.
A lady that was in our ward and worked w these premies at the nearby hospital told me about this. I made a bunch of tiny baby hats for them.
This year, Chris came w me to the store and helped me pick out yarn to make the hats. I already had the supplies (i used a knitting circle thing for the hats), and made cute hats, many of which were Christmasy colors. I started to work on them everyday, but I couldn't keep that up the whole month but I ended up still making some really cute hats.
Chris' bday is Christmas Eve and he helped me drop them off to a hospital, I went to the top floor and delivered them to the Nicu place for these tiny little babies. The ladies thought they were so cute and asked for my info so they could write me a letter. I told them it was ok bc I didn't make them to get a letter or anything out of it.
When leaving I noticed some dads or other family members leaving with worried looks on
their faces, I was just glad I could make something cute for those little babies born around christmas time to keep them warm.
It was more difficult than it seemed but it was fun going around finding things for each other. Sometimes we would pass each other our see them coming and take a quick detor. Ha it was a lot of fun.
I can't believe it has been that long! It's so much fun spending all my time w my best friend.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
We have some ideas for the next few days, some we will just do small acts of kindness toward eachother or family or whoever.
Christmas story of the day: "A Bright Shining Star" by President Monson during the Christmas devo.
"There is no better time than now, this very Christmas season, for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the principles taught by Jesus the Christ. Let it be a time that lights the eyes of children and puts laughter on their lips. Let it be a time for lifting the lives of those who live in loneliness. Let it be a time for calling our families together, for feelings a closeness to those who are near to us and a closeness also to those who are absent.
Let it be a time of prayers for peace, for the preservation of free principles, and for the protection of those who are far from us. Let it be a time of peace because we have found peace in His teachings.
Most of all, let it be a time to remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the Wise Men."
Thursday, December 9, 2010
The 'holly' stuff in the middle of the plate I will wrap around napkins, I found them at Hobby Lobby 50cents.
Our table with the China and centerpiece I made! I also took out our silver silverware. Potterybarn napkins on sale.
Ta da!!! Ready for a yummy Christmas time dinner
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
- loves the Jazz
- loves pixie sticks
- never gets sick
- incredible gingerbread maker
- wants to go to Europe
- wants to invent an idea
- loves big watches
- his car got towed the first night we met
- works out
- always chews 1/2 piece of gum
- Went to Chili on his mission
- Doesn't like tomatoes
- Surprised me with our honeymoon to Cancun
- uses sticky notes for daily reminders
- wants a Chinchilla
- loves skittles
- fear of spiders
- wants to go to Australia
- loves BYU and Cosmo
- on my birthdays I used to wish for 100 Dalmations when blowing out my candles
- has a list of 100 things to do in life
- Will not eat mustard
- Wanted to go to BYU since 8
- Been in musicals and plays growing up
- Won medal for 4x200 relay in Track
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Before we went up, Chris said we should make it into a whole date night and go somewhere for dinner. We were going to Outback with a giftcard, but there wasn’t any by us so we went to Chili’s.
We started going to Temple Square and of course it started raining. We grabbed some hot chocolate to warm us up, but then we drove around FOREVER to find a parking spot. We went around, saw one of those horse-drawn carriages back up into a car, and around and finally found a spot.
I don’t think we were supposed to park there, so we ran into the grounds and did the quickest few laps around the temple because we didn’t want to get a ticket, and that wet. Hahah. Fun date night adventure. Here are some of our pictures from this year:
Friday, December 3, 2010
Got some red vinyl and cut out different sayings for Christmas that are hanging on our tree
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Our move… Frosted Mini Wheats for the roof. The original plan was that Chris would design the roof (he makes the best ones every year J ) and I would do the landscape, we were short of land so we combined efforts.
We decided to make our own and it turned out like this:
We bought the materials from Hobby Lobby. The wreath was $2.50, and we bought 1/8 yard strips of fabric (3 different kinds), and some beaded pearls which you can find in the floral section.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Some of the stores I hit up:
- Bed Bath and Beyond 20% off of every item in the store
- Nordstrom Rack
- Macy (great deal for shoes and coats)
- Hollister 30% off everything in stores
- Joann Fabrics
and many more. So worth it and I will definitely do it again next year. I know I saved around $300
I'm grateful for the gospel. I'm so glad that when we do place the Lord first in our lives, that we will become closer to the Lord and to each other. Placing our foundation upon the Lord before anything else (ourselves and everything) we can make it back to our Father in Heaven.
I'm grateful for family. I love my family and Chris' family and I'm so glad we now have our tiny family of Chris and I where our priority is first with each other. I'm grateful with my relationships with family and am glad I have a close relationship especially with my mom who I love so much. My family has been such a great example to me and my parents have raised me always on the gospel and doing what is right.
I'm grateful for standards. My parents have always taught me about choosing the right, to be honest, and on the for strength of youth in being modest, chaste, kind etc. Those values I apply to my everyday life thanks to my parents who taught me from when I was young. They used to teach me that most important life decisions were decided by an individual by the time they were age 14. I'm glad my parents didn't just wait to teach us about standards and values when we were older, but would teach us while we were young.
I'm grateful for scriptures and our living prophet. We have these scriptures to lead and guide us, the most correct book on earth. In Nephi it says that there will be nothing that will be put in the scriptures that won't be for our benefit. I'm grateful for General Conference where we can listen to modern day scriptures from our leaders and especially from our prophet today: President Monson. He leads and guides us and will never lead us astray. He is a true man of God.
Again I'm so grateful for my amazing husband! He is always there for me. He loves me so much and is always so trustworthy, I always know that I can depend on him. Again he loves this gospel and we want to teach and raise our children on these principles that we have learned in our families. He loves the temple, he has a testimony, we have already set great habits from scripture studying, prayer, with saving money, FHE etc. We work things out, we work together as a team. I'm so glad I'm married to such a great man! We have such a bright future ahead and I'm excited to see what life has in store.
We are so blessed!!! It's a great time to be alive and to members of the church. Of course there is and will be challenges, but with the Lord we can accomplish anything and always be happy!!!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
At Jessie and Mike's reception there was an art exhibit in the basement. We had fun looking around... and got carried away. Chris' impression of meloncholy.
Me with the ancient dragon in honor of me being born in the year of the dragon.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I thought of this story and how someone's honesty and integrity really counts when you think no one is looking. Even when we think we are not being watched or if something might benefit us more than another person, remember integrity is what counts like this homeless man illustrated.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Coleman and Lucie were Jessie and Buzz Lightyear
Cute Bryn and Hal as Little-Bo Peep and Sheep!
We had birthdays for friend Mike (here at Texas Roadhouse)