Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cute "Sister Missionary" stockings

I've been working on Sammi's "25 Days of Christmas" presents. I found this great pattern for cute Sister Missionary stockings and knew I had to make a pair. They really turned out cute...complete with little name tags! I think she's gonna like them! :D

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

What a fun weekend!!

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to host Jason Wright, author of Christmas Jars, Christmas Jars Reunion, The Wednesday Letters, Recovering Charles, and Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle, for dinner and then a fireside for youth and adults in our stake. Seriously, we haven't had that much fun in a long, LONG, LONG, time!! Mal, (Tom had to work), Zack, Kenzi, Maddi, Bob, Jason, and I had burritos for dinner and then headed down to the "New" Stake Center. We were a little wary of how many people would show up--you never know at things like this--however, we were VERY pleasantly surprised to see a full chapel, overflow, and then half way back the cultural hall!! People kept coming even until about 15 minutes before it ended! Jason did a FABULOUS job, had the people eating out of the palm of his hand. It was AMAZING!!

Afterward, we came back to the house and had dessert (Raspberry Pretzel Delight) and I had him sign some books. We talked and talked some more and laughed so hard our sides hurt! It was amazing how quickly Jason fit into our family and how well everyone welcomed him (at times, it was kinda embarrassing!! :D ).

We had a fabulous time, learned much more about the amazing story of Christmas Jars and recommitted to filling our own jars. It was GREAT!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Can't believe it's been a month!!

WOW!! A whole month since I updated. Not a lot has been happening and yet we've been BUSY!! Here's a quick rundown...
  1. Maddi got a new car this past weekend! A sweet little Honda CRV that is supposed to be fabulous in the snow. So grateful we don't have to worry about her and that zippy little Eclipse this winter!! YAY!!
  2. Bob and Zack went deer hunting. Didn't get anything but had a BLAST!!
  3. My twins turned 24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did the time go?????
  4. First term ended! One down; three to go!
  5. Kenzi and I have been sewing purses like CRAZY!!! It's been fun! Got lots to sell...CALL OR EMAIL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'll post pictures SOON!)
  6. Mallorie became a Scentsy demonstrator. She had an open house a couple of weeks ago. Let me know if you need anything and I'll hook you up!
  7. Sammi is doing FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's transfer week and she's staying in Boca Raton but getting a new companion. Check out her blog updates HERE.
That's about I said...nothing exciting but we're busy!