Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thought I'd also post pics of the afghan I'm making for Christmas. Won't say who it's for, but I'm making two, with different yarn. Maybe a clue?? This is called a Monet Afghan and the pattern is by The Crochet Dude (blog here , and pattern page here ). These are very easy squares and are pretty easy to make while in a car or watching TV. You don't have to memorize complex stitches, it's all just single and double crochet in a pattern, also easy to remember. I like that!

My sweet Sarah left on the Trek reenactment on Tuesday morning. I keep checking her bedroom because it's too quiet. LOL. I have no doubt that I will be this way when Spencer goes, too. The kids are at Bing Canyon, about 20 miles or so south of us. There was a nice writeup in our local paper about it, here . I took a pic of Sarah in her pioneer dress before they left and am posting it here. Yes, it was windy, but it hasn't been unbearably hot as it often is this time of year, so hopefully they aren't totally miserable!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We made our lightning trip to Utah this past week. We left on Thursday and went as far as Boise; stayed overnight there with one of Alan's cousins. Had fun talking and really appreciated the opportunity to stay there overnight. Then on Friday it was off to Utah! We ended up staying with Suzan and Randy in Sandy, Utah. Thanks!! They put us in their basement, which is lots better than it probably sounds, LOL. We had a nice cool room, kitchenette, bathroom, and TV to entertain us when we weren't out gallivanting around.

On Saturday, we went to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Pioneer Day Concert. The special guests were The Osmonds, finishing up a year-long tour celebrating 50 years in the entertainment industry. It was a wonderful experience, and if you have the opportunity to watch the show on BYU-TV, please do! I will remember it forthe rest of my life, and enjoy the beautiful music in my brain!

Here's a picture of the Salt Lake City Temple, taken from the Conference Center on Saturday night. Also a pic of the choir in their seats after the show (we weren't allowed to take pics during the event). Tons of fun, and so glad we went, even though I think I had heat stroke or heat exhaustion from the 101+ heat and humidity. It was well worth it and we loved it!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Finally! Thanks to Constance (THANKS!!) over at LDSMoms for posting the links to these great blog backgrounds! I had no idea!! Call me naive ... but isn't it FUN?! I am gonna have to blog more, I have to try all these great backgrounds out now (LOL).

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

We are well into summer now. And the a/c on the Taurus went out on Saturday night. Fun, fun, fun! (Not really!) It is in the shop right now getting looked at. Prayers for an easy and relatively inexpensive fix would be great!

On another note, here are some of the latest projects I've been working on. I joined a crochet group and have made two Go Green Market Bags (from, and am working on a third. Go me! These are easy to make and I'm hoping maybe I can sell some and earn some cash. We could surely use it! The first one is made from Red Heart variegated yarn called Fall. The second one (longer handles) is made from RH variegated also, and is called Painted Desert (I think; couldn't find the label after I took it off!). If anybody wants one, let me know!