Thursday, December 8, 2011


So a good friend came over a couple of nights ago to play with some of her new toys.  We made a few cards for her booth at Quilted Bear.  These are so cute!  We made the background paper - as in started with a plain white piece of paper and with the magic of ink and an embossing folder we created this masterpiece.

She also left this amazing cute kit she designed for a local company for me to put together and have for my home.  So instead of working on things that needed to get done last night...I spent my time putting this together. Glitter, glitter everywhere.   I love it!!!!
Tonight will be prep for a follow up class on the FAMILY Frames we made and table favors for a Christmas party we are hosting for my co-workers.  Don't worry..this year the only thing I volunteered to do was cook the meat.  Everyone else is bringing the rest of the meal.  I think if I had volunteered for the whole thing, Ralph would have had my head.  We may also get around to decorating our Christmas Tree.  Another full December evening.  Wouldn't have it any other way...especially when I can spend it with Ralph. 

Ta Ta for now

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What you wouldn't do for...

So a super good friend of mine introduced me to this great lip gloss, Buxom Lips, by Bare Minerals.  It has now been added to my list of favorite things.  It lasts and it makes my lips tingle, which I love.
This morning as I arrived at work finding one of the sweetest parking spots.  You know the ones, closest to the door and covered parking.  I climbed out of the exploder and I hear somthing clink against the floor boards and land on the ground.  I checked my purse and sure enough my favorite tube of lip gloss was missing. (teach me to keep it zipped up) I looked and looked around the best I could and couldn't find it.

What to do....I am in my favorite stockings, knee length skirt and high heels.  What would happen if I kneeled down on the concrete to find it?  The next thing you know I am on my knees, searching for the precius tube of lube.  I can't find it - shoot!  I gather my things and start walking towards the entrance to work, keeping my eyes peeled for it and sure enough...three cars down from mine - I see it just by the front tire on the inside.  So once again, I find myself on the ground almost flat on my belly reaching for my tube of lipgloss.

I found it!  Whew,  minor catastrophe has been averted.

Ta Ta for now.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cool Suff

As part of the Christmas Season I usually insist on watching the First Presidency devotional.  There were other things our thoughts were focused on at that time, but through my co-workers I heard about this new website the church has set up called The Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos that was presented by President Eyring.

I checked the site out during my lunch hour...what an amazing job the LDS Church has done.  The filming site has been set up out in the middle of no where, which is close to Goshen UT. 
Check out the first intro video, which is a compilation of several clips from other videos.  I would encourage a vistit to all the other clips shown on the site. 

If it weren't for the life of Jesus Christ we wouldn't be celebrating Christmas.  Hopefully, we can remember the real reason for presents and the season.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Have some tail

Early on in our marriage Ralph and I started collecting Christmas Moose.  We watch every year and look for one worthy of our collection.  Sometimes we don't get one as they are not always available or they are just plain ugly.

Last year Ralph and I found the set of moose hugging each other as seen in the photo here.  They were so cute, soft and Christmasy - we had to add them to our collection.

We always used to set them by the fireplace, but anything on the floor, Riley thinks it is his.  We now put them on the back of the couch and he leaves them alone.   So we thought.

Ralph put the finishing decorations out and had his back turned but for a few seconds and Voila...
Both tails have now been ripped/torn from the bodies.   Thank goodness the antlers and ears and legs were still intact.  Those are usually the next to go. This behavior usually stems from the fact that he is not the center of attention.
Using some of my sewing skills that my Mother taught me...the tails will be added back to the moose by the end of the weekend. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Season Of.....

So I had this whole post written about what this time of year really meant to me…it ended up being preachy and sounding quite sorry for myself.   Not quite the impression I was trying to give, so it was scratched.
My goal this year is to fill this month with activities and things that don’t require a lot of money and will end up creating memories and feelings that make this season meaningful to Ralph and me.  The other side of this is that I don’t want to be so busy doing that I don’t get a chance to stop and “feel”.  I think I am up for the challenge.
We have all the Christmas decorations up. Except for the tree, which we are purchasing this weekend, and a few finishing touches our home has been Decemberized.  Ralph has been fighting the onset of a cold and despite the way he felt he was very helpful in getting the final decorations up.  It may seem like work sometimes, but the decorations that are up really help set the tone for the holidays. 
The first of the activities just happened to fit into my goal. We had a reunion of sorts with some of the youth Ralph and I spent a lot of time with from the First Ward.  We love those kids!  We didn’t have them all, as some are still on missions and the others couldn’t make it.  One day, we will get them all back over at the same time.
We had homemade pizza, breadsticks, and root beer to start with.  Just a side note, my brother has taught me how to make the best pizza ever!!!  It was so tasty.  We made several different varieties.  Fortunately there was enough left over to have some for lunch today.  It won’t be nearly as good as when it came out of the oven...but still yummy.
We then played a game called Killer Bunnies – There were eight of us total playing the game.  There is a definite learning curve to the game.  It took us a while to get through it, but after all cards were played and the game finished, we decided it was really fun and would be worth learning the strategies behind it.  I borrowed the game from a co-worker and thankfully he was more than happy to be on-call for all of our questions.  We had so much fun with those boys.  They are an absolute riot and kept Ralph and I laughing most of the evening.    Hopefully, we can do it again real soon.  I only regret not getting any pictures.  (Where is Mar when I need her?)
We ended with a Fat Boy Nut Sundae ice cream bar and a big group hug.  
We took Riley out to do his before bedtime business and then went to bed with a smile on our face.
Ta Ta for now