Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Landon helping me put the legs on the table. (3 weeks
later) I'll explain later in the story.
Finished leg on the table
Don't you think the chunky legs make
So then I started on the top.
Then I stapled the material and pellon to the board.
- painting and stripping the table twice
- unstapling the material to one chair to add pellon so it wouldn't show the green cushion through
- finding the staples that would staple and not have to hammer them in
I want to thank my husband for the patience and tolerance of putting up with the house a mess with chairs, foam, material, tools etc for days. Hours of helping me sand and stripping the table. Putting up with all the frustrating moments that came up. Mostly putting up with my wild ideas that make work for him, which he put aside his own projects to help me with.
In the end we had a wonderful Thanksgiving on our new dining room table. I
am blessed to have a wonderful husband, family and friends that make my life special.
Friday, November 4, 2011
we'll I done some playing tonight.
Scott went elk hunting with my son-in-law Jon. They were met up with Scott's friend Terry who has a cabin up at Flaming Gorge. We'll to tell you the truth Scott has never been a hunter, he would rather save a animal then shoot it, he thinks their to beautiful.
So you might say he has been converted to the reglion of hunting by the fact he would do anything for Jon. He doesn't have a hunting license but he did get a fishing license in the
hope that Jon might get his elk early and then they can go play and do some big fishing on
the Gorge. He is going to be the cook and extra man to help bring out the elk if the luck
So me, Kimberly and Shauna decided we would have a girls night out to enjoy ourselves
also. Shauna ended up going to St. George to spend time with her cousin Whitney who
recently turned 21. So we dropped Landon off to grandma Lynn's for some fun time, then
went to Red Lobster to enjoy their Endless Shrimp. I love shrimp but living in Utah, we
don't get to eat it as much as I'd like (the seafood in California is to DIE for). So we tried
the Shrimp Alfredo and Breaded Shrimp first....YUMM, wish I could explain how good it
was. Then we tried the Shrimp Scampi and Spiced Shrimp next, the Scampi was also good
but didn't care to much for the spiced shrimp. That was my first time eating at Red
Lobster but I can certainly say it won't be the last. I could eat there once a week if the
budget allowed but I will be thinking of that dinner for awhile.
Then we hurried over to the Gateway to the Cinema to watch "Footloose". I haven't been
to a movie for awhile, I am one to just wait till it comes out on video for the most part.
Unless its Harry Potter or the Twilight series. So I went with excitement of enjoying a good movie. I love Juilianne Hough, she can sing, dance and act. She is a very talented young
lady. I heard that the movie had good reviews and that it put the old one to shame, which
was hard for me to believe. I can truly say that I totally agree with who ever said it, it was
so good that I found myself wanting to watch more of it when it ended. The story was good,
the actors/actresses were so much better but the dancing....all I can say is "extremely out
of this world" . At times certain parts would remind me of the old movie, I did however like how they kept it close to the same production then remaking a whole different story line.
I left leaving the movie feeling like I wanted to be 30 yrs younger, go out line dancing
(which I haven't done in 32 yrs) and kick up my heels. You could go in to watch the movie
in the worst mood, come out in a happy go lucky mood kicking up your heels.
I give this movie 5 stars *****!!!
I plan to do a few more things while the cat is away, one is a big project that I have in the
works since Labor Day and hopefully have it done before the cat returns.....lol
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Table set with the watering can. The flowers,
plates and bowls came from the dollar store.
The napkins I came across at Target. I later
went back to Tai Pan and bought the birds nests
with the eggs to spruce up the setting. I did spurge
on them but I really liked them. I was worried
that it would make the table look like Easter but
I didn't think it did.
Of course I put some different sea shells to add
alittle beachy feel.
Have you noticed the theme along these pictures...
seashells and pinecones.
I just love them!!!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Landon helping put up peach jam
Landon picking up a lid with the jar picker up
tool (lol...can't think whats its called, brain cramp...)
Landon holding the lid with the sissor tool.
I tried to hold it like he did on the edge of the lid
and I couldn't do it, so how does a 2 1/2 yr old do it?
YUMMY !!! PEACH JAM
10 pints and 30 half pints
It always makes you feel good to make something
and see the reward that you can enjoy all year long.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Everytime I went to take the picture he would start
playing peek a boo, so I'm lucky to get this fuzzy picture..
We were almost finished with the fair when we seen
these seals that we're hanging out on the deck soaking
up the sun. They had a performance an hour earlier
(which we didn't know about). Landon loved watching
them swim around in the big pool beside the stage for
them to cool off.
It has been several years since I've been to the State Fair.
It seems we are always out of town that weekend or have
I really enjoyed observing the arts and
crafts. Quilts that look amazing that they would've taken
years to make or wood carvings that make your jaw drop.
There was a full canoe made of wood that I would never put
it in water that it was so gorgeous and beautiful.
I loved gazing at all the pictures that you could look at for
hours and never be without awh.... or make Kimberly
become teary with emotion when gazing upon a picture of
Santa Claus with a reindeer picking through a window.
(which she ended up purchasing).
I so enjoyed the "Old State Fair" thank heavens some old
traditions are still available for the young children to grow up
enjoying as we did when we were young.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
It was also neat to see that the quakie tree
growing along side the pine tree, they interwine
all the way up to the top. It is one of those
unique things you find that mother nature has
provided us to enjoy.
Shauna and Kylie on the Mesa Falls trail.
Shauna and Landon at Mesa Falls
Jon, Landon and Kimberly at Warm Springs.
Another generation enjoying Island Park!!
Kylie cooling off in the water at Warm Springs
Listening to the birds singing in the morning,
while having breakfast under the green pines,
while the squirrels climb the trees to gather their
winter harvest in the golden daylight,
wildflowers so colorful like an artist palet,
the sandhill cranes squaking as they fly over head,
while the mother moose with her calf walking down the
trail out front heading towards the slow moving crystal
clear river with the trophy fish swimming away from
the bald eagle in the bluest blue skies.
These are a few things we take in while enjoying
God's country that we are blessed to have the
opportunity to enjoy.