Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentines Day!

I have to say that I just loved Valentines Day this year! One reason is because it was on a Sunday. Brandon and I weren't really sure which day to celebrate it on with our festivities, so it ended up a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday event accidentally!!

Early on Friday morning Brandon and I were trying to decided what to get each other for Valentines Day. "Why not couches, I mean they're having great Presidents Day sales?!" So we did it! Got new couches! I've been wanting them since we first got married! (Thank you tax return and understanding husband!) To celebrate new couches and v-day, we also went to dinner at Olive Garden, my personal favorite! Brooklyn was a hit with all the waiters! I thought that was the end of our v-day celebration.
Little did I know that Brandon had already planned something! Brandon went and scheduled the babysitter all by himself, and whisked me off to Sherwood Hills Resort where he had us booked for a Couples Massage Saturday night!! AWESOME!! (Really impressed that he got a babysitter all by himself, usually mom's always have to do that!)

Sunday after church we exchanged little gifts. Brooklyn got a cute new little outfit and her dad also got her some daisies! Brooklyn was slightly destroying her flowers, so we figured we'll let her destroy one and then put the rest in a vase with mine. It was so cute, she is definitely a girl, cause she is so fascinated with flowers!!

Brandon got Mario Wii. And I got a pair of levi's and flowers, plus a poem from Brandon!!
Poem from Brandon:

Roses are red, Violet's aren't blue.
I love you so much and I glad we made a little "who".
I'll love you forever, and all eternity.
I'll love you even when you take me in a shop of maternity (clothes).
I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else.
One day I'll buy you a house with a built in shelf.
To me you will always have the very nicest butt,
and I'll always be your squirrel and you'll always be my nut.

He makes me laugh so hard!! Seriously, now you know one of the many reasons that I love this guy!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kindness, pass it on!

At the grocery store yesterday I was rushing to do my shopping. I had to get home to do bridal shower invites, feed a baby, make dinner for the neighbors, and well, ... let's just say I was really pressed for time. I guess the old lady in the parking lot recognized this as I was frantically loading the groceries in the car, holding the keys in my mouth, and keeping the shopping cart in place with one foot. (Talented, I know!) As she noticed the empty car-seat in the back of my car she said, "Oh, it looks like you must be rushing home to a starving baby. Let me get your cart for you!" Shouldn't it be the other way around?! I mean shouldn't I be the one helping out the elderly?

I've decided that we need to do what we can, when we can, no matter what age we are. We need to constantly be looking for ways to help others. Often times we can't return the favor to the person who helped us in our time of need, but we can help somebody else. Right now, someone is in need of help, actually in need of a miracle! I don't know this family personally, but I know the power of prayer is real. Just thought that I would pass along there story so more people can unit in prayer on behalf of Baby Bronson. (For the full story start on the post: February 1st.)

Brooklyn just turned 10 months old yesterday; and often, when I look at her, I count my many blessings for the miracle we witnessed with her and the many prayers that were offered on her behalf. We will forever be grateful and humbled by that experience!

We need to never take for granted any time that we have, and make the most of everyday. Look at the blessings you have a truly be thankful!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Felt Food

For our Church Relief Society Meeting, formerly known as Enrichment, I was asked to give a tutorial on felt food making. I thought that this project would be quite the undertaking, but in fact, it was really simple and easy.The making of felt foods became a hit because moms were tired of cleaning out their toy box during recalls of lead-contaminated toys. Many moms worried about plastic toys' safety and environmental impact, so they created and stirred up interest in homemade play food. People with little or no sewing experience can make felt food; there are fabric versions of carrots, peas, corn, etc. that can be sewn by hand with one or two basic stitches. A blanket stitch: A blind stitch:
Below is one of the better websites where you can get patterns or simply ideas for felt food. Once you have an idea, you can let your imagination run wild.


These felt foods are very inexpensive to make. I think these little play foods will be great when we start teaching Brooklyn different foods and what is healthy and good for her body. Right now she just appreciates something else to chew on. :)