Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Ornaments

I was trying to think of something that I could do that would be different for Nursery (church class). I had an idea come to me and I decided that I would try it. I decided that it would be fun to make ornaments. So, I bought the glass ornaments, paint, and glitter to make the ornaments. I of course forgot to bring the camera to class to get pictures while we did it, but I did have some left over that we (my family) made for all the kids that weren't there or that we don't know.

It's not necessarily something that they can really do themselves, but they did get to choose what colors they wanted and so on. Here are the ornaments that we made that I got pictures of before the other leader and I took them out to the kids.


Our family tradition is that the first Monday after the tree is put up we go out for Family Home Evening and the kids all get to pick out a new ornament. Here are the new ones for this year:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Laundry, Laundry, Laundry...

Why is there always laundry to do? I guess we all like to be clean. :)

For those of you who didn't/don't know. We got a new washer and dryer on Black Friday. Almost as long as we have been living here we have had a problem with the dryer. Clothes kept getting caught in the drum, so we would have burned spots on clothes and I can't tell you how many snaps I have lost off of onsies with them getting caught. So, it's been on our list for awhile. As we were looking at Black Friday ads for Sears we saw a front load washer and dryer set for $600. How could we pass this up when that's basically what it normally would cost us for just the dryer?!

So, here I was with a new washer and dryer that is HE (High Efficency) and I didn't know much about them. So after doing some research and having a ton of laundry to do, I ran to the store to get some HE detergent to use NOW. I also picked up some other things in order to make laundry detergent. I had read that it was great because of the low sudsing, which is the big thing with HE washers. After I got home I got my laundry going and found that I was enjoying my very quiet machines!!

Things were good and a couple of days later I decided to try one of the homemade recipes I had found. I got it all mixed together and I was very interested in try it and seeing how it works. I ran a couple of loads and things are looking great!! It was exciting to do something that worked and know that I won't have to make any more for awhile. We'll see how long this little jar lasts me.

I also bought some laundry deteregent from a WAHM that has essential oils in it to give it a different smell. I'm excited to get it and try it out. I'll let you know how that goes. Anyway, that is an update from what's going on around here right now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So we headed to St. George for Thanksgiving this year to share with my mom's family. We headed down on Wednesday and came home on Saturday. We had a good time being with family. There are 60+ of us now and so we had our turkey dinner in the church. It turned out nice and the kids were able to play in the nursery so that helped too. While we were there we also had a cousins night and the older generation tended the youngest generation. Thank you all for doing that!! It was nice to catch up with the cousins and spend time without little ones. :) One of my cousins taught a few of us how to make tutus. It turned out to be a lot of fun and I might have to make some more to remember how. :)

Here are some pictures of the weekend. I always wish I had more of some things, but I guess that's just how it goes...

So, I guess most of the pictures I have are from playing "Do you like your neighbor?"
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.