Sunday, February 20, 2011

Operation Blanket Drop!!!

Calling all Baby Quilt makers: Whether you sew them, crochet the edges, tie them or quilt them, we are looking for willing quilt makers for Operation Blanket Drop!  A spring and summer project to make blankets for still born or babies that will not thrive enough to ever go home that the family can use on their Angels in the hospital then take home to remember them by.
Now this project is not my brainchild, Joleen and Jess Haag have made this dream project into a reality looking for a way to heal from the loss of their pre-mature and only 7-minute living son, Ammon Paul. Because of their circumstances of being in the military, they never saw nor held their little Ammon, but they still carry him around in their hearts. Knowing how hard those minutes, hours or days can be, they wanted to help through donating new quilts for the babies.
Their plan is to gather any and all quilts people will donate and take them to one or two hospitals that they are working with  on Ammon's birthday. They ask for the new blanket with a picture of you with it(for a slide show to go with them) if possible in a ziplock bag, be donated by September 1, 2011 so they are all ready by October 17th.  Any questions, contact me in the comment section or call me for those who know me. More information to follow. PLEASE HELP.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crazy? Around Here?

Is your house/life full of madness too?

Tuesday's are for late starts for mom's confusion and Liz's excuse for breakfast.
Wednesday is the middle of the week which means the week has broken down to 
wheel of fortune.
Thursday, the last day of ballet, but the first day of tests, why are tests always at the end of the week. My husband is starting to lose his patience with his work.
Friday is the day that last tests are, doctor appointments are set, husband has lost all patience at work and has to drag himself there although dragging is not the way home. 
Friday and Saturday is social life for my Senior in High School. and so Friday nights and Saturdays will be parties and games and dances and dates and hanging out. 
While mom and dad do groceries and other parent things. 
Then Sunday is Church, not as much madness.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

They're Back, They're Back!!

Tears were shed a couple of months ago when my favorite fancy paper store went out of business. How could this happen? How could they do this to me? HOW COULD THEY DO IT TO ALL OF US HERE? But the financial end is tight and I tried to understand. I did my part. As they did they close their door sale, I bought some... well, a little more than some.... ok, my husband made a deal, if nothing bounced and I didn't buy anything else for my birthday (in January) he wouldn't kill me, he would just chalk it up to madness for quality paper. Amazing how much you need for only 2 kids.

Anyway, I wander....
                but then there was a whisper on the wind, a hushed word at a craft store, then it happened, my best friend told me ... they have sold it to someone who has the same vision and are keeping on the same people for the paper crafts - well, also I got an emal from the new management, but it was my friend that assured me that they were back. So just a little plug...

HEARTLAND PAPERS in Bountiful is open again.

And I am a little psyched.

Honestly This Can't Be a Throwback to the 80s

Ok, I have heard that cutting edge fashionistas and events, locally it plays out often in Stomp apparel, have fed back to the 80s. Actually many of there clothes they buy at thrift stores and stores that take carefully worn clothes for carefully worn clothes are all the faze. Boy makes it cheaper for mom.
First, a quick definition for those unfamiliar with the phrase, a Stomp is a high school conducted dance that you go to without dates usually after sporting events or on special events- my son, graduated 2 years ago- had 1 his whole senior year - #2, a current senior, has had one and it looks like another in the future. How it is being interpreted...

Ok, I was a dancer. I think I had one sweatshirt that had the cut out neck, but only wore it to or after dance class. This is not a trend we adore - Flashdance was short lived about a number of things. Tights I don't think I had a pair of tights my whole high school experience. Mostly high school was levis, some hideous shirts (I have to admit that) and bows in big hair. Yes big hair - If you went through it - embrace it. I was, unfortunately, born with straight hair that wouldn't hold a curl if I wanted it to.
Now this is a lesson to our children - we were told that what worn will come around - hope you like it, cause it will.  HA WHAT WE DID TO YOU AND HATED THE MOST YOU WILL GIVE TO YOUR NEXT GENERATION. Just had to get that off my chest.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Can You Identify All the Movements of the Nutckracker

I walk down the isle of Robert's Craft finding myself going through choreography in my head - AARRGGHH - it must be Nutcracker!! How many years can a parent drive one child to Nutcracker, volunteer at Nutcracker, watch practicing at home, listening to practicing at studios in the heat of September through the cold of December, 8 years (so far) starting Christmas in September.  But the crazy part is that ... I love it! And I am going to miss it next year when she's in college and doing on her own just with our support and love.

This year my little ballerina this year was the Snow Queen, just one step down from Sugar Plum. Here are a couple pictures. The one is a little fuzzy, kinda like her. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Really, I Didn't Get Kidnapped By Aliens

Really, I didn't get kidnapped by aliens. Really, I have been around, really I have thought about you all that actually read my blog. THANK YOU FOR STAYING INTERESTED!

Lots has happened, wow is that an understatement. I'll try to update slowly in between keeping you up to date and other up to date stuff.

If anyone has questions or ideas for posts, please give them to me, I LOVE COMMENTS.

Monday, November 15, 2010

College Time - U of Utah Ballet Program Tryout

The University of Utah has a very good Ballet program, one linked with the  Ballet West.   Elizabeth wants to double major in Ballet with a teaching emphasis and Mathematics  (yes, I know you can see how these go together).  So the first Saturday in November, Liz tried out for the first time for the ballet program.  First thing they told her is that she couldn't be accepted to the program until she was accepted to the University. She was waiting for her high school to send the official transcript. And second, it would take two weeks to hear IF she got in.  Her friend it took three times because it is such a competitive program. Dancers come from all over to take at the U.

She felt like her technique did not go as well as she could have done. But she felt better about her pointe work.  Luckily, she has done the UofU/Ballet West Summer Intensive the past two summers and actually knew the teacher doing the pointe work.

Well, she still hasn't been accepted to the U.

But less than a week later she was accepted to the Ballet Department! We're so excited and proud of her!