Monday, March 22

I've got a thing for clipboards.

My love affair with them began a couple of years ago when I discovered how inexpensive and useful these little guys could be.  I started out making message boards decoupaged with paper and cork,  moved on to wanna-be picture frames and now:

  Family home evening/chore chart boards. 

Needless to say, my family is thrilled.

They can run, but they can't hide...



Despite what they may think, it really was made with





So, there.

Friday, March 19

I have good news and bad news...

The good news is that Senecca was admitted to BYU Hawaii.

The bad news is that Senecca was admitted to BYU Hawaii.

When she opened her acceptance letter and shrieked with joy at the good news, I did a little happy dance in the middle of the kitchen floor. 

Then I did what any self respecting mother would do.

I locked myself in my bedroom and cried my eyes out for a couple of days.

What will I do without my funny girl?

Who will I laugh at with?

Who will I binge on ice cream with?

Who will sit in my studio and drink gallons of hot cocoa with me?

And then crash on the couch while I remain on a sugar high.

Listening to Abba.

Still jabbering in their ear.

At 2 a.m.

Who tolerates stuff like that?

My sweet Senecca.

That's who.

Honestly, I don't know if I can stand it.

Sunday, March 7

What I would say, if only I were eloquent...

"If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have, that you don't want."
                                                                                                            author unknown

"If I take the wings of the morning, & dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me."                         Psalm 139 

"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."

                       Og Mandino

"Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good."
  Minor Myers Jr.

Thursday, March 4

I take no credit for the following:


Well...there was that small matter of birthing them.