Archive for 2012

Voting Party 2012

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

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So…we had a little Voting Party last night. It was so exciting watching the results come in as the kiddos colored their state maps in with red or blue. We ate homemade brownies and ice cream and had a lot of fun. We were disappointed that Mitt didn’t win, as he was our candidate of choice. However, we sincerely congratulate Barack Obama and we will stand behind him as United Americans. We truly live in a wonderful and blessed country and we will continue to pray for the success of it. God Bless America! I love what my church leaders said about the outcome of the election:

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Tuesday:

We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.

After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.

We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process, which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.

Piano Competition

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

So my kiddos played in two piano competitions yesterday and Friday. Lots of nerves beforehand and lots of relief, celebration, and yummy Cold Stone ice cream after they were done. Here is a short video of the quartet warming up before going in to perform for the judge:

Here is the cutest-little-trio-you-ever-did-see rehearsing at their piano teacher’s home before the big event:


Sunday, November 4th, 2012

These are some images I drew several years ago for PC crafter. Hope you had a lovely Halloween!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a “Mormon.” I love it so much. This weekend is conference weekend where we hear from our Prophet of God on the Earth today. If you have never seen conference and would like to know more about it or watch it, click here.

For a free printable, click here.

Felt Cupcakes Activity

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

So I got out my sewing scissors and pinking shears today and cut felt pieces into a little “cupcake kit” for my daughter to play with.


I already had lots of felt scraps on hand, so this really didn’t cost anything. Yay!

Now to clean up the mess…

“You Got This” (Free Printable!)

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Let’s think positive, people!

Free 5×7 printable here.

Colorful, Healthy, After-School Snack

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Keeping up with after-school snacks is kinda hard for me. Especially because I want to try to make things healthy as much as I can around here. I don’t always succeed, but I’ve noticed that if healthy things are colorful, they are more interesting to my kids. :)

Frozen blueberries, small sweet peppers, frozen peas:

I’m missing the color blue in this rainbow of food…how ’bout a blue tablecloth? 😉

For rainbow fruit snack idea click here. For a fun apple/peanut butter/marshmallow “mouth” snack idea click here.

Saturday at Sundance

Monday, October 1st, 2012

If you are in Utah in the fall, you must visit Sundance. These pictures don’t do it justice as many of them are just phone pics. It was so beautiful! We brought up a picnic and had fun looking at the many vendor booths. We didn’t ride, but for $10 a person you can ride on the ski lifts and get a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous changing leaves.

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