Teacher Appreciation

Originally I had planned on do a different door completely! I was going to copy a door I found on a website had posted on Facebook. I even got Home Depot to donate the things I needed. Last week I thought I should do a Hawaiian theme since this teacher went to school there and met his wife at BYU Hawaii and he will use "Mahalo" (thank you in Hawaiian) in class. I put it off, I had everything. Well, this morning I decided to change it to the Hawaiian theme. I had it all worked out in my head. I knew what I wanted. It didn't turn out the way I wanted exactly but I think it worked well. Mahalo Nui Loa, Thank you very much. I told LeMira, the parent council president that I was not very creative. She bawks at that idea now. I may have gotten myself in trouble. LeMira, made the pail and shovel and the banner. Journey made the sand castle. Lots of encouragement and it was done and hung. Not bad for a "last minute" idea.

Dino land

I ahve become addicted to Pinterest and found this She gives a great tutorial!

I thought it would be PERFECT for Bryan who had gotten a great T-Rex for his birthday a few weeks ago. So I decided to tackle it. I really didn't know if I could pull it off. WALLA!!! It worked fabulously, if I do say so myself. I used a reddish brown primer so mine is more of a red than hers but I like it!!

I have discovered that the "great stuff" insulation foam stuff is incredible! Fun to work with but also infuriating at the same time. Yes, that CAN happen. It puffs up when you walk away and when you come back your case won't close. So, I had to do a lot of trimming. I made TWO of these. One is for a white elephant gift. The party I am going to isn't the "normal" gag gifts so I thought I would go with the envy gift this year. Or so I think. Haha. Everyone has kids or grandkids,…

Goodbye Nala (graphic warning)

The past 22hrs have been excruciating. 22hrs ago we were sitting down to a late dinner after helping buck hay. Ramen Noodles, the dinner of champions, ya know. We heard this HORRIBLE noise. None of us had a clue what it was. Someone said "It sounds like someone is dieing. Little did we know it was OUR dog! Scott went out to investigate. He was gone for a few minutes and when he came in, he had this look. I said "Do I need to come?". "yes" was the answer I popped up and threw shoes on. When I went outside I saw a car in the middle of the road with a dog BEHIND it. My thought was it was Danny and Nala was sitting there worried. When I went up the boy (17) driving said "she ran out in front of us". It took a minute to realize he was refering to my dog. She was on the ground mangled. Her back legs were a twisted mess. Not much blood but you could hear her troubled breathing. I thought the problem was just her legs. Later I found out di…

What is wrong with her?

So, I noticed this one and the other buff orpington that is similar in size is like this. Is she molting or is it mites? So bizarre. I noticed the bald spots when I was dusting with DE the other day. My daughter took pictures while I held her. So strange!

He or she?

I am posting this mostly to draw my chicken friends to. I want to see if anyone has an educated guess on if this is a Roo or a Hen. It is about 7wks old. A heritage bird. Mom is a black sexlink but not sure what dad was. That is all the info I have.

Editted to add two more pictures. Inky is with the smaller chicks in the other pictures. Here are two with him and two different easter eggers. The feet are the same size as the one in the door of the brooder. They are approximately a week apart maybe a week and half. I don't know for sure. I guess it could even be two weeks. ???

and yes that silly chick pooped on my dogs pillow. The cat sprayed it already, so I guess it is covered now. :(

I love spring!

Out my side door facing west! This was this morning about 7:20AM. I am surrounded by beauty! I am thankful for the beauty of this earth! We are so blessed by a Loving Heavenly Father to see green and trees, flowers etc. of course they are not without the snow and rain. This may be a telestial world but it is beautiful to me, what a gift!!!


Lately, I have been feeling down on myself. I've gained 10lbs since moving but I LOVE junk food so I haven't been really motivated to do anything.

After talking to a friend I decided to start running again. I asked Scott for new shoes for my birthday so I could get started with some new shoes, not run down ole things that I have had for a few years. I went into Runners Corner in Orem and they told me about some "new" shoes. When he said there are fewer injuries and easier on the knees, shins and ankles I REALLY wanted to like them. He called them ZERO DROP He had me wear a normal Asics like my old one and one of the Alta Instint. I immediately noticed the difference. I was SOLD!

After my first jump on the treadmill I had NO pain! In the past the first set of intervals had KILLED! This time, none! No knee pain, no shin pain, nothing! I wasn't even sore the next day! GASP! What was I doing wrong? No pain no gain, right? WRONG! Today, I turned 37 a…

Crayon box?

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Nah, couldn't be.....

Absolutley is.

Liberty has found the crayon drawer. She loves to move them from one place to another. So fun to watch. Yes, I know I need to move them. The worst she has done is throw them away. These pictures are a few months old. I got a kick out of her thought process.

Monster Egg

One of my chickens layed this monstrosity! Bigger than an AA battery and had two yolks. I can say it made a wonderful spinach, tomato and cheese omelet!


Sorry, the pictures were lost. The egg was about 1/2 nch taller than a AA battery. I loaded the pcitures into picasa while there was a virus. I hit "Blog this" and it didn't post. Scott had picked up a virus and couldn't get rid of it. I lost the pictures when I left the picasa window open when I went back to an earlier date on the computer (forgot what it is called). So I lost about 40 pictures. Sigh!!!