Monday, July 27, 2009

~This is the one that Grandma made and gave to me. I just love it!

~Beautiful glass pearls

~The necklace clasp that is so pretty!

~ Matching bracelet

Here are some pictures of the finished delights! I had a ball with Grandma making these. She is so helpful and her ideas are great in her patterns. She also gave me a necklace that she made awhile ago. I am going to have a lot of fun putting these necklaces together with some outfits.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Visiting My Grandmother

I have been buys enjoying some time with my grandma. She had just recently bought a house this year in Nevada. She stays in Nevada during the winter and Colorado in the summer. This year she needed to stay in Nevada and finish some things on the house. So it worked out well that I could come and visit and see the new house! She loves beading jewelry. Every time I visit she spoils me and helps me make a beautiful new necklace. Today she took me to a great bead store. We picked out some pretties and hurried home to start a new creation! She could be a geologist with how much she knows about rocks! :) I'll post the necklace that we are working on when we are finished!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Very interesting story about three former terrorists.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I have recently looked up letters online from Abigail and John adams to each other. And have loved reading them! So very interesting and inspiring. There are a total of 339, just in the time of John serving at the Continental Congress (which was 1774-1777.) They wrote over the span of their lives over 1000 letters. After reading many I found this one that I really liked. The way he described the characters and his enthusiasm is so admirable.

You can find this letter and many more at Adams Family Papers.

Phyladelphia Septr. 16, 1774

Having a Leisure Moment, while the Congress is assembling, I gladly embrace it to write you a Line.

When the Congress first met, Mr. Cushing made a Motion, that it should be opened with Prayer. It was opposed by Mr. Jay of N. York and Mr. Rutledge of South Carolina, because we were so divided in religious Sentiments, some Episcopalians, some Quakers, some Aanabaptists, some Presbyterians and some Congregationalists, so that We could not join in the same Act of Worship.-Mr. S. Adams arose and said he was no Bigot, and could hear a Prayer from a Gentleman of Piety and Virtue, who was at the same Time a Friend to his Country. He was a Stranger in Phyladelphia, but had heard that Mr. Duche (Dushay they pronounce it) deserved that Character, and therefore he moved that Mr. Duche, an episcopal Clergyman, might be desired, to read Prayers to the Congress, tomorrow Morning. The Motion was seconded and passed in the Affirmative. Mr. Randolph our President, waited on Mr. Duche, and received for Answer that if his Health would permit, he certainly would. Accordingly next Morning he appeared with his Clerk and in his Pontificallibus, and read several Prayers, in the established Form; and then read the

Collect for the seventh day of September, which was the Thirty fifth Psalm. -You must remember this was the next Morning after we heard the horrible Rumour, of the Cannonade of Boston.-I never saw a greater Effect upon an Audience. It seemed as if Heaven had ordained that Psalm to be read on that Morning.

After this Mr. Duche, unexpected to every Body struck out into an extemporary Prayer, which filled the Bosom of every Man present. I must confess I never heard a better Prayer or one, so well pronounced. Episcopalian as he is, Dr. Cooper himself never prayed with such fervour, such Ardor, such Earnestness and Pathos, and in Language so elegant and sublime-for America, for the Congress, for The Province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially the Town of Boston. It has had an excellent Effect upon every Body here.

I must beg you to read that Psalm. If there was any Faith in the sortes Virgilianae, or sortes Homericae, or especially the Sortes biblicae, it would be thought providential.

It will amuse your Friends to read this Letter and the 35th. Psalm to them. Read it to your Father and Mr. Wibirt.-I wonder what our Braintree Churchmen would think of this?-Mr. Duche is one of the most ingenious Men, and best Characters, and greatest orators in the Episcopal order, upon this Continent-Yet a Zealous Friend of Liberty and his Country.

I long to see my dear Family. God bless, preserve and prosper it.

John Adams

Deuteronomy 6:4

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Bible Gateway NIV

Monday, July 13, 2009

Today I got inspired again, (which is easy for me :) I was at Target, browsing around and came upon the beautiful Shabby Chic bedding. The inspiration just flowed over me! A while ago I had been thinking about painting our bedroom set white. Our bedroom set is a light wood. My parents gave it to me when I was a teenager. It has a matching book shelf and vanity. So this week I have decided to have a go at it! I looked up lots of different Shabby Chic pictures to get some more inspiration and now there is no turning back! :P I'll be sure to post pictures of this new adventure.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Is America a Christian Nation?
Please watch this video below it is AMAZING! So much that we do not know about our founders and our rich history. Can anyone name more then four of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? Please tell me what you all think! :)

Content Search - In Touch Ministries - Dr. Charles Stanley 2009

Content Search
In Touch Ministries - Dr. Charles Stanley 2009

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Marie and I celebrated our birthdays yesterday. This was our second year not celebrating it together! We both find it hard I think. I love having a partner when I open my presents! Its hard having everyone's eye looking on while I am unwrapping. I had a very nice day though. Himicle and Nathan made dinner and dessert and invited our grandparents. My grandma Kathy's birthday is this month as well, so we celebrated hers a little earlier with mine. I was very happy to have her open her presents with me! Happy Birthday Marie!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Not that you cans see anything! Week 10!

Busy happenings around here! On Saturday the 4th, my air conditioner was giving me problems and sending out a horrible smell. I know I have a really sensitive nose right now, but this was REALLY strong! So I asked my brother Nathan and his wife Himilce if I could come over and stay with them until the air conditioner got figured out. It was so nice being able to be with them! They took such nice care of me. They FED me and FED me! The only sore party was our cats. I visited them the next day and boy were they cranky! Our little home was 97. I tried to make them feel better by putting ice cubes in their water, but they didn't seem to appreciate it! I ended up staying with Nathan and Himilce five nights and I am home tonight. It has taken all day to get the temperature back at a livable state. The cats are very happy and appreciative to have me home :P

We ended up not putting our stuff into storage after all and I am remaining here for a while anyways. I am thankful that I still have our place. Now I just need to make it homey again. We packed up A LOT of boxes, so I will put them all in Benjamin's office for now.

Baby update. Doing well, no morning sickness. I don't think I had it very bad! I am 10 weeks this week so I am thinking I skipped out on it! Which is perfectly fine with me! :) One very hard thing I had to deal with, was a bad bladder infection. I know it is common with pregnancy, but it has been so hard to get over this! I came down with it the day after Benjamin left. It kept me up three nights last week. I would start to think I was over it, but it would rear its head again. I think I am now feeling like a normal person again! :) I have drank so much cranberry juice! I am afraid my teeth are going to fall out! What's better to go to the doctor pay the medication or drink tons of cranberry juice and go to the dentist with many cavities? Ha! :)
I have more to post about, but I better save it for a future post! Don't want to use it all up in one :P

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Miss You

To my Benny. I miss you so much. I miss your hugs and embrace and your sweetness and laughs. And I miss all that black hair that is now shaved off :P These pictures help!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July! Thank you Lord for this beautiful country. Thank you for the laws that you established when it was founded. Thank you for your mercy and love that you bestowed on us. Allow this country to continue and never stop supporting Israel! I love you Lord!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Here are some roses I did a couple of weeks ago to make sure
I still had the right touch! :)

I picked up some cake decorating books yesterday from the library and it helped bring back the inspiration for cake decorating. Sometimes we need little boosts to help us out! :P I had put it away for a couple of weeks and I lost some passion and excitement. The books helped a lot! I am going to take another Wilton class this summer hopefully two. I am excited to learn more about gum paste and fondant. And also take the wedding cake class. I need the confidence for future weddings! Yikes!! :)