Monday, November 24, 2008

Whew!!! Missed Me?

Well, have you missed me? I have not personally posted since Halloween. That was almost a month ago and Thanksgiving is upon us.

Where did the time go?

Well, since Halloween I have:

made Charlotte a winter coat -super cute!!, Jayce two pajama bottoms, one pajama top (couldn't find cute coordinating fabric), Grahm one pajama bottom (top still to come), started Charlotte's matching pants (for her coat), enjoyed General Conference, SUPER SATURDAY (thanks again Jason for cutting all the wood, yes it was involved cutting/shaping), scoured my kitchen (just so it will be ridiculously filthy Thursday night!!!), baked for the school bake sale, agonized over Jason's studying, missed him terribly while he hunted (which, by the way, I still don't understand. The only reason to be outside in the subzero is if the skiing is incredible and it was the only day I could go and maybe if the tickets were free, not to sit on a bucket for two hours waiting for Bambi - but I do love the Jerky - Thanks Honey!!!!), and slept (all of this made me terribly tired and I now go to bed before 10 - well except tonight!!)

Charlotte now has 2 teeth, she stands on her own, and does not need to nurse between the hours of 9pm and 7am. Where did my baby go?

Grahm has successfully stayed dry one night, and informed me he was wet in the middle of the night twice. It is progress, slow, but progress.

Jayce is loving school and enjoys reading. He likes to read the Magic Tree House books and the A to Z Mysteries. We are so glad he is home for the week!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Deer Hunt!!

Jason once again dug out his insulated overalls, hunter orange beanie and vest. He hunted up in Northern Wisconsin on some property of Dr. Navertel (a doctor and Marquette). I will need to pin him down for the whole story (cuz' I forgot it). I know there is something about subzero a bucket, a lung shot, some blood, and frozen deer. Here are some after pics.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Super Saturday Crafts

The purposes of home, family, and personal enrichment are to strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and to teach parenting and homemaking skills.Enrichment is a time for sisters to socialize, learn, and be uplifted.

Please come to Super Saturday where you will be able to socialize, learn and be uplifted. You will learn new skills to help with homemaking. Crafts taught will help make our homes an enjoyable place to be, will help save money on gifts, and help point our family's to Jesus Christ.

Super Saturday

November 15, 2008
Milwaukee City Branch Building
10:00 am


Please Come!!! Nursery Provided (please leave a comment if you will be needing the Nursery)!
A Tentative Schedule (we will be flexible that day!!!)
9am - Prayer, Wood Pumpkins
10am - Primitive Santa and Candy Cane
11am - Exploding Box
Noon- Lunch
12:30pm - eat and listen to a mini lesson and be spiritually fed
1pm - Jewelry/Glass Etching
1:30pm - Scarf
2pm - Framed Quote/Finish up the rest of your projects.


Please sign up here or at church to bring something yummy to share. We will be providing soup with bread bowls and hot cider! This is going to be so much fun, I am getting excited!!!

Free Crafts!!!!

We hope you enjoy this cute craft. These candy canes will add that finishing touch to a gift, your tree, a shelf, a table, (the possibilities are endless)! No need to sign up. These cute candy canes and tag have been antiqued for a vintage look. Please check them out on Sunday. Also, if you would like to make more, we will have extras, the cost is $1 for any sets more than the free one.

Come and assemble a gift for the sisters you visit teach. You can help spread some Christmas cheer! The tag reads: Blot out your troubles; absorb the Christmas Spirit!! This is tied to a roll of paper towels (so useful!!).

Craft #1 - Wood Pumpkins $4/Christmas Gifts $9 OR $3

Bring the colors of fall into your home with this set of Wood Pumpkins.
Please be on time to make this craft. The plaid fabric will differ from what is shown, a sample will be available to view at church.
Add these unwrappable gifts to your Christmas decor. The kiddos can't pick the paper off these.If I provide the ribbon and embellishments it is $9, if you provide your own ribbon and embellishments it is $3.

Sign up through comments!

Craft #2 - Primitive Christmas Decorations: Santa $6/Candy Cane $4.50

This adorable candy cane and Santa will be sure to make the season brighter!!
Teacher - Katie Lindner (unless baby Lindner decides to keep mommy to herself!)

Candy Cane - $4.50

Santa- $6.00

Post a comment to sign up, specify which craft and the number you would like!!

Craft #3 - Exploding Box - Scrapbook Project $8.00

Here is another fun and inventive way to display your pictures. When it is folded up as a box you have a delightful addition to your decoration, when opened it is a darling scrapbook. You can choose any theme for your box. I will provide the materials for a Christmas Theme and a Gender Neutral Theme (colors will work for boy, girl, family, etc..). Go here or here (click on the word here to be taken to a page with lots of ideas) for more ideas.
Sign up by posting a comment, list theme and number you want.
NEED TO BRING: Paper Cutter, bone folder

Craft #4 - Jewelry

Amaze all the women on your Christmas list with jewelry made just for them - or make something just for you. You will learn a new skill, yeah!! Please post a comment and specify which piece you would like to make and how many.

Teacher Janalee Thorpe
Chose from the following: Please note - all metal used is hypoallergenic (if you want sterling silver contact Janalee Thorpe directly

Baby Bracelets: $4.00

There will be a variety of beads available to make a bracelet to match that special outfit in any of the versions shown - or create your own look.

Adult Bracelets: $9.00

Choose large glass beads or metal beads. All smaller beads provided will coordinate with the glass beads.

Necklace: $7.00

The large stone will vary and smaller beads will be provided to coordinate with the stone.

Earrings: $4.00

Craft #5: No-Knit Scarf $6.50 (as seen on

Here's a cozy yet speedy project. Wow everyone with a handmade scarf this Christmas.
Provided for you: Cream Heavy Weight Yarn

You Will Need to Bring: If you want a different color - Bulky Weight Yarn.

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Craft #6: Framed Quote $3

What an uplifting addition to your homes decor. Choose Black or Brown and I will provide coordinating paper and ribbon. Choose your own colors and you will need to provide paper and ribbon. Click on quote to enlarge. You Will Need to Bring an 8X10 Frame. Please select a quote and color through comments, the version in the picture is also available. picture from

Craft #7: Glass Etching $1

Never loose a casserole dish again or make a wonderful gift for someone. You can also fill the casserole dish with a recipe and ingredients for an even better gift!! You Will Need to Bring a Casserole Dish (specify size) and gloves (check with med and dental students). Warning - the Etch Cream states that some Pyrex is not etchable - I etched mine fine, but just so you know. Please select a font in your comment and type the name you want etched (and remember you will be cutting your name out with an exacto knife, simpler might be best).Picture from