Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Spring Break!!

This weekend was Spring Break and we spent it in San Diego, California!!!  We had a wonderful time except for the 30 minutes I posted about yesterday ;)  Thank you so much for all of your kind thoughts and comment from yesterday.  I started to respond to them individually and quickly found myself in tears.  So I read through them all, had a wonderful therapeutic cry and am now writting thank you  here.  You ll are the best!!    But now I am getting off topic again.  Let's get back to the fun!!!

We spent 2 days at the beach enjoying the sun, sand, and waves.

My kids are beach babies.  They could stay here forever ;)

The family that plays together, stays together ;)

On Friday we went to Lego Land!!   The kids had a blast!!!  Mini Land was my favorite.  So cool!!

Dad and the older three loved all of the roller coasters!!  

And Kami had fun on rides a little more her size ;)

And this one and I just strolled around the park.  She did amazing, and I think enjoys people watching as much as her mom does ;)

And we finished the day off with the Aquarium.  So cool!!! No surprise that these little fishes loved seeing all the fishes ;)

 While in San Diego we also visited the Mormon Battilion Visitor's Center and San Diego Temple.  My twin sister served her LDS mission here a few years back so it was exciting to go see where she was ;)

The kids especially loved getting to dress up like the Battalion ;)

 And the San Diego temple is just stunning.

All in all, an amazing family vacation.  Here is hoping we can go back some day :)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Our Families Easter Miracle

I hope you don't mind If I get a little personal this morning and share our experience from yesterday.  It just seems so appropriate on this Easter morning.  Yesterday, while playing at the beach in San Diego for Spring Break we lost Kamryn, our sweet 5 year old.  It was a look away for 30 seconds and she was gone.   She was lost for just over 30 minutes and those were the worst 30 minutes of my life.

She was found way down the beach looking for us by the San Diego Life Guards.   I can not begin to express my thanks that she was returned to us with no harm.  I am so grateful to the San Diego Police Department and Life Guards for their diligent efforts to find her.  I was so incredibly touched by how many wonderful people saw our distress and stopped their vacation and began scouring the beach with us.  There are still so many wonderful people in this world.  I thank each and every one of them!!

Last night, when Kami said her prayers she thanked Jesus for helping her find her family.  I know that He was with her while she was lost and that he was watching over her and keeping her safe.  I am eternally grateful for that.   I know that His love was with us while we searched for her, keeping us calm and giving us hope. He is Hope!! Whatever your Religion or Belief, I hope that you have a Wonderful Easter Day spent with those you Love and that it will be filled with the Hope and Peace of Jesus.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sewing Over Pins

Okay, I write in my tutorials all the time that you shouldn't sew over pins.  When I teach classes I tell my students not to sew over pins.  But I admit it, I sew over pins. Not all the time, but I do it.    I am one of those "do as I say not as a I do" kind of gal when it comes to sewing over pins.  And then this happens.

The pin was so lodged in there so tight I had to get a pair of plyers to get it out.  I am lucky I didn't break anything in my bobbin casing.  So ya, maybe I should do as I say as well ;)

Just thought I would keep it real this morning.  So how about you???  Do you Sew Over Pins???  Any of these type of experiences to share . . . Come on, tell us all, no judging here as obviously, I am the kettle :)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cleaning Up

I spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon and evening cleaning up my Sewing Room.  Things had gotten a little out of control in there :)  I figured I best take a picture of it looking all nice and organized because I am pretty sure it won't stay this way for to long ;)

Yes, I know I should have shot a before picture, but I "conveniently forgot".

Most of my time was spent rearranging the fabric.  I had to do a lot of refolding and then I switched things around a bit to make it a little more convenient to get to.  I am so happy with how it turned out ;)   (Sorry about the flash reflection, the joys of sewing in the basement with no windows ;)

Now I just want to get in here and start sewing but it will have to wait because today starts Spring Break!!!  It's going to be a bit crazy but I am sure it will be fun ;)
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Tax Day

Yes Indeed, for all of us here in the US, today is Tax Day.  We used to do our own taxes but I am happy to say that we now take some stress out of our lives and use a fantastic tax accountant.  And I had to smile this year when we got our taxes back and this is what was listed under Spouses Occupation.

Guess that makes it pretty official :)

Have a Happy Tax/Quilting Day!!!

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