Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Hobby!

So for mothers day my sister gave me a jewelry making kit, well two actually and I also went to Joann's and got some things. so I had alot of fun this week making bracelets. I have made four adult ones and I made three baby ones today. It is so fun to create something. I can see why people get so into hobbies like scrapbooking and such. I hope that I can use this talent to make fun things for friends and family and maybe make a little money too. Holy cow people sell these thing for lots of money. I have been looking on-line for sites that can give me ideas and patterns to copy and man some of the baby ones are pricey (like $50-100) We will see how mine turn out but I figure if nothing else I can practice and have some very fun gifts to give out when friends and family have new babies.

We also started to work on our back yard this week. This has been a tough decision for us since we don't really have the money to do it right now but we feel like we need to get started. So Jason priced out all the stuff we would need to get started and then when he went to get it it was almost $100 less then he thought. Blessings! We also rented a rototiller (sp?) and rototilled the back yard yesterday. I am sore and tired and I only did like 30 minutes. I am sure Jason is far worse off then me so I am trying not to complain. It will be fun when it is done but there is a lot of work a head of us. Maybe that is why we need to get started. We don't really know what our future holds so we need to be as prepared as possible right?

Well also this week in YW's I taught a lesson on personal records (journals) and the Bishop issued a challenge to our youth for the summer. there are five things they are to do. 1 Smile more 2. Read the Book of Mormon every day 3. Pray every day 4. Write in your journal everyday and 5. Bear your testimony at least once this summer. He didn't know when he issued the challenge that we were teaching the lesson on journal writing. SO I am going to try to be better at keeping a journal. I am not sure yet how I am going to do that, but I will.

I hope that you all have a great week and enjoy the weather wherever you are!

1. The wonderful family I came from and the one I am blessed to be a part of.

2. Rototillers!

3. Creating beautiful things with my hands

4. Hearing Tolson say "I love you daddy" and seeing Jason's face light up.

5. Good Friends , food and blackjack!


  1. I love this post. Count your blog as a journal. You are awesome!

  2. All of your top 5 are great but I especially agree with #5! :) Fun times!

  3. I ditto Jessica!! What fun! :) Your yard is going to look SO nice! If you need some extra hands helping...BJ and I LOVE doing yard work (crazy I know, but these kinds of projects are the most fun!)

    We'll have to keep each other going on the Bishopric's challenge...I'm determined to do it also, but not sure how well I'll do!

    You are an awesome friend and a great example! LOVE you and your family!

  4. Look at the wonderful friends you have. =) Doesn't get much better than that, does it?