Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday to Mykla

Mykla on her first Birthday with her big haired skinny Mom.

I made both of these outfits Mykla is wearing. I even made those cute pom pom's in her hair.

Today is Mykla's birthday, it really seems that just yesterday I was in labor with her. Half the time I can't remember what happened yesterday, but I remember everything about giving birth to my first born 43 years ago today. I was in labor for 47 hours with her with out anything for the pain. I was only 18 when she was born, a baby myself, so I'm sure I was wondering what I had got myself into. But I soon found out that I loved being a mommy to Mykla she was such a sweet baby that learned very fast, walking at 8 1/2 months and potty trained at 2. When Mykla played she could create so many things. When playing with her barbies she would make the cutest houses out of shoe boxes, or play houses out of blankets. These weren't your everyday things they were something you would look at and say how cool is that. To this day Mykla can still create about anything she puts her mind to.

She's a great Mom to 3 wonderful kids, a great house keeper a great gardener. I guess you could say she's a great all around person, and I have the privilege of calling her my daughter. How blessed I feel.

Happy Birthday Mykla I love you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Five Generation's

Grandma Brenda, Mom Amanda, Great Great Grandma Johnston holding Mya, & Great Grandpa Gary.

Great Grandpa Gary & Mya

St.George in March

This last weekend Gary , myself, Garrad, Sydni, Brady and Kaiden went to St. George for a mini vacation. we arrrived at Lynn and Lynda's house in Toquerville around Noon, Lynda's parents were there. It was really nice to see them. Lynda had lunch ready for us. We ate and visited for awhile and then went on to Sun River where we stayed, On Saturday we ate breatfast at the diner at Sun River, and then check out all there model homes, then went to lunch at Apple Bee's and then went back to Lynn and Lynda's. Lynn took the boys and Sydni on a four wheeling trip that they really enjoyed. Gary wasn't feeling very well so he stayed back at the house with Lynda and me. I have been so blessed to have Lynda for a friend for 50 plus years. We became friends in the 3rd grade at the Park School.When we were 14 Lynda's family moved to Las Vegas. We wrote each other she came and visited and I visited her in Vegas. She stood in my line at my wedding. When she got married they moved to San Diego for awhile then back to Vegas, and then a few years ago they retired to Toquerville. Our friendship was aways there. How blessed I'm am. Lynda is such a wonderful example to me. She is a faithful member of our church and when I spend time with her it makes me want to be a better person. Thank You Lynda for always being there for me.

Here's a few pictures of our mini vacation.

Sun River

Kaiden in the Mustang golf cart

Kaiden ready for the four wheeling trip

Garrad and Syndi


Brady and Kaiden taking a break
from there Four wheels

Friday, March 13, 2009

This is a beautiful story of how one person can make a difference.

The Grocery Store Bagger
I found the following video clip about Johnny, the grocery store bagger, to be very moving. It is short, but it's amazing how one young Down's Syndrome bagger made such a wonderful impact on those customers lucky enough to have Johnny bag their groceries!

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Is this the way you see things?

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap"

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the Young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?"

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My friend Shanda Ross has a daughter with Autism, and is trying to raise money for a walk for Jaisha. This takes place every year for all children suffering from Autism.

Please check out my side bar, Jaisha and Autism and if you can donate to this cause please do so. For the first 3 that donate to this cause and let me know I will give you a homemade gift made by me. Love ya Jaisha!

My New Creations

The first purse I found the pattern for in a Better Homes and Garden magazine. I thought it was cute but was lacking something. I wanted one that was a little bit bigger and with more detail. So I came up with the other one I made it 2 inchs bigger and added a front pocket with leather trim. The strap and the sides are leather also. I added a material snap closure with a big button. I really like it. I think it will become my everyday purse.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I seen this on someone Else's blog and thought why not. I have had many wonderful things done for me in my life that people really didn't need to do. I think there have been times when I have also done things that weren't expected of me. So this is what I have planned.

Spread the Love
Here is what you do...the first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive, at some point during the year, a handmade gift from me. What it will be and when it will arrive is a total surprise! The catch is that you must participate as well. Before you leave your comment, type up a pay it forward post on your blog to keep the fun going. Then come back and let me know you are going to play and sit back and anticipate the arrival of your gift! Please leave your e-mail address linked to your profile or in your comment to me. Thanks and be quick!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Jona's Brother's here we come

Lunch at TGI Friday's before the 3D concert. Kalee & Kaiden were waiting for us at Gateway.
We parked the cars at the trek station on
10000 South and road it into Salt Lake City.
We thought the kids would think it was fun.
And they did.

Waiting for the show to begin.

The Grandkids after the movie with there cool
3D glasses on.The best news of the whole adventure
is..................................I didn't even get a headache.

Fun was had by all.