Monday, February 27, 2012

Homemaking Lesson

Sunday was my first time teaching YW...and the lesson was on Homemaking (lesson 7, manual 1). Turns out, I am NOT a good homemaker. I am 100% sure that this lesson was NOT meant for the girls to hear, just for me! Anyway, I made these adorable paper sack purses for my girls (I am over the Mia Maids). I filled them with ordinary purse items; gum, chap stick, antibac, and a little sugar( I had old V-day nerds). We talked all about these purses and how we need to "fill" our purses with real skills and knowledge. I used Inkablinkas lesson plan printables. A heart, temple, sun, and broom...all cut out on colored card stock with the relating message. The lesson was awesome, and we ended with delicious banana chocolate chip bread.

The purses turn out cute and were actually fun to make!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Beginnings

Our wards New Beginnings was last night, and it was the best New Beginnings ever!! Our YW presidency just got called a few weeks ago, so have been working like crazy to pull this off. We wanted it to be a bit over the top in cuteness. It was a huge success and we even had our cute investigator that is 16 come and say she would have never wanted to miss this!

I made super yummy chocolate cupcakes with coconut cream cheese frosting.

I also made these super cute marshmallow fun, and everyone loved them!

I made little place holders for the name of the dessert.

We had wedding cake balls, and buttercream mints on this beautiful stand form the HL!

I made a theme banner too!

Isn't beautiful???

We ordered this awesome poster from (i think), and we made tons and tons of these cute flower rosettes. They are my new favorite thing to make!

I glued button, rhinestones, and pearls in the middle of some of them, and we used some doilies too.

I made bright yellow star suckers and put them in this cute tin from HL.

My Mallory is going to be a new beehive this year, so she came with me. She is so so cute! We did new beehive spotlights.

This was the front table where we talked. I talked on Personal Progress.

Yummy pretzels too!

...and White Chocolate Lemon Truffles! YUM!

I made adorable pixy stix wand for all the girls. These are my fav!

Here we are...we were so glad it was almost over!

This is all of our girls afterward! They loved the wands.

Mallory, having a sugar party! She was so excited for this.

Valentine's Day

My little Valentine, Hallie. She is 7 months!!!

We had to hurry our Valentine party along because I had to be at Young Women's, and Michael was out of town so I had to take all the kids...don't worry, he got me lots of Twisted Silver!!! LOVE IT!

Mallory, so cute!

She got earrings and bracelets!

Little Jillian got a cute necklace (that she has since broken...I hate buying her things), and a cute little jewelry to hold her broken jewelry.

We had Cherry 7-Up, and chili! Whenever Michael leaves we always make chili. He hates it and the rest of us love it!

We made yummy Valentine sugar cookies too and a delicious new cinnamon popcorn. LOVE!

It was a busy, crazy, fun day...minus the fact that on the way to school I got a flat tire and spent all day at the tire fix-it store!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


We took a quick trip to Utah last week to visit Michael's family. We haven't been there for a year and a half, and we know why!!! It is FREEZING for us Arizonians, and we HATE dealing with the snow. On the other hand, the kids LOVED the snow! They couldn't wait to get there and play in it. Logan is asking where all the snow went!

The girls loved playing with all their girl Utah cousins! I wish I had this many girl cousins!!

They played for a few minutes than ran back in...think they were cold!

Cute Girls!

It was snowing as we were trying to pack the car to leave. That was fun!

Snow Baby!

They even made a snowman. It was decorated the day before!

I think Logan could play in it all day. We would need snow clothes though.

We really went for Michael's oldest nephew's mission farewell, but ended up not being able to stay for Sunday. We had to drive home then Michael had to keep going on to Tucson, for 5 more hours. NOT FUN!!!