Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Peas and Summertime

It seems like we went from freezing cold to hot, hot, hot!
But that is o.k. with me because now the flowers are coming on, like
my sweet peas. They are wild things that have squeezed in everywhere.I found this darling little house at Tai Pan when they had their

tent sale for $15. I just love it.

I am finally in the mood to get our patio in shape again for the summer.
I wish I had an arboretum that looked like this wee house. I do have a
gazebo but it is way at the back of our yard and we don't use it so
I think I will have my cute hubby make it into a little green house.
It would look similar to this miniature house.

We now have one of our 14 yer old granddaughters here for the
summer and I have been helping her get ready for girls camp.
Oh my goodness, I had forgotten all the stuff you have to do
to get them ready. But it has been great fun.

I wish all of you a sensational summer!

I hope you wonderful women check out the blog listed before this one
and go the site that is listed. It is tremendous.

I am participating in Centerpiece Wednesday

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


My darling daughters and myself at my grandson's wedding last July.Two of my beautiful granddaughters
One of the Stylesisters and her daughter

Happy faces at the wedding.

Here we are again.

The crazy girls that I love to pieces

One of my daughters at The Style Sisters sent me something that I think is very worthwhile.
It is a blog that talks about how we see ourselves and how we can encourage our daughters to see their beauty within project: It is........project: In My Daughter's Eyes
Do check it out, it is inspiring.

I think sometimes we get so caught up with the things of the world that we forget that we truly are daughters of God and that we are made in his image. He must love us more than we can imagine and if in fact we are his daughters we must be pretty remarkable. I love the old statement, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." We have a great responsibility to encourage one another, to lift the weak and strengthen the weary. We are capable of great things and we need to look in the mirror with a different attitude. We need to love ourselves first and then we can love and help others. We can never be perfect in this world but we are all working to perfection and that can only come with the help of the Lord.

I have just been released from a calling (a position in our church) which was Relief Society President. As the president I was responsible for serving the women in our ward and our community. To be there when they were hurting, or needed food, or encouragement or whatever our Bishop felt they were in need of. I did not have to do it all myself. I had two councilors, a Secretary and many others such as, a Humanitarian leader, a Compassionate Service leader, an Activity Leader and many, many other women who lightened my load. I must tell you that it was three of the most difficult and glorious years of my life. Serving the Lord is what this life is all about. I have counseled with women who really struggle with their identity, who wonder how they will ever face another day with a difficult spouse, a wayward child, and sometimes loss of income and some who did not like themselves very much. I would always tell them, "Be the Best that you can be." Loving them was easy and I have seen some wonderful changes in their lives because they finally realized that they were special and had something good to offer to others. We shared our talents and had fun and exciting activities. We cooked, we sewed, we exercised, we read the scriptures, we served each other and our community, we worked together.

Women of the Blogging World......We can make a difference. I am grateful for all you wonderful bloggers that continue to offer good advice, encourage me to continue with my projects that make my home more lovely, push forward in my business and quite often bring a tear to my eye, a smile to my face and lots of laughter.
You are the best!!!!!

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