Mormon Messages

Monday, November 24, 2008

I can personalize your Christmas ornaments!

I have a professional vinyl cutter and can personalize almost anything for you, including Christmas ornaments.

I thought I would post a few ideas. The ornaments pictured here are ones that I purchased at the 99cent store, six for 99 cents. I think that they are about 3 inches across, so they are the bigger ones. I then added a bit of ribbon. I think that they would make excellent, inexpensive Christmas gifts that look very finished and not home made.

Vinyl can also be applied to wood, ceramic, glass, mirrors, etc. Think of the possibilities. You could personalize frames, jars, tiles, and more.

If you are interested, just let me know. You can either call me or leave a comment. The price would be $1.00 per word or phrase. I'm not supplying the ornament, just the vinyl that will be ready to peel and stick onto your ornament.

My vinyl colors that I have are white, off white, black, brown, gold, and a dark red. I have a lot of fonts to choose from also. I would be more that willing to mail orders.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Baking has begun!

All of my little chefs like to be in the kitchen to "help" me bake. It can be a bit hectic and crazy to have them all want to participate, but I'm hoping to create some great memories, and maybe cultivate an interest in cooking. Next up on our list of things to make: cathedral window cookies, pumpkin fritters, peanut butter balls.

Two on a Tricycle

Juliette would love to be able to ride this tricycle by herself, but alas her legs aren't quite long enough. She seems to be content riding on the back of the bike with her sister though.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Weekend Getaway

Last weekend Josh and I were able to enjoy a little vacation without the kids. We stayed in Cameron, AZ at the old trading post. It is north of Flagstaff and about 45 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in the middle of nowhere really. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little peace and quiet in a unique setting.

This was just outside our motel door in Cameron.

This is an old building used for a gallery in Cameron,

Here's an old bridge right in Cameron.

We went to the Grand Canyon and really loved the view and all that there was to see. This is a watch tower that was built in the 1930's. I loved the architecture inside and out. We were able to go all the way to the top and look out over the canyon. (please excuse my "tiny" jacket, it looks funny I know, but it was all that I had)

Inside the watch tower.

My favorite picture of the canyon.

Tiny jacket again!

My favorite picture of Josh at the canyon.

Monday as we were coming home we stopped at Sunset Crater Volcano national park outside of Flagstaff. It had snowed just a little and was already melting, but we got out and did a bit of walking and inhaled the clean mountain air for a bit.

It was a great vacation that I know both of us tried to make the most of, since I really don't know when we'll get the chance to get away again. Happy memories!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween '08

I saw this idea in Family Fun magazine and thought that I'd give it a try. Vellum placed over the flash makes for some spooky Halloween pictures.

In case you can't tell, Aleah is a witch, Alex is Darth Vader, Genevieve is a bat princess, and Juliette is Tinkerbell. We went to our ward's trunk or treat and had a great time eating chili, parading around in costumes and of course collecting our share of candy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October Birthdays

Aleah and I made this cute monkey cake together for her 9th birthday. It was chocolate and peanut butter with cocoa pebbles on the outside.

We had a fun Saturday celebrating Aleah's birthday. We went out for lunch, then to the Science Center downtown. (those pictures are on another camera, hopefully I'll be able to get them downloaded soon) After a couple of hours there we came back to the house for cake and presents.

We celebrated Alex's 7th birthday this last Saturday. We went to a little amusement park downtown that was for younger kids.

He wanted a checker board cake for his birthday.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Here we go again

Potty training is rough. We are going to get serious about it soon, since I can tell that it is time. Wish me luck!

Just Cute

Notice the shoes and socks. She put them on herself.

Family time

Adam and Brittany came to stay with us a couple of weeks ago. The kids absolutely loved being with them. They seemed to have fun just going along doing whatever we did.

Sad Sunday

I took these pictures of Juliette a couple of Sundays ago when she didn't get to go to church. She looks forward to going to church, but I had to stay home with Aleah since she was sick, so Juliette stayed home too, so that she could take a nap. She was not happy. I thought maybe she would cheer up if I took a few pictures of her, but that didn't work. She did enjoy looking at the pictures of herself after I had taken them though. While she was viewing the pictures, we also watched a few video segments of the family at the beach. She was so funny, she was wanting to put her swimming suit on and literally step into the camera to get into the water.


Finally, I think the weather has changed. I wait for this all summer long. The kids can now play outside and we are certainly enjoying it! This is Alex's first time up on roller blades. He was a little bit discouraged, but hopefully he'll try it again. (Don't mind the hot pink Barbie safety gear, it's all we had.)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Life's Little Blessings

Josh and I are excited to announce that we will be having a baby boy! I had thought all along that we were having a boy, but I had never guessed right before. We are so pleased. We have already decided on the name of Ian Joshua (for those of you in my book club, I was inspired by a character in one of the books that we read). I feel like this little guy will round out our family.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

This pretty much sums up our Labor Day weekend. Nothing much happened around our house, except maybe a little snoozing.

What are you up to Juliette?

You know your two year old is up to no good when she gives you a face like this. Another sure sign is when things are just a little too quiet.

Yes, this is paint on her face. No, it didn't come off.

We were ready to head out the door for church and discovered that Juliette had tried to make herself some chocolate milk. The chocolate powder was everywhere. Amazingly though, we were still on time for church ofter this little clean up.

What could be more fun than trying on daddy's shorts?