Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jr. Jazz Championship Game

Austin's basketball team made it to the championship playoffs. They only lost one game all season. Unfortunately, Austin came home from school today running a fever, with a headache and not feeling all that great. But sick or not the game must go on!
Intructions from coach. Austin is the tall one...just kidding, they are all tall but he has the gray shorts on in front.On the bench waiting to go in. He didn't play a lot because he wasn't feeling good.
The game was close the whole way. The lead changed back and forth constantly but in the end, we just couldn't hit some key shots and made some poor passes. The final score...
Still, the team had a good season and came in second overall. Coach is taking them all to the Pie Pizzaria in Ogden next week to celebrate. Austin is already planning on playing for this coach again next year. As the coach gave him his medal ( My camera died for that) he said Austin was a great three point shooter and had played well.

Thoughts for the day

I received this e-mail from Han and I really liked it so I thought I would post a shortened version of it for the rest of you to read and enjoy-
A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked'" How heavy is this glass of water?"
Answers were called out and then the lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight but the longer I hold it the heavier it becomes."
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. The lecturer then recommended that just as with the glass of water, you have to put your burdens down for a while and rest before holding them again. Sometimes we just need a break.
I would throw a spiritual twist to this and say that this is one of the ways the atonement of the Savior works in our lives. We are never asked to carry our burdens alone. He is there to help hold our glass of water up and even to take the glass from us at times.
Here are a few more thoughts...
1. Always keep your words soft and sweet just in case you have to eat them.
2. Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time bacause then you won't have a leg to stand on.
3.Nobody cares if you dance well, just get up and dance.
4.Since it's the early bird that gets the worm...sleep late.
5. When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
6. We could learn a lot from crayons... some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
7. A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Friday, March 20, 2009

My latest project

I love to create. It is a very satisfying feeling to start with nothing but a piece of wood or yards of material and create something beautiful. Something that I have always wanted to do is learn how to quilt. Mostly the pieced together kind because that, to me is real quilting. Well, I finally decided to do it and I have been working on an americana quilt design that I found on the internet. I finally have it all pieced together and wanted to show it off. Yes, I am proud of my accomplishment thus far. I still have to pin the front, batting and back together and quilt it but here it is so far. This square is called a pieced star. The next one is called a dandy.I actually ended up making these twice because the first ones didn't come out big enough.
This is a log cabin square (I also had to do these twice.) and the next one is a starflower square.
Next we have the flag and all the sashings!
Put them all together and Tadaa!!
Having never done this before I think it is turning out pretty good. It definitely has been a slow work in progress but so far I have really enjoyed learning how quilt. I can see why quilts are so expensive...tons of hours of work goes into these! When I finish quilting it I will post a picture but don't be looking for it too soon!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Girl's Day Out.

We have been long overdue for a get together with Holly for a girl's day out but finally found a time that we could all go.Heather, Han and I drove down to Spanish Fork, picked Holly up then headed to the movies to see "Confessions of a Shopaholic." While waiting for the movie to start we got all our picture taking done. The movie was cute...better than I thought it would be. Definitely a good girl's day out movie. After the movie we all stood up and said "well, let's go shopping!" The movie did not cure us from wanting to do that! But first things first.... We were starving so...
We went out to eat at Wingers. Hey, where's my popcorn! Sorry Jenny, we were too hungry to remember to get some food pics, but the food was good! After lunch we went shopping although I recommend that if you go shopping in the greater Provo area that you don't go to the Provo Towne Center Mall (which is where we were) because there isn't much there in the way of fun stores. Our cameras were forgotten as we shopped so no pictures but we had a good time. I really think we need to have Girl's day out a little more often! Thanks for playing Holly!

Patrick meets the family.

While Heather and Clint went on vacation this past week, We kept Patrick here for them. Patrick is the new addition to their family. He is a chinese dwarf hamster...cute little thing, except when he bit me!

Patrick had a fun time rolling in his ball on our floor. The carpet was much harder to manuver on than the floor. At first Gizmo was just curious but then she decided it would be fun to push the ball around and we had to rescue poor Patrick! She was very jealous of any time I gave to Patrick.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Steve!

You've had a birthday shout hooray! We want to sing to you year older (ugh!) and wiser, too (definitely!)...Happy Birthday, To You!
I gave Steve a desperately needed new shaver, a DVD on the life of Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley and tickets to see The Scarlet Pimpernel at Hale Center Theatre in August.
He decided he wanted Indian food for his birthday and one of the best Indian food restaurants is Royal India in Bountiful. The food is fantastic...very authentic!We had the whole restaurant to ourselves when we first got there. We were all hungry and excited for this most delicious meal!
Please ignore the fact that I got my hair cut and it was very windy outside and I had no idea I looked so bad. Just pay attention to the handsome guy next to me.We had a curried vegetable dish, a mango chicken dish and a coconut lamb dish along with NAAN, which is an indian flat bread. It was delicious. We hadn't been to this place in a while and I had forgotten how wonderful the food is!Steve, chowing down!Mmmm...I can't wait to go there again!
We finished the night off by watching the movie Australia, which is a fantastic movie!
Happy Birthday to my Sweetheart! I love you!