Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Last night for Family Home Evening I came up with a new version of hot potato for us to try. We all sat in a circle and passed around a small pumpkin instead of a potato. I turned on some music, let it play for a minute or so then turned it off again. In regular hot potato games the person holding the potato (or pumpkin) would just be out. But in this game the person holding the pumpkin gets to draw one thing on the pumpkin. An eye, a nose, an ear....whatever they want. (James pointed out to me that everyone will want to hold on to the pumpkin as long as they can instead of passing it on quickly. He was right. But usually a quick reminder was enough to get the pumpkin going again.) After drawing on the pumpkin that person takes a turn at running the music. We had them turn away so that they couldn't see where the pumpkin was. It helped to keep things a little more random.
This is what we ended up with:
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
My name is Aimee. It is the french form of the name Amy and means beloved. I've always loved that it is french! And spelled just a little differently. My parents really liked the name Amy, but then saw it spelled Aimee and liked that even better. Growing up I rarely ever heard of anyone else named Aimee. Just lots of Amy's. My mom even cut out a picture from the newspaper in 1983 showing the family of Ferdinand Marcos, including a niece named Aimee who looked like she was about my age. I still have the clipping. In the last year or so it seems that I've run into all kinds of Aimee's. Even one with the same maiden name!
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Monday, October 19, 2009
I've had lots of fun just looking at all of these different scraps! Thank you Sew, Mama, Sew!!!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I wasn't going to blog about my birthday, but I've had some really nice thoughts today and wanted to share them. Mostly I've felt very loved. Encouraged. Liked. (which is very different from being loved I think, and just as nice.) And thought of. I don't quite feel deserving of all of this, but I'm very grateful for it.
The picture is of a card I received. It's so lovely. Inside was a quote from Louisa May Alcott. It fits me so perfectly that I had to make it part of my blog. It's at the top of the left sidebar.
Thanks for loving and liking and thinking of me today! It's been a very nice birthday!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
I love this little quilt! My girls use it for their dolls, but sometimes I just like to pick it up and look at it. It always makes me smile!!
I sorted out the puzzles and they are now stored in the top of the closet where little people cannot dump them out. I took everything else out and the only thing that got to go back was our bocce game. Don't you love that carpet? I think it must be the only place in the whole house that still has the original carpet.
Now if I can only keep it from turning into a dumping ground again, all will be well! Next week I'll move up a little higher in this closet and organize a shelf or two.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
My question for today is:
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
President Thomas S. Monson
My goal was to get rid of at least one box.
I got two!!! It seemed like such a daunting task, but when I started out thinking that I didn't have to do it all at once it wasn't so scary. I actually had a hard time stopping at just the two boxes. But I really had to move on to other things.
For next week I'm going to do more clearing out. Maybe another box, or maybe stuff from some other part of the house.
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