Monday, November 30, 2009

It's almost done....

Shortly after the ground breaking my middle child and fiestiest daughter came home and said, "Mommy can we sing the secret duty song?" It took me a few minutes to figure out what she meant and it makes my heart almost leap out of my chest to hear her sing, "I love to see the temple." Now you can understand every word when she sings it since she's four now. Listen to the song here! We have visited the site every chance we get and have only been to Langley once without stopping by to see how the construction is going. Check out the street view on Google maps too! Love it! Vancouver Temple Public House will be Fri Apr 9 - 24, 2010 (Except Sundays) Cultural Celebration: Saturday May 1, 2010
Dedication: Sun May 2, 2010, three sessions (9am, 12 noon, 3pm)
You are invited!

I love to see the temple.
I’m going there someday
To feel the Holy Spirit,
To listen and to pray.
For the temple is a house of God,
A place of love and beauty.
I’ll prepare myself while I am young;
This is my sacred duty.
I love to see the temple.
I’ll go inside someday.
I’ll cov’nant with my Father;
I’ll promise to obey.
For the temple is a holy place
Where we are sealed together.
As a child of God, I’ve learned this truth:
A fam’ly is forever.

© 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry.
Doctrine and Covenants 124:39–41

Manghi Burger

I tried to capture the totem pole thing the children have been doing lately and giggling wildly. Marvin is the bottom bun and Asia is the meat. Avalina is supposed to be the cheese but she wouldn't cooperate for the photo of course. That is their version of a burger on the couch. It looks really cute when they are all horizontal one on top of the other. It makes me forget completely that a mere two minutes ago someone was screaming, someone was crying and someone was pushing and calling names and I remember to loosen my grip around their scrawny little necks that i sometimes want to snap like a twig, oops another inner though leaked out. My mother always said, "God makes them so cute so you won't kill them." I must have been very naughty.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baja Breeze I miss you...

Here's part of a set I did at the Saturday Crop-A-Lot last weekend in Langley. I love these colours and was delighted to use up the rest of my Frosty Day papers even though I will miss them. Here is what you can do with one sheet of double sided patterned paper and a few hours. I cannot seem to turn these photos because my computer is acting strange but i will post them anyhow. Cock your head to the left hand side when looking at the first two images! Thanks to Lisa for teaching me about the Snow Writer. Thanks to Jessica for showing me how to use the Peel offs. This set was a big hit and so was Roland's carrot cake and pork tenderloin. I used the Snowflake Sizzix Die and Stampin'Up!'s famous Top Note die as well with my Big Shot! On top of the snowflake is white Shimmer Paint. I was delighted to finally find my ribbon box and a roll full almost of Baja Breeze striped thick grosgrain! I am officially out of Real Red grosgrain ribbon. Thanks Karina for using your own on your card! I love the look of the Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon and it's on the Clearance Rack right now! The new Stampin'Up! ornament punch makes quick cards a snap especially when combined with the Delightful Decorations set used in two cards here. The patterned paper I chose for this set has Baja Breeze and White swirly snowflakes on one side and Stripes as you can see on the other. Thanks for looking!

Calendar Countdown with Chris

Look what I made at Cherish the Thought with Chris! Don't you just love it! I do and it's on my refrigerator at this very moment. I plan to make a few more but not quite as fancy. I better do it quick like before time runs out. I can't believe it's only 26 more sleeps until December 25th! This project has a lot of sparkle and glitter but i couldn't get it to shop up in the photos. Too bad, it's what made me go, "WoW!" when i first saw it and signed up on the spot.

Dunja's Dasher Class

Quick, Easy and Elegant is the name of the game with this Dasher stamp for only $10.95! These cards use Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Stampin'Up! designer series paper called Merry Moments! Love them!

Easy 5 flower punch Christmas Card

I used my Priceless Stamp Set and some clear embossing powder plus my Stampin'Up! bone folder and some green Rhinestone brads to jazz up this paper pointsettia.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward photo

You can see his blog here!

hmmmm Film Library

I started a new position with slightly better hours. I miss my coworkers and the job i was good at. I miss being the know it all and hearing familiar voices and dealing with familiar problems. I don't like the stale environment with the tedious work i am hoping to become better at with smaller margins for error and the people who smile and say yes even when they don't understand you. I am having some trouble keeping up. The children love having me come home and are eagerly waiting with stories in hand, teeth brushed, pajama clad under the covers at least until they hear my key in the lock. It is easier to get up in the morning not working so late in the evening. If one more person from ER x-ray hugs me i might cry AT WORK. They have weird snacks in the film library and lots of demands. No time for Facebook, boo hoo. Get used to it. At least i am not far away and I don't miss Jean! 90 days to change my mind if i need to.

November Eleventh

Pat turns 41
Phil turns 36
we all remember veterans
no work for me today
thank-you to those who kept us liberated and liberated others
Yhong is very pregnant
All You Can Eat at Kingsway Sushi
pretty good
Mom AND Dad came but wouldn't sit beside each other.
Avalina screamed as the good behavior window closed
Anastasia made chocolate cupcakes that didn't get icing on them before they were mostly eaten
Ama had to park really far away
Phil and Pat shopped C&L
Lots of books for presents plus movies too.
another rememberance day over and done with