Thursday, January 22, 2009

here is my crow  I have been working on. We got a new mac computer and I'm still figuring out all the buttons so please be patient with me. If you turn your head sideways you can make it out. lol.  I hope everyone being effected by the frigid temps are surviving. Utah has been unseasonably warm and no snow for almost 3 weeks. Which makes terrible winter sports activities. So we have been going to alot of movies. I loved Benjamin Button. Samantha has been playing around with the computer, and taking pictures of herself and distorting them. Love the pink streaks in her hair. 
She looks like an alien in this picture.
I had a little scare with Hillary. Her pap test came back with precancerous cells. But the doctor says nothing can be done until after the baby is born. but is telling us she thinks everything will be fine and not to worry. Yea right. I can handle alot but not cancer. But I'm telling myself it is not cancer and there are alot of treatments. Anyway trying to get through january. I hate this month. And I have been trying out alot of new recipes. My family are the taste testers. Some are keepers and others are garbage. I think that after we find out the sex of the baby I will try my hand at making some quilts. My Mil quilts so I will recruit her help on my next adventure. hope all is well with everyone. Love J

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A little this and a little that.

Here is a family picture my Daughter and SIL gave me for Christmas. I love it, and it is nice to have a current family photo. It has been snowing here. We have had about 9-10 inches this week, but today is 50 degrees because there is another storm coming in tonight. (The warm before the storm.)
This is what I have been working on. I have the crow body done but still working on the rest. The wings have been tricky. So I'm moving very slow.
This is my sewing craft room. I'm getting ready to move out. I have to move Hillary in here so She can have a bigger room and a bathroom for herself. This will give her own space so it will easier with the baby, and then later the baby can have her old room. The change begins. 
Hope everyone is having a great week. Love J

Monday, January 5, 2009

Well it is a new year, The kids went back to school Christmas is down and put away and life is returning to normal. Hillary is in the middle of morning sickness, forgot how yucky that is. and She is due July 25. We have been to the doctor and everything is going good. Here is a picture of the ultrasound. We will find out the sex in 5 weeks. 
Christmas was nice, It turned out to be a white one. And wouldn't you know with budget cuts the streets were not plowed and it was like a ice rink. It seemed like we ate watched movies and played wii and rock band for two weeks. I have become lazy with all play and no work. It will be sooo nice to get back to projects and routines, but I do enjoy spending time with family.
It has been great reading about everyone's Holidays. their traditions and thoughts on the season. I will miss it but it will be back before we know it. Anyway I think things are a little calmer so I will be posting more. Love always J

Monday, December 29, 2008


I hope everyone had a wonderful christmas! And as new years approaches I start to think what the new year will bring. I know that change is coming in my life, But life never stays the same long anyway. I took down one of my trees today, And every year as I wrap up the ornaments in tissue I wonder what changes there will be when I unwrap them next year. I guess I'm scared of change and what the future holds. This has been a trying year for my family for many reasons. It has also been full of blessings. I'm so grateful for where I live and my family. I live my life for them and without them I would just be so lost. I'm thankful that I know who I am and can stand up for my principals. As 2008 winds down and 2009 approaches I give thanks to Heavenly Father for giving me life and my Family. And I wish all of you HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  LOVE J

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


The tree is all up and waiting for winter to arrive.Even the girls are watching and waiting.
The decorations are up and taunting everyone.

The fireplace is ready to go.And the wanna be real snowmen are waiting.
The room is all cozy and waiting for hot chocolate.
And santa is on board also.
But guess what? NO SNOW!!!!! It has been 50 degrees plus for weeks. Come on I live in Utah, winter arrives in October here. I know everyone hates cold and snow. But I love it. Cant wait to ski, and wear cute sweaters. so uggggg. Think SNOW for me guys. I'M READY.  LOVE J

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I cannot tell you in words how much all your comments have meant to me. They really have lifted me up. I know all will be well and I thank my heavenly father it is the birth of a new life rather then the end of one. I was thinking about all that goes wrong and I thought she doesn't have cancer or was killed in a car accident so I will be thankful for the new life that will be in my life. I will focus on all the blessings that a little child brings with it and the joy that it will bring. I will be strong for my daughter that will need all the support that she can get.  I'm going to focus on Christmas and my family, and not worry so much about something that will not happen for a while. I hope everyone has a blessed and truly happy holiday season.  And I know I will stop and ponder the reason we have this joyous time and the blessings I have, In a troubled world full of heartache and trials, There is still so much to be happy and hopeful about. So happy Holidays and have a wonderful Sunday. Love j

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Hi Everyone!!! I have not vanished. just simply living in a nightmare at the moment. My 18 year old daughter is pregnant. I'm very sad, and trying to wrap my mind around all of this. I guess you never know what path life will take.  And it never is what you plan on. I believe god has a purpose for every challenge and this one will be a struggle for me. There are alot of things I'm so worried about. She is bi-polar and I'm worried about what pregnancy will do to her mental state. She has struggled since 6 years old. durning her life she has done wonderful things, like graduating high school was a very big deal for her. Holding down a job, and going to beauty school. relationships are so hard for her. I guess I'm venting, because I have to hold alot in, so her self-esteem does not suffer anymore. I can't even get angry or cry around her. So if I disappear for a while please understand. Thanks for all you friendships. love J