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Wife of Mountain Runner Mike,mother of Cotton, Tristan, and Justus. Lover of family and friends. SuperStar Director of an awesome Scentsy team. I can bake a beautiful loaf of bread, and love making my house a home. Come and sit a while.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Today Mike and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. We spent the entire day at the rugby field watching Cotton and Tristan play hard. The sun was out and it wasn't too chilly. We had a great time and Mike couldn't have asked for a better day than watching his sons play rugby and I was happy that my sons had their scrum caps on (Coach Collin calls these "Mum" caps because the boys only wear them so their mums will let them play rugby). Happy Anniversary Mike, I love you, what an adventure it has been so far!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's a wrap!

I am excited to sew up a few WRAP skirts for Spring! I remember being in grade school and a wrap skirt was the bomb.
These are the three fabrics I will use. I cant' wait to tie on a wrap skirt, slide into my flip flops and enjoy warm weather.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Today our family was able to attend the dedication of the Draper, Utah Temple. We went early hoping we would have an opportunity to be seated in the Celestial room and we were able to! What a wonderful experience we shared as a family sitting in the Celestial room of the Temple and standing when our Prophet Thomas S. Monson entered followed by President Uchtdorf and President Bednar.
I had the opportunity to chat with Sister Julie Beck the General President of the Relief Society in the restroom and listened to her speak during the dedication as well.
I will tell you that I will never forget this opportunity and I know my family will cherish it too.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Wonder Wallet

Wow, that was the longest I've gone without blogging. My sister sent a cute pattern home for me with my parents, it is a darling wallet and you can make 2 out of one fat quarter! I put this one together last night quick and I think they will be so cute to give to the Young Women at girls camp this summer. I want to find something to put in each wallet that the girls will have to remind them who they are. The scripture for 2009 includes be thou an example. I'm off to Deseret book to look for ideas. Thanks sis for this fun pattern.
The pattern is Wonder Wallet by Lazy Girl Designs.
P.S. The Easter Bunny is here to welcome Spring to my house.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcome home!

My mom and dad have been snowbirds for the past 5 weeks. They took their trailer to Phoenix and soaked up the sun and spent time with my sister Lori and her family. I am glad they went and had fun, but I sure am glad they are back.

Isn't this such a sweet prom pic of them?


Tonight we are having a team meeting for Scentsy and I put together these cute washcloths to give away with a Grapefruit Blossom room spray for a door prize drawing. I have made green rolls to take too, you know for St. Paddy's, something green. Hope you can come!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Dew

I purchased a WONDERFULLY INSPIRING book yesterday. Saying it Like it is by Sheri Dew. Can I tell you that every single quote I have read so far is a testimony to me of my Savior's love for me and every other woman.
I have loved Sheri Dew for many years, infact I had the opportunity to meet her with my friend Carolee years ago and I told Sister Dew that meeting her was better than meeting Donny Osmond (I think she liked that comment).
Each quote is paired with a picture and some of the pictures have special meanings to "The Dew" she lists these in the back of the book and tells their significance to her.
Challenge #1 Please find this book and purchase it for yourself and your family and set it in a place that everyone can see it each day and read a quote from it. I love it!

Qoute from page 49
We are here to influence the world rather than to be influenced by the world. If we could unleash the full influence of covenant-keeping women, the Kingdom of God would change overnight.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Friday I had the opportunity to serve at the Lindon cannery. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has opportunities where people can make appointments to serve at their cannery, dry pack cannery. We produced vegetable soup. I watched missionaries who work at the cannery bring in 50# boxes of potatoes, wash them, put them into machinery that peels the vegetables, then ingredients go into the cans, hot broth added, lids adhered and the date printed on each can and then into pressure canners. I served for 2 1/2 hours and 5,000+ cans of soup were produced while I was there. I love going to the cannery, I was so excited to go.

On the funny side of it all while working, I started whistling the theme song from AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and waited patiently for Richard Gere to come and take me away from reality of veggies, broth and barley, he never came, so I started whistling SHE WORKS HARD FOR HER MONEY by Donna Summers - giggled to myself and knew in my heart that no one in the cannery was feeling as much joy as me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Last week I took a trip to Farmer Grant's garden center and purchased seeds for my garden. Just being in the atmosphere dirt, seeds, plants, flowers and sweet Farmer Grant himself made me so excited to plan for my garden.
The squash and cucumbers I will start inside in Jiffy pots, as for the carrots and beans, they will go straight into the ground the Saturday before Mother's Day.
We will never regret taking the time to plant a garden.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lillie Larue's mirror

I am trying to incorporate this mirror that belonged to my Great Grandma Jones into my house and by George I think I got it. I had it in my bedroom for a while, but I didn't like it there. Today, while trying to entertain myself so I would stay at home I tried it in my entryway and it works. I wish my sister was here to help me, wink, wink.