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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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Caramel Apples

One horn, one eye flying purple people eater caramel apple
I want my mummy caramel apple

Young Frankenstein caramel apple
(Alone, BAD - Friends, GOOD)
Purchased these fine treats for my boys in Idaho last week.

Trick or Treat

Halloween has come quickly this year. I remember being a little girl and waiting, waiting, waiting for Halloween to come, finally being able to carve my pumpkin on the front porch in American Fork with a steak knife with my sister and brother. Wearing a plastic barbie bride mask trick or treating and thinking that I had the prettiest costume. I remember trick or treating on the street where my sister Lori's friend Amy Mayne lived and a few houses down the street I ran across the grass to a doorstep and there was doggy doo all over the grass. Looking back I realize that there was no doo, the lawn had just been aerated, but whenever I drive down that street I can remember exactly how I felt running on that lawn. Nanny and Papa always had ziploc baggies full of candy waiting for us.
When I was in kindergarten I remember waiting outside of Greenwood Elementary for my mom to come from Bayly where she worked to take me home and dress me like a clown. Thank you mom for rushing to my school to make sure I had a fun day at school.
I remember living in Mesa AZ. when I was 3 years old and going trick or treating to a house where you had to go through their 'haunted whatever it was' before you got candy. I remember the candy was some chalky grape thing. Funny the things we remember.I can't wait to answer the door Saturday to all the little ghouls and witches and be able to giggle with my family at the sweet little trick or treaters.
Life is so good!
I think I love Halloween as much as I love Christmas, must be the great memories in my mind and heart of this great holiday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yo Yo ville quilt

This quilt is called yo yo ville by bunny hill designs, using of course Simple Abundance fabric line. Love it! Yo yos everywhere, and I thind the houses are adorable. Would you like to do this with me?

Friday, October 9, 2009

It is official. Cotton has his driver's license. He took the blazer to band and work yesterday and as he drove off I waited to see the uncontrollable smile on his face that we all had the first time we drove a car with no parents in the passenger's seat. Sure enough, as soon as he started to reverse out of the driveway I saw a smirk and then a full on smile beaming from his mug.

If the hat fits

Last night was the 2nd annual "If the Hat Fits" team meeting. Can I tell you that the Caramel apples were a hit and I loved seeing team members in their hats.Tanya and I cackling together.
Dannette, taking a break from casting spells.
These three showed off their new brooms.
Maren and I sharing recipes that contain eye of newt.
Brandy, wishing she was at home with her worlock.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I believe in Spring

My husband and sons attended the Priesthood session of conference last weekend and I asked Mike who spoke?, he answered "President Uchtdorf" (whom I have a crush on, that is a totally innocent, school girl crush and not something pertinent to this post, but I just felt so giddy typing his name I had to share)I asked what stuck out from President Uchtdorf's talk, and he told me that Uchtdorf shared this sentence, when he spoke about the hard times we may be going through - "I believe in Spring". I loved this sentence, and it gave me so much hope for what lies ahead.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Simple abundance

This fabric line makes me so incredibly happy I want to scream from the mountain tops, "Simple Abundance, Simple Abundance!". Carolee, Erin and I had a quilting Bee yesterday during the priesthood session of conference and we took a fieldtrip to 3 different quilt shops. Simple abundance was everywhere. I had purchased a charm pack a couple weeks ago and now the yardage is available. If you love fabric, I suggest you pick up Simple Abundance. Peace

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Our oldest son Cotton took this cutie to Homecoming. They had a fun time with the group they went with. I love seeing my children have fun with their 'experiences' of growing up. What a great kiddo.