Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crafts, Vegas, and everything inbetween!

So I have been a craft maniac lately! I have been having a ton of fun with my sewing machine and finding any projects that I can make! A good friend from work, Mari, said that she would teach me how to make a rag quilt and I was so surprised how easy it was! The blanket is not for anyone in particular. I decided to keep it because it was my first blanket and it is so stinkin cute! The skirt is made out of an old pair of jeans and I am quite pleased with it (I was watching TV one day and someone was demonstrating how to making a jean skirt so I wrote down the directions and thought I would try it)! They were both supper easy and so much fun to make!

Dr. Swenson decided to take the office to Las Vegas for this big dental conference/convention. We were not going to have a lot of down time so we all decided to go down early so we could play a little bit! We stayed off the strip at a huge hotel called South Pointe and I totally recommend it (It is just south of the strip a few miles)! It was very nice! So we left Wednesday morning and go in mid afternoon time. So we took our time having dinner and then we rode 2 of the rides on top of the Stratosphere and that was a blast! Then we went and checked out the hot tub which was huge and the perfect temp! Thursday we did some shopping on the strip and just relaxed. The Conference started that night and we were in class from 6-9! Friday and Saturday was the same story but different times! Class from 8am-6pm with an hour lunch and 2 little breaks and then Sunday morning 8-12! It was a good conference and we learned a TON it was just hard to sit there and listen for that long! But I must say that they fed us very good and you know it was not cheep food either! They even had snacks for us during the breaks!
Friday night Dr. Swenson took us to the Cheesecake Factory and then we walked the strip a little bit and watched the fountains at the Bellagio! After the show, this kinda creepy magician asked us if he could show us a few magic tricks. Lets just say that all the girls grabbed there purses closer to them lol. And actually he was pretty good! I have now seen a street magic show! Then Saturday night after classes, a few of us went and rode the roller coaster at New York New York and went to a little diner for dinner! It was a good and relaxing night so therefore we spent about an hour and a half at the hot tub! It was all a lot of fun! Other than that everything is about the same... liven life and loving every moment! :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You want in on the fun?

Well you can! I am having a few friends over this Friday from 4-6pm and we are making cards and tags! We are all always needing birthday cards, thank you cards, get well cards and lots more (even Mothers and Fathers day cards!) so I thought I would let people come over and use my supplies and make homemade cards and tags for gifts! It is $1 a card and $.50 a tag. If anyone, who is around my parts, would like to come you are welcome to and bring a friend! Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day! :)

Here are some samples :) I picked some of my spring samples but there are many more!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tagged by Emily!

5 Things I was doing 5 years ago:

1. I was a junior at PCHS

2. Just finishing basketball season

3. Taking my siblings everywhere my mom couldn’t

4. Driving a truck (oh ya Em!)

5. My day began at 5am and ended sometime between 12-1am... haha I couldn't do that now if I tried!

5 Things on my to do list for today:

1. Work on my blanket

2. Clean the bathroom

3. Do something fun with my sweetheart

4. Get some good sleep

5. Get my oil changed

5 Things I would do with a million dollars:

1. Pay off Mike's school and my car

2. Get into a house with a yard, a garage, a kitchen table... I don't ask for much!

3. Buy my honey an airplane of his choice :)

4. Travel around Europe with my man

5. Do lots of crafts! (I'll do them with you Em!)

5 Places I have lived:

1. Bountiful, UT

2. Kansas City, MO

3. Colorado Springs, CO

4. Rexburg, ID

5. Provo, Orem, and Pleasant Grove, UT

5 Jobs I have held:

1. Office assistant (At my dad's dental office)

2. Worked at the front desk at Hampton Inn and Suites

3. Office manager at a dance studio

4. Dental assistant

5. Someday a mom :) (I have not had 5 jobs lol)

5 Things I want to be doing in 5 Years:

1. Be a stay at home mom :)

2. Be in some kind of house (condo, townhome, etc.)

3. Doing lots of service

4. Have my Stampin' Up! business up and running

5. Doing laundry, cleaning the house, taking care of the kids, running errands and cooking on a daily basis!

5 People I tag:

Afton T, Melissa M, Kellie B, Carissa R, and Lexi A

Monday, March 9, 2009

Counting Blessings

This month has been a great month so far! Not much has really happened but life has just been good! This morning my family got to talk to Logan before he flew off to Connecticut! It was so good to talk to him and to hear his voice! He is doing so well and is so strong and has inspired me to be better. I could not help but think about how good things have been for Michael and me lately. There are always challenges and hardships but often the good outweighs the bad. There are a lot of family’s struggling for many reasons throughout the world right now. All day all I could think about were the many yet simple blessings that the Lord had given me. It is true, once you are blessed, all you want to do is give back to the Lord and right now that is all I want to do. Most of all I am so thankful for the Gospel, my amazing and loving husband, and for a family is stands besides me! :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our February

A few weeks ago my dental office attended the UDA (Utah Dental Association) Convention up in Salt Lake at the Salt Palace! It was a 2 day convention where we attended classes and walked around all the dental booths! As on office we went to lunch one afternoon to Benihanas and it was Dr. Swenson’s treat.... it was so yummy! All us girls decided to sped the night up in Salt Lake and we got a hotel... well unfortunately the one we picked was not what we expected so to make a long story short, Dr. Swenson offered to upgrade us and put us up in the Little America! He was so sweet to do that! Anyways we had a great time on our girl’s night out! The girls at my office are all so sweet and we had a great time together!
Since then not much has happened! We are keeping busy as usual which is good. I am so proud of Michael, he is working so hard at school and is really working on his flying… I am so lucky to have him in my life! He brings me so much joy and happiness. Just when I think I have figured him out, he surprises me! The night I came back from the convention in Salt Lake, Mike had bought me some beautiful tulips and had cleaned the house, done all the laundry, and made us a steak dinner! Then a week ago, Mike treated me to breakfast, then we went to a movie, and we had a coupon to Borders so Mike let me pick out 2 books! It was all very simple but spending time together with no where to go and nothing to do for a day was great! I thank the Lord for sending him to me each day! I am truly blessed!
Last night I actually pulled out my new sewing machine that I got for Christmas and used it for the first time! I know it is bad that it has taken me this long to use it… oh well, I really was so excited to figure it all out! So I found a really simple pattern online for a baby burp cloth and for some baby booties! I know I have no one to make them for yet but I’ll be ready! They actually turned out pretty cute! I was quite proud of myself! I suppose that this is just the beginning of some really fun crafts! My Pappa was diagnosed with throat cancer back in December and so he had a surgery about 2 1/2 weeks ago where they took out half of his stomach and esophagus. He is having a really hard time and is not recovering like he was suppose to. The doctors told him he would only be in the hospital for 2 weeks and he is now going on 3 and he still has all the tubes that he started with (feeding tube, breathing tube, a tube draining his stomach, etc). He keeps having setbacks so we are praying that he will at least get the feeding tube out soon. He REALLY is missing eating and drinking! So my mom came out to help my Nanna because she has had a hard time. My mom understands a lot of the medical world just because she has delt with it so much in the past 5 years so she was able to help her understand what is going on. We were lucky to have her some down on Tuesday night! She spent the night and then on Wednesday we went to lunch, made Logan some treats, sent him a box, and then I went back up to the hospital with my mom and we played some games with my Nanna in the waiting room! On the way up to Salt Lake I saw the most beautiful rainbow I have ever seen! It was the first time I had ever seen a full rainbow and it was just huge! I didn't get a picture of the entire thing but I got some of it. I am a sucker for the weather and sky and when I see such beautiful sights like that, I think my Father in Heaven for the simple things in life!