December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

I haven't been very good about posting this year.  It seems that other things have become much more important - my family!  I've been taking the time to enjoy this experience of being a grandma and still have children to parent.  So, forgive the lack of posts but know that I am enjoying life! 

I want to wish all of my friends and family a wonderful Christmas this year!  I have felt the love of my Savior in my life more this year than in years past.  I am trying more and more to incorporate His admonition to go and do good and I can tell it's making a difference in my life and the life of others.  I have been so blessed by being able to serve others this year. 

In a lesson that was given in our Relief Society meeting (a women's church group) at church yesterday we were admonished to be an influence for good in the world.  To make our presence known by the good we do.  I hope that I can do this more this year and that is one of my goals.  I believe that as Christians we need to show the world the way our Savior would have us live and treat others.  I am also hoping to do more with the genealogy in finding ancestors and learning about them.  I am planning on attending the Temple more so that I can be lead in the things I need to do.  So please forgive me if my posts become less frequent than they already are.  I just feel that these things need to take precedence in my life right now and that they will be a blessing to me and my family and hopefully to you my friends also.

So for now, I am wishing you all a very blessed Christmas and an wonderful New Year!!

December 11, 2012

Christmas Project of the Day

Today I made myself set down and finally get a project done.  I've been really enjoying this Christmas season.  I haven't really done anything much, I've just enjoyed it all.  So now we are at crunch time and here is what I accomplished today.  I listened to Christmas music and just enjoyed the Spirit of it all while I had fun and relaxed making these cute Aprons.  I'm an apron fanatic.  When I find a pattern I like, I just have to make it.  And these didn't even take a pattern.  So simple and fun!!

(Please pardon the fact that they are tied to one of my bar stools.  I couldn't find anyone to model them.)  I made for my Relief Society Presidency.   I got the idea from (where else) Pinterest.  Here is the Link that will take you to the website where I found them.  I think I will make a few more before Christmas.  I also think they will make a fun auction item for our Family Reunion this summer.

So tomorrow I guess I'm off to begin my shopping.  I am dreading this part and would much rather stay home and make fun projects.  I think my next fun item to make for friends is another idea from Pinterest.  They are these cute necklaces.  I will post pictures when they are done.

This the Season. . . .