Sunday, September 27, 2009


A huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Today was the completion of the Primary Program. In the LDS world it's the most popular Sunday of the entire year. Grandparents come to see their grandchildren, parents who haven't set foot in a church house for the entire year manage to put on their glad rags and watch their child say their part and sing their songs. It used to be my favorite Sunday of all time until I got put in charge of it. Yes, a huge sigh of relief at the end of Sacrament meeting.

Now on to the rest of life.

I want to be able to enjoy these last months of semi-warmish weather before the long Logan winter hits. I know this is jumping the gun a little, but it is almost October after all.

Things I want to accomplish before the snow falls:
1. Find the garage, I know it's there but where?

2. Do something with the backyard. Borders, trimmings... it's all needed.

3. Go to a corn maze. I don't know why, but it's been awhile since we've done a corn maze. Every year I think we should go and then we don't. Such a simple things, why don't we do it?

4. Finish Christmas presents. ** explanation forth coming.

5. Walk around every possible evening with my husband before it gets too cold.

6. Remember my hobbies and why I like to do things. It always bothers me that I forget or neglect the things that I really like to do. I haven't played the piano in a shameful amount of time. I haven't done anything with a picture though I've taken tons. I've also neglected my journal and my blog (I know, what gave it away). I promise myself reform.

So let's talk about Christmas. This year David and I have decided to do something different. Instead of hunting around the stores trying to find the perfect item that either doesn't exist or is way too expensive, we're doing a homemade Christmas. So far we know what we want to do for siblings on either side and at least one and a half set of parents. Jury's still out on one of the possible gifts, but overall I'm excited. I've never been the type of person to just throw a gift at someone, it has to mean something. It has to speak to me, telling me it wants to go home and be given and appreciated. The world is full of "stuff". I want the "stuff" to have meaning.

So we're making gifts. And by we I mean me. David is excellent at helping come up with the idea, but let's face it. Craftiness is not his cup of tea. Even if it was he certainly doesn't have the time to do it. Wish me luck.


  1. Good for you on making gifts! I am going to try to make most of my gifts this year also. I have been having so much fun doing all sorts of projects. I will have to post some of them to let you see. Good luck!!! Congrats on finishing the program! I know just how you feel!

  2. Hey - we're doing a corn maze in a couple of weeks. Wanna come?

  3. To Tawyna... yes. Let me know day and time. always better with friends to get lost with.

    Debbie: I'm excited to see your projects!

  4. Hallelujah ! We made it. Now I can actually take a minute to look forward to General Conference. I'm excited that you're making gifts too--that's what we're doing this year but we haven't drawn names yet so I'm still in the brainstorming stage. I'd ask what you're making but that would ruin it for the fam. We'll have to swap crafty ideas sometime.
    Also- We need to play Settlers--I know your husband will say yes and you need a chance to actually enjoy the game. Name a night you're free and we'll call it a deal. We'll even make goodies (if that helps). :)

  5. K. We're thinking Saturday after next (the 10thish), but I'll let you know for sure!