Thursday, October 28, 2010

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
-Henri Matisse

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Life offers you two precious gifts—one is time, the other freedom of choice, the freedom to buy with your time what you will. You are free to exchange your allotment of time for thrills. You may trade it for base desires. You may invest it in greed. . . . Yours is the freedom to choose. But these are no bargains, for in them you find no lasting satisfaction."

-Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Every day, every hour, every minute of your span of mortal years must sometime be accounted for. And it is in this life that you walk by faith and prove yourself able to choose good over evil, right over wrong, enduring happiness over mere amusement. And your eternal reward will be according to your choosing."
-D. Todd Christofferson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

sarah watching the ducks at the park....

i love her hair...i love her arms lifting in excitement...and i love that Sean wanted so badly to feed the ducks that day and i forgot the old bread - when we got near the lake he was ecstatic that someone had left a half eaten bag of cheezits! (the ducks were probably happy too)

paris old earring

Friday, October 15, 2010

Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
The first one said, Oh, my it's getting late!
The second one said, "There are witches in the air.
The third one said, "But we don't care.
The fourth one said, "Let's run, let's run!
The fifth one said, "Isn't Halloween fun?

Then Woooooo went the wind
And OUT went the lights.
And five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"In truth, we “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We are all in need of mercy. In that last day when we are called to the judgment bar of God, do we not hope that our many imperfections will be forgiven? Do we not yearn to feel the Savior’s embrace? It seems only right and proper that we extend to others that which we so earnestly desire for ourselves."

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf,

Friday, October 01, 2010

the Bead Room has been revamped....

a sweet gifted high chair for my Bee that
this is the first thing I see when I step down into the room.
entrance into bead room -
hanging - a sweet bird mobile Christi made me!
and a lovely very very old Victorian print of a husband
and wife
with their new baby that Royce bought me
 long ago...I think
I was expecting Ryan at that time.

Shelves from my childhood hold lots of memories from
my childhood, or my children's childhoods and
maybe even
those of a few know who you are!
art from Ryan and Sean from years ago...along with
and wings and more favorite things!

ugly air conditioner tying to be hid

there's a bowl that belonged to my grandma filled
with shells from Walmart...
we never found shells that looked THAT good out here on
the central coast. And next to that, a
painting i won in a contest at the fair once. 
it's a pretend window out onto my beach.
the "scripture of the day" board....that one has been there for
one i rely on alot.
beads, beads and more beads....but surprisingly, there's
 really never enough

Robin, the 2 tier tray isn't just for cookies
anymore.....make way for other treats!!

Laura Webster brought me tons of treasures from
her friend Angelica.
I love looking through them and finding ways to organize them.
i have noticed while
going through Angelica's collection
 that "bead people" tend to collect similar things...
odd things like tiny plastic toy seals, and broken earrings,
 tiny pieces of sea glass saved
in jars, bits of chains, etc.
 it has been a wonderful way to relax.

Caleen's of the many pieces that are in
this it.

more kids art...but mostly favorite cards people
 have sent me.
the colors inspire me and the love
makes me feel happy.

sunflowers remind me of someone i really
really love and miss....

this little bear is tired of summer too and
 can't wait to wear
her fur coats....soon, please be soon.

yes, vegetables and fruits even
 inspire me!!

Caleen again feeding my need for
the ocean...

very first bracelet i made about
8 years ago....aww.....

I am happy right here!!!  Thank you
Erika and Kellie!