Time to get out of my slump and find some blessings to be grateful for. Here goes - air conditioning - friends that will feed and entertain and spend time with me - pioneers and the fact that I didn't have to be one - shutters that make my bedroom as dark as a cave - a new, kind, civilized dentist for my kiddos - a MIL who is willing to babysit - exercise - fitting into smaller clothes - a husband who is finishing his ginormous project TODAY and has the next 10 days off of work - words like "ginormous" and "epiphany" and "ridonkulous" that make me happy - books to look forward to reading - my 8-year-old wanting to read ALL THE TIME - a car with new wheel bearings - a garage door that is functioning (at the moment) - a kissable little 3-year-old boy - M helping in the kitchen - Daddy making breakfast for the next two days - four Disney "Voluntear" tickets - a great couple getting married - another chance this summer to see family - okay I feel better now!


Summer, summer, go away

I'm CRANKY and tired of the heat. I'm tired of hearing my girls bicker. Since swim team ended, I'm tired of not having a schedule and routine. I'm tired of everybody lounging around in front of the TV because there's nothing to do. I'm tired of everyone whining when I try to get them to eat or clean or go to bed. I'm tired of the girls going through 3 sets of clothes a day because they're bored. I'm tired of this darn sore throat that's been around for several days now, keeping me from being motivated to do anything around here. I'm tired of J not wanting AT ALL to sit on the potty, and screaming like bloody murder when I try to put pullups or big-boy underwear on him. I'm tired of trying to comb my girls' hair. I'm tired of vegetables this week. Gag. I'm tired of swimsuit shopping already, and I've only been once. I'm tired of everyone fighting and arguing in the car. I'm tired of driving my kids all over creation in the heat. I NEED A VACATION


Temple Block Craft

This is kind of a mini version of the
Temple Plaques we did a few months ago in Relief Society - but I love that these are small and say "I'm going there someday"- would be a great craft for a primary activity or YW or girls' camp craft!

Here's the tutorial, if/when I ever get around to making some of these...


Aren't they cute...

This was my project on Saturday! We got up at a ridiculously early hour and went and took pictures, came home and edited them, I designed the announcement, we sent them to print, then Heath & Cheri went to pick them up and left town that afternoon with 400 invites in tow. Shelliedesign isn't too bad of a one-stop shop, huh?