Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Since St. Patrick's Day was on a Sunday this year, we got to celebrate it the whole weekend long. :) Saturday night we were invited to a party thrown by Brandon and Kim at Kim's parents' house. We got all dressed up in green and brought this delicious salad for our food assignment.


Fun party favors!

Sunday morning I made Andrew green pancakes with green milk in some fun shamrock cups I had gotten.



Last but not least...for dinner after class last night, Andrew got to enjoy leftover corned beef and cabbage that Kim's mom Lewaina had sent home with him after the party Saturday night. He was in heaven!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you didn't get pinched. ;)


 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Halloween and Fall Kits


New Trick or Treat and Autumn Blessings kits I put together this week from The Idea Closet.


All ready for my favorite time of year to come around again. :)


 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Disney On Ice Dare To Dream


In January my SIL Misty emailed me and asked me if I wanted to go see Disney On Ice with all the girls in my family and have a girls day. I had been to a Disney On Ice show once before, but it was years ago so I didn't remember much about it so I was excited to go to this show. :) The show was last Saturday so Andrew and I went to SLC and met up with the rest of my family at my brother's house. Then all of us girls headed downtown. My nieces were sooo excited! It was like waiting for Christmas to come! We arrived downtown pretty early so we were able to take some pictures before the show started. 

  








My mom bought some cotton candy for everyone to share while we were waiting for the show to start and it came with a princess crown. Jade, Kinley and Mayci had fun putting stickers on the crown and they did so well sharing the crown so they all had a chance to wear it during the show. :) 



Taylor loved the cotton candy. ;)

Finally it was time for the show to begin! First, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy entertained us with a song and then we were treated to the stories of Tiana (The Princess and the Frog), Cinderella and Rapunzel.











Kinley was totally into the show. :) She stood on her chair the entire time (luckily no one was behind us ;)) and even led the music in different parts. So cute!

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(It won't let me rotate the video. Sorry!)

At the end of the show, Mickey and Minnie came back out and the crowd was introduced to all the Disney Princesses.




After the show, we met up with the rest of the family and had dinner together at the Olive Garden. It was really fun! We don't do that often enough! As a surprise, I had bought all the kids a Disney On Ice sucker that I gave to them after they ate their dinner. ;) They loved them!


Such a fun day!


 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March and April Tuck Swap

 


Tuesday night our swap group met for the months of March and April since Easter is in March this year and we wanted to be able to display both tucks this month. :) Our theme for March was St. Patrick's Day. The tuck I made is above and the one I received is below. I got Angie's tuck and I love all the stitching she did on it! She even wrapped it in paper to give to me complete with a green ribbon and a little metal clover. ;)


For April our theme was Easter.



The tuck I made is above and the one I received is below. I got Trina's and even though it's not technically a tuck, I still really love it. :) It will be perfect to display on my shelf for Easter!


Once again Lewaina spoiled us and I told her so! She put together these bundles of fabric and string so all we had to do was glue the pennants on the string to make our own St. Patrick's Day and Easter buntings. :) Thank you, Lewaina! I love mine!



I guess I have to write that this swap concluded 4 years of swap! I cannot believe it! I have loved them so much, learned so much and enjoyed the many friendships I have formed. Thank you, ladies for sharing all your amazing talents with me! We may continue to meet together just to do our own crafts and visit, but these past 4 years have been priceless to me. :)


 

USU Career Fair

For about a year now, Andrew has been planning on attending the career fair at USU in Logan the last semester of his senior year. Around the first of February he found out the career fair was scheduled for February 27 so he started preparing. I had no idea the amount of preparation that was involved in making your visit as a student to a career fair successful! He had business cards printed up through USU. He emailed his resume to Career Services at USU and they helped him fine tune it. He researched all the companies coming to the career fair that he was interested in talking to. Hours and hours of preparation!


Tuesday afternoon we headed up to Logan to spend the night so Andrew could be there first thing Wednesday. Wednesday morning we drove up to the campus, which was a fun experience for both of us since we had never been there before. We found where we were supposed to be and Andrew headed in to meet all the potential employers that were there. I just enjoyed a leisurely morning. I checked everything out on campus and spent a lot of time in the bookstore browsing through all the USU gear. ;) Andrew and I met up for a surprisingly delicious lunch in the campus cafeteria and then he went back to talk to a few more people before the career fair ended. After it was all over, I could tell he was so excited about all the possibilities his new degree is opening up to him. :)

Before leaving Logan, it's mandatory that we stop at Gossner's for cheese ;) so that's exactly where we headed after leaving USU.


Since being back home, Andrew has been receiving emails from potential employers at the career fair. All of a sudden I'm realizing that life may be changing a little faster than I anticipated. No matter what happens though, attending the career fair was a good experience for Andrew. I'm so proud of him!