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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Projects Update

I’ve been working some more on the table and chairs, and if the weather would cooperate I’d have more of it done. But, as of this evening, they are completely sanded. I am almost done putting them back together. They should be put together tomorrow, then I’ll stain them Friday, and the polyurethane will happen on Saturday. I am going to have to seek expert advice on the seats and backs, but hopefully that will happen in the next week. Mostly, I’ll just be really happy to have the project over. Which brings me to the next problem... where will it fit?

For Mother’s Day I’ve asked for a mat cutter. I’m going to actually get around to matting and framing my wedding, engagement and bridal pictures.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Meeting the Prophet

First off, let me say that I didn’t get any pictures. I didn’t bring my camera, and I would have felt weird getting a picture anyway.

I was able to attend an event last night where President Monson  was getting an award for his time as the General Manager of the Deseret Press. It was a really wonderful experience.

I sat next to the mayor of Santaquin, Brad Daw (the representative for Orem), and Howard Nielsen (former 3rd district representative). It was really neat to talk to everyone and get to know them a little better. It was the first time I had met Howard Nielsen, and he had a lot to say about the time he spent in Washington.

President Monson spoke about his love of the spoken, written, and musical word. A group of sisters from Springville sung songs from “Music Man” and “Phantom of the Opera.” It was really beautiful. President Monson told some stories of his time in the printing business. I got a little taste of his personality. He is definitely a perfectionist. He said that he expected perfection from himself and his colleagues. He quoted from several of his favorite musicals, and said that he loved watching Perry Mason. It was really a neat talk.

After the event I went outside and saw him as he was coming out. I was able to briefly shake his hand before he left. He certainly is a wonderful man.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Coupon Crazy

My mom is the queen of coupons. I’ve never been able to figure out how to shop like she does. I swear she never pays for groceries. Well, I’ve decided there’s no time like the present to learn. So, I printed a bunch of coupons, and visited I don’t get the Sunday paper, so I rely on what’s left at the County Courthouse by the time I get into work on Monday mornings. So, if any of you in the area get the paper and don’t want the coupons in your Sunday paper, let me know!

I’m preparing for my first coupon shopping trip on Monday. I’ll definitely let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Welcome Spring!

Today we had hamburgers from the grill, and boy were they tasty. I am so ready for Spring to be here for real!

That is why I did some changing up on our blog, so we’re officially Spring friendly.

Sometime this week we’re going to do an updated photo shoot with Tonks.  She is getting so big!

We’re slowly moving boxes into our new place and we’re so excited! It’s very recently remodeled and looks great.

I’m also undertaking a new project. I’m going to write my great-uncle Clarence’s biography. So, I’m going to take a couple hours each week and sit with him and have him tell me stories. I think it will be a great opportunity to get to know him better and to make sure that those stories aren’t lost. If any of you have done this kind of project before, let me know, because I need all the help I can get.