Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Payson Temple

We were able to attend the LDS Payson, Utah Temple open house a couple weeks ago. 
 It was raining the whole time, and the line was outside with no covering. Luckily I married an always prepared boy scout, who had not one, but 2 umbrellas in the car!

The interior decorating in this temple was absolutely beautiful!! I loved the theme they went with.
How blessed we are to be so close to so many amazing temples. We are truly a blessed generation.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Annual Memorial Weekend Trip To Logan

For years, my Mother's side of the family has gone up with my Grandparents to decorate the graves of those relatives that have passed on.
It started out with all my Aunts, Uncles, cousins and Grandparents would go up. We would stop at the graves, then usually get a bucket of chicken, head to a park and have a family picnic. We would play games, go fishing at the stream in the park, and sit around talking and laughing.
Memories. Very cherished memories.
As you can see in the above picture, our number has dwindled significantly.
Our family has grown a lot, and it is just hard to get everyone's schedule to work out to where we can still all go. 
My Grandpa has passed on, but my Grandma is still dedicated to getting up to Logan to decorate the graves of her loved ones. 
I am so glad we were both able to attend this year. With living in different states, we were not able to attend together for a few years. 

On this trip we were able to stop and visit my Grandma's brother again. He and his wife are wonderful people!
The Dude loved his wood working workshop! He has made lots of things since I last came up and bought a recipe box from him, which I love and put to use right away!

Love these people! 

He is my favorite...

We had a wonderful trip to Logan! 
Along the way we also stopped at the Implement, The Aggie Ice Cream Shop, Angie's Restaurant and Gossner's Cheese Factory.
I feel so blessed to be apart of this wonderful family, they truly are the best.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tilling Away

Who doesn't till their garden in shorts and mud boots?
 This is the only way to properly till your garden.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Death Star Pinata

In honor of May the 4th be with you and Cinco De Mayo, I made a Death Star pinata for my Young Women church group.
Mindy, if you are reading this post, I totally thought of you and your family the whole time I was making it!
I purchased a punching balloon from the Dollar Store, cut some newspaper into about 3 x 3 inch strips, made up a paste of flour and water and got to work!
I dipped the newspaper into the flour paste and enclosed the balloon. Let it dry and then did another layer. I did this a total of 3 times.
Once dried, we cut a hole in the upper portion to make the indented part of the Death Star. This also popped the balloon inside, which we removed and replaced with a bunch of candy.
We taped the inverted part back onto the rest of the pinata and then spray painted it gray. I would recommend spray painting it once before cutting away the hole, because the tape didn't stick to the floury paper very well. Once dried, the Dude drew the lines on the inverted part and wrapped electrical tape around the middle.
The girls loved it! 
Some may have had to look up what the Death Star even was, but they all thought it was pretty neat!
But, who doesn't love hitting a pinata that is going to produce candy as the end result??
Plus there is just something satisfying about fighting the Dark Side.