I need some help from experienced (or not so experienced) quilters.
I really want to make Rose a twin sized quilt for her bed, but the challenge is that I want to make it out of my scrap material.
I have looked at different quilt patterns but I am feeling overwhelmed by all the choices. I was hoping that someone out there might have a good suggestion for how I can turn all of this
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Last week my beautiful friend and co-author, Felice, got sealed in the Los Angeles Temple to an amazing man!
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that God lead them to each other because their story is just remarkable... and they are uncannily so perfect for one another! Seeing them together was such a testament to me that God hears and answers our prayers, in ways we never expected and that He knows the deepest desires of our hearts. If you have a moment you should read Felice and Rocky's love story... it is beautiful and a powerful reminder that you should never give up hope!
"book girls" (as we have started calling ourselves) were able to be there and it was such a beautiful day. They were sealed in one of the sealing rooms off of the Celestial Room and so all five of us were able to be in the Celestial room together, which was just about as heavenly as things get. The only thing that could have made it better was if Jon had been there with me... but he had to hold down the fort and watch the yahoos.
Oh, and speaking of weddings. Rose inherited some new dress- up clothes last week from my step-sister and after she spend a good hour trying them all on, and taking them all off, and then putting them back on again, she decided that the "wedding gurl" was her favorite.
Now that school has officially started again I have been trying (and not always succeeding) in having more structure in our day, including trying to do regular "pre-school" with my kids. So far most days I put Abe down for his morning nap around 8:45 AM and then the kids and I say the Pledge of Allegiance (which by the way Asher almost said all by himself yesterday without any prompting), sing a primary song, and then read stories together. Not very elaborate, but (most days) it is really enjoyable.
I mentioned before that I have been trying to put together a curriculum (that sounds much fancier than it really is) to teach my children different Christ-like attributes each month. It is coming together little by little and I will most likely share it with you once I have it all together, and do a trial run. This month I decided to focus on honesty and so I have been adding in little virtue lessons into our daily routine as well. The picture below is of the kids playing in the spider web I made in our school room out of yarn. It was an object lesson to show how when you tell a lie it traps you and makes life harder than if you just tell the truth. They kids loved it, especially Abraham and it seemed like every time I turned around I had to untangle him from it!
We also made "cloud dough" this week, which turned out to be a lot of fun. Definitely an outside activity though!
I have also been trying to take the kids on a nature walk at least once a week. Which, as you read here, was really eventful this week!
I am so excited about the Mormon Women Project salon this weekend! Can't wait to see you there.
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