Sunday, May 16, 2010

See it. Believe it. CREATE it ...

My "Built in 1944" binder - full of ideas, colors, plans and dreams for the old/new house :) ...

Inspiration ... :)

The journey ...

For the past 6 months my family and I have been working on our new/old house project. It was built in 1944 and needed lots of love and fixing up. We recently moved in and are enjoying the creativity and hard work that went into making this our home.
This quote came to mind tonight:
"The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.

Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children." ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This week - slow down and create some time to create ... :)

For more photos of our house journey please visit -

Life is like an old-time rail journey ...

"Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.

“The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride”

(“Big Rock Candy Mountains,” Deseret News, 12 June 1973, A4).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The little moments that matter ... enjoy them!

I was working in my yard today and had to smile about the simple things around me that add so much happiness to my life. Below are a few -

Lauren making me breakfast on Mother's Day ...

Kade and Kaleb cooking the eggs ...
(Mother's Day breakfast)
More kitchen moments ... I feel so thankful to be a MOM! :)
Thanks guys for the breakfast - I love you.

Another simple pleasure: Flowers by the front door of our new/old house. Every time I walk in or out I can't help but smile and feel thankful for the splendid world we live in. :)
What are you thankful for right now? What simple things in your life are you grateful for?
Little quote I like -
"To me life is simply an invitation to live." ~ Sean O'Casey