I spent Monday and Tuesday working on my craft room, finishing up organizational projects I had planned to do over a year and a half ago. I feel like I am finally recovering from the disruption of Grandpa's prolonged visit. Weird, eh?..
To the left you see me working on a project for the Reclaimologist Instasale on Instagram that I made Tuesday, the sale was on Wednesday.
I worked on Wednesday and Thursday, but Thursday morning I managed to finally get my Christmas Angel collection put away ... just in time for Valentines. I then fitted our the window shelf, they had been inhabiting, with Valentine colors.
I got home in time to run Valentines I'd made and heart shaped chocolate to my 5 visiting teaching ladies... I also got some hugs, which is always sweet.
Dad had told me to be ready around 5 for a surprise, and I just made it .... we headed to Thanksgiving Point, where Dad, with prompting from Randy, had bought tickets to the Theater's Valentines Celebration. We had dinner, chocolate, games, flowers, popcorn, sodas and a movie, of course. I didn't love the movie, it was a fantasy called Winter's Tale, and though it was historic with lovely houses and clothes, and beautiful actors, which I of course LOVED, the story dealt with Hollywood's version of demons and angels, and really felt like 'the wisdom of man', which was disturbing to me ...
On Saturday Dad was up early, off to the store in Orem by 6:00 A Yawn M., while I headed north as well, picking up my friend Wendy in Lehi, we drove to Ogden for some serous junking, including the Acorn Show, I used to sell at, the worst estate sale ever, and some second hand shopping. We stopped on the way home in Salt Lake at the relatively new Salt Lake Vintage Flea Market, just west of the Freeway at 1300 so, really more of a store, with dealers taking their own money. I found a few things, but nothing earth shaking.
To the left I am shown with John VanCott, a fellow dealer from Treasures, with his awesome authentic deep sea diving mask at the Acorn Show, Wendy poses below.
Here is Whitney, Lindsey's oldest sister, and now sister-in-law too, as they are married to brothers.
On Sunday I got to teach Gospel Doctrine, which is always fun. Probably not my best lesson, but Dad said that its kind of hard to make the Abrahamic Covenant exciting, even though it is so important... but it wasn't for lack of trying.
It was kind of fun for me because I can only used my pearl handled silverware when we have a smaller group, and I love using my pearl handled silverware, just not as much as I love having lots and lots of my kids and grands here!!!
Darby came a bit early and caught a nap ... Spencer and Brit came early and looks at Spencer's scrap books...
And Now for the Big Announcement that I forgot to include last week. Last Sunday Sam was installed as the second councilor of the new Bishopric in their ward in San Antonio!! We are so happy for them and for the ward that loves and appreciated them so much. Congrats Sam and Emily on the opportunity to serve your Heavenly Father by serving his children.