Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Grand Boys and Walkers

 Monday started with me babysitting for Becca and Ashley at Becca's house.  Zach's new winter ensemble was so amazing, I decided to take a  picture!

Its so fun to see Zach and Titan playing together, they have become such good friends ... and guess what their favorite toy of the day was?  Yep, a giant appliance box!! Would have been great for last weeks blog of boys in boxes, but of course I didn't get pictures.

I also didn't get any pictures of Titan and Reagan this time .... but I did get a funny picture of ...
Attley, dozing in the sun!

When Brady got home from his over night shift AND doctor's appoint ... where they assessed what is going on with the shoulder that was hurt in the roll-over a couple of weeks ago ... I grabbed Zach and we ran off to lunch at Chubbies in PG for lunch.  We meet with some fun friends from the old Orem ward, including Jenn who was in town for Alexa's missionary home coming!

On Tuesday I worked on projects for our festival of trees tree, and Dad worked his normal day, before heading to the temple in Provo for his usual shift.

On Wednesday, I worked, as always.  It was also posting day for the Reclaimoligists, and I offered this old sewing machine table ...

After work was a mix of F o T projects, like painting chairs, and papermache mushrooms ... and watching Hallmark Christmas Movies on TV

On Thursday, before work, I headed to Orem for the discounted crafter/scrapbooker sale, and ran into Cherise Neilson, something else.  Since I'd run into her at Chubby's on Monday, I thought I better snap a pic!!

Here we see tons of ladies, the first day of the sale in the old K-mart building in Orem.

I then worked a full day, and thought it was fun when Shamane Mason and her just returned missionary son came in to do some shopping for a project he has in mind.

That evening it was off to my book club in Elk Ridge to discuss the book Let It Go, which is about the Mormon Bishop whose wife and three children were killed by a drunk driver 7 or so years ago in Salt Lake, and he became famous for his ability to forgive almost immediately.  Such an inspiring book!


 On Friday, we ran out to Eagle Mountain to Chelsea Walker Callahan's house for Alexa's homecoming open house.  It was so fun to see everyone and catch up a bit, though with face book, we pretty much know what's going on.  We were amazed by two things .... Chelsea's adorable shoe string decorating and the fact that Eagle Mountain is so far out there ...

 After the open house we ran to Salt Lake to get some dishes that match these for LaVern, who was to do a dinner for her boys and their friends who were going to a dance, and who added another couple at the last minute.  I got on line on a face book page I follow called 'Pyrex Pirates', with an ISO, and found 2 places settings I could borrow from a sometimes flea.o.logy dealer.  

Then we hit the Home Depot on 21st south for the supplies to set up the tree at festival next week, and to get some artificial turf to use for our tree skirt for the tree.
On Saturday, Dad was off to Layton to work on Megan's bathroom some more, before going to Trevor's house to watch the BYU football game that they were all to wimpy to watch in the weather sitting in their season ticket seats ...

I meanwhile braved the weather for my favorite sport ... vintage junking ... I have always loved this house on Fourth South in Springville ... especially the garages ...

 Which make the perfect spot for holding a vintage sale ... the young men that held the sale I'd seen the week before at Fleattitude, their business name is 'Atticus' ... very fun to get to know them!

Then I was off to Salt Lake for a day of general secondhand store junking before heading to Abode that evening for the culmination of a month's planning for a charity sale to raise funds for a lady who is in my on line - facebook junking world and who has cancer.

This is the sale set up at Abode.

This is Jill, who organized this wonderful program, where they ended up taking in over $1800 ... and just want to say I did my best to help that number!

This is Guia, as she comes to the sale after I had left... since we were meeting the Kews in Provo for dinner that night.

 On Sunday I went to hear Alexas's homecoming talk and met the Walker's former bishop's wife there is Highland. I ended up talking to this gal for like a half an hour.  It was one of those times when you regret that you will never get to really know someone.  She was amazing.

 And it was good to see even more Walkers/McGowans, including Andrew and Brett, who had come for the day ... Brett's doing his internship in Washington state and flew in for just the day.

After wards I got to go over to Trevor and Nell's church to hear Scott give an amazing talk.  I can not believe that he prepared and memorized his talk without help from his parents, it was so well done!  What an amazing young man he is growing up to be!!    Of course, I loved Eva and her aunt Sarah's matchingness and had to memorialize it!!

Way to go Scott!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Lazy Week and Boys in Boxes.

... and another typical, if slow, week passes by in the Perkins family, as autumn comes to an end and winter like weather comes on the scene.

My day started Monday with some shopping to facilitate finishing off 'good deeds', in my good deed journal.  Its been a tough year, because I decided to actually try to do the suggested deeds, yes, all 365 of them... call me crazy.

I crossed off 'hanging a wild bird' feeder and 'drawing a hop scotch'.  Can you see where I goofed?  Its been a long time.

Other things were done Monday as well, things like blogging, cleaning, laundry and all that Jazz.

 In the evening Dad and I picked up Eszie for our bi-weekly grandchild date ... we went and saw a movie at the Water Gardens in PG then went over to Trevor and Nell's so that they could meet her too.  Here she is with Scott, I think it was interesting for them to meet.
On Tuesday I went to Ashley's and watched Zach, along with Becca's kids and Eleanor, who Becca picked up for a cousin date on her way down to Orem!!  The kids had a blast playing together.  I love to see it!

Becca got back in time to take Zach to school, and then took the other kids home, as I headed to Salt Lake for my Temple Date with Arlene.  I finally got to see the third new film!  Hurrah!  Visiting with her at Zupas afterwards is getting to be one of the high lights of my month. ... its amazing how it takes me back to our good old college days!  I adore her!

Dad, meanwhile, had a temple date of his own, at the Provo temple, only his takes much longer than mine, and he doesn't get home until almost midnight!

... and speaking of cousins, it was fun to see both of these pictures of boys in boxes this week.
On Wednesday, it was off to work, as usual.  As you know Wednesday is also my ROCC listing day, and this is the item I chose to list.  Sort of funny, because I haven't had it for sale before as I used it for display.  I've had people ask, but just thought it was a great display.  So I got a shelf from Keith that held more vintage goodness, and decided to part with this.  It sold to a gal I know well,  ... I laughed ... when she said, 'I've been asking you if I could buy that for years' ... she came in Thursday to seal the deal!

Here's another picture I got this week, one that Emily texted me!!  I love this chance to be a part of their lives, long distance.

 On Thursday, I redid this booth up front.  Richard worked too, and was able to hobble the lights together, perhaps for the last time.  We've used this tree since the mall opened 14 years ago.

That night I made up my glittery snow balls for the RS Super Saturday class I was teaching.
On Friday I worked again, this time with Gretchen, who is always nice.  After work Dad came and got me in hopes of hitting Darrin and Darcy Pierce's daughter's reception, but it was not to be ... an accident on the freeway put the kibosh on that ... We just got off the exit to Highland, when we finally got that far, and met up with Heuers for dinner and sappy Christmas movies .... ah yes, the ideal evening!

 On Saturday I was up early to gather the items I'd need for the Super Saturday Snowman class.  Then it was off to set up.

Dad headed north early to spend the day with Uncle Doug working on Megan's new bathroom some more.

After the class and lunch, which lasted until two, I rushed to Salt Lake to attend the first  Fleattitude Vintage Market, ala Cathie of former flea.o.logy fame.  I only had an hour to shop and visit, but I loved every minute of it.  I probably knew at least half of the dealers, which is always fun.

 I loved this booth of fairy crafted items ... in fact I bought one of her cute little fairy doors ...

These two fun girls are sisters, and both sell at Treasures too, you can see they are having a good time!
Since I was going to Salt Lake, I took a load of vintage goodies to donate to another dealer, one I've not met, for a sale we are doing next week to help pay for her medical expenses, as she fights a brain tumor.
Then on the way home, I stopped at Becca's to drop off some book cases that she bought when she was at Treasures on Wednesday.   I had to get a picture of the amazing barn door that her father-in-law built for them.

As well as the tile  in their bathroom that they are finishing up!!

 By this time, I am pretty sure that Dad and the boys were all frozen at the BYU game, in fact I think those smiles are frozen in place, don't you?

So that was Saturday.  Sunday was quiet, and comfy.  I got up early enough to finish up my RS lesson, as Dad took off for his Presidency meeting, then sacrament meetings at the nursing homes.  I got to attend our ward, as usual, and enjoyed Sunday School.  I guess we have 3 teachers and two of them are amazing.  Just what I love!

My RS lesson went well, for which I was grateful.  The rest of the day was quiet and enjoyable.
Not sure when this picture was taken, but I stole it from Darby's face book page.  Pretty cute eh?

.. and this one I clicked off on my phone with a screen shot while watching a video of the grands singing to Grandpa Carlo at the nursing home ... from left to right are Reagan, Zach and Titan.  Thanks Becca for being such a loyal grand daughter.

... and that was our lazy, laid back sort of week.

Monday, November 10, 2014

St George, A Wedding and My ROCC Show

 This week was one of those where Dad was supposed to be out of town all week.  Lucky for me that he insists on coming back, this time from St George, for his shift at the temple.  That meant I got to tag along for all the fun for two days.

I was a little surprised that I had to cancel so many things to make it happen, though, I guess I do tend to cram stuff onto Mondays and Tuesdays since I don't work.

I canceled two walking partners, two grandma dates, my service group working lunch, my monthly temple and dinner date, a dentist appointment, and our FHE group.

In return I got to check out Richfield ... including great old houses, like the one with the head board fence, the local DI, and a local Nazi controlled antique store.

 On Tuesday, Dad had to head to Overton early, so I was on my own to get all the way across town to DI.  I started with a 2 mile walk along a nature trail, including a couple of cool bridges and through a historic site sponsored by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, I learned the meaning on 'confluence' there, and then got to take the bus the rest of the way to DI.  Dad picked me up on his way home, and since he was running late, I took him to the door step of the temple, and he was just 10 minutes late for his shift, and got a ride home with a member of the stake that is on the same shift he is.

On Wednesday, I worked as usual, and took on the assignment from my Reclaimologist group, to post pictures of stuff I would have at the Extravaganza that weekend.  Above is one of two sets of pictures I posted. (5 of the things in the pictures sold)

That night I worked on projects for the show, with some help from Dad.

On Thursday I took some projects to work.  I had had this truck for sale for $22 for about three years ... on Thursday at work I stamped the words, and painted the fenders and trim, and added the tree to the door. (It sold for $30)  I also loaded the stuff I had chosen the day before into the while van for the sale.

On Friday morning, I finished up a few more projects, dug out my old Christmas merchandise, and waited for Dad to get home around 2, as I had to load a huge rug before loading anything else, and I couldn't do alone, but Dad, evidently could.  We got it all loaded in about 15 minutes and headed to Spanish Fork ...

Where we got ready to set up for the show.  Dad headed home, after hauling it all in, and setting up the pop-up frame.  I worked until 7:00 to finish it up, then ...

 He came and picked me up and we headed up the Amanda Campbell's reception in the barn where Spencer and Brittney had their reception.
 I headed to the show early on Saturday to finish up my pricing.

The crowd at the sale was almost unbelievable...  and I got to meet one of my blog followers, a gal from Lehi.  It was also one of my best sales in years!
 Dad, meanwhile was working with Uncle Doug on Megan's bathroom.

 Just thought I would share a couple of pics of our out of state cousins before I continue to Sunday's affairs.

 On Sunday Dad and I went to church, four hours worth for each of us ... still loving our new larger ward.

That evening we had the kids over for Sunday dinner, here are a few random shots of all the fun.

 Dad set the table and was so proud of his efforts, he took a picture, so I thought I would share that.

I love that my grandsons love the doll house!
 Darby got the grands playing ring around the rosies, all the pics were blurry, but I think you get the drift of how much fun they all had with this one.

Elias gave me his best shot at some smiles, some of the pics were flat our hilarious!!

and that was our week ...