So the big news this week is that my phone gave up the ghost ... right in Sunday School with Spencer sitting beside me for the last time, as he will now be teaching Primary with Brittney! Lucky for me I could look off his phone for the lesson. Thanks Buddy!
So you get many fewer pictures this week than usual given the dead phone situation, and the post will likely be shorter too. Lucky you!
On Monday, I finally got the house back to rights, after my tea party ... the dining room table sat by the window from Tuesday through Monday, YIKES! I also spent hours blogging, as you may recall, I lost a completed blog ... I love technology. Dad and I finished up the day watching Downton Abbey!
Tuesday was Emily's birthday and I got to talk to her on the phone for almost an hour, which was lovely. I spent most of the day working on organizing my craft room ... I'm getting so close. In fact I was actually able to do a couple of projects on my craft room table this week, and that is progress. The Temple is closed for a couple of weeks, so Dad and I hung out after dinner and he chose 'Austenland' for our movie of the evening! No wonder I love that guy!!
... and Thanks to Emily and Dad, Wednesday was one of the most fun days in recent history. thanks Emily for moving to Texas and inviting us to come down, and Dad for being unable to go down, due to work. I'd arranged some days off to go, so when the guy I'd traded to get off last Wednesday had already had me work his day, I left it as is, so I was free Wednesday.
That morning my friend Joanne texted to see if I wanted to go to Kim's open house in SLC. I'd gone to Kim's Tea Party a couple of weeks ago, and loved it, but thought it would be fun to go with this group of blogger friends ... there is so much to see at Kim's afterall.
Above is a picture of Kim's house. I took a ton of pics, but so did my friends, and I got them to send me enough to do a Pollyanna blogpost about the day. That left me with a few to share with you all.
After Kim's house we went to her daughter's store, Retro Betty's. I loved this antique 1940's award winning Halloween costume ... the collar is made of crepe paper ...
Afterwards we went to Zupa's in Sugar House ... the same one that I last had a meal with Emily, before taking her to the airport.
On Thursday I did the family Christmas gift drawing, which is included at the bottom of this post. Then it was off to work. After work I sort of shopped my way north, picking up stuff for upcoming Festival of Trees, then hitting the DI in AF before joining Dad at Trevor and Nell's to babysit, as they'd gone to a concert that night. I had the cutest picture of Dad with Penny, but its lost forever. Though its not hard to imagine a cute picture of Dad with Penny!
On Friday I did more craft room organizing and put together these craft kits to sell at the 3 Dotters' show I'm doing this weekend. I did some repairs on items for the show as well, before making dinner for Dad and Cheryl. After dinner the Pecks stopped by to see the attic and see if they are interested in taking it on. I showed you Trudy and me at the house they just finished flipping last week. They are looking for the house for their next flip, at the moment, and think they can sandwich us in! Yeah, he does awesome work, and we are so excited!! He'll be doing the insulation and sheet rocking that Dad can't do with his shoulder injury and surgery coming up.
And thanks to Emily we started watching the Big Bang theory that night. She pre-ordered last season for us for my Birthday and it came this week! Happy me, we are having so much fun!
Then Eva and Eleanor's party was super fun, and it was the perfect way to spend Halloween afternoon. We had fun Halloween snacks on cute Halloween snack trays and drank drinks of out tiny plastic cups. Then we worked on the craft I'd brought, and it was so fun to craft with my kindred crafting spirits! Nell is sending me some pictures she took, so I will add those when I get them.
Its amazing to realize that Dad hauled the heavy old cistern out onto the balcony by himself. Whoa, he has skills!
Today was pretty typical ... I went to our Sacrament and Testimony meeting and then to Sunday School. In Sunday School we talked about a scripture in Ephesians that really struck me.
Ashley - Brittany
Trevor - Davin
Nell - Ben
Ben - Ashley
Hanna - Sam
Davin - Mike
Briahnna - Nell
Emily - Andy
Becca - Trevor
Brady -Darby (they have the same letters in their names just rearranged, anyone ever notice that before?)
Kai - Ian
Alex - Zach
Kim - J. Scott
J. Scott - Adilyn
Eva - Alex
Elias - Kai
Abigail - Kim
Titan - Charly
Madison - Elinor