Sunday, March 18, 2012

A few random things from our home to yours...

Lila now has 3 teeth, possibly 4 but I can't quite tell on the other top one. On Monday we went to the park near our house, (by the way I LOVE having a park so close) and she loved being outside, but did not want to crawl on the grass as she didn't like the feeling on her hands. She would put her hands down to crawl and then immediately pull them up. Then she'd try another direction and did the same thing, finally when she had tried every direction in the circle around her she just sat there. :) Eventually she had to crawl because Micah and I moved away to encourage her to move and not too long after she was cruising around. She stands very well by herself, and can crawl all the way up the stairs. She walks with help and I think she's interested in walking on her own, but I do think it's a ways off. That's okay. I don't know that we need her to be any MORE mobile. ;) She doesn't keep shoes on her feet very well as she loves to pick at them, look at them, suck on them, and can't leave them alone until they fall off her feet. She's still just as fun as ever and fills my heart with pure joy!

This post isn't just about Lila. It really isn't about anything specific. Over the past year Micah and I have upgraded furniture, kitchen supplies, wardrobe, tastes, etc. Among the things we've gotten my favorites include a beautiful bed frame, kitchen table, kitchen chairs, and kitchen storage canisters. The reason that I like these things aren't only because they look great, but because we got awesome deals on them. The bed frame retails at 650 and we got it for 99, the table retails at 400 and we got it for 99, and the chairs were more than these but were still a great deal. I'm not sure of their exact price, but I LOVE them. I just can't wait until we're in a HOUSE. Hopefully soon! Although it would be renting not buying as we don't know where we're going to end up. :) As for the taste in food, we don't really eat fast food anymore. We do still eat out, but are much more adventurous in what we get and eat out less often. I have become much more confident in the kitchen. I've always enjoyed baking and liked cooking, but now I love both and I love trying new recipes. I was never nervous with baking. I had plenty ideas for that, but my cooking has improved tremendously. I wasn't bad before, but I wasn't anything special either.

I've also found more time for crafts and trying new creative things. This past weekend I made these royal icing googly eyes and I am so excited to use them. I made like a 1,000 though and Micah is sure that we will never get through all of them. Don't tell him, but I think he's right. :) I have plans for some of them, but I don't know for most of them. Who says I need to know now anyway? If you're in the area and need some, hit me up. They look so cute! Thanks Lara!

One last thing... Our ward is doing an auction and I've signed up to make/provide something, but I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions? I've considered making a quilt, but I don't know if I honestly have time before the evening. It's not until April 20th, but lately I haven't had much extra time on my hands other than my weekends and I use that for cleaning, errands, and spending extra time with Lila and Micah. I'm also doing a dessert for the ward cook-off thing for the same evening and am planning on making my coconut cream pie. I don't think it will win, but Micah really likes it and thinks it's my best chance and I know I can make it so I'm going to stick with it. As I said before, I would love to hear suggestions as to what I could do for the auction. I know I could do a cleaning service or something, but that's a hard thing for me to make sure I leave room in my schedule. I would prefer something that would have my part over and done with once it has been auctioned off. I love doing crafts so if you have an idea let me know. I've considered a recipe or something like that, but is that too weird?

Well that's it for tonight! Have a great week!

"Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion." -Thomas S. Monson


  1. Wait the auction is on the 20th? That's when me and Jess walk. My folks will be in town. Are we sure that we'll be at the party?

  2. You could sew some baby blankets, burp clothes, etc. They would be cheaper to make than a quilt and quicker You could also make some hair bands, apron(s), skirt (or offer to make an article of clothing based on the buyer's size), you could also make a recipe book with a lot of your recipes listed (including the coconut cream pie) someone might be really interested in some tested recipes that are good.