Utilizing the power of chocolate at the most opportune moments in life.
Taken at key times it can unlock a power within us
To take on and seize almost any moment
Of any day.

Monday, April 19, 2010

"All or Nothing"

Although my husband would tell you that I am an "all or nothing" personality type I must say that he has either adopted my way or he is in denial! How so you my ask. . .

The Playground
We decided we wanted a playground set for our two daughters for our backyard.
Before Pic

After doing some pricing we realized that starting from scratch to build our own would be more expensive than purchasing a prefab assembly required. My fab husband really enjoys building so it was a no-brainer that we would not hire professionals to build the play set. Now the decision was which play set to purchase. Well, after you get a look at this you'll understand why I refer to him as being "all or nothing!" It is ginormous!
After Pictures

The Process
It took a total of three weeks from start to finish.
Week One: inventory and then weatherize each piece of wood.

Week Two and Three: Assembly
He did almost all of it by himself except for a little bit of help from me at the end and some help from Elizabeth along the way.


We are looking forward to sharing this play set with lots of friends!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Preparing For General Conference

Ideas for General Conference with Small Children
I have been really looking forward to General Conference this weekend. I have several things planned for the girls and we also have some friends coming with additional children for a Saturday session. Because this is Easter weekend I have planned a conference/gospel centered eater egg hunt.

Conference Easter Egg Hunt
I found these online: https://beta.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/content/english/pdf/conference_squares.pdf

Conference Squares

Cut them out . . .

They fit perfectly in the plastic Easter eggs.

We plan to hide these eggs and then as they find them they bring them to us and tell what they think the picture is about and then get a piece of candy.

Conference Coloring
Elizabeth and I also gathered all our broken crayons. . .

peeled them and we will melt them down and create creative crayons for coloring during conference.

Also, we plan on using tents again this year for the girls to watch conference from and eat snacks and play with their toys.

Happy Conferencing!!