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For Grandma

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

We love you Grandma!

My Barbie Dolls

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I have always loved Barbie Dolls.  It was a passion that did not subside as I got older.  If anything, it intensified.  By my Senior year in high school, I had learned to explain that I “collected” Barbies.  I neglected to mention that I regularly played with my collection.
Once in college, I had money of […]

Amazing Cakes

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

A well decorated cake can turn any occasion into a special occasion. I always like to stroll by the bakery counter in the grocery store and look at the creative designs on cakes of all sizes and shapes. The problem is, I don’t like to pay the bakery prices for beautifully decorated cakes. I also […]

Chocolate for Mother’s Day

Monday, April 21st, 2008

It is a tradition in many wards for the youth to present some token of appreciation to the women of the ward on Mother’s Day. Often this simple token consists of a small plant or a single cut flower. In one ward the youth actually made coursages during the week and delivered them […]

Writing in Journals

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I remember, as a teenager, sitting with my youngest aunt and listening to her read from her journal. (Just a side note: This aunt is exactly 7 days younger than myself. We used to introduce ourselves as cousins in order to avoid embarassing questions and explanations.) The entry described a family […]

I Love Christmas!!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I am a Christmas junkie. (Not that I love shopping–in fact, I hate it. I’d rather make gifts than buy them.) But just about everything else about Christmas gives me a happy, glowing feeling.
I love the smell of pine trees just outside the grocery store entrance. I love the lights on houses […]