Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doing a little bit of catch up

Well lets start off with Halloween. Kevin and Emma dress up the same... Can you guess what they were? Of course we had a Trunk or Treat/ rained alittle bit which meant go inside and sit in a big circle, and get candy. Kevin was so cute with Emma. Every time some one would give them candy he would have Emma bow. They were so funny. There were some really good costumes.

Then came my Birthday. It was great, Kevin and I headed up to SLC to watch Good Things Utah. I always have my picture taken when I am with them. I think that they are really funny. And I love the show.

After that we headed home and went shopping for my Bday gift. I got a Bosch dishwasher. I love it. It actually cleans my dishes and is really quiet. Thanks honey.

Time has now passed and it is time to get that yard taken care of. So we went out and started to rake and make big piles of leaves for the kids to jump in. It was so fun to watch Emma "experience jumping in the leaves for the first time". She was having so much fun with the girls.

Her face says it all.
As for the present. I am home and it feels good. Now I just have to get into the swing of things here. I get to get ready for scouts. I am the new Bear Den leader for our ward. We meet with the 9th ward. Some really cute boys. I just hope that I will be a good leader.
Now for you Debbie F. I hope you have noticed that I have done some new things with my blog. Music and some things on the side. ( I had help from my friend Holly) Thanks Holly. But guess what I still need some help. Maybe I should come down for the day and have you help me. Does this not sound like a cry for help? It is. I know I have no shame. Plus, I have some pics for you. Leave me a comment so I know that you where here. I LOVE reading the comments. Wait, I hardly get any so that doesn't take long. Well I really need to get off of this computer, and go do my scouting duty.
Love,Love, Kiss, Kiss,
The mom

Monday, November 17, 2008

I am suppose to be writing something

I know that I am suppose to write on this thing but, lately I don't really have anything to say. Life is going on. Wait I changed my mind. I do have something to say. I will tell you what I am doing right now. I am in Idaho, at our cabin. Alone. I know that might seem boring to some of you but I love it. I have been able to work on some things that I can not seem to get myself to do at home. I have finished 5 aprons, cut and organized 5 purses that I want to make for gifts. I also want to get 5 scrapbook pages done. Don't know if that will happen. I have the stuff, just need to get my mojo back. It is lost and I have no idea where it went. I'll keep looking, it could be under a rock. Not sure. One thing I do know for sure is that I miss my family , Sounds kind of weird, Guess it is, but I miss them but I also needed some alone time. Enough about me. Just a side note, I would post pictures but my computer won't download pictures right now. Hopefully this is something that can be fixed. Well by for now,

love, love,kiss kiss
the mom

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ok, just a quick note. It is late and I am tired. When I get some time this weekend (probable on Sunday) I will download my pictures off my camera, and I will write something. Not sure if it will be meaningful, but maybe a little informative? This is for you Debbie F. And to the rest of my peeps, Dinner was wonderful! Good night for now.

Love, love, Kiss,kiss,

the mom

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's been a while, yes?

About my apron swapp , my partner did recive it. She said she love it. Her name is Heidi from Or. So glad about that. I had Kira model it for me. Here is one side. And here is the other side. She said her favorit color is Kelly green. And we needed it to be a fall apron. So I picked some apple fabric. Added some white rick rack. I thought it turned out so cute.

As to why I haven't blogged, and it has been a while, and where have I been? Really, no where, but here. but very busy. Busy with RS Super Saturday. It's busy , but a good busy. It is this Saturday. I hope it goes well. But will be glad when it is over. Feel like alot of responsibility. Don't want to forget anything. I have had some really good help. Thankful for Tasha, and her willingness to be of service to me. I will try to take pictures. Because I am to lazy to blog about it all. I need to get going and run more errands.
love, love, kiss kiss
the mom

Friday, September 5, 2008

Concering apron swapp

to my partner, it is coming, I promise.

Sorry so slow, but much to ramble about

Ok to my Apron swapp partner. It is coming. Your package is really being sent. This apron thing is .... is .... turning out to be really hard for me. I thought that when I signed up for it, it was going to be a good thing. Fun. A good challenge. A good thing for me. I strugel with getting things out in the mail. I don't know why, I just do. I was wanting so much to get back into somthing that I loved. And I use to really love to sew. And I was pretty good. I made my own clothes, my husbands clothes, my children's clothes. I did altrations for people. Made wedding dresses for friends, bridsmaid dresses. Costuming for a song/dance group. Then I quit. Just couldn't do it any more So I thought this would help me get my mojo back. Really how hard could an apron be? I had already made several. but this one included extra stuff. Not really hard extra stuff. but making it for someone I had never met, and I wanted to put "her" into it (faviote colors) and hope that "she" would like it. So now you know it is coming. And I hope that you really like it. I am very happy with how it turned out.

Now for the record, here is how the month went Too many things happened this past month. I decided to get started with my apron swapp the first week of Aug. I went shopping. I found what I thought would be a good match for my partner. But I needed a contrast fabric and ended up finding some it in Idaho. I live in Utah. I thought that I bought enough. (I didn't) ( I found this out way later). I got my sewing machine out. It sat for about 10 days, DID NOT touch it. Almost every day I would think I am going to sew today. I didn't. My oldest daughter was hoping that we would work on the quite book that we are making for Emma. We didn't even get that done. So I moved it back to my Dryer for a nice sunday dinner. Then School started here in the middle of Aug. Then my husband got a new calling for our church. We had to keep it a secret. It was a big deal. We weren't sure what or why we had to go and see the Stake President. We did have ideas. But what came out of his mouth made us both speachless. So from the time we had the appointment until the call was made at church was a total of 3 weeks. The last week was a very good one actually. A lot of talk and prayer happened. Kevin was called to be our Ward bishop. Kevin traveled to Idaho so he could have mom and dad Turpin here. That was very special. Here he is with his Parents. Zola and Lavar Turpin. It was really a special day.

Also, my friend Tamera came home and I got to spend some time with her. She had a wedding, and many people who needed to see her and talk to her. I miss her something awful. What a great friend. She and her husband are living in Paraway serving as Mission President. They only have until the end of June 2009. Can't wait for next summer. Here is a picture of her and me at Bryan's wedding reception.

I was just so happy to help her out. Kindra and Kira, and neighbor Makayla helped serve pie. I just realized I didn't get any pictures of them that night. They were really cute. I was so sad at saying goodbye. But it won't be that much longer before they are back. Love and miss you Tamera.

love, love, kiss, kiss

the mom

Monday, August 18, 2008

These are some of my favorite ladies! and guys

And I finally got to meet Elizabeth Kartchner, Last year's Scrapbooker of the year. So cute, I admire her and I love her blog.

Here is Stacy Croninger. She was the Editor of Paper Crafts. When ever I see her I always go up to talk to her. I think that she is so nice and has the cutest sweaters. I am a sweater girl to. she is really nice to talk to me and she even remembers me, not my name but I am use to that. Thanks Stacey,

here's the guys that take pictures for the CK Media Magazines. I have wanted to talk to a "real photographer for ever. I need so much help with my camera. It has always had problems, I just need to send it in to a camera shop and have it fixed. But I love Creting Keepsakes mag. and I love the behind the scenes stuff. And these guys do all that. Really nice people. Here is Brian's blog ,

I am with Layle Koncar, she is with Senic Route paper company. She is so cute and fun, asked her about her podcast with Lain Ehmann ( said that she was really fun, and that we would both like to meet her in person. Here is Layle blog

Here I am with Sande Krieger, here's her blog,, boy you have been busy girl. Thanks for helping us make those cards.

Here I am with Lisa Bearnson and her sister Angela Ash . We got a tour of CK Media, it was really interesting to see the insides of making a magazine and what goes on. Loved it. Here is Lisa's blog Lisa is SO nice, Thanks Lisa, you're the best.

This is Debby Schuh, I love her style. and I enjoy reading her blog. That cat of hers is crazy and the pictures are great. To get to her blog, go here

Thursday, August 7, 2008

What a Week!

Hi, Wow what a busy week I am having. first of all I took my youngest daughter to EFY in Rexberg, ID. She is there for a weeek. She was really scared, but I know once she gets involved she will have a blast. she comes home on Sat. With the price of gas, we are putting her on the bus. I can't wait to hear about her stories. I even stopped in at Porters craft store. Looking for some fabric to make my apron. I am involved with an apron swapp. I shoudl put up some link. If I knew how. Anyone. How do you do that? You know when put up the a link and they seem to come up highlighted? And if you click on it, then it will take you there? Any ways I will have to take a look into it. I love aprons. I am in the process of making several aprons. Now if I could just get my energy up to start some sewing. ( Here is the link to the swapp. I know that it is closed, but I am sure someone will do another one. Enough about that.
Then I got to go on a scrapbooking trip. It was called Lisa Bearson Adventures. Or something like that. It was really fun. About 150 women and 2 guys went on this adventure around the SLC valley and we went behind the scens at some local scrapbooking companies. I loved it. I got to be on the bus with the guys and Brian was my bus buddie. He is starting a Ditgital scrapbooking company. It looks like he is very good at what he does. He had some samples and they looked great. Good luck Brian.
Then I got to go to the Scrapbooker of the year Banquet. It was so great. I really admire these ladies and what they do. Me I just try to get some pics on pages and have fun with it.
While at the Hotel (where it was held at,) I got to meet some of the scrapbook teachers. Ladies that I just admire. That was fun. I will have to try to upload some pics later. I even got some camera lessons from the CK Photo guys. They were really nice to help me. trying to understand my camera. Well I need to get ready for our play at the Hale center theater.

More later,

love, love, kiss, kiss

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just me.

I thought that I might add a real picture of me. These roses are from my wonderful husband when he sent them to me for our 25th wedding anniversary. We celebrated it back in April.

Thanks for looking. and did anyone notice that I did these pictures without asking for help?

love, love, kiss,kiss

More stuff I did this summer

Stephanie and my daughter Kindra, Out in the boat watching the fireworks
more fire works
Looks like Emma likes the tube.
Spent alittle bit of time here.
Even got alittle bit of sewing done. More to come on that

Here's a few things that I did this summer

Watching Kyle on the tube.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

me learning how to post a picture, with the help from stacey.

I am just posting this picture because I am practicing uplaoding a picture. It is my , Emma. I bought her these boots and she likes to wear them at random times. Here we are at the cabin and she is getting ready for bed, and she wanted to wear her boots.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just a little bit of news. First Tyler and Kindra had a job at Mr. Network. They got laid off cause the company shut down. Bummer. Now they need to find new jobs. School is out! Yeah!!!!! Kira is still doing dance. Kindra went to EFY and loved it. Dad and I went to the cabin for 2 nights. it was really fun. Came back the same day and went to the ward party. It was fun to see alot of our old friends. We celebrated fathers day. Happy Fathers day to all the dads. Especially my Kevin. You are a wonderful dad. I love ya.

More later,
Love love, kiss kiss

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I don't think that anybody reads this thing or maybe somebody would offer some HELP..... you know about the posting of pictures.

As for other news, I broke my right foot. It makes me so mad I could spit nails. It hurts so bad and I have to stay off of it and keep it up and I am not use to asking for so much help. But I want to thank my family for all of their love and support in helping me and getting me glasses of ice water and so many other things. Love you family.

Love love, kiss kiss, mom

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I really want help posting pictures

Ok my girls looked at my blog and I think that it is time that somebody helps me with trying to learn how to post pictures. I am taking another photo class. So if I can just learn how to take good pictures then I could post them. So help please. Kindra did teach me how to scan and I finally posted pictures in the gallery over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Yeah! I also won a class. It is with Stacey Jullian. She is won of my favorite people in the world. Love her and look forward to being in her class. So girls,computer wizards please help me post a new picture. OK

love, love, kiss kiss

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Oh yeah, I am suppose to be making a post here. But you know what happens....Several things. one - I forget that I have this thing. two I loose it. Yes I loose it. I can't get to it for some reason. then I have to have help. So I ask a child of mine, they help me. This is good. But this is what really happens. Because I don't open up this blog it close on me and I have to sign in. Well I tend to forget my pass word. there for it is lost in cyber space. But I am here for a minute.

Life is good. Kevin and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Yeah. Had a really nice time with our friends the Spinders. Went to the Homestead up in Midway, UT. It was the best. I love you Kevin, thank you for spending 25 years with me. We only have Eternity to go.

A shout out to my girls who know stuff about computers, I need some of your help and I will post another picture. If I get some help, it could happen.

Gotta go,
love love kiss kiss,

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Finally making a post.

  • I guess that I am supposed to be writing something on this thing, er blog. But as the tittle says, I really don't have time for this! Not completely true, I just forget about it. So here goes. we went to the cabin in Island park. It was so wonderful to be there. Alot of snow still, I love snow. We left early on sat at 6:15 am. Early but it was all good. got there and unpacked and just kind of relaxed a bit. I scrapbooked. I want to try to get caught up. At the end of the time there I got about 40 pages done. Boy did that feel good. We went to church, and stayed for all 3 meetings. It was great. Dinner was the best, roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and candied yams! Yum Yum! then we played the wii. I, yes me, was the top bowler with the high score of 173. That will never happen again, I'm sure. But it was fun and dad made us some tapioca pudding (spelling). Oh yeah dad and I went for a night ride on the snowmobiles on Sat. It was so nice the trails were groomed and the night wasn't cold. Just very nice to do that. Then when we came home, dad's truck was leaking oil something bad. So we packed the truck in like 10 mins, headed down to Rexberg and dad sent us girls on a shuttle to SLC. He stayed to have them look at it and fix his truck, he was going to do it down at Randy's shop. But they instead got it in and they fixed it. And he was on his way home. Tyler came up to SLC and picked us up. And now we are home and life is back to normal.
  • Well Tasha and Mark are getting ready to move really soon. We are really excited about them being closer to us. Yeah! Grandpa wants to buy Emma a tricycle with a GPS so that she can ride it over and see us. Think he's excited about having her closer too!
  • Well I need to get busy with RS stuff. Feeling behind on it alittle. Still need my technically smart genius daughters to help me with this thing. Untill we meet again!

Love love, kiss kiss... ~*Mom*~

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This is my new hat! Here's me.


I HAVE A BLOG, WOW! I really don't have time for this, but my Stacey, my amazing computer tech daughter, had to show me how to do backgrounds and because I have to be signed in permanently onto my gmail account.....set me one up. That sounds good. Okay, that's all for now. I'll work on this later, if I can find the time.