Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

So, today I am going to be a little more personal in my post and just share some thoughts. Hopefully it will make sense.
Those that know me, understand I am not a super fan of sitting through church and being acknowledged on Mother's Day as I am not a mother. The talks are always great about different mothers and I have an amazing angel mother. However, I have been surprised at how difficult it can be for me to sit in church and listen to talks about how being a mother and raising children is the most nobel of responsibilites we as women are asked to do. I know this to be true, I understand and believe the doctrine of the church, but "being a mom" is not a hat in which I wear.
After sacrament meeting today I was trying to avoid the young men who were handing out treats to all RS aged sisters. Well, it was Rashona's grandson and I thought, just be nice Anne. Attached to a bag of sugar free candies was this thought and I wanted to share.
While we tend to equate motherhood solely with maternity, in the Lord's language, the word Mother has layers of meaning. Of all the words they could have chosen to define her role and her essence, both God the Father and Adam called Eve "The Mother of All Things," and they did so before she ever bore a child. Like Eve, our Motherhood began before we were born. Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. ~Sheri Dew
I really enjoyed that thought and for whatever reason was inspired to post on my blog. For those that read this, know I do not post near enough so this must have left a big impression! Only a handful of people know about this blog so if you are reading this, I love you!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Introducing Sammie

This is Halloween weekend, the weekend I got Sammie! He took right to Uncle Scottie and loves being up on your shoulder.
Just a view to show how adorably small he is.
He was only 2 pounds in this pic.

He looks sad but he wasn't feeling well.
Luckily we have a good vet and she made my baby better.

This is a coat I bought him for Utah.
However, Vegas had some very cold and windy days
so he got to use his coat early. He had to get used to it,
especially the hood. I usually let him go without, he isn't a fan.
The coat was helpful, he didn't look like he was
going to fly away in the wind.

After we go outside, when he is finished with his duty,
he comes and jumps on my leg to let me know he is ready!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A few new projects...

My fab friend, Heather, whom I used to babysit now has the cutest one year old ever!!! I noticed she had the cutest headbands in her adorable pics on facebook. I contacted Heather and she told me she got hers from a cute store in Crestview and that she would be happy to get me some. This first pic is of the headbands she sent me- most of the flowers can be clipped on and removed from the band- endless possibilities! Well, my creative mother looked at them and thought we could easily make some. So, off we went to the store!

Here are a few of the ones we came up with!

A few more.... I can't make up my mind so I bought all kinds of colors and lots of fun buttons and used a few beads from another recent project. I think they are super cute and I think they turned out well. What do you think?

This is a baby blanket mom and I made for my friends baby shower. Hope she enjoys!

While in Idaho, Brittany was making watch bands. I asked the lady at the bead store about making just bracelets. She told me what I needed to do and it seemed simple enough. Here are my new fun bracelets! Thanks for the inspiration, Brittany!!!

Also, while in Idaho I went to a favorite craft store of mine. I have always liked the vinyl letters and the tiles but I had yet to attempt one. So, I bought the vinyl I liked and waited to get the tile in Vegas. Today I decided to make it. I'm happy with the results on this as well. I really like the cream and black vinyl on this tile. Enjoying part of my summer spending time on things I have always loved creating as well as learning new ones =)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meeting Tyler

His momma is making him smile =)

Now he is making me smile!

Just a few of Tyler's many faces!

I love his big eyes!

Aunt Annie with Tyler

I kissed both his cheeks!


I think this little guy is going to grow up loving the beach!
Once again my hair disappears when the sun hits it just right.

What a cute family =)

Ry posing again!

Anyone spot Elvis on the beach?