Monday, April 21, 2008

A New Favorite Thing

About a month ago I went to a friends "Scentsy" party. I was really impressed with their "wickless candles." They heat the little smelling cubes (wax of sorts) and melt it--but they do it without a flame--it is all with a 25 watt light bulb. SO, no burning down your house! It is warm to the touch, but not HOT.

It's made my house smell so yummy and delightful! I got 3 scents: Coconut Lemongrass, Enchanted Mist (so nice), and Bergamot & Tarragon. They have SEVERAL scents to choose from. It was hard to decide which to get, but I really like the ones I got.

They have so many warmers to choose from but I got the one pictured above, but below is one that I think I'll get next. It would be really pretty in my bathroom.

Check it out at:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

We Have A Winner

I made a scrumptious dinner tonight and it was so easy! It was in the crock pot and SUPER simple to do. All the kids ate it and LIKED it and Jim LOVED it!
Check out my recipe blog for the recipe.
The link is on the side of this blog or just hit this! Sara's Recipe Spot
Enjoy! And tell me how you like it!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More Utah Fun

Okay, besides the baptism, we had a really nice visit with friends and family. Sadly, Kyle was sick sick sick (barfing on the way there). We had to go though, and we're glad we did. The vacation wasn't exactly "ideal" as the first 3-4 days, we were just laying low at my parents' home...trying to take it easy on Kyle. He did start feeling better though--but this is the worst "flu"-type thing any of my kids have EVER gotten. Poor kid. He just wasn't himself most of the time we were there.

Kyle trying to feel better in a sink bath & Kids at Grandma Mac's Breakfast table

We did visit with my sister a few time; and then more siblings, family and friends at the open house.
Isabel huggin Auntie Marcie (Sara's Sister) and Allison peaking in too!
My parents were really great hosts. My mother loves to sew--quilts, costumes, dresses, etc. She made the boys some cute Indian shirts and the LOVED them. Isabel and she made a small blanket for Isabel's special teddy bear, Bobby. While there is no place like home, it was very nearly as comfortable. It's so nice to have a nice home to stay in and have your normal comforts. While there we finally talked them into letting us install a water softener in their home. They've been wanting one since they moved in but have put it I bullied them into it and Jim installed it as the house was already prepped for it! Jim's a whiz at this stuff anyhow!
Boys wearing their Indian shirts & Jim installing the water softener)

So, we did have some fun. We visited BYU Bookstore and that was neat. I got to go to lunch with my sister. I went with my mom to the Distribution Center and got Isabel her new scriptures and then we lunched at The Garden up on top of the Joseph Smith Memorial building there on Temple Square. It was lovely to look out at the brides. Jim had some fun too...he got a truck. Yes, a real-life truck. We'll have to post pictures of that sometime soon. It's big and red.
Sara's Parents & Bryce, Rory, Allison, Isabel & Jorma
We got to spend some time with Jim's family too. Bob and Sheila came up and visited us there since we weren't taking Kyle anywhere. It was nice of them and we even enjoyed a fun dinner at Winger's! (I've missed that place) It was good to see them.
Jim's Parents with Bryce & Isabel

We love our family and friends in Utah! Thanks for the visit. Hopefully we'll all be healthier next time we're there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Well, it is done! Isabel was baptized this past weekend. I can hardly believe that she has hit this milestone in her life....and in my life too. My first child has been baptized.

We went to Utah where both sides of our family are at. Isabel and her cousin Jorma (pronounced Your-Mah) have been close since birth. They are only 3 months apart and it has been fun for my sister and I to have them go through life experiencing the same things at the same time. How fitting it was to have a double baptism.

The baptism was so nice. Simple and sweet, and over too soon. They were also confirmed there with all our family present. The open house following was so nice. We had 55 people there at my parents' home. It was nice, a bit crowded--but happy. I was honored that so many people came...friends and family that have known either Jim or I most of our lives. Thank you for coming those of you who did.

My mother made Isabel's baptism dress and it is so sweet, beautiful and one of a kind. It was a special day for all of us.