Friday, March 23, 2012

Scott Recovery Fund

IDescription: Italic need to help dear friends get this information out to as many people as possible! I know that tragedies happen in this world on a daily basis, and if we are fortunate enough to not be affected by them we just go about our lives not paying them much thought. Sadly, our close friends are experiencing a tragedy in their family, but we have the opportunity to help!Last week one of my closest friends, Bree Schvaneveldt, informed me that her sister's husband had been hit by a car while on a bike ride. Scott's medical condition is critical and he remains in the hospital. He and his wife Ashley are currently living in Arizona while Scott attends medical school at Midwestern University, he was in his third year at the time of the accident. Scott has suffered a traumatic brain injury and the chance that he will be able to return to medical school and carry on his life as planned is unlikely. Because of this, as well as problems with insurances, Scott and Ashley have been left in a difficult situation financially. A recovery fund has been set up by Bree Schvaneveldt at Wells Fargo and America First. Please follow these links to read more about the accident and this amazing person.

I do not know Scott and Ashley as well as I would like to. I attended the same church ward as them for a period of time before they moved to Arizona. The little time I did know them, I can tell you they are outstanding people. I have had the pleasure of becoming close to Ashley's sister, Bree who can attest to how special this couple is. If you can help even a little bit, please follow the Facebook link for information on how to donate. As you already know, every little bit helps!Thank you so much family and friends!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feelin Crafty

It's true, I have been having an itch to sew, craft, change things in my house, etc. Lucky for me Crew had to have a stocking for his first Christmas so I decided to make one for each of us. I love how cheap you can make stuff for! I made three stockings for the price you can buy one in a store. Plus I still have enough fabric to make more for future kids so they will match. I wanted stockings with a classic but slightly modern look. I played around with some fabrics and this is what I got!

I tend to get bored of decor quickly so I decided to make these stockings with two different sides. One side with color and pattern for a fun, modern look and the other a simple neutral burlap.

I didn't get them finished this year but I will add some red rope with embellished name tags dangling on the end to this side for a pop of color and so they wont be so boring. However, I like the neutral classic look because I will be able to use them for a long time, even if I change my decor

They were so fun to make but the craft itch still isn't out of my system so I am thinking pillows next. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The holidays are even more exciting with our little munchkin around! I love that we have had so much time to spend as a family and to focus on the things that really matter in this life. We hope all our friends and loved ones had wonderful holidays as well. Here are our highlights.

Crew had his first visit to Temple Square. He was mesmerized by all the lights.

Then he had his first visit with Santa. Kudos to my baby boy for not having a freak out!

He was such a happy boy Christmas morning...he knew it was a special day!