Friday, March 2, 2012

Aubrie's Zebra Party Nov. 2011

Aubrie decided she wanted a Hot Pink and Zebra Birthday Party.
Zebra Cupcakes

Straws with zebra print paper circles

I added zebra print tissue paper to the paper cups

Black licorice in zebra cup

Hot pink, black and white balloons

Happy Birthday Banner

Happy Birthday Banner

A game I made using zebra tissue paper, lunch paper bags and poster board.  The kids would punch one of the circles for a prize.  They loved this!

Table decoration

Pink malt balls, pink cotton candy and pink lemonade.

The kids made black and white necklaces (with their names) and then Aubrie blew out her candles and opened presents!  A very fun 8th birthday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Emilee's Butterfly Birthday Party

Emilee turned 10 and we celebrated with a Butterfly Birthday Party!

Lemonade in Mason Jars with straws plus flags.

Butterflies on Chinese latern.

Butterfly wands were both decor and take home present for girl guests!

Butterfly windchime

Cake balls

Lemon and lime water

Lemon pound cake

Butterfly cupcakes

Lemon pound cake and suckers in jar

Happy Birthday Banner

Take home gift's included large gummy butterflies in take out box and activity books with pencil for boy guest's

More butterfly wands made from garden decoration butterflies hot glued to dowel with ribbon

Butterfly garland

Tissue paper flower garland found at the dollar store

Emilee in her butterfly shirt that changes color in the sun!

Making butterfly craft by painting coffee filter with water colors, folding in the middle and clipping with a clothspin and finished off with pipe cleaner antennas.

Emilee having a great time at her party!

The kids blowing bubbles

Happy 10th Birthday, Emilee!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grandma Moon

My Grandma's funeral was yesterday, May 16, 2011, and I was asked to read the Eulogy and then share some special memories I have of her.  It really was a great service and even though it's hard to say goodbye I know it's her time. Love you Grandma!

I thought I'd share her obituary followed by my talk. 

Elva Moon 1926 ~ 2011 WOODLAND, UT - Elva Utahna Kinsey Moon, age 84, passed away at her home May 6, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Elva was born on September 20, 1926 in Midway, Utah. She married George Douglas Moon in Santa Barbara, California on August 14, 1945. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 17, 1963. He passed away on October 8, 2008. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed her service in various callings as a Primary teacher, visiting teacher and service in the Relief Society. She loved attending and doing temple work. She enjoyed hunting and camping with her family, baking & candymaking, gardening, handiwork & crafts. She is survived by her sons Kenneth L. (Jolene) Moon, Woodland; Gary G. (Jill) Moon, Heber City; daughter-in-law Linda Moon, Heber City, a brother, Ray (Rose) Kinsey, Heber City, Utah and a sister, Betty Kinsey Guinn, American Fork. Also 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren She is preceded in death by her husband, George; a daughter, Linda E. Breeden; a son Jesse D. Moon; grandson, Robbie Breeden, and two brothers Ralph and Harold and three sisters Wanda, Eva and Della. Funeral service will be on Monday, May 16, 2011, at 12:00 noon in the Woodland LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the church on Monday 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home, Kamas

Although I’m saddened by the passing of Grandma Moon I’m grateful for all of the wonderful memories I have of her.

When we were young Jerel, Tahnie and I would go to her house several times a day. I’m grateful I was able to grow up next door to her and for all of the wonderful times we spent together.

Grandma was one of the best cooks around. Some of the best memories I have of Grandma center's around food. Every Memorial Day we would go and put flowers on the graves at the Woodland Cemetery. Afterwards extended family would gather at my Grandma’s house for an outside picnic complete with fried chicken, potato salad, and a lot of other wonderful food. It was a great family reunion we had every year.

My siblings and I all loved helping Grandma make her homemade Root Beer. All of the ingredients went into an empty glass Apple Cider jug, and was then set out in the sun for what seemed like hours and hours, but after that first sip it was worth the agonizing wait!

Every Thanksgiving Tahnie and I would wake up early and go to my Grandma’s House. We loved watching her cook. We would try and help, but I’m sure we were probably in her way more than we helped. She never made us feel that way though.

My Grandma also used to make homemade chocolates every Christmas. She would make what seemed like hundreds in all different flavors! I think during Dec. I would go to her house even more than usual just to eat those yummy chocolates!

By the time I was 11, I would spent a lot of time with Grandma looking through cookbooks and cooking magazines, like Taste of Home. We would find new recipes to make. She was always sharing great recipes with me to try. One Christmas my Grandma gave all of her Granddaughters a handwritten cookbook that contained some of her favorite recipes. She worked for months and months on those. I remember she was almost always working on them when I would go to her house during the summer. I’m so grateful to have that cookbook written in my Grandma’s own handwriting. A lot of my love of baking comes from her.

My brother, Jerel, remembers going to the mountains with Grandma to gather wild grapes, and Tahnie and I remember helping Grandma gather choke cherries so she could make them into jelly, syrup, and juice.  My Dad remembers the house smelling like baking bread and he loved when my Grandma canned chili sauce.

My Grandma and Grandpa always had a good sized garden when we were growing up. Most of the time we weren’t allowed into the garden, but every once in awhile Grandma would let Tahnie and me in to help pick peas. We would then sit on the front porch and help her shell them and talk.

My Grandma didn’t spoil us with a lot of toys, besides at Christmas, but she spoiled us by giving us her love and her time and attention. No matter what she was doing she would make time for us whenever we went over to her house. I know she loved us very much. I look forward to seeing my Grandma again someday. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Family Photo Shoot

Sterling's friend, Mike Hedge, came to our house to do a little photo shoot with our family. He specializes in Jump Shots!

My Family

Sterling and Aubrie's Jump Shot

Love this one! Christian looks like he has on rocket boots!

Mike, Sterling and me

Sterling jumping off our shed.


Christian, Hailee and Sterling jumping off our shed.  Aren't they crazy?


Christian's Jump Shot

Me with Emilee and Aubrie

Another one of Sterling's Jump Shot's

My Jump Shot

My family in our yard. I love living in the country!

Fence Sitters!

This is harder than it looks!

All the ducks in a row!  You can see the side of our house.

Foot Shot!

Thanks for the photo shoot Mike!