Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sewing Machine

I am working at the county extension office and we had a lady donated her sewing machine, 3 large trash bags of fabric, couple shoe boxes of button, zippers, lace and everything else you could think of.  The sewing machine is a Bernina 800.  I think it was made in the 70's.  Anywho, my wonderful co-workers decided that I needed to have it.  


It is in great condition.  She has taken really good care of it.  I have been talking to my co-workers about my sudden desire to sew, so THANK YOU SO MUCH ANDI & DEB for letting me give it a good home!  I'm so excited to start sewing again.


This is why you shouldn't give your dog this.....

It ends up like this!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thankful for Families

Brad & I had such a great week/weekend with our families. I was so excited to spend time with both of them.

Brad's family came down on Wednesday night and stayed the night with us. They were here until Saturday afternoon. It was fun to have them there. We ate good food, colored Easter eggs, laughed, packed, cleaned, golfed, shopped, swam and had a good time. They came up for his sister Lisa's graduation. She graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelors degree in Communications. We are so proud of her!!!

On Saturday afternoon, we went to my parents house in Soda Springs. My sister, Lisa and brother Telford were both home too! We also ate good food, laughed, colored Easter eggs, went on a walk to the geyser and had such a good time. We were there until Monday afternoon. 

While we were at home, I made a quilt. A few weeks ago, my cousin had a baby shower & there she received this really cute rag quilt. I decided that was something I could sew and sew I did. It was simple to sew and it turned out really cute.   It is 1/2 yard of seven different flannel fabrics.  Cut 2  3-inch strips & 2  6-inch strips and sew together.  The seam is 1-inch.  Cut, wash & dry.  

While coloring Easter eggs, I turned my family into eggs.

Dad, Mom, Rachael, Brad, Lisa, Tauna, Dustin, Jaxon, & Telford
Don't I have such a cute family?

Chena loved being at my parents house. She was free to run & play and not be in her cage all day. I found this cute bunny ears at Walmart for a dollar that I put on her just for fun. She was really good and left them on long enough for Lisa to get some good pictures.

These are some cute pictures for Brad & Chena. They are such good friends.

Lisa & I got matching white jackets for Easter :) Thanks Dad!

We are so thankful for our families and the chance we had to spend with them!!! I don't know where we would be without all the love & support from them. It is comforting to know we are an eternal family & can be together forever, thank goodness for the gospel. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

We got a PUPPY!!

Chena playing in the woods
Her first water experience
Sleeping at Ron and Lorraine's
Rach taught her to get on the bed. :-(
Chena with her first toy.... She ate it... oops

Usually for me(Bradford), around March/April, I get spring fever and I need some change.  It all started with working in Alaska.  Around this time I would usually zone out of whatever else I was doing and concentrate on getting ready for Alaska.  So this year we have made the unfortunate decision to not go to AK, so we were itching for some change.  So, we decided to get a puppy.  We went to PetSmart and they said that the Humane Society comes on Saturdays.  As is usual with Rach and I, once we make a decision we get it done quick.  So that weekend we found Chena.  She is a Yellow Lab/Golden Retriever mix.  She was 6 months old when we adopted her.  She and her siblings were found on the side of the highway abandoned.  We named her Chena after a river in Alaska.  Our second choice was Nuchalawaya (inside joke).  We are so excited for this new addition to our family.  But don't worry Elder Oaks, we're still trying to have kids too.