Alma 32:41

...Nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.

Monday, August 4, 2008

I am so excited!

What a good weekend this has been! Breaking Dawn came out and So You Think You Can Dance Live tour 2008 tickets went on sale! I haven't gotten my hands on a copy of Breaking Dawn yet but I will soon. I bought my christmas present today and got two tickets to SYTYCD (see above for translation). My DH is excited to go on a nice date with me at the end of September. :) He's not a huge dance fan but he enjoys it and more than that enjoys how much I enjoy it. He even let me get the most expensive good seats. :) I am soooo excited! I am disappointed with the top 4 this season- well half of it anyway- but I love the top 11!

So in the 80 day package to my sis-in-law I sent a handmade sock monkey and cards with info about animals of the world. My dh didn't really get how the monkey was part of around the world in 80 day but to me since we don't have them here naturally they are world anyway it doesn't really make sense but it works right? I forgot to take photos. My sis-in-law says her twins liked the monkey and the cards. I hope so... Kaden and Asher like their sock monster and Kaden likes the US animal cards I got him (He's learned to identify an Orca) sooo... it's possible.

For 70 days I made her a nursing necklace. I used nylon coated stainless steel for the circle of beads. All of the beads are stone or metal so they shouldn't break. The cord is leather and the circle of beads can slide along it. Sorry for the poor picture - my camera was running out of batteries and I couldn't find the charger. So this necklace is not meant to be a teething toy or to be played with by itself. It is meant to be played with while Mom is wearing it and baby is nursing. It gives baby something to play with besides Mom's hair or clothing so that hopefully Mom can nurse in peace. :) I got the idea from this site which has a link to a tutorial on how to make your own. I did mine a little differently but the idea is the same. I thought it turned out pretty cool... but I'm a little biased. :)


Mistylynn said...

Okay, so I got my copy of BD and am halfway through. It's good. Great necklace. I tried to watch SYTYCD this season for the first time and I'm sorry to say that although I found the dancers AMAZING I couldn't stand that dark haired ladie's voice. Seriously, it was like nails on a chalkboard to me. Oh well, I do really enjoy dancing with the stars. Hugs,

Angela said...

So neat to see the beautiful necklace you made! Yours is the first I've seen inspired from the post I did! Thanks for sharing the picture!