Thursday, September 30, 2010

NeW PrOjEcT!!

This is my most recent PILLOW project! My new color obsession is GRAY so when I saw this GRAY felt the possibilities where endless!!

Yep... 81 circles!!

I'm trying really hard to love our "old" red couch in our freshly painted GRAY room!! It's amazing how a new coat of paint can make you want to buy all new furniture :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Herriman FIRE!!!!

What a whirlwind these past few days have been!!
Sunday afternoon walking into church we could tell Camp Williams was on fire and by the time we left church Sunday afternoon around 4pm we knew it had gotten REALLY serious, REALLY fast!!! JT was called into work as soon as we walked in the door to go help fight the fire... he was changed and in the air 45 minutes later (which is REALLY fast for the Army... haha)!! Around 5:30 my little brother Christopher was listening to his police scanner..... yes I said police scanner...... and heard the Unified Fire department taking about evacuating The Cove in Herriman (our neighborhood)! By the time Chris got to my house and we started packing every "important" thing we could think of into my van, the flames had come up over the top of the ridge from Camp Williams!!! I have to say I don't think I will ever forget standing on my front porch and seeing flames 30ft high come down the mountain towards our house!! The police department knocked on our door around 7pm to tell us it was our turn to leave.... the nice police man counted the number of people who left with me, watched us get into my van and then tied CAUTION tape to my front door!!
As we drove away that's when the tears started!!

The next 12 hours felt like a week waiting to hear if our neighborhood and our home had survived the fire!! When we finally turned the news off at midnight the fire department had estimated 150+ homes would be lost in the following hours! The next morning JT took off at 5:30am along with 3 other Blackhawks to keep fighting the fire and discovered only 3 HOMES had been lost during the night!! What a MiRaClE!!! The first thing Brayden asked when he woke up was if our house had burned down.... I told him it had not and he said.... "oh I LOVE Heavenly Father"!!

Today we are grateful for the NOT so subtle reminder of whats important in our lives!! Our hearts go out to the families who lost their homes and we are all anxious to start helping them rebuild their lives!!!

 - Herriman fire crews concerned about predicted winds (Gallery Viewer) - Herriman fire crews concerned about predicted winds (Gallery Viewer)

Monday, September 13, 2010


We would just like to introduce our newest addition to our little family.....

Yep... we are the proud new owners of this 1973, 23ft BEAUTY!!

We had so much fun camping over Labor Day weekend!! We went for 3 DAYS and had running water and a flushing toilet the entire weekend!! I think I was the happiest when I put the boys in the bath tub half way through our trip :) JT has been wanting to get a camper for a while so Jack and I would join him and Brayden on their camping adventures and we LoVeD it!! Of course I am excited to add a few personal touches like new "cute" curtains and a few family photos!!