Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas tree oh Christmas tree.......

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We went to our good friends, The Bells home.
I have known them for over 20 years and it is always fun to laugh about the
past. They truly are family. We had a wonderful dinner and dessert and walked
away with a lot of leftovers. This was amazing considering there were 19 of us!
I did bake a 25lb turkey though, so that was nice. I will post a photo of all
of us together later on.
I was so anxious to start decorating as soon as we returned from dinner. Shane made
me wait, so Friday we headed over to our good friends home to cut down a tree.
They bought the old Gregg tree farm and offered us one of the trees. The rest they hope to keep, with the exception of a few here and there for friends.
We were so excited. We scored an 10 ft noble fir and trimmed it down to 8ft to fit
into our livingroom. The kids weren't as excited as me, but I didn't care. I was excited enough for everyone. After returning home, we trimmed the tree and hung up
our Christmas decorations. I love the way the house looks when ready for Christmas.
Happy Holidays to everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

We did it!

La Befana was a huge success. It was an amazing weekend and definitely a highlight in my life. I reconnected with my friend from high school, Sarah from Que Sarah, made new friends and bought/traded a bunch of goodies. It was just such a special event and I feel so proud of myself for the end result. Throughout the day the vendors kept telling me how much fun they had and how neat it was. Mostly, all did pretty well.
You can read a review and see photos of Kathy Mack's booth, at this website. . We will be having another bazaar February 7th, so mark your calendars. I have to come up with a business name for my items, so I need some input from all of you. Which name do you like?
-Lily Maison
-Nettie Mae
-Hattie Maison

That's all for now. I am attaching a photo from Kathy Mack's website. As soon as she emails me the rest of the photos, I will post them here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Greg, you will reckognize the similarities in this post. Today, after wondering where in the world is Myron, I received a phone call from the bus barn which was not my first. Myron had apparently forgotten to get off at his stop. This was not an isolated experience. After turning down a ride from a fellow bus driver ( you can never be safe enough), I arrived at the bus barn to a sweet little apologetic Myron. After assuring him, that we were more than happy to pick him up and that accidents are normal, he related his story. Apparently, he entered the wrong bus! I asked him how long it took him to realize that he had gotten on the wrong bus and he replied with an innocent "20 minutes." I love this Myron of mine. He is just the sweetest bite of cake that heavenly father could have offered me. He continued on with his story, telling us about how he fell asleep with boredom and that he figured his bus driver just had a substitute that day. Oh how I love this guy.
After posting this story, I remembered another funny story about another of my sweet boys, Rylan. Rylan and his "bestest friend" Hyrum were riding in the back seat of the van. Hyrum asked where he should deposit his banana peel. I told him to just throw it out the window, to which Rylan replied " Hyrum, dont! the car behind us will slip and do a front flip and then the police will come and arrest you!"
He was so sincere, it was adorable.
On another note, I had to go to Silverdale aka Sliverdale tonight. Since it was FHE, we incorporated this trip into our lesson. Shane took the kiddos to Chuck E Cheese after a nice dinner at a local Chinese place. I went craft shopping alone......yes, it was bliss. After the game stop, we all went to Home Depot......yes fun fun.
I couldn't remember the last time we were all together shopping. As chaotic as it was, it was so nice to be together as a family. How pathetic are we?
Anyhow, I am up late tonight just finishing up my hour(s) long crafting spell.
Ciao for now!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nearest Book

Nearest Book

Here are the rules:

Grab the nearest book.
Open it to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Here's mine:
"Now you attend to me, if you please," said the policeman, taking out a very large note-book and very small pencil.
- Lying on Myrons floor, "The Chronicles of Narnia".
(Computers are set up in Myrons room)
Thanks Brooke!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rants and raves

I have a few rants I have to get out. Our family used to enjoy the show "Home Makeover" on ABC, now it is like the 500,000+ ring that a celebrity gives to his loved (for the moment) girlfriend. You know what I am talking about. A ridiculous ammount spent on an exquisite gift that could have fed a country. ABC has the right idea but not the right people. There are families all over the country that should be so lucky as to own a home, and ABC's qualified applicants are great people, i'll give them that much but do they really need a mansion? Take this example, a family that has a nice enough home, and yet doesn't have wheelchair access. What?? There are people all over that are in need, give THEM a home! Just my two cents.
On a lighter note, I received an amazing email from a parent of Myrons soccer teammate. Today, against my better judgement, I allowed Myron to play in his soccer tournament on a SUNDAY. I know I know, lord, strike me down now, but after a plea from not only his coaches, his teammates called and I gave in. I worked today and Brennan was sick, so I gave in to them. Tonight, after coming home from work, I was greeted by this awesome email. Trust me, I am not going to get in the habit of the kids playing on Sundays, but this was definitely a welcome message.
From Tara Beatie'

"We discovered a new chemical element in Kingston this weekend - "Myronium". We are seeking to have this powerful element added to the Periodic Table. Right before Plutonium and Uranium. Give me about 70 lbs of Myronium, and it seems there's not much I can't get done.

Myron was completely unintimidated by boys double his size. He was everywhere at once. He's more fun to watch than ANYTHING in my Netflix line-up. Just an FYI that you can be very proud of your kid. He's a very special guy".

- TB

Defitely a moms ego boost. No pictures, I am exhausted from crafting.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy bee

I am too busy these days to post on this blog, but feel free to check out the La Befana blog (listed on the right) to see what the bazaar is up to.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

La Befana Bazaar

I am getting more and more excited about the bazaar. I just finished creating our new blog.
You can click on it to the right of this post under "favorite blogs". We have some really amazing artists and you can view their items as they post. I have been working on the journals and now will be doing magnets as well. If I get any done tonight, I will post some photos. We are now up to 16 artists and their items are truly amazing and unique. I have a feeling this bazaar is going to be a very special holiday tradition for years to come.


A kiss of a flame
the hearts true desire,
a lick of love from an ember of fire,
A souls need, a hang on a wire,
to find out at last your intent to conspire.
To which I proclaim as the ultimate crier,
you never loved me, you infinite liar.

I find that I really love to write from someone elses perspective, so please don't read anything into my words.
My inspiration for poetry comes from my favorite author, Sara Teasdale.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here is the finished result of my first journals. I am so loving doing these and will be doing small notebooks and large art books as well!

Ps- Did you vote?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pretty little girls

I got some really great shots of Mae and her dear friend on Sunday and just had to share them.
I stayed up pretty late making a slip that Mae could wear underneath her dress to make it more "pouffy". I also undid the big flower bouquet that was embroidered on the front smocking.
I love the end result. Girls are just too much fun. I have been crafting like crazy lately to prepare for the bazaar. I have made some flower hair clips that are really popular right now and I have been crocheting some organic cotton blankets. I think I can have about 6 by the 21st. I went into Silverdale tonight on a quest to find a large sheet of balsa wood for my journal covers that I want to make. Instead, I ended up getting photo matte board and had it cut into 1/4ths. Then I bought a bunch of printed paper and I will make funky collages on them. I figure I can pump out about 30 of those. I'll keep you posted on the result.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cubs reunion

Tonight we had a potluck with the families of Nathans team mates on his baseball team from last season. As parents, we have really all bonded and have become great friends. We talked about movies the most, (my favorite subject) and laughed a lot. I didn't see my kids much, which is always a bonus at events like this. They stayed downstairs and played with all the other boys. Mae was her usual social self and was held by everyone that attended. We were excited to see Shannon, one of Mae's favorite people. I intended to get a photo, but missed the opportunity.

I'll get one next time. Thanks to Shannon singing "Twinkle Twinkle little star" to Mae last season to get her to sleep, Mae knows the entire song. We love you Shannon!

Here are some photos from tonight.