when I use to carry around my baby sister Peggy...
This was before my youngest sister Heidi was born.
and yet, they last forever.
I love the song, too!
And I'm certain it's not what you think.
Of course this was taken last month when we were there.
I also want to show you who came to see them after we did!
Here she is leaving Utah
Flying by herself for the very first time...
I feel compelled to pass along 2 promising sounding summer ideas:
And a 3rd link.
1. This mom came up with the idea of posting a schedule
each day for her kids, so structure won't completely
disappear during the summer.
I wish I had thought of this back in the day.
Sometimes those summer days can just melt one right into another.
Kids love structure and the feeling of knowing what is coming up next.
Check it out here.
2. Never would have thought of this idea on my own....
a very creative non toxic way to keep flies away.
I have not tried this, but they claim it's effective.
Flies are the major reason I don't enjoy eating outside.
So, I will be hanging these at our 4th of July barbeque!
I'm sorry about the video of yesterday.
Apparently Youtube has new ways of controlling things,
like the music we choose.
HOWEVER, today, I want to show you something that I really really like.
Something that I think may influence years and even generations to come.
I'm hoping anyway.
When my sister Robin told me about LDSjournal I didn't think I would be that interested.
I keep a journal in a written standard type book. I enjoy hand writing.
But, as I thought more about it, I realized I don't write all that often anymore.
It's frustrating to write something down without spell check,
without being able to change paragraphs around,
without being able to insert added memories of that day that I thought of later.
With LDSjournal, I can just quickly write a sentence or two in 30 seconds.
Or I can write 3 sentences and then come back later that day and write 2 more paragraphs.
SO simple, so UN-time comsuming.
When the grandkids say something that I don't want to forget,
I just take a minute or 2 (literally) and type it in my ongoing journal.
AND, I can put pictures on this journal very easily.
In fact, I put pictures on most of my daily entries.
By the time this year is up, practically no stone will be left unturned (or unrecorded)
LDSjournal is FREE.
However, they offer to put it all in book form for you, complete with your pictures,
for a reasonable fee.
And no, you don't have to be LDS to join.
There is a huge section of "all about me" questions you can answer to have part of your journal,
if you want.
There are probably many LDS type questions in that section,
but one could leave those out,
and when you have your book printed the ones you omitted won't be in there.
Oh how I WISH there had been something like this when I was raising my sons.
I would have loved to have captured snippets of their childhood on a daily basis.
Since I can type way faster than I can write, I could have actually pulled it off back then.
Like I said, for some reason when Robin told me about this I wasn't that interested.
Then one day I just got on there to look around and thought I would just write a few sentences.
I did, and then I was hooked. But hooked in a good way.
Sometimes ideas or memories or just insights come to me,
and now I have a place I can just write it down.
So many write tidbits of their day on Facebook,
and even if you save those, really how personal can they be?
Most of that will just be lost forever. So just consider LDSjournal online. Just sayin'.
My Dad is 82 now,
so this video is about something he did over 20 years ago....
Or, try this link if the above does not work.
If it still doesn't work please let me know.
PS He actually ran over 30 marathons, 17 of them in Boston.
No kneading. Hardly any stirring.
Just mix, rise, plop on cookie sheet, rise again, and bake.
And like Dennis says, "This tastes like a treat."
McKenna calls this Peasant Bread. We call it McKenna's bread, because we learned it from her.
We couldn't get enough of it when we were visiting, so I decided I better make some at home.
I've heard people say over and over that MACs are better. Do you disagree?