Zack's big day!! As always I asked what kind of cake to make, and of course, Zack wanted a hunting cake. It was a lot of fun to make. I picked up the animals at the farm supply store, and had a lot of fun crushing oreos and ginger snaps to make the dirt. The rock candy made a great addition, and the styrofoam trees turned out pretty cool! (although heavy) I also made my first attempt at making a quilt. Zack has always loved the quilt Tyson got before his mission with the pictures ironed on. So, I thought, what a better memory than a hunting patterned quilt with pictures of family? My mom, Emily, and Jill all came over the night before and helped me finish since I was on a very tight schedule. Jill brought her mom's quilting frame so we could tie it and fray the seems. I definitely learned a lot and made a few mistakes, but Zack seemed to really love them both, so I think it turned out perfectly!
There was a time in days of old,
When instead of movies, stories were told.
There wasn’t the glamour and lights of the screen,
Only clever minds that were filled full of dreams.
The appealing portion was not in violence or crime,
But of peaceful surroundings, and life sublime.
Nor was the interest found in passionate lust,
But of the purest romance, with innocence. And trust.
Adventure came from the unanswered questions,
Of lands unexplored, with fortune suggestions.
Story tellers of old had a priceless treasure,
Of giving their audience unblemished pleasure.
Jennifer B Huffaker Thompson
Grandma Pettey's letter
To me life is something like a book with a fresh, clean page for each day. I hope your pages will be filled with happy experiences and not too many smudges and mistakes. With some disappointments, sorrows and obstacles here and there because these are the things that make us grow and become stronger and wiser—depending on the way we learn from them.
If I could leave one thought with my children it would be to live each day to the fullest—Make the most of every opportunity. Be a friend to everyone, and always seek the help and guidance of our Heavenly Father.