Monday, August 31, 2015

More Churchy Smash Stuff

I was looking for a file in my design program the other day and came across these.
I was released from Young Womens back in April and jumped right into teaching the 7-8 yr olds in Primary at church, then will all that was going on with weddings and family, I forgot to post these.  

Basically, as a youth teacher, some days I felt like lessons went in, then out all before the kids left my class.  I felt like what we were missing was time to think about the lessons and have the girls figure out how to apply them in their own lives.  I wanted a few minutes at the end of the class for the girls to write something that stuck out to them, or something they wanted to work on, to write down the weekly challenge or something.  

That was when I came up with the idea to print these out, the topics for each month.  Our curriculum has changed, the girls are to pick the lessons they think they need, but the monthly topics stay the same.  Since I am a HUGE lover of the idea of a smashbook, made just from a composition book {cheap at back-to-school time like now} I had to make a printable for the lessons.  Long story short, here are the files I made.  Feel free to print and share or destroy, whatever you need to do with these.  Let me know if you want them smaller or larger or something.  You can find them HERE in my dropbox or email me if you want original files.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Mr & Mrs. Robinson Open House

This darling girl was one of my Young Women I taught at church the first 2 years we lived here in Minnesota.  She met her handsome hubby at BYU this past school year and were married out in Utah last month.  After a fabulous ceremony and reception there, she came back to Eagan, MN for an open house.  There were a couple bridesmaids that were not able to make the wedding in Utah, but Mrs. Robinson wanted to be sure to have them included in photos, so I got to play wedding photographer for the night.  Check out this house!?!

Another family from church lives here.  Yep.  I was astonished at first sight.  They live in an actual FREAKING CASTLE!  Wow.  Was it ever fun to run around shooting photos at this open house!
Not to mention, of course, that the bride and groom were just about as cute as they could possibly be.  I loved every goobery, loving stare <3 p="">

Prepare yourself for a few too many photos.  This cake smash is probably my all time fav.  

Not only were they positively ruthless...

But they are just so cute!

I don't know why I didn't think to record their song.  It was beautiful.  I knew there would be a special number that Mom wanted photos of, but I didn't know it would be Mr & Mrs. Robinson that would be singing it!

Here are two more of my girls.  Awe.  They are getting so big!

And a frog.  Probably a prince since we are obviously at a castle.  Someone should have kissed it!

I can't resist showing you just a few more pics of the grounds.  Man am I glad I don't have to clean or mow this thing!

Gorgeous.  It was a positively gorgeous night for this happy couple.  May you have thousands more just as magical Mr & Mrs Robinson!

Friday, August 21, 2015

New In The Etsy Shop

Wohoo!  I posted new stuff in my shop today.  Check these out...

You can find any of these stands HERE in my Etsy shop.

Novelty Print Quilt Pattern

I have had a hard time finding good quilt patterns for novelty prints the past couple times I purchased them.  I made up this pattern so tha...