Sunday, February 10, 2008

My newest creation!!!

I finally finished Chris and Jen's quilt that I made for their wedding present. It is only a year and a half late!! I didn't have a spot in the house large enough to set up a quilt so I paid someone to machine quilt it for me. It is hard to see in the picture but it is a really beautiful stitch and I am very happy with it. Chris and Jen have already seen it but they don't know that it is finished so I am going to surprise them with it for Valentines Day!!! It will really look great in their new apartment in Lake Charles!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Taking Matthew to the MTC

Our Uncle Matthew is going into the MTC. (That is short for Missionary Training Center). He will stay for two months, learning Spanish and how to be a great missionary!!! Then he will fly to Mexico for two years!!! We will miss him but we know that he is doing the Lord's work.
But first we went to visit our Great Grandma and Grandpa Sorensen in Manti, Utah. Their house is over 80 years old and Great Grandpa was born in the back bedroom!!! It has lots of great places to discover!!
We hadn't seen snow before. It was really cold!!! Uncle Matthew threw snowballs at us, but believe me we got him back!!!

It was so cold that some days we just played inside!!!
Grandpa Sorensen and Uncle Matthew tried to find the pond in Great Grandpa Sorensen's backyard. I hope the fish are still alive under all of that ice and snow!!!
We went bowling for the first time!!! The balls were kind of heavy so we let Uncle Matthew win. (I guess Mom won once too.)
We went walking in the snow one day. We have never worn so many clothes at the same time!!! It was COOL!!
We had to leave Great Grandma and Grandpa's house so we could take Uncle Matthew to the MTC. Doesn't Uncle Matthew look handsome!!!
The MTC is so organized!!! We had forgotten to open Uncle Matthew's suit pockets. But no problem they had seam rippers!! They think of everything!!!!
Mom was with us too but someone had to take the picture. (Look on Mom's BLOG to see a great picture of Mom and Uncle Matthew)
Uncle Matthew went through one door and we went through the "Parents" door.
Thanks Uncle Matthew for being such a great example for us to follow!!! Good luck in Mexico!! Work hard and have fun. We would give you more advise but we are cold and just want to go back to sunny California!!! Love you, Merrick and Berkleigh!!!