I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Calendar

I am so so excited about this project I have been working on, that I have to blog about it. I am so not a crafty person by nature. As hard as I try, it's just not me. But I saw this idea on parents.com and thought I would love to do something like that with my kids. Each day of December there is an envelope (which I made look all crafty!) and inside each envelope is a fun craft or activity to do together as a family. I hung it on the wall last night after i finally got it finished (it took way longer than I thought) and when the kids woke up this morning I told them what it was and they are now so excited for tomorrow (Dec 1) so we can start. I will (hopefully) post each day with the craft or activity that we do, because I am so being prideful over this my crafty adventure!


  1. This is such a cute idea! can't wait to see all your crafts!

  2. Cute! I wasn't that ambitious...I just bought a cheap one from Smith's.