Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comment."  Rachel Wolchin

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Fun

 
How's your summer?  Ours has been lots of fun.
 
And very busy!
 
 
 
 

Our adorable little grand girls and their Mommy came to live with us this past spring.
 
 



And of course they brought their baby brother with them.
 
 
 
 
When there are kids in the house it means we get to play at our local water park, Cherry Hill.


 
And go on little trips to the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, Utah. 



And camping at our beautiful state and national parks.
 



We've watched a fun baseball game played by the Salt Lake Bees, a farm team for the Anaheim Angels.
 


 
 
On the fourth of July cousins came to visit.
 
We watched the parade in our festive attire.
 





We had a bbq with the family and a watermelon eating contest with the cousins.
 
And of course what kind of  4th of July would it be without fireworks and mosquito bites.
 




We picked lots of strawberries from our garden.
 



And now we're waiting for pumpkins, watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans and a peanut to get ripe.
 

 
I can't believe it's the middle of August already!
 
Our little sweet peas will go back to school in a couple of weeks!
 
We still have time for some more summer fun.
 
Hope your summer has been a great one too.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Sayings





 
"Trust that when the answer is no, there's a better yes down the road."  Anonymous

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Sayings





"Keep the faith.  The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you're about to give up hope."  Anonymous

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Painting the Living Room

 
A couple of weeks ago our daughter #1 and her family came for a visit.  Her husband just so happens to be an ex-professional house painter and works for Sherwin Williams part time while he's going to school.
 
He decided that while he was here he'd paint our living room.
 
I said, well, thank you so much, but I have no idea what color to paint the living room.  (I've been trying to find the right color for more than a year.)
 
He said he thought he'd found the perfect color.
 




It's called Tidewater.
 
A nice light robin's egg blue.

the pictures don't quite show how pretty it is
 
It's really pretty!



 I think he was right!
 
Thank You Chason!

I Love It!!
 
Still looking for the perfect rug.
 
Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Sayings




"Happiness of heart can never be bundled up and measured out, it's intangible.  We keep running after it, grasping for it, and the heat of our running so rarely brings it closer.  But now and then there may be a moment.  We look at something and know it is good and beautiful.  Those moments are happiness."   Gladys Taber