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 31, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"The real things haven't changed.  It is still best to be honest and truthful;  to make the most of what we have;  to be happy with simple pleasures;  and have courage when things go wrong."
                                           Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Sayings

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
                                                                                            Albus Dumbledore

Friday, August 22, 2014

Progress on the Living Room

The living room has a new area rug!
I found it at Target last week.
On clearance, plus $15 off.
Had to get it, right?

It has a nice little texture.
Kind of a bland color, but I've got so much going on in there.
It's a place for the eye to rest.  Or so they say on HGTV!

Since I was in the rug shopping mode, I decided to find a new one for the entry.  Home Depot, also on sale.
This one isn't bland or boring.

I love our living room.
It's not very big.
But it's a great place to
  get away from the TV and read or think or plan.  Everyone needs a little quiet spot.
It's the home of some of my favorite things.
Pictures of my grandparents and my kids.
A crocheted edging my great grandmother made and I had framed years ago.
 A picture of my mom as a baby ca.1922.


Pretty happy with the way it's turning out.
Our little sanctuary.

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