Thursday, January 10, 2008

plaques and pizza


I made two plaques for our young women's room at church. Since it's a new building the walls were almost bare in there...besides one picture and a clock, which were both new additions. One plaque has the young women values on it and the other has this years theme. "Be steadfast and immovable, always abounding in good works" I can't tell you how much I love that quote. It's just so powerful to me. How can you not want to strive for such a thing...love it love it love it! I ordered the vinyl from my friend Kim and I cut, painted and sanded the wood. I hung them...totally level and everything, just eyeballing it. :o) I also re-vamped our ward bulletin board. It may not look like anything special, but if you had seen the before you would totally appreciate the after. Why didn't I take a before picture??? Dang! Well I'm honest...trust be..it was terrible! Oh wait. That isn't very nice to whoever did the before. so sorry. There is a certain amount of stuff that has to be there that doesn't necessarily make it cute, but it is informative none the less.







Last night we had a joint young men/young women activity. The youth all made their own individual pizza's. Some were thick, some were thin. Of course they all know exactly which one was theirs when it came out of the oven because they each had their own character. I don't know what most kids would do with left over pizza dough, but ours play "dough ball" with it. They had a blast! I sure love this group of kids. They all get along so well. I made a bunch of brownies for dessert. I made them extra yummy by swirling on hot fudge and caramel before baking. So dang good! They were devoured in minutes! I would love to make some more, but I'd be tempted to eat half the pan while the boys are in school. I've lost a couple of pounds and I don't want them to find me again so soon.


15 comments:

Jacquie said...

Looks like fun was had by all. Mmmmm pizza, I can hear it calling me ;-)

Are you feeling better? Hoping so.

Briana said...

Looks like a great time!

So you're up and about, huh? That's GREAT news!

Marilyn said...

So glad you're up and feeling better! we miss your posting! does your friend kim have a web site or a way to contact her to make the sayings? does she do any scripture/saying you want? thx!

linda t said...

So thankful you are doing better Jolene.
Continue to rest and recover!
You are an amazing servant!

Patti said...

Mmmm I am having pizza tonight hopefully. Y'all seem to have such a good time and good food no matter what!
Obviously you are feeling better Jolene! Glad to hear it!

Cassandra said...

Looks like so much fun! That pizza looks yummy!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Fun idea for an activity! The pizzas look so yummy. Hmmm....it must be lunchtime for me. I'm getting hungry now. LOL I thought they wouldn't let you actually cook in the church? Maybe that's just our ward's rule. And I LOVE the theme for this year. I would seriously love a plaque with that on it for me, and I'm in Primary!! LOL I thought about making those for my nieces who are in YW, but then I didn't know if their ward was doing something, so I didn't. Anyway, glad you're feeling better!! The brownies sound so yummy!! I'm like you, though...if they're here and no one else is eating them, then I am!! LOL Keep up the good work and you'll lose more before you know it! :o)

Suzie said...

Hi Jolene,

You popped over to my blog to tell me I had won the MM contest. Thanks for doing that! Not sure I would have checked back for a few days..
Just want to say-awesome blog-awesome life! Can't wait to check back here for some laughs, recipes, & inspiration.
good stuff here!

Chickenbells said...

Oh, the signs are so wonderful and I'm sure everyone will appreciate then for years to come...words of inspiration for sure...

And Pizza and Brownies? Sounds like my kind of night...

velvet brick said...

The signs are wonderful, Jolene...and I am in love with that clock!!!! Where, oh where???
I'm sure all of your work with be admired and so helpful to so many! Thank you for the great pictures!
VB

maren said...

All of that looks and sounds fun. I'm with VB on that clock. Beautiful.

Maren
marensgarden.com

Andi said...

Your signs are wonderful Jolene! I don't think I understand how the vinyl comes. Is it on a roll or are they die cut letters. Maybe you could do a post with pictures of the process sometime...or if you have, tell me where to find it please. Does your friend also make the signs and can they be ordered? I love the lettering and I only have a source for signs with painted on lettering.

Pizza party looks so fun!

I'm glad you're feeling better.

Hugs!

1RadChick said...

Hey! This means you are using your cutter!!! Yahoo! Congrats! The signs look great.... :)

Kimberly said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun..those pizzas look good. And yummy...i love me some brownies.

wendster said...

Your house looks great! Just like it did when I was there. I can relate. Bum arm from accident kept me from cleaning house for MONTHS. Yes... months! Talk about going crazy. I love the plaques, and the bulletin board looks SUPER.
Glad you are feeling better and congrats on losing a few pounds. But you already look super.