Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boston Makes the local newspaper

Grant Bowler Elementary foster grandma, June Bullock, quilted 18 pillows for the students in Mrs. Karen Wilson's first grade class. The pillows were presented to students on Thursday, January 24. This wasn't a task to assist the teacher, but an act of kindness from the heart.

Mrs. Wilson had been teaching her students all about shapes and patterns. She assigned then to draw a quilt pattern using what they had learned. The children all colored their assignments and then chose a name to describe their wonderful creations.

Bullock took one look at these quilt patterns and told Wilson she had a plan. She asked to borrow the student's assignments. She had thought it would be a fun surprise for the students if she quilted them each a pillow from their own design.

Bullock has a lot of quilting experience. She has had a love of the craft since she was seven years old.

Beginning just after Thanksgiving, Bullock had her work cut out for her. Each pillow took approximately six hours to complete. When completed, each one looked exactly like the drawings the kids had made. On the back of each pillow was handwritten the title of their individual drawing as well as a small message from Grandma Bullock.

The pillow writing was done by Wilson's daughter Bethany who was kind enough to donate her time. A majority of the material was donated by Kathy Wheeler and Mary Bullock.

Mrs. Wilson didn't tell her students what Bullock was up to, instead she coordinated a little party in the Library to surprise them with the presentation. As Wilson thanked Bullock for all of her help it was plain to see her appreciation. "You save me hours and more importantly you enrich the lives of the students," she said.

Grandma Bullock had the pillows wrapped in black bags so that all the children could open them at the same time, the students were very surprised and excited. "I'm gonna sleep on this tonight," exclaimed Michael Sumner with excitement.

Blake Bush said he was surprised and he thought his pillow was "pretty cool". Blake said that Bullock is always helping in class and that she helps him with spelling.

Bullock had one more surprise up her sleeve as she approached Mrs. Wilson with a gift bag. With the excitement of a child Mrs. Wilson said, "You made one for me?"

Mrs. Wilson's pillow had a piece of fabric from each of her students pillows and a special message on back from Bullock.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Family Home Evening

I'm slowly losing my exercise room to food storage. I know its a great reason thou. We have been trying to get our year supply for our whole family and I think we our super close. A few Mondays ago we re did our 72 hours kits and got them all ready to go.

For family Home Evening we had fun working out as a family. Here are a few pictures from to night.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Baxter's Blog

Well I finally gave in. Baxter been bugging me for months. And tonight he finally talked me in to it. Baxter just started his first blog. If you want to check it out her is the address

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy 36th Birthday Jason

We hope you have a great Birthday!!!!!! We love you.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day at the lake

Wow I can't believe that it already the 10th of Jan. And I haven't even posted in this new year yet. It seems like life has been crazy lately. Some ups and down over the holiday season but we got threw them and we our hoping for a great New Year. The boys have all gone back to school. The house is way quiet. I hoping for a few new year resolutions that I have made to go good. But I guess I need to start them sinece its the 10th. I'm getting really excited for Disneyland next month its so fun to have a girl and be able to buy some princess clothing for her to wear there.

Well today was such a nice day that we decided to head out to ecko bay on lake mead. The kids had a ton of fun feeding the fish and ducks.

Brielle has just got down to saying sentences and her favorite is I want one. That's all I here but I'm happy she is so smart and can say so many words.

We also stopped at the lost city museum the kids had fun playing in the Pueblos houses.