Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial day....

What does it mean to you? For so many it means the memory of the fallen soldiers of our amazing country. To others, it means putting flowers on the graves of our loved ones that are no longer here on earth. It is also a time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the company of those around us. It is all of those things for me~ And sadly this year it means more...the first Memorial day after the death of my beautiful and incredible mother. The rock of my life, my best friend and the person whose love and support has always, and will always be with me. I celebrate her and the life she lived. She does not have a grave, that is not who she was. She is now in the most beautiful place, the place that she loved so much. A place that represents her and the freedom and beauty that surrounds all of us. Today mom, I think of you as I do every day. With an abundance of love! I miss you more than I can ever explain. You are with me everyday, in the things I do and the life I live. When the snow melts in the mountains soon, I will come to the place where you are and I will take in the beauty and breath in the air and I will think of you, as I always do, and smile...

Question for the quilters?!!

Has anyone ever done a quilt from a kit like this one?
Is it possible for me to do it as a very very beginner?
Thanks :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

I did it....

I have taken the first steps in overcoming my fear of writing!!
I signed up for this online journaling class~ It started on May 10th! I have been waking up at least 15 minutes early every day to write in my journal!! I am not where I want to be but this is a journey and I have started the ride!
This coming Saturday I will be meeting with some incredible women to write as well~ I real life writing group! I am so excited to put my pen on paper and simply....

Thursday, May 20, 2010


About 6 weeks ago I signed up for a sewing class through a community education program in Salt Lake~
This is my first few weeks of progress!!
From the shopping trip, to the pattern laying and cutting to actually sewing~ I still have a ways to go and 2 classes left so I will post the final project when I get it finished! :)
Excuse the iphone photos! :)
(I am making the bag on the bottom right hand corner of the pattern package)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ah! Sun-Flower by William Blake

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time.
Who countest the steps of the Sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the travellers journey is done.

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow:
Arise from their graves and aspire.
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The first of "the jars"...

So I am not yet a "canner" but I found a great use for the first few jars!
Mothers Day flowers for some amazing women in my life....
I can't wait to enjoy more pears,peaches and wonderful jams and use the jars for some of the amazing things that you all suggested!
It is a long list! :) Thank you!!
~But giving them on Mothers Day felt like the perfect thing to do!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Tiffany

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day....

To all of you incredible Mothers out there~

Dear mom,
Somehow I have almost made it through my first Mothers day without you. I miss you with my whole heart.
I celebrated every minute for you today~ For your amazing life!
I celebrate that I was so incredibly lucky to have you as my mom. I don't know how I could have been so lucky~
Your love and kindness surround me every day.
I am forever grateful that I am your daughter.
Thank you for giving me the best gifts I could ask for~Brooke and Barclay~
They are such an amazing brother and sister.
I miss you and love you so very much~
Love you ~
Your daughter,

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"my cup runneth over"....

What an incredible day~This past week I was talking with one of my best friends about Mothers Day coming up and I was telling her that I know I am going to have a very hard time...We were brainstorming about things I could do to help make it through. She mentioned that she and her mom, (A 6 year breast cancer survivor) were doing the Susan G Komen walk for a cure today, so I knew that I wanted to sign up and walk with them. My mom did not have breast cancer, she died from brain cancer~ But Cancer is cancer and it affects so many people and takes the lives of such amazing people from all of us every day. I wanted to be surrounded by my family and friends this weekend and celebrate life...The lives we have left to live and the lives of the people who are no longer with us.
I did not anticipate the overwhelming emotions I would get by joining so many people on this walk today. WOW~ What an incredible experience.
My heart is full...Of life, love and kindness shown to me by so many people every single day...
Thank you for being part of my journey in this life....
I am Rena's Daughter and I am so proud to have walked with her in my heart today~

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just a quick post~in case you are new around here....

I described my reason for this blog when I first started it a few months ago, but I know most people do not go back to the first post, so if you are new here this is just a post about why this blog is so important to me...

"This past summer we found out that my beautiful mom had 2 glioblastoma brain tumors ~ Malignant, cancerous, extremely aggressive tumors. That was July 2nd, she was checked into the hospital that day and never came home ~ Our life was turned upside down. She was my rock~ My favorite thing about life. It is devastating to know I have to live without her for the rest of my own life. She died on August 19th 2009, she was only 68 years old.
That is all I want to post about that part of her life because this is a place that I want to be positive, write about the amazing things about her and share things about her and myself and be creative ~ I just thought it was important to share that information so you would know why this is such a special place for me.
This is a place to share, hold myself accountable and remember to live~
My name is Tiffany ~
I am Rena's daughter... "

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dear Journal....

"Why am I so afraid of you?
Love, me!"

Are you a writer????
I want to be a writer....
I want to write~!!!
What am I so afraid of?

Where do you find inspiration?
Has anyone ever read these magazines? I have two of them now collecting dust...
I am very excited to be joining a writing group that will start this week! I will update on how it goes! I am really looking forward to it!
Have a wonderful weekend!