Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Recipe Binder

I received this Recipe Binder kit from ETM, it was for payment for something I did for her. I knew I wanted to make it, but unfortunately, I didn't want to make it the way the kit showed how. So I changed it up, Keersten Style!
So here is the front cover...
The back cover... the side is also done, in the floral print with a stipe of dots on it...
Inside are big folders to put your recipes or things off of the computer in. I didn't photo the tops of them, just where I decorated.

On the folders in front of them, for example, this Desserts page, the back of the preceding page has a strip of this blue and red dots across the packet so that they go together.

Hope you like!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Errol Lenard Huntsman

Errol Lenard Huntsman. This is my dad. On Aug 4th he went into the hospital because of pain. 3 days later they decided to remove his gall bladder. My mom and I went to eat in the hospital cafeteria about 4 days after this. The doctor came into the lunch room and told my mom and I that the gall bladder was cancerous, that he was full of cancer and to take him home and enjoy him. It wasn't a good day.
Dad eventually got to go home. He was hopeful, but wasn't getting any better. He really hated not being able to get up. He wanted to go out to his garden, and do his lawn and work at his workbench.
We had a bad day one day, and so I went to stay at mom and dad's to help during the night if needed. I am very grateful for the time I got to stay there. I got to talk with dad and mom. I got to lay on the bed and watch tv with him at night a couple of times. I got to see all of his visitors too.
Saturday, Sept 17th, my mom came into my room at 5:00. My dad had just left us. I was the one to call my brothers.
I can't say enough about my dad. He was always there. He took such good care of my mom and us kids. Getting ready for the funeral, it is hard not to try to find dad and wonder what he thinks. He will be truly missed, and always in my heart.

Errol Lenard Huntsman, 71, of Idaho Falls, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday September 17th at his home surrounded in the love of his family. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Brother and Friend.

He was born Aug 20, 1940, to Lenard Glenore Huntsman and Evelyn Balmforth Huntsman in Idaho Falls. He was the 3rd of 10 children. He grew up in the Idaho Falls, Shelley and Osgood areas where he attended schools and learned to be a hard worker.

He learned to drive a car at an early age and he remembers being close to 14, when he would get up early in the morning and drive in the dark from Osgood, to the dry farms on Taylor Hill. He would plow in those fields till dark, and drive home again.

He thoroughly enjoyed working with his hands and making things work. At the age of 16 he got a job at Automotive Electric. He loved working there so much, he bought the business. He worked there for 47 years.

On June 29th, 1962, he married his sweetheart Myrna Ray, in the Idaho Falls Temple. They celebrated 49 years together this year. They have 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grand child who they completely enjoy.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved serving in many various callings throughout his life. He also served 6 years in the National Guard.

He enjoyed his family and friends very much and loved to go camping, hunting, hiking, fishing and riding motorbikes. He especially loved rock hunting and has rock hound grandchildren to prove it! He enjoyed making things grow, especially his garden and flowers.

He is survived by his wife, Myrna Huntsman of Idaho Falls, sons, Trent (Kathy) Huntsman of Shelley, Heston (Teri) Huntsman of Idaho Falls, daughter Keersten (David) Jensen of Idaho Falls, 10 grandchildren Brielle, Lynzi, Alyssa, Rachel, Ray, Jade, Hunter, Megan, Ashlen and Porter, and 1 great grand child, Xander. His brother’s Terry (Marge)Huntsman, Idaho Falls, Bowen (Merlyn)Huntsman Idaho Falls, Varcel (Tawnya)Huntsman, Idaho Falls, Dennis (Freen) Huntsman , Idaho Falls, sister’s Kay (David) Zorn, Idaho Falls, Rochelle (Garth) Campbell, Basalt, Debbie Penrod, San Antonio, Texas, Cindy (David)Cleaves, Pocatello, Heidi (Monte)Pittman, Boise, Idaho. He is preceded by his parents, Evelyn and Lenard Huntsman.

Viewing will be at Naulder Funeral Home in Shelley Tuesday the 20th from 7 to 8:30. Graveside services will be at Fielding Memorial on Wednesday , Sept. 21, 2011 at 11:00.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

School backpack

I made a little school backpack the other day! I have seen quite a few different ones of these and save the pictures of them. Too bad it doesn't save who made them! So, This is parts of some, parts of others and some of myself.
The colors are purple and blue. I know it looks pink, but that's my bad picture taking! The little lips are pink on the side.
Here's a side view. My kids backpacks all have a little mesh bag on the side, so I added one here too!
The back so you can see the straps.When you open the front pocket, here is the little Back to School card.
Here's a peek inside...
I got a pen, sticky note pad, teacher stickers, paperclips and two big clippies.
I just used eyelets for the snaps, there is Velcro under the tabs so it stays shut.
Hope you like!