Friday, August 23, 2013

Trip to Logan

We tagged along with Nic to a conference he had in Logan this week.

We had fun exploring while Nic was busy each day. We visited the Bluebird Candy Factory, went to Firehouse Pizza, went to the Willow Park Zoo, saw the Logan Temple, had Aggie Ice Cream, visited  Gossner Cheese Factory,  visited the football stadium and explored campus. It was a fun week but we are anxious to get back home and in to our routine :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beth's Happy Day

"Because when you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does..." from the movie You've Got Mail.

For year's I have been trying to find a book from one of my earliest childhood memories. I remember my mom stopping what she was doing, picking me up, and reading me this book. It makes me cry when I think of this special moment & memory with my mom.

From the book....I remembered a pretty girl, her mom, the girl helping her neighbor, some laundry, a kitten, and a Birthday cake. I kept trying to come up with a title...Jane's Birthday? No that wasn't it.

The internet is amazing...but how do you search for a book from my 3-year-old-mind memories. I would look around every couple of years when I would think about it, but recently it was nagging at me so badly. I wanted to have this book to read to my own girls. I started searching vintage books online, but I had no idea what year it would have been, title, auther, nothing. I knew it was old..for sure not an 80's book. I asked my parents & siblings and no one could guess off of my clues. But then I remembered that it was a similar shape and age to "Tie My Shoe" another book from my childhood.
Quick side story on sister Jenny actually got me this book when I had Samantha and it was such a wonderful sweet gift to get.
So Nic suggested looking up the publisher and the "Junior Elf  Books". I googled that under images and there she was "BETH'S HAPPY DAY". I knew it as soon as I saw it. I bawled. The memories flooded back.
I can't tell you how happy I am that I now know what book I have pictured so many times. I ordered the only 2 copies that eBay was selling and I will continue to look for a couple more copies. I am so happy!