Saturday, June 11, 2011

THE FIVE...and we're off!

I want to start out by saying how awesome all of you are who were up for the fun challenge of Paying It Forward. You guys rock :) I want to make something for all of you! But I have a feeling I'll be doing this challenge again :)

I've been excited to see who would pick for me to pay it forward to!
drum roll please...

# 29 - Katrina
# 13 - Gee
# 26 - Eva Marie
# 23 - Kiki
# 3 - Christine
You five will be getting a package in the mail with something(s) handmade by yours truly :) I'll be needing your send them my way: haley.kjar{at}
And then you'll do the same for 5 others! Oh I can't wait to start working on my hand crafted goodness for you guys! :)

And on a kind of random note...while working on my little family's silhouettes the other day, I was thinking about Stephanie Nielson (it was she who inspired me to do them). Let me tell you, she is a prime example of paying it forward. To put it lightly, Stephanie has been through some hard things...and yet she still puts all she has into being the best wife and mother she can be. She knows her life has been blessed by God, and she wants to show her gratitude by serving everyone around her.

Many of you may have seen the beautiful video below, of Stephanie sharing a bit about her new life...I've watched it numerous times, and each time something new sticks out to me and I'm inspired to appreciate life and give back a little more :)

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Oh, and we're off!!!
Tomorrow we're heading down to Lake boating all week with family and friends.
You want to know my favorite part?? I get Adam and Brooks gets Daddy all to ourselves for 8 straight work, no cell phones, no computers. Yessssssss :) We're SO EXCITED!
These two pictures are from 2 years ago when we went to Powell...gorgeous isn't it? I was 5 months pregnant with Brooks at the this go around we're thrilled to have him with us!


Gretchen said...

YAY lucky number 13 :D Sending you my address right now! Thanks again.

Megan and Justin said...

You are SO dang lucky! we are right in the middle of a semester and STUCK in rexburg boooo! have so so soooo much fun!

kylee said...

SOOO jealous you get to go to powell! our family trip isn't until august and i'm dying to go already.

thatjordangirl said...

Have fun!!!

Melissa said...

Haley!! My brother went to high school with Adam's sister Mandy and through her stuff I stumbled upon your blog and I. LOVE. IT.
You are so creative and spiritual and just a lovely lady!! Thank you for sharing your adventures and a peek into your sweet family!

Brooke T said...

oh my goodness I hope you're having the time of your lives right now! How fun :)

christine donee said...

YES. Can't wait to see what you make.. and to do the same for 5 others. Greatness. Most definitely.

Also. That lake picture is kind of awesome.

Shay said...

HALEY, LAKE POWELL! That is where we need to have our reunion- Page is pretty much the half way point between you in Utah and me in Arizona- LETS GO!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

That video was powerful and I'm already thinking about who I'm going to send it to. Thank you so much for reminding me how precious life is and how we all can learn from one another's trials.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

HALEY! I bet you had so much FUN on your houseboating adventure. I am positive that little Brooks was a dapper little sun-bunny...and loved every minute of his time with his sweet loving parents. :)

I can't wait to see lots of sweet photos & hear your beautiful memories from your trip! That precious picture above is awfully special...

{My extended family went houseboating one summer in Kentucky, and I'll always remember what fun we had...everyone packed into that boat...and swimming in the cool water. }

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