To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 29, 2010

Create.

Elder Uchtdorf gave this talk a while back...



If I remember correctly, it's my niece Haley's favorite. My brother played it at her baptism while she was getting dressed into her dress.

Anyway, my ward is doing a super cool thing. The Relief Society/Young Women are "creating". We are supposed to create something and take photos of it. Today I sent mine in. And, the photos and the story of the creation are going into a book, which we are having made and sent to Elder Uchtdorf... because my ward is cool like that.

I wasn't sure what I was going to create. Because, let's face it, I may be witty and fun, but creative... eek... not so much... actually REALLY not much at all.

So, here's my stab at it (please note... most of my creation was actually Marci's creation, but I gave her due credit, I would want to deceive Uchtdorf (a.k.a. Duke-dorf).

I was running the other day and I ran by this pile of stuff placed on the sidewalk that had a big sign saying "FREE"... it kind of looked like junk all together under the piles of stuff. But, I saw great potential. So, when I got home Marci and I went back to see what we could retrieve. We picked these pieces out of the rubble:





And, then Marci cleaned these guys off, and I painted the tower thingy with a yellowish wood varnish that the sweet old Man at Home Depot made me. And, the next day our backyard looked like this...



Cute?!? Right?!?


And, then we tested it out...

7 comments:

The Grays said...

that is soooo cute! great idea!

Debbie said...

Ali,
I love this idea, and it turned out so great, I am going to need to go through others cast offs more often, great finds which are my favorite.
Debbie

m spot said...

I love it!! Your yard is so darling! I love your creativity.

Aubrey said...

Very cute indeed!

Sara said...

So cute! You have an eye for cute stuff, usually clothes, but in this cause darling backyard stuff.

The last Unicorn said...

I am very impressed! I have been wanting to start a garden and just have not been motivated enough yet to start it. Seeing you create is inspiring me :)

katy kathryn julia said...

Good job, Ali! That looks great! The free stuff you can find around this place is literally junk, so yours looks like treasure!