Thursday, February 25, 2010


Clara's first time swinging away on this very un-February sunshiny day was a success.

Three cheers for sunshine!  
Because tomorrow we won't be as fortunate.  
Just another reason to live in the moment I suppose.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tonight I read a talk, "Grow Up Unto the Lord" by Kathleen H. Hughes.  It is excellent.  Good reminders for me.  This part really jumped out at me:

We must be on guard so that we do not “become for ourselves.” That’s an interesting phrase. It implies to me that they looked to themselves first and indulged desires that prophets had warned them to avoid. They yielded to Satan’s enticements and allures. At some point in our lives, each of us must make the choice to embrace our faith or to “dwindle in unbelief” or to “wilfully rebel against the gospel of Christ” (4 Nephi 1:38).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

save the date

OR you can buy your tickets at my house.  Just email or call me and I'll make sure I am home.  Kate and I can't wait for our ballet date.  Will we see you there?

Monday, February 22, 2010

 This afternoon I couldn't find Kate anywhere in the house.  I opened the front door and lo and behold there she was.  In her princess get-up trying to haul rocks in her trike.  I guess this makes her girlie-girl who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

happy hour indeed

Just a little something to help us through this February funk, for a
grand total of $3.25. It did just the trick!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

some things to think about

If I had a picture to post today, it wouldn't be a pretty one.  I'll leave it at that and close with some thought provoking questions I came across. 

“In the search for our best selves, several questions will guide our thinking: Am I what I want to be? Am I closer to the Savior today than I was yesterday? Will I be closer yet tomorrow? Do I have the courage to change for the better?"  Thomas S Monson

I'll be printing this out and placing it where I can see it daily.  

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

I LOVE {day ten}

My husband uses Old Spice.  Does yours?  Well, maybe he should start.

more here.

thanks for the link Candace.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I LOVE {day eight}

the 8 o'clock hour every single night when these two actually play together.  No crying, no hitting, not fighting.  Just bliss.  The unfortunate part is they wait till EIGHT to do it!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

I LOVE {day six}

that Brian is giving the family home evening lesson (love at home- our quarterly lesson) with Batman sitting next to him.
 of course I had to discreetly snap a phone picture

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I LOVE {day four}

my Aunt Thomasene.
 (at the family celebration in her home on Sunday)

She reached the 60 year old milestone today you know.  Aunt Thomasene is one in a million.  Quite a feat that she makes it to all her nephews' and nieces' graduations, weddings, mission comings and goings, baptisms and remembers the birthdays and anniversaries of all her family.  She recently even made my boys a PVC pipe marshmallow gun, just because.  How cool is that? 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I LOVE {day three}

Clara's smile when Carson brought her downstairs after she'd taken an afternoon nap.  
I also love how much Carson adores Clara.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

I LOVE {day one}

...that when I asked Baden to smile with his teeth showing he said,
"I don't smile berry good with teeth."

Either way he looks so handsome going to pre-school on a foggy Monday morning in his plaid coat.