Tuesday, February 15, 2011


For Thanksgiving we ate Turkey legs at two houses...

TWO dancers!!

A beautiful Angel for the Christmas story.

Some sheep and a shepherd.

The Christmas season went by quickly. We had a piano recital, a dance recital, Relief Society activities, Christmas parties, and in between it all I was visiting my grandmother who wasn't doing well.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Seriously? I haven't posted since November? The only thing that helps me feel better is the fact that some of my friends haven't updated theirs either.

Our last few months have been a blur...I'll try and catch up soon!

Here's Lena on Christmas morning. I love this picture (taken by Mr. Mud). Isn't this the life of the youngest? Her siblings unwrapping her gifts and she just sits there.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bet Your Bottom Dollar

For our family Back-to-School Dinner my sis, Jeannie was in charge. Her theme was "Practice Your Talents." We had Mexican food and the kids did a little talent show followed by a fashion show of their new school clothes. Here is Nay's rendition of Annie's "Tomorrow." She actually knows the whole thing, but was slightly distracted and wanted to sing the Beatles at first. She's hilarious.

Little Man and Boo

Little Man--

Had a mini-golf + McD's birthday, had an awesome season of soccer, and caught a big fish.

Boo--Ate a turkey leg, rode a donkey and went to Cox Farm

The last few months

You know how you get so behind, that you figure instead of catching up you'll just not do it at all? Like with a journal?
I'll try and do a brief synopsis of the last couple months...

Le Le--took her first plane ride, can't sit in any sort of baby chair/swing or she can flip out of it, is super cute and smiley. Seriously. Best. Baby. Ever.

Nay ate Fried Macaroni and Cheese on a stick at the Renaissance Festival, started ballet and a co-op preschool.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring

Over the past couple months I've hosted two showers for two individuals that I really admire. One was about to have her second child, a boy to go perfectly with her sweet little girl. The other? She married my awesome brother-in-law, Jacob. And she is just as awesome. We are so excited to have her in the family. I wanted to document the parties so I can remember for future showers (and maybe you can use some of the ideas).

Shower #1: Baby Boy Shower--"Blue Skies"

Helium-filled blue balloons w/ stars
Tealight candles
White tablecloths/blue napkins
White and blue serving dishes

Rice Spring Rolls w/ peanut and sweet and sour dips (provided by Kristen)
Coconut Chicken Skewers (and plain for those who didn't like coconut)
Mango Salsa
Green Beans with Garlic
Edible Flowers (provided by Kristen)
Chocolate Mousse (provided by Kristen)
Berry Tarts (Provided by Wendy)
Mint Limeade
Raspberry Lemonade with Fresh Raspberries

Guess the sex of the baby in the picture
Baby Memory Tray

Shower #2--Bridal Shower--"Birds of a Feather"

White, White, White
White Origami Cranes hanging from the ceiling (provided by Michael, age 8, and groom and anyone else around who knew how).
White Orchid

Vegetarian Eggrolls
Chinese Salad (with Chicken on the side, b/c the bride-to-be is a vegetarian) (made by the amazing Reb)
Fresh fruit (provided by Mom Mud)
Peanut Noodles with Peppers, Carrots, Snowpeas
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Lemon Curd Creme-filled Cream Puffs

Ask the groom questions beforehand on video and compare answers with bride.

Just wanted to say I couldn't have done this shower without Rebecca!

After looking at the pictures I realize I need a good camera. These don't even give it justice. Hmmm, I have a birthday coming up...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


We have TWO kids in school?!?! INSANITY.

What in the world did we do all Summer? Maybe, just maybe I will post some pictures. But, I ain't promising anything :).

ps--do you like L's mosquito bite in the middle of her forehead? That's because yesterday was BEEEAUUUUTIFUL and we were outside most of the day. And she's super sweet.