January 31, 2011

Catching some zzzs while driving around, running errands. It sure doesn't look comfortable, but she is totally out!


January 30, 2011

Feasting on the words of Christ - after feasting on some delicious roast beef!


January 29, 2011

Thank heavens for a fabulous compassionate service leader who not only brings over dinner, but some fun surprises for a sick little girl, too! Oh, and a sick mommy! We are blessed!


January 28, 2011

This is the most bizarre place in our city, I'd guess - and it also happens to be our Vacuum repair shop. Why the dressed-up gorilla in the cage? Your guess is as good as mine!


January 27, 2011

Book and Bagel day is a great way to feed your mind while feeding your tummy!


January 26, 2011

The glasses are in and a diva is born! Now to see how long the joy of wearing them lasts.

January 25, 2011

Music is such a huge part of our lives. We all love to sing and play. It lifts our hearts and brings us together in wonderful ways.


January 24, 2011

Record snowfall has the city's snowploughs working over time!

January 23, 2011

Soothing repetition. Hot showers and baths are something that I do every day to unwind and de-stress. It's a huge part of my life and it deserves a moment of Project Life fame!

January 22, 2011

It was a wonderful experience, sharing Enid Miller's 85th birthday. Her home was filled to overflowing with family and friends who love her. It made me hope that when I reach her age, I'll be just as surrounded by love!

January 21, 2011

B needs glasses, and I need weaker ones. Her eyes are getting worse...mine are getting better! The human body is a strange thing sometimes. I can't wait to get our new frames this week!

January 20, 2011

Brrrr....... how can freezing cold still be so beautiful? That warm sunrise is so deceiving.

January 19, 2011

The minus 30 degree weather doesn't seem to bother the kids. They love to be outside, playing in the snow, and building forts - even with the freezing wind and cold air. Crazy kids!

January 18, 2011

Me and my besties are definitely "Country Strong"! Well, STRONG anyway. We loved the movie and loved spending some much needed girl-time together.

January 17, 2011

Bird's Eye View of our lovely little neighborhood! We are so blessed to have our church, schools, stores, and friends all within walking distance!


January 16, 2011

HUGE step out of my comfort zone to wear these 6" heels! Biggest surprise? They are quite comfortable, and I feel much more feminine while wearing them. Maybe I'll wear things like this more often!


January 15, 2011

B celebrated her birthday with a few close friends and had the time of her life. She really loves to play and imagine with her friends and sisters. It was a good day :)

January 14, 2011

It's been a while, but I finally broke out the sewing kit to tackle a couple of projects I've been wanting to do. I feels good to create something...anything!

January 13, 2011

I am not a decorator by any stretch of the imagination, but I DO love how the older girls' room came together, and with very little money spent. I cherish having my own "space" where I can just "be" - and I want that for my kids, too. I hope the girls appreciate having a beautiful space, and use it to develop their minds and imaginations!

January 12, 2011

One thing I absolutely LOVE is sharing what little I know with anyone who will listen - especially where photography is concerned. I am, by no means, an expert - but it excites me to help others gain a greater love for photography in some small way.

January 11, 2011

So early in the year, and already so much snow! But, with hurricanes, mudslides, earthquakes, and war happening in so many countries right now, I'll take a bit of extra snow to shovel any day! I feel very blessed to live where I live. Even when the wind is blowing and it's below 30 outside.

January 10, 2011

The story of Lehi's dream really came to life in tonight's family home evening. Daddy was Lehi, explaining his dream to us. We had such a great discussion and I think the kids really understood it's meaning! I wish every family home evening went this smoothly!

January 9, 2011

TJ was so courageous in competing in the school spelling bee! She made it from 45 students, to 10, then missed her word by one letter! So close! Keep trying so hard and having such confidence. It will take you far in life!


January 8, 2011

B couldn't even wait to get out of her jammies before ripping into her gifts from us and her grandparents. Favorite gift? The $5 from her big sister, TJ. Given out of her own savings. That made me smile, too :)


January 7, 2011

I may be getting too old for late, late nights, but it was COMPLETELY worth it to spend extra time laughing and visiting with our good friends. We are SO BLESSED!

January 6, 2011

If I could hand pick my own children, I would choose the goofy kids I've already got. They make me laugh every single day, which makes life that much more livable!

January 5, 2011

TJ is turning into a little singing star! She and a couple of friends were able to record a couple more songs for this year's Christmas CD from Bob King. TJ had a few solos, and even derived her OWN harmony for one of the songs. This kid has talent!

January 4, 2011

It is good to know friends with their own backyard skating rink. The kids had the time of their lives skating at the Howies. And no life-threatening injuries! Bonus!

January 3, 2011

Strawberries, blueberries, and spinach make a healthy and delicious breakfast smoothie!

January 2. 2011

Saying goodbye to our Christmas Card tree for another year. It grows with love through the entire holiday season which carries us through until next Christmas!

January 1, 2011

Hot HOT chocolate at the airport. Not a lot to do indoors when the weather is cold COLD!