March 31, 2011

This is the kind of rainbow that makes me so happy! Colors AND sugar!


March 30, 2011

The snow is finally starting to melt, the sun is starting to shine, and the sky is blue! That can only mean one thing...Spring is on it's way!


March 29, 2011

Homemade chicken broth always fills my house with the aroma I loved growing up. What will this be made into? Dumpling soup, of course!!


March 28, 2011

Transmission....you get us where we need to go, but you cost us in cash, time, cash, sanity....oh, and cash. It's a love/hate/hate relationship!


March 27, 2011

Being surrounded by 10 of the loveliest little ladies I have met. They made me feel so loved as their substitute teacher and were really engaging in our discussions. I loved every second of it.


March 26, 2011

I enjoyed a long overdue craft night with a couple of my besties! We crafted, gabbed, ate, and laughed MUCH too late into the night, but it was exactly what I needed.


March 25, 2011

JJ: "Mom, it was a LOT of work, but... I made you beautiful!"



March 24, 2011

Our kids are spoiled with daddy-made sandwiches for lunch every day. Oh, who am I kidding... *I* am the one who is spoiled by not having to make said sandwiches!


March 23, 2011

We have come a long way with technology, haven't we? Just push of a button and we have instant access to music, movies, books, information... you name it! I wonder where we'll be in 5 years.


March 22, 2010

The snow is depressing, it's true, however there are so many blessings of living here that I *almost* don't even notice it anymore!


March 21, 2011

When winter isn't waning, sometimes the only answer is a HOT hot chocolate from Tims. Mmmm, chocolate goodness!


March 20, 2011

We couldn't expect to escape the winter season without a token illness. The culprit? Strep Throat. Totally wiped JJ and BB out. Poor little things.


March 19, 2011

We'll recycle when it's cold, 
we'll recycle when we're old, 
we'll recycle here or there, 
we'll recycle anywhere! 
We just wish there were a slightly better recycling program here. BUT, 
we'll recycle night or day, we'll recycle ANYWAY!


March 18, 2011

Heaven! Lyndon treated me to a night at the Temple Mineral Spa, shopping,  and relaxing at a cozy motel - kid-free! I came away feeling so rejeuvenated and ready to get back into life. Perfection.


March 16, 2011

Family Fun Night at the girls' school is always a good time. This year they hired amazing face painters who transformed our girls into gorgeous butterflies. It made me want to be little again.


March 15, 2011

Easter dresses! The bright, fun colors just make me happy. It's one of the best things about having girls!


March 14, 2011

Finally! The cold weather has subsided and it's warm enough for the kids to actually ENJOY the snow! They had better enjoy it quick before it melts. With nothing but temperatures on the plus side in sight, Spring is officially on it's way!


March 13, 2011

TJ has found a fun new creative outlet...making flowers! She has used every last flower I have making gorgeous layered flowers for her birthday invites and for me! She is creative in every way.


March 12, 2011

We enjoyed a nice dessert out at DQ with the Gemlichs after a phenomenal adult session of Stake Conference. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such stalwart members of the church and good friends!


March 11, 2011

So the saving begins! We have made it a goal to save our change for a Disneyland Cruise. Hopefully it will happen before our girls move out!


March 10, 2011

The latest iPod game I've been playing. I know the game of the moment will change, but for now...it's all about the zombies!


March 9, 2011

These are tiny little blossoms on one of our houseplants. I had the urge to photograph SOMETHING with COLOR~! It's been so cold and grey for so long....Spring, please hurry up!!


March 8, 2011

Our first Mother-Daughter book club was a great success! We read "The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader" by C.S. Lewis and had a wonderful discussion on the book. I know we can't wait for the next one!


March 7, 2011

My sad attempt at making a clay oil lamp for a play I'm in for Relief Society. Maybe the rustic look is in?


March 6, 2011

Making our own "Titles Of Liberty" with our Missionaries! This was a hit from the first moment those girl got to rip apart one of the elder's shirts to the moment we finished drawing all over them. We are proud of our little flag that shows everything we love and value. Everyone should have the missionaries over to dinner!


March 5, 2011

Winter seems to be dragging on SO long this year. March and it's still snowing outside. It is so easy to feel gloomy and yearn for some color and sunshine, again. While dining at our favorite Thai restaurant, I was gazing up at their uniquely beautiful lamps and felt myself smiling from the radiant beauty of it. It was like a bit of sunshine indoors! It is truly a simple thing, but it brought a tiny bit of summer into this cold and bitter prairie winter!


March 4, 2011

So far March has decided to "come in like a lion" with below normal temperatures and even more snow! I wonder how this bodes for Spring?


March 3, 2011

Who knew cutting the toes off of some knees socks could create so much fun and joy? We loved making this fun arm band thingies. The girls feel oh so cool in them, and with a $1 price tag...you can't beat that!


March 2, 2011

Back to cold weather, again. I guess March is coming in like a lion this  year! Brrrr.


March 1, 2011

This is was the inside of a 5th grader's school desk looks like. TJ keeps things fairly neat. Much more so than I did at that age.