Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Adam

Last night we went to Jones Cottage for a Christmas dinner. We had wonderful food and good company. Before we left Janet gave us some candles for our pyramid so we could light it this year. The Joneses gave us this beautiful pyramid from Germany shortly after our marrige.

The kids love watching the nativity run in circles and seeing the patterns the blades make on the ceiling. We sang a few songs together and the kids sang a couple for us. I love family time during the holidays.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Jane the Hair Artist

Cookie Party

When I was little our next door neighbor, Lois always invited us over for a cookie party at her home. We would bake and decorate sugar cookies and then have lunch.

Lunch was always frozen corn and hot dogs, that was what we always requested. I am sure my mom loved the cookies party just as much as my siblings and I did because she got to stay home by herself.

Lois, a widow was always more of a grandma than a neighbor to our family. We were constantly at her house, getting her mail for a piece of candy, movie nights, craft projects and a lot of visits.

The cookie parties were legendary, we were there for hours, decorating the cookies and eating the decorations.

Last year Michele started a cookie party tradition for our family. We all brought two dozen cookies to trade and have judged and then we decorated sugar cookies. Jane and I had a great time.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas ornaments for 2011

The kids and I put together these little trees with roving and some wool felt. I got the idea from one of my old christmas magazines. I wasn't sure if we were going to get the ornaments done this year. Hooray!

Monday, December 19, 2011

All she wants is Art

Tonight Kgördee and I got to tag along to a hip art party featuring some established and up and coming local artists. It was a small affair crammed into a gorgeous home near BYU. We met a few new people, I learned the secret to a perfect bread crust and we found these two lovelies. 

Andrew Ballstaedt

Cassandra Barney

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I thought it would last

We were outside for a few minutes today and the twins found some charcoal leftover from the end of the summer block party. They drew pictures on the driveway and on the street as we went to check the mail. Josh begged me to let him use the charcoal on the walls of his room. Apparently I didn't need to worry because he only wanted to write his name and draw a heart next to it. I told him not so much. He did this instead.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hooray!! Finally, Eggs! Our chickens have been freeloading for far too long. They have a fancy house, clean food and water, and even a night light and it's about time they start pulling their weight around here. I suspect that Fernando laid the blue egg and Aubree laid the brown one but no one's talking.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey run away!

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey run away, run away!
If you are not careful, you will be a mouthful, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Oh Gnome!

As Elli was walking down our front steps in his gnome costume his hat fell off. He looked down at it and said, "Oh Gnome!".


Nacho Rides Again!

Happy Halloween

Time wasters: The lip balm edition

There are a plethora of recipes out there, but I used one from the Crunchy Betty blog. There is something ridiculously satisfying about making something yourself, no matter how inpractical. Essentially it's a simple process of measuring and then melting everything together, followed by filling up cute little containers. 

The Man, The Legend, The Nacho

Monday, October 31, 2011


Monkey Bear Jams

Elliott was trying to figure out if his jammies have a monkey or a bear on them. He decided on a monkey bear. It's a rare breed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

And we have a Fence!!!

Happy Happy, Joy Joy! I really can't contain myself, I'm so excited to have the fence up!
Elliott and I spent the morning in the yard getting things cleaned up and moving thing back into place. Within minutes Elliott was helping me water the plants, himself and anything that looked remotely dry. He quickly moved on to the compost buckets and things just got messier from there. It was great, I love this yard!