Sunday, April 8, 2012

Oh Sad Neglected Blog

Oh sad neglected blog. I had big, huge even, plans to run home from our awesome anniversary getaway back in Feb and tell you all about it. It was SO AWESOME! We went to my best friend Andra and Daryl's wedding and it was so special to think that forever we get to share that special day with them. After their delicious luncheon we went to the Salt Lake temple. I had never been inside that temple before. The live session is SO COOL! I'm certain that if I had gone there when I took my endowments out the first time I would have understood a little better everything that I was learning. After the temple we changed into some fancy clothes and ate dinner at Caffe Niche. It's certainly the trendiest place I've ever been. And get this, this is what I ate, and ENJOYED! Toast with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar, winter squash with honey, goat cheese, and candies walnuts, lamb tenderloin with herb roasted fingerling potatoes and marinated artichoke hearts, and for dessert flour-less chocolate cake. It was AMAZING! Did I make you hungry? Anyway we stayed at a hotel that night. It's always fun to do something different like that even when you are only 45 minutes from home. The next day we went to Mimi's Cafe for waffles and then to the movies. It was BY FAR the best anniversary ever! It ended with a bit of a sour note though because when we got home my purse was stolen and we lost our camera and Spencer's phone. I had so many pictures of all of our awesomeness through the whole weekend, but they are long gone now. That brings me back to my sad neglected blog. We haven't bought a new camera so I haven't had any pictures to post! Today I figured out how to hook my phone up to the computer so I'll be able to start blogging again! Yeah for thiefs so that I get a fancy new smart phone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rated PG-13

What did you get your hubby's for Valentine's Day? I gave Spence edible underwear. NOT LIKE THAT! Get your mind out of the gutter! Like this:
We made some G rated cookies also.
Hope you had as fun a Valentine's Day as we did!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I just made Aliah's spotlight poster for Kindergarten. She thought it was awesome to feel so special and have me come in and brag about her in front of all of her friends. But as a great consequence of that, my hard drive is connected to my computer and I can post some fun pictures of our trip to the aquarium a couple of weeks ago!
I love that fish behind them!
Inara was really worried that the sharks were real. She wasn't so sure they couldn't get through the glass to eat her.
This was the funniest part. Do you see that alligator in there? Kimball LOVED it. He was growling at it and trying to get its attention. Even after we moved to look at other stuff he kept running back and growling at it some more. I think we should get him an iguana or something. He'd think it was the coolest thing.
These little guys were my favorite. I'm determined to have them as pets someday. Aren't they so cute!
And here is why we went. Aliah had studied penguins all week at school. And they had just celebrated with a penguin party that day. Aliah dressed up in black and white and made me fix her hair like a macaroni penguin. I figured going to see real penguins was the perfect way to end the week. It was a really fun trip!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Does your blog go through droughts? Mine obviously does. So does my picture taking. Here is the ONE picture I took at Christmas. The kids in their Christmas PJ's. (And one my awesome SIL Ashley took for us.) Hopefully the new year will bring a storm of blogging. We'll have to wait and see.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Family Fun 101

Start with a cute little group of buggers.
Add food,
A little shopping spree,
And a few less expensive forms of entertainment.
Let your 5 year old take pictures,
And act goofy for a while.
Throw in a train ride,
And a few games of Yahtzee,
And you're on the right track.
Add some shooting,
of a variety of sorts,
But don't forget the safety instructions.
Grab your new pet bunny Pirate,
Some doughnuts,

And you're all set.
Wash up,

And remember...
The Family Who Plays Together...Stays Together!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Self Portrait

Do you take pictures of yourself? I don't. Ever. It just doesn't ever cross my mind to hold out the camera and snap, unless someone else is in the picture with me. But some people asked to see my birthday haircut, and Spencer's shots looked funny to me. Something about the angle. Because he's so much taller than me, maybe? Anyway, I took matters into my own hands.
But I just couldn't get it right.
Maybe I wasn't taking it seriously enough.

Oh there we go.
That was hard work!

Friday, November 4, 2011


We had a SPOOKY Halloween! We got a visit from a black cat,
a witch,
a vampire,
and Frankenstein!
Spooky indeed!