~My Reason For Our Blog~
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." — Gordon B. Hinckley

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just Because

"Just because I love you!"
What better reason does he need?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baptism Towel

My sweet little niece was getting baptized and
I had searched and searched for something
cute, unique, and practical to send her. Living in
town with no church bookstore makes it hard.
I was wasting time one morning when I should have
been doing something like....cleaning!!
When I came across my friend Ramanda's blog and
she had made this super cute towel for her nephews baptism.
I checked out her tutorial and couldn't get my copy big enough
so I called for HELP!!
So glad I did!! She invited me over, gave me her copy, the iron
on backing I would need and let me pick from her material!!
She promised it would be easy!!
It was!!! I had it finished by the time school was out
and in the mail by 4!!
I wish I knew about this for the other sweet little
family members that have already been baptized.

Cute poem that goes with it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Winter BBQ

After playing in the snow I was craving a BBQ!!!
Ward just laughed at me.
I couldn't have picked a more
opposite day from Summer to BBQ.
We had the best BBQ!
summer salads
I love this man!!
He was making a point,
that it was a blizzard outside and I wanted a BBQ!!
What you don't see is he was wearing

Saturday, February 20, 2010


A dream come true!!
Jolene LOVES to go sledding.
Raychel had spent the night at a friends and
on Saturday morning Jolene was missing her.
Ward told her to get her snow clothes on and to
come with him!!
Just the two of them were
(I came as the photographer)
They had a GREAT time!!

The climb up......
sledding down.......

So much snow in her face!!

Snow wrestling with dad
Throwing a snowball at mom!!
It was snowing SO hard!!!
Our little snow bunny
penguin style
I love this little girl!!

Snow Fort

After a fun afternoon of sledding we
came home and were able to shovel the
driveway before the next snowfall.
Jolene has wished for a snow fort all winter,
her wish came true.
She got "started" and daddy finished it.
Life is good!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Computer Games

Jolene goes through phases with the computer.
She is now loving being on the computer.
If you're not on first don't plan
on being on at all!!
She enjoys some great math games
which have pushed her
ahead on the "mad minute" math test in
her class, she loves
to play some of the games they play
in her computer class at school and
all the games we had for Raychel at this
age are being mastered as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day usually means
and candy
to most women,
but to me this year it was paint!!

I LOVE to paint my house. I have painted
every room in our house and then wait a few months
and start again!
This time it was the laundry room. It needed some
cheering up!!

I LOVE yellow and decided the room needed
to be yellow and then freshened up the white trim.
I now don't mind doing the laundry so much.
It's the happy, sunny, cheery room!
And of course my Valentine gave me

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!
All the excited of Valentines day with friends!!
Checking out all the Valentines from class friends
playing musical chairs
Making Valentines cookies with friends
little 'rock stars'
"just adorable!"