~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

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cinderella Ballet

We saw the Sleeping Beauty Ballet a couple of years 
ago and couldn't wait to see more Fairy Tale Ballets.
Several months ago we bought tickets to see the
Cinderella Ballet, and it's finally here!
We headed to Denver early Saturday morning to spend the 
day around town, check into
a hotel, eat and head to the Ballet.  
What a beautiful night!  
The Ballet was wonderful,
I am so glad we are able to take the girls to 
the ballet, see plays and expose them to 
things outside of our small town. 
Every day make a memory

Friday, February 21, 2014


After the Solo Ensemble I took the girls up to see
Jodi in the hospital.  We had a really great visit.  It
had been nice talking to her on the phone getting a text
during the day but to walk in and see her for myself 
was a relief.  We went on a little walk around the hospital 
catching up and see some great sight in the hospital.  While 
we walked around Jolene and Ashley had fun taking
pictures of themselves in anything that showed 
their reflections.  After we had been there for 
several hours we said our good byes and headed to the mall
to pick up some things the girls needed grab a snack and 
head for home, it had been a great day for us all.  

Solo and Ensemble

It's that time of year.  
The annual Solo and Ensemble performances.
The group Raychel was part of did really well. 
It was fun to watch them perform.  
These kids are so talented.  
They got their scores later in the day and 
they received a 1.  
Perfect score!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Dress Up

I know Jolene had much more fun playing dress up with 
Ella then Ella did getting dresses up. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day

I am so in love!  
Everyday I fall deeper deeper in love with 
the most amazing man ever!  
He came home today with
these gorgeous roses. 
I remember our first Valentine's Day,
he showed up at my mom's home
 in between work and class to 
bring me roses.  
I thought I was in love then, it is nothing
compared to the love I feel today.  
Every day only gets better and better.  

A Young Valentine

Raychel came home from school with this beautiful 
long stem red rose.  There is a boy at school who has
taken a liking to her and gave her this rose for Valentines day a
day early.  Then today he sent her a singing Valentine's gram.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Great Grand Neice

My nephew Christopher and his wife Amanda had a 
sweet little girl on January 24.  Her name is
Lilly Louise, Weighing 7 lb 9 oz. 20 in long.
What a wonderful reason to make a quilt! 
I love to sew and make new things.  When the
girls and I found this material I had to buy it not knowing
for who. I only wish we all lived closer so I could
snuggle her in her new blanket.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Family Drive

We had such an amazing day.  I love the way the
mountains look all covered in snow.  I wanted to go for
a mountain drive to see all the snow. It was a wonderful 
way to spend a cold day.  We headed out to the mountains
with no destination in mind.  I love having my family all
together.  We laugh, tell stories, catch up on the week, 
see country we wouldn't normally see, and don't forget the
car snacks which usually consists of a little bag of
 laffy taffy so we can share the jokes. The jokes are nothing
special, it's the thought behind them.  On our first camping
trip to the cabin we bought a bag, the girls were little and laughed
at the silly jokes made by kids.  Now when we head to the mountains,
or camping we grab a bag for the ride.  
Every moment makes a memory. 

Friday, February 7, 2014


Even Ella wants to be warm.  
It has been so cold with so much
snow and dark cloudy days. 
 Ella crawled under this blanket then
crawled out just enough to stay under the blanket to get warm. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014


The first time I ever saw this I thought it was the craziest thing!
What you don't see is the dump truck at the end of the
street this front end loader puts the snow into.  The
side of the streets are so full of snow it is hard to drive past another
car.  These front end loaders go through neighborhoods 
removing the large piles of snow, usually just in time for 
the next major snow fall.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More Snow!

Yep, more snow!  
Just when we thought we had enough, 
it snowed again!  
I can't believe how much snow has fallen in
a very short amount of time. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Crafts

 The girls watched some of the Super Bowl, enjoyed the snacks, teased each other
about what team was better, then broke out the crafts.  These two girls LOVE
crafts.  They are also addicted to Pinterest.  I love how they search 
out new ideas for their rooms, new ways to paint their nails, fun hair
ideas, recipes and of course crafts.  This is one of the latest ideas they
have wanted to try, and today was the perfect day.