Thursday, March 1, 2012

Will I remember 2012?

Short answer...

not if I don't start writing some of the happenings down.

I have already half forgotten 2011...ok, sure we went on a cruise, the airplane lost cabin pressure, Emma and RJ both performed in some great shows, we were busy with gymnastics and dance, we had fun with the family at our house for Thanksgiving and so on...but what about the little things? I really must do better or I am going to wonder what happened to my life and why don't I remember it?
maybe I'll find something to say more often...or maybe I won't.


Thursday, May 26, 2011


OK, more than a year has passed....apology to moving on. I will try to post a few updated thoughts and pictures soon.

Monday, April 19, 2010


And a few from this year...

Trying to keep up with life...

So, its been like six months or something since I last posted anything. I'm not going to try to catch up...but I will give you some pictures to recap our lives.

Here's some from the end of 2009...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I like fall...its the best time of year for St. George. The temperatures are pleasant...colors are beautiful...the early sunrise and sunsets are cozy. Its a great time of year. Here are a few pictures from some fun fall events.

Ice Cream after a visit to the Temple Visitor's Center for Family Home Evening

Picking apples at an orchard up the canyon...

A gorgeous afternoon at Zion's National Park

Playing in leaves after church

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween preview

The kids went to a little Halloween party last week, so here is a preview of the "look" for my little trick-or-treaters this year... (although Emma insists that she is not going to be a kitty again, that she must have a different costume for each event...we'll see...)



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My Little Blessings

Of course my greatest blessings are my children. They are growing so fast! We had a busy, fun and special weekend. In addition to the Campbells coming to visit and paint Grandpa and Grandma's house we were also lucky to finally do RJ's "baby" blessing. Although he is 2 and 3/4...I was hoping we would still get to have this special event. My bishop approved, so we conducted just a small private blessing in the bishop's office. My wonderful father gave RJ such a beautiful and powerful blessing. I am so grateful. I was grateful to have most of my family there...missing some neices and a nephew...but otherwise, everyone was there to share in this lovely event.

Because RJ is too big to bless in the traditional "bouncing the baby" way, I sat in the middle of the circle with him on my lap while the bishopric, my father and RJ's uncle Matt and cousin Eric stood around and placed their hands on his head. I had fruit snacks at the ready, just in case RJ freaked out about all those men's hands on his head, but he seemed to understand the importance of the moment, as he sat perfectly still through most of the blessing, barely moving a single muscle. Grandma and Aunt Jan said they could see his face and other than rolling his eyes around a bit to try to catch a glimpse of what was going on, he otherwise was very still and calm. What a sweet expression of family love I felt...from my parents, sisters, brother in law, nieces and nephews and even my little daughter...all towards this beautiful soul who has already dug his way deep into our hearts. What a special bond we all already have with him.