Monday, May 31, 2010

Things that make you go hmmmm.

Um... Should I read anything into the fact that yesterday (after a morning with a migraine and looking the part) my sweet Mia thrust my make-up (tackle-box) at me and said "Here, go, Mommy!"??????????????

(Lance still can't stop laughing about it.)

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Given where I am, sometimes I think more thought should go to into where I'm going.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grandma Kay

Lance's sweet Grandma Kay broke her hip a little while back and has been in the hospital and now a care facility ever since. She is such an incredible woman -it's hard to see those we love suffer. We went to see her on Saturday, and she was doing really well -which is encouraging. She's a tough lady!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Mom surprised my girls with some absolutely adorable and personalized towels the other day! THANKS, MOM!!!

You know, while growing up, I never realized that this kindred spirit of a mother would someday become such a dear friend to me. I have always loved her -but my respect and admiration of her go infinitely deeper. Mom has a heart of gold. She was raised in such humble circumstances -and now is such a sincere appreciator of the beauty in the world around her -it's one of my favorite things about her. Mom, I love you so much. Thank you for everything you do for me and my family. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gettin' out

Logan has some wonderful places to get out and away to. The other day my friend Melanie and I have been for a few walks at Logan River Walk -it's awesome. The girls love love love getting out of the house and doing something different! I'm planning on this summer being outside as much as possible!

Me and Mel. :)
Melanie pushing m'babies -Sabrina in the back with the cheese, and pretty Mia with her stolen barbies!
Lounged and lovin' it.
Neither prepared for the shot. CUTE!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hyrum Dam

Sunday was a wonderful family day- we headed out to Hyrum Dam to celebrate my father-in-law Donny's newest purchase -a boat! That's him at the helm. ...You can see shadow and sunglasses. :)

My mother-in-law Debbie!
My Ella-boo!
Bri-bri! OKAY! I had to edit my picture because I was lookin' pretty haggard after the boat-ride. It's the only self-shot I had!
We had such a fun time, and Ella hasn't stopped talking about it yet! Thanks for the excellent afternoon, Debbie and Donny!
UPDATE: I'm siiiiick. You see that from time to time on my blog. My nose is a stinkin' faucet, and I have awful sinus pressure. :( Mia caught it first, and I'm hoping that it's small and viral and will go away in a few days. Everyone else seems to be doing okay (knock on wood).

Monday, May 17, 2010


A reminder today: I'll never be enough.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

...being a mom...

Absolutely the most beautiful piece of Heaven here on Earth. ...Thank you, God, for trusting me with three angels.

Happy Mother's Day (belated) to all the amazing Moms I know. ...And to my own Mom, I love you so much. I also thank God that He trusted you with me. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Extra LOVE: weekend pic edits!

Ella and Sabrina


Ella's Birthday Party!

The big party was Saturday! We decided that this is probably the last year we can do a big family birthday party for Ella -she really wanted a local friend party. ...Next year, maybe! :)

Here's my birthday girl. Her birthday is actually on Thursday this week, but Mother's Day weekend is an excellent gathering time!
Here's Lance with Bri-Bri.
My dad dawned some fantabulous sunglasses loaned from Sarah! He sported them well.
Ella got a Leapster2 from Grandma and Papa!
Here's the gift committee.
Ella got a new bike from Nanny, Papa and Granny. ...She managed to destroy her old bike, and it's still sitting broken under our camp stove!
Cake and 6 candles! ...Thanks Karen (dear friend) for making the balloon cake for us!
The festivities were complete with a pinata! ...I'd love to never have to do that again. :) Yes, Lance is holding it, as the string was rendered null and void after the first coupla whacks.
Birthday Girl!
Love love love this picture of Papa and Sabrina!
Here's the gaggle of kiddos! Mia was on the road to utter breakdown.
After the party, Lance and my brother-in-law Seuao went golfing. This gave me some time with my family to hang out! Here's my sweet Mia giving her baby some loves (I'd run home and given her a quick bath so that she could refocus and get her mood back in check!).
It was a lovely day -and we had a wonderful time spending the occasion with family.
*To our family, thanks for your support of our little girl. Thank you for loving her and for helping her to feel special for her birthday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Graduation

Thursday night I took Sabrina and Granny to SLC for my sister Sarah's graduation. Mom had gone earlier, or she would have joined the folks-wagon. Gratefully, Debbie (mom-in-law/saint) took Ella and Mia for me overnight! First stop was Mimi's Cafe in SLC. It is the BOMB restaurant! Rachael had the place decked out with University of Utah red and black decor. ...So cute!Here's Mom and Sarah at dinner. The family pitched in and got Sarah a Wii as a gift. :)
Brina sat by Dad and had an excellent time.
We made it to Kingsbury Hall after dinner. Here's me with the baby slung on my hip (story of my night) and Sarah's grad. program.
We sat at the tippy top of the balcony, so we got to talk loud and horse around during the whole event (quick shout-out to Rach for the goodie bags from dinner -they made the program SOOO much better!)... Just the way we like it. Here's Rachael and Mary with Sabrina.
Me and Bri!
There's Sarah getting her diploma! Masters of Social Work -amazing.
Left to right: Dave, Lexie, Mary, Dad, Sarah, Rachael, Mom, Me, Granny.
Running around in graduation-mayhem. More hip-slung baby. ...Tired arms, man.
We all wound up at Rachael and Seuao's home where the party continued! There was awesome cake and good conversation. Rach, VERY impressed with the party -you win "Best Sister" award for the week! Sarah, you're wonderful and deserved this special day.