datestampUSESaturday, February 27, 2010

Using those Pipes

This past week we've been celebrating the pipes on my girls.  They have some sweet little voices and have been able to use them to have some incredible experiences.  First, Ella's entire third grade class gave an amazing performance to our neighborhood community.  Then they had the chance to take a couple of their best songs to the capitol and perform for our governor.  Ella sang her solo just a few feet from our state's leaders. (Sorry, no cameras at that one.)  Lastly, our girls got to sing in the famous tabernacle on Temple Square during Interfaith Week which celebrates the SLC hosting of the Olympics each year.  I'm so proud of my little girls (who aren't so little anymore) and am thrilled they have many chances to share their talents with others.

All images are iPhone pics...not great, but had to do.

datestampUSETuesday, February 16, 2010

14 Years and Still Going Strong...

You and me together, we can do anything baby.

datestampUSESunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Sunday Best

Valentine Spoils

We surprised our little Valentines with the "oh so hot" toy of the moment Zsu Zsu pets and their very own hamster house.  For some reason, my kids have always been bonkers about animal toys (think Fur Real friends and Webkinz) so I knew this was a slam dunk - packaged with Reeses peanut butter heart (really purchased for the extra two for Bryce and I :) and everyone was set to have a happy heart day.

datestampUSESaturday, February 13, 2010

St. George 2010

Our favorite place to get away this time of year is St. George to visit Grandma and Grandpa Smiley.  We're only slightly jealous that they get to spend their entire winter here in short sleeves, warm weather (it was 65 glorious degrees!) and surrounded by the gorgeous red rocks we love.  This year Josie and I left a couple days earlier than the rest of the family to squeeze in an entire week of R and R. Pure Heaven!  Once the family arrived (we even had Uncle Dave, Kate and Cody, and Uncle John and Aunt Chris and Mark and Cody) we jam packed in the fun over the holiday weekend including - pickleball, walks with Grandma, hunting for golf balls, swimming and biking. We even took the kids on a "Valentines Date" to In n Out and Percy Jackson.  We were a little sad to be making the trek back home to the cold and dreary north for school on Wednesday.  Thanks family for such a wonderful week!

datestampUSEWednesday, February 3, 2010

I Heart Tumblr

Before the great crash of '09 (my laptop for those who don't know), I thought I was safely storing all of my favorite photos and inspiration photos in different folders on my computers.  Like everything else, all of those were lost so I've basically started from scratch.  Enter tumblr.  I set up a tumblr blog basically as an online inspiration folder.  Remember when a gorgeous catalog used to come out and you'd tear out pages you loved and file them away for later?  This is basically what my tumblr is, but better - it takes up virtually no physical space and is quite the visual treat (for me anyway:).  Best of all I can share it and it will never disappear.  If you're interested in images that inspire me (design, decor, and otherwise) you can visit my tumblr here.  And please oh please - set up a tumblr of your own (it is beyond easy!) and then let me know so we can share and swap images.  I guarantee you will love it as much as I do.