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HSM3 Hysteria


I know a 3 year old and a 9 year old who can't wait to see Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor and of course Sharpay! … [Read more...]

HalloweenTime at Disneyland


Hi -- we're back from Disneyland. We had a great time -- the weather was beautiful! The main reason I started this blog was to vent some creative energy and post pictures about my family so I can make a blurb book. Probably anyone reading this post knows what a blurb book is but if you don't you should check out the link. It's so cool. I realized that I have been posting mostly random musings, … [Read more...]

Where am I?


We're out of town for a few days, at the Happiest Place on Earth. We're having a great time! I'll try to post some pictures while we're here over the next few days. … [Read more...]

Fall Colors


Sunday we spent the day listening to conference. It was so nice to lounge around in our pajamas. After conference we went up the canyon to see the Fall leaves. It was beautiful! We even found an airstream on the way up -- perfect photo opportunity! … [Read more...]

Prayers for Stephanie Today


Most of you know about Stephanie Nielson. I never knew her or anything about her until I heard about her tragic accident. Now it seems it is ALL I can think about. She is going in for some critical surgery today for skin grafting and since she has been burned on over 82% of her body -- this could be a turning point in her recovery. Please send Stephanie and her family your good wishes and thoughts … [Read more...]

Birthday Balloons


Happy Birthday Dad! Today we celebrate your life and remember all of the wonderful times we had together. Some of the things I am remembering today are: Long car trips across the country in our old station wagon playing barbies in the back You pushing the old metal lawn mower on Benjamin Avenue Going to visit your work with you at UpJohn Co. The little chicks and bunnies you brought home … [Read more...]

Pastrami Paninis, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes and Coco Loco Brownies


My mom brought me a wonderful surpriseyesterday. She had taught a panini class and had an extra panini maker so she gave me hers! I was so excited that I immediately went out and bought some ingredients to try it out! I found a Smashed Potato recipe on 101cooks.com which I changed a little bit. It is very similar to the "Crashed Potato" recipe that is on the Pioneer Woman's blog, but has … [Read more...]

New Project: Pillow Covers


I'm so excited. I ordered some Amy Butler fabric in anticipation of recovering my family room pillows. It came and I can't wait to get started. Remember that zebra rug that I put in my Favorite Things blog a couple of weeks ago? Well, my darling Jeff has ordered it for my birthday! So, I thought it would be fun to add a little color to the room with these different fabrics. I will keep you updated … [Read more...]

More School Pics


Today was Nick (9th) and Hannah's (4th) first day of school. Yea!!! It's too early for a real smile. Hannah was much perkier an hour and a half later! Ella wants to get in on the picture-taking fun! In line, waiting for the teacher. Hannah is the shortest one in line (and she has 2 inch heels on!) With her best friend in front of the school mascot -- grrrr!!! … [Read more...]

Catching Up


A couple of nights ago we had a chance to visit with some dear relatives we hadn't seen for a while. We were invited to my aunt and uncle's beautiful mountain home. My cousins and their families were there and everyone had a wonderful time catching up! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!! Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. ~Gail … [Read more...]