Saturday, 30 April 2016

Grilling in Colorado

Yep, we did this. This has been the craziest April of snow since we've lived here, but lots of fun. The snow we got yesterday was beautiful--fell straight down and wet. Several days have been beautiful and in the 70's, but we are still getting many days of spring snow showers.

New Camera

For the past two semesters, I've been trying to get into the Photography class offered through BYU-I. Unfortunately, they only allow Art majors/minors to take the class (though my friend took it somehow without being an Art student--go figure). Anyway, I have been dreaming of a DSLR camera for over a year. My phone camera seems to be getting worse and worse, while my point-and-shoot camera just isn't bringing me any satisfaction with the quality of pictures. So after much begging and pleading (ok, not really, PC was totally on board with this purchase) I bought a Nikon D3300! I am so excited. I talked to my sister-in-law (the one who takes our family pictures for us) about which camera to buy and I found a good bundle through Costco. I LOVE taking pictures with this camera. I have a lot to learn, but it is so much fun. And it is so nice to get such great pictures of my kids. I just love it! So, I've taken about two hundred pictures in the past week. I won't share them all here, but I will share several. Sorry for the picture overload, but it just has to be done. ;)

Monday, 25 April 2016


 For Family Home Evening tonight, Shortcake had the activity. She wanted us all to play dress-up with her. I thought the kids would complain, but everyone jumped in and grabbed things from the dress-up box. I even heard one of them say, "Best games ever!"

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Prom Hair

One of my beautiful young women asked me to do her hair for prom. She has moved out of our ward, so I was so happy she messaged me and asked. It was so fun helping her to look like a princess and catching up with her. She is so beautiful, inside and out!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Little Girl

 This little girl is growing up so fast. She is crawling everywhere and loves to stand up. Her smile just makes everyone happy.
 And she ALWAYS wants to be outside. When PC comes home, he always turns on the ceiling fan for her and she points and moves her hand in a circle. She also waves to the doggies in the backyard and says, "gaga" or something like that for "doggie." She loves to clap and say "yay" and she always says "bye-bye" to the kids. So sweet!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


I'm done with school and was worried about how I would fill my days. I happened to see that a friend was really sick, so I offered to take her son for the day. He and Shortcake are good friends, so I knew it would be easy and a fun day for her too. We went to the park for a while and Shortcake loved picking up the big rocks. Her friend tried to do it too, but he could not pick up the bigger ones like she could! What cute kids!