Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Girls' Chorus Valentine's Concert

This was probably my favorite concert yet! The girls are so fun to watch and they were very animated. Jeepers Creepers was by far the favorite song; for us and the girls! We performed at a nursing home, so the pictures and video are just from practice- but you get the idea.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Week

I think I love Valentine's Day more and more every year. Maybe it's because I always enjoyed it when I was little because my mom would make it so special and now I have my own family to share this day with and it's fun for me to make them feel special and know how much they're loved. This was our Valentine's breakfast- Oatmeal pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, berries with pink whipped cream, and strawberry smoothies.

The girls trying on their gifts from Granny

Kelli came into town so of course we had to make a memorable Sunday dinner. We tried our hands at chocolate bowls for dessert- 25 of them. It was quite the experience. We popped lots of balloons and broke a few bowls, but overall they turned out pretty well! We filled them with chocolate cake, vanilla whipped cream, and strawberries.

Dinner at North- favorites were the mushroom and arugula pizza, chicken parmesan, short ribs, pork tenderloin, and nutella and banana crepes with roasted banana gelato; and our waiter that said Happy Valentime's Day - more than once.

Sunday morning before church

Hiking the wind caves Monday morning

And to top it all off, Derek asked me to come trim the sides of his hair yesterday morning. He usually gives himself a buzz and I come in after to trim the sides and make sure it's even. I was busy talkin' away and without even looking I grabbed the clippers and started up the side of his head. He didn't have the guard on. Whoops. Luckily my mom came and saved the day and he didn't have to go completely bald. At least his hair grows fast!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Loving Ruffles

Can you tell?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

AZ Winters

Popsicles, shorts, and 75+ degree weather in February? Only in Arizona. Love it.

Monday, February 02, 2009


I registered Clara for Kindergarten last week and they sent me home with a few fun things to give her including a pack of crayons. We have crayons already, lots of them, but Clara was super excited to have her very own pack. She noticed, however, that the school didn't give paper or a coloring book for her to use her crayons on, so she asked "But Mom, what can I color with these?" to which I replied "Whatever you want!" assuming she would know I meant whatever of the coloring books in the cupboard she wanted. I went to take a shower, and when I came out, this is what I found. I couldn't get mad because I had said whatever you want, I just didn't think she'd take it so literally. Thank goodness for Magic Eraser!