Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Musings

In which I quote the scripture from Hebrews 13:2.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


“I’m a real soldier!”

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Musings – Let it Snow

In which V thinks the snow is just for him.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Do the Do

Some cute do’s on my baby girl.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday Wanderings has moved

Wednesday Wanderings As of Wednesday, Nov 24, Wednesday Wanderings will move permanently to my Child’s Play blog. Head on over there to check out our ice skating adventure!


Friends to play with.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday Musings – A House of Order

In which my sweet husband picks up the slack to keep our house running.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Snake Charmer

In which DH plays recorders with the babies.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

They Say It’s Your Birthday

My birthday post... a little late, but better late than never.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Musings – He Will Come

He came. And He will come again.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday Wanderings – W J Public Library Story Time

Wednesday Wanderings In which we go to a library... again.

Post your Wanderings and link up!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I finally caught up on some blogging... I “backdated” them, so here are the links to all the posts:

Monday Musings – Fabulous Five: in which I put together some scattered thoughts and include a few pictures

Of Spooks and Treats: Halloween festivities – this on is like a novel... but lots of pictures, so skip the reading and just view the adorableness that is my children.

Wednesday Wanderings: in which witches are spotted.

Wednesday Wanderings becomes a Meme!: Well, if that isn’t self explanatory, I don’t know what is.

Snow Day: in which the children and the puppies play in the snow, and V makes a snow angel. Mostly pictures, so an easy read.

Check back tomorrow for my Friday Pursuit of Excellence report.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday Musings – Follow the Prophet

Remember Noah and Lehi? My observations of and commentary on the similarities between President Packer, and the prophets of old.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

In which I have too much on my mind to come up with a good title.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Noses are for Booger Wipes

A post from Papai about a bedtime conversation with Vince.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

In which I train the puppies (not dragons – although V would love it if I got him a dragon...) to fetch.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Favorites Part II – The Best Moments

Pictures and videos galore. Be prepared for some entertainment.

Favorites Part I – My Best Shots

Some of my best photography of the summer.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


My birthday blog.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Canine Candids

Pictures and videos of the kids and the canines.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Musings -- What Was I Thinking!?

An old post that sat around as a draft due to a series of unfortunate events.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reverent Reflections

So I danced with them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Who Needs a Pool?

...when you have a bucket of water.

(bonus feature: interesting weather facts)

Friday, September 17, 2010

PofE – “We write according to our prophecies”

And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.

~2 Nephi 25:26

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Monkey, A Butterfly, and A Princess

For some reason, wearing an apron with monkeys on it makes you a monkey.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Wanderings – Library

A review of the local library.

How Many Pancakes...

...does it take to fill three bellies?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

What Has Been

A few pictures highlighting the summer, and how I’m glad to be back!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Speaking Dog

Puppy training in a new house. Here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Late Monday Musings


Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Musings – Vacation

In which I review the summer. And my lack of enthusiasm for it.

Friday, August 27, 2010

PofE – Line Upon Line

In which I change my approach to habit changes.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Change of Plans

In which I downgrade my summer goals. For good reasons.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It’s Official!

Our offer was approved on the house!!

Wednesday Wanderings – Theo Chocolate

Where there is free organic, sustainable, locally made chocolate for the tasting. Yum.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In The Lead

Some adorable pictures, and a look on the bright side of things.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Musings – The Living Room Floor

In which I lay on the floor all day Saturday, Vince rides his bike, and I figure out that the grief will never go away – and it doesn’t have to.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

When Your Gut Screams ‘No!’ but Your Mouth Says ‘Of course, I’d be glad to.’

Do what you can do. Don’t do what you can’t do.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Bags are Packed

I’m not ready to face what is coming, and so... like anyone else, I’m denying it will happen, and pretending it won’t, until it’s too late.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Our House in the Middle of Our Street

In which the first buyer backs out, and our offer becomes first priority!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

“Es-kah-pey” (funny, it’s spelled just like ‘Escape’)

In which J escapes from her pack and play.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Musings - A Jack of All Trades

There is a saying - “A jack of all trades is a master of none.” And then there is me trying to find what I can be a “master” of.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

And the winner is....

An announcement of the winner of my first ever giveaway!

And an explanation for my forthcoming lack of communication.

Friday, August 6, 2010

PofE – Try, Try Again

So, Goal #1 was a total fail.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tight Squeeze

J the squealer and all the tight places she finds herself in.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Musings -- “Os pequeninos deixai vir a mim”

“Pois, é teu Pai e muito te-ama”

This line from a Children’s song – and my thoughts on the subject.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

She’s My Sister

Pictures, music, and a love letter to my sister.

Friday, July 30, 2010

In the Pursuit of Excellence – Starting Simple

I have been in serious need of goal-setting-reaching. So here’s what I’m doing.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


My mom has been hard at work making a fancy-schmancy website for our extended family/family history website. I made a logo. You can look at it here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The House – an update!

An update on our short sale.

Wednesday Wanderings – The Wonder Place

In which I review a really cool indoor play place. Your kids will beg to stay. I promise.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh, What do you do in the summertime

What we do in the summertime. With lots of pictures. And a cute song (that you can choose whether or not to play).

Monday, July 26, 2010

What the...?

In which I cut my sandwich in four triangles... ?

Monday Musings – Seven Brides

In which I describe my crazy week. And include a few pictures.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My First Ever Giveaway!

That's right - I'm having a blog giveaway! 8-o

Friday, July 23, 2010

Facelift #3... and a button!

In which my blog gets a new look, and you get a button!


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How to Read a Blog

A lesson on RSS Feed Readers – so you can spend more time reading your friend’s blogs, and less time loading their webpages.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Butcher Paper

In which we trace ourselves and I learn an important lesson about playing with my kids.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All Dressed Up

One of our favorite games to play at Grandma’s house is dress up!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

All the Animals

In which I post too many pictures, talk too much about them, and finally entertain you with a hilarious video of a monkey and children laughing.

WARNING: Long post alert! This post has several pictures, and too much text, but there is a FABULOUS video at the very end. You can just skip to the end if you want, but the pics are pretty cute.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

5th Ward

Still no word on the house, but that doesn’t deter us from talking about it, praying about it, and from looking up the ward boundaries.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weekend Off

During which my to-do lists get left behind.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What’s Up, Doc?

The proceedings of our life, recently. And a bonus picture.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cereal for Dinner

In which I feed my child cereal for dinner.

-- Post on the go

Friday, July 9, 2010

moving on

Now that all the excitement and travelling is over with for the summer it is time to get on with my Summer 2010 list!!

A Fun Fourth

Photos, video, and recipes of our America’s Birthday celebration!

this little man

A picture.

-- Post on the go

Because She is a Mother

I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


In the which I forget my zipcode, and we have a fabulous time visiting the desert - seeing Papai for the first time in months!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Land of the Free


-- Post on the go

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The House - for real this time


Friday, July 2, 2010

lost and found

Look what we found!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

An Obvervation

Precocious little V.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Puppy Love

Tomorrow we (me and the kids) are going up to meet our little puppies!


How J wakes up happy.

-- Post on the go

Sunday, June 27, 2010


You've gotta see this.

-- Post on the go

In Which I Won a Water Bottle

… and a plush dinosaur toy that roars when you squeeze it. And V ran his first 1K.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Body Job

Got some work done on my car by a great auto body repair guy.

-- Post on the go

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Just to let you know what’s up.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Drooping Heart

An explanation for my blogging absence.

My Goofy Girl

A picture of J.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweet Lovins

J giving love to her baby cousin.

-- Post on the go

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The House

Info about our potential first home.

-- Post on the go

Monday, June 14, 2010

Good House Hunting

I spent pretty much the entire day house hunting.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


We've been up since the crack of dawn, and in aiports/on airplanes since 7am.

Despite the lack of sleep and large number of small children, our travels haven't been TOO stressful. We all still like each other - that's a good thing, right?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Food Safety

I wrote a little blurb over on my healthy living blog about food safety. Sparked by the yucky Capri Sun mold issue on Facebook. Yuck mold.

How Do I Breathe

I finally talked to my sweet heart today.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

I See My Mother Kneeling

Tonight I was pondering the significance of prayer, and how I love to pray and pour out my soul to my Father in Heaven.

It isn’t enough, though, for me to pray and pour out my soul. I need to teach my children to pray.

Photo Display

Just because all three of the previous posts have no pictures – and that’s just sad.  Here are some of my favorites from Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Favorite Family That Isn’t Mine

Here is a little post dedicated to my favorite family in the world that has no relation to me!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Singing in the Rain

A warm summer rain.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Summer 2010 List

I made a list a few years ago containing the things I wanted to do once I graduated. I’ve done a lot of them, actually, or made good progress on them (see the list here)

In keeping with my habit of making lists, I am going to make a list of goals for this summer.


My not-profound Memorial Day post.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh, and R called and emailed

My sweetheart called last night!

Park Day

Cute pics of the kids at the park I used to frequent as a child!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Cold in Strep’s Clothing (or my immune system is really, really good)

Turns out it wasn’t strep after all. Thank goodness.

Strep A+

I have it. Again.

The New Do

Pics of my new do.

Chop Chop

Announcing my appt for a new hair cut!

Pajama Party

Hanging around in the morning.

Keeping Busy

All the stuff we’re doing to keep our mind off missing R.

Reason I Never Want to Be a Single Mom #1


In a Far Away Land

Once upon a time…


My first Photoshop project!


Got more memory for compy!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

An update on our most recent preschool adventures.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Year Older

J’s birthday, plus pictures!!

Where Did All These Pictures Come From?

Downloading pictures from my camera.

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Know About Sports!

Day one of Themed Preschool has gone GREAT!

My Wonderful, Fabulous, Amazing, Very-Good Day!

Today I woke up at 5am.

Preschool Week 1 - SPORTS

In honor of Spring baseball starting, and the fact that the entire household seems to go outside in the now warm evenings to play catch, I decided that this week should be sports week.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sincere Desires

A post about refinement, and some of my goals for this week.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Defining Moments

I am currently trying to have a better defined theme of this blog.

So, to make the blog a little more coherent, I am going to start a blogging schedule, and I am going to add some widgets or whatever they are to illustrate the growth and development of our kiddos.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Post Grad

R graduated!!

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Scores and our plans for the next few weeks!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Staying Afloat

A picture of V, and an update on our life!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New posts

There are two new posts on my blog... I wrote them on my iPhone and forgot to post on the frontpage. So here you go. Sorry I can't post the link. Well, I suppose I could but it would just be to much trouble.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Whale of a Tale

Things have been quite busy around here (hence no blogging) but I’m  blogging right now before I have to get dressed for a run.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mais – the real thing



J signing “Mais”

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


J signed her first word!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

M Day!


An update – we’re moving back at the end of Feb! Check it out!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Long Time

A new posts with lost of updates about R&R and the V&J and


Monday, January 11, 2010


As of today, January 11, 2010, J has erupted her first tooth! Hooray!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Posts Index

Check out my New Year 2010 Post

Since I have posted about 15+ posts in the last 24 hours and they aren’t the most recent 15+ posts in my blog (I put them in order where they belong in our lives, for the most part) – since I did all this craziness, I made an index for you, so you can see where all the new posts are. I will keep this as my most recent post.

Don’t forget to add our front page to your blog roll/list so you can see when we update the blog.

      Tuesday, January 5, 2010

      Blue-eyed Girl

      blue-eyed girl