Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jars of Clay

Making stuff from clay at the Denver Art Museum.

I Love to See The Temple

We love to see the Littleton, CO temple.

Over the Mountain

The first of four posts about our trip to Denver.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Mother Heart

In which I overhear a sweet father-son exchange in a department store.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snakes and Snails

In which we catch a snake and enjoy Heavenly Father’s beautiful world.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adding Pictures

In which I add pictures to old, picture-less blog posts.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

the great outdoors

In which we camp out with our ward and V goes down a huge zipline.

Spaghetti and Music in the Mountains

In which J sits with a bear, there is a concert, and we eat food. Not necessarily in that order.

Puerto Rico - Finally a Vacation

In which we get a vacation!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

the quest for a tall loaf

In which I fail miserably at baking bread. And life. In general.

Blogging Marathon

In which I start blogging again. For a little bit.

Second (er, first?) Honeymoon

A very long, but hopefully interesting post about our trip to Puerto Rico. It’s finally here!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just Keep Swimming

In which we swim.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Hearts of the Children

In which my grandfather’s descendents run around in a wading pool.

Monday, October 31, 2011

All Hallows

Halloween and pictures. Knock yourself out.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Motorcycle Family

I posted again! In which we ride a motorcycle.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

4th of July

No clever title, but some fun pictures of our first 4th in our new house.

Monday, September 19, 2011

No Pumpkins

In which we go to the ball (and no one turns into a pumpkin).

A Day for the Governor

In which we enjoy a military parade and some helicopters.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Teach Me How To Jimmer

In which V becomes a Jimmer fan.

Neighborhood Fun Run

In which we run (and I carry J) for a 1/2 mile.

Backyard Campout

In which we camp in our backyard.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lame Excuses for Lame Blogging

Some lame reasons for why I haven’t been blogging on our family blog lately. But it should be the first of many posts for the rest of the year.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Year Ago Today

It’s a little ironic that this day is just about the same as it was last year.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Finally, It Works

A budget system that works for us. Finally.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Conversations with a 4 year old

Bedtime conversations that are “superly” funny.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


In which I have an epiphany. And find the source of that wonderful poem that ends “So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Love to See the Temple

In which V builds a temple.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Captain Moroni and the Standard of Liberty

In which we learn about Captain Moroni and make helmets and play with swords. And learn a little about defending freedom while we’re at it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Good Men and a Great Country

Happy 4th of July (with a pic of the kids and a lego flag)

Thursday, June 30, 2011


In which Rocky Balboa beats up Superman.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Potty Training Vol 2 Issue 2

In which we begin again, and it is much easier this time... much.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Little Bit of Everything

In which I blog about mountains, friends, food, and everything in between in hopes that you haven’t forgotten I’m here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Little Slugger

In which V plays T-ball.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


In which I learn a little about the atonement and enduring trials.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ultimate Mothering Success

In which V wakes himself up to go pee.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Musings – To Delay Action

In which I learn a little more about waiting.

Friday, April 29, 2011


In which I share a funny photo. And talk about a relay.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Musings - Good Reads and Motherhood

The best work I have ever done.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More Good

As if things weren’t going well enough, our life seems to be even better.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Life is Good

In which I am grateful for all of my blessings.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Musings - His Plan

In which I do some soul searching.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Kid’s Swing Makeover

In which the neighbor gives me an old porch swing, and I give it a makeover.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My New Normal v. 5.0

No. Things will never be normal. But that doesn’t mean I will stop trying to get to normal.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Little Biker Dude

In which I take pictures of V on his bike… while riding my bike…

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weather Bugs

In which the sudden change in weather leaves us with gobs of tissue.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

One Year Older

Another birthday post for V, with a few extra comments.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Fools

In which I confess my trickery and wish my baby a happy birthday. And leave you with some other random thoughts.

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Friday, April 1, 2011


A big big secret!

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Garden Party

In which I buy a hat and ride my bike to Relief Society.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Hump Day

In which I am ready for General Conference and I dream that I have a baby.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Musings – Breastfeeding, the outcast

A rant about breast feeding. You probably shouldn’t read this post if you are not okay with a strong pro-breastfeeding opinion, and perhaps some strong words about those who choose not to breast feed…

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Baby!

It’s J’s 2nd birthday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Caution: Bumpy Road

In which our road is bumpy, but He lightens our load.

Monday, March 14, 2011

General Conference Prep

In which V surprises me.

Honesty is the Best Policy

In which I post more pictures of my mountain. And confess my imperfection (again).

Friday, March 11, 2011

May the force be with you

In which I catch V using the Force.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mission Accomplished

In which I move my mountain - for one day, at least.

-- Post on the go

Moving Mountains

I am about to confess something horrible. And embarrassing. So please don’t judge.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Casey Jr

A picture and a workout.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Repost and Some Thoughts a Day Late

In which I copy and paste a post from 2009.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Potty Training Vol 2 Issue 1

In which the potty training begins... again.

-- Post on the go

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Of Sleds and iPhones

In which we go sledding and my phone ends up under a foot of snow.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Musings

In which I act like a normal mother and give you updates of J’s speaking skills.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What on earth are you doing?

In which V does some weird stuff.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little Backwards

In which I figure out that I have been unnecessarily complicating my life, when here all this time I thought I was simplifying it.

“Because they unnecessarily complicate their lives, they often feel increased frustration, diminished joy, and too little sense of meaning in their lives.”

Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Musings – Things that Matter Most

There are things that matter, and things that matter most.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snakes and Snails

Pictures of the creepy crawlers we played with last year.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Musings – The Principle of Adoption

In which I talk about adoption.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rolling Along

In which V rides a bike in 90+ degree weather.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

There is Sunshine in My Soul

In which I finally start grieving.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monday Musings... on Saturday

In which I post on Saturday because it’s been a while.