Sunday, December 27, 2009

Suns Game. Sat. Dec. 20th.

Our new favorite thing, well mine anyways is watching the Suns! I gave Mark tickets for Christmas, and we all went! Had good seats, they killed whoever they played, and the girls got to be on tv during the post game. We will be sure to keep that Tivo. Had a blast, then went and ate at Old Chicago!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Going home for 2002!

Got to spend Christmas morning at Grandma Nina's. In the snow!! I love the lighting of this pic, it looks like I did it on purpose huh.

Christmas 2002...I was pregnant with Lily..

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cheeks and Olden days.

Both of these girls are little angels! This is Christmas 2003. Those faces...don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks of Lily's. What about those buns? Is that the most hilarious outfit or what?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

First time on a donkey, Christmas nativity in the barn.

More old pics that I love. This is in 2001. I really miss our house on Bellview, and I can't evev imagine what life was like without our Lily. It's amazing that I had a Klaira and I said what did I do with all of my spare time? Then after Lily I said what did I used to do in all of my spare time? Then we opened Blossom, and Now I am saying, what did I used to do in my spare time.

Time. What a gift. My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with the family. Enjoy the season you are in. Sometimes easier said than done, but good words to live by.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas is almost here.

Here's an old fun Christmas pic! Since there was no blogging going on back in those days!

Wow. Work Work Work. I am so excited for the holidays. I will only have to work four days of the girls break! I am so ready for some time away with them. Enjoying reading to the girls at night Christmas books. Lily has the hardest time falling asleep. She is so her father's girl. THe other day at the salon, while we were decorating for Christmas, we were listening to NIc's ipod. Her relaxation music came on, and without drawing attention to herself, I look over and Lily is over there pulling her shoulders back, and inhaling and exhaling, and counting backwards from ten. Such a funny sight, she loved it! I wanted to watch her forever, but Klaira changed the song, and Lily was so upset. That girl is hilarious.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ken and Elo's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Replication of her cake from 50 years ago!

All the cute grandkids

Elo's wedding dress.

Julz and her cute babe Eloise.

Dancing to their wedding song. The Diet Coke Christmas tree in the background. Replication of their old wall paper, sofa in the famous Glencove Circle house.

All of us...almost minus a few.

Dana and Suz, dinner the night before.

Jesica and her cute baby Owen.

Scott Amy Kent. Old Rigatony's the night before.

Ken and Elo.

Julz and Greg.

Such a fun party. It's our ten year anniversary in just a couple of weeks and it really made me think of tonz that I want to do. First off Brother Eyring gave a talk a couple of years ago, on acknowledging the Lord's hand in your life on a daily basis and write it down. I think that I am going to do this, I know that I can at least write down one for every year that we were married. I will keep you posted on how it's going.

My Birthday.

I am now 31. Jeesh louueesh. Can't believe it. Had a great day, my girls made me french toast in bed. Mark got me a phone and new perfume. A friend that I haven't talked to in four years came by. My cute friend made me a banner, and some flowers for my front porch that won't die. My other coach gave me the cutest shirt and homemade cookies. I got to go to dinner with this cute guy above.
Good day. I am ready to make it a good year too!

Nicole's ROom.

This huge picture of the empire state building, was a copy of a painting that I bought when I was in New York. I loved this artist. These pics are horrible, but she highlighted the painting, that was sepia tone, in moss green. Then I had it blown up to 9x6 feet tall on this product that is kind of like wall paper, except you can take it off the wall and move it. THen we just made a frame around it out of moulding. THe moulding is like a mustard color. You can't really tell what color are in the fabrics, but they are cream, moss green ,mustard, and chocolate brown. I sewed the shower curtain, curtains, pillows and dust ruffles. I am in love when I get to decorate! I hope that some day I can do this for reals.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dancing Queens

Lots of fun going to dance competitions, and recitals. I am not sure what is funner, playing dress up or watching them dance. Klaira has really progressed this year!, taking 7 classes., and Lily has informed me that that was her last dance recital! She loves gymnastics! That girl takes a cartwheel every five steps.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Focusing on my family.

Sometimes I feel like this big orange thing, I think it is called a smokestack, is like all of the disturbances of life. and then way down there are my two adorable girls, making funny faces, dancing, trying to yell at me, and here I am just looking at this big, loud obnoxious smoke stack.

So this is what I have learned this summer, and what I want to work on the rest of the year.

0 My family is the most important thing to me

0 They are truly what makes me the happiest.

0 They are so fragile, especially next to life's huge challenges.

0 They say look at the big picture, but really I think it is all of the little details in life that makes the picture so beautiful!

Our family has grown so much this summer,{not by peoples dangit} but we are so much closer, and maybe it is because my girls are getting older, but my family is really all that matters.

Catching up in no particular order.

Back to School! I am going to miss the girls this year, we had such a fun summer! Between work and school, I feel like I miss out on alot throughout the year. Yes, the girls wanted to dress alike this year too! The girls get to be at first recess together, which is the highlight of their day. Klaira is such a kind big sister, and Lily let's her be kind, we will just leave it at that.