Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Visiting the missions....

enjoying some good family time

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Making the Most of Our Day

beautiful weather.
nice ride.
making the most of our day.

everything was so crowded.
too crowded.
we were in the car for 4 hours and only got out of the car once.
but getting out of the car was great. 
created memories. 

captured happy moments.
thank you iphone.

this time of year people are out and about. 
people everywhere.
a little to crowded for us.
so pulling off and finding a cool spot, where not a lot of crowds are, that's what we like.

hope you are enjoying your winter break so far. 
let's see where today takes us.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing you a

Very Merry Christmas

From Our Family to Yours

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lift Made Lovely - Cooks in the Kitchen

Linking up today with my dear friend Heather
over at 

little photo shoot for Grandma
she is going to love these
love. love. love.

life is lovely when you can make someone happy

p.s. mom, if you are looking at these, don't!
just kidding. there are 40 plus more so you'll still be surprised. 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Morning

do you ever remember getting something you really really wanted
on Christmas morning? 
I do, my first pair of Chemen de fer jeans.
L.O.V.E.D them.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Last Day To Order

last day to order is today
ready to ship teacher gifts

just a thought

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Home Decor Sharing

sharing a little bit on my home over on my friend nancy's blog later today
hop on over

might even be giving one of these away

Monday, December 5, 2011

One of my Most Favorite times of the Year

the holiday season
i love it
love. love. love. it.
the cheer in the air
the gift of giving
the music on the radio
this is one of my most favorites right now

love them


i love our home
it's decorated in every corner
warm and cozy

we have a fire burning every night
it's wonderful
come 8 o clock i curl up in front
and call it a day


here's another favorite holiday song of mine

and i'm pretty sure i can sing it
not really, but i think i can when it comes on

hope your day was great

Monday, November 21, 2011

Awh, good friends, good times-Christmas Photo Shoot

wham bam
that's what it felt like
6 kids running around
cameras going off, being handed to one mom and then to the other
placing kids, finding kids
laughing lots
so fun
so fast
so happy 
here are a few of what we got

just a fun shot
not using it but it was fun

awh, my girls. happy to have gotten a picture(s) with them

2 wonderful little girls

sweet girl. just beautiful.

brother and sister. sweet love.

love that they are in our life

we had fun. little crazy. little hectic. 
but tons of fun and some really great photos.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankful Tree

our thankful tree
so happy to have created it

pardon the photos, they were from my phone
and they are not the best
but you'll get the idea

cut out circles
used a cup to trace them on there

we each wrote 5 things we are thankful for 

then we shared them all, one at a time

and then tied them to branches that we had collected in the neighborhood

it was fun
so, thank you bloggers and pinterest
your ideas are inspiring

Sunday, November 13, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

it's that time of year again
time to load the girls up in the car
go somewhere and take some pictures
i love this season, this time of year
it seems to come and go so quickly that
i try to enjoy and get the most out of it i can
so, for me
bring on the holiday music
bring on the cold weather
bring on the gratefulness
bring on the crafting
and bring on the picture taking

here's what i got yesterday
one kid was warm the whole time
the other was hot and cold, sometimes loved it the other times wanted to go home
regardless, it was fun and i got some great shots

and we are dog sitting this adorable doggie
so i had too, and with this kid being a dog whisperer 
i had to get a shot

fun. fun. fun.