Friday, March 24, 2017

Piggy putty...

Proof that there is more than one way to put wall putty to work...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

47...

Happy birthday to this hot guy...

An anniversary dinner to remember...

20 years ago today I married this man. What do you do when you've been married 20 years? Fly to Fiji? Book a cruise? Sure, that would be nice. But on the other hand, I can do absolutely nothing with Chris and that's ok. In all honesty we sought out a nice restaurant to celebrate. The first place we went had no seating. On a Tuesday? I'm in the twilight zone. The second one we went to had courses costing $34 dollars. Um....I'm too much of a thrifty girl for that price tag so after being seated I pretended to get a phone call and chris says to the waitress "she's on call, we have to leave." We laughed for a while over that one. The third attempt had zero parking and we could have parked far off and walked but when I suggested "how about Dairy Queen instead?" Chris said "why not." So there you have it. You CAN eat at Dairy Queen for your 20 year wedding anniversary and be happy and in love regardless of where you go or what you eat. Here's to another beautiful 20.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Long term investment...

Sometimes it's a sacrifice (ok most of the time it's a sacrifice) but spending time with the kiddos is never a waste of time. It's an investment.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

More than just lipstick...

I love this picture. If you look closely you'll see Grace's one eyeball looking at her sister as she prepares for engagement pictures. This picture represents more than just a picture of Halee applying lipstick. It represents her sister (her siblings) looking up to her. Watching what she does and the choices she makes. It represents Halee's example by choosing to marry someone who can take her to the temple. Grace will see that...just like she sees Halee applying lipstick. She'll absorb it into her mind and hopefully want the same blessings that a forever family brings. I'm grateful to Halee for setting this example for all of her siblings. She may not even realize how much her choices affect those around her. I know without a doubt that they do. 

Buds...

You know you've had a long hard winter when your girls run inside with your cell phone to proclaim that "flowers are blooming!" Yes indeed...we are on the downhill slope.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lightbulb...

I got jealous of Grace tonight when I saw her huddled under the covers reading. It reminded me of the movie never ending story, when the kid is huddled in the school attic enveloped in the book. 

I used to read just about every night until so many useless distractions like Facebook, snapchat and Instagram took over my curious mind. What are people up to.....what am I missing...all those silly questions that keep me coming back for more of nothing. I'm taking a break from it. Time to read, read, read. Thank you, Grace for inspiring me.