Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Airplane

Brook & Ellie's first airplane ride! Well... that they can remember :)
Brook got to sit by Uncle Sam & Aunt Jenna- she loved it!
Ellie was really not sure about this whole airplane thing. While we taxied, she thought it was really cool. Then we started to take off and she got really somber and stared down at her lap. I asked if she was okay and she looked up at me suddenly and said, "Mommy!! I want to get out!" and started trying to take off her seat belt. I put my arm over her and she grabbed it and just kept saying "Hold me mommy! Hold me mommy!" But she never screamed or cried. I closed the window and after about 10 minutes, she relaxed.
Then she did some coloring.
Then she passed out.

Really Hard.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


On our way home today :)
We board the flight at 9!!! See you tonight Family!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Funny Girls

First thing Ellie said to me this morning: "mom, I had a bad dream in my mouth and I got a drink of water and it helped me feel good."

Brook fell off her bike and got a little scratch: " mom I know what could make me feel better. Maybe a movie and some crutches. And if you put a picture on instagram."

I'll see what I can do Brook.

And Ellie offered me a tummy yummy just now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Strawberry Jam = Success!!

It's good!!! More of a strawberry topping flavor since it's not super sweet :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

No Sugar Added Strawberry Freezer Jam

Found a recipe on Pinterest for this jam. Seemed easy enough so I decided to try it. What do you know, it was SUPER easy! My kind of recipe! Have to let it set up for 24 hours, so I'll let you know tomorrow how it tastes!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We Are A Happy Family

UPDATE: Sorry to those who have viewed this before I organized it! :)
Fun things we've been up to:
King Benjamin came for a visit before conference
Got together with some gal pals during Priesthood session and made wheat grass planters. It was super fun! The wheat grass grows SO fast! 
Day One:
Day Three:
Day Five:
Day Nine:
Plant it, water it, watch it, love it!

Went to a Rockies baseball game with the Bennetts
Got rained out of the game. Went to Starbucks and got hot chocolate. 
My shoes are soaking wet here- there was literally 1/4 inch of water inside my shoe!
Finished the girls' outfits for Harry and Sarah's wedding :)
Finished my skirt for the wedding also :)
Went to Krispy Kremes... because we love donuts. Thanks Papa Smith!
Found a beautiful moth at the gas station.

Reminded me of Gran's garage on the land in Redmond- there were always hundreds of the prettiest moths on the ground all around his shop.
Been enjoying the park by our house A LOT
Oh, and the sunshine also :)
Got a free table and chairs from Sam's garbage... love people who throw perfectly good stuff out in a convenient enough location to reclaim it! Also went yard saling and grocery shopping all in one trip. I felt a little bit like a hoarder....
Having lots of fun here in Colorado this spring! Looking forward to seeing our family in just over a week!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Few Easter Shots

The Easter baskets- we did them Saturday morning

 Easter pancakes made by Dad :)
 We met up with some friends from the ward for an Easter egg hunt- it was a lot of fun! And the doughnuts were amazing :)

 This girl was POUNDING the candy!
Easter Sunday outfits

 We dyed eggs with our good friends, the Bennetts Thursday before Easter. Kacie has all those pics :)
 Fruit baskets (check out my wheat grass!!!)
 Brook made deviled egg chicks :)
 My guilty pleasure: Salted Caramel Cheesecake. It was fairly salty the second day and got better and better as it aged. I would recommend cutting the salt out of the crust and caramel and doing a third or half of the salt in the cheesecake- BE SURE it's kosher or sea salt!!!
If you like caramel and a little bit of salt- you MUST try this! It was delicious!

Reading Is Fun

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

In celebration of Easter, please follow this link to enjoy testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring is springing again!!!

After our freak snow storm of two inches yesterday, I didn't know if it would be nasty for awhile. Guess not!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Conference Weekend

Wow, another amazing conference come and gone. I'm always sad when it is over. I enjoyed the speakers so much, especially Elder Holland's talk! He delivers his talk with such conviction and always a timely message. I got so much out of conference I don't know where to start improving :)! I can't wait for the Ensign to come out so I can start re-reading them! I don't really like reading them online- hurts my eyes :). Anyway, the girls did so great about listening part of the time and Brook learned several of the apostles names from Primary, I am so proud of her!!! Hope your conference weekend was as nice as ours!!

On Saturday morning, during the congregational hymn (intermission basically), they showed a picture of the temple and Brook started clapping and cheering "It's Over!!! It's Over!!!" It was sad how overjoyed she was :) In her defense, we were going for a walk after the first session and it was gorgeous outside, so she was anxious!
Driving over to Sam & Jenna's Sunday morning for Waffles & Conference :)
Between sessions walk
Afternoon session: the napping begins!
I couldn't resist :)
For next conference, these will be made!!!! Aren't they fun!?!?! 
1x4s, pvc, and a little fabric!