Monday, December 22, 2008

Holly Look-a-Like

It is actually Oregon grape or the Latin name is Mahonia. It fools me every time.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chirstmas Projects

I love Christmas. Robin and I have had fun making snowflakes, popcorn balls, and popcorn garlands! Kelly and I made cheese ball and he requested brownies. I love smelling the tangerines with cloves poked in them.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees takes of his shoes.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

These are just some of the leaves that I picked up this morning on our walk with Robyn and Laura. This series also goes with this post.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Spillway and Parking Garage

I think my mom would say"Oh Sally, that is the Jensen coming out."

Three Seasons

I thought this photo was funny thinking of the different seasons. A beautiful fall tree, the white Christmas tree and the the palm tree all out on the yard. Only in Las Vegas.

Hoover Dam

It was so fun to visit it again. I am always impressed with what the builders accomplished. They are currently building a bridge that will be incredible. 112 deaths were associated with the building of the dam and I was sad to hear that someone also just died working on the bridge. They say that the concrete in the dam is still setting! After we came back for Mediterranean pizza. It was hot but it was really good and very colorful.


Ben blessed his new baby Eli this weekend. It was so fun to see there family! We love them and wish we could see them more often.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Yesterday during lunch I gave Clara some crackers and then looked away to get her sandwich ready. I look back and they were all in her water bottle. I can see the appeal of putting them in there. It is fun to drop things, they float and they look cute but it makes bad tasting, floaty water.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas lights

Clara loves Christmas decorations. She saw Kassie's and literally oohed and ahhed. She did the same thing when I put up ours. My friend Annie had a photo like this on her blog and I thought I would try it. I think it is a cute idea for a little portrait session.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Aunt Kass's Yard


Thanksgiving was beautiful. We gather the family, dress up, use china, sing songs and have traditional food. It is truly ideal. I love watching the turkey trot but alas, the boys weren't there to show off. We each wrote what we were thankful for and then had a little guessing game trying to figure out who wrote what. Grateful to Aunt Kass and Aunt Mar for there hospitality, work and generosity.

As we gather together this Thanksgiving to ask the Lord's blessings, as we of whatever faith we are to give praises to His name, let us thank Him for our peace, prosperity, and freedom. Happy Thanksgiving!" - Pres. Ronald Reagan

Friday, November 21, 2008


This morning we had Laura over for playtime. She is such a happy little gal. We were glad to have company and to put Clara's younger toys to use!

Warm and Cool

These were taken at Kelly's med school Western U. Because of the fires the air has been really smokey and hazy.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sports Balls

My nephew Jackson is getting a new sports themed room. These photos were taken for that. His little sibling is coming soon and we are all excited for them. I think sports is a fun idea for little boys.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Finger Puppets

These Ikea finger puppets are the greatest things! It has been so fun to teach and test Clara on all the different animals. We put them all in a little box and shake it up and ask "Clara, can you find the star fish?" or "Can you find the green fish?" She looks for a little while and then reaches in and grabs it! I get so proud!

Scary Pumpkin

Kassie and I had a great time carving pumpkins on Tuesday. She did a cute owl and I did this funky witch. They didn't even last two days and our pumpkins were full of mold! Yuck! I asked Kelly to take ours out before it had fallen apart. Poor Kelly, he waited a day and now look as his job! Now that is a scary pumpkin!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Apartment photos

Kelly found this Praying Mantis in our stairwell.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Burr Oak Acorns

Trunk or Treat

We had a really good time last night. Good chili and it was fun to talk to some new friends. The truck next to our car had a fun game that the kids would play so we got a lot of business. Kelly passed out the candy and Clara ran around all crazy like. I could have really used a tripod...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Brown Bag Lanturns

The quote "The goblins will get you if you don't watch out!" is from a poem written by James Riley named Little Orphan Annie. My Dad would recite it to us before bed. It is one of my favorites. Read it! It is perfect for Halloween.
As I was taking the first photo the "Watch Out!" bag caught on fire. I guess I will have to make another and be more cautious.