Friday, January 29, 2010

A Vote

I liked this for the texture. It reminds me of some of the recent wedding dresses that I have seen. But as far as the color, there have been opposing but valid opinions. Anyway vote for the one you think is best.

Narcissus and Hyacinth

I broke my knee cap. I biffed it ice-skating with the YM/YW. I am laid up for about 4 more weeks. I have received a lot of help from my friends and ward members. Also my Mom drove down to help take care of me and my family. I am so so grateful for the help from everyone. I sure need it. Mom brought these flower down to brighten things up.

On occasion I take photos that are completely out of focus like the second one of the narcissus. Despite the obvious flaw I still enjoy looking at it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dad's Italy

While in Utah we downloaded this images mistakenly. They are taken by my Dad on his last trip to Italy. I think he has a unique perspective since he spent two years serving as a missionary there. I think the first one is especially lovely.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sweet Aurora

I think of this dress as a Flutter dress but to Clara it is the Princess Aurora Dress. I can almost hear Tchaikovsky playing when she twirls. You can tell that she just loves to wear it and I love getting her hair curly. I don't mind saying that I got it at H&M for 18 dollars. A bargain if you ask me.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Coral Bark Maple, Beauty Bush, Barberry

These were taken in my moms backyard. I think the names of the plants are really fun.


Mom ordered a new Spritz maker. Shannon helped me cut out snowflake marshmallows but I didn't eat enough of them so I made these square mellows yesterday with Clara. It was cute, Clara blew in the cornstarch and it covered her face like Micheal in Mary Poppins, but white. Dad and I spent a lot of time setting the table for the 3rd Sunday dinner. I thought it turned out beautiful. The nativity was really dangerous for little Christopher acting out Jesus. He was surrounded by loving cousins.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Five Months

John is a couple days shy of 5 months. I call him Smiley. I just love to hear him laugh and he has just started to work really hard on sitting up. In no time he will be pro.