Friday, May 31, 2013


It was a bit of a mad house at first coming in with all my progeny. But Whitney was sweet and eventually Kelly came and took Clara, John, and Margaret home so we could focus on this handsome boy.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Little Learning

 These were taken at City of Rocks.
A Little Learning
by Alexander Pope
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

City of Rocks

For Memorial Day we took a day trip to City of Rocks. Michelle and Tyler, you would love it! We did the type of rock climbing that involved hands and feet rather then ropes and harnesses. Window rock was my favorite and I loved seeing the aspen trees. Heavenly Father really makes weird and exciting things.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Block Outline

I really love the way they play. It was John's idea to do the outline of Clara. Later he put in a cute little face that I didn't photograph.

Does anybody know how I can fix the blog so they stop cutting off the right side of my photos? I have been doing it the same since day one but sometime in April 2012 they changed something. I will start researching it but if anybody has any information that would lead me in the right direction I would gratefully receive it.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Big Day

 When I signed Clara up for ballet and violin I never thought that the two would collide into one huge day. Dance rehearsal, matinée, group photos, and a violin recital to end with. Clara really stepped up and performed well under a surprising amount of pressure. During the dance Clara said she made one mistake, but what I saw was leadership and poise. All the girls looked to her to know what to do. She now wishes she would have done tap too like some of the other little girls.
She was so tired right before the violin recital. But when an unexpected friend Brylee showed up to watch her sister, Clara brightened up and played her best ever! She had perfect posture and was the only one to take a bow after her piece was done. We are proud of Clara and all of her accomplishments!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My Yard, Black and White

The top will be red lilies.
The bottom is an update of the Horse Chestnut.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Oh the struggle against great odds, to meet enemies undaunted!
-Walt Whitman, A Song of Joys

Nothing will stop spring from coming. At Cherry Springs Jamie noticed this snail shell being pushed up by some small growth. That same day while looking in my yard I saw this Lilies of the Valley leaf pushing through a dead leaf. So fun!

Mothers Day

We spent Mothers Day down in Salt Lake. It was wonderful to be around so many incredible mothers. Grandma Mary Jane, Mom, Lauren (with a new baby) and Aunt Kass. 
Dad was at work with the juicer. Everything tastes better when it is in beautiful glasses and on china plates. Dad, thanks for the chocolates!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


This is my new nephew. He is so sweet and small. He arrived surprisingly early. Things worked out for the best and he is doing so well. We are glad for Lauren and her family. He is such a blessing. Congrats Lauren! We love you and your family so much.

Back on Buttermilk

Back into riding and having a great time!