Monday, January 31, 2011

How About Some Monday Sass?

SMART & CUTE is right! Little Miss Abby is discovering the wonder of a flat iron, one new hairstyle at a time. She likes waking up saying, "hmmm, how are we going to fix my hair today?" Oh, I just love it!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Look Who's A Cub Scout!

Cub Scout Motto:
Do Your Best

Friday, January 28, 2011

So Proud....

Of our sweet boys for so many reasons. I had a bus driver tell me today just out of the blue how wonderful our boys are and how he wished that all the kids on his bus could be just like them. SWEET....Justin and I have both wished so many times in our adulthood that we had learned to play the piano (or any other musical instrument really). I took a guitar class in college once because the instructor was cute (and single), but that's the extent of my musical knowledge. So, it came as somewhat of a surprise that our boys had true interest in piano. I'm amazed that in the 5 months they have been taking lessons, they have never complained once. So, we got them their very own piano for Christmas. I makes me smile on the inside to listen to them plunk away at their little songs. I'm grateful for a having a best friend who can give them lessons and have great recitals like this one. I spent the evening fighting back tears at the sight and sound of these boys making music.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday's Thought

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." ~John Wesley

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING....extremely old and sore (NOW). YES, and Yes......But it was tons of fun getting back out there again, even if we can't walk now.

This was the ONLY thing that got me up the back mountain....fear for my life got me down that treachery.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sundance Film Festival 2011

This year, we wanted the kids to experience the film festival so we loaded them up and whisked them away to Park City for a new adventure. We walked around Main Street, ate a yummy lunch and even saw a few stars. Isaac still promises to be a famous film-maker someday.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Flashback Friday

1998 Girl's trip to Estes Park Colorado.
I went with some dear college girlfriends.
It was my first "girl trip", first time seeing the mountains and first time skiing.
I can tell you that the thought never crossed my mind that I would end up living in the mountains and having the chance to ski whenever I wanted.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sundance Film Festival

STARTS TODAY! GO HERE to learn more about it and get screening tickets for yourself. You can't miss it!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Did You See The Sunset In The Mountains Last Night?

(Thanks to Jennifer Layton for her keen eye)
OH BOY, It was a SPECTACULAR ONE! This is the view just out our front door. Lucky us. I know....

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Silver Lining

These past couple of years, I have taken a group of girls from work snowshoeing up the back side of Mt. Timpanogas. It's a time we all take to get away from the stress of the world and appreciate nature, share our views on God, appreciate all that we have, make one another laugh and just be together. I'm eternally happy to have these young women in my life and grateful for all the "sparkle" they add to my everyday.