Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

 Before the madness & creativity began..
 Loved that my kids had so much fun & got into their project
 P's finished Valentine holder.
 G's finished Valentine box... was missing all the spy gear he insisted on, but he was pretty happy with himself.
 G Valentines 2013
 P Valentine 2013
We even had time to squeeze a Valentine party in for P & one of her cute friends and their dolls. The girls were thrilled to make little party hats for their dolls & party red and pink style! Such fun girls!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Mine.

I just love these three sweethearts, I am so blessed to be their mom. 
Valentine's Day 2013
{O-20mo, P-5yrs, G-7yrs}

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013


For the last few days, I have been busy working on these. I have learned from so many of my mistakes so far, but I'm having lots of fun! Crossing my fingers to have a printable done in time for Valentine's Day! xoxo

Lesson: Atonement

For a recent lesson, I gave each girl a worksheet and had them fill it out during the lesson.  At the end of the lesson, I attached a little handout to a bag of Sour Patch Kids with a saying, "At first, our trials may seem SOUR but, through the atonement of Jesus Christ, all things are made SWEET. Seek blessings amongst trials, find joy & be happy." Download links for both below.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Oh  January...where did you go? It seems like in the moment this month drug on in a miserable way, but on the other hand it flew by with sweet, almost miracle moments along the way.
  1. Started the new year off with a tragedy. But lucky for me, I am surrounded by an amazing support group, who reminded me that I am not alone through out the month. Grateful for these fabulous friends and family members. 
  2. Disney on Ice date with my girl. She was in heaven watching Flynn Ryder and Rapunzel ice skate. 
  3. Fell in love with my One Little Word over and over again this month. Another little miracle.
  4. Put our zoo passes to good use. Love cool afternoon outings with friends!
  5. Ry got some long overdue snowboarding time in. 
  6. Felt more love pour in randomly and just the perfect moments. 
  7. Ry came home early from work as a surprise & we went for an afternoon bike ride to get ice cream. All of us girls are just crazy about him.
  8. Finally got my hair did. {this is huge, it only happens twice a year. true story}
  9. Pyper learned about Policemen in preschool. I got schooled by 5 year olds. 
  10. First field trip for P to grocery store. She took everything "free" she could fit into her "Safeway" bag.
  11. Took our fun toy out as much as we could. Made lots of memories & froze our buns off!
  12. Celebrated this girls birthday. Missing her 7 years now. Love her.
  13. Spend some time with the boys at the Monster Jam. 
  14. Kissed on these adorable kids more than necessary. Um, could you not, LOOK at them. They are each SO gorgeous.
  15. Second field trip to the fire station where Pyper made the bold decision to be a truck driver when she grows up.Um, what?
  16. FINALLY clipped a bow in Babe's hair. {monumental}
  17. New Beginnings. Happy we were in charge of food & not decorations...this time. LOVE
  18. Randomly discovered Babe has a crazy obsession with Minnie Mouse. Fell for her obsession.
  19. Designed another paper set. Getting the hang of things and in LOVE with designing.
  20. P started dance and tumbling. Came to me & said, "Guess what?! Shy Pyper...she's gone! It's ME Mom!!!" So glad we have that figured out! LoVe that girl!
***On a side note, G is becoming quite the reader. He LOVES reading, which is so exciting....we both share that love. He is excited about learning and comes home constantly quizzing our family on odd facts and history. Looks like we need to brush up! He started soccer and is much more aggressive this season. He has grown so much! He is seriously the most amazing kid!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

all you need is love

So, I am really excited to becoming "closer" to my designs. I know I have a long way to go, but I am excited with the progress I have made in such a short period  of time! So, so much fun!! Now I need to decide if I am going to sell these puppies. :)