Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I suck at this...


Yes, I suck at giving blood. I had to have a blood draw this morning. I knew in advance that I was going to have to do this and so I made sure that I was PLENTY hydrated. You know plump, juicy veins. I do have a problem which is that I have those horrible veins that don't want to stay put. Yep, got those rolly veins. After two attempts at two different veins in my arm, I finally said, "go for the hand". For some reason this always shocks the person trying to draw my blood. They hem and haw and finally they concede. And yes, it works..everytime.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Only Sage could pull this off...

Here she is at @ age 5 being a flower girl in my niece Britnee's wedding...(isn't she adorable?)

And now at 13 yrs old wearing the SAME dress! This dress is a size 4...yes, really.
I found it during the "new year" clean up and Sage just had to try it on. Yes, it even buttoned up the back with minimal pulling. It has now found a home with a true 5 yr old!

Monday, January 17, 2011

One year ago....

we packed up our bags and left the world behind...

to enjoy 3 months of incredible family time by beautiful, blue, warm water

and absolutely delicious sunsets!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Life in our house this week

This is what we saw a lot of this week....grey skies...ugh! It gets old after a while...you know what I mean!

I spent 5 days going through every nook and cranny in my office trying to get rid of clutter and stuff. We've lived in this home for 10 years and after a while, you don't know what you have! I decided to pass along to others things that I no longer needed/wanted in hopes of it finding a good home. My family took bags of "goodies" to church on Sunday to distribute to people that I thought would give these items a good home. What you see in this picture has a future date with D.I.!

And this little gal got a new hairstyle! Well, basically all her hair got cut off! We are still messing around with different ways to style it. Lea is pretty easy going about her hair, so that's nice!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

We didn't make any plans for New Year's Eve, rather we stayed at home and created our own fun. First off, we watched the torchlight parade (from inside my house...it was rather cold to be outside!) at the Jacksonhole Moutain Resort. People carry torches with flares on both sides and meander down the mountain. It's a cool thing to watch.

Then the ski resort lit some fireworks--I managed about a minute outside to get a few pictures.

Earlier in the day, I was de-cluttering my office and found a whole canister of glow necklaces. These provided several hours of entertainment. From the decorating one's body to all the cool things they could do with them. There are 5 girls in this shot...can you figure out which one is Lea?

We ended up in the theater in the pitch dark to get these cool pictures.

Then it was back upstairs to do more Just Dance 2...Lea really loves to do this...who would have thought?

The ideas kept getting crazier the later the night became...

Happy New Year from our home to yours!
Hope 2011 brings good things to you all!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dance 2

We got Dance 2 for the Wii for Christmas and it was a BIG hit. We all got in on the action....even Kirk!
video

Christmas Day 2010

Christmas Day dawned a beautiful day....brilliant blue skies and clear...no snow!

Santa came to these "nice" children.

Ty gave all us girls these pretty silk robes!