Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I'm sorry.
But there is no comparison.
I have the cutest niece in the entire world.
Sometimes I look at her and I'm seriously in awe of how darling she is.
Except when she's being a grouch. :)

First Braves game = success!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Our Easter Day

I hope you had a Happy Easter!
I know I did.
I won't lie.  I think Easter is a little less exciting without children, but it still was an awesome day.

It started out for me pretty early because I took one of my girls to a Methodist church service.  That was fun.  And they gave us cupcakes.
Then I headed back on home to my husband who was so happy to find the Easter bunny had come! :)
We were also happy to catch a bit of "The Sound of Music" on ABCFamily.  SO elated it was during the "Doe a Deer" scene!
Sadly, I had to finish getting ready and I burned my hand in the process.  I now have a nice round burn on my thumb thanks to my curler.  At least my hair looked awesome today.
Then I had choir rehearsal because my choir sang TWO numbers for Sacrament Meeting and they were both a little shaky still.  Thankfully, I have a small, yet mighty choir.  I have a solid person for each part.  (Even if that means my tenor is a female.)  The choir sounded awesome and I am very pleased with how our Easter numbers went.

Treats in church are a must.
 When we got out of church, it was gorgeous outside!!  It was easily 70 degrees, sunny, and a slight breeze.  We decided prepping dinner could wait so we could spend some time out in the sun!
We grabbed our gloves and a baseball and we were out on the lawn.
Very conveniently, we can both play catch for hours on end.
 When my glove started to hurt my burn, we headed on inside so I could finish up dinner.
Now...making any sort of meal that is beyond the level of cereal or a sandwich, is difficult in my kitchen seeing as it is about the size of a toy kitchen you would purchase for your 4 year old.
But...we make it work around here.
Our bro, Jack, came on over and dinner was served while "The Prince of Egypt" was playing.
Caesar Salad, Ham, Potatoes, Corn, Rolls, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.
While Alex and I were winding up the evening, we discovered a rerun of an Easter "Music and the Spoken Word" so we watched that and then caught the last half of "Cars."

And don't forget the incredible reason for this holiday.
I am so grateful that Christ loves each of us so much, that He rose from the tomb that first Easter morning.  Because of that event, I am able to have life after death and become a perfected, resurrected being.  There is no greater love than that.  I love my Savior and am forever indebted to Him.
Happy Easter, Y'all!

Monday, April 2, 2012


So I don't think I brag about my husband enough and the band he is in.
It's called Jumbie.
Look it up on Facebook.  Do it.
They really are great.
The band consists of my hubby, my brother in law (Jack), and one of Alex's mission buddies (Jeremiah McKee).

The band started when McKee and Alex were up in Rexberg from January 2010-August 2010.  Their friend, Kyle, who lived up there played the drums so the 3 of them decided to get together and start creating music.  McKee wrote the lyrics/melody/chords and the other 2 would just come up with their parts.  It was a fun little band.  They would perform at FHE or just little random things, but mostly they did it for fun.

Then both McKee and Alex left Idaho.  McKee went home to Colorado for a bit and then to Salt Lake and Alex came to Provo to be with me while I finished up at BYU.  They did not "jam" for awhile.  After summer 2011, McKee moved up to Logan to go to Utah State, Alex and I moved to SLC, and Jack became a Freshman at the U so he joined us in the SLC.  And pretty soon...the band got back together except with Jack making up his own, newer beats to the songs.

They practice in Nana & Papa's basement and for a long time it was just for fun.  Then one day they decided to get some shows going and well...they did!  So from the beginning of February until the end of April they have lined up 9 or 10 shows!  It has been a blast going to see them.  I get my wife pride going on as I watch Alex having fun up there.  I always loved having a dad that could rock it out on his bass and I'm sure our children will love it too. :)

Jack is leaving on his mission at the end of the summer-ish so the band won't be going for awhile...but for the time being, it's been a lot of fun.  I'm so proud of Alex and I hope he never forgets!

Here are some of my favorite songs.  Sorry the sound quality is poor, but I think you can still tell that they're awesome. :)