Monday, February 27, 2017


I might be getting a bit better with my camera ;) These were in the trees out back. These creatures are amazing to watch... not very cute... but super funny to watch them move and run.

Monday, February 13, 2017

A Couple of Valentines :)

A while back, I got my Valentine decor out and I made a new wreath. (For that, I ordered items online and those didn't arrive until Friday. I made the wreath on Saturday. I may need to keep it up for the rest of the month...even though Valentines day will be done this week. I also ordered enough supplies to make a spring/Easter wreath. I should be able to get that done soon. This was my first attempt at the deco mesh ribbon.) I also decided to plan a little birthday/Valentines dinner for last night. I made a lemon cake, that I thought had baked strange... but it was actually pretty good. And I made some chocolate cookies. I also put together little Valentine bags for Eli and Noah. (Sam couldn't come out he had a stake meeting to go to- so it was just Audrey and the boys.) Nothing ultra exciting around here!! I made shrimp scampi for dinner, with a couple of salads, and bread. Oh...and blue slushie...that Eli helped make. One small cake with 2 candles and Eli led us in singing "Happy Birthday". And... Audrey and Eli got to go to a "real" Valentine dance/party at Eli's school.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Number 18 on 11/18

After I finished my blogging for 2016 and printed my book... I realized that I missed an important event. Luke was born the Friday before Thanksgiving. Sam and Audrey had lots of company for Thanksgiving so we stayed home for dinner.  Since my time away from home is tied to mom's schedule... I couldn't even go see the baby right away. Ron went in and got Eli and Noah on Saturday and they spent the weekend and Monday with us. I still don't have very many pics. Sam did the baby blessing right after Owen's baptism on Dec. 24. (I included a couple of those pics again) Now it is the first part of February and I just finished his taggie blanket yesterday :) He is a sweet baby and Audrey hasn't had any problems adjusting to having three boys now. She worked like crazy over the Christmas holiday with all of the family activities here and planning the "dragon/princess" party!