Thursday, November 21, 2013


As a young sassy girl
I used to go through old photo albums 
and look at pictures of my parents when they 
were younger. 

They looked so weird!
I would laugh at them and tease them
about their hairstyles and clothes. 
I snorted and generally had a great time at their expense. 

I ran across this picture today. 

Of Howie and I. 

Taken a few decades ago. 

Uh....last century actually. 

Circa 1989

And I'm thinkin'

"Dang! We were smokin' hot!!!"

As my kids are rolling on the floor, laughing and snorting.

(The little brats.)

Saturday, November 9, 2013


....and then there are days that are THE BEST days.

Today was a BEST DAY.
(Cameron & Guen, Tara...Matt was stuck in California, me & Howie, Lynsey, Nate...Sara was out of town. My parents were also there, but not pictured.)

Lynsey has gone through much over this past several years. After much soul searching and much change of heart, she decided that she wanted to be fully active in the church again and be able to go to the temple. She knew she would receive a lot of strength and peace.
So on this day as much of our family as could get together came and celebrated this day with her.

Family is everything!

(If you are interested in learning more about the LDS church or the temples you can click here.)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Nothing but the best for our girls. 
And they approve. 
Thank you Gigi!

Friday, November 1, 2013


There's a sparkly strip running down the left side of his face.
The paper isn't heavy.
It feels fake.
Like Monopoly money.
And Ben looks tired.

Maybe because he feels more worthless.