Thursday, October 22, 2015


While in Denver, it was reassuring to me that Lexi insisted on her nightly rituals.
During the 2 1/2 years she lived with us it was horsey rides on grandpa's back. 

Every. Night. 

Now there are rituals of "head knocker", "jack and the beanstalk" and 3 or 4 others that I couldn't remember. 

The important thing is the ritual. 
She rules the roost, this child. 
And she continues try other delay tactics. 
But after prayer and story, 
there is finally 
And it is sweet. 

Monday, October 19, 2015


I flew to Denver on Friday to be able to spend the weekend with the Conders.

Lexi was singing in Primary and I just couldn't miss that!

Besides, Howie has been in Minnesota for two weeks and I hate being alone. 

I love the area they live in. 

Most of all, I love hanging out with my shadow. 
I have missed her something fierce. 

Tonight we wrote stories. 
She writes some pretty fantastic tales. 

She would write a few paragraphs then I would write a few paragraphs. The plot involves some zombies, mashed potatoes and gravy and some other twists and turns. 

We aren't sure of the ending but it should be interesting. 
We have just enjoyed each other's company. 

I hate to go home. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


I'm babysitting for a few days while mom is gone and dad is working. 
Handsome Officer Egan. 

It's a tough job. 
But someone gets to do it!
And I'm having a blast. 
I love these small humans. 

My tribe. 

They live in my heart. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015


These two little brothers are 3 years (and some change) apart.
It's so amazing to see the likeness.
This guy loves grandpa!
Oh the squishy cheeks!
Yup. Twins.