Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leah and Geoff's

The day after Thanksgiving we went down to Leah and Geoff's with all our Utah family to share the day together.  The rest of the weekend we spent at Leah and Geoff's.  It was so so nice to all be together for a day.  Leah caught these pictures while I was outside playing with Isaac and Lucy.  Isaac and Lucy, by the way, are enamored with baby Isla.  They are going to be such good big siblings to their new sister due to arrive in three months.  Leave it to Leah to get such amazing shots.  Thank you!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Aside from Thanksgiving at my grandparents growing up, I think this year was one of my most favorite Thanksgivings.  It was small and quiet (usually I like lots of people and busy/happy loud) and we had a fabulous time just all talking together about memories at the dinner table.  It really was special.  Grandma Ann and Grandpa Cal came.  It was wonderful to spend time with them when they were feeling so well and also for them to enjoy time with Isla.

I couldn't' stop taking pictures of the three of them together.  It surely was a picture of peace.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pie Day

Estee had the bright idea to have a pie day before Thanksgiving.  She was in charge of taking pies to her in-laws for thanksgiving and so Anita, Estee and I went to work making pies for both get-togethers.  We made; 2 pumpkin pies, 2 sweet potato pecan pies, 2 pecan pies, and 2 apple pies.  Estee also wanted to do a lemon meringue, but these 8 were already seriously overboard.  We did three different kinds of crust, with the oatmeal crust definitely being my favorite.  They were all delicious!  While the baking was going, Cooper got into the flour drawer and was sweetly un-messily stiring the flour until him mom came in and then he went nuts.  The pictures will do all the talking.

Surely everything is better when naked.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday by the fire

Who doesn't love cozying up to a nice warm fire.
Isla is sitting up so well now.

Big yawn

Love that little profile

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Jared made it such a special birthday for me.  From start to finish there were wonderful surprises and he knew exactly what I would want.  The day started with a cute purse/bag from Prana filled with goodies that I love and ended with a new surger!  I am so excited to break it out.  It might not get taken out until we move though, because my sewing table has been overtaken with Jared's school work.  I can't wait to put it to some serious use.  For dinner we celebrated at a wonderful restaurant (Hamilton's) for a fancy dinner to celebrate my birthday and Jared being hired for our first real full time job!  We are so excited to be joining Barrick Gold in Winnemucca, NV this January.  Anita also made this delicious apple cranberry tart for my birthday because I don't like cake.

Isla loves to smile at her Gram

She also is VERY talkative

Jared let me put bow in her hair for my birthday.  He has something seriously against "gluing" a bow to her head.  I reminded him it was just honey, and if anything is nourishing to the skin.

Happy Birthday!