Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Great To Be 8!"

Tonight it was "Great To Be 8!" for our cuties in primary who will be getting baptized this year. It was nice making it special just for them in hopes of building up the anticipation for their big day that they'll be sharing with the other kids in the stake. I think each of them felt so loved tonight as they learned of all the great things they have to look forward to this year. I truly enjoy serving in Primary with these precious little ones.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happily Veggie After

Guess who's on her second bowl of salad?  Not just our normal organic salad either, the romaine is topped with broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, avocado, mushrooms, & cherry tomatoes.  It's proof that sour salad dressing,  Parmesan, Swiss, and crumbled bacon can make even my picky little eater LOVE her veggies as much as her fruits. :)  Granted I did chop everything to unidentifiable bits, but she ate her veggies nonetheless. :) Today was a very monumental day for me.
Sour Salad Dressing:
1 cup olive oil
Freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons.
3 cloves garlic
(+Salt & pepper to taste)
Blend together.  This keeps in the fridge for a few weeks and makes an amazing marinade too!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy Me Hearty... Haven & Drake Had A Pirate Party!

 Putting On Their Pirate Gear
  Leave it to boys to repurpose the
balloons in .03 seconds. :) 

Oh Haven. :)
 Pirate Princesses
 Trying To Get Some Loot
 'Atta Boy Drake!
 Sweet Haven.
 Go Boston.
 That's my girl!
 Scallywags getting their loot!
 Sweet Pirates.
This is what Drake was doing while I was snapping pics
 of the others with their pirate mustaches & goatees.
Funny boy loves my hair.
 CanNOT believe she's 5. 
 They got spoiled by their friends.
 For the first time ever Drake was actually able to blow out the candle.  
I think the fake cake Summer and Phil got him for Christmas that he's been carrying around has helped him practice.  He's obsessed with cakes and trains.  Cute boy.
 One of our neighbors apparently decided they'd help with our party theme by giving us an ocean in front of our house... or they were just emptying their pool... either way, the kids LOVED it. :)
 My little pirate.
These sweet princesses changed at least 25 times.
 Love them.
 Drake and Seattle
 I love these silly boys.