Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fresh Towels

I LOVE freshly washed towels. Especially when I use this stuff:


Spring Break

For spring break we went to visit our parents in Spokane. Is was so beautiful one day that we had to take the kids out to downtown Spokane. They LOVED it. I love the photo of my dad sitting on the toy airplane. He builds awesome electric planes and has always loved them since he was young. I just think its cute how he just gravitates to them! Lauryn and Brooklyn loved sitting by the river and watching the ducks go by. It was so relaxing.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Table and Chairs

Here's my new table and chairs. I stripped the table and painted it white. Krystal found me the four matching chairs at a yard sale for $10. When I got them home they had a blue stripe pattern on the cushions. I took that layer off and found the awesome mustard vinyl underneath. Which I kinda like. At least I don't have to worry about reupholstering them soon. I love how everything turned out. It sure saved me a lot of money doing everything myself.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Dresses

When my parents came through yesterday, they also brought the girls Easter dresses! I was so thankful and happy as I didn't have any money in the budget to get them some. They looked so adorable. They each looked like a little Alice in Wonderland to me. I struggled to get photos of them after church today. I managed to get these few photos.

Easter Sunday

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Orange you glad?

What are you glad about today?

I am so glad that my parents drove through town today on their way to Boise. I LOVE seeing them. The girls love seeing them too. They always bring us gifts and take us out to lunch. That makes me glad too.

We love love love YOU, Papa and Grandma!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Because it snowed this morning

She's just about the only thing that can make me happy about it. Kamryn has been the best baby EVER! She defiantly makes me want to have more babies! Her poop doesn't even smell! Sounds weird but, it's true. I have witnesses who can prove it.

Happy Friday!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Sisters Hands

Two weeks ago I was asked by a ward in another stake to photograph womens hands for a video. They were having an enrichment night about the scaredness of the work women do. I was very happy to do this for them. We took more pictures than seen here, these ones are my favorite. I also put them into a slideshow to music. It was very beautiful.

our sisters hands

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our Family Favorite Recipe: Salmon Steaks with Hoisin Glaze

Follow the link below for the recipe:

Salmon Steaks with Hoisin Glaze

My girls love this salmon recipe too! You don't have to use salmon steaks, you can also use fillets. I recommend this recipe 100%. (disclaimer: if it comes out dry, it's most likely the fish. I buy US salmon, it's always moist.)

Photo by: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paintings, Drawings & Photos Oh MY!

Everyone, meet my fridge!! (I think I need a bigger one for all my photos) It's not just taking pictures that I love, I LOVE printing them!


About a month ago, I made this craft at a friends birthday party. Lauryn was very happy to have a specific place to put her master pieces. The clips were found at Wal-Mart.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Dear Mrs. Kiwi,

Sorry to hear that you had a hard day. I hope that tomorrow is a better one! I found these photos yesterday! They sure made my day! Can you believe that these were taken over 10 months ago?

I love you.





The girls loved helping out with this craft. It was quick and cheap. They love their new journals and they use them everyday!

Scrap Ribbon: Free
Jewels: Free
Composition Note Books: $1.00 a piece
Total Cost: $2.00

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Ever since we moved to our new place in January, I haven't had a microwave. I can hardly remember what it was like to have one. I have gone without one for almost 3 months now and it's not so bad.
Do you have a microwave? If so, how often would you say that you use it?
I am trying to figure out if it is a good investment for me to get one. Also, if you have a mircowave,what kind is it? What kind would you suggest getting?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Almond Joy, I love you!

Almond Joy's are my favorite! I have been eating at least one a day until I found these! If you like almond joy's you'll love these too.

What's your favorite sweet tooth treat?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Amateur Inspiration

Need some inspiration? Check out Lisa's new blog, HERE. I love it! Add it to your google reader!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

A visit from Spokane friends

Miss Lucy Liu

lucy liu

Princess Ella


Everyone laughing at Lucy


Getting Artsy Fartsy


Watching Nemo, I mean Finding Nemo!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Beast

Yesterday I spent most of the day making bread with my girls. They love being in the kitchen with me. As we were adding the ingredients for the bread they started to fight.

Brooklyn: "I want to put in the beast!"

Lauryn: "No, I want to put in the beast!"

Who knew my recipe called for beast!


Lauryn stayed in her pj's all day and Brooklyn went shirtless all day.

I guess it was just one of those days.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to our Sundy Morning

We ALL slept until 10 AM!

We missed church.

We still had a wonderful Sabath Day being together.

Hopefully we'll make it next week.

brooklyn bed head

silly laur cute kamryn

First Sign of Spring!

First Signs of Spring

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Fabulous Lauryn

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lauryn The Artist

Lauryn LOVES to paint. She started this beautiful masterpiece a couple days ago.


In my excitement I went and made the girls their own art tote. Yesterday I had the worst headache and Bryan let me take a nap. I woke up to Lauryn screaming. Bryan had walked into the kitchen after hearing Kamryn crying, to find her COVERED in PAINT! She even had awesome hand prints on her head.


We sure had a good laugh and Lauryn had a good time out. Painting is now a privilege and if they want to paint, an adult has to be present.