Friday, September 23, 2011

Loving fall and my babies

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Friday, July 8, 2011


Lex & Karissa's new baby Asher!

A blue door (with Mexican house number tiles). I just couldn't stand the white anymore.

A longtime overdue project: hanging plants in this wall opening.

Wildflowers on the kitchen counter

Beautiful wildflowers growing in the front garden.

Family hikes

My sweet babesters.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

last month

A typical happy Thomas.

There have been lots of these drawings around here lately- a mom growing a baby in her belly. I guess that's what happens when your family prayers are full of blessings for moms and their growing babies.

Astrid riding the Bandersnatch.
Thomas had his face drawn on by Astrid and I thought it actually looked kind of cute.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Astrid's 3rd Birthday

Before: an old DI cabinet

After: a play kitchen for Astrid that I've been wanting to make for at least a year.

Despite the bitter cold, it's not a Mexican birthday party without a pinata.

Beautiful cake, I know. But at least it tasted good.

I was raised with the following birthday party theory for kids:
small house, lots of kids and parents running amok, lots of games, lots of food, lots of noise, lots of mess, lots of chaos.

Now that we have our own home, we were able to accomplish just that, and while it may have seemed overwhelming to our guests, it felt just as it should to me. It was so nice to see so many of our good friends and family all in one place, celebrating our baby girl's third birthday. It was quite wonderful.

I can't believe just how quickly she has reached the ripe age of three. My post-partum depression is just now setting in...

Christmas in Colorado

A very late wedding gift.

This year we spent Christmas in Colorado Springs. Also visiting were family and friends from California and Guadalajara. It was very nice and I learned how to make some delicious Mexican dishes, including a hot and tasty salsa.