Saturday, April 27, 2013


It has been hot around these parts of the desert.
I'm not looking forward to this summer.
Maybe more time visiting Utah or perhaps just more of this...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Ever heard of Missoula Childrens Theatre? It is a company that travels all around the world doing little plays with K-12 grade kids. They start with an audition process on Monday and then they have rehearsals every day that week. On Saturday, they have a dress rehearsal, a play in the afternoon and a play in the evening.
The girls were able to do it this year and had an absolute blast doing it. They got to be raccoons, and couldn't have been happier with that part.
Here are our little raccoons.

They were so cute with their songs and running around.

Here is a group photo.

The neighbors kids joined us Saturday evening to watch our favorite actresses.

The girls did such a good job and they are already looking forward to being able to participate next time. So is Ty.

Friday, April 19, 2013

This isn't right?

Well it is more fun this way!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Spirit and Baptism

A couple of days ago, my friend, Melonie, called me up and asked if I could play a song for her daughter, who would be singing at her baptism. Of course I said yes and I am really happy that I did. They came over to practice and the crazies stood all around the piano while I played and she sang. We went through it a couple of times and on the very last time, it was perfect. It is one of those songs that makes me get teary eyed when I hear it. Anyways, after she was done she was giving the girls hugs and Jo Jo was crying. When I asked her if something was wrong she said "No, I'm just happy". Oh what a teaching moment that turned out to be. I was able to explain to her that that was the Holy Ghost and because she was listening and calm, she was able to feel that sweet special feeling. My heart was so happy--still is. After our friends left, Annie started to cry, because she didn't get to feel it. (Another reason that twins is very special and wonderful.) We were able to teach both of them how your actions affect what you feel, since Annie had been dancing to the music instead of being reverent she didn't get to feel it. What a wonderful moment! My sweet tender Jo Jo.
Tonight was her baptism.

I'm very glad that the girls were able to go, since they will have the same opportunity in just a few short months. Ok it is more like 10 months, but it will be here before you know it and I will be wondering where my little babies have gone.
I'm so very grateful for these little teaching moments and for the sweet spirit that children have. I'm excited to have many more of these conversations and experiences with my crazy wonderful girls.

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Week of Firsts

1st haircut.

After. She did pretty good, although I couldn't finish up the front because she got really wiggly and didn't want to sit there anymore. Oh-Well. Still cute!

First time trying on daddy's pants. Hilarious!

Our late night tonight was to a new park that was recently finished. There were a ton of geese (I'm kinda bummed that I didn't take any pics of them, but they were surrounding us up on the lawn where we ate). The crazies had a blast.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


She is so good!