Sunday, February 9, 2014

My Word of the Year!

(Better late than never, right?)

Some years a word really clicks with me,
other years...not so much.
This was one of those years that "the word" kind of reached out and grabbed me! 
I tend to be a planner, but often fail in executing the plan. I'm also a bit of a perfectionist, so
I joke that I am always waiting for the stars to be aligned correctly before I proceed. 

This is MY year to DO!
To get some projects finished up
To follow through 
To get out of my comfort zone

"I can DO all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Phillipians 4:13

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013~ In Review

 Let's review, shall we?
 
 February: I started working full time at our office in Orem.
Our whole family works together. People ask us all the time how we handle working together.
So far, it's been just fine. We all have our days when we get on each other's nerves, but they are few and far between.
 
 May: Curtis & Shae moved back to Utah. They lived with us for a few months until the contract with their renters was up. Meantime, Baby J. made her early debut.
 

She was born at 29 1/2 weeks and weighed just a little over 2 pounds.
She spent a couple of months in the NICU before coming home.
 
Cutest little bug, ever!


 
 June:  We had a baby shower, while we waited for Baby J. to come home.
The theme was "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and we decorated in pink and gray.
 

 The cookies were a favorite!
 


 It was lots of fun!
 
 
 Summer:  We also got in a couple fishing/camping trips.
 
 (Currant Creek)

 
Boulder/Capitol Reef
 
Mid summer, we went from having 8 people living in our house, down to only 4. Actually, more like 3 1/2, since Spencer is rarely home.
 
July:  Rick, Shane and I took a trip to South Dakota. We took the other kids several years ago, but Shane had never been.
We had a great time!

Mount Rushmore is quite impressive.
If you've never been, we highly recommend it!
We also went to Yellowstone, and then drove home through the beautiful Tetons.
It was such a great trip!
 
 
September:  Baby J. was given a name and blessing.

 (Rick's parents on the left, my parents on the right)
Our whole family, minus Spencer.
 
Grandpa's Girl!

 
 October:  We took my parents to St. George to see
Mary Poppins @ the Tuacahn Theatre.
We try to go down every summer. It was the first time for my parents.
Tuacahn never fails to impress!
 

 
We moved. Again.
This was my backyard last winter.

 
This is the backyard at the new place. (In the Fall)
That is mud, in case you can't tell. The front is landscaped, but the back won't be done until next spring.
 
This is the view off the back porch.
It's a field.
A. Field.
 
 
But this is the new kitchen!
So, there's that...
 
 (Before we moved in)

More baby cuteness, just because I can!
(That's the perk of being the Grandma!!!)


December:  These two got engaged just before Christmas.
They are planning a May or June wedding.
 

 
We celebrated our first Christmas in the new place.
It's growing on me.
 
 Christmas Eve~2013
The whole crew!


 
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the best for 2014!!!


Monday, November 25, 2013

A Few Fall Favorites

Yummy Fall scents from Bath & Body Works~
My favorite was Scarlett Pumpkin, but I didn't get a picture before it was all gone!
 


These cute little guys!
My confession: I bought them to go with my Fall Mantel décor.
Then I remembered I don't have a mantel anymore!
OOPS!
My other confession: I haven't decorated for Fall yet.
I guess I'll get a few things out since I am hosting Thanksgiving this year.
 

 
 This is my favorite, isn't he cute?
 

This turkey!
(Yes, my front door is turquoise!)
 


 
This Soup:
 
 

This Blog:
 
And these printables:
 
And...Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays!
Hope all my blog friends are enjoying this month of Gratitude!
 
Happy Thanksgiving!