Thursday, July 28, 2011


I've been getting anxious for summer to end and fall to begin. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. But looking back on pictures from last weekend's visit to the beach I know I am really going to miss Summer. Luckily enough, we will be visiting our favorite beach(Newport beach in CA) before fall officially begins and after the selling season is over. I can't wait!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Sometimes it's hard to discipline your child when all you want to do is laugh at them.

Evie's latests:
-Growling at me when she's mad.
-Interrupting me with, "Bye bye mama." When she is sick of listening to me or doesn't like what I have to say.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


How did she get so dang cute?

Is she really mine?

...two questions I still ask myself daily.

Man, I love this girl!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011



 Day Festivities: 

Our ward had a pancake breakfast the morning of the fourth, followed by a bike parade for the children. I caught wind of the parade the day before at church so I threw together Evie's trike decorations Sunday night with stuff I had on hand. We were both pretty pleased with the turn out. My favorite part was the denim pendants I made from old jean scraps...and those straggling cans. I love it when light bulbs go off in my head;)

Night Festivities:

That evening, Boyd got off of work early and we went out to Kemah where we had dinner with our selling family at T Bone Toms (featured on Diners Drive-Inns & Dives...One of my favorite shows). It was pretty good. Fun atmosphere. Best sausage I've had and that's saying a lot cuz I rarely eat sausage! After dinner we walked over to the Kemah boardwalk to watch the fireworks. We intended on riding a few rides but after how crowded it was, we not only didn't do that, but nearly walked away without seeing fireworks due to a big building obstructing our view. On our way back to the car, we luckily landed a spot with a great view of the fireworks and it was a great ending to our night. I love making memories in this big state with my little family. Evie is at such a fun age to be doing these kinds of things. She loved the fireworks...almost as much as she loved that cotton candy!

I'm blessed to live in this land of the free!


We had a lovely Father's Day this year. Boyd deserves everything this day is celebrated for. He's truly an amazing father. Sweet, hard working, patient and fun. Evelyn is one lucky girl! And she knows it. She loves her dada very much. (She even blesses him in her prayers...all on her own.)

Oh, and I had to include a picture of our Father's Day meal because Boyd described the day as "Mmm, mmm,  mmm, yummy!"