Friday, June 19, 2009

I Will Survive!

So, still no TV. At times I'm going a bit crazy, mostly because of this Rainy Rainy Rainy weather we've been having! My kids will not go out and play in it because they are afraid of the wind, I guess I exposed them to The Wizard Of Oz at too young an age. Anyway, I'm going a bit crazy trying to keep them entertained, but so far it's working and I only long for the TV about once a day, usually in the late afternoon when I've completely had it! I think we're all going a little stir crazy. On the good weather days we've been...

riding bikes,

feeding cows,

having fun with neighbor kids,

and helping to herd some local sheep,

We really love where we live!

ps. the amazing photographer is my husband, Ashley.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Video Killed the Radio Star

I did it! I took the TV away! Well, actually a fairy came and took it away while my children were sleeping, somehow that makes it ok to them. Life has been GREAT since I did it. You should try it, really. I know it sounds crazy, but it is a really good thing. I thought it would bee really hard for me the first few days, not having something to turn on when the kids were driving me CRAZY (ie. Cinderella, Annie and Mary Poppins), but they haven't been driving me crazy at all! They have been well behaved, nicer to each other and to me, more interested in making things, playing outside more... it is amazing. It's like I have 2 new kids. I know it sounds scary, but just try it! Even for a couple of days, it just might change your life, or your kids..

Friday, May 8, 2009

Oh Lisa...

Remember this?  Great song, lame video...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh, April.

I have a love/hate relationship with Spring in Utah.
I love the crocuses, the buds on the trees, the birds coming back, sun kissed noses and cheeks, bare feet, and playing outside again.

But April... You do tease me so. One day is sunny and hot, the next is freezing and snowing.

Oh! And the MUD!

We are doing our best to make it through, but the going is slow, and the warm days pass so much quicker than the cold. We will savor the sun when it is here, and hide inside when it is not, until May arrives (or maybe June), when we can pack away the coats and gloves.
We will make it!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Our house, is a very very very fine house

After 16 months of working our fingers to the bone, we're selling...

We've decided to simplify and downsize, and not have a mortgage!  Any takers?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sunshine on my shoulders

The sun is shining again!  We still have a foot of snow outside our front door, but the sun is shining!  It's really amazing the feelings that sunshine can evoke.  When you get a chance today, find some sunshine and soak it in.  It feels so good.

And then check out this amazing inspiration:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Baking Winter Away

Is that possible?  If it is, I will do it!  I can't help myself.  
When it's cold outside, I just want to bake!  

Looks like I'm passing this trait on to my little Ava.