Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nutcracker 2010

Here is video of her second performance. It was a crazy, crazy week, but so worth it. My shy little butterfly. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas song.

My favorite childrens Christmas song this year? Samuel tells of the baby Jesus. Our Primary sang it on Sunday and they did so well!! What's yours?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Tissues. Cough drops. Books. My bed. Movies. Sick kids. Pajamas.

Yuck. That's how I feel. I feel like I've been sick (only colds and sinus thingies, mind you) for like a month. Between Sarah, Miaya, Dustin, and myself, someone HAS been sick for like the last 2 months. so gross. I was the last one to get sick, so everyone else is pretty much on the mend.

My ears hurt, my head hurts, my throat hurts. My nose is stuffed up, and running, depending on the time of day. I also can't breathe very well when I sleep, so sleep isn't easy to come by. Poor sad me. hahahahahahahaha. That's okay. Like I said, only a cold. It'll get better. :D

Any nice home remedy recomendations? I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cheeky and Irreverent

Me: I like cheeky and irreverent
Dustin: I know. That's why you married me.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Inspired by Unnur.

So I was reading through the many blogs I follow on Google Reader and I came across Unnur's for today. And I was inspired to write my own list of things that I am so grateful for. I wanted to do one thing a day on Facebook but by the time I noticed, it was already November.

And so, here is my list: the good, the bad, the shallow. One item for each day of the month of November.



-My parents

-My siblings


-the beach

-good books
-chocolate covered raisins

-long drives with my family

-the temple
-the desert




-the gospel
-being able to see and smell and feel and hear and touch
-walks with my girls
-going barefoot

-the atonement
-good friends

-starry nights


-different cultures


Thursday, November 11, 2010


This was our Halloween. It was lots of fun. :) Chilly and rainy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cute Owls!

A blog I read had this great owl calendar for free! I thought I would share. So cute!

Owl Lover 2011 Calendar

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sarah Laughs.

One of the funnest things ever is when your baby starts to laugh. She's been laughing for a while, but it's fun to record it too. hahahaha. She loves Miaya. Miaya is one of Sarah's favorite people in the whole world. : D

Sarah is lovely beyond words. She does this hilarious thing when I put my face close to hers. She makes a warning sound almost, and then grabs my face and rubs her face and mine together. ahhahaha. It makes me laugh every time.

Easily distracted.

That is me. And it's interesting, and even a little funny, because it makes me crazy to have to deal with it in others. Especially Miaya. I am pretty sure she is a little me with lots of good bits of Dustin mixed in. Thank goodness for the Dustin in her. She sees shiny things often, and gets distracted by them. The same goes for me. Luckily, Dustin has been with me long enough to decipher the meaning of what I'm trying to convey. Sheesh. I often wonder how clear my blogs are. Hopefully there is some semblance of clarity of what I'm trying to say.

Anyway. See, like right now, I am supposed to be cleaning. I put music on from the computer, and then I go and look and things on the interwebs, and then no cleaning is getting done. Shiny things. The bane of my existence, and yet, I lobe them.

Miaya had a Halloween thing at school. I wanted to share. I love her so much. She's so awesome.

Today a guy at Costco called her a little boy. And she says to me, I am not a little boy! I told her, I know. No matter what I dress her in, people assume she is a boy. Her hair is short, but I think she has decidedly feminine features. Whatever, though. She's a cutie. She was wearing a greenish-bluish velour track suit today, for crying out loud. Do boys hear veloure track suits with sparkly trim? Maybe, I don't know. No matter how much pink I have her wear, people often think she's a boy. Again, whatever. Back to my original thing, she had a Halloween program, sort of. It was really cute.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!!

I have some pretty awesome parents, if I do say so myself. They raised us well, they love us so much, and I am so very grateful for them.

Happy Birthday Dad. :) We love you lots.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I adore you all

It's true, you know. Unless I don't know you, then probably not. But I also adore comments. I live for them. I read every single one of them, and I just wanted to let you all know that.

Okay, now I have seen these before, and I loved them at first sight. So I shall share them. I would probably only get Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre (two of my most favorite books of all time) but they are all so lovely. I love books. Oh and here is a list of 100 Best Novels. I don't like most books that folks say are the best ever, and that everyone should read them. But that's okay. We are not all going to love the same things. I like reading books from lists like this, though. I try reading books and often find out I don't like them. But I am willing to give them a try. What's your favorite book? Mine is The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. I've loved it since I was like 12. So good.

Now, on to what's been happening.

Dustin's brother, Jason, and his wife, Robin came into town! It was so fun to have them here. I knew Jason was flying in for the funeral, but had no idea Robin was coming. It was a lovely surprise. Dustin took Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday off so we could go and do stuff with them.

Dustin turned 32 on Wednesday. :) We spent time with his family. I made a photo book for him from Picaboo and he loved it.

Saturday was Jay's funeral. It was really lovely. I celebration of his life.
On Sunday I went to church and the kids and Dustin stayed home. The girls have been sick. Miaya is all better, and Sarah is pretty much all better. I hate not being able to stay home and take care of them. It makes me sad.
On Monday we went to Silver Lake up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The weather's been unseasonably warm so it was sunny and warm. The colors where bright, and it was a good time. We went to Cabela's after that, and it's always fun to see the fish and the animals.

On Tuesday, hmm. I can't remember Tuesday. Sheesh. It's been busy. OH yeah. Miaya had preschool, and I had a presidency meeting and Dustin mowed the lawn(in the morning). Miaya had school pictures and I completely forgot! Oh well. She looked like she usually does (unruly hair) and that's just fine. :) In the afternoon, we went to Dustin's grandparents house and spent a few hours there visiting with everybody.
And then yesterday we went to breakfast at Ogie's for Dustin's birthday and then visited Grandma Baker and then took the kids home. Miaya was having a really bad day. I'm hoping that getting back to our normal routine again will help. After naps, we went with Dustin's Mom and brother, Adam, to see Jason and Robin off at the airport.

Today has been much more quiet. Miaya had preschool this morning, and while she was there, I did a little cleaning, but then Sarah was fussy. So we snuggled (I have such a hard job. :) And then I went and picked Miaya up from school and we went to the library. She was being really good, and so I thought we should go to the store.  I planned to while Miaya was at school, but that didn't end up happening. : / Miaya ended up throwing a mega fit. It was ridiculous. Does your child do this? We didn't even get inside costco before she was freaking out. It was quite shocking if I do say so myself. I thought my ears were going to explode. It wasn't very pleasant at all. Hopefully this throwing tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants stops soon. I've had more than enough of it. :S Any ideas for curbing this awful habit?

Until next time.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Miaya waking up the elk on adventures.

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Sleepy baby on advetures.

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