Monday, August 29, 2011

Knives Out

Radiohead reference...anyone? If you ever doubted a knife could be cute, you were sorely mistaken.
Get me this knife and a watermelon, hurry before summer's over!

Friday, August 26, 2011


Sometimes during an every day activity with our kids, like giving them a bath, I just sit back and try to hold on tight. Because I know these are the moments we will miss, that I don't want to ever forget.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." - James 1:17

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Long live the beard!

"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man" -William Shakespeare

Man, I miss Lost.

For my money, the coolest man ever. Mr. Paul Newman.

The Notebook (swooning)

And I married one too...Yessss

Monday, August 22, 2011

Idaho Summer

Every time we come to visit where Nathan is from, I just want to move there a little bit more. Watch out California!

Here are some highlights from the last trip:

Happy Birthday Grandpa

Is there anything cuter than a bunch of toddlers screaming in a swinging hammock? Answer: No

Charlie had fun in the swing. She's getting so big! 4 1/2 months now.

We found a spot on the river to fish and play in the rocks....

and have a tea party of course!

How's this for rest stop scenery, not bad huh?

Smores baby

OK it is pretty much impossible to get a good family picture with the girls at these ages!

Every time we come up I like to get this chicken sandwich (with poblano peppers and honey cream cheese) at The Porch. I love you Santa Fe sandwich, until we meet again.

This is just funny.

And this is what vacation is all about.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Oh and another thing...I've heard that people have trouble posting comments on Blogspot. I have the same problem too. I discovered that when you sign in the google account, if you do not click on "keep me signed in", then there is no trouble posting comments. Weird!

Sweet Color Combo

Just got back from a nice, week long trip to see the fam in Idaho. One thing I like about going away is I get to come back and read all my blogs, and there is always something cool/inspiring/lovely to look at.
I always have liked pink and orange for my girls, but this post talks about it for grown ups and I really like this too! Over at Effortless Style Blog.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Charlie Girl

Of course I love both my girls the same, but its funny how the process has been different between my first and second daughters. Its like with Carys, my first, the love was just so overwhelming, it smacked me over the head and just took over. I remember in the beginning just staring at her in shock, like this baby came out of me? And its sooo heavy, becoming a parent, kind of like learning to walk all over again. Now with Charlie it has been more of a gradual thing that has built up more and more every day. I'd already been initiated into this parenting thing, so this time is so much more relaxed. It really is quite cool so I hope I am describing it correctly! All I know is that little Charlie girl is just the sweetest thing and she has stolen my heart absolutely. I'm so grateful.

Photos by my talented friend Andi

"Oh give thanks to the Lord of lords! For His mercy endures forever. To Him alone who does great wonders" Psalm 163:3-4

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mental Vacation

Today I am organized on my vacation....