Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I think I was around 11 or 12 when I developed an interest in Iceland.
My dad and I were having so much fun one night, while I was rambling on about it's beauty. He promised that we would go together one day, and even though it seems incredibly unlikely to happen, I still hold on to that.

I was wondering why I even liked the place so much..
but then I remembered.

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Monday, September 24, 2012


This cute top

This adorable skirt

These loverly pants

and these

This fun shirt

And this most wonderful sweater that I just must have!

Oh Target. How I wish I had more money.

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Blogging and Sherlock

Found this funny saying this morning, and had to turn it into a picture. I know this girl isn't sitting at a computer blogging. But I liked the pic.
Also, if you haven't been watching the new Sherlock Holmes T.V. series, DO IT NOW!
 I'm obsessed. And they just got the second season on Netflix!
Hope you have an enjoyable Monday!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Oh this living room

I love decorating our houses. Every time we move in to a new place, I look forward to the decorating. I plan, and plan, and plan! in advence. Everything has a place, and it's wonderful. When you walk in the front door, you feel at home. In fact, I had so many ideas on how to arrange the furniture, and where to hang pictures, that it would changed so often. It was fun! But this place is different, and it bugs me. I love this house! But this living room is a killer. I have moved furniture around like a mad woman. I have hung some pictures up, and hidden others away, and then pulled them back out, and then packed them away again. I have changed the throw pillows and blankets so many times, I'm going to wear holes in them. I have frames and mirrors sitting on the floor, leaning against baseboards, waiting for there places to be found. I don't know why I can't make our things work here! I am blaming the television placement for lack of anything else to blame. The T.V. can't be moved. It's stuck, and it is stuck in quite an inconvenient place. I need some serious help. I don't know what's happening! I feel like I'm in Alice's Wonderland. Things are not fitting together, furniture looks oddly out of place, and I'm pretty sure the room is going to flip upside down soon! But perhaps that is just what it needs.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012


My eldest sister had her seventh baby on 09/01/12

My mom and I have been there for, or right after, every one of her births. She brings her sweet children into this world, in her home. In to their home. With all of their brothers and sisters loving them, from the moment they arrive.
These children are special. They have many scars, eyes that have seen too much sad, and ears that have heard too many unkind words. But their hearts are huge. They stick together, and they love each other.
Here are a few pictures I snapped, soon after baby girl number four was born. I love these kids with all of my heart. I pray for them. That they will have strength to defend themselves against the adversary. I pray that they will have knowledge of right and wrong. That they will be strong individuals, that they will not be followers, and that they will always know, that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Extra cheese please!

There is a nice grassy hill right next to our new house, where we like to take Moose in the evenings.. and occasionally at 2:30 in the morning.
There is a great view of the mountains from there, and the sunsets are gorgeous!
The other day our nephew, Taiger, was over at our house. We decided to take Moose over to the hill. It was great entertainment watching them run around with her. What crazies.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Can ya smell that?

 It's all those mashed potatoes!

Spud Day was this last week end. I'm so glad Mike will go with me.. even if he makes fun of everyone's small town accents. Yes, even I have one. And somehow it always finds its way out when I'm home.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

just send me some eye candy

Finding clothes for him has been a little challenging. He's pretty tall, that man.

He has a good heart and is the perfect example of Christ.
And I know he just loves me more and more, each time I inform him of some of his not as good, clothing choices... or insist on ironing his clothes before he walks out that front door in the mornings.

The good thing is, we have the same style. We like the same things. And we like each other!

So as he goes off to the old Mill and Grind every day, I'll gladly sit here looking at clothes, while picturing him in each outfit I find :)

Having a husband is just too much fun. I love shopping for him, he's gorgeous!
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But this one made me laugh

Happy Monday!
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Friday, September 14, 2012

New chapter

I've watched them all grow from a little bebe to a tiny person.

Today I said good bye to them. They are such sweet kids, and I hope that just because I am no longer working for the family, that they will still be around.
What fun years it has been. I won't only miss these kids, but their parents as well. It was hard for everyone to say good bye today.
I am so thankful that I have been able to be a little part of their lives, and that they were a part of mine.

As I was leaving, their mom told me how fun it will be for me, when I find one of their wedding announcements in the mail one day, and think, "Wow! I helped him become, him!" (or her ;))

What a sweet family I was able to work for. I love them and will miss them, but am happy to start this new chapter in my life.

It is weird knowing that I am no longer employed by anyone though. I don't know how long I will be able to stand it.

I miss them already!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012