Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend, in a nutshell

First, the view
from Craig and Kimberli's house.

Their kids' playroom.
Heaven for kids.

The girls' slumber party
in the playroom loft.

Our family feast.
Dinner was delicious.

Late night card games.

Trip to temple square,

in which we stayed in the car

to look at the lights.

Too crazy.
But still, beautiful as always.

The drive is always half the fun!

We loved the chance to

spend time with family

and reflect on our blessings.

It was a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One of the best artichoke dip recipes ever

I was craving a good
artichoke dip
Just had to make it!
And, I have to admit,
ate a good amount
right out of the oven.
I hear it's supposed to
rain and snow
over Thanksgiving weekend.
If you are having company,
or even if not,
this hot dip is a great dish to serve
to company
or yourself
to warm you up.
Get the recipe here.
And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Parents' week at the dance academy

I got to go and watch
Sydney and London
in their dance classes last week.
Sydney's classes are
rehearsing for the upcoming
production of
Tarzan, which will be
at the end of January.
We are so excited to see it!
More on that, later.

And London's not old enough
to rehearse for Tarzan yet,
but I thought the
pictures were cute anyway.
Thursday is her favorite day of the week.
She loves to dance.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving lunch

Yesterday was the
big Thanksgiving lunch
at the school.
London and I went
to eat with Jordan.
It was cool.

The place was
all decked out
and festive-looking.
The ladies worked hard
to give us all a
nice Thanksgiving meal.
The pumpkin cake
was delicious.
And the company
couldn't have been better.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Getting crafty

Recently, I found a
new hobby.
I started making jewelry
and am having
so much fun with it!
These are some things
I have made.

This one is a random mix
of glass/resin beads.

Silver filigree,
moonstone, and glass beads.
Silver dragonflies,
black hematite, and mother of pearl.

Turquoise, silver melons,
mother of pearl
. Jasper and silver melons. Tiger eye and shell beads.
If you would
like me to make something
for you or
someone you know,
let me know!
I'd love to.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Family dance

If you want to have a
great time
with your family,
go dancing together.
We did last night,
and it was
a total blast.
Austin had
the moves!
He really knows how to have fun.

Jordan spent
the evening
teaching the
little kids
how to dance.
It was so cute.

Syd did the robot
and a few other
cool moves
in the circle.

There's nothing better
than a dad
dancing with his
That was the most fun
we've had together
in awhile!
(At least a couple of days) :)
Try it sometime,
you'll be glad you did.