Wednesday, January 28, 2009


One of the greatest things
about Doug's work
is when he
doesn't have to hurry
in to the office.
He takes the kids to school
in the morning.
He can curl up in his favorite chair
with London for awhile
and watch Wonder Pets with her.
Like this morning.

It's hard to beat those kind of mornings.

Monday, January 26, 2009

de Blob

This is what I let London do
once in awhile.
Like today.
It's a cute game
where you pick what color you want to be,
and then go around
painting the town that color.

It's a hit with her.

I know some of you are probably thinking,
I can't believe she puts her 3-year-old
in front of the tv to play a video game.
But we have fun playing it together.
And it beats drawing with crayon
on the walls, which she mustered
at the dentist's office
not so long ago.
I call it a creative outlet.
And entertainment, all at the same time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's that time again

I decided to do
an apple fast.
After eating so many
good (but not-so-good-for-me) things
over the holidays,
I felt like I needed a new start.
I tried this last year, and it was amazing
how different it made me feel.
You can do it for 1 to 3 days.
1 day is about all I can hack.
But afterward, it makes you
really conscious about
what kinds of food you're putting
into your body.
this is what I had
for breakfast.

And this is lunch.

And you drink lots and lots of this:

For dinner, I eat a regular meal,
with half being green vegetables.
It's not a lifestyle change, per se,
but it makes me feel lots better,
so I want to eat healthier.
So, maybe, it is.
Try it if you want,
and see what it does for you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good times in the kitchen

Sydney helped cook dinner last night.

It's never boring with her around.

First thing, she cranked up the tunes.

Then she started showing us her moves.

What a blast!

Syd, you can help cook anytime.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


We've driven the stretch of road
between western Colorado
and eastern Utah
many times.
Usually I'm just ready
to get where we're going
and don't think much of the
barren landscape there.
However, we found that
under a blanket of snow,
the scenery was
pretty spectacular.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Kangaroo Zoo

It's New Year's Day.
It's cold and snowy outside.
You have a house full of kids.
What do you do?
Take them to Kangaroo Zoo!

Kids can run free
and jump to their
hearts' content
while parents sit around
and play card games.
Sounds great to me!
The kids were in kangaroo heaven.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Us? We had
Thanksgiving Part II.
A delicious turkey dinner
complete with sweet potatoes,
mashed potatoes, stuffing,
and pumpkin pie.
Mmmm, it doesn't get much better.
All our kids got re-acquainted
with their cousins.

And my siblings and I
(all of them!)
got re-acquainted, too.
It was wonderful!
Then, we got to have
Christmas Part II.

We exchanged gifts
that we had for each other,
since we weren't together
at Christmas.

New Year's Eve
wouldn't be complete
without some
good old-fashioned
rocking out.
So, that's what we did.

It was a blast.

Some hidden talent was discovered.

We toasted the New Year with some bubbly,
then hit the hay around 12:30.