Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 31

Our city is filled with beautiful works of art to add beauty to the cityscape. I love the thought that goes into making our city beautiful.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30

Can you see some Pebbles in the photo to the left? She blends right in with the patchy snow and grass that has been our yard all winter. It hardly seems like winter with the lack of snow and the gorgeous sunshine. LOVE IT!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29

A gorgeous snowfall...finally! What a gorgeous way to wake up on a Sunday morning.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28

Happiness is an impromptu visit to the local YMCA for a swim!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27

These are the sights that Lyndon sees every. single. day.  He is lucky to work in a beautiful building downtown and he makes sure to go for walks on his breaks to enjoy the scenery both inside and out!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26

Literacy is vital to succeeding in life, and we love how our school places so much emphasis on this. Our annual "Book and Bagel Breakfast" is a great chance to crack open a good book together, and enjoy breakfast with some friends, too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25

It wouldn't be winter without the odd visit to the doctor. This time, Brynae got her ears flushed out and both she and Tamber had throat swabs... Congrats! They have strep! WAHOO! Boy, we sure know how to have fun.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24

The same two sister missionaries who stayed with us a few months ago, came for another conference and got to stay with us. We love these gals and we love the wonderful spirit they bring with them. What wonderful examples for our daughters to see!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23

Yes, we can get a little "twisted" sometimes  :) This was a Family Home Evening for the record books!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 22

Our first "General Conference Book Club" was a great success! Uplifting conversation, spiritual insights, lots of laughs...loved it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 21

If you are going to design Barbie clothes, you obviously need Barbie-sized hangers! TJ went ahead and made her own with my craft wire. That is ingenuity!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 20

A sure sign of growing up...blow drying your own hair! It's a rite of passage for us girls :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 19

First basketball tournament for TJ (or any of our kids!). It's a bit nerve wracking, but she did so well...her team won the last game against some seriously tall girls! Way to go!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Day 18

Modest IS Hottest! The Achievement Days Girls had a Modest Fashion show, which was a smashing success. I'm so glad the girls have such a great group of girls to be friends with, who share the same beliefs and values. It will only bring them happiness in future!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day 17

Yes, I was one tough cookie when I was immunized for our upcoming trip to China. In fact, I didn't feel anything at all with the first two, and the third was barely uncomfortable. Still, needles are no fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 16

I spent the morning cleaning out the kitchen drawers. It's amazing the amount of STUFF that we accumulate. I loved purging out the things we don't use to make cleaner, less-cluttered spaces.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 15

I am already in love with how my Project Life and my "Take 12" pages are coming together!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Day 14

9 happy girls + 1 crazy dog = a HUGELY successful "Pampering" birthday for my awesome 10 year old!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 13

A new obsession...baking soft pretzels! This was my first batch and even for a first batch...way too yummy!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 12

January 12, 2012
JJ, you are such a beautiful girl. Do I tell you that enough? I love how you take such care about your appearance..making sure you look just "right". You exude a confidence I can only wish for! Yep. Beautiful...inside and out!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 11

January 11, 2012
I almost deleted this photo ..it's blurry, bad lighting, cheap camera...but at second glance, I was struck by how much it really shows who Lyndon is. He is in constant motion, serving, giving, doing. Dropping off the recycling is just one of the many things he does every day without complaint. I appreciate it so much.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 10

January 10, 2012
I was so impressed by TJ's courage to participate in the school spelling bee. She did SO WELL, earning 5th place out of 58 entries. GO TJ!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 9

January 9, 2012
JJ had a little fun with mommy's camera. She was pretending to be a host of a webshow. This kid is full to the ears with personality!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 8

January 8, 2012
Happy 10th birthday to B! You will never be just one digit again. It's two digit ages from now until you are 99! Too bad you were sick today. I hope the hot chocolate on a stick made the day just a little more special for you :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 7

January 7, 2012
This is a common occurrence around bedtime. Pebbles like to cuddle in our bed with us as we read or watch television. A dogs love is pure love :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Day 6

 January 6, 2012
We have set a goal to get back into shape, so we bought passes to the YMCA and have been going as often as possible. It feels great!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day 5

January 5, 2012
Stocking the fridge with fresh veggies always feels right. We are trying to treat our bodies better this year.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4

 Day 4
January 4, 2012
TJ's friend, J, spent the afternoon visiting and crafting. We love "J" and the great example and friend she is to our girls.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3

January 3, 2012
TJ spends hours a day tickling the keys on our piano. She has taught herself so much and will go far, musically, if she continues practicing this well!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

 I really hope that the cards you end up with at the end of playing "Apples to Apples" isn't indicative of your own traits!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Day 1

January 1, 2012
Traveling the familiar road from Calgary to Regina after a wonderful trip!