Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bite and Smile

We taught Sam all about the BITE AND SMILE in commercials. Pickle is too funny in the vid.

If you go to 4:43 you can see her and then a bonus cameo from Jason.  We had fun vlogging with Sam.  The girls want to start vlogging.  Lolly and I have given it a try this week.  We are not very good at it, but since it's spring break it is an activity we have been doing.  

We need a better camera and we need to figure out the magic formula so that it doesn't take an hour to edit at night.  It's an experiment for now.  As long as it contributes to a sustainable family and doesn't take away from it, I am ok with it.  I have a few evenings a week when Jason isn't around, so maybe twice a week we can edit a vlog.  Time will tell.

This is yesterday's in which we celebrated Lolly's birthday.  

The girls can SANG.  I had fun singing at my karaoke birthday party too.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


We had a giant meeting this past weekend called a STAKE CONFERENCE.  It was Jason's first as the Stake President and boy howdy it almost did him in.

It was a super sized stake conference as it was two stakes combined and it entailed creating a new stake.  Basically lots of changes that are all very exciting but very complicated on the leadership end.

Jason got so stressed out about it he needed a doctors appointment to get some muscle relaxers for his shoulder that was shooting pain and numbness down into his fingers.  The side effects added a whole new dimension to the man living with us.  I knew he didn't mean some of the things he said (or didn't say) during the past month and I was very supportive of all his crazy town.  I am glad he's back with us.

I kept myself busy preparing the youth chorus for their big musical number.  They sang it during the evening session on Saturday night and were so good, they did it again on Sunday morning.  I was so grateful because there were some kids who didn't know it was Saturday night (so didn't show up) and would have missed out if we hadn't done it again on Sunday.  

We worked very hard on staggering breathing and good diction.  They were all very focused and tried their best.

I thought Phoebe's hair was turning brown until I saw this video.  Still blonde.

As we were driving home Jason talked about how he would be visiting the new units we acquired in our stake next Sunday.  I reminded him it was Easter.  He reminded me they still don't have a Bishop. Guess who won?

I was disappointed because I wanted to go to Boston to see some folks run the marathon, but it being Easter weekend I decided not to go.  Jason did not have the same train of thought.  But I should have known because one year he wore his pajamas to Easter dinner which I thought was ridiculous.  That's when I started inviting guests each year.

So, Easter plans are up in the air.  And I'm trying to be okay with it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


9 LOOKS good on her!

We had a couple of hard years back in the beginning but I am so glad I stuck with her, because she is such a light and such a joy. We had an epic fail crazy day yesterday including her carefully picking out some little outfits and we just had to suddenly LEAVE them at the store and she was a total champ, took a GLASS HALF FULL point of view and carried on! LOVE.

Slice of Life

Monday, April 14, 2014


Hey! Guess What! I'm in a new video! Can you spot me?

It's pretty quick!