Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Swagger Wagon

My uber hip friend AJ sent me a link to this awesome video. Enjoy!

Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST - The End

Last night we celebrated LOST's final episode on television. We invited a few friends over to join us in the much anticipated farewell. I found these DHARMA Initiative product labels and Spencer helped me print and cut each one to size.It was an exciting night! All in all, I feel pretty good with how it ended. There was just enough ambiguity. Although, I'm glad there was a group of us to hash it out.

What did you think? Was there enough closure?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In Bloom

Hey Mom, my roses are in bloom.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I've recently been looking for a new coverlet for our bedroom. Reason being, duvets are just too warm for Spencer. The minute I saw this bedding from West Elm I fell in love. It's perfect. Don't be surprised when the next time you come to my house you see it in my bedroom.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Why does our garbage man come at 6:15 am?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010


Sunday, May 2nd - Vancouver British Columbia Temple Dedication

Preface: We had been given tickets, along with the rest of Spencer's siblings, to sit in the celestial room of the temple while the prophet spoke. What a great opportunity this would be.

6:45 a.m. - Feed Colette breakfast
7:05 a.m. - Sunny and Tori wake
7:50 a.m. - Hear Van, wake Spencer up
8:30 a.m. - Give Colette a bath, put her down for a nap
9:00 a.m. - Shower and get dressed
9:30 a.m. - Sunny, Tori and Van are dressed
10:00 a.m. - Ready to go, James and Tracy forgot to leave car keys
10:10 a.m. - Call main house, Sarah will come rescue us
10:30 a.m. - Waiting
10:50 a.m. - Still waiting
11:10 a.m. - Sarah arrives, load kids and go
11:25 a.m. - Sarah gets pulled over, issued a ticket
11:35 a.m. - Lineup at the border, proceed through Nexus
11:40 a.m. - Directed to go inside for entry into Canada
11:45 a.m. - Access granted
12:05 p.m. - Arrive at Vancouver Temple, doors are closed
12:10 p.m. - Allowed to enter and watch from waiting room
12:15 p.m. - Shirley and Ron, Spencer's parents, speak
1:30 p.m. - The Prophet offer dedicatory prayer
1:45 p.m. - Escorted into foyer to join in song and Hosanna shout
2:00 p.m. - Standing three feet away from the Prophet
2:05 p.m. - President Monson asks where I'm from, I reply
2:10 p.m. - Sarah, Spencer and I are pulled aside by a lady
2:15 p.m. - Lady proceeds with an unconventional interview
2:20 p.m. - Find out the lady is with the Church News
2:25 p.m. - Get to talk to Ron, takes us to the lunch room
2:30 p.m. - Eat cookies and fruit with temple presidency
2:35 p.m. - President Uchtdorf enters lunch room to use restroom
2:4o p.m. - President Uchtdorf rubs shoulders with Spencer and Sarah
2:45 p.m. - Elder Christofferson walks in, shakes our hands
2:50 p.m. - Sarah's given a seat in the celestial room for third session
2:55 p.m. - Spencer and I walk home, in the rain, happy

{all times are an approximation}

Photo Shoot

Remember my amazing friend Katie? Previously blogged about here and here. Well, she did a little photo shoot with Van over the Easter weekend and here are a few of the great pics. You can see more of her work here.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Today my lesson in church was about creating an uplifting environment. There was a quote from Bruce R. McConkie, found in Mormon Doctrine, in which he states we are to "create for [our]selves and [our] families the most wholesome and edifying environment possible." He continues to say that we are to "rise above every environmental situation that may be encountered."

A few days ago I saw this video and felt that it was the perfect way of tying in the topic of creating an uplifting environment, with mother's day. Stephanie is a perfect example of how we as women, can recognize our divine role as mothers and create a beautiful, uplifting environment for our children.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I've been thrown up on twice today.

The Rocker

This little guy showed up on our doorstep yesterday afternoon. Couldn't be more excited!

Spot It!

For Van's birthday last year I picked him up this book at SAM. He has recently discovered it and the book has become an instant favorite. Each page is beautifully designed and I am continually amazed at how well he can spot the creatures. Go get one today!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Weekend

We spent the weekend and most of last week in Birch Bay and Vancouver with family. It was fun and exciting, but also very busy and a little chaotic. By the end of the weekend I realized I had only taken a few pictures to document the whole adventure. Here are some taken at Peace Arch Park and the Greater Vancouver Zoo.

The reason for the trip was to attend the Vancouver British Columbia Temple dedication. The majority of Spencer's family was gathering for the event. It was nice to be apart of such a special occasion. More on that later...