Thursday, March 1, 2012


I'm trying a new thing this Lent.  So far it is going OK and I think is making me think a little more every day than just giving up one thing.  I have done that before, namely chocolate, and after about a week, I don't really miss it or think about it much anymore.  But just like coffee when I was pregnant, the minute Lent was over, I was back to chocolate as it is one of my best friends and I just like it.

So I have cut up slips of paper and put them in a Tupperware and draw out one each day.  I have two chapters of the Bible in 2-3 chapter chunks, sending cards or notes, calling friends and family, giving up FaceBook and Twitter, no chocolate, snacks, meat, etc.  Whatever I pull out is what I do for the day.  Last week was all Bible readings.  This week has been everything but that.  I draw first thing in the morning because one of them is to not have cereal that day.  Seems like a little thing, but I like my routine!

Also, enjoy the new family pictures.  I haven't been very good about my blog, but I love the pictures that Jamie Bloom took in November.  Check out her web page, 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday, Abby!

The birthday girl in 1992.  I know we didn't do hats every year, so not sure if she insisted or if it was Paige's idea.

Twenty years later - It's going to be a big year!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kyle

I know I have been remiss in my updates, and I don't really have an excuse, just lazy I guess, but today is a special day.  Happy Birthday, Kyle!  It is amazing how you look pretty much the same as you did at 28.  Blake and Paige have changed a little bit, and there was no Abby for that picture.  Kyle is in St. Louis on business so won't be home for his birthday.   Have a great day!