Merry Christmas 2014!

We just want to say: Seasons Greetings! Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas!From our house to yours! ...more

Thinking Ahead

My dear blogging friends, family and people across the internet and time (and space),I have so much I want to say. Firstly, that wasn't REALLY our bedroom in our last vlog (guest bedroom downstairs). And I don't REALLY wear those Lanz pajamas (though I did by them second hand because I wore them as a child and they're sentimental) ....more

Mondays Are the Worst: BEDROOM EDITION!

Here's something new! A vlog from me to you FROM OUR BEDROOM! BUY TICKETS TO THE LOWER LIGHTS CHRISTMAS SHOW PLEASE HERE IS THE LINK PLEASE I BEG YOU THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT HURRY HURRY ....more

A Christmas Tree Theory

Because the last seven years of my life has been spent either pregnant (puking) or chasing around a drooling baby I haven't had much success at trimming our Christmas tree. Usually, I go to the tree lot and find the most outrageous, strange tree I can find, buy it and hoist it home. My thought is that the shape of the tree covered in lights is a work of art in itself, and therefore, no ornamentation or tinsel is really required.A couple weeks ago I started having nightmares about this year's Christmas ....more

Mondays Are The Worst

Has this happened to you? How did you handle it? By the way, the Lower Lights Christmas shows are starting to sell out ....more

Times Three

I'm up late reading my twitter feed about the results in Ferguson. It's too late in fact, but I can't stop reading. I can't stop feeling sad ....more

Mondays are the Worst: THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

There simply isn't enough Thanksgiving Specials anymore. So here's one from us to you: Like what you see here? Buy tickets to the Lower Lights Christmas Show today! ...more

5 Awesome Things

1. One of my favorite markets is going on this weekend in downtown Provo, the Bijoux. I've found some blessed treasures at this market in years past ....more

On Her Last Week of Being Two

The first thing she did this morning was spill her cup of water on the kitchen floor so she could "jump in puddles. I LOVE jumping in puddles."By mid morning she was the Lotion Monster--a species covered in thick, white body lotion, ranging from the feet to the face."I am the Lotion Monster!" she screamed as I chased her down, slipping on her slimy tracks, unable to grasp on to any dry patches of skin as her little body slithered through my hands from room to room.At lunch she wanted an apple juice mustache which is like a milk mustache I suppose but a more unattainable mustache--though it did not stop her from trying.After lunch she woke up the sleeping baby just as I was about to take a nap of my own.I actually cried at that point.But then she lined up all the upper case abc's with their matching lower case counterparts, and I was so proud of her I forgot all about the missed nap.(No I didn't forget. That is a lie.) In the late afternoon she decided to freshen up (before daddy comes home!) and helped herself to my make up--mascara plastered all over her face, pink powdered cheeks and a generous helping of "Ravish Me Red" lipstick."Wow," I said when I found her hiding shamefully in her closet."I look like a bad guy," she said sadly to me, her face staring at the floor ....more

Mondays Are the Worst Vol.2

The freeze frame should tell you how intense this one is. We talk family mottos and kids who don't perform and why I'm wearing four inch heels while Christopher is bare foot. Just kidding we don't actually talk about that but it does beg a question: why am I wearing four inch heels and Christopher is bare foot? ...more