winter formal happened

Hosting ten teens for their Winter Formal dinner was the best. A little stressful, but mostly just enjoyable to listen to their laughter and conversations. I loved it ....more

from our family to yours

Merry Christmas! ...more

sure, it's Christmas, but...

I can't forget Halloween. I mean, I can. It was months ago ....more

many photos. one quilt.

We just returned from London and the jet lag is ever on my mind and casting its vote for sleep. But this quilt is finished, and by golly, what better time than now to blog again after my unintentional summer quasi-hiatus. This quilt was inspired by the design of...more

end of summer

With so much filling up our summer days, I have lots to update. Most recently... At a family party a few weeks ago, George hit his eye on a marble fireplace at his cousins' house ....more


While looking through some videos for the young women lesson I taught in church today, I came upon this one again. I can watch this over and over, and still feel the power of its awesome message. If you haven't seen it, Because of Him is the best 2 minutes and 45 seconds you will spend today ....more

a new tradition and photo overload

In April, we made good on a plan we've had in the works for years: Take each child to General Conference when they are 12 years old. Just mom and dad and one child. I don't know why it took so long to enact this plan, but I'm sure glad we were 4 years late ....more

bathroom under construction

We are currently renovating our master bathroom. When I say "we," I mean "we" hired it out. 90% of the tile is in: 12 x 24 gray tile on the floor, 2 inch noir hex on the shower floor and 3 x 6 white subway tile (and dark grout) in the newly-built shower ....more

my bathroom

my bathroom by sarahhaslip featuring flower pots Crate and Barrel flower CB2 Tork Brass Dripping ...more

T2797-LHP H695 Cassidy 3-Hole Roman Tub Trim : Bath Products : Delta...

T2797-LHP H695 Cassidy 3-Hole Roman Tub Trim : Bath Products : Delta... (clipped to ...more