Monday, February 18, 2013

Jump back, Jack

I can't believe I didn't see this before. Jack Black has got nothing on Davis. Davis is He-man, prince of Eternia. Exactly. Spitting image. And the kids watch He-man and She-ra all the time. Love it. Right now, Davie asks for a bandana to be tied around his neck so he can be a super-hero. So incredibly awesome.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Edible. Adorable. Jack Blackable.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Elimination, Lack of Education

Name that movie. I'm so impressed if you know. If you must know, it's Fox and the Hound. Here's what happens when you're in the kitchen cutting your daughter's hair, ignoring 2 of your children while one of them paints the other's face. Exhibit B is just a natural consequence of having a make up kit in the house. The face painting with the lipstick was inevitable. It naturally followed the painting of the bathroom sink which I thankfully did not discover and did not have to clean up. Lessons learned. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sundance 2013

Everybody get together, try to love one another right now. Right now. Sundance is all about the love. And the skiing. And the hot lunches straight off the slopes. And good chats with aunts and uncles. And watching Downton Abby Season 3 in 48 hours, thank you mom & dad for purchasing it for our viewing pleasure. And hot tubbing. And big family meals. And late nights but you don't care because you get to sleep in and you don't care if you have the mark of your hand imprinted on your forehead. And little kids swinging on the indoor swing. And cousins getting to know and love each other. And having so much fun with your cousin Mary that you fall asleep on the floor underneath the dinner table. And Sunday family sacrament meeting all together in one room. And hearing your cousins bear testimony of what they know is true. And washing sheets and making beds the morning you leave. And leaving behind 2 shoes but of course they are each from a different pair, so you've sacrificed 2 pairs of shoes to the spirit of Sundance but you don't even care. So fun to be together. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Whenever I wake up, before I put on my make up

I say a little prayer for you. And for me. And for Evelyn. This cute girl got a make up kit for Christmas from Santa. And Santa did not consult me in his choice. Eve was adorable because she felt the wrapped present and tried to figure out what it was and she carried it around with her, promising not to open it before it was time. I was freaked out when I saw it at first and in my freaked outedness, I defaced the make up kit. And I shouldn't have, but my point was that make up is not necessary for beauty. I wrote with permanent marker to make a sentence about the character on the front. Barbie...studies her scriptures every day. The part I regret is Barbie...isn't as pretty as Evelyn. I shouldn't have made it a comparison competition. What I meant was that you can spend time on the inside and outside of who you are, but if you only focus on the outside, you will not be happy. The light of Christ will make you pretty. Make up will not make you pretty. Says the mother that does not wear any. Taught by the gammie that wisely got someone other than her (a friend that sold Avon) to give us makeovers and teach us that the point of make up was to make it look like you weren't wearing any. I have obviously neglected to pass that lesson on to my daughter or nieces, but I do have a strategy. Green light, all the make up you want now and hopefully it will lose it's appeal later. Like the earrings I begged for but the holes have grown over, after not wearing any for almost 15 years. So I thought they had grown over, but my friend gave me earrings recently and I discovered that they totally didn't grow over. And that would basically be the best present I could ever give my children - for them to see me wearing earrings and get the chance to pull on my earrings. Which is why I bought all of my Christmas jewelry at Walmart. Out of 4 pieces, 2 were destroyed by my babies. So I didn't cry at all when the bracelets were broken. Just scooped up the pieces and put them in a bottle so they could have treasure for their map. Because you're only a kid once. Here's some darling girls, Barbie included.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chip Chop Chap

First haircut turned out great. This is the before picture sans any after picture...