"The Savior emphasized the importance of keeping records. And one of the most valuable records is the one you keep of your own life." Spencer W. Kimball

Sunday, February 19, 2012

We went to a friend's birthday party two weekends ago at a bounce house and the girls LOVED it!

They had a clown make balloon animals and Desi was so excited to get a pink cat! (her favorite color and animal)
Charly loved eating the frosting off of the cupcakes.
And then last weekend...drum roll please...I bought the newest member of our family and his name is Dyson! Our vacuum started sounding funny and Tom said the motor was going out! Woohoo! I was sick of the heavy vacuum and the taped hose and not having any attachments and all the dust it created and washing the filters three or four times every time I vacuumed. I had used Liz's once before and knew it was the one I wanted! Tom thinks I'm crazy but I LOVE it! It's lightweight and the handle turns into a hose and it has attachments and I can vacuum without washing a filter!

So last Sunday I finally dusted off my Bosch and tried making my mother-in-law's delicious roll recipe. They tasted pretty good considering I used all-purpose flour because I didn't have bread flour. I just couldn't quite get the texture right on the top. They weren't as smooth as Mom's or as delicious but I was proud of myself for trying.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Catching Up

This was Christmas Eve/Tom's birthday right before cake, ice cream and bedtime.

We went to church on Christmas Day and then came home and opened presents and I tried to get a picture before Desi started ripping them open.

We took Desi ice skating for the first time and she LOVED it even though Tom couldn't get her to understand how to do it.

The zamboni came out right after we got there and I couldn't get Desi to look at me for a picture.Tom even took Charly around a few times and she was not happy when he handed her back off to me.I need to get some portrait shots of the girls but especially Charly because it's been over a year.She has started smiling now and making a cheesy face when I pull the camera out.I think I better start putting Desi in longer pants! She is getting so tall! She loves getting pigtails!

We celebrated my niece's 1st birthday this last Saturday. She is just the cutest when you can get her to smile!
The girls love watching movies together and drinking strawberry milk.Here are the girls in their Valentine's Day jammies which I think I might frame and put up with my decorations. Why is it so impossible to get a picture with their eyes open but not with their eyes closed?