Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just different. . .

Do you ever feel like you just don't fit in and maybe are a little different than everyone else? Maybe instead of feeling out of place, when we feel this way, we need to realize that we simply have a different type of beauty. No one person (or flower) is prettier or more amazing than the other - just different.

Addie brought a small flower home from school in a paper cup last May. . . We planted it along with our other flowers for the front of our house and weren't even sure it was going to make it. This is what has happened in the last week or so. It took it's own time to bloom, changed colors 3 times, from red, to yellow to a beautiful orange. Perhaps it was simply trying to decide who or what it wanted to be and only bloomed when it felt ready and comfortable. It was definitely worth the wait. That flower is my favorite out of the many planted on our front porch. Unique and magnificent. . .

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Have you ever?

Have you ever ventured outside on a Sunday evening for a small fireside chat with some friends? I have - and gotten 42 mosquito bites from the knees down as a result. Needless to say - not sleeping much because of endless itching...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two peas in a pod, Trip to Boise, and a Cinderella sighting! (among other things)

So Addie and some friends were playing dress-up the other day and Grayson felt left out. . . Needless to say we know what's on his birthday list! Wandering hand during naptime anyone?

Some new pictures of Emma - long time coming. Sorry for the ones that didn't rotate like I thought they would.

In the mix- the only picture I remembered to take during our jaunt to Boise to drop off the girls. . . Bless Line's heart. She put up with A LOT on that car ride.

Two peas in a pod - I thought it appropriate that I take a picture of Emma's older twin. . . Anyone else see the resemblance?

Gray in the background trying to get Emma to smile for me. The one I didn't get was of him trying to hold her eyelids open. Nice Gray.

Pictures of Addie to come in the next blog. She, having had a liberating independent trip from her parents is now convinced that she can and will make dinner for the fam any night possible. She was making some mac and cheese in the kitchen while I was doing this. . . She rocks. What do I really need to do around here anymore that Addie doesn't want to do? Probably the toilets - she's got the rest down. Thanks Mom and Dad!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Piano Lessons

Not to follow Cassie's lead - but, now that Emma is a little bit older - I am ready to take on a few more piano students again! I have some students currently, so not all afternoons are open but. . . I'm ready for some new little ones! I'm mostly focusing on beginners - or those in the few beginning years. I'm also thinking of adding a piano recital around Christmas and the end of the school year for parents to attend. . . Call me or email me if you are interested!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Question. . .

Here's the question - What do you get when you combine a pair of shorts with about 50 business cards in the pocket and a washing machine???

Answer- An unplanned confetti party in my laundry room. . . Yea me.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Remember when. . .

Found these pictures as Matt and I were reminiscing last night. Is that how you spell that? Anyway, the first one you have to zoom in on because it's a shout out to Naki's hair. The second one we thought was perfect as those 4 little ones are all old enough for the retreat this year. . .

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Look like anyone?

I know it's hard to see, but I think if you double-click on these they can be enlarged. . . Anyway - looking through my baby pictures and thought that maybe it would help to show why we think Gray looks so much like a Davis. . .

Friday, July 10, 2009


For those that asked - Emma has gained over 4 lbs and has grown 4 inches in her two months with us. She is in the 95% for her weight. . . Not surprised of course. We love this girl!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Look what I got!

I finally got a picture of Emma smiling! Okay - not this one - but it's on this blog post. It's funny how when they are little babies their pictures either look completely alien or adorable right? Anyway - here are some pictures from the 4th too. . . Hope you all had a good one.

Not this one -
Not this one either -

This one!!!!! Okay it's only a half smile but it's better than nothing. . .

Friday, July 3, 2009

Who does this remind you of?

Does this picture remind anyone of Emma???