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Category Archives: Holidays


April 3, 2013 | Family, Holidays, Just life | Permalink

Easter. What a beautiful holiday.  Spring is wonderful and the symbols of life after death, spring after winter, the miracle of Christ, and the hope and peace that we will see our loved ones again.  My mom.  B’s Dad.  My grandparents.  My sister.  Those loved ones we’ve lost we will see again, all because of the hope [...]

Happy Valentines Day!

February 14, 2013 | Holidays | Permalink

It’s fun to have a Valentine.  There were lots of years where I didn’t’ have a valentine so I got used to just thinking of valentines as a day to celebrate those I loved, and not just who I was planning to smooche later that night.   Most vanlentines days I remember getting ditched or breaking up the [...]

wintery trees and a little valentines day

February 9, 2013 | Holidays, Just life | Permalink

Since we’ve been back from the Caribbean it’s been busy catching up on work and life. One morning this week I saw these most beautiful trees, covered in frost and gorgeous.  I also appreciated getting home in time to see this sunset.  I love the bare trees and their beauty and uniqueness in the branch structure.  I love seeing a sunset outlining trees.  One [...]

happy new year!!

January 7, 2013 | Holidays | Permalink

Hi. I am back from a lengthy drought from the blog.  It’s been freeezing and snowy and cozy over here.  B and I had a great time holidaying and eating delicious food every. single. day.  We had partys and events and finished building the studio downstairs, more to come on that.  We celebrated New Years [...]

merry christmas!

December 25, 2012 | Holidays | Permalink

I will be celebrating.  eating.  chilling.  playing dodgeball.  eating more.  sleeping.  giving all my attention to B and my family for the next little bit and i’m really happy abou it.  Remind me to share with you the jalapeno Jelly recipe.  We will be eating that and cheese balls at every party.  I will try [...]


December 16, 2012 | Family, Holidays, Just life | Permalink

Sisters are awesome.  I have 3 of them.  B&I took 2 of them to a concert on Thursday night that was awesome.  You may have heard of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?  They put on an amazing show; moving, beautiful music, creative, wonderful.   The message was moving as they sang beautiful songs of Christmas and told the [...]

holiday food binge

December 14, 2012 | Holidays | Permalink

Remember when this happens? It’s the result of every company on earth sending each-other huge baskets of deliciousness.  Fiscal Cliff?  I think not. I’m in a constant state of harry-n-david-ghirardelli-pecan-log-peppermint-pop-corn-hickory-farms-coco-cheese-craker induced sugar coma. I couldn’t be happier about it. ‘Tis the season

christmas babysitting

December 11, 2012 | Holidays, Music | Permalink

Since B&I don’t have kids and we have lots of n&n’s we are the “go to” sitters.  Which is cool.  I think of it as my sis T said “adding more to the bowl of infinity favors”.  Pretty much i’m front loading my life by helping with our 17 n&n’s and their awesome, but tired, [...]

advent – week 2

December 9, 2012 | Holidays | Permalink

This weeks advent was spent with B’s family and two darling little 16 month old twins running around with a little light in their hand that they were fascinated by it.  It was darling.  We opened with Mamma J’s accompaniment to O little town of Bethlehem.   B was mumbling the words and I was trying to mouth them dramatically so he [...]

advent – week one

December 3, 2012 | Holidays | Permalink

The light of Prophecy. Prophets have foretold the birth of the Savior from the beginning of time.  Foretelling the signs, the birth, and the life and miracles of the Savior brought a light to the people, It also enabled them to look forward and wait for the coming of the Savior.  They waited for the signs.  They hoped [...]