Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Fun

We finally had some snow and I took the kids out to enjoy it. Lizzy was disappointed that her snow balls fell apart, but they both had fun.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Looking Back

Since this is a new year I wanted to take a look back at the past year. I have so many fond memories of 2011. I met wonderful people and had many grand adventures. We moved back home to Washington and I met many wonderful people here as well. Some thing that I will miss about living in Missouri are:
Seeing the Mississippi river, it is such a celebrated river and truly lives up to it's fame.
Going to the St. Louis Zoo with all my friends.
The Magic House and the City Museum.
Being closer to the Bartholomews.
My fabulous Ward family.
Climbing on the tank in the park.
Going to Nauvoo.
Adventuring around Eastern USA
Play dates and LINK
Frozen Custard!

So many fun things and wonderful people to share them with. Now we are looking forward to the new year and all of it's possibilities. Daniel accepted a job working at the Clark County Power plant in Vancouver, Wa. He will start work on the 30th. We went down to look at houses and made an offer on one we like. The home owner accepted our offer and we hope to move in by March! I am so excited! There is so much to do in Vancouver and Portland that I'm sure I will be busy for some time. Check out their web page Here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Making Wands

To get away from the winter doldrums I suggested that we make wands. I kept seeing this post in Pintrest about making wands out of glue and paper. See here. I was intrigued to say the least. Daniel was game and so we set out to make wands with the girls. Since we were limited with glue I suggested that we try filling them with melted crayons. They worked great and were much cheaper.  Here's Daniel filling the wands:
From 2011-12-28 Wand Making
It was a fun all day process. Here are some finished wands:
From 2011-12-30 Wands

Sunday, January 8, 2012


As Christmas was on Sunday we decided to celebrate a day early. So on Friday night we celebrated Christmas eve. Traditonally we read the Christmas story out of Luke in the Bible, but since the kids are so young we opted for the nativity movie the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints put out a few years ago. I like the simplicity of it. Then we opened a present and listened to the Tabernacle Choir sing. It was a nice night. Saturday morning was fun, we had to convince Lizzy that Santa had really come and she was sad she missed him. She woke up the Grandparents and we all went downstairs to see the tree.
From 2011-12-24 Christmas
It was so classic. Charles was not ready to get up!
From 2011-12-24 Christmas
Lizzy and Charles had a great time opening gifts. It was great. Later on Jessica and the gang came over to help us celebrate:
From 2011-12-26 Christmas
Good times, good times.

Now What?

School is over! Yay, we even had some sunshine so I put the sprinkler on and let the kids play. Little did I know how disastrous this would ...