Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Card 2011

This year, we saved some money/time and sent only a few cards out to mostly family.

Trust me, when you've got two people from immediate families of 9 and 11, it's still a lot of cards...60 actually.

So, for those who did not receive one in the mail this year, this is for YOU!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

6 Years

Then Let Us All With One Accord Sing Praises To Our Heavenly Lord

I flew back!

To Portland, that is.

Isn't that view gorgeous!?

It's right outside the back window of my host, Carrie's home!

Anyway, I came back for a very special reason.

To sing as a member of the Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra one last time.


Not only to see and sing with these lovely talented ladies again...

Emily, Carrie, Betsy, me

...but to be able to sing again, period.

I lost my twin girls right before the final June performance earlier this year.

During the concert they were dancing to the music inside me.

It was very hard to even think about singing without them being with me.

I needed to sing in the same setting one more time, this time without them, so I could have an assurance that I would be able to sing ever again.

With a goal in sight, I overcame my vocal trial.

I'm happy to say.

I felt my girls cheering me on during all three performances.

I can even say I'm positive they joined in with the audience on our encore.

Thank you so much Dave, Emily, Patrice and especially Carrie!

Love you all.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


New Sunday clothes + a new haircut =

Really, really ridiculously good-looking.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Porter Roll

Porter decided he wanted to be rolled up.

And then he decided to just stay that way.

Well, that is until Levi came around...

Ward Christmas Party

We had our ward Christmas party last week.

I made these delights.


(I {heart} pinterest)

How were they??


Thursday, December 1, 2011

From Santa

Porter has a very special message from Santa!

Go here to check it out.

Merry Christmas!