Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, New Pictures

Here are the pictures that my brother took of our family when we were down in Arizona visiting for Thanksgiving.  It was windy and a little chilly and we did it in 15 minutes because the sun was going down.  They turned out great!  My brother is a professional photographer and does an incredible job capturing Arizona sunsets.  You can find him at www.saguaropictures.com  (Seriously, they're amazing!)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas at Disneyland!

We surprised the kids and took them to Disneyland over Christmas Break.  It was hard to get everything packed and ready without telling them.  It had also been 10 years since we had been there so they weren't as excited as we hoped when we told them.  K said she'd rather go see Grandpa.  Once they got there though, they had a BLAST!  N's favorite ride was California Screamin' (Yes, that's my 7 year old for ya!  The day after Christmas we drove to L.A.  It took twice a long as we anticipated because of traffic and road construction).  There we went shopping at the American Girl Store while the big boys saw The Hobbit.  Now K tells me every day that we should get in the car and drive to Disneyland again.  :)

Telling them and arriving
 The Rides
 The Characters
 The Princesses
The Food!

The Shopping

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Menu

I'm behind in life.  Luckily everyone is happy and healthy. 
We're just busy... just like you probably are  :)  Hopefully before the New Year, I'll get our new family pictures posted on here.

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Menu

I can't believe it's November already.  I'm already working on December's menu since I know how busy it always gets this time of year.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Menu

The great thing about menu planning is I shouldn't have to make that many changes next year when I'm planning for 2014.  :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New church calling!

I was released from Nursery and put in as an Activity Days leader for the senior group of girls ages 10 & 11 (my daughter's group).  We had our first activity and I brought too much stuff and know better now to have things a little simpler instead of offering too many options. 

In my daughter's Activity Days binder there was this paper, but the link offered to print another one was dead, so I made my own and fixed a few errors.  Mine also has a better font in my opinion.  :)  This is a great one-page checklist that the girls can keep in their binder.  The leaders would have a sheet for each girl to track what they have completed.  It lists everything in the Faith in God booklet put out by the LDS or Mormon Church  www.lds.org  I'm excited to work with these cute girls (there's over a dozen in our group!). 

Click below (on the link under the picture where it says CLICK HERE) if you'd like to download the file.

(This is my first attempt at google docs so please be patient and send me a comment if it doesn't work)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Menu

I started adding lunches to our Menu Plan so the kids don't have PBJs everyday at school.  :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day printable

Here's a little poem for the Nursery kids to give to their dads this Sunday for Father's Day.  I plan on attaching it to colored cardstock and then putting their colored-ink handprint over the text. 
Simple, sweet and practically free!
Copy and transfer to Word document, no margins.  Print onto 8.5x11 paper then slice into two.  There's room at the bottom for their name.