Monday, November 28, 2011

'Tis the Season

One of my most favorite things about Christmas in Utah is seeing
the lights at Temple Square. 
It signals the beginning of the Christmas season for me.
Last night we bundled and went as a family to show the girls the beautiful lights.
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May your season be bright!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Since returning to the states, I have had the craft bug like never before.
I think it comes from a strong desire to settle down and make a home - to decorate walls and have throw pillows, to watch the girls playing in the yard from the kitchen window, to be in the same spot long enough to make it feel like it's ours.

In fact, lately, I would rather be sitting at the sewing machine than the computer (or at least that's my excuse for not blogging lately).

Tonight I stumbled upon these cute stockings.

I think I might add it to the list of things to make before Christmas.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Wow! October completely got away from me. It's been a busy month with lots going on.

So here's a quick catch up with photos...

Antalya turned FIVE!!! There was much celebrating!

On Antalya's birthday, Victoria gave her the best gift possible. She asked for her to push her in the swing (usually if anyone except I pushes her, she instantly decides she doesn't want to swing). This let to helping each other in and out of the swing and taking turns pushing. It did this momma's heart good to see them playing so well.
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It seemed we had more than our share of Halloween parties this year!
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We spent three wonderful days camping and hiking at Zion National Park with some of the cousins.

We had a fun outing to HeeHaws farm with the cousins.
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Antalya had her first dance performance with the Pals dance group. When she realized everyone was watching her and clapping for her, her face just lit up. It was so fun to watch her. Her group is performing at the Festival of Trees this year and I can't wait to watch her again!
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New Family Photos!
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We found lots of witches at the WitchFest with Gramma.
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Trick-or-Treating Fun!
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Hope your October was a good as ours!