Saturday, January 22, 2011


My Relief Society President sent me this and I really liked it! Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Last weekend (not two days ago - the one before that) was Kim's birthday.
Becca threw her a birthday party at this pottery place, which I thought was a great idea. They have all these pre-made pottery items that you pick out, paint, and purchase. They glaze and fire them for you and you pick them up a week later.
We ended up with quite a big group there and people made some pretty interesting items. It was so much fun.
Afterward, we had some cupcakes out in the parking lot. They were ridiculously good. These were chocolate all the way with an Andes mint on top.
They had several other kinds as well.
We went out for Mexican food right after that. Fun times. Happy Birthday, Kim!
I picked my pie plate up on Saturday since I was out in that neck of the woods again. and here's what it looks like. I'm going to add some more details, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
Completely unrelated (and for some, unknown reason sideways) was something I did today. Several years ago, a good friend of mine taught Susannah, Jen and me how to make our own mineral foundation and powder. I thought it was pretty cool so I thought I'd get a picture while I was making some more today.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Last few days

The last few days have been so fun! I'm so glad Susannah had Evie while I was still there. I was REALLY sad to leave.
This is Evie just coming home from the hospital.
I had to snap this quick one of the "re-organized" book shelf. I was pretty proud of my handiwork.
That night Susannah and Adam introduced Evie to her other grandparents via Skype. It was really cute to watch their reactions.
She really loves to be swaddled tight.
She is the cutest thing ever!
Susannah was ready to get those hospital bands off, but she wanted a quick picture before that happened.
This picture was taken right after my walk that I wrote about in the post before this one. We really liked how this one turned out.
Adam is pretty good at quieting Evie when she's upset. This is obviously right before she calmed down.
One of my all-time favorite pictures of her thus far.
My dad came back last night to see Evie and to pick me up to bring me back to the Seattle area today.
She took a little nap on Adam's chest while we were watching a movie last night.
Here are my cute parents with Evie.
She wasn't too happy about getting her first sponge bath.
Cute Susannah is trying to comfort her.
One of the last things we had to do before I left today was to play a little dress up with the cutest little elf outfit I found. We had to do a little photo shoot.
I bought the dress and the tights. We got them on her and thought she needed a hat. Susannah had made Evie, herself, and Adam matching "meatheat hats." They were not quite the right color, but it definitely worked with the elf motif.
We couldn't stop laughing - she was so cute.
Doing a little bit of stretching.
My dad and Adam were joking that it looked like she was throwing out gang signs.
I am so sad I had to leave, but I'll definitely look forward to seeing her in the near future and keeping myself posted on Susannah's blog!

Winter Wonderland

While blizzards can be unpleasant, the aftermath turns out to be quite beautiful.
A couple of days ago I went for a walk and had to take my camera because it was so beautiful. This is right outside Adam and Susannah's apartment in Moscow.
All of these next few pictures are inside Moscow, obviously within walking distance from their apartment. :)
I really like this one!
My dad and I drove back to the Seattle area today. It was so pretty that I had to take even more pictures.
These next few are taken right near Snoqualmie, just about an hour from where my parents live.
Sorry, these pictures are all through the dirty windshield, but it was way too cold to stick myself out the window.
This sunset was awesome and was just a couple of miles from my parents' house in the Seattle area.