Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Go Home Day Anniversary

Three years ago today we got to bring our sweet princess home from the hospital - after being there for 14 weeks.... We sure love her and are so grateful for our little miracle baby... and her beautiful gift of life.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Fun in the Snow

Abigail asked to see "Frosty" - so we took a trip to the snow today. We are so grateful our neighbor had snow gear that was the perfect size for Abigail.... She had a blast! (and so did we). Plus, since she was in nice snow clothing there was no crying for being wet and cold. (yay!)
Sorry for picture overload, but we knew some grandmas and aunties would enjoy it.

We enjoyed a little picnic with the table Grandpa Kyle and Grandma Amy gave us for Christmas.
We are looking forward to going to the snow again sometime.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Farewell 2011

See you later 2011....We learned alot and are grateful for many blessings, but we are looking forward to some new beginnings in 2012.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

September in a Snap

We started September celebrating Grandma Merrill's birthday. It was lots of fun and we enjoyed seeing everybody.

PRESCHOOL: Abigail started preschool. It is at our neighbor's home - so we don't go far. We mostly decided to start her so she could have opportunities to be with other children. She loves to see her friends each week - and she is learning lots, too.
On the first day she really had no interest in my desires to take pictures. She just wanted to go see her friends.

She really wasn't interested in my picture taking wishes - nor did she agree with my ideas of what to wear on the first day of school.... Oh well!! She still looked cute in her chosen outfit and hair style.... She chose everything.

We went on her first field trip to the museum at Falcon Field.... We had lots of fun!

She continues to enjoy going to dance class.... Her teacher does such a wonderful job!

Abigail is just getting so big so fast.... We are trying to savor our time with her. Sometimes all Mommy and Daddy can do is just smile at each other - because she melts our hearts.

Rapuzel is a favorite in our house.

These things bring Abigail lots of joy - I love that children find joy in little things.
My piano finally made it into the house....It still took some time to get it tuned, but we made progress slowly, but surely... and now we are trying to figure out how to make two pianos fit in our front room.

Blogging Catch Up

The holidays have come and gone. (We almost have Christmas put away.)...My holiday concert season has finished....I am on a break from subbing and piano lessons.....So, I am hoping to play blog catch-up today -- since it is record keeping for my family.

Hope 2011 was a good year to everyone -- that despite trials and heartache you were able to find joy and blessings.

John, Kim, & Abigail

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Disney Magic

I hope to play blog catch-up soon, but not until the tornado that came through my house is a little more cleaned up.... We had a great time on our family trip to Disneyland. We just wish that we didn't have to leave Daddy behind for school.

We tried out Mickey's Halloween Party, but we must have picked the busiest night ever. Oh well! We tried to have fun.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Out of the mouth of babes....

While watching conference this morning and coloring with her Daddy...."Mommy, I want to marry the Temple."

Monday, September 19, 2011


My friend's daughter attends EMECEC and they are having a fundraiser. I was trying to help her out with spreading the word - plus the deal to Fitness Works seems like an awesome deal. I am very tempted myself. A three month membership for $20 is a steal!!

If you would like more information, leave me a comment and I will get you in contact with her. Orders are due October 2nd.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Opinions-Christmas Fun

Anyone have recommendations for a fun "Polar Express" like train adventure for Christmas time? I have looked up the ones from Greer, Grand Canyon (Williams), and Globe. We are trying t0 figure out if we can squeeze it into the budget and which one Abigail (and maybe some cousins) would like best. Anyone been to one before?


Summer Project

I think it was April that my very kind brother and husband drove quite the distance to look at a piano I could get a good deal on. I wasn't too thrilled about it's color - so I have recently finished staining it to a medium dark brown. It took me a long time between other things going on and the incredible heat. It's didn't stain as evenly as I hoped and it is taking more space than I imagined, but I am happy to add it to my super nice electronic one.... Anyone know of a good piano tuner that won't cost me an arm and a leg - as I really barely have a finger to pay. My father-in-law and I will most likely be able to keep it tuned in the future, but since it hasn't been tuned since the 70s - I figure a professional should do it this time around.... Anyone have someone they recommend?