Dec 17, 2014

Having Fun at the Sing-Along!

This is the 3rd year in the row we have attended the Miller Sing-Along at the Energy Solutions Arena. The kids love it! And I have to admit it is one of my favorite activities too. I love singing and it seems like everyone is just all together with the common goal of raising our voices to heaven.

The entertainment this year was Lexi Walker, the 12-year-old singing sensation from Utah. She did a great job, but I preferred being one of the singers to listening to her sing.

Bossy drove us all downtown and we met up with Teach coming from work. They gave us cookies and free tickets to a Jazz game and a Bees game along with some other little perks.

I even splurged on cotton candy and kettle corn since they were only $3 each. At the end the Jazz Bear came out on his motor cycle and shot confetti and streamers in the air. Baby Doll was so excited to get one! And Sport snatched a little basketball that was tossed into the crowd.

All in all it was a fun and successful time. We missed my sweetie and Gamer, Drama Queen, Beauty and The Beast, and Bean Dip, but there is always next year.

Dec 16, 2014

Guest Blog: Why I Post Selfies by Drama Queen

1. It's an opportunity to claim ownership again in a world that tells everyone that their body belongs to others so that they can critique and judge.

2. I hid from cameras since third grade because I hated proof of my appearance, but now I'm coming to accept myself.

3. To focus on what I love about me.

4. Because I understand the Instagram-like need to feel validated in all this, and I'm still vulnerable enough to ask for it.

5. I want my brothers and sisters to know that even when we are dissatisfied with our health, that we can still be happy to have an amazing physical body. 

6. I want to be able to look back as I charge ahead and see the progress I make.

7. I post selfies because I have a loving Heavenly Father that loves me for who I I want to learn to love it too.

Every day. Little steps. ‪#‎newleaf‬

 (Love this girl so much!)

Dec 15, 2014


Yesterday was a busy day (any surprise there?) My sweetie is off to Boston and we also had choir practice, 3 hours of church, snowman-building, a Court of Honor for Sport, and the Choir Concert.

I couldn't take pics at the concert, but it was so awesome! I love singing and we had a song from each of the 9 wards in our stake. We sang rest hymns in between while the choirs were changing seats and Elaine Dalton was the speaker. Princess, Prima Donna, Crafty and I all sang with our choir and then everyone sang the Hallelujah Chorus from the Messiah at the end. It was so fun! Someday I'm going to really learn how to sing the Alto part of that song.

Sport received his Tenderfoot at the Court of Honor. That is his first badge in the Boy Scout program so it was pretty exciting. He is close to getting his 2nd Class, but I guess that will have to wait until the next one.

I can't believe how close we are getting to Christmas and to this wedding! I guess I'd better cut out those 9 skirts I need to make this week...

Dec 14, 2014

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Guess what my kids are doing this morning before church?! You are so right! It's the first snow of the season and they couldn't resist putting together a snowman. Not me. I'm staying inside where it is warm.

Hope you have a beautiful, happy Sunday!
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