Friday, December 14, 2012

I am sick over the recent events in Connecticut. I cannot stop thinking about it and it has me at a loss for words.

My cousin shared this article that I thought was great. It talks about helping children process tragic events in the news. Please read it.

"Look for the helpers."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas in the City with a "T"

One of these is not like the other...

Right after I published my last post D pointed out an error. Yes, I left the "t" out of Christmas on my adorable little illustration. Well, just add it to the list. You see I wrote up a Christmas card letter, hit spell check, didn't proof read, and sent it off to the printer. Only to receive the prints and low and behold TWO errors. Plain and clear and plainly and clearly embarrassing. I'm in too big of a hurry these days. I'm juggling lots and my typing skills are apparently suffering. 

All spelling errors aside, Christmas is still treating us well. 

On a side note: Did you know I birthed twins two and a half years apart?
Jewel --- Veva

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas in the city: take one

Before I get into this post lets talk about comments. I have this love/hate relationship with comments. Because I LOVE hearing from you but I hate that I am on the other side of the screen enjoying the comments and thinking about your questions and then I wonder how will I ever reply?! Most people have a no-reply profile so that doesn't work. Do people ever check back on the comments after they have posted a question to see if I reply?  I don't know, but what I do know is that it causes me anxiety! I just want everyone to know how much I appreciate the comments and I want to answer any questions. SO how about this. Since blogger is sort of lame in the comments department, we'll just agree on something here. If you comment and ask a question of sorts, I'll comment back in the same post. So check back for an answer. Deal? Deal.

Phew, glad that is out on to the post...

Christmas in Salt Lake City is simply magical.
I didn't want any of you to miss out on it, so I made a little illustration.

 And there you have it. Consider yourselves part of Christmas in the city.
We have had a lot of fun this season, there is so much to do around here Christmas related.
Lets start with our date to the outdoor ice skating rink at The Gallivan Center. 

We laughed, skated, bruised our bums, face planted, held hands, and sipped on hot choco.
Please note my mad skills displayed below.
In short, we loved it.

Friday, December 7, 2012


D was out of town on business for a few days and it was just the four of us. We sure missed him, but we made the most of our loneliness.
Classic Jewel face here...
and I finally got rid of my my pumpkins, yesterday. I couldn't stand to let them go. We originally had 15 then lost about 10 to some stupid teenagers smashing them. We grew those puppies. WE GREW THEM. And then December comes and we are just supposed to do away with them!? If I had more motivation I would can the pumpkin puree, maybe next year...probably not.

On our way to Joy School we opened up the trunk, propped the camera up and took a few pics by pressing the button and running into our spots hoping we made the frame. It didn't always happen. And we were late for school. But it was worth it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's Christmas time!

The Christmas season is in full swing at our house!  We have already had a lot of fun. I can't wait to share some of the things we have done. But first and foremost, Jesus is what Christmas is all about for our family. We believe in Jesus Christ and love to celebrate his birth at Christmas time. Enjoy this beautiful and moving video that exhibits amazing talent, emotion, love and truth. We love our Savior.