So the other night as I was doing our bedtime routine with the kids (which feels more and more like an Olympic event as the kids are growing in size and in numbers… Get to the finish line!) I remembered how it used to be one of the sweetest parts of my day, when I… Continue reading Savoring Motherhood… or Sometimes Not
5- The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies; This beautiful novel is full of imagery, and that’s one of the things I enjoyed most about it. It tells the tale of an English girl who marries a tea planter and moves to Ceylon in the 1920’s. There are all kinds of twists and turns in… Continue reading Books & Movies
We celebrated Finn’s birthday a few days early. He wanted a ninja turtle party so that’s what we did. His friends Paddy, Rosie Kate, Miles, Ellana and Bethany, Savannah, Ben, and Evelyn came. They did ninja activities like bean bag toss and musical squares, and had pizza and Ooze, and learned how to use nun-chucks.… Continue reading Ninja Turtle Party! Finn is 4!
Tonight Rose got out of bed to show us the lower front tooth (left) that is now precariously hanging by a thread. Her lower adult teeth both grew in behind (just like mine did), but the one on the right moved forward on its own after the baby fell out. She’s also lost one top… Continue reading January Happenings
Raimo and I have been going ice skating together for 10 years. We used to go to the outdoor rink in Salt Lake, and have since switched to our California indoor rink. It’s a little harder these days with the babies, but still a special tradition for us. 2017 December 23 2016 December 23 2015… Continue reading Ice Skating Tradition
We began a tradition the first year we lived in Carlsbad when we went to Ruby’s on the pier on New Years Day. We’ve gone every year for 5 years, and it’s one of my favorite things because we get to celebrate the new year, think of resolutions, see the ocean, and get a peanut… Continue reading New Year Tradition
https://magazine.byu.edu/article/ann-romney-unexpected-journey/ I keep a notebook full of magazine clippings and talks that had an impact on me. I loved revisiting this article today about Ann Romney. She is one of my heroines, a very quiet and strong heroine. I love reading about her introduction to the church, her deep connection to and love she shares… Continue reading A quiet heroine