Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Counting the days until this weekend….

I work 7 days a week.  Some week days are 8-5 with Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-8.  On Tuesday and Thursday you will find me in University classes finishing up (done in December!) my special education teaching credentials and working on a possible Masters (if I am not too burned out).  SOOOOOO many of my short days and evenings off seem to be taken with obligations out of my control… Parent Teacher conferences, IEP meetings and team meetings.  One of the late evening (Parent Teacher conferences) has provided me with a Friday off and by the grace of God, I will be not working my job at Continental airlines on Saturday and Sunday.  Just the idea of a three day weekend at home makes me giddy with all the possibilities of spending time with my girl.  Time together that both she and I are in desperate need of.

Autumn is in the air…. Cool evenings, hints of blazing colors in the mountains.  I will scoop up my two year old sweetie in my arms and make the most of this season and the natural beauty that surrounds us.  


Picture thanks to our friend Leanne

We will miss our summer fun but will be embracing what the new adventures this Autumn will bring.

Monday, September 20, 2010


thanking the moon

I pre-ordered the new Grace Lin book THANKING THE MOON, sight unseen.  I KNEW that this book would be amazing… and man of man, it is!  Tate cannot stop looking at the illustrations.  I swear she has been busy looking at this since she first walked into the door 30 minutes ago.  Besides the amazing illustrations, the information was present short, sweat and understandable.  Especially to two year old Tate.  The back area gives more of an adult description of The Moon Festival.

A mesmerized Tate and a more informed mommy give this a HUGE thumbs up.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Little Miss Tate and I are heading to Phoenix to visit our buddies Lauren and Donna..


We will be meeting up with Tess and Julie who are coming into town for Julie’s parents 50th anniversary!  Julie and Tess were not able to make it to this year’s to our Utah bloggy bash, so it will sooooo much fun to see them.


(Tate, 10 months just home from China with her China sister 3.5 yr old Tess)

I cannot wait for Tate to hang with these girls and for this mommy to be able to relax and visit with Donna and Julie.

There are plans to do a little cooking out of the Pioneer Woman’s recipe book.  Cannot wait!!!

Friday, September 03, 2010



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A little Toddler glamour, Tate style.  Fairy princess Rose bud dress, multi colored striped leggings and sparkly (noisy) princess shoes.  The crowning glory is the mess of a unkempt hair.  This was a day I picked my battle put a clip in and let her have messy hair.