True miracles...

Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Working in the NICU has made me a bit of a fool...The last two days I had the privilege of taking care of a true miracle. I love having a new perspective on life, and my career. I am blessed...


BACK to school...

For both of us...


A WICKED Day 5...

DAY FIVE... WOW! What a great end to a fun spring break. We went to see Wicked. LOVED it!
Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil. I posted a few fave quotes in my words of wisdom.
Wicked was by far the BEST play I have ever seen. Totally appropriate for kids [ 4 and up] and the grown-ups loved it. I highly recommend seeing it. If you need someone to go with, I want to go again;) We loved it so much, we are thinking of planning a trip to L.A. to see it again.

We had great seats...The 2 1/2 hours FLEW by...

We are blessed to have had such a great weekend. Thanks for everything mom! Thank you Dad for watching D3{"dearest Momsie and Popsical"}. Sam and Sybelle for watching tink. And last but not least, LISA for having an "in" and getting us such great tickets!


Spring Break...Day 4

Off to Salt Lake City...

First stop.

If you have never eaten at Moochie's, it is an absolute MUST! These cheesesteak sandwiches are close to the real deal.

Then we were off to ...


Under the Sea 3D transported us to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth. Allowing us to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.
I would pay to see it again if given the chance.

Ashlyn forecasted the weather...
Walked on the moon...

Went to mars...apparently turned into an alien;D

Went swimming at the Hilton . Ashlyn loves to swim. She could care less that we did not go to San Diego for spring break as planned. She loved our trip to SLC just as much... They have swimming pools in the hotels. That is what matters the most to our little fishy!

After swimming for a few hours we went to eat...
Great gourmet burgers. Fun modern place.
I loved that we did things out of our "norm".
After dinner we picked up dessert at PF Chang's{great wall of chocolate- yum!} went back to the hotel, dived into dessert then, dived into the POOL again!
Great Spring Break day 4!!!


Spring BREAK...Day 3!

Hey...It can't be all fun ;p
Notice...no toys on the floor! Yippee!
Getting ready for a yard sale or D.I. One of the two.


Mostly Cloudy
High 57°
Low 38°

Partly Sunny
High 60°
Low 42°

Mostly Sunny
High 67°
Low 46°

Mostly Sunny
High 72°
Low 49°

Mostly Sunny
High 76°
Low 50

76*. Can you believe it? Too bad it is one week late...


SpRinG BrEAk...Day 2

What a great day...despite waking up to 8" of snow.

Welcome to "SPRING" in good ol' Utah.

I think this photo says it all. One half winter one half spring.

{this photo was taken in snowless Sandy}

We started our day at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy. The girls had a great time...

{what a cute group of girls}

After soaking themselves in the Stingray pond...

We HAD to get new shirts at the new Nordstrom Rack.

After our unexpected shopping trip, we attempted to go to lunch at the Mayan...No such luck.

Closed for lunch.

We headed to T.G.I.Fridays. Had fun & ate way too much!

After lunch, we ended our day at Jordan Commons megaplex...

Great movie!
{a little more violent than i expected}
We had another great day with our great friends!
Bring on Spring break days 3-5, and the sun that has been promised to me :p


Enjoyin' Spring break..Day1

What to do on a miserable snowy first day of spring break?
Answer: Get pampered...
I HAD to get my haircut and Ash needed a trim, so we ended up at Season's Day spa. I have had my appointment for 4 weeks. I felt a little guilty about scheduling an appointment on the first day of spring break. However, this girl is so good you schedule around her, not vice versa. When I woke up this morning I was faced with the dilemma of... What to do with the child home from school? So, I called and got her a last minute appointment. While I was having the newest grey covered, Ash was totally pampered. She loved every minute if it. She even talked all of us into cutting bangs. This is a HUGE deal for both of us. Don't get me wrong...I love bangs on kids...just not on the kid who hates things on her face! This ought to be interesting. She feels so grown up, and now really looks 12 not 8. I finished up my with my hair, then was off to some much needed waxing when I found Ashlyn surrounded by spa workers who were trying to convince me "this girl needs more pampering". Ashlyn was really into this spa thing at this point and was asking for all kinds of treatments. So, we settled on "twinkle toes"

The pampering comes to an end...

Results....Darling twinkle toes! The result....Happy Mom...Happy Daughter!We had a great afternoon. We both look great and feel great too.
Bring on day two!


Happy Birthday Sybelle!!!

Today is my mother-in-law Sybelle's birthday. She is an amazing person. She can do it all. Ashlyn aspires to be like her....so should every girl. Sybelle is a great cook. She makes the worlds BEST freezer jam. She is famous for many items from her kitchen...All made with love.

She is very dedicated to everything she does.
We are so blessed to have her in our lives.
Thanks Sybelle for all you do!


The DiVa party...

Front row L-R -Rose, Leah.
Back row L-R- Ashley C. Nora, Alisha, Ashlyn, Ashleigh H. Sarah, Emma and Kelsey

Racks and racks of Dress-up. Real Dress-up, with real High heels. Total Pampering with Mani's and Pedi's, complete with any Color of Nail polish that Sparkled with Glitter. Ten great Friends to share it with. Fun Music. Very large Catwalk with a large wall mounted TV at the end to watch yourself on. A full blown Fashion show emceed over the Karaoke machine. Tea party complete with Pink hot cocoa & darling Cupcakes. Wonderful Gifts. Oh, to be Princess for the day.

Sometimes i wish i was eight again....