April 27, 2011

Here are a few pictures from this weekend that I thought were super cute of Lily and some of her friends. She is so loving and friendly. She can be a little bossy at times, like when making Britta sit on Buddy's bed with her. I love taking the kids up to Nevada City because they get so much attention from so many people. I really get a nice break. All of the aunts were amazing entertainers this trip. Joslin had planned some arts and crafts for Saturday which everyone helped with. They turned out super cute.

Tail end of Spring Break

On our way home from Nevada City we stopped in Sacramento and then Santa Cruz and then San Luis Obispo. It was very fun. Gio and Enzo played Battleship the entire time we were at Enzo's house. Thank you Auntie Karen for the Battleship!!! We LOVE it!

April 26, 2011

Happy Easter!

I know, I know. It's been a LONG time. Pathetic. I have so much to blog about. The kids and I went to Nevada City and Santa Cruz for Gio's Spring Break. Then Danny and I went to Italy. Then we went to Nevada City for Easter. We also took some fun pictures at the Faculty club the week we had 85 degree weather. So much to blog. Alas, I spend my time Spring cleaning. I have been purging like there's no tomorrow. My inspiration is half Zero Waste Home and half Simple Mom (both which Da showed me while I was at her house). I got rid of all of the random cleaning supplies that I had collected from the swap shop and never used. They were cluttering up under my sink. I also did this with the toiletries and lotions which had somehow multiplied and were overflowing out of the cupboard. Then I started in on the boys room. I got rid of all of the random toys that we had collected at the swap shop over the last 4 years. Their room was so out of control that there was no possible way they could clean it by themselves. Then I went through Lily's clothes. Her drawers were so stuffed they were useless. I really had to talk myself through the whole thing doing positive affirmations the whole time. It's really hard to get rid of stuff for some reason. Then I went through my clothes. Then I decided to change the entry way. Then I took everything out of the fridge and bleached the whole thing. I still need to do a lot of work. I think that my next project is going to be to revamp our 72 hr kits (Sienna got me excited for this one). I am loving how much easier the house is to straighten and clean (with my baking soda and vinegar). Here are some pictures from Easter morning before church. These guys were being so silly. By the time I figured out the settings on the camera they were to far gone.

April 03, 2011


Have you seen this video? Chris and Da just showed it to me. It's totally inspiring.