Sunday, February 27, 2011








Last week there was...

-a road trip.

-a field trip to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

-clues that Spring is around the corner.

-a couple of dinners in the crock pot.

-little boys busted for getting into the brownies for the 20th time (refer to second picture from the bottom).

-all of the earlier naughty morning memories being washed away after seeing the little truck/boy scene at the table in the afternoon.

-busting out my good old sweater skirt for the cooler temps.

-dark chocolate...Mayan style.

-Bonding with my Mom.

-Finding the craziest antique store in St. George.

-Enjoying all of the backyard views from some of the homes in the St. George Parade of Homes.

-Alice Lane hands down has the best decorated spaces in the POH. They might have been some of the only ones that didn't incorporate Tuscan and rod iron art.

-going to bed earlier.

-talking down the price of chairs @ the consignment store from $90 a chair to $50 a chair..the power of nice negotiations are my fave.

-speaking of negotiations, Maren thinks there is an option between choosing to either go to 1st grade or dance class...she seriously tried to convince me. She also told the parent helper in her class on Friday that I was being mean to her for making her go to school. I wonder what 7th grade will be like.

-Started back up Mom/kid of my choice date night.

-Maile and her beautiful artwork. There is already a whole "it's almost Mom's birthday shrine" going on in a corner of our home. Streamers were even wrapped around the kitchen cabinet hardware.

-painting with one of my new favorite colors, Martha Stewart "Saffron" (a nice orangey red color).

Almost always happy for a chance at another day and love that sometimes it is the simple things that are the best.


Anonymous said...

Hi Christina! I love all of the images you post on Full House and seem to always find daily inspiration here! Thanks.

Debbie said...

Yes, Alice Lane was the best. Fun to be with you and enjoy "hanging out" together. (that one was for G. V.) How do you like the chairs and table now that you have them in place? Looks like the boys like them!!

Unknown said...

your kids are so lucky to have you document their childhood so beautifully :)

pyjammy pam said...

Oh, judging by that last picture, my boys would get along *very well* with yours. :)

Samantha said...

Great memories. Gorgeous views/space. Is that a hotel?

angela | the painted house said...

Well, that's a fine list of recentlies. And, those chairs!!! So happy that you bought them...and for $40 cheaper. You are the wiz.

Love those views out of the showhouse. Reminds me that I need to get out west.

Aren't daughters so sweet? Mine did the same way before my birthday. I love being her everything right now. (That is, when they aren't telling on you to their teachers, you big meanie--ha!!!)

jonalynn said...

Hooray for the little things. Looks like you and the fam are having lots of fun! <3

Anonymous said...

This makes me smile. Happy it was such a wonderful week and cheers to another of equal enjoyment! xo

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

What a enjoyable post! Your little boys with their trucks completely reminds me of my little Noah - he carried around his Gordon train and boxcar for about 2 years straight. Only put him down to use the restroom, take a bath, and go to preschool. Otherwise Gordon was there! Great new chairs and beautiful photo's! Love your weather!