Monday, February 28, 2011


This is a fraction of the emotions Maggie will pass through during a quick snack.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Maggie's birthday

Maggie turned two without a lot of fan fair.  Family from across the country sent packages... and before we could eat dinner the present were opened.  She took it very seriously and didn't break between gifts.  We had a simple meal of chicken nuggets with home-made honey mustard sauce and a side of cabbage salad.   Somewhere during clean-up I realized our dishwasher was broken... what I thought would be a 15 minute detour slowly turned into an hour... until, it was getting late.  So I bagged my man project and finished decorating the cake, angel-food from scratch with fresh strawberries, whip cream and cookie crumbs. Maggie quickly dispensed with the candles and before we knew it were we all eating cake, that is... all of us except Maggie, who had pushed it aside to eat the ice cream.

Maggie was all business

Intermission between presents

Back to work

All in a days work

Come on Mom, we have got work to do

Ahh, finally I found what I was looking for...

perfect for my sweet tooth.

No trick candles here!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

You never know...

You never know what kids are going to like... Maggie loves her two hand puppets from Grandma Richins. She gets some big laughs when we play puppets and wrestle... these aren't nice lizards, so she has sustain all kinds of injuries and tears... but no matter what... she still keeps coming back for more.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Henry's first pictures

3 lbs and growing. Profile (upper left).  Hands (upper right). Mr Johnson (lower left).  Sucking thumb (lower right).

Friday, February 18, 2011

Way back when...

Ya, I know I am slow at getting pictures up... these or from Christmas... Maggie and Cousin Payton. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Sara's made these beautiful valentine crepes

I wish you could have seen her face after, that was a sight!

Everyone in the family went crazy with Valentines gifts.

I should document all the wonderful cards we received.

No stopping for Sara. For dinner, Valentines Pizza!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Premiere: Behind the Motel Curtain

The family traveled up to Cedar city for Ginny's baby blessing.  We made a little film while waiting around.  It doesn't get much better than this.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday wishes

This is a creepy video I made about my birthday. Thanks everyone for making it special. Thanks Blake and Whitney for your beautiful voices.