Saturday, December 25, 2010

a time for peace.

"Let it be a time of prayers for peace, for the preservation of free principles, and for the protection of those who are far from us. Let it be a time of forgetting self and finding time for others. Let it be a time for discarding the meaningless and for stressing the true values. Let it be a time of peace because we have found peace in His teachings.

Most of all, let it be a time to remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the Wise Men."

-President Thomas S. Monson
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

my mother-in-law
has this nativity piece,
by brian kershisnik
in her home;
it is
my absolute favorite.

wishing you
a peaceful christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

army guys.

after he pretends
they're running
and shooting their guns,
he kisses them
and tells them
he loves them...

that's normal, right?

Monday, December 20, 2010


good night nurse!
are there really only five days
until christmas?

after moving
and shopping
and christmas partying
and david archuletta
knocking my socks off
(i had my doubts about him
singing with the choir..and for this
i say, i'm sorry i ever doubted you
david, truly i am
aaaand dealing with dave's
this month feels
like a blur.

it's finally settling
down and we are
soaking up all
the christmas wonderfulness.

we're happily watching
all of our favorite
christmas movies and there's
one in particular i'm trying
to find from my childhood.
does anyone remember
the animated christmas movie
about a mouse and a clock???
anyway, merry christmas,
my's good to blog again.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

'Tis the Season

My humble contribution to the spirit of Christmas.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

winner winner chicken dinner.

first order of buisness:

my mirror was sold to:
my dear sweet gal pal lynze .

my red couch sold to: margot.

bennett's bouncy horse sold to:
the dumpster out back (after
cory threw it off our balcony...thanks, lady)

the winner of 'lie to me':

noelle pease
aka the first noelle.

no, i never stole gum. it's all a
part of me being perfect, you know.

no, cory never stole from the zoo cart
although i wouldn't put it passed
her...the girls got a bit of the
sticky fingers if you know what i mean.

no, dave didn't....ugh i can't even say it.
there was no cream corn...

now i must go vomit.

thanks for humoring us.
and yes, we do sit around and
ask each other questions and
guess who is lying. don't judge.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lie to Me*

each of us is lying about one
of the three questions we were asked.

can you guess which one catie lied about?
how about cory willey?
i dare you to guess dave's.

i don't want to give too much away
but the winner's prize may or may not
include a thanksgiving lap dance (tis the season?);
or perhaps the only prize is hearing our
embarrassing stories and seeing what
we look like at midnight when we should
really be sleeping....who knows?

either way,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

up to the U.

visiting miss cory willey
is an extra special treat.

a thrilling trax ride.
lunching like old ladies.
diet coke (if you've got it, drink it.)
and a bennett sandwich.

we love you c-spice.

Friday, November 19, 2010


for sale:

remember my favorite little red couch?
yep, that's the one.
we're selling it!
$200 OBO and it will come with
two white pillows and 1 teal blue pillow.
minus the sexy people sitting on it, of course.

my free standing oval mirror.
dark cherrywood color.
$15.00 OBO SOLD to the lovely mrs. lynze lenio.

for free:

bennett's vintage bouncy horse.
i do not want to get rid of this little guy...
but the sad truth is bennett almost never
rides him.

must pick up. must go to happy homes.
email me if your interested or have questions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


looky look what i took.
and i took them a while ago...
catie's not so great with staying on task.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

the boy that makes you go hmmm.

me: bennett, we do not eat markers.
(as i'm ripping the marker out
of his green stained mouth)

bennett: but it tastes good.

me: .............

and then this morning
bennett went up to dave and
said: "wait here daddy, i'll get help."

below is the closest i could get
of him dressing up for halloween.
the nakedest cowboy in these here parts.
(not to mention that this was taken
like, two weeks after halloween)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

library love.

what's not to love when you go to the library?
endless shelves of books to checkout for free...
that's right, free...unless you're an idiot like
me and get late fees because you forget
when your books are due...
every. single. time.

on top of all those books
there is story time and singing,
and clever little rooms for
kiddos to read in.

the ice cave.

the attic. (my personal favorite)

mercer mayer. we're big fans.

lots of amazingness to see.

(try looking at this and not start singing the reading rainbow song)

aaaand...they have such cute shops.
now, what desperate housewife doesn't want
a little eye candy when she's taking her
kids to the library? exactly.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a few things. was a happy halloween for us.
and nothing rocked
this kid's world

more than the pumpkin patch.

(do you want to see pics of b as a cowboy?
well you can't...because he refused to
dress up...did i care? not in the least.)

and we ran into b's future wife...happy bonus. (i'll email you the pic noey :)

...we went to disneyland

and now mister b insists on wearing this thing...all. the. time.

awesome fact: disneyland at halloween time is fantastic.

snow? really?

...we've been a little on the busy side around here...which is g r e a t!
so, looky look what i took.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

baby jude.

a happy aunt
am i.

jude forbes coleman
6 pounds
12 ounces
19 inches
and cute cute cute.

to spencer and rachel.

welcome to the world,
sweet boy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

gypsies, tramps, and thieves.

i never posted anything about
my birthday....

it was in august.
my cutest girlfriends
threw me a surprise
sing karaoke/eat indian food/
make caramel apples/ girls only
oh, and then this guy
came out of nowhere
to, once again, steal my heart.

needless to say the night
was nothing short of magical.
i am the luckiest. period.

davey, cher's got nothing on you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

sweet soul.

you don't have a soul,
you are a soul.
you have a body.
- c.s. lewis

and we love
this little soul.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

the great salt lake.

we went to antelope island and
it is b e a u t i f u l, truly.

bennett got to be a cowboy.
i fell in love with a sailboat.
and we took the worlds best family picture.

(the super male model. the squinter/crotch grabber. the meltdown.)

the "stampede festival" going on
was a little less than magical...

as dave put it:
"if we were to choose
a handful of citizens
to represent the american
people...we would probably
look elsewhere."