Monday, June 30, 2008

MaLM - Fun we've had this summer -- June edition

Make a List Monday - Fun we've had this summer -- June edition

Thanksgiving Point Children's Garden
Pleasant Grove Pool
3 birthday parties (other kids)
3 birthday parties (our family)
trip to Idaho Falls
2 Grandma and Grandpa Curtis special times
Thanksgiving Point Garden
Salt Lake Art Festival
AF canyon dinner and hike
Saturday's Warrior play
several family dinners
two dinner and games with friends
Sunday ice cream social
2 or 3 camp fires
Fathers and sons camp out
Temple Primary activity
Enrichment progressive dinner
two wedding receptions
several breakfasts out on the patio
two picking of raspberries
one special time bike ride to the temple and one to IKEA


Friday, June 27, 2008

A spot of sun

Our first raspberries of the season.

Happy Birthday Dad

Things that remind me of my dad

Jazz music, preferably without words
french toast
(from scratch, please)
slick sweat pants with t-shirts and Birkenstocks
gospel doctrine
Star Wars
Girl saves man who falls on tracks
Sports games, mine and my sibs
Professional football on TV
big warm hands
really loud sneezes
riding lawn mowers
falling asleep on the couch
carrot cake
Taking care of Grandma and Grandpa
taking it easy, even the hard stuff
Playing on the floor with grandkiddies
Barbie shoes
Reading the Christmas story (New Testament and Book of Mormon)
running backwards
tan feet
little running shorts
checking blood pressure at the store
the Messiah
leading the music, everywhere
Father's blessings before school, and other times too
big bass singing
Figuring out how to do it (fixing cars, building bunk beds, wiring basements, new jobs)
Putting lights on Christmas trees (I think he held the world record in this)
choclate chip cookies
big old beards
sideways grins
driving all the way through (to the beach)
That song on thew piano (what is it Lane?)

Oprah's beachfront home

Oooh la la.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Butterfly letters

I think the butterflies are trying to tell us something. I'm just not sure what it is yet. This poster is all pictures of butterfly wings. Awesome don't you think?

Via Design Mom

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm a daffodil, I guess

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

You have a sunny disposition and are normally one of the first to show up for the party. You don't need too much attention from the host once you get there as you are more than capable of making yourself seen and heard.

Hmm. Does this sound like me? Thanks Jenny.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Children's art

Yeondoo Jung, a Korean artist, turned children's pictures into enchanting photographs. See them here.

Via How About Orange

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Our birthday party

At Thanksgiving Point, as always.
The crew

They CANNOT resist a water fight in the secret garden despite the cold and somewhat rainy weather.

Scott lost, or was that won?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My dream house

I like to think about my "dream" house. I constantly refine my image of what it looks like. So I am about to start documenting different parts of my dream house. I'll need your help.

Since it must be perfect, let me know what you need in your dream house, and I'll consider adding it to mine.

Let's start with location.

I think being by lots of family is number 1. If that could happen anywhere, I'd be by the ocean, make that ON the beach, but with beautiful views of big, snow capped mountains. The problem is that the beach must be warm and usable. Does anyone know where these things could coexist happily? Because that is where I need all my family to move. And could I please have 4 distinct seasons? I really need that.

The neighborhood should be happy, walkable, safe, lots of interconnecting neighborhoods, parks, pretty walkways, interesting houses, big trees, biggish lots, lots of kids to play with mine.

Where do you want to live?

I kind of claimed this house for myself while in Maui last year. It certainly has potential.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Beach cottage loveliness

A beautiful house on the beach. It makes me feel so relaxed and happy. How about you?
via The Inspired Room

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Charity is blessed (and so are we)

Getting all dressed up.

In my dress.

The blessers

All the Curtis guests

The sparse, but dedicated, Matthews guests

All SEVEN of us!

Let's be done, shall we?