Friday, July 22, 2011

Darin took the girls on their first "Daddy Daughter" dance at church.

There was a time when we wondered if the day would ever come to have kids and

get to do the traditional things like this. It was a western theme but we don't have

cowboy get-up, so we dressed them up in patriotic outfits instead. I thought they

looked just darling, with the cute braids as a finishing touch!

They were very excited to go to the dance with daddy and had a dandy of a time!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Christmas Hats

For Christmas, the girls were given homemade hats from their
friend/ babysitter, Sydney. They LOVE their hats and insisted
on wearing them home. Aren't they adorable!

Snow Day

One perk of moving to Reno is that the girls get SNOW DAYS!!
They were so excited to play in the snow. They had a snowball fight,
made snow angels, and just ran from place to place. They even
helped me scrape the driveway. If this keeps up, we'll have to
buy appropriate snow gear!
They were so happy!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Red Rock

In between moves we were able to stay with Darin's parents instead of in a boring hotel. The girls had lots of fun playing with nearby cousins and aunts and uncle. And they LOVED spending time with Mimi and Grandpa Ernie... and the dogs! The in-laws live in St. George, Utah, which is a beautiful place with lots of red rock and lava rock. I took the girls up to "Dixie Hill", I think they call it, and we explored and took lots of pics.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Halloween Garb

This year for Halloween, since I still get to decide what they are going to be, I chose an Angel and a Devil. And it was pretty fitting for their personalities at the time I purchased them, but I did wish I had switched them a couple of times:) They both loved their costumes and Avery really got in to the part quickly, as you can see in the photos. When we went trick-or-treating, they girls heard a motorcycle as soon as we opened the door (they are terrified of motorcycles) and after spending so much time on their make-up, I pretty much had to force them to go door to door. Thus the photo of Ava crying. Avery is too, her head is just turned:)

Lil' Pumpkins

Took the girls to the pumkin patch a little late this year. But we got some good pics! We were in a rush and didn't get to do all the activities they have. We didn't even get any pumpkins. It was more of a photo op!

Happy Birthday to Me

By the time my birthday came around, Darin had already accepted a new job in Reno, NV and was living there. He was able to fly home for my birthday and he and the girls took me to my favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, for my birthday lunch. The next day we had to take him back ot the airport and so I persuaded him to stop at the Vasquez Rocks, unique rock formations just outside of our town. I had always been interested in seeing them, and since we would be moving, I thought this was my chance. They were very interesting and the girls loved playing in the dirt!