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Archive for November, 2012

YW In Excellence

Posted by joana 28 Nov 2012 Comments Off
YW In Excellence

here’s a sneak peak at jasmine’s one direction blanket that she’s working on for her individual worth project. she’s not done, but i’ll be sure to post the finished project!

he’s kinda adorable

Posted by joana 28 Nov 2012 Comments Off
he's kinda adorable

Operation Christmas Child

Posted by joana 28 Nov 2012 Comments Off
Operation Christmas Child

stealing my camera

Posted by joana 28 Nov 2012 Comments Off
stealing my camera

sometimes i find these random pics on my camera when i’m transferring them to the computer…

twilight…the saga is over.

Posted by joana 26 Nov 2012 Comments Off
twilight...the saga is over.

surprisingly, jasmine didn’t care about going to the premiere this year (she’s into obsessing about bigger and better things these days, like one direction), so she went a couple days later with kendal. i must admit i was a little relieved that i didn’t have to stay out til 3 am even though i love the movies.

it worked out really well because some of my friends were going friday night, so we made it a happy 40th bday to me dinner at chuy’s for THE best mexican food ever, followed by the 10:30 pm (a little more manageable than midnight) showing of breaking dawn…it was so much fun! i love these girls, and they totally hooked me up with some super cute presents! thanks ladies:)

so here’s the night i went with the girls, and jasmine and kendal the night after…

me and my boys

Posted by joana 20 Nov 2012 Comments Off
me and my boys

i just realized today that i don’t have any pictures of me and my boys. well that’s easily taken care of…

camera phone pics

Posted by joana 19 Nov 2012 Comments Off
camera phone pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

forty

Posted by joana 15 Nov 2012 Comments Off
forty

if you’re not sick of seeing pictures of me by the end of this post, then you must really love me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so i woke up to breakfast in bed from mr. sanders and the kids, then out to the kitchen where they had presents and my birthday poster listing 40 things they love about me. super cute. i got some justin bieber perfume, tights and boot socks, candy, and pajama pants (plus a sewing machine that i bought myself a few days earlier).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but the best present of all was a birthday video of my family telling me nice things and saying happy birthday. fred taped him and the kids saying happy birthday messages, then secretly arranged all my sisters and brother, and mom and dad to each tape a little clip and send it to him so he could compile the video. i was totally surprised and of course got teary eyed watching all the nice things my family had to say about me. it was the kind of present that i love…straight from the heart. thanks again hon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

believe it or not, jasmine has been counting down the days til my birthday. she started about a month ago, and has been excited about november 13th every. day. but sadly she doesn’t really care that it’s my birthday, it just happens to be the release date of the new one direction cd…little punk.

anyways, first thing after presents we headed off to target where the album was being sold with 5 extra bonus tracks! we jumped for joy (although she timed it wrong and the camera caught her coming down). but before that, we realized that target didn’t open til 8 so we killed 30 mins getting peppermint hot cocoa and jamming out to one direction in the car.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(jumping for joy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my little sis maryanne came over to give me a birthday haircut and brought balloons for her favorite sister. she’s pretty cute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then later that night before my date, jasmine and i attempted to get some “40 year old pics” of me which turned out awkward and cheesy, but here ya go…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then out to eat with the hubs and back home for a few pictures with my cute family (minus jake who was asleep) on this 40th birthday of mine. and when we got home i had another present waiting from my sister in laws. beautiful flowers with an invitation to an overnight getaway next week! those girls are the sweetest:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

so sorry for the joana picture overload, but i will only turn 40 this one time in my entire life, and i HAD to get it all down.

ok, last 2 pics that my hubby took of me on his camera phone before we went to bed…

 

 

 

reflecting

Posted by joana 14 Nov 2012 Comments Off
reflecting

yesterday i woke up and i was 40. how can that be when i can still feel that little girl inside me?

sometimes i want her to stay little. sometimes i want to protect her from the hard things in life that she will go through. i want to call to her, “no! don’t make that choice, it will lead you somewhere you don’t want to go!”

i want to hold her when she’s lonely, and tell her everything will be alright when she’s sad.

i mostly wish that i could go back and tell her how special she is, and how much her Heavenly Father loves her. i don’t think she realized that.

i took this picture this morning because i want my kids to remember me at age 40 (no make up and all).

this is me and that little girl wrapped into one. and really, i want her to go through those hard times, and be sad and feel alone sometimes, because her life experiences are what made her who she is today.

and today i’m glad we’re 40.

 

van and the boys

Posted by joana 14 Nov 2012 Comments Off
van and the boys

van and his friends had some late night fun watching movies, eating treats, jumping on the couch, running around, hitting the punching ball, and frog hunting…