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Archive for January, 2013

mia 3.5

Posted by joana 31 Jan 2013 Comments Off
mia 3.5

i can’t say enough about how much i love mia at this stage.  her adorable personality and charm has me under a spell and i can’t get enough.  she is so full of life.
i have a rare perspective with the way my kids are spaced out, and i think it makes me more patient and helps me look past negative behaviors that experience has told me inevitably disappear into the next phase.  i’ve learned that this precious time will be gone in a blink of an eye, and it makes me not want to waste it on anything but love and happiness.

it doesn’t hurt that she’s pretty dang beautiful…

camera phone pics

Posted by joana 31 Jan 2013 Comments Off
camera phone pics

A scout is…

Posted by joana 30 Jan 2013 Comments Off
A scout is...

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,Friendly, Courteous, Kind,Obedient,
Cheerful, Thrifty,Brave, Clean, Reverent
(and kicks butt at nerf guns and sling shots)

wow. those eyes.

Posted by joana 27 Jan 2013 Comments Off
wow. those eyes.

sweet baby jake

Posted by joana 27 Jan 2013 Comments Off
sweet baby jake

it kills me how fast this little guy is growing up.
i wish so bad that time would slow down, but that one is out of my hands.
so i cherish every second that i have with this sweet boy, and love on him at much as i can.

while she was sleeping

Posted by joana 19 Jan 2013 Comments Off
while she was sleeping

i went into jasmine’s room the other day to get her out of bed and i thought to myself, “wow, this room has teenager written all over it” so i got a few pics because i think she’ll want to remember it one day.

i also want her to remember that i let her have free reign of decorating her room when she was a teenager (she thinks i always tell her what to do:))

outside guy

Posted by joana 17 Jan 2013 Comments Off
outside guy

ikea

Posted by joana 17 Jan 2013 Comments Off
ikea

we discovered that ikea is the best cold day boredom buster ever. bright colors, cheap food, free toys, wide open spaces…it was a nice change of scenery for me and the kids (we went twice last week).

jas even came with to do some “school” and have lunch with us one of the days.

new year’s eve dance

Posted by joana 08 Jan 2013 Comments Off
new year's eve dance

nevermind coming home early because she misses her family, jasmine always makes sure she’s home by december 31st when she visits utah so she can go to the new year’s eve dance with her friends.

of course she looked super cute and had a good time at the dance (i went a little early to pick her up so i could get some pics), then we swung by ihop on our way home for some breakfast.

van’s new year’s eve with the cousins

Posted by joana 08 Jan 2013 Comments Off
van's new year's eve with the cousins

i guess we’ve started a new tradition for new year’s eve because this is the 3rd year in a row that we stayed up late watching The Goonies. maryanne brought luke and cody over, and we all had a good time.