Monday, December 23, 2013

On the 11th day of Christmas ...

On the 11th day of Christmas ... Share your creativity! 

Love this quote from Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside."

Saturday, December 21, 2013

On the 9th day of Christmas ...

Love this quote ... so true! Great things never came from comfort zones.
This new year, try something new, face a fear and enjoy the new doors that will open.

Friday, December 20, 2013

On the 8th day of Christmas ...

Flat Top Park - West Richland, WA
Can you see the beauty in this little community park?
Me too.
I had to stop this morning a snap a photo of the winter wonderland

Look and see. There is beauty everywhere.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

The 12 Gifts of Christmas - Day 1

On the first day of Christmas – Share your smile.

A smile lifts, it edifies and it gives hope.
A smile saves lives. A smile is simple and it goes a long way …

Let yours shine this holiday season.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

He took a day off to spend time in the kitchen (with me) ...

Can you blame a gal who gets excited about a man in an apron holding a bag of chocolate and a spatula?
I love surprises. Always have. But this one really (excuse the pun) - takes the cake!

My husband took a day off so he could spend the day in the kitchen with me ...

We made all sorts of Christmas treats and decided it will be an annual tradition.

Sugar cookies, fudge, pumpkin bars, & toffee
Homemade with love ... :)

Thanks for a fun day. You wear that apron oh so well!
We might have to open a bake shop together one day - by the ocean.
On the menu: Lots of lemon and pumpkin and chocolate.
A girl can dream right?

Saturday, December 07, 2013

You can't get too much winter in the winter. ~ Robert Frost

Enjoy it's magic.

Photo moments: 2008.

Hot chocolate for Two ...

Saturday night date idea:

Hot chocolate at Starbucks... sip them slow, drink in the chocolate and savor the moment.
Share the love...Oh la la la la.


With my daughter, the rock n' roll Santa -

We had a really great time this week watching my daughter shine on stage. She was cast as the rock n' roll Santa Claus in her school play called: "December in Our Town". It was a wonderful night and the kids did a great job with their lines, their singing and had a fun time performing for a crowd.

In addition to acting, she also won first place for her literature piece as part of the PTA Reflections contest. Way to go sweet, smart, funny daughter of mine!

And that's not all, she plays in the marimba group as well. I loved hearing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
So proud of you! Thanks for being you.