Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Picture Dump

Visited our "Cafe Rio" friend, Stephanie Wendel. Love that girl. Bella lay rocks all around Steph's towel while we chatted. Such a fun visit!!

Later this month, we helped our friend Nicole with volunteering for Ragnar. We were seemingly not needed, but we had a good time anyway! Bella fulfilled her life-long dream of riding on a bus. She was excited, just a tad.

Pre-girls camp, I was playing my guitar quite a bit, so Bella got good at her "Jam face". Love this girl!

So bendy and wiggly. She never holds still, but always looks cute.

 Bell's friend Boo, Halia and Kash came to play. We hang in style - in the garage. 

Absolute favorite breakfast or lunch: Avacado toast. Bell used to have butter on it, but I've converted her to a healthier, unprocessed fat. She LOVES it. As do I. One is perfectly filling and especially delicious with tomatoes! S&P to taste.

 Bell still loves to paint faces. I let her paint mine one morning and now she wants to paint mine all the time. I actually enjoy painting her clean blank-pallet face. It's fun to study her cuteness up close, while she ACTUALLY holds still.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

it all started with a nutella sandwich

savanna had a nutella sandwich for breakfast, and that is how it all began.

basically she was having 5 tsp of refined sugar between two pieces of bread (which is half of the daily recommended allowance). at least, that's how i chose to see it. haha.

because we were curious, we decided to see how much sugar was in one serving of nutella, and well, you can see in the pics how it measures up.

each shot glass holds about 10 tsp or 1/2 cup of sugar, to help you visualize.

and 1 tsp = 4 g

it's the refined sugar we all know that gives that lovely muffin top, feeds the bacteria on our teeth, and leaves us energy depleted, yet craving more.

i really think i could be a sugar addict. i salivate when i think of or see a sugar-laden treat.

i'm like pavlov's dog here.

just throwin some sugar awareness out there. haha. maybe i could start a recovering sugar addicts club and only eat natural sugars - from fruits, and natural sweeteners like stevia, raw honey or agave.

who will join?

 (this seems to be a good source for more info on sugar and sweeteners.)

lindsey j

this fantastic girl was one of my young women when i lived in FL about 2 yrs ago, but she's still one of my girls and always will be!

a few things you should know about Lindsey:

1. she's hilarious. i'm always happy and laughing with this girl!
2. she can SING! i was honored to sing "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" with her today at church, and she was amazing!
3. and she's going places in this world!

I look forward to seeing her on her way to COLLEGE in the fall!!!! (and thanksgiving!!!)

look out world, here comes LINDSEY!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

dancin' fools

  caught 'em dancing like a bunch of fools.

Friday, June 8, 2012

super hero party

what perfect timing to be in town for our friend's party!

 the water bounce house was a hit!


perfect summer foods

even 11 month old Lucy enjoyed the refreshments

izzy got crazy on the rope swing

what's a party without a few tears, right? and my sweet friend rachel with her baby boy Griffin.

cotton candy attack. yay-uh! so yum!

happy birthday to eli (3) and zachary (1) (didn't even snap a shot of them!! bah!) thanks for inviting us!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


made a stop to the home of the wonderful Dills family!

 bella was foaming at the mouth while holding their kittens. ok, i was too. our voices got all high, like when you talk to a baby. yeah.

  the jar of Dills. ha! i'm so funny. Heather, Samantha, bell, Alonna, Andrew, me. Thomas chose not to take an upaid day off work to see us. i forgave him though.

 that's more like it:

i'm going for the chicken wing look.

these kids baked us GOBS of cookies!!!!! which turned out to be a great lunch. (screaming sugar headache later, but in the moment i was SO feelin' the love!!!) thank you!!

 and there are the three bags of cardiac arrest! yuM!


 we had the best visit. we have missed our Dills family visits and guitar jam sessions. thanks for being wonderful!!!