day by day...

hollie and alixandra trying to capture a little bit of everyday on film (well technically it's a digital camera, but you get the idea.)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 13, 2010



Tuesdays are cooking-class days. Tuesday was also the day Ali announced she wanted waffles for class and she decided to make them from scratch. They were delicious! :o)

April 12, 2010


While this was not taken recently, I think about this picture often. This is my charming, lovable Scottish Terrier appropriately named MacDuff. He LOVES the snow and since the weather's been so unpredictable lately, I am reminded of this photo I snapped one afternoon three years ago. I love my little guy! ;o)

April 10, 2008


For some reason this last week was the week of burgers, henceforth referred to as, "Burger Fest 2010!" This is Ali at Smashburger! Cholesterol, carbs and sodium; what's not to love? ;o)

Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010


I thought for today's pic, I'd cheat! This photo's from a trip we took last year. Here's Ali being introduced to her first old-school gas station. Pay at the pump? Not here, it's cash or nothing! ;o)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

April 8, 2010



I just LOVE the bipolar Utah weather! It was in the sixties this afternoon when I took this picture. I just think it's so crazy that it can be so warm here in the valley, but head twenty minutes east and you need a coat and mittens!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 7, 2010



So, we went to the In and Out by our house for a burger, etc. This was Ali's first experience with In and Out. She was impressed! ;o)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010



I left the room for a little while yesterday and came back to two sleeping kids... awwwwww cute!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010


When I watch her ride a bike, I totally remember all those years ago when I was teaching her. She was such a brave little soldier picking herself up off the rough pavement, brushing off the beads of gravel embedded in her darling little knees, and mounting the bike again with tears stinging her eyes. She was brave, fierce and determined. Looks like it paid off! ;o)



Here she is on the world's coolest bike ever!

April 4, 2010 HAPPY EASTER!


There's nothing more fun than seeing your child enjoy the surprises you've planned for them! Happy Easter!

The two preceding pics were taken as Ali was being regaled by her cousin, Ethan, who was sharing a thriller he'd recently written. Apparently it was very amusing!


Ali and cousin, Kaeden. I have to admit: I harbor a tiny bit of hostility toward my darling little nephew. What woman wouldn't when you see his lashes that--I swear-- are an inch long? Darn boys with long lashes! ;o)

April 3, 2010








So this is how I spent the day before Easter. Looking for the most beautiful, most perfect, most amazing bike ever created! Look at those fenders! Check out that gorgeous seat! That's one lucky girl!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April 1, 2010





So, I know most of you drop by to see pictures of Ali, but I had to share these with you all because, ALI TOOK THEM! That's right! When I mentioned it was time for me to update my Facebook profile pic, she announced that she would take new pictures of me and that it was time for a photo shoot. I think she has some real talent! ;o)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March 31, 2010



The day before these branches were icicle free.


The boxwood was just getting used to the idea of sun when it was blindsided. At least it's an evergreen. : )