Sunday, August 18, 2013


Key Lime Pie went to a stake dance last night.  As always, she had a great time with her friends.  The theme for this dance was "nerds."  Everyone was dressed in glasses with tape, high water pants and suspenders.  My eldest decided to be a "Treky Nerd."  She made her own Star Trek skirt and even had Starfleet pendant earrings.  She looked adorable!  And I couldn't be prouder that she showed her true colors in being an honest treky from the beginning (not just the new crew that everyone likes right now).  Live long and prosper, Captain Kirk and Spock!  (We love Picard and Data, too!)
Key Lime Pie, Applesauce and Muffin
Kotten Kandy got contacts on Saturday.  She looks lovely!  She looks pretty with and without glasses.  But she's pretty excited about the contacts.  Thank you, Mil and Grandpa Mac, for making her so much more confident and beautiful!  She loves her contacts!!!!!
I got my new 2014 calendar this week.  For the past 10 years I have used the SAME brand of calendar: More Time for Moms Calendar.  I LOVE it!  I can't imagine my life without it.  I tried other calendars but nothing works as well or makes me as happy.  I LOVE the large, lined spaces for writing, and the stickers.  I know I sound like a commercial... but I'm not getting compensated.  I just LOVE this calendar A LOT!!!!!
If you are interested:
I am fighting a head cold today.  It started yesterday.  I broke down and took some non-drowsy cold medication.  It's helped with the symptoms most of today.  I took a nap and have been drinking plenty of fluids (H2O).  My dad always said, "If you DON'T take care of yourself and don't get enough sleep or drink enough water your cold will last 14 days.  If you DO take care of yourself, drink lots of water and get enough sleep it will only last 2 weeks."  I'm shooting to be better in 2 weeks!
I participated in NaNoWriMo two years ago.  I finished.  It was not easy and I swore I would never do it again.  Well, as November is fast approaching, my daughter wants to participate in NaNoWriMo.  I'm feeling the pressure and thinking I would like to try again.  This year I think I'll be a rebel.  I'm not going to write a novel (a work of fiction), but instead I want to write a book of essays about music from my childhood.  I'll still write 50,000 words... and I'll still participate.  I'll keep ya'll posted.
My music studio is starting it's new year this month.  I have 10 students.  (I wouldn't mind having about 2 or 3 more.)  I love teaching kids to play the piano and sing.  This year my incentive program is "Climbing the Ladder of Success!"  It should be fun.  I'm looking forward to learning new music with them.
Scott and I got to go to the temple on Friday.  It was wonderful!  The new film was amazing.  And the Spirit was strong.  I'm grateful for temples.  They are a refuge, a holy, sacred place of learning.  I love going there, feeling the peace that surrounds it.  I am thankful that Scott and I were married in the Denver Temple - not only for time or "ill death do us part" but for eternity.  Our family can be together forever!


  1. Key Lime Pie! I LOVE the skirt! I am most impressed! And Kotton Kandy, you are beautiful with and without glasses if you ask me. But your contacts look great on you!!!!

  2. Of skirts and contacts... Kiara, I've never even made a scarf when it comes to sewing, so I'm impressed :) Your Mom says you wore the contacts six hours the first day - you must be a natural, Katia!
    it's a good thing that you enjoy little things, Sundy, like your calendar! But I didn't know you could get a '14 already. Howsomeever, if anybody could, it would be YOU! Are all your Christmas presents bought and wrapped too?!?
    The writing is a big bite, but I can imagine lots of benefits...
    The Temple - I don't have to imagine the benefits there...
    The cold - I missed hearing from you today, and now I know why!
    Check the time of my message - a way-weird night. :( Mom/Mil