Tuesday, January 17, 2017


So....  Slumber parties are fun... but EXHAUSTING!  I think I'm officially too old to participate any more -- Last night, Kotten Kandy and I had an impromptu slumber party.  It was super fun and we stayed up until 2 laughing and talking like teenagers... but I'm NOT a teenager.  And I'm paying for it today.  It was worth it.  She and I talked about books, friends, the gospel, and dreams for the future.  I'm SOOOOOOOOO grateful I have such a great kid!  And I'm grateful for the relationship I have with all my kids!  I can be a bit overbearing and crazy and involved... but my kids like me anyway!  I'm blessed!  Thanks, Kotten Kandy, for spending time with your OLD mom!
Isn't she beautiful?!  Both inside and out!
In other words, Key Lime Pie and Shortbread slid on some ice last week.  Grand Junction saw some unprecedented freezing temperatures and the freeways were covered in black ice.  They slid off the road and had to be rescued by Grandpa Mac.  (Thanks, dad!)  They were 2 hours late to work...
The truck is off the road.
Patiently waiting for Grandpa,,, and taking the picture mom asked for!
And Kotten Kandy and Fig Newton got to go to a dance on Saturday.  They had so much fun!  I really like their friends and wholesome activities!  
Sweet Tarts (in the middle) did the makeup and hair for all of these BEAUTIFUL girls for the dance!
Dancing with friends!
Hanging out with friends!
Kiara sent me this cute picture of her and Shaved Ice.  Apparently they dressed alike and looked like twins, but this picture doesn't quite capture the matching shirts.  I love these silly, sweet girls!
Fig Newton went ice skating with some other foreign exchange students the other day.  She had a lot of fun but is EXTREMELY sore.  
Sooooo... we went to see the movie Hidden Figures.  It is AWESOME!  (Thanks, Teresa, for the recommendation!)  I loved it so much I begged my mom and sister to take Kiara and GJ's girls to go see it too.  It's extremely inspirational and there are many great lessons to learn from the true story.  I can't stop thinking about it and how it has inspired me (and hopefully my daughters) to grow, and be the best version of ourselves!
So, with that glowing review, here is a book that I do NOT recommend.  The Circle by Dave Eggers was AWFUL.  I wish I hadn't read it.  When I picked up the book, I knew I was taking a chance.  A lot of modern authors are really full of smut and foul language.  This one was no exception.  So, if you want to read about the government/technology taking over the world 1984 by George Orwell is cleaner and better written.  Although it has some terrible parts in it too,  It's cleaner than The Circle though.


  1. Let's see... sweet Katia, the truck: you heard they made the Sentinel, but what they don't even know is that they also made the evening news on a local channel - two nights. A friend recognized the little blue truck and asked if it was ours...! Fun pics all - and the movie was a good one to see. :) Mom/Mil

  2. I'm glad people still think the blue truck belongs to Ma and Pa. Lol Katia is cute with the longer hair 😊