Saturday, May 31, 2008


What to do when your Mother-in-law comes to town...put her to work! She's an over achiever and tied 5 quilts in two days! We're up to 71 of the 101. .

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Fashion

The Hot Moms...I'm the old one in the back.

Ladies who lunch.

Anthony serenaded the birthday girl. Carissimo! Il Divo?!
Smile with your eyes, fierce face. Courtesy of our 3 year old photographer.

The Hot Mom's are fashion forward.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Sis

Aunt Sis

Good grand daughter

Sis my BFF

Saving our Thanksgiving We call her Sis but her real name is Annemarie...

A-awesome Aunt, kids call her Aunt Sis

N-noble, dust off your tiara

N-noteworthy, I wish I was more like her

E-energetic, she has 4 kids

M-makes the best food

A-amazing cook see Tastebuds

R-real deal

I-Ina wishes she was this cool

E-excellent sister

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More Memorial Day

a little swimming

a little fashionista

a little volleyball

a little looking through the fence

a little horsin' around, which led to a poor woman being thrown from her horse and getting carted away by paramedics...I hope she didn't shatter her tib fib plateau

a little girl time

a little red carpet posing

a little lizard lounging on the wall

a little badmitton

a little group of training buddies...3 half ironmen, 1 ironman...4 ironmen in August

a little splashing

a little glimpse of the future

a little bit of heaven...thanks Laura the caramel bars are celestial !
Mendenhall 5
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Caramel Bars
I've received a couple of requests for the Caramel Bar recipe. Here it goes:2 1/4 cups oats2 cups flour1 1/2 cups butter1 1/2 cups brown sugar1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. saltMash all these ingredients in a bowl until crumbly. Then cut in half. Mash half of it into a 9x13 greased pan. Bake 10 mins @ 350. Take one jar of Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch Caramel Sauce(you can cheat and buy the store brand if you don't really care how good they other words, stick with Mrs. Richardsons, trust me.) and combine in a bowl with 4 Tbsp. flour. Layer 2 cups of chocolate chips then caramel sauce. Then pat out the remaining dough and place on top. Cook for abother 20 mins at 350. Wait until completely cool to cut into squares.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


guest shoes...these are wild and I love that they are on the wrong feet!

seeing double...

I tried to find this pair in my size but struck out...I enjoy them on the feet of my little friends

my friends fabulous little black shoe

and my piece de tone pink blingity bling


Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorable Weekend

cute or what?!

homemade ice cream cake

bouncing baby

break dancin' boy

giggly girls

flying boy

licorice on a crystal's all in the presentation

Just a note on this memorial day, we have many friends who are or have been in the military and I want to thank them and their families for their service and sacrifice. We honor you.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

These are days...


with friends, who are like family

who joined us for Jordan's big day

at the San Diego Temple

These are days you’ll remember,

Never before and never since, I promise,

Will the whole world be warm as this

And as you feel it,You’ll know it’s true

That you – you are blessed and lucky

It’s true – that you

Are touched by something

That will grow and bloom in you

Days we've hoped for, prayed for, waited for all his life. These days help you see forever.

My Fourth Child

pretty invitation...

pretty princess...

polka-dot treats...

pajama pose...

plant present...


This is my fourth child. She is not really my kid but I get to help parent her. She has had a rough little life. Birth mom, foster mom, adopted mom who died a few years ago, two nannies, and a wonderful new mom. I get to be the party mom. I love her and I'm glad she's in my life!

It was a sea of pink and purple pj's. We had a perfectly pleasant party!