Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ice Skating

Since it was already snowing, we decided to take the girls ice skating.

It was Rebekah's first time ice skating. She did pretty well.

Emma is a natural on the ice. She is confident and just takes right off. She loves it and has been asking for lessons for some time now.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fashion Designer

Rebekah's latest fashion trend. I think she is a bit ahead of her time.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Emma's Concert

The second grade had a musical concert for parents and family. Emma was front and center and very excited to perform. She did a great job.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Clay

Happy birthday to the most wonderful husband in the world!

One of the things Clay wanted for his birthday was the new Star Trek movie. So I made it a special "Space" cake for his birthday (chocolate with cream cheese frosting).

"Live long and prosper", "Space, the final frontier". Like my little Star Fleet insignia?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Trip to DC

Clay's cousin, Jennifer, was in town for the weekend, so we joined them in DC for a little sightseeing.
Here's Jennifer with her sons Jonah and Jason.

Our first stop was a tour of the US Capitol.

This is the ceiling of the dome. The painting is called The Apotheosis of Washington. There are 2 statues from every state throughout the Capitol. And the white one is a model of the Statue of Freedom on the top of the dome. Jennifer's friends came with us, Emma loved their daughter, Bella. She did great at practicing for babysitting. :)

After our tour we walked through the tunnel to the Library of Congress.
This is one of the most amazing building along the Mall. From floor to ceiling it is a work of art.

We ended our day by walking over to see the White House.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Swim class

Rebekah LOVES the water! This is her first swim class without me in the water with her. She has a blast every week, and I get a few minutes to sit and read. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Family Gathering

My grandfather, Blaine William Carruth, passed away on Jan 7th just a few weeks before his 100th birthday. I flew up to Utah for his funeral.

This picture was taken in 2002 when he was 92 years old (only the top half is him). He loved life, the outdoors, and his family. He was the only grandfather I knew, and I am so lucky to have had him for a grandfather.

It was a big Carruth family reunion for the funeral. So many of my cousins I hadn't seen in over 15 years. We are all grown up now with families of our own.

Grandpa's 6 beauties (standing in order, as always). My mom is on the left.

This is my Aunt Louanne's family, the biggest group by far (mainly b/c they were all local).

My cousin Andrea and I. Just over 4 weeks apart.

This is my family (minus my brother and his wife, and my own hubby and kids).

Here's my Aunt Doris' family, minus one daughter and her family.

My sister Heather's family.

My brother Mike's family.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Scrapbook weekend

I'm off for a grand weekend -a full 48 hours of scrapbooking with Melinda and Betsy. This is our 2nd year going to West Virginia for a crop.

Do you like how well I can pack the trunk with all our stuff? The smallest bags are our clothes, all the other bags are scrapbooking supplies!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New dresses

Don't the girls look cute in the dresses Grandma made!