Monday, July 9, 2012


Wow. It's been... MONTHS!? I think it's suffice to say that keeping up with 2 blogs isn't going to so well for me. I promise to catch up soon.
In the meantime, you can follow all my crafty endeavors over on
Some exciting things going on over there!! So, check it out.
And, I will be back here soon.
Happy Summer!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easter 2012

Keeping with tradition I made the girls' dresses this year.
I used a new pattern that I absolutely love! For a full post about the dresses you can check out

The Easter bunny spoiled the girlies with all sorts of goodies!

After church we headed to The Larson's for Easter dinner, and an egg hunt.

Of course, Elaine prepared a wonderful meal. And all my sweet Ansley would eat was canned raviloli... Notice the slight red around her mouth!? Children...
After dinner the kids had a little egg hunt. We didn't notice that Olivia went missing for about 5 minutes before we could gather all the kids. Little stinker was outside gathering eggs. Lots and lots of eggs. Hehe.

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 16, 2012


In March we went to California with Curtis' parents and stayed with his brother and sister in law. It was the best vacation we've had as a family! We had a blast with them. The kids played so well together! Renee and I had a great time cooking together, and shopping!
We took the girls to Disney the first part of the trip. They loved every minute. Me, not as much. I know, I am the crazy who just isn't a Disney fan. Watching the kids faces light up though, totally worth the crowds, the lines and the expense. I didn't want to bothered with my big camera, so here are a few phone shots. Lame. I really am regretting not taking the actual camera. Live and learn.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I have been thinking a lot about how truly blessed we are lately.

How grateful I am for the gospel. To have the truth. And an eternal family.
For a wonderful, hardworking, patient, supportive and loving husband.
Who is a fabulous, attentive father to our beautiful daughters. Sweet little girls, that want to do what is right.
I feel so blessed to be their mother.

For a family who loves us. Is interested in our lives, and our children. I know they would do anything for us.

Friends who are always there. Friends who check on us. Pray for us, and uplift us.

I feel so blessed to live in a beautiful home. That I get to decorate and make our own. To make a safe haven for our family.

We are lucky.
I never want to forget that.

A few weeks ago we took Olivia to the cardiologist, for an EKG and an Echo.
She has a soft murmur her pediatrician wanted to have looked at. While I really felt peace about it from the beginning, it is hard not to let your mind wander to the
”what if.”
Olivia ended up being perfectly fine.
And, had she not been, I know that would have worked out too. We are blessed to live in a time with great medical care. How lucky we are!

I recently spent a week in Florida with my Grandmother. It was such a blessing to be able to go. To leave my children in capable hands, and spend time with her. I am so grateful for that precious time. I don't know that I will see her again- or that if I do she'll remember me. But, I know that if even for moments that trip, she did. Such a blessing that week was.

I want to remember always to count my blessings.

All the phone pictures.

The last few weeks feel like a blur. They have gone by berry quickly. The kind of weeks where I don't think I am that busy, but the week is over before I know it. Here are few phone pics from the last few weeks! (Livvy's hair is getting long! And Ansley had a dance performance.)

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Plum Verbena Blog!

Go check out the blog!! It is up and running. I am super excited about posting all my crafty projects over there!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Craft room overhaul.
Chalkboard love.
Entertaining Livvy with quick crowns and bracelets.
The perfect pincushion.