Sunday, October 21, 2012

1, 2, 3 !!!!

Everywhere we go, Jackie grabs our hands and gleefully shouts "1....2....3!!" Then Aaron and I swing her high into the air. This is one of those small things that makes my heart smile.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Family Photo

Here is our latest family pic! I think I am so, so blessed to have such an adorable daughter. To our birthmom- we wouldn't be the family we are without you!

Sunday, June 17, 2012


What does a typical Saturday look like for our little family? Well, for starters we do all our house cleaning on Mondays so we can dedicate this day for fun family play time! Aaron, Jacs and I LOVE spending time together. And I love to plan fun family outings for us! So far this summer we have spent our Saturdays going to a bird festival, planetarium, hiking, swimming, going to a baby animal fair, the copper mine, Great Salt Lake, and strolled the streets of downtown Salt Lake. We have plans to spend a Saturday this month camping in Yellowstone which I think would be SO much fun. :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Family Traditions: Chinese New Year

It's no secret that we LOVE learning and celebrating other cultures. Aaron and I both strongly believe that this provides our family with a deeper understanding of the world around us. Plus we think it's fun :)
One of the cultural holidays we celebrate each year is Chinese New Year.

Here is a picture of Aaron and I sitting down to our Chinese feast. Homemade (from scratch!!!) orange chicken and ham fried rice. I am still on the look out for the perfect orange chicken recipe- I am getting close to perfection, but not quite there!  Jackie is wearing a Chinese dress we picked up in Toronto during a family vacation a few years ago. As you can see it BARELY fits, but she wanted to wear it so desperately that I couldn't say no! Jacs and I also made homemade fortune cookies. Well, I made the cookies and she scribbled some fortunes which she told me they all said to do whatever your child wants. She is a riot! And we did make some paper lanterns to hang above our kitchen table. A great feast for a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


To whoever reads this blog: first, thank you! I have been terrible about updating it! We are alive and doing well. Our family has been very busy- we moved into our dream house, Aaron got a new job, Jackie turned four, and I am still planning lots of fun lesson plans for Jacs and turning our new house into a home! I have plans to keep this blog up and posted.... I want you all to know more about us as a family and I think this blog is the perfect platform.