Tuesday, January 15, 2013


we are halfway through january (whattt?) and i've posted once. i think this blog is suffering from extreme neglect. ahhh well.

we've been surviving this negative degree weather, just barely. the past two days i've bundled up the kids and we've walked up the block (and back). by the time we get home our noses are frozen and it's mutually agreed upon that we won't be venturing out anymore during the day. i think we're all getting cabin fever.

speaking of fevers, we've been getting sick alot lately and we are 99% positive that we've got mold growing in every corner of our main bathroom (disgusting, i know!) yesterday i spent a good chunk of the day calling contractors to get bids on our bathroom. it's not exactly what we had in mind (we love to DIY) but we're danny is still slowly plugging along on the basement (i'm not much help) and the idea of adding yet another remodel to the list is pretty daunting. so that's exciting right?!? most people say they could get the job done in a WEEK!! (forgot what our scary bathroom looks like? let me refresh your memory...)

i had a little side job during the month of december doing freelance work for a new website that was just launched called familyshare.com. i earned a nice little paycheck for the articles that i wrote (you can check them out here, if you'd like) so i've been dreaming about updating the living room. i finally ordered some pillow fabric...and i think i'm in love ;) i've been dying to get some pops of color in this house of ours and this may do the trick! (asking for directions pillow // urban lamp (it's on sale!) // pink fabric from spoonflower) sooo, do you like??

danny and i both spoke in church on sunday...it went very well (better than expected!) but i'm very happy to have that behind me :) i spoke on pres. uchtdorf's talk from last conference and i'm trying really hard to apply it in my life. some moments are definitely better than others :)

and lastly, if you don't have instagram (this is for the grandparents :) here are the latest:

//max changed avery's diaper! we helped very little...it was awesome!//

//craft time with ave & buzz lightyear//
(thank you grandma debbie & grandpa frank!)

//bundled up...for outside & in!//

//so big!! (both ave & our icicles!)//


//date night at lisa's//

//our picky little eater//

//monkeys jumping on the bed//

//this girlie loves her daddy!//

//homemade vegan "twix" bars...delish//
recipe found here for those who asked :)

//getting ready to be a big girl!!!//

//little diva//

last but not least, max has now officially graduated from nursery!!!! he loves primary. on the first sunday of the year, max & danny dressed alike. they were so handsome! love my boys. max was a little un-cooperative for the picture though :)

happy january friends!


  1. Awesome job with the article!! You're amazing! Little Av is such a doll. Max changing her diaper is a brilliant idea!!!! Hey, Brinley.....

  2. That's so cool about the articles. And I am adding those twix bars to my list. Clay and I need to come down and check out your always changing house! Let's talk about it Friday . . .

  3. I'm impressed with all you do!! Those were great articles, I'm going to use some of your ideas :) And your kids are amazing, I love that max changed Avery's diaper! Lucy has never even asked to do that!

  4. I forgot to comment before, but I love your articles too. What a great way to make some money while at home!

    I think it sounds like a great idea to get together next week. Should we come here? Meet somewhere in Provo? I am up for whatever. Also, I am a little jealous of your kids being gone all week (ha!), I bet you guys are getting tons done on your house. One of these days we will have to come down and see all of your work!