Sunday, June 12, 2011

Abbi's First Stake Dance

Abbi just turned fourteen! Here she is getting ready to go to her first dance. Be sure to check out how it went at

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Birthday Bash

The Big 14! We celebrated with two parites. Here friends from church came home to have lunch after our meetings. The day before we took Abbi and three school friends to Georgetown for nails, pizza and cupcakes. We are so blessed to have her that two parties were needed to celebrate.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our meaning on earth

Written and created by Abbi Karren

The only way to

have meaning this earth is to learn to

laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people

And the

Affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics


Endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty,

To find the best in others,

To leave The world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child,

growing a garden patch,

being kind to the earth,


a redeemed friendship;


To know even one life has breathed easier because YOU have lived.

Remember to Check out Abbi's Blog "Nail Polich and Running Shoes" All about Abbi and Emma!

Morning Commute

So here is my life. I have rolled out of bed to drive John, who works so hard, to the airport at 7am in my pjs. Two mutts on my lap and one in the backseat. And yes I did stop at 7-11 on the way home to get that gallon of milk we needed. I think my purple and pink striped pj pants really gave the cashier a lift. A man came in to say that my dogs were really missing me. I walked out out to see three doggie faces waiting anxiously for my return. It has happened. I have become the crazy dog lady. If only I had been driving the Bonneville the picture would have been complete.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Surprise

Our neighbor trimmed his tree and I thought the branches were pretty. Surprised us all when after I stuck them in water they bloomed with pink flowers.
We did it! Finally moved the laundry room upstairs. I am getting so much more laundry done. Pop in a load before bed, change it in the morning. I have wanted to do this for years and I love, love it. Here are after and before shots.

Poor little Eeker. Tripped on her bell bottoms (it was Hippie Day at school) and broke her wrist. To pass the time John helped her make gum.