Skip to main content

Jumping Jack


It was a whopping 63 degrees yesterday!  In March, in Utah, we call that summertime.  While the boys were at school, Jack and I enjoyed the sunshine!  It was a happy day!

Today was, and still is, windy and cold with some rain.  Sad kids ... sad mom.  Instead of enjoying the sunshine, Jack and I enjoyed some good sales at the Gap.  And an escalator ride in Nordstrom.  C'est la vie.

Comments

Neva said…
Happy you got some sun, I would be happy to send you some of my warm weather if I could. Loved the pics and Jack holding on to his pants, he's so funny. Love you all Kiss the boys for
brooke said…
Jack Jack is so adorable. He is lucky he has that cute face to make up for the potty training!

I love the sun too. I felt like it was a gift for my b-day. I was so depressed today with the snow.

I'm heading to the Gap tomorrow! Can't wait.
Jenn N. said…
Mandee, I love these pics of Jack. I love your family photo too on your blog. I'm still counting on lunch during spring break. I need some Mandee time.
Likely said…
Isn't it funny that in bakersfield they call that winter? ha ha.

IS he holding his pants up? soo funny!
grandma jojo said…
Jack Jack i miss your happy face. Here's to more sunny weather - but still cool enough to be able to go outside, that is.
Deby said…
Those are some darn cute pictures. :)

Popular posts from this blog

Snowball Cookies

[image]
It snowed this week. And though we don't have many family traditions, one that we started when we became a family was to make Snowball Cookies on the first snowy day of the season. And since we like cookies so much, we usually make them on other random, snowy days, too. They help ease my pain and anxiety over winter. You know-- carbs. 
There is nothing better than Snowball Cookies and hot chocolate on a snowy day.
Snowball Cookies 1 c. butter 1/2 c. confectioners sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. sifted flour 1 c. chocolate chips 1 c. chopped pecans (an option I don't use) Additional confectioners sugar (for rolling)
Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add remaining ingredients, mix. Use a teaspoonful (I use a small ice cream scoop) of dough and roll into small ball. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and roll in confectioners sugar. (I roll them twice.)

Coming & Going

(November 2012)
In November of 2012, Parker came home from serving a mission in Florida.  I can't even begin to describe the complete JOY (there is no other word for it) a parent (yes, even a "step-parent") feels when their child, or man child as was Parker's case, comes home after being away for 2 whole years.  And Parker's mission was the absolute longest mission ever.  He was gone FOR.EV.ER. 

Maddy's friend,Jedidiah Thunell, was there to capture Parker's arrival at the airport, and then made this awesome video to help us remember that day.  Incredible talent- that boy will have an Academy Award someday. 

Elder Parker Grant from Grantma and Grantpa on Vimeo.
This past August, Maddy left to serve a mission in Denmark.  We knew from our experience with Parker that the curbside drop off is rushed and hurried, and I thought we were prepared this time around- experienced, seasoned missionary parents.  We pulled up to the curb, and saw one of her friends f…

I HATE Walmart

And I am never shopping there again.

Aaron and I joke every time we are in that store that it smells like a fart. But it's really not very funny, because it does smell like someone tooted. In every Walmart I've been in, I've smelled someone's stink. It makes me want to puke. But I go back because it's cheap- I am always able to get all of my groceries and then some for around $100. And I can also grab some fabric, tires, and plants for my yard while I'm grocery shopping.

Saturday night, Maddy and I made a late night dash to Walmart. I needed groceries, and she needed some material to make a pillow in one of her classes at school. The first thing I went to put in my shopping cart was french bread. No french bread. None. Anywhere. I didn't even necessarily need the fresh stuff. I would've taken the stuff in the plastic bag with the twist tie, but they didn't even have that. Second on my list- tator tots. (I've heard from a million people that a ce…