Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spa Day

61g-ykUFj0L._SL300_     I found this fun find yesterday at a local bookstore for $1.  Shaylee started reading it right away.   Shaylee has been fascinated with spas, massages pampering 082and all it entails for a while now so this book was right up her ally.  It has fun recipes and ideas for having  a Beauty Spa at home.  The wheels started turning and she planned a spa day for us girls for today. 

    Shaylee started out by giving us facials with a mask made of honey and banana.  It was a little chunky but actually felt pretty good in the end.  If you ask Courtney and Kelsi they will even tell you that it tasted pretty good too. 

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     While the banana and honey face mask did it’s magic we took turns with a foot soak in warm water, lemon juice, sea salt and marbles to massage our feet with.  Shaylee also scrubbed our feet and then massaged lotion on them.  099102   105   106

     After the foot soak we washed the mask off our faces and came back for a110 hand massage.  Shaylee did a great job.  She even had music playing and magazines for us to read if we wanted to.  I wouldn’t be surprised if some day she ends up working at a spa.


    We then returned the favor and gave Shaylee the spa treatment.  Courtney was quick to jump in and help out.  112113114     We even did a little makeup after wards.  I feel it was a fun successful spa morning.  Shaylee couldn’t stop smiling.

    While I was giving her a hand massage she started to get a little emotional.  I asked her what was wrong.  She said nothing except that it meant a lot to her that we did this with her today.  She is such a sweet girl and I am grateful that we could make her day by playing spa with her.    

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

100th day of School


Kindergarten has been so fun for Courtney this year.  It is awesome that they get to do fun things like dress up like an 100 year old on the hundredth day of school. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Love the View!


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One thing I love about where we live is the view.  Right out our front door we have a wonderful view of Mt. Graham.  Being in Arizona we also get some amazing sunsets.  Now if you combine the two it is just amazing! 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Feeding the Reindeer and Christmas Morning

     This year, in her Kindergarten class, Courtney got to make reindeer food to lay out in the grass.  It is made of oatmeal and glitter.  The glitter is to provide some sparkle so the reindeer can see the food better in the dark. She was so excited to put it in the grass on Christmas Eve before we went on a drive to look at Christmas lights. Those reindeer need something too.  They have to keep their energy levels up.   They have a lot of flying to do. 
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     Before feeding the reindeer and looking at lights we did have our traditional Mexican food dinner, open our pajamas, reading of Luke 2, and following the star to find baby Jesus in the manger under the tree. I love having Christmas traditions!
     The next morning all the girls were up bright and early.  They were excited to see what they got.  To their delight they got some comfy reading pillows, some books, games, movies, a few other miscellaneous toys and items and of coarse candy.  Courtney wouldn’t quite believe it was Christmas if she didn’t get candy in her stocking.
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    We really had a fun, wonderful and relaxing day.  It was great to be together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  I know at times it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday’s forgetting the real reason for the season.  I guess all we can do is try to have some memorable Christ centered traditions to keep the real meaning alive.     

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Time Again

     Yay! I found my Christmas photos.  I had thought for a moment that they were deleted from my computer and camera.  Luckily the were just misfiled.


     Once we put the tree up it really starts to feel like Christmas.  This year we got a new tree.  The old one was wearing out so we decided it was time to get something different.  It is still artificial but it is a pretty one. 

      I love the decorations we have for our tree.  They are simple and a lot of them are homemade ones that the kids have made over the years or random ones we have collected over the years.  It is definitely not a picture perfect tree that you would see in a magazine but it has character and a lot of memories. 

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     We love Christmas and we love putting up the tree!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Family Pictures

     After 4 years we finally got new family pictures.  I loved the old ones so I wasn’t in a hurry to get new ones. I didn’t want to feel like I had to take down the old ones and put up new ones.  I also have a hard time deciding what to have everyone wear.  I am so glad we did it.  I love the new ones just as much!  Rachel Belle Photography does such a great job!

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