Thursday, January 17, 2013


Apparently blogging/ journal writing is not a top goal for me in 2013 ;) Over Christmas, my family all got really sick and Jameson was teething up a storm. However we still made the drive from Santa Barbara to Utah to spend Christmas with my family and then drove over to Truckee to see Billy's family after that. We made it home on new years eve and were all in bed by 10pm. Happy New Year. We both decided that we are staying put next year for the holidays. I had a good time in Utah despite not feeling the best and the rest of my family down for the count. I loved spending time at my parents house with all my sisters, parents and in laws. It was awesome to watch the cousins all run around together and have tons of fun. William was SO excited to play with Grant! It was nice to take a new family picture and awesome to take some new sister pictures. I wish we could have gotten a picture of all the cousins together... one day i guess. I got a short Christmas run in, the snow froze my feet and the air was very cold but it was refreshing to be outside. I started some art on canvas with my sisters one night. I don't know how long it will take me to finish mine- probably a while. Not sure why I chose to do something so challenging, but it should be cool if I ever finish it :)
I got a fancy camera for Christmas. I haven't used it much so far, but I did take a few pictures of the boys the other day out on the playground. They were being really cute. I am looking forward to learning all about what this camera can do!
Billy and I made it to the temple last weekend. Camie said she would hang out with the boys while we went! Now that she lives in Redondo Beach, only 15 miles from the temple, we can do a two for one deal :) Go to the temple and visit friends! Billy and I are still new to it all. We got there thinking the sessions were on the hour only to have just missed the start of one on the half hour. Whoops. Then of course the next session happened to be the American sign language session :) It was pretty neat though. After we made it back to Redondo and the kids, who had a blast and were great for Camie & Ryan, Camie and I went out for an evening run. Ahh how I miss running with Camie. We ran up & down hills, to the beach and on the sand and back home again for 8 miles. I was able to keep up with her, even on the hills coming back, and felt great. I guess after sitting in the car and then in the temple my body was ready to move :)
Now I am starting to get into move mode. Looking around the house at what I can get rid of and what I might be able to box up. It's so overwhelming. I am not doing to much right now because I am hosting all the ladies over in a week for Bunco. No need to box up the house before a party. I will get down to business once Bunco is over.
I want to sew another messanger bag. I made one for my sister for Christmas and loved the way it turned out. I want to make one for me and maybe make one for the door prize for Bunco night.
I think that about catches me up to current life.


  1. I am amazed at how busy you stay with 3 young children. I admire you. I do love my messenger bag you made me and I'm glad you came for Christmas. It was so much fun. Also... I wish I loved running like you do. I'm going to try to love it this year. ha ha

  2. You are amazing Lori ... And I don't blame you at all for wanting to stay home next year for Christmas. When you have a family, that is where you should be. Maybe dad and I can start traveling to our kids houses for Christmas. I remember my mom and dad started doing that after a while.

  3. You ARE busy! A sign language session....that would have been cool to see. Hopefully there was sound for you guys too. :)

  4. I need to do a catch up post too. And I also need to go to the temple. I've only been to one sign language session, and it was mixed. Man, you are so busy!