I've already written a bunch about January, and I have two more big things to write about (a wedding and a lot of pretty exciting temple stuff), but here are some of the other things I want to remember about January.
We loved having cousins in town. I think I mentioned it before, but when my sister in law Julie is in town she brings a party with her. We had many a late night filled with cousins (and football), and cookies...
...a beautiful hike (back HERE), a trip to "Last Chance,"
...just to name a few.
Elle and her friend at tennis...just happened to get a pic on one of my carpool days.
Grace, after losing two bikes, had to replace Claire's. It was a sad/happy day with lessons learned and still money owed, but I must admit it was kind of fun to figure out how to put together with each other.
We have a new temple here. The open house is right now. Dave and I are "Tour Followers" because anyone can go in right now before it is dedicated on March 2nd. (Please come if you're local!) It is so beautiful and we spent a lot of January there, for training as well as for a big "Temple Walk" I was on the committee for.
Lucy requested Claire's "signature" hairdo one day.
My great brother Josh had a birthday.
happy birthday josh!
Lucy has been practicing her flashcards.
I talked about Claire's birthday back HERE, but here was the cousin celebration I forgot to put in:
(Gotta love impromptu birthday candles (votives) when you're out of the regular ones...)
As we went through pictures of her as a baby and little (er) girl, we decided to compare how Dave looked when he was close to her age:
I'll end with a few pics of the best toilet-papering job I've seen in a while:
On to "Love Day" coming up so soon!