In February our neighborhood went from this:
Here are a few things that happened in between according to my cell phone (and Grace and Elle's and a little bit of real camera too):
Not sure what this is from but I sure love these girls!
For FHE one night we took all Dave's coins he's saved up over the years to the coin counter at the grocery store.
We had a little banana bread making party...
Elle has decided that being a senior means she should go snowboarding as much as possible.
Claire and her cousin started ballet classes:
The sixth grade held a "night at the museum" to showcase all the cool things they've been working on lately.
They have some pretty exceptional teachers that have helped them on some pretty big projects.
And I can hardly stop myself from trying to capture the beauty of all the buds starting to pop out.
Dave and I went to watch his dad present the devotional at BYU-Idaho:
We enjoyed lots of desert sunset nights:
And this desert night was spent going to the temple with these cute girls:
I think I mentioned it before but Grace tried out for the tennis team along with Elle this year.
I've been reminiscing a lot about college as we've been trying to get Elle ready to go. Looking through scrapbooks I found these pictures of my Boston University days. Here's my dorm:
More tennis try-out stuff:
Why do I love it so much when I see Lucy working her little tail off on Saturdays so she can hang with her friends?
Cute little friend-trip to Chick-fil-A:
I love having elementary-aged kids who get so dang excited about Valentine's Day. Here they are prepping their little valentines:
Claire and I made her "valentine" blanket:
...and we had a great Valentine's Day (back HERE).
Elle went to California with some friends one weekend.
This girl is sure living up her senior year.
We finally got our barn doors painted and situated. I love the chalk board one. Especially since I can write notes like this that totally motivate my kids:
I took this picture for my friend who wanted me to pick her up a salad at Trader Joes, so normally I wouldn't include this in a "little things" post, but I am because I just have to share that this salad is SO good!
We had a little scavenger hunt at the mall for a church youth activity. We had to find four leaders who were dressed up funny. Here's one of them in the middle:
Lucy and I were both sick as could be one day. Mine was my allergies turned viral infection and hers was some mystery fever. So we played a lot of this:
Hallelujah for such kind friends who bring you dinner:
Grace got to do the "color run" with some friends for one of their birthdays. Here she is heading out:
One night just on the spur of the moment Dave had the idea we should go see Kung Fu Panda 3 for Family Home Evening. And it actually worked. That doesn't happen often.
Grace and I went on a lunch date that we remembered to take a picture of:
Wow. That's a lot of tennis.
We had "New Beginnings" at church where all the 12-year-olds are welcomed in:
I did Art Masterpiece all about Jackson Pollock. We used paint and marbles to create our own masterpieces.
Elle got her senior pictures taken. Neither of us like shopping one bit but we did it anyway to try to find some stuff for her tall body to wear.
HERE...I am forever grateful to her for capturing our family AND Elle so well.
I need to do a post with some of Elle's photo shoots lately. I adore them. For now, here's a picture one client sent of how they arranged the pictures she took in their house:
Grace is also really getting into photography. Here are some of her practice shots with Claire:
Claire is trying her hand at art too. To wrap up February, here's how she depicts our family right here, right now:
And that's a wrap for some of the little things that made their way to get documented in February.