Ok there may not be much rhyme or reason to the order of these pictures, but February is fading fast, and these gorgeous blossoms from way back then are now probably dusty summer leaves by now.
February started with these two darling parents coming to pick up their two darling girls who had spent a couple weeks with us (back HERE):
Meanwhile over on Oahu this girl of ours fell into a few modeling jobs.
This one is for "barefoot blonde" who she met in a some hotel hot tub over there and you can see more of her pics that I just found over HERE...man alive, I have to search those things out! This is all I got from Elle.
The photographer of that actual photoshoot, and others too, is so great...check her out over HERE.
Elle also had a little fun doing a bubble run...
...right as Lu was working her heart out at her own "super hero run" back here in the desert.
Grace drives us around with her permit...which means one of us parents sits in the back sometimes. Love this pic. of Dave back there with his girls.
We had a little family Superbowl party and it is one of my favorite memories from February (over HERE).
Claire is getting aware of teenager-hood and I think it's the best :)
I walked Bo Jangles to the bus to meet Lucy a few times...and she about jumped out of her skin to get to that girl of hers when she saw her :)
Meanwhile more hair extension shoots over in Hawaii...
We had a few girls join us in Mia Maids (the 14-15 year olds in Young Women at church), and this is what we do on their birthdays:
We were in charge one of the weeks so we did a whole bunch of games including 3-Deep (that I explained in a new years post back HERE).
My friend's daughter surprised her family with a mission call. Only the dad knew she was planning on going, and I was in charge of distracting the mom while they got things situated. Look at that joy in my friend's face:
More work packing and driving to help out at BrainFood.
...and we made these for our missionaries (cousins and Max's companion too), and Elle, along with a few other Valentine's things in packages I smooshed full as could be...
I won't ever forget that one. More about that back HERE.
We rolled up all our rugs at the advice from our dog trainer, and it was empty in here for a good long time (we just barely put them back for Conference last week).
Lucy has some cute friends who come over every so often to jump on the trampoline. Love these cute boys:
These girls helped me get busy busting out sugar cookies for Valentine's Day:
We delivered them to the people I visit teach...and a few others...and I loved that Lucy was so excited to hold this cute baby at one of the houses.
This is old but Elle got on the Billabong Instagram making all kinds of friends with the professional surfers during surf season over there.
Grace and Claire have started full-swing into tennis, and are here a LOT.
Elle's singing friend has a new single.
Our boy got more dots on his chart :)
Dave spent some time in China for work. Loved seeing this pic he send us of church...miss that place!
Lucy gets closer and closer to see her piano music but is doing tremendously well with piano.
Lots of joy coming home from school to this furry friend:
Grace and her crew:
I found some old mission pictures from my mission. This was the whole crew:
Lucy is working hard on gymnastics. Love this cute teacher of hers with all my heart.
We had a joyous reunion with Dave when he got back from China.
Our friend who designed our wall came to town.
More about the WALL back HERE. (I had a few people ask me for Brian's contact info., and although I don't think he'll do this much, I'll add it back on that post.)
Our glasses girls:
Claire had some good cousin time...and one of those cousins is pretty awesome at hair-dos so Grace decided she should do a photoshoot of them.
HERE, she does some beautiful stuff!
My high school friends came to town and we had the best mini reunion.
Meanwhile Dave got to do this:
And the girls sweet-talked us into a lunch date before she left.
Elle headed to Maui to visit my brother between trimesters over there (they ended the end of Feb. and began beginning of March)
We shared Bo with cousins.
Bo Love to finish out LOVE MONTH.