Monday, July 2, 2012


My Ava tonight told me that she couldn't sleep.  
I asked if she wanted to say a prayer and ask Heavenly Father if he would help her and Bree go to sleep.  
She asked if I believed if she prayed to Jesus, would he help her, cause she didn't think he would. 
 I told her I did, that Heavenly Father helped me feel better when I asked.
She looked at Bree and said, "Well, if Mom says the prayer, we're toast."


Monday, April 30, 2012

high tea

I staged a lovely High Tea for my little ladies during a sunny spring day last week.  Here are the angelic  pretties that Kenni and I captured.  


Monday, February 13, 2012


this is pix #0213, for today.  Pretty sure it's Bath, England

Saturday, February 4, 2012

kennedy, shelby and me

shebs at I at the zombie run (borrowed this one from Alicia)

Kennedy's 11th Dance Party birthday

Kennedy and Kelso

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

testing? Is this thing on?

Here's a fun pix for the day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Robust and loving it!

I know I haven't posted in a while, alas, summer has hit with a smashing success.  The Vial family reunion has happened, lovely time. I took a million pictures, so if you want to see some, look on Paula's blog.  I will have to add more memory to my computer before I can add anymore pix.
I was looking at facebook on my sister in law Cara's, page and a friend of hers sent her a link to a KSL news story regarding mothers of twins being more robust and living longer.  Hah! That's just so flattering.  Here it is if you want to read the details.
My favorite line is this one

 "Most people's first thought would be, 'No that would take years away from your life(being a mother of twins),'" she said. "(But) if we can get through the first years of twins, we can get through anything."

Love it.  BTW, Cara is due with her twins anyday.  So excited.  Wanted to make them these onesies, but alas (love that word), hers are boy/girl and it just wouldn't work.  Though, don't be surprised if for Halloween or a Tuesday, you see mine sporting the shirts. 

peace out. h

Saturday, May 28, 2011

amy and michelle

Are beautiful friends Amy and Michelle Lichtenstein came to play today and I had to take some snaps of them for their awesome mom, Carmen.  Such awesome friends, thanks for playing with us.

Monday, May 23, 2011

excited for summer

My goal this summer is to 1- get a tan, harder than it sounds, and 2- have fun with my kids. 
Last summer was a nightmare of moving and remodeling and selling our home and Nic's company going *!@#*!

This summer I'm going to build me one of these and hang out in the yard.  Come join me.  

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I believe in pink
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. 
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. 
I believe that happy girls are the pretties girls. 
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles
-Audrey Hepburn

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spinach Orzo Salad

I've found a salad that is awesome and several people have asked me for the recipe, so here goes.  It's sort of made up, so I'm sure you can change it up however you like.  I'm tempted to add grilled chicken and call it a one dish dinner.


Makes enough to have as a side or bring to a potluck for 10ish.  Double/add more of what you like if you need more

2 cups Orzo pasta uncooked
1 pkg New Seasons Dressing (make up according to directions, I use EVOO and white wine vinegar)
1 pkg sun dried tomatoes (I prefer the dry/ it's cheaper and there's already oil in the dressing)
1/2 -1 cup crumbled feta (to taste.. I like lots)
1 pkg baby spinach (about 4 cups)

Make orzo to al dente, about 9 minutes boiling.  Rinse cold.  Make up dressing and combine with orzo.  Add chopped tomatoes and feta.  This can be made up ahead.  Toss in spinach before serving.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Kennedy's our champion athlete. She got an award for swimming this last year with the Hillsboro Heat Swimteam.  

Sierra had her dance rehearsal, and will have her recital on Tuesday, so more photos to come (or not, since this is me.)

Mickey entertaining Bree and Ava and Grandma Vial.

The Jungle Safari theme song and dance.  I love this dance group.  Each performance has a theme, this one being Disneyland, and then the theme is recycled every five years, so they can reuse the costumes and songs.  Love it!

This is Pirates of the Caribbean. Argghh!

This is Mulan and an actual Dragon dance. Awesome!

 The "Introducing Princess..." Dance.  Each girl was presented as a princess and then asked their dad/mom/grandma to dance.  One dad was crying, it wasn't Nic.  

The twins did the exact same numbers, just with a different class.  Just as adorable the second time. 

Here's the Aladdin dance.

And more pretty princesses...