In March our family was asked to speak in sacrament meeting. Alex was in California visiting her dad so she got lucky. The night before we delivered our talks, Seth and Rachel were putting on the finishing touches and I couldn't resist capturing this Kodak moment!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Alex and Rachel have a very funny side to them. Often one of them will say or do something that will makes us laugh. I was in the office the other day when I heard Rachel running down the stairs, saying in a high pitch voice, “Jeremy’s home!” She ran into the office wearing his suit and tie. How cute is she!
This year for our Valentines dinner I made a tostada pizza with some heart shaped individual pizza’s on the side, not too exciting. The real treat was Seth who made a Red Velvet cake using the original Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake recipe from the 1920’s. He did an amazing job and it was so good even with beets, yes beets that’s where the color red comes from. The cake was so moist and I loved the frosting it was made with cream, cream cheese and mascarpone.
This time last year I was blogging about Rachel’s DARE graduation I can’t believe how fast a year has gone by. I wish I could slow down the clock!
The best part about DARE graduation was watching Alex prepare for this day. About a week before graduation she went to the mall with some friends (and a parent chaperone) to buy a dress with her own money. She sent me a text from the mall to tell me she found a dress but it was strapless and wanted to know if she wore a jacket over it could she buy it. I gave her the ok! I’m happy that so far when it comes to modesty she has no problems with it. I really hope she takes this attitude into her teen years.
The BIG day came and she even wanted me to curl her hair and put a flower clip in her hair. These kinds of requests are so not my daughter I was happy to comply. Doesn't she look so grown up? Can you tell that these girls went shopping together?