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Merry Christmas!

10:44:00 AM

Christmas Berries
Dec 18, 2011

I'm anticipating tomorrow. Now that Jack gets it, I'm giddy like a child again! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

I'm so grateful for my Savior and for his wonderful life and sacrifice for me. What joy I feel when I think what his life and sacrifice bring to me. View the story of his birth here.

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beautiful things frosted morning

11:02:00 AM

Last Sunday we woke up to a frosted world. It was so beautiful. We had to hurry to church, but luckily it was cold enough that the frost stayed into the afternoon.

Frosted Pine
Dec 18, 2011

Frosted Bush
Dec 18, 2011 

 Frosted Leaf
Dec 18, 2011 

I've realized that putting a picture into black and white seems to bring out the flaws in the photo (I wish the whole leaf was in focus). I'm learning.
Now for some incredibly awesome news: we are closing on a house tomorrow!!!!! Yes, I finally said it. I didn't think I ever would.

One other thing I would like to take note of. The best thing that happened to me today so far is that Rosie has been grabbing my hand and pushing her little face into it. Sounds weird/funny and I would note this, but I realized how small her little face is, and thought I wanted to remember her little slobbery self because I know I'm going to miss it. She's at the cutest stage right now.

I guess I might as well include a picture of her. She's eating blackberries.


we grew up in the 40's

10:09:00 PM

My sister Kat had the most awesome idea that I wish I would have come up with. (That happens a lot). She made a wall of her favorite movie stars from our family's favorite eras. The glamor-girls and the heart-throbs. :) Seriously awesome.

From top to bottom, left to right (I could do it in order of awesomeness too, but I'll just mark it with an astrix.):
1.Fred Astaire  2. Myra Loy*  3. Joel McCrae  4. Ingrid Bergman  5. Clark Gable  6. Carol Lombard
7. Ginger Rogers*  8. William Powell*  9. Irene Dunne  10. Rock Hudson  11. Claudette Colbert  12. Howard Keel (Seven Brides)
13. Spencer Tracy  14. Grace Kelly  15. Cary Grant*  16. Audrey Hepburn  17. Gary Cooper* 18. Joan Fontaine
19. Lucille Ball  20. Bing Crosby  21. Jean Arthur  22. Jimmy Stewart  23. Judy Garland  24. Dennis Morgan

A little history:

If you know me and my family, you would know I went into shock and learning mode when I went to college. I was suddenly introduced to common TV shows, music and movies from what has been in everyone else's childhood. My sisters and I grew up watching movies from the 30's, 40's and 50's almost exclusively. We listened to music from the 30's, 40's and 50's almost exclusively as well. I had never heard of PeeWee Herman, Orlando Bloom, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Eat World (most common pop-culture icons).

My younger siblings have not been so sheltered from modern culture. They, as well as I, know who Justin Beiber is. However, the movies and music of those times are still prevalent. I mean, my younger brothers found complete entertainment in watching the Eddie Cantour (see here) series last summer (they are 9 and 12).

I could go on and on, but I'm afraid it will bore you.

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