i don't really feel like writing much, so i'll just overload with pictures. we had a fantastic time with grandma last week. alli was so great for the whole visit and her happiness has mostly carried over into this week. YAY! hopefully it lasts through a quick visit to calgary this weekend.
aunty brooke showing alli a thing or 2 about how to make pizza dough
alli had to bring a couple of bags everywhere we went and her scarf, and her mittens, and her money....
james says hi!
thanks granny we miss you already.
and of course happy birthday susie
sheesh, look at my photogenic sisters, then me...
one more thing. i just finished watching oprah's big give that i recorded on sunday. i feel like i just got off a roller coaster of emotion. i laughed, i cried, and i even did a little thinking. i missed the first episode but i will not be missing another! i know it's lame to rant about a tv show, but this is worth the rant. you must watch it! i feel as if i don't have a problem in the world compared. one of the "givers" said something to the effect of how addicting it is to give and how she can't believe she has wasted so much of her life thinking about herself. i'm all for you have to take care of yourself before you take care of anyone else, but i think i need to put myself in the position to help rather than waiting for people who need help to come knockin. because the ones who really need help aren't usually going around asking for it. so that's my thinking for today.