Tuesday, March 11, 2008

grandma's visit

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.

10 comments:

melissa said...

I love your family! Can I just say that? I've always been jealous of you and your sisters and how cute you all are (clearly not referring to the younger Barbie days when we wouldn't let anyone else play). But seriously, you are all so cute and it looks like you had tons of fun with your madre (who I also love). It's hard to believe that Alli and James can possibly get cuter with every post, but they've done it again. I miss you guys!!

Amy said...

Such cute picture. I love Alli all dressed ready to go, purses and all, but I LOVE LOVE the picture of James and grandma, that face....OMG!

Jacklyn said...

ahhhh cute! i'm so homesick right now I can't wait to see you and your cute kiddies!!

JA Crew said...

how fun! some of the pics aren't working right now, so i'll have to check again later, but it sounds like it's been a great week. oh and what unit are you usually on? 4D2 by any chance?

Jess said...

Love the cute pics! You are so lucky that your Mom can come so often. That is awesome!

Josh & Mindi Allen said...

Such a cute blog. I'm so jealous you get WEM ALL YEAR ROUND! I'm trying to convince Josh we need to come up there!

Jaime said...

That is so cute that Alli had to carry her purses everywhere!

Oler Family said...

Cute pictures Lindsay! I love that Alli has to carry her purse and money! I also LOVE Oprah's Big Give. It's my new favorite show! I cry every time I watch it and I always finish watching it thinking what can I do to help someone else? Such a great show!

Tisha said...

I love blogs that are loaded with pics! Its so great to see all the cuteness in your life!

Melissa said...

Alli looks so much like you...extremely cute! I love when grandma comes to visit, how fun.