small talk: week 2

(click on the image to download week 2‘s pdf)

Happy Memorial Day. I hope you have time to make some small talk today.

Did you notice the new, orange button over there —–>

That is your quick access in the summer weeks ahead to all the small talk pdfs.

You’re welcome.


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basketball birthday party

We celebrated another birthday. Cooper’s three-year-old birthday request included basketball, really big cake, sprinkles, and gumballs. Ok. Here’s what I came up with.

Grammie, JoPa, my sister and her kiddos came in town to help us celebrate.

We spent the morning at the park swinging, playing tag, and shooting hoops. We had a picnic. The weather was  beautiful.

That [...]

making small talk

I’m good at some things. Making small talk is not one of those things.

Lucky for me, though, I’m married to the Master of Small Talk (aka Chris). He is so good at talking to people and making them feel comfortable. Example: During our recent T-ball days, he was the one who was instant friends with all [...]

teacher appreciation gifts

It’s the end of the school year for us. Thursday (tomorrow) is the last day of Preschool.

[Which means it's almost time for my oldest kiddo to go to Kindergarten! Ahhh!]

And we certainly do appreciate Max’s teachers, Mrs. Lauren and Mrs. Bethany. Max has loved every single minute of Preschool. [Cooper has loved every single minute Max [...]

fun weekend

We had so much fun at Sea World.

The rides. The animals. The water. The everything.

In fact, we were so busy having fun that this is the only photo we took the entire day (in the parking lot getting ready to go home). And since I’m not much for saying things, you can read what my sister [...]

the beach

We enjoyed our first beach day last weekend. It was Owen’s first trip down there and he was impressed. He loved the sand. He loved the seaweed. He loved the water.

The boys are already asking when we can go again.

(The photos were taken with Chris’ iPhone using the [...]

class: art fundamentals

Hey kids. It’s time for art! I decided to teach a four day art class this summer for kids.

This class is designed for kids who have expressed an interest in art and art history. They should be able to sit still and focus on painting/drawing

Interested young artists will join me in my [...]


Happy Mother’s Day.

(My family in the 1980′s. I’m in the yellow coat.)

I love my mom (Hi, MoM). Thanks for taking us camping in southern Utah a lot when we were kids. I liked it. And I liked the dutch oven cooking. But most of all, I like you.


I learned a few things about myself [...]

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