A couple of inspiring tributes to Pres. Hinckley:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjrDs_DaocA Glenn Beck's comments
Thursday, January 31, 2008
A couple of inspiring tributes to Pres. Hinckley:
Posted by Kirkland's at 9:26 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Last weekend we drove down to Las Vegas for Chris' cousins baby blessing. His whole family went down, Monty put us all up in the Marriott and we had so much fruin being together with everyone and staying up late playing games. Ryan and Brittney had planned the entire weekend with fun stuff. Breakfast Sat morning at their house and then off to the Springs Museum (like Thanksgiving Point, but Vegas style) where we let the kids play and then ate lunch. After the museum, Julia took all us girls to the mall and let us shop, on her dime AGAIN!! That night Ryan and Brittney planned a big dinner party, Chinese themed, at their house. They really did such a great job in hosting the weeekend for everyone. I didn't get a picture of baby Aspen or them - but she looked like an angel at her blessing.
For some reason Alex sort of favors her grandpas over her grandmas - this is her just going up to Monty to sit on his lap at lunch. If any of you know Alex, she's not that kind of kid so I had to get a picture of it.
And of course, we had to get another picture of the passionate kisser! So precious!!
Posted by Kirkland's at 7:26 PM
Alex and us at the Springs Museum.
Alex and cousin Abby on the train.
Alex waiting for cousin Cyrus to get down so she could chase him or attack him. I nicknamed her the "new Maggie". Ryan and Brittney have a pug dog that is so hyper, she jumps up on everything and everyone - she bugs the kids. Alex was sort of like that with her boy cousins - she didn't know when to leave them alone or to not push them or bonk them on the head (ie. sacrament meeting). I don't know why she gravitates to boys, I hope she grows out of it!
Posted by Kirkland's at 6:38 PM
Monday, January 28, 2008
When I heard the news last night of Pres. Hinckley passing away - of course I felt a little bit of shock, he seemed invincible. But then Chris and I started talking about the wonderful reunion he had on the other side. First with his sweet wife, Marjorie, and then with all the people he knew, his parents his siblings and other family members and friends and other church leaders he served with. Also, with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and all the great prophets of old and in the latter days. Then, think of ALL the people that knew and loved him that he didn't know personally. Wow, what a welcome! I loved him so much, his personality and charm were so endearing - he's one of a kind and will sadly be missed! Click on the link below to view some highlights of his serevice.
Posted by Kirkland's at 8:43 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2008
We have a mad passionate kisser on our hands! Last night while I getting Alex ready for bed, she says "kiss" and grabs my face and open mouth kisses me for quite a while and giggles. This morning, she did the same thing to daddy. I told Chris we watched 'Something's Gotta Give' and perhaps she saw too much of the kissing scene. He said when she starts cutting your shirt off, No More T.V!!
Yesterday morning while making breakfast, I looked over and saw this!! Chris plays X Box at night while she is sleeping - how do they know?? Notice the cell phone in her hand, she is obsessed with our phones. Basically anything Chris and I do, she wants to also do or play with. Do they all grow up SO fast? How much is too much t.v? She loves Little Einsteins and Baby Einstein - just out grew the Wiggles over the last 2 weeks, kinda glad about that. We do read alot of books and she plays with her pink kitchen, but there are times I need a break and want her to zone out in front of the t.v. Is that bad? Does anyone else do the same thing? Do I need some t.v intervention??
Posted by Kirkland's at 10:20 AM
Monday, January 21, 2008
I often tease Chris about being the #1 Cougar fan around. I grew-up Blue and love BYU and in fact Chris and I were the BYU Alumni chapter chairs for the last 3 years and still serve on the Wasatch Front committee for Alums. Anyway, my dad bought this coat probably 20 years ago and when Chris and I were dating my mom was cleaning out closets and ALMOST donated this beauty to the D.I. Well Chris wouldn't have it and asked if he could be the keeper of it instead. This was him out shoveling snow today - in all his glory - with the coat that yells "I'm proud to be a Zoobie!"
Posted by Kirkland's at 4:42 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2008
My sweet mother-in-law Julia took me, Alex and my SIL Robyn and her litttle girl Samara to Nordstrom today. She had bought us the new knitted UGG's but said we could return them for something else. If it was November, I'd have kept them, but with spring around the corner I figured I'd get some spring/summer shoes. I got the cuties pictured above and also a wedge sandal that they are shipping to my house. So excited! Then we went upstairs and bought the girls stuff too - Alex got the cutest Easter dress and another outfit. Needless to say, we spent WAY more than what the UGG's cost. She then took us to lunch at the Cafe and then to get some chocolate covered strawberries. It was one of the BEST days I've had in a while. Chris has been out of town for 2 weeks and will get back tomorrow, so I needed someone to take his place and pamper me. Julia is such a generous and kind person. She kept thanking us for spending the day with her - um, yeah anytime! I'm the one that had a fabulous time, so thank you Jules, I love you!!
Posted by Kirkland's at 7:27 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Today I was driving home from my friend Karen's house and I hear this lamenting from the back seat (all you mom's know what I am talking about). It's the kind of whining that gets a little irritating after a while. Well, I turned around and saw this! Is it time to take a "good" thing away? She is 20 months old, I am having a baby in 10 weeks and I feel I need to atleast ween her off of her nightly bottle, the binky and get her into a bed and out of the crib. Any suggestions with timing? Any tips that made it easier for you to do the dirty deeds? Am I a whimp? I've gotten so used to these things that soothe my baby - I know I need to make the break. Help!
Posted by Kirkland's at 5:20 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Monday, January 7, 2008
I 've been wanting to jazz up our blog for a while now and my cousins wife Kari has a very cute and creative blog. She told me at Christmas that is was easy and sort of instructed me how to do it. Well, the other night I spent about 2 hours looking for the html code and then just websites where you can get free cute backgrounds, but to no avail. Does anyone have easy tips for the technically challenged? As you can see, my blog NEEDs your help!
Posted by Kirkland's at 8:54 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Alex with her Kirkland girl cousins, all dressed up in their pretty dresses. What a cheeser!
My cousin Elder (Zach) Thomas serving in my in-laws stake.
Alex took over Olivia's High School Musical microphone and started rocking out, it was hilarious and so precious - where did she learn that?
Daddy and Alex on Christmas morning.
Posted by Kirkland's at 2:24 PM