Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Little Laughs

In the car the other day Lily told us, "Amara is magic because sometimes she touches toys and they disappear!" I concur.

Amara's favorite word is NO! She loves to use that word to assert her control.
Steve: "Do you want a piece of cake?"
Amara: "NO! ...Okay, yeah."

Thursday, July 9, 2009


The days leading up to the 4th of July, our famly traveled to the land of Dinosaurs for a Christensen family campout (Steve's family). That's Vernal, Utah, for those wondering. We had a lot of fun visiting, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and camping. I didn't think to take pictures as much as I should have, but I did remember to bring our camera on our hike at Dinosaur National Monument. So, here's some photos from the hike.

Cool rock formation above.

Lily and her cousins played with some toy dinosaurs while the park ranger gave us interesting information about the fossils and formations that we were hiking amongst. Below is a picture I took of a dino bone embedded in the mountainside. I think the ranger said that it was an arm bone of a very large teenage dinosaur.

It's fun being around cousins.

How young is too young?

Well, my mom didn't allow me to start wearing makeup until 9th grade. I was mostly okay with that. Then, when the time came that I could wear makeup, my mom had a MaryKay lady come over and teach me how to wear makeup. Well, Lily and I needed something to do one day, but we couldn't leave the house because Amara was napping, so we did virtual makeovers on the MaryKay website. I let her pick all her makeup and her hair. Here's her stunning before and after. Unfortunately, I can't find my before and after photos.