Friday, June 13, 2014

Dance Recital

The girls had their dance recital at the end of May.  These were taken at the dress rehearsal because photos weren't allowed in the final performance.  I discovered that it's really hard to take photos when there are two kids in the same performance!  I wanted to have the camera on both at the same time!

Full company- Baby Girl was quite pleased that she was front and center.  In fact, she was overheard telling a friend,  "Did you see how young I was out there?  And they put me in charge of everything!"  No lack of self esteem. Ahem.

Brother was not happy that he had to have
 his picture taken with the family.  Classic.

Monday, June 9, 2014


 Dance pictures at the studio.

I teach my kids piano and usually try to arrange opportunities for them to perform.  This year, my friend and our church pianist invited the children to join her studio recital.  All three played beautifully!

{My kids took the next two photos because Mr. YH was unavailable momentarily.}

We got caterpillars for kindergarten science.
This was release day of our painted lady butterflies.

AWANA awards: each of the kids finished their books as well as review and extra credit books.  That's a lot of memorization and we're so proud of them!  Someone was also quite tickled to have been selected as "Rookie of the Year" for games and nearly shoved siblings out of the way so I could "take a picture of just me and my trophy!"  Mr. YH and I are wondering if the cute factor played any part in that selection?!  

Coming up {sometime} soon...
the dance recital
Baby Girl's 6th Birthday.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

#TBT || Tales of a Fourth Grader


Ronald Regan was president.

The number one hit song was Physical 
by Olivia Newton John.
She could really rock a headband.

These KangaRoo tennis shoes
were sooooo cool!
You could store your milk money in the pocket.
Mine were blue and gray.

I was nine years old and a fourth grader.
And wore this awesome quilted vest...
more than likely with knickers on the bottom.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Kelly blogged about dopplegängers today and asked whether we had one or not.  When I was in my twenties, several ladies and a lot of my students said I looked like Audrey Hepburn.  I don't know- but flattering nonetheless!  What do you think?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Photo Dump

We took advantage of a war-games-free weekend and beautiful weather 
and hiked up Pinnacle Mountain a last month.  
This little guy is a mountain goat.

It was Mustache March.  I can proudly announce that
 Mr. YH won second place for "dirt lip" in the squadron competition.
He promptly shaved it off after the finals.

Her first mountain!

Random tidbit: when we were first married and living in Alaska, we hiked up Flat Top Mountain and there was enough snow left on top that spring that we were able to slide down from the peak on our bottoms for some ways!  It's one of our favorite hiking memories.

During spring break, the older two spent the night with some friends
 and so we had a date night with this cutie patootie.

He likes to climb anything!

April Fool's day treats: 
mashed potatoes and gravy cupcakes that sweet friends made and delivered.

Car wash.
All we needed was a unicorn.

Chalk art.

We went to see two sisters perform
 in their high school's production of Annie this morning.
One was Annie and the other Miss Hannigan.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I'm linking up with The Mom Creative today for Throwback Thursday Stories.  I thought I'd revisit a previously posted story that explains why we found ourselves in the company of  these movie stars.  The short of it is, while we were at the embassy in Ukraine, Mr. YH's job took us to Crimea and we met up with Ving at breakfast at the hotel.  He invited us out to the movie set at the old secret Soviet submarine base and we hung out with this crew for an hour or so. You can read the full post here.

L-R: Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible), Christian Slater (Young Guns; Interview With the Vampire),James Cromwell (Babe), Dominic Monaghan (Lost; Lord of the Rings)