Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Starkey 45th Anniversary Par-tay!

let's see, we watched a magic show, thouglanced at the rock climbing wall, toured many blow-up slides and bouncers, got some glitter tattoos, made splatter art frisbees, ate a lovely bbq lunch, spun around in a strawberry, ate cotton candy, snow cones & popcorn.  it was a good day.  oh and the best part?  the bungy trampoline.  the first kid on was jeff.  and it was only because i was in a skirt.  next anniversary, and i'm up there.  flying high.  with the wind in my hair, doing some awesome flips. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

eva & sophie

eva loves to hold sophia. 

eva loves to eat oreos.

sophia loves to sit on your lap.

sophia loves to smile.

marla loves them both.

“It is not a slight thing
when those
so fresh from God
love us.” ~ Dickens

Thursday, July 26, 2012

3x5 Folded Card

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i made this card today on shutterfly because of a free offer.  go get yours! 
also, i wish i could change the font to read 'suprise!'
i know that's not correct spelling, but it makes it more funny that way. 

general conference, how i love thee!

Monday, July 23, 2012


CHICAGO 2012:  Boo-Yah!
a whirlwind of adventure was had by all.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a little bit of everything

eva's favorite thing to do -- go over the 'bumpies' in the road
where the trees make the pavement ripple.
usually she goes on her bike - but for some
reason she started to run over them.
these bumpies are serious business.
i love this picture so much!  it's so sweet.
jake has such a tender heart.
bumpies. not to be confused with bumpits...

i adore the personalities in this picture.
"the muppets miss you! come back and play their hit songs"
this popped up (with a sound i've never heard before) on my ipod
it made me super happy, and a bit freaked out.
disconnecting isn't always easy.
enough said.

Monday, July 16, 2012

dream big!

i had some big (read BIG) childhood dreams. 
housecleaner, secretary, and being forever 21. :)
also, it looks like i need to start looking for a sports car.

Friday, July 13, 2012


1 mile to little house ...
more like 128 miles from good ol shako

but it will be so worth it, right Laura?
yes, because everyone needs a childhood dream to come true.
i agree.  now lets go have
a talk in the barn about morals and being good citizens
while milking Bessy.
ahem..., did i give you permission to come here?


you are welcome to come.
carrie - where are you? you are supposed to fall down the hill for the zillioneth time.
seriously, what's up with the hair. 
did percy get perms?
the whole fam.  oh albert!! i missed you.
and blind husband guy who cried when he couldn't cross the river.

it's wonderful how childhood lives on,
but let's learn to let it go when it's time. 
avoid plastic surgery. or you will look like this:
not pretty melissa, not pretty.

also, ps, this book was poorly written, but
somewhat entertaining to flip through.
people were super mean to her in public
because they thought she was mean in real life. 
2012 - The Wilder Pageant
Walnut Grove, MINNESOTA :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

benny boy

Oh, Bennie-boo-boo, boo-boo-boo. (name that movie)
GAP modeling. Freelancing style.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

my country tis of thee

Did you know that Rochester, MN is awesome? 
I've always loved it.  I discovered something
new this time - and it was amazing!
The Memorial Wallwas created to honor Veterans
from Southeast Minnesota who died serving our country
and dedicated to all who serve to help keep us free.

Monday, July 9, 2012

who has all the answers to life?


Grover: Remember this, kids, it is very important.
Even if your mommy makes you a super hero costume,
do not attempt to do any of these things,
especially flying. Because you cannot do it.
You do not have super powers.
Because there is only one Super Grover.
And that is me.

Friday, July 6, 2012

training them well

*(no coke cans were harmed in the taking of this picture.)

in other news,
i saved my coke points to order this:
...but it was sold out & i was sad. 
however, like duh, who wouldn't
want a diet coke can purse!?!