Thursday, April 14, 2011

i heart ... smeeks

i love smeeks.
i mean, i love smeeks!
it is the happiest place on earth
(or in phx anyway).
i wish i could live there.
i wish i could marry it.
then my name would be paula smeeks, which isn't far off actually!

"a sweet little shop for sweet little folks"

my favorite thing at smeeks is the gnome cottage.

smeeks has fun pop that we always pick up on our way out the door.

one day brennan discovered leninade.

it's our new favorite pop -
and hilarious!
it has all these funny slogans printed all over it
(well, funny if you're a capitalist such as myself):

* a taste worth standing in line for!
* get hammered and sickled!
* join the party!
* drink comrade! drink! it's this or the gulag!
* misha, chill down this bottle and chill out!
* a party in every bottle!
* our 5-year plan: drink a bottle a day for 5 years and become a hero of the socialist flavor!
* beware the repressed communist party animal who is really a proletarian in denial masquerading as a bourgeois cold war monger!

(what in the....?) 

p.s.  -  let it be known to one and all, that sierra and i discovered smeeks together.
(that was for you, sierra!)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

i heart's best picture of january 2010

clayton and eli


i heart's best pictures of february 2010

paulina and natalia

hmmm... now where did i put that thesaurus?


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

i heart's best pictures of march 2010


                                                                   ava, thomas and clayton

                                                           ammon, kaitlyn, brennan and thomas

clayton at sunset



Monday, April 4, 2011

i heart's best pictures of april 2010

clayton, samuel and noah


paulina and thomas

samuel and natalie reading.
it makes me so happy!

brennan, sierra and shelby at tia rosa's


Friday, March 25, 2011

i heart's best pictures of may 2010


thomas at the gila valley temple

lucy's kitten, ju ju bee


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

i heart's best pictures of june 2010

kaitlyn tryin' on the goods at sephora.

thomas at his favorite store, barnes & noble.

paulina adoring her baby sister olivia.
olivia's like, "oh my!  i really am so cute!"


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

i heart's best pictures of july 2010

thomas at woods canyon lake

 it's become a tradition to explore a cave near my parents' cabin
and emerge in war paint.
sierra and her friend

the second part of this tradition is
to go to dairy queen in said war paint.
kaitlyn and summer


this is what happens when you suck on a ring pop.
ammon, sierra, kaitlyn, thomas, natalia and paulina


Thursday, February 24, 2011

i heart's (oops!) best pictures of august 2010 that i forgot to post!

the lincoln memorial

the spot at the lincoln memorial
where martin luther king, jr.
delivered his "i have a dream" speech

glenn beck speaking at the restoring honor rally on the mall.

thomas jefferson's monticello

the garden and view at monticello

the national cathedral

detail of van gogh's "roses"
at the national gallery of art
(i'm always so tempted to reach out and touch his paintings!)