Monday, April 27, 2009

GreenWeek Challenge

This year for GreenWeek everyone picked a random "green challenge" out of a hat. At first I picked, "don't eat red meat for a week" and I thought that was too easy so I decided to just do "use only reusable bags for a week". It wasn't that hard - especially since I only went shopping twice (Cory does most of the grocery shopping...) But I really liked it. I could fit all the stuff we bought at Target in two big sturdy bags instead of like 6 flimsy plastic bags. Thanks mom & dad for leaving these great bags behind. I will try to make it a habit.

And yes, I have two months left and I'm huge.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


So Dot loves this song and we watch it often. The funny thing is...when she sees the drummer she says "Daddy!". What do you think it is about him? The drums? The afro with the pick? The smile? So funny.

Jon and Cory explained

Tiffany and I understand....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dotty's Outside Friends

Now that it is getting sunnier, the kids in our neighborhood have started playing outside again. Dotty couldn't be happier. She always loves finding "friends" at the playground or wherever she is playing (a very different personality trait from me...)She calls the kids outside her "outside friends". She sure has a ton of fun.

These are her two friends Jack and Noah Tovey. They are in our ward and really fun to play with.

But it is not without a little drama when she gets tired!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another Cory Video

And the coolest thing about 3form.

Friday, April 3, 2009

If you ever wondered...

what 3form was all about OR how incredibly talented Cory is...

This is the latest of his videos for 3form. We traveled across the country together interviewing architects and designers about working with 3form. It was a lot of work (3+ months) but I think it turned out really well.

Dot and Oliver

Dotty has tons of fun with her cousin Oliver. They play, they laugh and they generally get into a lot more trouble when they are together than when they are alone. It is a magical friendship. Here are some progressive videos from their sunday fun a few weeks ago. Please forgive Dot's crazy hair, it had been in pigtails at church.,

Dot is such a follower

except on the piano

playing ring around the rosie with gusto!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Model Dot

We had a "preschool scene" for a 3form photoshoot and so Dot and Luke and other 3form kids joined us on set. Check out the pictures here.

Dot Cowboy

Dotty learned about her herding heritage at the Discovery Gateway Museum. She felt real comfortable with the cowboy persona.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cory's Videos

When things settle down a little we'll be putting together Cory's marketing efforts for the video biz. Here's our inspiration.

Grandma Teacher

Grandma was big into teaching Dotty new tricks and Dotty was really into learning. We discovered she gets really focused when she is trying to learn to do something physical - these skills don't come very naturally to her, but she loves to push herself and its fun to see her improve!

learning to ride her trike

learning to crawl on the spider

learning to run fast and slow