Sunday, May 20, 2012

What's Up?

Some pictures of what we've been up to:

Here are the promised photos of Quinn's 7th birthday on March 9th.

Some Sunday cuteness:

Max and Mae were in a play!  Rapunzel was the show and they were great!

 They were chameleons in one scene and Mae was a purple fairy and Max was a leprechaun in another scene.  They loved being the stars of the show.

Mae and I had a Girls Night Out while the boys went on a Fathers and Sons camp out last Friday.  There were two requirements; a girly movie (Enchanted) and a fancy dessert!

I took this photo of Mike because he looks so peaceful and relaxed!  Mike loves the yard.  If he's ever lost, he can be found in the shade of a tree or playing with the kids on the swings.  Here, he's sanding one of his paddles to take on the Fathers & Sons camp out.    

I have LOVED springtime.  I'm excited for the kids to get out of school and the summer fun to begin!  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Max and Mae had a birthday today!
We went to Treehouse Museum in Ogden. What a fun place!

Noodles & Co. was requested for a spaghetti dinner.
Rose cupcakes for Mae.

Green Alien Cupcakes for Max.
We enjoyed partying with family members and being together. Grrrreat day!
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p.s. The Mighty Quinn had a birthday on March 9th. I need to document the fun that was had that day. And that weekend. He is a happy 7 year old now. Looks the same as when he was 6, just imagine the same guy with even more energy. :-)

Monday, February 20, 2012


I had a birthday!
We spent the afternoon at Red Butte Garden. All the pictures of lovely flowers and foliage were taken by Mae.

We hit Sonic Drive-In on our way to The Garden.
I love their chili cheese tator tots.

I had a wonderful day. Thanks to my precious people for making me feel loved. Here's to a rockin' 33rd year!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Remembering December

December started out with crazy winds. Here, my neighbors 3 large pine trees went down in the early morning December 1st. They were without power for 3 days. :-( We spent one day near our gas fireplace and headed into SLC for Noodles & Company that evening, but we had power by the next day.

Mike & I have fun getting creative with this Christmas tree every year (well this is our second year, last year we filled it with green wrapped boxes, this year ribbons). We put an artificial tree for the kids to decorate downstairs so all were happy, adults and children.

Temple Square on the Monday before Christmas. Cold, busy and beautiful.
We met our friends from Minnesota there, Ben, Nina and kiddos. It was great to see them!!

The kids were about to tear open their new pjs from Gran & Pa on Christmas Eve at Jess & Dave's in this photo.

Christmas morning! Stuffed reindeer!!

A very cool stress ball.

Another joyous event in December, the birth of Baby Grey, Dec 12th. My sister, Laura and Martin welcomed little Grey into the world in North Carolina. I have pics on my phone but not on the computer. Just imagine a darling, perfect little baby and that's Grey.

Mike and I hit up our first real cooking class at Gygi's. Chinese Cuisine. My confidence soared after I made Cashew Chicken that turned out great!

A month full of get-togethers. Not so full of snow. But full of Christmas cheer just the same. The end.

(For those who care to listen to me ramble even more about December......
A few more highlights:
Christmas piano recitals in American Fork, a ward Christmas party and family Christmas parties, a great time in Cache Valley with Mike's family for the New Year, my first time in the Conference Center for the MoTab Christmas concert, gingerbread cookies with Auntie Connie, a yummy neighborhood cookie exchange, celebrating Jess's Dec 23rd bday, a visit with my Grams in Price, a new haircut, chatting with C & Hil in Texas-their baby is due this week! wishing Ty a happy bday on Dec 31st)

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The way to a kid's heart.....


I found this little book at a local shop and we have been ROTFL ever since.

My kids are too young to do as this book says, "tear out a joke and place it in your kid's lunch box" so we've just been giggling over dinner as I read the jokes aloud.

Some of our favorites:
Q: What do mermaids use to wash their hair?
A: Clam-poo!
Q: What does a butterfly sleep on?
A: A cater-pillow.
Q: What do you call a fairy who needs a bath?
A: Stinker-bell.
Q: How does the ocean say hello?
A: It doesn't. It just "waves".
Q: What did the tree say to the squirrel?
A: Leaf me alone!

I recently went on a field trip with 1st grade. I was in charge of 3 boys. I pulled out my secret weapon (read: jokes!) and by the end of the field trip, the boys wanted to sit by me, an ol' Mama, on the bus ride home. Simple and always a hit, take it from me--jokes are the key to popularity. :-)
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fun Stuff

Doing some Christmas shopping? You should totally check out These quirky earrings were under my tree last year. These are on my wishlist this year. OK and these too. This cute thing was featured in one of my mags and would be happy on my counter. Gummy Bear lights, felted soap, shower curtains that make you sing and dance.....oh how I love a unique piece!

Happy Shopping!

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