Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Burr!

What's the point of a blog if you don't give your hubby a shout out on his 28th birthday?
Happy Birthday Randy we love you so stinking much!

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's all in the Family

I'd like to think that I am this super creative person, but I'm not. I think I make three things exceptionally well, a Bree, a Lincoln and crab and cheese won tons. I could show you how to do the won tons but the other would make for a slightly racy blog!
I do however have an extremely talented family. My mother, as we all know, is a quilter extraordinaire. I also have some cousins that could go to any store and replicate what they see for cheaper and cuter then what it is at the store. So naturally I am super jealous of all these super crafty people. Don't get me wrong I love to get my craft on but I just don't have the time or follow through. One of my cousins married a very talented girl and she is the author of LOVE ACTUALLY, so cute if you need some ideas go there it will not disappoint. So today she linked to Maggie's Dinner Dates, not going to lie I am in LOVE with this new blog. So go check it out and invite me over for your themed dinner. I'd invite you, but like I said no follow though!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Prize

Sometimes I am a bad mom and her hair looks like this:

But when I am a good mom and spray her hair and brush it it looks like this:

It's my compensation prize for marring a bald man.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I know, I know

Lincoln is such a HAM!
Check out her adorable poncho!

Awww how cute!
She was like a celebrity at church in this outfit!
Happy Halloween!
I don't have much to say obviously, but pictures are worth a thousand words!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Habby Birthday Baby Girl!

What a difference a year makes!

I guess it's typical to feel like this last year has flew by, but it makes me sad all the same. My little girl is now a toddler, she toddles, no walking just toddling. She had been the best little girl, she has so much personality (we might be in trouble) but she is so sweet and loving. She loves it when you tell her how beautiful she is, we tell her ALL the time. She loves Lincoln SO much. They are the cutest little besties.
So for her first birthday we had a whole day of fun planned out. We went to the Gateway Mall to get her ears pierced, the to lunch and then to Build-a-Bear (we were going to do the fountain but we ran out of time), then we had her party at the park with family and friends.
I was super nervous for her to pierce her ears, but I was worried for no reason all she did was flinch, no crying nothing just a flinch. I love the before and after pictures, she is so scared in the before but she was loving it after! She is totally a girly girl!



We love our little Bree so much, she is so fun to have, SO......

Happy Birthday Kemmie Bear!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The First of Many

We had a couple of "firsts" in our house this last week or so. Our first black eye not on my little boy but my sweet little princess. Bree fell off the couch at a friends house and she hit a toy or something, and she just bawled and bawled but the next morning she looked like this. She just might end up being a handful!
Last night we were at a BBQ and our friends house(not the same as Bree's but close.....hmmm maybe we need new friends ;)) and all the kids were playing really well they were jumping on the tramp and riding bikes and going down a Little Tykes Baby slide, and that is what Lincoln jumped off and broke his arm. I don't know how it happened because I had my back to him, like any good mother would. We went to the dr. office and they put it into a splint then we went to the hospital and had it x-rayed. He was such a good boy when we had to turn his arm in all the painful positions for the x-ray he would cry for a sec then talk to me about what happened,"I got my arm hurt" and "Nica kicked the slide" thank goodness we had Nica there to save the day! He kept saying "my arms alive, see mom" then he would wiggle his other hand, then he would ask "my arm dead mommy?" it was so funny! so now we just wait for the hard cast and a super awesome summer!
By the way I have NEVER broken a bone, and I don't think Randy has a bone left that HASN'T been broken. Just another sign that the only thing I gave my kids was the womb.

Beware of Pirates

Lincoln had his first friend party. It was so cute and so fun. We had them come in and we dressed them up as pirates, with a sword, patch and tattoo. Then we played "pin the hook on the Captain". Hayley was so cute and drew a Captain for him. We had a pinata, treasure hunt, walk the plank, cake and presents. I think the kids had a ball and Lincoln was in heaven having all his friends over to his house!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Holy Cow~

My little boy is 3! Today is the day that he has been waiting for. I hope it's a good birthday for him. Today's activities will consist of a movie with some friends, and family (we're going to UP)
lunch of his choice and his favorite dinner, I'm not sure what that is yet so it will be interesting to find out! Then we are having a little family party with presents and cake! Now in true blog fashion I am going to brag to all of you why I think Lincoln in the best 3 year old in the whole world!
1. He is SO SO sweet. He gives EVERYBODY hugs. He is especially sweet to his little sister, the only time he is not so nice is when I have to wake him up from a nap, however, if Bree wakes him up he is SO happy! I love this about him. Along with sweet is how much he LOVES his family. Not just me Randy and Bree, but all his cousins and his Nica and Moldy. He gets so excited to see anyone of them/us.
One day after watching Tarzan he came up to me and said "best friends mom", I said "Yha we're best friends", then he puts his hand up like to give me 5, and said "No, best friends like Tarzan" so I put my hand palm to palm with his and he laughed and ran away. SO CUTE!
Right after we had him Randy and I were talking about the kind of man we wanted him to be and one of the big things is that I want him to be nice and compassionate, just like Randy. So far so good!
Now he's not so sweet 100% of the time and who knows if he will always be like this, but this is the #1 thing I love about my little boy!
2. He is helpful, he gets things for me when I ask.
3. He LOVES LOVES LOVES his "Mogercycle" aka his bike. My dad got one of those cool bikes that doesn't have any pedals, it is supposed to help kids learn how to balance, so they are supposed to go from this right onto a normal bike. Well Lincoln is really good on it he will push is feet then coast for 30sec. So we got him a "real" bike and we are going to test it out and see if it works! Hopefully he will be riding a 2wheeler by the end of the week!
4. He loves puzzles. He is so good at puzzles it is kind of awesome to watch.
5. He answers to "Babe". I was calling for Randy and he answered :)
6. When I tuck him into bed he asks me to "talka me mommy". So I will go and lay next to him and we talk about his day and what we are doing tomorrow.
7. He totally rocks in his tumbling class!
There are SO many things I love about my little baby boy, and I can't imagine a better way to start out our family. My kids have the BEST BIG BROTHER! Love you Lincoln

Saturday, April 25, 2009

9 months

So here it the 9 month post. I have been so bad about posting about my little Bree bug, second child syndrome, what are going do to? First off she is an ANGEL sent straight from heaven. She sleeps like a dream she started sleeping through the night at 3 weeks, like 10-7, but now she's a 7-7 girl, boo ya! She has two bottom teeth and 1/2 of a top tooth. She sits, she totally skipped rolling and she's like half a push away from crawling. She has never been crazy fussy, sometimes when we are hanging out with people and she starts to whine they say "wow that is the fussiest I have ever hared her"!
She LOVE LOVES LOVES her family, it's a toss up who she likes more me, Randy or Lincoln. Lincoln will go and crawl into her bed after her nap and the two of them just giggle and laugh. She is as squishy as she looks, at 20 lbs. she better be! Her arms and legs are so soft and just so fun to squeeze! CURLS! Need I say more.
This little girl is my dream baby I LOVE HER!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Never Forgotten

It's funny how things stick in your mind, like what my typing partner said to me, and how I felt the moment my Mom told me that there was a shooting in my high school.

I grew up on Littleton Colorado. I loved it there I had friends and it was all I knew I had never moved, until I was 16. Then on August 15, 1998, my parents moved us to Utah. Nine months later was April 20, 1999. I got paged to the office about 45min before school let out, it was a rainy gloomy day. I knew it was something big because I saw my older brother getting check out too. As we were walking to the car, my mom told us what had happened. We had SO many questions, so we went up to my aunts house and turned on the news and just watched, that's all we could do was watch. We tried to call everyone we could think of to make sure that our friends were all safe and not apart of that ever looming number. Thankfully none of them were. I think I just stared at the TV for hours I slept on the couch that night, sick and tired of them running the same images over and over again.

As we were driving to school the next day Kyle said to me, just be thankful that we are safe and that none of our friends were killed or hurt. I was thankful, and sill am.

I was able to go back and attend a few memorial services and the funeral of Rachel Scott. She was an amazing girl and I will always remember the few memories that I have with her. I was there when they re-opened the school for the first day of my senior year. Every year around this time I get homesick, I want to go back, Colorado will ALWAYS be my home.

The one thing that I have learned through all of this is how much my Savior loves me, and how faith is built through trials. When I went back I cannot tell you how much love there was, I was amazed at how people pulled together and showed their love and support, for everyone. What happened at Columbine was the worst thing that I could think of. But I know that it has brought good to people. Please go and check out Rachel's Challenge, it is Rachel Scott and her story she challenges us all to be better people through kindness and compassion. I think this is one small way that we can all learn from this tragedy. WE ARE.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh the places they poop....

The park, Grandma's houses, Chuck-e-cheese. This wouldn't be so bad except he isn't wearing a diaper anymore! That's right for my first real test into motherhood I think I get a D-! Potty Training SUCKS. I wish I would have realized how bad it really does suck then I would have waited until he was, oh I don't know, 16. However that means that I have been stuck inside my house for the last month, you would think that I would have found 5 min to blog, but no this was on the bottom of the totem pole. I have however done other projects, I made Bree some stinking cute dresses and homemade baby food. I blew it with Lincoln, he got Gerber food, maybe thats whats wrong with him, but not with Bree she is my little princess, so no store bought food for her. She gets all the organic hormone free stuff. YHA RIGHT! I am not waisting my money on "organic" it's regular ol' produce for her.
I have made her squash...ok my mom made that, but I did sweet potato's, broccoli and oatmeal, next up is cauliflower and carrots, YUM. I have only given her a few foods, she has had the squash and some apple sauce and she did really well do I thought I would giver her scrambled eggs, she is 9 months and I read in a book that it was ok, NOT OK. She threw up twice and got a HUGE rash all over her little chubby body, so it looks like no eggs until she's 18months then we can try again, stupid book. I did turn 27 this last month and wow it is a different world to be in your "late 20's" I hate it, I want to be 25 forever. So to fix my sagging late 20's buttocks Randy got me this... LOVE HIM. But now this means no more excuses, so next time you see me give my huge buttocks a poke and see if I have really been using it, cuz if you ask I will naturally say "well yha" so that is the real test.
And now some cute pics because I just can't resist.
Look how beautiful my little babies are. I could just eat them up!

Monday, March 16, 2009


There is a giveaway at Fresh Poppy Designs all you have to do is leave a comment and you could win free quilt patterns!!!
Go check it out!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I never understood why people like Disneyland so much, I kinda thought they were a little weird, until I went as an adult...IT ROCKS! I loved it we had so much fun and my kids now have that "sparkle" in their eyes! Lincoln was the BEST he ran everywhere we went his favorite ride was hands down MONSTERS INC. I think he went on it 10 times. He got to see Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Lighting and Mater, Mr. Incredible (not Randy the character) it was a blast. We had tons of fun with Landon, Colter and Oaklee. I could go on for hours but instead I will just make you look at cute pictures of my kids.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The OCD Dress

So here is the story behind this dress. I got the cutest dress from my aunt for Bree it was brown with white polka dots it was so cute. Well she grew out of it so I needed to find another dress just as cute so we went to Carters (because that is where she got the brown dress) to pic,k out a new dress. We found the cutest dresses the white one with the red sparkly shrug then this dress. I got it in 9months so Bree could wear it for a while right, she was 4 months at the time, WRONG. We put them on her and they fit her perfectly. So I had to go back and exchange them for a 12 month, for my 4 month old. So I called up there to see if they had a 12month and they were all out so I called all the stores in the state all out, so I called all the surrounding states nothing, finally one guy told me to try a warm state so I called FL. and they had one! I was going to have my cousins sis-in law pick it up for me, but they mailed it for 5$ instead of the 25 I had originally thought. I was so excited to get this dress after all the trouble I had gone through to get it. So about a week later I was up at the outlet returning the one I had originally bought and they had one in 12 months for 10$ cheaper than what I had paid for it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
But I do love this dress!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We had a really awesome Christmas!

What had a FANTASTIC trip to Mexico this year, it was by far my favorite year ever! The weather was perfect we were camped on the beach, and the beach was amazing the water was warm, with zero side current I might add. I actually got in and boogie boarded I haven't done that in like 4 years but I think I got in the water almost everyday. We played fun card games and watched a bunch of movies on the big screen went out to eat at Tacolania, yummmy! Randy's mom came with us, it was her first time and she picked the best year to go. I did accidentally burn Bree one day, I forgot to put sunscreen on her, but she was under the umbrella I guess that doesn't protect her much. Lincoln LOVED the beach he played and played and played! Some of his favorite things included digging a hole(just like Randy) playing botchie ball, running around with Elias and splashing in the waves! We went to a baseball game and both of my kids fell asleep and we were on the JUMBO TRON! Lincoln caught a few waves and Bree was the cutest baby in all of Mexico, we could not walk more than 5 feet at any given time with out someone coming up to her and rubbing her feet, arms cheeks you name it they LOVED her. I naturally agree that she is the cutest thing ever! I know there are lot of pictures so enjoy our little vacation!