Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Movie night with my nubie!  After a terrible Tuesday, and some much needed extra sleep, today my Sky woke up much happier and so willing to help me with chores.  She is seriously the best helper when it comes to cleaning up.  I can't even believe it.  She jumps right in as if it's fun for her.  Reward = movie Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez.  We had a great time together!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So, I'm feeling huge and ugly, all the while my friend Suzanne gets skinnier and more beautiful!  It's hard on the self esteem.  Recently she posted some self portrait pictures of her and it was awesome, it showed off how gorgeous she is.  She's so beautiful and even more now than ever.  It's absolutely true as I sit and look at a picture of us together from over ten years ago.  In wanting to be like her, I tried the self portrait thing.  Don't ask me why... I felt silly trying as I stood in the window for light, holding out my camera and trying to get the focus right, let alone a good angle of my terribly, round, prego face! 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Today, my youngest brother spent one last day in town before heading back.  I love him and wish he wasn't so far away, but the good news is he'll be back Labor Day weekend (delivery weekend) to hang out.  I don't know that I'll have sugar cookies for him, but if I happen to get a burst of energy some how, I just might do it selfishly so I have some yummy cookies for my hospital stay.  So since it was his last day we hooked up at Cafe Rio for lunch.  It was fun and afterward the cousins swapped places and I headed to Walmart with the girls.  I found fun make it yourself candy necklaces and decided it would be a fun inside activity for the girls.  After making them, it was only seconds before they wanted to eat them.  I insisted on a picture before they ran off to play.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

With the wedding this weekend, it meant my brothers came up from Arizona.  My youngest brother, has a passion for my sugar cookies and since I couldn't make them for his birthday, I promised him some when he came up.  It's been a LONG time since I've made them and I know why... cause when I do, I eat dozens and it's not a good thing!  Sunday, I mixed up the dough and started rolling.  I planned on breaking it up so I didn't spend all day in the kitchen, but I kept on going.  After a couple hours of the dough sitting in the fridge, I began to roll them out, bake and frost them.  
All my hard work...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today, was THE day... the wedding!  Here are the girls in the outfits I made them...
 And then the shocker for me as a mom... tonight Jett asked his dad to pull his loose tooth out.  I insisted he keep it for a few more days.  I hate the idea of my little guy losing a tooth, it's like a piece of his littleness is falling out and he's growing up faster.  It makes me tear up (mostly because I'm 7 1/2 months prego) a little to even think about.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wow, it's amazing how quickly the time goes and this 365 gets away from me.  The end of this week (today)is what I was aiming for, my brothers wedding dinner and tomorrows wedding.  This week started with a doctors appointment that I thought would only take up a couple hours, instead 4 hours later, I was fighting 5:00pm traffic and rushing to get to my kids knowing they were probably starving by this point.  I had my brothers engagement pictures to edit and order so they'd have them in time to display at the reception.  I squeezed in a pool day with friends, knowing that would be about the only fun activity I'd get to do with my kids this week.  Then, I scrambled to make my girls their outfits... getting the t-shirts, buying the fabric, cutting and sewing them.  I had never sewn anything to a t-shirt before, but I thought I'd try and dress them up.  I think they turned out great.  Amazingly enough, today (friday) came and I had it all under my belt and I literally sat around the entire morning reading books and watching T.V. with my kids in our jammies.  We lounged around until it was time to get ready for the wedding dinner at Gardner Village.  So on our way into dinner, I grabbed a couple pictures of my darling kiddos!


Saturday, July 9, 2011


So I wasn't sure I saw the funniness in this until we ourselves tried it and then I was grinning from ear to ear.  I thought it was just a stupid, everyone is doing it, I'm not going to give it any of my attention kind of thing... plus you can't really plank, prego.  Then my husband came home from work, jumped on facebook and saw my family's latest posts of them planking.  He got a kick out of it and with excitement said, "let's do it!"  How could I turn him down?  So off he went looking for good planking places.  And here's what he came up with...




Friday, July 8, 2011

Not really in the mood for much today.  Struggling to stay happy and positive and not let things in life bring me down.  The weather today hasn't helped, overcast and gloomy.  Seems to have an affect on my mood, especially 7 months prego.  I found myself going through the side drawer in the bathroom thinking about how unorganized my house is and how maybe I could dump everything in the drawer and start from scratch.  I found these... sponge rollers.  I lived in these as a kid and even as a teenager.  I would sleep in them all the time to have curly hair in the morning.  I remember taking them with me to girls camp so that I could wash my hair on the last day, put them in that night so the next day when I got home I had great hair for the Stake dance I would be going to.  Brooke was there when I found them and asked what they were.  I told her, "sponge rollers."  "Like Sponge Bob?" she asked.  I showed her how they go in your hair and she pranced around for a few hours asking, "Is my hair curly yet?"  Not likely, but at least she brought out a smile in me and a picture of the day!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today was hectic, running out the door with all three kids to take the website photos for Up With Kids.  I took last years Alice in Wonderland pictures which you can find on their website.  They will be there until they are replaced with some of these for this year's show, Tangled.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's my 9 year anniversary today and since I refuse to be in any pictures and lame-o me didn't take my camera with me on my date, I'm posting something that at least has some meaning.  My husband hates growing tomatoes but he knows how much I LOVE to eat home grown tomatoes.  They are like candy to me.  A little salt and pepper and I'm in heaven!  Each year he some how convinces me he's not going to plant them, and then he does.  This year he got on it early and planted them for Mothers Day.  He managed to find some that had grown more than our usual starter and so we are definitely ahead of the game this year!  I worried about them for a bit, afraid they'd die cause it stayed so cold there in May, but they're still alive and doing quite well.  I'm happy to say, my first tomato has popped up!

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July!  I'm proud to be an American!  I know I've posted this on facebook, but it's still my picture for the day.  I love it!  It was my husbands idea and that makes it even better.  He talks to Veterans all day and has an absolute appreciation for our freedom.  (Notice the pants and skirt?  Worth every second of sewing to have them in this picture, right?  Cause now what do I do with them?)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

We made it up to Park City for the 4th of July weekend and finally rolled out of bed.  I am incredibly blessed to have a friend like Suzanne who insisted we come up again this year (even though we couldn't afford it) to spend the weekend in the condo with them.  Our girls are little best friends when they get together and it's fun to watch them play and interact.  This morning, I found our girls on the couch reading a book together.  Sky still in her jammies (cause I'm on slo-mo- mode) and Abby all dressed and ready to head out to the Alpine Slide.  They sat together on the couch just chatting, taking turns reading a page and giggling.  They're adorable and I hope they stay close as friends.

Friday, July 1, 2011

My girls are going to be SEW cute!  Today, I'm finishing up my little 4th of July sewing project.  I made a skirt for Brooke and now just need to finish off the ruffle capris for Sky.