Sunday, February 22, 2009


I didn't know if I should blog about this because it is sort of personal...but I am so excited that I just had to tell everyone. I finally got rid of my enourmouse boobs with some very wonderful breast reduction surgery. YEAH!!! I can't believe the weight that has been lifted off of my shoulders, literally. My surgeon took out a whopping five pounds, FIVE POUNDS. Isn't that so amazing...I can stand up straight without hunching over and I actually look proportional in my clothes!!! Sorry, I can't stop with the exclamation points, I'm just so happy. Now I can play volleyball and run around better with my kids. I was really scared at first. I actually can't believe that I went through with it, but there was just no turning back. It's is something that I have wanted for a long long time and it was just time to jump in. The only time I've ever been this happy and sore at the same time was when I had my babies and so if you can imagine that, then maybe you can imagine how great this feels. Well, that's enough of that. Just wanted to share. Goodbye big bra size F and hello to a C that's the new me. Hee Hee!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Mission Nate!

For any of you who know my brother Nathan, he just got his mission call and he is going to the West Indies. That's in the Carribean for all of you, like me, that didn't know:) Congrats Nate! We love you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Bryce!

I cannot believe that my little boy is officially one year old today. Time sure flies. He is so big now, jabbering away, crawling everywhere and getting into everything. We love you so much Bryce and wish you a happy happy birthday!

Then...Here is Bryce on 1 year ago on his original birthday. he is our little monkey and we just can't get enough of that smile:)
Bryce had a "Lightning McQueen" birthday party with the plates, the cups, the balloons and yes, even...
his very own car, which he absolutley loved.
the cake before...
First bite...
Oh, yeah, that's good:)...
Good till the last bite! Happy Birthday buddy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Fun

We had such a fun Valentines this year. I love this holiday and thought we'd try some new things this year. In the morning we made sugar cookies (the store bought, already made and cut into shapes kind:)) and the girls decided to wear pullups on their heads just for the fun of it. Then we just played all day and waited for our fun valentines dinner of heart shaped waffles and strawberries. They were so yummy and a surprise visit from some of our friends from Idaho made them even better. Because we had some unexpected, but welcome, visitors last night, we postponed the rest of our valentines until today.

So after church we finished our celebration with some fun chocolate fondue and several rousing rounds of valentines bingo! What fun! I think that these fun new traditions will be showing up again next year.

Here is a copy of the bingo card I made. I used the digital scrapbooking kit called Smitten, from and then I used a template from . Then I printed them off as 5x7 photos at Walmart and Voouala! We used red, pink and white m&m's as the bingo pieces and the kids LOVED it. Hope you had a Happy Valentines!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentime's Cookies

I love Valenitnes and I also love how the kids call it Valentimes:) Well, I have officially run out of ideas to keep my kids entertained indoors while it is still cold outside so, even though Valentimes is still a week away, we decided to make heart sugar cookies. Usually this favorite tradition ends up with the kids crying because I'm yelling at them for eating all of the dough and getting flour EVERYWHERE, but today I decided not to let it bug me and we had such a fun time! The girls helped me make the dough, they put in the 'dry stuff', and then we all cut out the hearts.

Here is the finished product. Delicious!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Is it spring yet?

I am so in the mood for SPRING!!! That's why there's flowers:)

C.H.E.E.S.E. Spells Disaster

Here is another anecdote to add to my rather long list. So, the very first thing that I am asked to do in our new ward is to bring cheese fondue to the ward enrichment night. A night of many delicious caramel, coconut, chocolate, alfredo and peanut butter fondues with so many yummy treats. So I make my fondue and I am on my way to the ward, driving V E R Y S L O W L Y so as not to spill one drop, when all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, the entire crockpot full of cheesy delight falls over and spills into a cheesy lake all over the floor of Dave's car! Can you believe this! Well, if you know me then "yes you can" because stuff like this happens to me All The Time:). I don't know why. Dave says that I have a talent for it. So here is the 'after' picture of the pot. Can you see the hair and gray spots in it from where I scraped it out of the bottom of the car? So gross. I wish I had a picture of the inside of the car, but the camera ran out of batteries. So there is my story of the day. Laugh all you want, because I am doing the same thing:)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Okay all you private bloggers, you know who you are:) I want access to all of your cute blogs - so email me your email address so that I can email you mine so that I can be invited! Actually here is mine... Please invite me!

Catch Up!

I finally got fast internet so I can blog again!!! I am so excited!!! So here is what we've been up to.
Playing in the snow...

Christmas parties with family...

Bryce's first Christmas...(he loved the wrapping paper and I loved his bib:))

Christmas Morning...

Kira's 5th birthday...

Eating yummy homemade skookies from Aunt Amy...

Playing dressups...

Splashing in the bathtub...

And getting cozy afterward...