Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Catch up

Forgive my lack of blogging. Here are a lot of pictures and a few words to catch you up on our happenings.
We made it to the pumpkin patch and it started pouring rain. I got one quick shot of David before we left empty handed.

Morgan was Tinker Bell for Halloween, I found a super easy tutorial so I threw her costume together at the last minute.

For Thanksgiving my family made the long drive out here. We were very cramped in my little house but we had lots of fun. We went to the beach and collected sea shells.

We went to the Bellevue Garden D'lights. The have an incredible lights display.

I got new carpet, which I love. Here is a before and after picture of the room.


And a picture of the bug!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Because. . .

She's so darn cute!

On Sunday I walked into the kitchen to find a pile of hair and a pair of scissors. I run to the bathroom to find that Morgan had cute 2 big chunks out of either side of her hair. I just stood there starring as my eyes filled up with tears. I was heart broken. I told her I had to finish cutting it. As we walked back to the bathroom she said "I don't want it cut like dad's." Feeling angry I told her "Yes! You have to have it cut like dads." She started sobbing "no please mom please." I had to cut 6 inches off. When I got done I told her if she ever cut her hair again we would have to cut it like dad's, hopefully that will be motivation enough to keep her away from the scissors. After we got it dried and curled it turned out kinda cute. I would still prefer her long hair but I can live with this.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Can you guess???

Which one is Morgan and which one is Sierra?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back to school

Morgan had her first day back at preschool. I can't believe how fast this summer has gone by. It seems like every year gets shorter and shorter. Although I must admit I am kind of excited to start the school year. We are in much need of the routine that comes with it. It's just hard to see my little babies growing up.

Does someone need glasses?

While we were at my parents house, Morgan was running around and ran right into the corner of the wall. Of course she had to get stitches. 2 stitches inside and 3 on the outside layer. We take her to the doctor and we had to have 4 people holding her down so the doctor could stitch her up. She was screaming bloody murder the entire time, while kicking and making it nearly impossible to get her stitched. Finally the doctor got her all put back together, when a nurse came in and said "I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, . . someone hit your car in the parking lot. If the day hadn't been traumatic enough we have to go outside and face a CRAZY lady that had hit our car and wait forever for the police to get there so they can write a report. It ended up being just a little dent, but adding a huge amount of stress to my day.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Arrival

After 13 hours of labor, on July 27th at 10:04 pm, Sierra Paige decided to grace us with her presence. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz 19.5 in. long. She arrived here safe and sounds. Although there could have been some serious complications (ie . . . There was an actual knot in the umbilical cord, and it was wrapped around her neck, the doctor said if either had been any tighter she might not have made it). We feel very blessed to have our healthy baby arrive here safe.

Sierra and her very proud Father!
Sierra is such a sweet little baby, Morgan and David are loving her to pieces. Any time she cries Morgan will go to her and say "It's okay, I'm here." Every time David sees her he gets a big smile on his face and says "baby." He loves to rub her head.
Both Mom and baby are doing great!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Buddy

Last week we celebrated this little guys 2nd birthday. I am still in ah at how fast time flies. Every day I look at him expected to see a baby but realizing that he is no longer one. On his birthday we had to wait until Dad got home before he could open presents, Morgan was very anxious. The BIG hits were the duplo's (from Grandma S.) and the tricycle. He didn't even want to stop playing to come for cake and ice cream. It has now been a week and they are still getting played with. Both morgan and David can peddle the trike all by themselves, and they are very proud of that fact!

David is such a sweet little guy to have around. He is the peace maker of the family. Any time Morgan throws a fit because he has something she wants, he will gladly sacrifice it for her. He is always looking out for everyone. The other night we went on a walk and Jared, Morgan and David all ran ahead, he kept running back to me and would grab my hand and say "mon mom." He was making sure I was okay and not being left behind. I don't know what I would do without little David to keep everyone happy and smiling!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The bare necessities

This is the way that we enjoy soaking up the sun!!!

Who wants to mess with clothes, they just get in the way and give you funky tan lines. We prefer going all natural.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Something to keep me busy

So I recently decided that I am going to start selling some of my creations. So I signed up for the local "Bonney Lake Days" and also for the "Brigham City Peach Days" for booths to sell some of my stuff. Here are just a few of my recent creations for your viewing pleasure. Let me know what you think. If you think I have a marketable skill.

Okay so I am not a photographer by any means, but I think you kinda get the idea.

Bow holder

Saturday, June 13, 2009


This little guy only looks all sweet and innocent.
Don't let that smile fool you, . . he is naughty. He recently discovered how to take off his diaper. When he has a poopy diaper, he takes it off. I have had to clean up poo off many a blankets, carpet, clothes etc... When I put him to bed I always have to check on him later to make sure he is still clothed which 90% of the time he is not.

The other day I had just the screen door shut and locked (I had no idea he could unlock it). I was cleaning the bathroom and had to go get something. I looked out the door to see David across the street in the neighbors driveway.

Our yard and deck are all fenced in, but David or course can unlatch the gate and get out. Every chance he gets he's unlatched it and is half way down the street before I even notice he's gone. I bought a paddle lock to go on the gate so I don't have to worry about him running away, . . . Wrong! He climbs over the gate (I have no idea how he does it, because there is no where to put his feet, the slats are vertical).

Today he climbed onto the counter and got into all the vitamins and opened a CHILD PROOF bottle and started eating them. Not to mention the locks on all the cupboards he just yanks on them until they break, or the child locks that go on the doorknob he just pulls them off.
This kids is unstoppable.
The count down is officially on! So my official due date is Aug 3, but mark my words I WILL HAVE THIS BABY IN JULY! I have been given a recipe for a "Chocolate Caster oil shake," (sounds delicious doesn't it?!) and have been assured that it will put me into labor.
So as much as I LOVE being pregnant the weeks are limited til I will be able to sleep on my stomach, see my toes, sleep without having to take a potty break every hour and NO MORE HEARTBURN!!
Truth be told I am very anxious to hold my new baby. It's crazy how I can be so baby hungry when I have one moving around inside me all day, not to mention that I still have my baby Davey (he's still a baby, Right?).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our Latest Happenings

Wow these past couple of weeks have flown by. I don't know if it's spring fever or "nesting" instincts but I have had this itch to get things De-cluttered, cleaned, organized, and improved. Just to give you an idea of what we have been up to. . . .
I was trying to find a crib set that would match Morgan's comforter, because they are going to be sharing a room. I looked and looked and didn't find anything that I really liked or was a close enough match. So I decided I would make my own. I bought the fabric and made the crib comforter and the skirt. It wasn't until I was done that I realized they didn't match at all. The pink and brown were both VERY off. So I made one for Morgan's bed too.

I haven't set the crib up yet so don't have a picture of the whole thing. The bumper and diaper stacker are still a work in progress though.

Then I made some sheets and curtains for David's room (sorry I don't have pictures of that).

I've cleaned out every closet in the house along with the kids toy chests, the laundry room, cupboards etc...

I took out about half of the kids toys that never get played with, they just somehow end up all over the floor, and moved David in with the toys. Now I have a craft/office room.

Jared has been working on a big project in our front yard. He is not near being done but here's what we have so far, It went from this. . . .

To this. . . .

When he is finished getting all the brick up and the dirt in place, then we have to plant grass and flowers, YAY!!

We made me a garden, which I planted on Saturday. My first garden hopefully it will turn out. I planted beans, peas, tomatoes, and peppers. If anyone has some helpful hints I would love to hear them.

We put in a sandbox for the kids. . .
I painted all my kitchen cupboards white, they were all an ugly yellowish off-white, and the trim above the cupboards I painted red.

And I rented a carpet cleaner and cleaned all the carpet in my house and re-arranged the furniture!

And somehow there is still LOTS more I need/want to get done before this baby arrives.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary to my one and only. 4 Years of bliss, with many more to follow. I couldn't have asked for a better person to spend my life with. I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be than right here, making memories with the one I love!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Lately I have gone a little crafting crazy. I got out all my baby girl clothes and made bows to coordinate. Here are some of my most recent ones.

This better really be a girl because I have spent a lot of time and money getting things ready for her!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

California Trip

Sunday: Drive, drive, drive. Spend the night right outside of Las Vegas.
Monday: Drive, Get to the Hotel, get settled in, check out the resort, and go to bed.
( This is the resort we stayed at, it was absolutely beautiful)
Tuesday: Universal studios, lots of walking, short lines, rides, 3D movies, pictures, sunshine, Pickup Jared from the airport, reunite with my husband I hadn't seen for two weeks, see that he is in much need of some grooming, shopping. Wednesday: Go for a walk along the beach, more sunshine, Hang out at the pool, work on my tan, play some billiards, shopping, read, and relax.

(Jared's idea of getting a tan)'

Thursday: Explore the beach, find a cave, find treasures (seashells, a baseball mitt and a rope), go swimming at the pool, shopping, soak up the sun, watch movies.

Friday: Disneyland, rides, lots of pictures, 2 hour line to see the princesses, lots of sun, long lines, and lots of characters.

Saturday: Morning at the beach, soaking up the sun, digging a big holes in the sand for my belly so I can lay on my stomach, California Adventures, REALLY long lines, HOT weather, shopping, and more sun.

Sunday: Drive, drive, drive, make it back to my parents house and the FREEZING cold weather, and see my two little munchkins
(One last look at the beautiful view)
The perfect end to a perfect week!!!

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.