Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hello!!! Its a been a long time since I posted anything. Don't think that it was because I was really busy, quite the opposite, there is only so much I can post about changing diapers and cleaning my house, but I thought I would give an update.

Caitlyn is walking now, wonderful....We have also noticed her personality coming through and it is a little frightening at times. She is kind of a bully. Below are pictures of her picking on Xander...Yes she is not even 1 yet and she is picking on a 3 1/2 year old...And she thinks it hilarious!!!

We went to Temple Square to look at the Christmas lights which was a lot of fun...My mom gave Caitlyn a new coat with a little fur hat, she looked like a little russian. (And everyone we passed kept saying how adorable she was, just kidding, I am not one of those parents).

Xander was so excited to wake up to snow today. He got his snow pants on and played outside and ate tons of snow, while Caityln stayed inside with me where it is warm and wished for the warm weather once again.
So anyway we are doing great!!! I feel like I haven't seen anyone for so long I hope everyone is doing great!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Winter wonderland

So last winter I worked full time until I had Caitlyn in January and after that life was miserable because it was too cold to do anything. Well this winter will be different. So my question is what does everyone do when it is too cold to go outside? Let's brainstorm.

1. library
2. mall
3. ...I'm out

So if anyone has brilliant, or not brilliant ideas about what to do in the winter please let me know.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Club Postponed

Due to the craziness of the holidays i am not going to have a book club until January. But we are going to read the Secret Lives of Bees and then go see the movie all together next week, so if you haven't read it yet read it and then come see the movie with us - it will be lots of fun.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Greatest Day of My Life

So yesterday, Tuesday September 23, 2008 was the
day of my life

(next to my wedding day and the births of
my 2 children of course)

Lindsey and I went to....
So You Think You Can Dance concert!!!!

(Sorry the picture is a little blurring)
It was so awesome!!!
If anyone is guessing I am a huge fan and now I am an even bigger fan of

This is me and Linds keepin' it real after the concert; we are so cool. I was also excited because we were not the oldest people there.

You can bet I am going to start saving for front row tickets for next year.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1st Book Club Meeting

So tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24th is our first book club meeting. We will be meeting at my house at 7 pm. We will have snacks and good conversation. Come even if you didn't read the book because I will be passing out the book for next month. It will be lots of fun and at the least a night away from home. Call me and I will give you my address so you don't miss it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Great Friends

So I was so excited to get a call from my friend Katie letting me know that she was in town. As we got to reminiscing I remembered what great times we had and how many great friends I have. So this post is dedicated to the great friends that I have made and the great times I have had.

I have made such great friends; I hope we can always keep in touch and even though we all live in different states and only see each other once a year, I hope we never forget these moments. And not to get even more sappy or anything, but I want all my friends to know that I love them and that I will always be here to listen and be a friend. And all of the friends that I have that are not pictured here, I love you all too and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful support system in my life.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Glorious Day

This is a picture of Xander dressed up for his first Halloween. I thought today would be a fitting day to put this picture up because today is one of those great mom days. After being up all night with a sick child, changing poopy sheets, no naps, temper tantrum in the post office, and chasing a child around Albertsons while holding an 18 lb baby in the other arm - I splurged on a little bit of chocolate and a couple of Diet Dr Peppers and I am now ready to say how grateful I am to be a mother.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Book Club!!

I have decided in my quest for intellectual stimulation I am starting a book club. We are going to meet every last Tuesday of the month to discuss the book we have read. I have chosen a book this month:

After the Dancing Days by Margaret Rostikowski

Description of the book: Is war a thing to be forgotten? That's what Annie's mother would like to do. She wants to forget the pain and heartache--and to keep it away from Annie, too. But Annie cannot forget the death of her favorite uncle, who was killed in France. She cannot forget Andrew, the angry young veteran she meets at the hospital where her father works. Can Annie find the courage to help Andrew? And will she ever be able to make sense of a war that took so much from so many?

Drawn to the Kansas hospital where her father cares for wounded World War One veterans, Annie meets Andrew, a disfigured young soldier. As Annie helps Andrew slowly adjust to his wounds, she also faces devastating truths about war and the complex world of adulthood. ‘A girl on the brink of womanhood comes to terms with the brutal aftereffects of war in an absorbing novel.

If you can't meet with us stil read the book and just make comments here or whatever. If you want to chose a book you can get on Orem Library's website and see their list of book club books they have and I can get a dozen books to pass out. Or you can just pick a book and we can find them on our own. Let me know. I think this could be a great way to get out once a month and have some fun.

Also If you need a book I have a bunch that I can lend you for the month. This should be an easy read and hopefully it will be a good one. I hope you everyone can get involved.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

my baby is going to school

And this is
This is a picture of Xander on the day he was born.
And this is my baby on his first day of preschool. It was way more traumatic for me though. When I got there he said "Mom can I get out of the car now." So I took him out of his seat and he took the teachers hand and walked right into the building without looking back. I almost cried as I realized that life would never been the same. He is getting so independent that he doesn't need me to hold his hand anymore - and this is only preschool. I got over it pretty quickly when I got home and I realized how quiet it was.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goodbye Brian & Pam

I just wanted to wish Brian & Pam good luck in Alaska. We have had lots of good times and we will see you when you get back. Don't forget to bring Rockband back with you though, because you are all so talented as everyone can now see.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

I just wanted to pay tribute to one of the most influential women in my life - my mom. Mom, you have been through a lot in the last 50 years:
Hairstyles -

and Homes-

you have a Wonderful Husband

5 Beautiful Children

and 5 Cute Grandchildren

You are a beautiful example and inspiration to us all and we love you. I hope you have another 50 years left in you (as long as you don't go crazy) because there is so much more ahead for you.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July everyone!!! I hope everyone had a fun day. We went to the zoo on saturday and had lots of fun. Xander is at a great age for the zoo because he actually knows what is going on. He knows what tigers and bears and monkeys are, but I am afraid that he doesn't know what a cow and chicken are. Although when we saw the monkeys he said, "mom look at the monkey, or maybe it's a cat". I guess they both have fur so that's all that matters. You will notice Xander's girly blue hat. We let him pick out a hat because it was really hot and he wanted the girly blue hat. Luke tried so hard to convince him to get a different more many hat, but he would not let us get anyother hat. At least it's not pink, I guess.
Caitlyn also discovered corn dogs and popsicles and she really enjoyed them.

Friday, July 4, 2008

New Place

The day you all have been waiting for has arrived - pictures of our new place!!! wOOhOO!!! It was built in the 70's so it has a lot of character and we love that.
There is Caitlyn rolling/army crawling around on the floor in upstairs family room equiped with those wonderful green curtains that were custom made for this home!!

Lucky for us the kitchen came with the pencil sharpener, old school first aid kit and a couple of yard sticks!!!
One of the best features is the huge backyard that has a volleyball net and a fire pit.

Of course I saved the best for last - - One of the two bathrooms came with this beautiful gold, metallic floor!!! The picture doesn't quite do the sparkly floor justice, but just imagine what a glorious sight it would be. SCORE!!!

All joking aside we love the new place it everything we need for our family to grow up. Xander turned 3 a week ago and got a Nintendo DS for his birthday which he loves. He plays super mario and thinks it is hilarious when he dies.

Caitlyn has started crawling too. She has two teeth now and does this army crawl where she pulls herself with her arms and pushes with her toes.

They are getting so big and this summer has been so fun with all the swimming and going to the park. I love being a mom.

Monday, June 16, 2008

My little girls is growing up - Caitlyn got her first tooth!!! Yay for her - ouch for mom.
I haven't posted in so long because I wanted to put up pictures of our new place, but I can't for the life of me find the battery charger for the camera - its lost somewhere between here and Springville. So until the one we just bought off ebay arrives you all will have to wait. We love it here though. We have an awesome ward, a huge backyard and just so much space. i mean my parent's place is nice and we so appreciated them for letting us stay there for so long, but it feels great to have our own space.
We love you all and thanks to everyone for the support - I hope we can return the favors someday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Its been a while

Well it has been a while since my last post. Lots has happened - our first annual Mothers Day Weekend; we ate, talked and shopped. We all decided our night away was not long enough. But we did do quite a bit of damage at the outlets. Not all of those bags are mine - we all had our fair share.

We also took Xander to A Day out with Thomas. It was a lot of fun besides the horrible wind and the crowds. He really enjoyed it.

I also want to thank Lindsey for arranging the Modbe party/SYTYCD party. It was a lot of fun and we tried on some really cute swimsiuts (although not as cute on the body).

Not that anyone is interested in what my kids are doing but jusst an update - Caitlyn is rolling everywhere and Xander is addicted to Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo DS (he is horrible at it and thinks it is hilarious when mario dies).

Also, we are moving to Orem on June 1st and we are really excited. We have loved living with my parents and Xander is going to have a hard time without my mom right upstairs, but it is time to move on and do our own thing now.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Caitlyn rolled over!!! Last night Cailtyn rolled over for the first time. As exciting as these steps are, I can't help but think it is the beginning of the end - once they roll over they never go back to simply immobile. Its still exciting though. Go Caitlyn!!
While we were all oohing and aahing at Caitlyn, Xander decided to give us show too and mooned us. He has never done that before and hopefully he won't make a habit of it. (He probably learned that from his uncle Tyson)
My kids definitely keep my life interesting thats for sure.