Monday, December 14, 2009

Our Dancing Girls

This was our Christmas dance recital this year and Avery's debut on the stage. Nothing but cuteness all over the place. Avery was very good at twirling and Andie was an amazing Frosty. I love these girls!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nothing Like the Real Thing

This year since Christmas is in storage we decided to go out and pick up the real thing. A real Christmas tree. There's nothing like it. The smell mixed with the clementines and grapefruits is definitely raising that Christmas spirit...

Until Dave started putting the brand new lights on the tree and they spontaneously shut off...!!*#*@!*&!!!! Breathe Dave, breathe .

Delicious Craving

Just wanted to share my latest craving. Sliced grapefruit with Truvia sprinkled on top. I can't get enough! It's not just me with the fix either. Dave and the girls beg for it all day long. So yummy!

P.S. Make sure you breathe that citrus smell in deep. 'Tis the season!

Monday, November 23, 2009

San Francisco

What a weekend! We took our little Star, Alex, to go see the musical Wicked in San Francisco. She loved it! I will say I like Alex's version of "For Good" a little better than Elphaba and Glinda's... It was so fun to spend time with just Alex. We will have to make this a tradition. Andie is already planning her trip to Hawaii. We'll see about that.

We did get in a little sightseeing while we were there. Here are some of the memories.

Yay! We're here!

This cute talented lady was selling her knit goods on the street. I wish I could've had one of everything. We got Alex a cute hat. Made by hand. Love that.

Riding the streetcar

On our way to Alcatraz with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Just a cute pic.

I love this. We were at Alcatraz and I loved all the old brick.

Hot Mama!

I wanted a good pic of the hat we bought her. So cute!

Yay, love.

Oh baby, chocolate heaven!

Probably the best hot fudge peanut butter sundae ever!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Bursting Heart

I am so proud of Alex I can't contain myself. She did her first performance with her new singing group and this was her solo. She sang to a sold out crowd at the Scera. Look how little she is on that big stage. Look how confident she is. This is one thing in her life that doesn't need nagging reminders to do well. She just loves it. And I love LOVE watching her! My heart bursts! Picture an ├╝ber-proud pregnant lady doing the Ugly Cry on the front row... That was me. The Mom. I realize now how my mom must've felt watching her kids excel at something. It's moments like these I wish she were here. Because I know she would have LOVED it too. And we would both be sitting there doing the Ugly Cry together.

Thank you, Alex. I love you so much.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Thankful Tree

What a gift to have the month of November to remind us what we're thankful for. I found this great idea here. Throughout the month when we think of things we're thankful for we will write it down on a leaf and hang it on our tree. We did this for family night this week. It is cute some of the things the girls thought of. I came home from my doctor appointment the other day and Dave had written the H1N1 vaccine on a leaf. I don't think it will be hard to fill this tree up.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Crazy Hair Day

It was drug awareness at the school last week... Guess who did their hair for crazy hair day?? Good job, Dave! I didn't know he had it in him. He will now be the official crazy hair dresser forever. I am happy to pass that torch, thank you very much!

Yes, that's a fork and a diaper

More trash

The master

That is some crazy hair

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Three Year Old Cupcake

My baby turns three today. I can't believe it. Avery is 98% pure joy and 2% turd. Dave and I are always laughing at her latest phrases and comments. This one is from last night...

"Mom... you're my mom. Dad... you're my sister."

Avery is all girl. She loves her big sis Andie and drives her nuts copying everything she does. Andie is always telling me to make her stop. Of course Avery has no clue what she's doing. She has a "Packpack" she stole from Emily's house (I still have to return, sorry Emily) and wears it everywhere. She puts anything and everything in it. When she wakes up in the morning that's usually what she looks for.

She loves Dora and Little Bear. She loves to eat peanut butter on a spoon. She loves her dollies and playing with friends. She calls the theater in the basement, "The beaver." She loves her dancing class and she loves to read books. She loves balloons and is expecting a pink bouquet to be brought home today. She has definitely got her own little personality that is hilarious. I love it when we're in the car and she is watching a movie and wants me to turn up the volume she'll yell, "Pless play!" ...and I will never correct her.

She gets so excited by the simplest things. Her eyes get really big and she gets a huge smile on her face. I told her it was her birthday and I was going to make her a birthday cake and she yelled, "For me?!" with her big eyes and smile. When Avery is doing something she shouldn't and I get mad she starts crying and yells,"You're mad to me!" So cute.

I also love in the mornings without fail she'll wake up and act like she hasn't seen me in weeks and come running yelling, "Good morning, mama!" and gives me a big hug with a huge smile on her face. She usually always has a smile on her face... except when I'm trying to take her picture. (That is part of the 2% turd.) She is so snugly and lovable and is always saying "I wuv you, mama." I can't believe my baby is three. Even with one on the way, she'll always be my baby.

I love you, Avery.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. Ours was bonus this year because it wasn't snowing and we didn't have 80mph winds with a wind chill of 20 degrees. It felt a bit like Arizona... almost.

Andie and Avery in all their deliciousness

The only pic I got of Al all night. She was off with her friends... Busy busy.
(Her total candy count 271 pieces...Whoa!)

Andie wanted to be a beautiful witch. We tried the green face make-up and she immediately told me to take it off. I thought it was a good choice too.

She is delicious... even though she refused to smile.

I love this picture. Andie is such a good big sister. And trunk or treat is the best!

Happy Halloween

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Snow of the Season

Being behind on my blog would be an understatement.

The Excuses...
I have had issues with my back up hard drive and I can't get to any of my pictures. As of right now, I can't get to them at all and I'm hoping all 30,000 pics are not lost forever. Also my nice camera has been a piece of poo lately which has made me not want to take any pictures! Blah blah blah... No more excuses! (Even though they are pretty legit)

I've missed my blog. I love to be able to sit down and remember a moment or share a story I don't want to forget. I love to keep up on pictures and what's happening with the kids so my family and friends that live far away can feel close. I love to chat about current events like who the next Bachelor is or did anyone see Mika from The Amazing Race in her floaties refuse to go down the waterslide?

It's time to Carpe Diem. Hopefully when we salvage what's left of the hard drive I can catch up. Until then, It's time to blog.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Our summer... Where'd it go?

Yes, it's time to update. I'm way over due. I also wanted to redo my header before I started blogging again. Something about a new season and other new beginnings in our lives that makes me feel the need. But I don't have the knowledge of Photoshop like Mandee or Dave to have a clue what I'm doing. But if I keep waiting for that we will never see a new post again.

So here is a teaser... A preview of the exciting things to come someday when I update... Get ready it will be picture overload!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dirty Feet

It's 10:46a.m. and Avery is still sleeping. I went in to check on her and this is what I found. Like a juicy fuji apple I wanted to take a bite out of that right cheek. . . being careful not to touch the feet of course. Ewww.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Miss Independent

Omgosh... We got to "Meet and Greet" with Kelly Clarkson when she came in concert at UVU. Dave's company has been doing some work for her so lucky for us we got the hook up. Here are some of the nerdy photos of us waiting. What you didn't see were all the twelve year old screaming girls in line with us. Of course we did some screaming of our own... Ok I did.

The Group

Soooooooo nervous and excited!

The Pass

Trying to bulk up before hand...
(While we were sent to wait in the "weight" room at UVU.)

Yay, Kelly

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fun in the Early Morning

A fun new water park is opening this Friday! Some friends of ours, the Huishes, are related to the creative minds behind it all. Also Dave's company, Rain, is doing all the marketing for it. So those two things together combined with the idea of being on TV got Alex and a few friends excited!

Waking up at 5:30am, in a swimsuit, in the rain, going down waterslides with the heaters not turned on yet, in 60 degrees. . . with no complaints? This has gotta be good.

Photos by Ms. Julie Huish~ Thanks Julie

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Westfield's Got Talent

Alex and Lauren tried out to be in their school's talent show this year. I was so proud of them. They did all the work and practiced it all themselves. Here is a sample of one of their practice sessions and also the final performance. I love both. Way to go ladies!

Friday, May 29, 2009

This is the Place

There are so many things to learn and do at "This is the Place Heritage Park." We had so much fun. Especially having my brother Dave and his family with us. Get ready for picture overload.