Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas! I just wish James didn't get the darn flu on the 23rd. Wish I had more time to write, but we're heading out to Utah tomorrow at 6 am, and we've got to pack the car up!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

From our family to yours...don't be offended if you didn't get one in the mail, this is as good as it gets this year. Look for a card from us next year! =)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Picking Oranges with Grandpa

My parents have an orange tree in their backyard and the girls love to go out with Grandpa and pick oranges off the tree. They are so yummy, my girls always have at least two apiece. Grandpa took all the grandkids out to pick oranges on Thanksgiving before the feast. We love Grandpa!!

That's a lot of girls!

Cute Annette

Sweet Natalie

The single boy, Brady, he puts up with a lot

Friday, December 04, 2009

Natalie's Letter to Santa

Right before writing this letter, Natalie informed me that she had changed her mind: she no longer wanted a pink crayon from Santa, she wanted a Barbie. I'm thinking Santa can handle both those items, after all, she's been a pretty good girl this year.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


This is what happens when you have 1:00 church and miss your nap. She must have played hard in nursery.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween '09

Here are the fairies. At times I was cursing myself for deciding to make their costumes, but after all was said and done, it was worth it...I think.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October Giveaway Winner

The winner of the mascara and eyeliner is Brooke! Thanks for entering, and congratulations Brooke, just comment on this post telling me which eyeliner you would like from my website. Thanks girls, try again in November.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October MK Giveaway

For this month's giveaway I decided to give one of Mary Kay's most popular items away, an Ultimate Mascara in your choice of black or black/brown. And then, if you head on over to my website and choose a favorite eyeliner, I'll throw that in too.

Just leave a comment on this post, and you're entered.

If you facebook about this giveaway, I'll give you two extra entries, just leave a comment telling me you did it.

I'm excited to see who wins!

Vote for Jodie!!

Hey all. I'm so excited for my friend Jodie, she's one of the finalists in an awesome giveaway where if she wins, she will get to take three people to Disneyland and they have some special things planned just for them. That would be so dang cool! But, she needs votes in order to win. So please go here and vote for Jodie!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Annie's Two!

Annie had a great birthday full of presents (and a jealous Natalie, "I don't like it when it's not my birthday"), yellow cupcakes (the frosting color reminded me of deviled eggs, I've got to go brighter next time), a big crumbly mess on a good friend's floor (sorry Jodie!), and a trip to Disneyland with lots of carrying by Daddy. We love our Annie.

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Can I Help You, Mother?

Now, if I can get back to what I was doing.
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Thursday, October 08, 2009

My New Discovery

My sister-in-law, Whitney, has been digitally scrapbooking for awhile and when she showed me her scrapbooks, I decided I wanted to try it out for myself. I was so excited when I found out Stampin' Up just came out with a digital studio, so I installed it and I am having so much fun with it. Here is what I spent some time on today, pretty cool.

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Friday, October 02, 2009

Does anyone else do this?

Fill up a shopping cart on-line and then never check out? I just like to pick out what I WOULD buy and sometimes that's enough to kick the shopping craving.

And in case you're wondering, here's what my fake shopping spree at Shade looked like:

Monday, September 21, 2009

I Don't Know What She's Talking About

Natalie at dinner: You know what? Two of us match. I'm just like Daddy and Annie's just like Mommy.

Us: Why?

Natalie: Because Daddy and I keep our face clean when we eat and Mommy and Annie are messy!

So I quickly grab a napkin and wipe the mayonnaise off my face from the hamburger I'm eating (in my defense, there was way too much mayonnaise on that burger). How is it a four-year-old can be that perceptive?

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By the way, it is a joke on my side of the family how little James' uses his napkin any time we eat. It's always neatly folded on his knee before, during, and after a meal. I don't know how he does it. This in contrast to my 3 or 4 (okay, sometimes 5 or 6 if we're eating out) napkins crumpled up and strewn about my place setting in a haphazard manner. I've got a small mouth, really small.

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the lip gloss and clutch is ... Christine! My lovely Aunt in Salt Lake City. I'll be sending your gift in the next couple of days. Thanks to all who entered, and come back next month for another giveaway. I will be doing it on the third Tuesday of every month.

FYI, I use to generate a random number to decide who will win, it's completely impartial, although I think it fitting a mother of 9 won, she deserves a little lip gloss in her life =).

Friday, September 18, 2009

I'm in Love...

with these fabrics. I can think of so many cute things to make with them. See the complete line here. And the designer's blog here. (Love the playmat she has made)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What I Found In Natalie's Room Upon Waking Up

A table set for Minnie Mouse. Complete with blankie (used as tablecloth), picture of Natalie in a Minnie dress, tomato, and bottle. Pretty dang cute.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I decided to start doing a Mary Kay giveaway every month. This month I'm giving away a lip gloss and clutch for your purse. The one pictured is called Beach Bronze and is really neutral. But I want you to decide which color you would like (provided I have it in my stock). So go check out my website and leave a comment telling me which shade of lip gloss you would like if you win the giveaway. I use Coral Rose pretty much everyday and I love how it's not sticky and stays on well, it also has a light vanilla scent. Just leave a comment on this post by midnight on Sunday and you're entered! I will announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

First Day of School '09

I know most of your kids have already started school, some like a month ago, but it really was Natalie's first day of school today, I'm not even late on getting these pictures uploaded. She is in afternoon pre-school (12:15-3:45), so she had to wait all morning before we could finally go to school. She was a little hesitant, which surprised me, but I think overall she's really excited. I know I am! Hopefully the sisters will miss each other so much that there will be no more fighting...ha! Although the only one that did cry today was Annie. She was so sad, she cried all the way home. I'm not sure if she missed Natalie or just wanted to be part of all the action. Poor thing.

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