Sunday, December 28, 2008

The girls in their christmas dresses Oma made for them

Christmas is over. We had a good Holiday. The girls were so anxious for Santa. Christmas Eve Micah threatened Livy that if she didn't behave then the Elves would report to Santa and he wouldn't come. So Micah had Livy appologize to the Elves, out loud. She shouted, "I am sorry elves!" and then she came in and told me that she appologized. The storm hit us in West Jordan pretty hard Christmas morning. Our power was out till about 10:00 am. We have our tree set up downstairs and so it doesn't get alot of natural light from outside, and we weren't quite prepared with flashlights or candles, so we were opening presents in the dark. Micah had given me a couple of shirts and I couldn't quite tell what colors they were because it was so dark.
We then had to drive up to Logan and visit families. We came back the next day to find that we were snowed out of our driveway. A neighbor friend came with his four-wheeler and attached plow to help us get into the house. I can't believe how much snow we got. I love it. If it is going to be cold then let it be snowy. It at least gives us something pretty to look at.
I hope everyone had a safe and merry christmas. We love you all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My friend Michelle took these pictures at Gardner Village. Thanks alot Michelle!

Well Christmas is officially here. It has become an annual tradition that we go to the Festival of Trees. The girls search through all the trees to find their favorite. Elsa is a superman tree and Livy's was a princess tree. My favorite (sorry, no pic) was a tree that was complete made of blown glass. lights were flickering inside the glass tree. It beautiful. Micah saw a tree totally decorated in Philladelphia Eagles that he loved the most. I also love the gingerbread village. For the first time I saw not just one but several trees that still hadn't sold. I felt bad to see those trees go unwanted. The painting that I posted was amazing to see in real life. It was huge and went for about $28,000. I could stare at it all day, the detail in it was mesmorizing. We went during the evening and it was actually better than going during the day. The girls got right in to see Santa. The girls were shocked to see that he called them by name to come and sit on their lap ( there was a worker who asked us before hand and he told Santa, but the girls didn't know that).

We set up our tree and decorated the house. Micah and I went to my work Christmas party at Spencer's. It was so good. I was pleasantly surprised when my bonus was a little bit bigger than years past. I really thought that it would be less (due to the economy).
The girls and I are just getting over the stomache flu. I don't know what could be worse when all your kids are sick including yourself. There definately wasn't a whole lot of time to sit and feel sorry for myself and lay in bed resting when I was washing out bowls and doing laundry all day long.
I have been really struggling in getting into the christmas spirit this year. I don't quite know what it is but I just have to remind myself of all the things that I have been blessed with and try not to focus on all the negative things that are going on right now. If any of you have any advice for me, please let me know. Thank you all for your friendship and I wish you a merry christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Whew! I forget how much work it is to prepare... and lets not forget the cleanup. Micah and I rotate our Thanksgivings and this year it was my family. I have 4 siblings that live out of state and none of them were able to come. It was my parents, my brother Ian and his expectant wife and Ilene. I have to admit I did a pretty good job except for the gravy. I have never been good at the gravy. All and all I would say it was quite successful.

I planned to hit the stores Black Friday, but after such a long day of cooking and cleaning I opted to stay home and sleep in.

Livy recieved some play makup for her birthday. I was able to ration her usage, but after a month or so I gave in and let her go wild.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My friend Crystal had her Bridal shower this past week. It was a lot of fun. We dressed her in a wedding dress (designed by me) out of T.P.

The Bride (crystal)

Hillie stood at the bottom of the stairs just watching Elsa and Livy slide down on their bellies. I thought it was a cute pic.

Micah's dad made the girls their very own cardboard car. They wouldn't get out of it. It was so cute. We had to park it in the garage. It doesn't hold up well to the outdoor elements

Livy just got back from visiting the dentist for the first time. She did really well. Now if I could just get her to poop in the potty. Ugh.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One of the many joys of motherhood for me.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I am so glad the election is over. This was the first time that I actually followed the election, debates and all. And I am embarrassed to say this but I never got around to registering and so I didn't vote. Of, course I never really made up my mind about either canidate. I just have a hard time believing or trusting what they said and so I just didn't feel comfortable voting for either of them. I know, I know, there were more things to vote for than just the presidency, I suck.

Micah took Elsa to a SL Real game last weekend. It was a playoff game and they both really had fun. I was glad to see her get some one on one time with her dad.

I am hosting Thanksgiving this year so I have been already planning my menu and lists. I am really looking forward to it. I like the idea of staying here in my home. It should be really nice.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What a great Halloween! I was a "room mom" for Elsa's class yesterday and so I dressed as a witch. I did a demonstration/story of a witche's brew, it was so fun. I found these awsome eyelashes to wear with my costume and the kids loved it.

I ended up staying in my witch costume when I went to work. During the evening Micah's sister, Brecken, her husband Phil and their kids came over for pizza and Trick or Treating. I love my neighborhood. There are so many young families that everyone is out and there are kids swarming the streets. The weather was great also. It seems as the older my girls get, the funner it becomes. We couldn't keep up with Elsa, she was so excited to go from House to House.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

It was Livy's 3rd Birthday on the 24th. So she got dressed up in her princess outfit and we went out. She is such a girl! We had to take her to the pediatrician and it was so great to see the kind of response we got from the other patients as well as the nurses and Drs. She even had on matching high heels. And of course her cake had to be adorned with all the disney princesses, what else?

Micah and I took the girls up to Logan on Saturday and along with our nieces and nephews, Micah's mom and our sister in law, Katie, We had a great time. The kids got so excited to see all the different scenes. It really made me miss living up in Logan. I forget how quiet and beautiful it really is.

After the Pumpkin walk, we went to Oma and Opa's House for some pumpkin carving and lots of eating. It was so much fun. Elsa also had her primary program on Sunday. She was very nervous to get up and do her part, but I think it made her feel better seeing all the children doing it also. I hope everyone is doing well and hope to hear from you soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Micah and I took the girls to Gardner Village this past weekend. It has become a annual tradition since we moved to SLC 8 yrs ago. It was a perfect day. My little brother and his wife and also my litte sister and her new boyfriend came along for the fun.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It has been one crazy week. We finally painted our room and got carpet this past week. It took us all weekend to paint, and we had to rip out the old carpet. Disgusting! But it looks great and I love the smell of fresh paint and new carpet. So I guess it was worth it.
We also sold the truck (alot sooner than we had thought) and bought a new car. I am glad that we have two gas effecient vehicles although I am not glad that it is a tight squeeze for us all. Oh well, what can you do?
I am having to pull double duty in Sunday School these past couple weeks and will be teaching Gospel Doctrine two weeks in a row. It is so time consuming. Its like I am in school again and I am having to give a report or talk, with only less than a week to prepare. My nerves are starting to disapate a little bit though and I am getting a little more comfortable standing up there and teaching, but lets face it, I still would rather be somewhere else. It has been a great learning experience for me and has strengthened my testimony greatly, so I shouldn't complain.
Girls are good, I have been trying to get a little more social with the ward members (for Elsas sake) and scheduling 1-3 playdates a week. She has become very comfortable in front of the TV and computer and so Micah and I decided that playing soccer once a week wasn't enough. She is enjoying the friendships.
We are looking forward to Halloween and will go up to Logan next week and go to the pumpkin walk in North Logan and head over to the Wybrows house to carve our pumpkins and eat home made donuts. I love the Holidays.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

I just bathed and put the girls to bed and thought that I would attempt to mess around more with my blog site and get some music on here. I hope you like it.

I have been thinking about learning a new skill and with the help of Pres. Uchtdorf's talk at womens conference, he really motivated me. I decided to try sewing. Micah bought me a sewing machine for christmas last year, but other than a few valances for my house and some heming of pants, I have not attempted anything too big until this past week. I made dresses for the girls. I finished Elsa's and Livy's and need a break before I work on Hillie's. It was quite a feat. I am sure when you look at the photos you might think different (they are really plain) but for me it was big. I also tried out my gardening skills this past summer and all that I got were these great pumpkins. Which we will probably carve for Halloween. I am become so domestic. It is really strange for me. But I am really proud of myself.

Elsa has really been interested in photography lately and with the Reflections contest coming up I thought it would be a great opportunity for her to take some photos. We went in the back yard and just started taking pictures. The one picture she was the most excited about taking and the one that we ended up using was the Fire pit. I matted the photo and turned it into the teacher last week. She was so impressed with Elsa that she had her show it to the class later that day.

This week Micah and I will be celebrating our 9th anniversary. Micah and I have made it a tradition for the past few years that we go to Tepenyaki. So I am really looking forward to having a night out together. As some of you may know that is far and few between.

Hope you are all doing well and hope to hear from you soon.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

5 Things I Was Doing 10 Years Ago:

1. I was cleaning rooms, and having a blast in Alaska
2. Micah and I were snowboarding almost everyday.
3. I bought my corolla (which I sold two years ago)
4. I was indecisive about going back to school or go on mission
5. I strengthened my testimony and started going back to church!

Things On Today's To-Do List:

1. get paint, we are painting and carpeting our bedroom. Yea!
2. workout!
3. go to Elsa's soccer game
4. braid Elsa's hair for school tomorrow (it is CRAZY HAIR day)
5. try and get my auto insurance, phone and cable bill cheaper!!!

5 Snacks I Enjoy:

1. Cheese
2. Cheese
3. Cheese
4. Cheese
5. did I already mention cheese?

5 Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire:

1. Travel
2. NOT WORK, thats for sure
3. Live on what is sufficient for my family and give the rest away.
4. Hire a Chauffer, cook, and maid
5. and of course, I would love to have a nice home

5 Places I have Lived:

1. San Lois Obispo, CA
2. Nibley, Ut
3. Logan, Ut
4. Denali, AK
5. Salt Lake City, UT

5 Places I have Worked:

1. Tony Romas
2. EK ekcessories
3. Princess Lodge
4. ZCMI/Skyroom (at the same time)
5. Endodontic Associates (currently)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Work is really slowing down. I am so tired of everyone talking about the economy. It stresses me out to hear it all the time. Micah and I had a talk today and he said that he wants to sell the pickup. I am pretty excited about it seeing how it costs us so much to drive. Elsa is loosing her first tooth. Livy still won't poop in the potty. Hillie is definately going through some seperation anxiety.

My Very First Blog

Well, I finally did it, I have a Blog! I didn't want to, my bestest friend Amber was mad that I don't have one and decided that I needed one. She even set it up for me clear in Arizona, so thanks Amber. I think this will be fun. I might have a hard time taking it seriously so don't be suprised if there are a few sarcastic comments. That is just how I am. So sit back, grab some popcorn and and enjoy the show.

The true essence of each girl

Nothing comes between Livy and her Chocolate cupcake

Me Enjoying our first picnic on our new picnic table

Is that Livy or little orphan Annie?

The Girls hanging out

Micah and the girls enjoying the picnic table

Lucy is baking something special just for me