Tuesday, December 30, 2014

10 years

Have you seen those chalkboard countdown anniversary cards on Pinterest? This is my version, it ended up with no chalkboard which is kind of sad, because I do love chalkboard prints.

Ahhh, memories.
I always get a kick about reminiscing about right before we got married. Noon, on December 30th, 2004, sitting on a white couch with him dressed in white with yellow badges silently giggling together, probably giggling not as silently as we were trying to be.

If I was a pioneer I think people would have said, oh sad, the bloom of life went out of her quick. I feel like I've age a ton in ten years. My hair is dry and brittle, my eyes have deep circles under them, I'm always exhausted and I've spent way too many months for comfort depressed in the last 10 years. Luckily my husband doesn't see any of that.

Last little side note, I don't really enjoy the movie Frozen, it seems like it has 20 minutes of plot expanded for an hour and half. I think the scenery in the background is a bit flat. I could probably look past all of that, if it wasn't for my utter hatred of the rock people and every scene they are in, but I do kind like Frozen. Only because all the gear reminds me of my wedding. Every time I see the blue snowflakes everywhere, I think oh how sweet every little girl wants to celebrate my wedding. I can't blame them, my marriage is the best out of there.
Here are some shots of my super trendy wedding because the trend was set.
I was pretty smitten with that boy, and still am.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My baby turned 6

For whatever reason I never expected this child to grow up, but she did, my December baby turned 6.
I was going to buy a pinata, then I saw the price! What the heck I can tape together some cardboard and glue on paper for that price. I used packing tape, I should have used masking tape, I ended up making an indestructible pinata with cereal boxes...
She had an Elsa theme party. She has been growing out her hair since the summer so she could have Elsa hair for her birthday.
 Its rough choosing an Elsa theme party when your favorite color is PINK!
 I found the banner here.

 We watched the movie Frozen.
 Played pin the crown on Elsa. It was not a frozen party it was an Elsa party, my daughter is very particular.
 My boys sported some snowman shirts.
 This boy doesn't like smiling for the camera.
 Just a few Elsa's showed up.
 We actually invited all the girls in the kindergarten class only three showed up. It was pretty fabulous, if I would have known there was such great odds, I would have done this years ago.
 We ate bagel pizzas, olives and carrots.
I copied a pinterest cake, sort of. I melted blue jolly ranchers. The girls only wanted to eat the blue candy not cake.  I though about putting candy around the bottom of the cake, but that would have required another bag of jolly ranchers and I didn't want to buy more. None of the girls complained.
 After attending expensive location parties and seeing child birthday parties that rival wedding receptions on pinterest its amazing how simple a party can be and how much fun kids can have.
 Movie night/video game night birthday parties are my favorite. They are so low key and the kids love them.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


This morning I brought the broom out to sweep, and then had to take care of something else before I could finish. My two year old took over for me, it was very sweet of him. He picked up quite a few things in the dust pan, judging on the amount of trips to the trash.
Sure I had to finish the job later, but I appreciated his enthusiasm since my older two kids always complain or cry when they have to sweep.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Helaman 3:27 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas presents

For days I kept telling Brent I wanted to talk to him about christmas. Last night he asked what I wanted to talk about. I said I have lists, you want to see what I've bought? So I showed them to him, other than his. He read them, and said, that's it? That's all you've bought? I said yes, and I'm missing the main presents.
Then we talked about the them. It made me feel good he was surprised at how little I bought.

Turbo playing

My two year old is laying on the floor playing with his matchbox cars, singing Monkeys jumping on the bed.

 We like Turbo.