Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stockings Made

I feel guilty every Christmas when I pull out the kid's store bought stockings. This year, I FINALLY got around to sewing the girl's stockings. The first sewing project i've completed without any help! or a pattern! And most importantly, the girls love them. Maybe I'll get the boy's stockings done this yr. I'll post pics when I do.
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Painted Hutch



Hutches have always said old lady to me. That's why I dragged my hutch out of the garage, took the top off and gave it a makeover. I painted it white, antiqued it, spray painted the drawer pulls. Looks way better in our entry way than the black bench and shelf combo we had in that spot. I never thought I would really like the mirror above it that Dan bought for me before we were married but I love it where it is.
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Paper pumpkins

These pumpkins are super easy, quick and cheap. Just cut up scrapbook paper in 1" strips, stack them up, punch a whole in both ends. Put your ribbon through one hole, tie it off then pull the ribbon through the other hole (making the papers curve) and tie it off. add ribbon for them stem on top.
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Happy Fall

I've been feeling super craft lately. I had so much fun making these pumpkin boquets with the girls. They lasted for over a week and were so pretty and fun to look at.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Newport trip

This was a great trip. I am spoiled now after getting a beach house in Newport. I don't think I could do a beach trip any other way. Nothing beats being able to walk out your door, walk down two houses and be in the sand. Nothing beats leaving the boys at home with Grandma so I could actually relax on the beach and ride all the disney rides. So fun. We had so much fun shopping, eating, goint to movies, visiting Wonderland Bakery, boogie boarding, etc. etc.
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Monday, September 13, 2010


Dan has been begging for a dog for a loooong time. Neither of us have ever had one and I haven't really cared because I've never liked dogs and I have also developed a fur fobia in my adult years.

Being the awesome wife that I am, I got Danny this adorable creature for his Birthday anyway.

The title says Sophie/Smores because we've had a terrible time naming her and can't agree on anything so I call her Sophie and Dan calls her smores and the girls can call her whatever they want.

I love our puppy and am so glad I finally gave in. She is so adorable! In case you're wondering, it's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They grow to be 12-18 lbs, are really good with families, and only cost a small fortune (just don't ask).
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flaming Gorge

We Took a trip with Dan's old mission companion, Nephi, just before school started. We split the time between Flaming Gorge and Park City. Catching the big lunker (28 lb, 36" lake trout) was my favorite part of the whole trip. I think I can speak for Dan that reeling in his fish was his favorite part of the trip too. Although I get to brag that my fish was bigger than Dan's fish! A shout out to Nephi and his fam- We had a Great time! Love you guys!
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Sunday, June 13, 2010


We had an Awesome weekend in Havasupai, staying 3 nights. It was a nice break from the kids- a perfect mixture of relaxation and play. I can't wait to go again!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Grady's Place

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Our friend Grady lives in the middle of nowhere. Tonight we saw quail, rabbits, toads, and chickens. It was a beautiful evening tonight- perfect for pictures.

crafty me

I love to create. A lady hired me to do some pieces of art for her child's room and here are a few from the set of 12 that I did for her. I love making jewelry too. I could make jewelery all day if I had the chance.

playing in the snow

We always have to make a trip to the snow every year. here are a few shots from that

Sydney's 7th bday

I haven't blogged forever so I have some catching up to do. Here is sydneys birthday. She got breakfast in bed, a new bike, too many presents and 2 parties. By the way! I am the proudest mom ever. Sydney's art was the only art chosen out of her entire class (29 students) to be displayed in an art gallery. Wooo hooo! I will haev to post pics of the art piece later.