Friday, August 27, 2010


I at least was able to update my weight loss blog! Check it out here!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Of course mine should win...

I entered a picture in the Pioneer Woman's photo contest! Yesterday I thought I had entered it and I searched and searched for it on her Flickr page, but couldn't find it. Well this morning I figured out how to add it to the contest! And of course I thought I was being original by putting a photo of Ian giving Owen a kiss. However after looking at all the pictures it turns out I am not original. :) But that is ok, I still think mine is beautiful and is the true definition of love! That is the assignment theme, love. I have to say though some of them really are beautiful. The one I loved the most was of a can of diet Dr. Pepper! I don't think it was for this particular assignment, but for me it would be love. ;)

Well we will see if my picture even gets picked as a finalist. Even if it doesn't, it has been fun looking at the pictures. Here is the one I entered. I think it is absolutely the cutest picture of my boys ever!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


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Just a repost...

I thought this was worth re-posting. It was originally posted on January 8, 2010. I made a few comments this time though (I made bold the ones that I made comments on)

I got this off of my friends blog. I agree with every single one of them!

1. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to take a nap when I was younger.

2. There is a great need for a sarcasm font. (I am pretty sure that people would understand me a lot more if this were so!)

3. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

4. Was learning cursive really necessary?

5. Map quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I am pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. (seriously, and I always make the mistake of reading number one!)

6. Can we just all agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to start all over again.

7. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least a little tired. (I am pretty sure this is more true now then it was then!)

8. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any to my 10 page report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

9. I hate it when I miss a call right at the last ring, but when I immediately call back, it rings 9 times and goes to voice mail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run?

10. Don't you hate it when you leave the house having a good hair day and you don't run into anyone? What a waste. (I am pretty sure in this crazy heat a good hair doesn't exsist for me. Who am I kidding a good hair doesn't exsist for me EVER)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Yesterday was hard. I was SO tired. Owen woke up during our nap time needing to eat. I told Justin I was on the verge of being a bad mom because I almost didn't burp Owen since I was so tired. He responded by saying "Baby, DHS doesn't come and take kids away because they didn't get burped." That made me chuckle! Man do I have a great, um no, I have the greatest husband around!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The real world...(not the road rules)

Well we have officially entered into the real world. Yep, all the grandparents are gone, Justin is back to work and we are done getting dinners brought to us (unless you still want to get in on that action, we will accept anything). ;)

I decided last night that no matter what I wanted to stay active today. So this morning, even though I was super tired, I texted my friend Misti and we decided to go on a walk. We ended up going to the mall to walk because it was super hot, even at 9 in the morning. Then we came back to my house and let the boys, well the older boys, play in the sprinkler. I then made us all lunch! Man what a great morning. After they left, Ian took a nap and Owen and I tried to, but Owen decided napping wasn't that great and decided he wanted to eat instead. Of course as soon as he was done eating and all cozy in the bed, Ian decided to wake up. Perhaps someday they will be on the same nap schedule. (let me dream)

So with Ian being up and Owen sleeping, I decided to put Ian in the high chair and go take a shower. I turned Elmo on so he could be distracted. It worked! After my shower I cleaned the kitchen and then called one of my BFF's Erin and we talked for only a short time (okay, an hour and a half). After that I actually made dinner! Yes, you read that right, I made dinner! I haven't made dinner in forever. It was nice. I made spaghetti, easy meal and lots of left overs so I don't have to cook the next two days or so. ;) Unless Justin gets sick of it. I figure if we aren't spending money going out to eat, he will be happy. (Am I right honey?)

Now I am just sitting here enjoying being able to type with both hands. Yes, that is what my world has come to. Oh and I made brownies! And finished topping of the last two cupcakes from my Elmo experiment. I only made two Elmo's. And Ian made my day on Sunday when Justin was eating the Elmo cupcake and Ian pointed to it and said "mamo" (this is his way of saying Elmo). I was so happy! I can now be confident in my Elmo cupcakes for his birthday. I can't wait! Here are a few pictures from the baking I have been doing.

I think I will be doing a combination of both of these. I will do the sparkles like on the left one and the eyes like the right one. Also, I will probably cut down the marshmallows into thirds rather than in halves. I can't wait!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

one month and so much more!!!

Owen's one month picture. I can't wait to watch him grow!

My cousin Joni came to visit!

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit too!

Ian playing with bubbles! So fun!