Friday, August 29, 2008
If you're a twilight fan - click here.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Check out her website, Santa Barbara Bows, for more darling examples of her work.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My firstborn has started kindergarten. It's a full day, dual immersion school, so she'll learn spanish. She spends every other day in a spanish classroom, with a teacher that speaks only spanish.
I think her nerves were just as bad as mine. She started crying yesterday afternoon, and she said she wasn't very excited. Although this was after going through and ironing all her school clothes, which she was extremely excited about, and picking out the outfits she'll wear for the first two weeks! (why settle for just the first day?) They have a "uniform" for school, it's pretty loose in my book. Any rather plain pink, white or green shirt with khaki or brown bottoms. Needless to say, we have many shades of pink, and many many pink tops.
So as I was doing her hair this morning, she said "I'm not very excited about school, but I like my outfit!" Well Bella, it's all about how we feel, and if your outfit makes you happy, you'll do just fine.
Jane watched the two little ones for us while Jeff and I took her to school. Her teacher is Miss Mindy and was very sweet to Bella, and helped her feel comfortable. Bella was very apprehensive, but once she found out Jessie (in our carpool) was in her class, she did much better.
I'm so excited for her - she loves to learn and will do great. I can't wait to hear all about her day. Jeff just wishes he could see her at lunchtime. I just hope I packed enough food.
I'm glad she didn't start kindergarten last year, that means I get to keep her one more year before she runs off to college.
Monday, August 25, 2008
You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and appreciate the kind way you always handle things.
I found this "Twilight" quiz on this website: click here to take the quiz and see who you are!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Can you tell they didn't use ANY knives? Don't you just want to sink your teeth into this appetizing feast? (Believe it or not, no one had sunk their teeth into the above sandwich yet!)
But the kids had a ball, and unfortunately the outdoor pool closes this weekend.
After naps we went to Bella's new school for "Carnaval". It was a fundraiser for the school and had lots of inflatables, as well as games, a cake walk and a mariachi DJ (could have done without that). Reed thought this dinosaur was pretty neat. Bella's first try at a climbing wall (ever). It took Sofie quite some time (and a fearless friend) to get her to go on the inflatables. It was fun! Summer, we will miss you more than you could ever imagine!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
So Saturday I decide to start pulling them. I started sneezing about 10 minutes into it, but decided to keep going, thinking I'd just take a Benadryl and be done with it. To make a long story short, I ended up in the urgent care the next morning after an extremely uncomfortable sleepless night. I'm officially allergic to weeds. I don't even care what kind. As long as I don't have to pull them anymore, it's fine with me!
So my adorable friend Chantelle and her great husband came last night and pulled weeds for me so that the work can get done. Aren't they fabulous?!
Jeff gets home in a couple of days, and hopefully we'll have some more work done before he returns.
Thanks a ton Pete and Chantelle - YOU'RE THE BEST!!!
I've been jealous of my uncle, aunt and two cute cousins who were in China attending the Olympics and seeing the sights. What an amazing adventure they have had.
I'm sad to see it come to an end - it's been fun to watch.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I was up way too late last night checking out the "professional" cake disasters. These are people that get paid to make cakes, not just your everyday home baker. Many of them are grocery store cakes, but cakes that are sold nonetheless.
I hope I never have a cake that hits that blog!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I loved this giveaway so much, look forward to more soon!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Isabella is my own living, breathing calendar. Every night she asks me "Mom, what are we doing tomorrow?". Not to be confused with the question "Where are we GOING tomorrow". If I answer "I don't know", she'll typically repeat the question (like I didn't hear), ask the other other question, or I hear it again in the morning.
Now if I happen to answer "We're not going anywhere", then she will pester me to no end if I say to get in the car we have to run an errand. She holds me to it!
I think she's going to be a Cruise Director when she grows up.
Although her main concern tonight was what kind of car she's going to buy when she's a teenager. She's pretty overwhelmed with the options. Although I think she's leaning towards a truck.
Amy and I became best friends in 3rd grade. We were together comstantly after that. A huge perk to living in Utah is living 45 minutes away from her, and getting to see her often.
Things I have always loved about her:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
6 habits or things about me:
1. I am NOT a journal writer. Aside from a collective few years here and there, this is it!
2. I am extremely uncoordinated. I can't catch, throw, kick, or hit a ball to save my life! I always wiggled my way to the back of the line in gym to avoid the embarrasment!
3. I am very unorganized. I can typically find what I'm looking for amid the mess, but tidy I am not.
4. I love to wrap presents. I adore ribbon and wrapping paper. It is not very often that I will give a gift in a gift bag or a gift card, because I love any excuse to wrap a present.
5. I am not the best driver. I typically have a bit of a lead foot. If any of you have heard my recent out-of-state driving adventures in the last few months you know what I'm talking about. I'm getting better, especially because I'm feeling guilty that my car insurance just sent me a "good driver" rebate check for $20. (remember, my incidents were out-of-state!)
6. I hate doing laundry. Most likely because right now my laundry room is unfinished and is in the basement. Basically when it comes to chores, if it's not in my face, it's most likely not going to get finished!
Some favorite websites I like to use are (which are free): Pinching your Pennies & Grocery Smarts (Utah only). You can contact Grocery Smarts for a free class as to how to do coupons most effectively, as well as getting a screaming deal on mulitple newspapers (part of the trick). Let me know if you would like any more information.
For the first night in a week and a half, I could sleep knowing how it all ended.
Now to get started on reading the Harry Potter series . . .
Monday, August 4, 2008
I have made aprons before, but they were all the same style. Jeff gave me this fun vintage apron book for Valentine's Day and I thought I would put it to good use. I can't wait to get started making more. It was so much fun.
So, all you have to do for a chance to win this cute little half apron is to make a comment to THIS POST. If you don't have a google account, you can go under "anonymous", just make sure you sign your name.
The deadline is next Monday, August 11th at 5:00 p.m. MST. I will draw a random winner from those entries.