Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Look how far we've come.

I just realized (through some gentle reminders) that I never posted this article we were featured in:

Look how far we've come from this:Chloe at 1 day old.

To this:
3 goofy, 4 1/2 year olds!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Check this out!

So my very creative little sister makes some amazingly cute things - baby slings, nursing covers, bags (from scripture size to large totes), and baby dresses/preschool tunic tops (check these out they are awesome!). I think the talent for sewing skipped me, but she excels at it, and luckily I get to benefit from her talent sometimes, too. Check out her new blog:

or go shopping here:
Oh, and check out the cute models under the ZuZu dresses. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Super Bowl Party!

The excitement for the super bowl was huge this year as Cheyenne's favorite team was playing, and favored to win. Plan were set into motion a few weeks ago as the menu was carefully debated and thought out - key elements to a good super bowl. The game was going to be good, the food was going to be good, great friends and family were coming, just hoping the commercials would complete it all. Go, COLTS!!

Well, sadly, Cheyenne's team lost and she faced much taunting the next day as she still stood up for her beloved Colts. The food was delicious - pulled pork tacos with all the trimmings, spring rolls (we were going for an international flair, I guess), and carameled popcorn and ice cream cones for dessert. Our awesome neighbors and friends, The Huntsmans, came, along with Bill's Aunt Janie and Uncle Leon, and his brother, Tom. We had a great time! The commercials were okay, there were some good ones, there were some stupid ones, there just not as good as they used to be. And then after everyone left, Thomas stayed and played guitar hero for a while with us. It was a good night!Aunt Janie, MaryJo, Wade, Cheyenne, Tom, Bill, and Uncle Leon. The rest were playing upstairs most of the time.
Natalie, Lauren, and Page playing cards.Jon, Trey, Maddie, Chloe, and Billy playing nerf guns.And the guitar hero playing. Billy was rocking on vocals and really got into the guitar tonight!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another Favorite Spot

A while ago I posted about my favorite things/places in my home, well, I have a new one. Okay, so really I took these pictures a few months ago, but I finally got around to writing about it now. :)The sewing machine was my Grandma C.'s and I have very fond memories of sleeping over at her house in the "blue room" and playing with the pedal on this sewing machine. My sister and I would try to see how fast we could get it pumping. Somehow I ended up with it in my room when Grandma moved to her apartment and I've treasured it ever since. The the doily on top was crocheted by Grandma H. and what a work of art it is. The sewing box next to it was also hers. As I look at these things I remember all the wonderful memories I have of these two incredible women. The fun of sleepovers and playing hopscotch on the stones out back, visits after school, "special plates", smarties, chocolate cake and frog-eye salad, her weekly visits (and loads of goodies) when the triplets were born and much more from Grandma C. Grandma H. reading "Henry Huggins" while we ate twizzlers on her front steps, lots and lots of playing and coloring at her house, her patiently helping me start (or fix) many a cross-stitch project, her telling me to never learn how to milk a cow, and so much more. I really miss my grandma's, but I'm so glad I always lived close to them and they had such a big influence on me. As for the pictures, that another story. One day as my sister Kristen and I were in Sam's Club, they had a display for these old-fashioned pictures. We decided it would be so fun to have the only grandaughters (my two and her two) take a picture together and we'd give it to Grandma for her birthday. The day came and as they were all playing dress up, Kristen's youngest decided she wanted nothing to do with it. She cried and cried (very unlike Hailey) and we ended up just getting a picture of Cheyenne and Natalie. We even tried again a few months later, but still no luck. Fast forward to a couple years ago and I saw the offer for these pictures again. So with Kristen's help again (she was the "mom" to the boys so we could get the cheap price) we got these taken. The kids had so much fun playing while the guy took some wonderful pictures. It was hard not to want to buy them all. It wasn't until later that I realized that Cheyenne and Natalie, in their picture, are about the same ages as Billy and Jon. I worked out perfectly! These pictures just make me smile every time I look at them, they're just so darn cute!

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