Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2nd Grade!

Brandon was very excited about his first day of school yesterday. He got up at about 6:30 to get ready, he got himself dressed and brushed his teeth and then was chomping at the bit for the next 2 1/2 hours to "get going". He had a really good day and he is excited about his teachers.


for my birthday we decided to go down to Colorado Springs and check out their zoo, but the weather was so bad we went to the Aquarium instead. It really was a lot of fun!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Just what I wanted...

This was the exact result I was hoping for from the All-Around competition. They all did so well, it was SO fun to watch... I think my favorite event of summer Olympics. I can't believe it's already half over!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's my birthday!

Happy Birthday to ME! I thought since it was my birthday I would write a little bit about me since many of you didn't know the younger me.

I was born 28 years ago in Salt Lake City, Utah. I mainly grew up in Tooele, Utah. I have wonderful parents who have been really good examples to me especially since now I am married and have kids. I am the oldest of 5. I have one little brother (who, is NOT "littler" than me) and 3 little sisters (who actually are NOT "littler" than me either). I was a pretty good student, and usually did what my parents told me to do... maybe that's why a small part of me craves rebellion because maybe I didn't feel like I ever got to rebel or something. After graduation I went to Snow College for a couple of years (some of the best) and during spring break of my sophmore year, I met Shane. We were married that summer before school started. I went to Utah State after marrying Shane. Now I love Logan but when I first moved there I really really hated it! I graduated with my BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Psychology.

I love fairs, parades, traveling, my family, my church, music, movies, painting, Christmas, summertime, eating, sleeping, reading, going out, staying home, blogging, teaching my kids, teaching primary, being outside, being inside, feeling like I am important to someone, the scriptures, our prophet and apostles (especially Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin) the smell of rain, getting to know new people, listening to stories, being organized (which I'm not), pretending to be a Broadway Star and singing as loud as I can to an awesome musical, a clean house (which I don't have), when you can smell flowers before you can see them, dancing, growing things, making something better than it was before.

My hopes for my 29th year are to be more intune to the Spirit, to be a better mom, a better wife, to treat my loved ones in a way they KNOW I love them. I hope to be more organized, to get food storage completed, to be smarter with money, to be more confident, to be less of a procrastinator, to learn how to make tarts, to be a better and more thoughtful neighbor, friend, mom, wife, daughter and sister.

My dreams are to go to New York, to go Paris, to become independently wealthy so Shane and I can do whatever we want whenever we want, to be a world famous cook, or singer, or dancer or doctor or all of the above, to move to a remote island for a year with all my family, to become a real artist with painting and to always have an immaculatly clean house with never having to clean it myself.

So, happy birthday to me and anyone else I share this day with!!!

this is one of my favorite baby pictures,
I am not sure why... maybe the hair?

another favorite of my and my younger
brother, Robert. He's just SO CUTE!!

One of my funnest and most memorable
events was going to Phantom of the Opera
with my mom and grandma. It was the first
big time play I'd ever been to. And I LOVED
it!!!! It started something I LOVE to this day.
It was also the first time I ever wore high heels

Monday, August 11, 2008


Logan LOVES cars. For the past month or so, he has been carrying all of his little "cars" cars around the house and always asks to watch the movie. He wants to read all of the books we have on cars and he has been known to sleep with the movie case! It would be REALLY annoying if it wasn't so cute!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

You Are Pocahantas!

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Free-spirited and wise. You have a strong passionate spirit that touches and changes all who know you. The wisdom and common sense that you have is really what guides you through life. Even so, you also have a very playful side that loves adventure and excitement.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Monday, August 4, 2008

Jumping Bean

Logan has been LOVING the trampoline! He used to run around and around in circles, but lately he has really been jumping pretty good. I wanted to share just how cute it is.

I wanted to include this second video because it's funny but also because it shows Logan's "look". He has this look that makes me feel so dumb! Like he's thinking... "Oh mother, you are SO ridiculous!" It just cracks me up!!!!!

JULY 30th

So, I usually try to make the birthday cakes the day before the birthday and during the summer, with all the lovlies home, I get a lot of help. I am a messy cook, but with the helpers I have... it seemed extra bad this time.

Here is the final draft. (what a nightmare black frosting is!)


On the 31st my oldest, Brandon, turned 7!!! Is it really possible that I have a SEVEN year old?!?!? We had a really fun day. He got up really early to go fishing with his dad where he got stung twice and didn't catch any fish. He came home and told me that so far, it was the worst birthday ever. After a breakfast of donuts, he got to open his presents and found out that he was getting a hamster. Well of course the day quickly turned into the BEST birthday ever. We went to the pet store and chose a Blueberry Dwarf Hamster. IT was love at first sight. Brandon decided to name him Blueberry and call him Blue or Little Blue. Later that night after dinner, we went to the park and had cake and icecream with some friends. I sure hope he had a good birthday!

Brandon at two months old

opening presents from grandma and grandpa... he loved getting all those packages! (yes that IS a mohawk. He got to have one for 3 days and he just loved it!)

this is Little Blue

Brandon "blowing" out his candles.... it was too windy to light them!