Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Look at my cute husband

We got our annual invite to the Carter's Christmas party and this was the picture they used. It's fantastic! Seth told me he thinks he was trying to be a tough guy in the picture. just thought I would let everyone else see this awesome picture.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Are You Kidding Me #13

FYI Jennifer Aniston:

I no longer care for you. I liked friends, I liked the "Rachel" cut. But I'm sooooo over you! Recently you were quoted in a magazine saying "I don't get why people care (about me), it's none of their @!#? business". Are you kidding me? Really... if you feel like that than why pose for GQ wearing nothing but a tie(I would post the picture, but it falls under what I consider porn). That picture disgusts me. I'm tired of women degrading themselves. I'm also tired of celebrities pretending they "don't like the attention", but then doing anything and everything to get attention.
So, farewell Jen. I'm done with you...and your friend Oprah.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gingerbread Fun

My grandma gave us some yummy
gingerbread men and we had fun decorating them. Actually I think Seth and I had fun decorating them and Bella had fun eating the icing and candy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


A few months ago after the reunion I posted that Christy Hepworth has 9 children. Apparently that is not true. She found me on facebook and some of you already know this, she has 6 boys. Anyway I feel like I should clear that up since I was the one who said it. Also I guess I learned my lesson about getting information from people who might be drunk, even if they sound like they know what they're talking about.

Monday, December 8, 2008

My little performer

A few months ago I signed Bella up for a group called Sunshine Generation. I guess I must live under a rock because I seem to be the only person who had never heard of this group.
I have been so happy with them! The kids learn songs and dances and just have fun. Everything about this group is innocent. As you can see from their costumes (they haven't changed since the 70's).
Bella has so much fun and seems to have found her calling in life.....performing! Not that she's the best by any means (I say that with love). Just that she loves to be front and center and seems to have no problem being in front of a crowd. I wish I could put the video on, from the performance. At one point I was laughing so hard I cried. And then the next minute I was just beaming, because I was so proud of her! I love being a parent! I can't wait for March, when she has her next performance.
This is Bella's friend Maleah, who happens to Andrew Taylor's niece. Small world. I remember when Matt & Teresa had their baby. Oh wait he's 11, I guess that's not a baby. (That makes me feel old)
The girls are so cute together.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday Week

Here are just a few pictures from Bella's birthday week. We started the morning off with our traditional breakfast and presents in bed. I over heard her telling someone at church that she got "FREE breakfast in bed". She got to take one friend to the Tree House Museum in Ogden. (That was my first time and I'm seriously wondering why I've never been there before. That place was awesome!)This is the girls dressed up as pioneers. The girls had so much fun. I can't wait to go back.

Dinner at California Pizza Kitchen

A family party for Bella and Luke, who share a birthday. Bella's friend Kim, who works at Parsons, made her cake. The princesses even light up.

What a fun week. Can't wait until next year! Love you!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Bella

Today my sweet little Bella turns 4 years old. I feel I should pass on one important lesson to you. Exploit your birthday! I will basically do whatever you want (within reason) when it comes to your birthday. Seth take note, the same goes for you and Claire. I live by this motto. Which is why my birthday tends to last 3 weeks. It's fantastic!
Wow! I can't believe it was only 4 years ago that you came into my life. I was in the darkest most unhappy place and then you were born and changed everything! You made life worth living, even when I thought otherwise. Those first few years when it was just us were so special to me. (to be fair, dad did come into our lives when you were 7 months. you were always so happy when he came around!)But we did have some special times, just the 2 of us. I was and am so blessed to have you in my life. Here are just a few of the many things we love about you.

You are the most social outgoing child

You love church

You love and play with your little sister so well

You are very smart

You are very obedient

You take naps with me

You make us laugh

You have the best imagination

You love going to Utah football games with dad

You say I am your best friend

We hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of your birthday week. (pictures to come) We are so proud to be your parents

Love , Mom & Dad

Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis The Season

This is my neighbor Larry's front yard. (If you click on the picture you can get a closer look at everything) He stores all of this in our back yard. Every year he tells me he's not going to buy any more lawn ornaments and every year he does. Infact as I was taking this picture he pointed out the 3 new things he had added to the front yard and then proceeded to tell me about everything that's now in the back yard. Yes, that's right, he lights up the back yard with lawn ornaments! Oh bless his heart. He really is such a nice man that gets such a kick out of being the one on the street "to go all out", as he puts it. I love this time of year. It brings a smile to my face, even when I can't get to sleep because the light show across the street is to bright.