Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pass this along...

I wouldn't be a good friend if I didn't pass this along.

A lady in my sister in laws ward started this and it's pretty impressive. Kind of reminds me of Julie & Julia.
Anyway if you're looking for some new recipes it's a good site to check out.
My sister in law made this. Yum!! I highly recommend it!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MPJ Reunion

Has it really been 17 years since I was in jr high, at good old Mueller Park? Yes, it's true. I'm an old lady, as my daughter says.
Today a few of us got together to catch up with one of our favorite people from jr high...Liz Packer. Liz and I were roommates at Ricks, but even that was 11 years ago.
If you remember Liz, you know she had great taste in music, was so funny and just plain fun to be around. I'm happy to report that none of those things have changed. She just went to see Cold Play in concert a few months ago and yes, she still has that love for Eddie Vedder. Ok, so it's probably not the same love she had for him when we were younger.
Liz was a great sport to meet us since she's due with #4 pretty soon.
It was so much fun to share stories about the old days, and feel like kids again.
We missed those of you who couldn't come, but we'll see you next time.

Loving my life

Right now I'm sitting on my bed with all 4 girls watching the Disney channel. Bella is holding Bre and Claire is takling to Syd. Both babies are cooing and happy. I love my life!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A few pictures of Claire

In need of a family picture

We're going to have a family picture in the next few months and I'm curious what photographers people use. I would prefer not to sell a child to pay for it.
If you have any recommendations and their web sites, please let me know.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Good times

Hi, I'm Amy and I'm addicted to American Idol.
It's true. I can't get enough!
I love it!
In fact I just downloaded a song from one of the contestants from last year. Brooke White. Remember her? She was the Mormon from Arizona. Anyway she did this amazing version of Jolene and I just had to have it. I don't even like country music that much.
Last week I laughed out loud when the general sang his "Pants on the Ground" song. Seth just rolls his eyes, because he thinks he's just another William Hung. He may be right, but I don't care.
So just a warning, over the next few months I'm sure I'll be blogging about my favorites and least favorites. Please give your two cents if you get as wrapped up in this show as much as I do.
I am getting a little worried about the shows fate, though. I never cared much for Paula's dumb comments but I loved the banter between she and Simon.
And I LOVE Ellen! She's so funny. But as a judge? Hmmm..not sure yet what I think. Then there's the issue of Simon leaving after this season. I can't think of anyone who will do as good a job as he does. His judgements are usually spot on and he's so funny!
So bring it on American Idol! I can't wait to see what this season holds!
*Oh and for anyone who guessed on my last post it was Sydney on the left and Breanna on the right

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Are you Kidding me #23

Just the other day I was saying to Seth, "I wish the girls looked more identical". So tonight Bella and I tried an experiment. We put them in the same clothes and covered their hair. The hair is usually how people tell them apart.
Well I should be more careful about what I wish for.
I sent out a text asking people if they could tell them apart and everyone who responded got it wrong. That made me second guess if I was right. I wasn't smart enough to check after I sent the text.
So any guesses?

Everything Comes Full Circle

This is picture from a birthday party Bella went to last week. I usually don't post pictures of her at parties, but this party was different. The b-day girl in the middle is Jaci and the other little girl is Ivy. These girls belong to two very good friends of mine. Friends I've had since jr. high!
As I was watching these girls play, before we left, I started talking to my friends mom (Cindo) and we both kept saying how crazy it is that Lindsay and I have kids. When did we get old enough to have kids who play together?
The girls had so much fun and I love that they all play together!

Monday, January 11, 2010

hApPy BiRtHdAy ClaiRe!!

Dear Claire,
What a year you're had. You've grown up into such a curious little girl. Always trying to figure out how things work. I love the way your mind works. I wish I could be inside your head for just one minute. Then maybe I'd understand why you colored on the walls, wiped poop on the walls and your crib, and used my favorite Mac makeup to color yourself and my room. I can laugh at these thing now. I think it's because of your sweet little attitude. Everyone who meets you loves you instantly. Your smile and laugh is contagious.
You make our family that much better.
We all love you so much!!
Mom, Dad and sisters!

Last night we had both sides of our family over for cake and ice cream. Claire loved her 2 cakes. Yes that's right. She had 2 cakes!! Kim must sure love her to make 2 cakes.
Then this morning Claire opened presents and had breakfast in bed. Breakfast being a lose term, since it was a cupcake. Bella reminded me that she didn't get to wear the birthday crown this year. Sorry Bella. Maybe one day she'll understand that my head is barley screwed on these days, and she's lucky I remember half the things I do.
To top off the birthday celebrations, we're going swimming at the rec center tonight. Can't wait!

The proud parents!

The 2 cakes!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A few things I'm going to try a little harder to do this year....

  • Not lose my patience as much. (Shocking, I know. how could I possibly lose my patience with 4 kids under 5?)
  • Get to know the twins as individuals and not just as "twins"
  • Appreciate my husband more
  • Do something about my flabby arms (I'm shooting for Jennifer Aniston arms, even though I can't stand her. Her arms are amazing!)
  • Study, not just read the scriptures
  • Continue to stay current on blogging and scrapbooking
  • Stick to the budget and save more
  • Make more time for family (parents, siblings & in-laws)
  • Read more books
  • Do more than one push up without dropping dead (Thanks BJ Blaser for reminding me of that this past Christmas)
  • Spend more one on one time with each child
  • Learn how to dress myself (I stink at this, as many of you know. I'm saving my time with the personal stylist, that I got for Christmas from Laura, for my b-day)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I know I've been a mom for a long time when....

I dream about Dora! (yes, that really happened last night)