Sunday, October 23, 2011


It's been caaarazy!! around here the last few weeks and I love it! Even though I whine about it, I would so much rather be busy than bored. We got to go to a Halloween party this weekend, I was Little Bo Peep, (I almost typed poop!) the girls were sheep, and Jake was a black sheep, obviously. : ) All I can say is I'm done with hot glue and cotton balls for a while...ugh.

Bridget is OBSESSED with this pumpkin. Seriously. She carries it around the house and even sleeps with it. She's quite strange, but we love her!
The other day my cousin Joslin and I decided it would be fun to make 6 loaves of bread and 5 dozen cookies while watching 4 kids under the age of 2....enough said. : )
Does anybody remember the look Bridget used to make at this age? The scowl? I'll have to find a picture, well this is the face Haddie makes...the "I'm constantly in shock that God sent me to this loud and obnoxious family."

My mom sent the girls another over the top Halloween package this year filled with outfits for the whole fam-damily, crafts, toys, candy, and stuff to make cupcakes. Needless to say, messes were made, batter was eaten, and lots of fun was had!

We got to go see my long lost friend Michelle and her two cute daughters. Bridget thought Bentley was the coolest and had lots of fun!

We've started with the solid foods which always looks a little something like this...

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Last night Bridget really wanted to sleep in a tent, so Jake set up a tent in the living room and we set her up with her sleeping bag, pillow, blankie, lantern, and of course, a tv! Jake and I really wanted to get caught up on Psych so we figured we could turn on a more 2 year old appropriate movie in the tent. : ) She chose The Santa Clause 2 of all movies! Between her getting in and out of the tent and Hadley having her little issues, we still only got through one Psych episode but it was still a way fun night!

This picture is for Jake's sister Steph

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm getting better!! : )

Two posts in like a week! I don't think I've ever done that before! : ) So today was a rainy day, which I love! But usually my motivation to get things done is lacking on these cloudy days, and it certainly was today! I did get up and go walking with my friend which we do everyday but after that...nothing!!! The girls and I pretty much watched movies all day. At one point Bridget was dressed and had cute hair but she decided to put on her princess costume from last year and take her hair out so she could dance. She likes to whip her hair around when music is on so usually her hair is ripped out by the end of the day. It's pretty funny : ) So here are the girls watching Nanny McPhee for the second time today, I'm an awesome mom huh? I guess once Bridget starts school this won't happen very often so maybe I should just enjoy it. I feel kinda guilty because Jake started his Master's program and so he has class until 7 tonight while we're at home drinking hot chocolate in our jammies!! haha oh well! Hopefully dinner will be made!

This picture makes me laugh! Look at Haddie's face! "Are you really going to make me lay here just so you can take a stupid picture!?"
Bridget pulled her costume down like a skirt...not sure why?

Friday, September 30, 2011

I don't know why I'm so bad at this!

So how do you all do it? I take forever to blog so when I do I have like months worth of pictures and it takes me forever to upload them all! ugh! I need to take a lesson from my friends that update their blogs like every few days. Maybe I'll be better? but probably not. : ) And because I'm so wonderful at this whole blogging thing, and by wonderful I mean sucky, my pictures are going to be in an orderly, backwards, fashion, starting in September going back to July. So here goes....

This double jogger is my new pride and joy. You know on The Office when Michael is talking about his flat screen tv and he says, ""? Imagine me saying "" just like that. I have been looking on KSL everyday trying to find a nice jogger in our price range for a few weeks now because I go out everyday and my Sit n' Stand stroller, even though I love it very much, just doesn't make these hills in my neighborhood any easier! So I saw this one the other day for $100 and I got the guy down to $80!! It's in great condition and awesome! I love it! And you know I must love it because I don't normally blog about stuff like this! : )
We grew a bunch of zucchini this year so I made some bread the other day with Bridget. And again because I'm so skilled, here is the after picture...
...and the before picture. : )
Here's our little Haddie, I love this picture because I have a picture of Bridgey wearing the same outfit, at the same age, wearing the same bow, playing with the same toy.
Dusty and Jos blessed baby Kale last weekend and had Eeds 2nd birthday party...lots of fun!


We blessed Hadley the end of August, we did it at our home on a Saturday so that more family could be here. It was very nice and I'm glad we were able to finally bless that poor girl after 4 months! ; )
We missed Curt, who was back in Japan, and Ashley, and Steph and their families but they live out of town
We also missed Mer, who couldn't miss school

We took Bridget to the Treehouse Museum, which is just like a children's museum. She had fun there but didn't stay at any one station very long so I spent most of the time running through the place trying to keep up!

We got to spend some time in colorful Colorado, my other love. I miss Colorado so much! I love Utah, but I really love CO! Here are some of the cousins playing, notice how Bridgey and Eder pants just didn't want to keep their clothes on
Our main reason for going to CO was so Jake could join my brothers, Dad, and my Uncle John on a bike packing trip on the Colorado Trail. They left Tuesday and got back Friday night and did about 60 miles. One night all the girls and Grandma and Grandpa went up to cook them dinner, it was so fun so give them all hugs and they didn't even stink! They rinsed in a little water spout just for us. While they were gone, we had a super fun girls week complete with pedicures, shopping, hair appointments, chick flicks, and lots of yummy food!
Ya that's right, my g-pa texts! He and g-ma even have Facebooks! ; )

Earlier this summer we got to go to the Heber Valley Camp for Jake's mom's family reunion, it was way fun! Bridget had so much fun with all the cousins and it was nice to see everyone. We tried taking Hadley out on the lake but she wasn't diggin the life jacket so I went back on the shore. I obviously love my girls more than anything, but I am looking forward to the time when I get to participate in activities again and not just watch them!!! In like 2o years! : ) Any of you moms feel the same way??

So that's what we've been up to. Hopefully I'll get on the ball and post more often, but we'll see.

From this!

From this!
Last April I had long blond hair and I could see my hip bones, and in less than 365 days I now have short dark hair and can't even see my feet let alone hip bones!

Dinosaur Bones

Dinosaur Bones
When my mom was pregnant with my little brother Ethan, she showed us the ultrasound picture and my other little brother Bennett was pretty certain it was a picture of dinosaur bones. So here she is, our cute pile of dinosaur bones!! Hopefully she's as cute in real life as she is here!

The best money we ever spent!

The best money we ever spent!
It's been really fun buying stuff for the baby on the way, Jake has especially had fun setting up all the new gadgets that bounce, swing, and sing! We have no room left in our tiny one room apartment but it's all worth it! I'm just hoping she really is a girl because I don't know what we'll do with all this pink stuff if she turns out to be a boy!

Diaper Cake

Diaper Cake
On February 14th my mom, grandma, and sister threw me an awesome baby shower back home in Colorado. It was kind of ironic that the same weekend last year they were throwing me a bridal shower. Anyway, my mom and sister Meredith made me the cutest diaper cake I've ever seen!!

A lovely little sinus infection...

A lovely little sinus infection...
So despite all the other wierd little things that go wrong with me, I never get sick! But for some reason when I went home to Colorado, I got the worst sinus infection I've had in so long! Being pregnant I can't take any medication so I had to resort to..well just take a look!