Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

the daily wait.....

Poor little guy....he just can't wait until his sister gets home from school! I bet I did the same thing before I was in school and my sister would leave me all day.

too funny.....

Check it out!

Everyone needs to check out my sister"s new blog. I love her. She has always been an amazing writer and no one can put into words the daily life of a mother better. I really like the idea of her blog and hope that all the mothers out there will participate. It could turn into something great...........

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

slowing down..............

The above pictures were taken through my bedroom window so the quality is pretty cruddy. I just had to capture how much snow our little town was hit with last week! That is my backyard filled practically to the brim with snow. in the bottom pic you can barely see the top of the swing set. I enjoyed how everything in our busy life has just slowed down recently. Neighbors are talking to each other more. Board games are being played and naps are being taken. Even this week Livia's school has had 2 hour delays because the city of Flagstaff can't find a place to put all of this white stuff. We have been sleeping in and cooking yummy breakfasts. I am telling you- we are living the life over here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

snowed in and loving it!

Today Chad is home with us because soooo much snow fell in the night. It is being pretty consistent today. Some are even saying we will get 4 feet more when all is said and done. We have been having a wonderful time playing in our tents. (the kids set up their tents in our room and have been playing starving, lost kids all morning) I am getting ready to make some baked apples. My mom used to always core apples and fill them with red hots and bake them in the oven on snow days. It is a tradition I want to start with our kiddos. I wanted to post some pics and let all of the family know we are safe and sound. I LOVE snow!!!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


The first of four storms to come, hit us last night and school was canceled today! Yippee! We stayed in jammies and then crammed our snow clothes over them to go sledding. It just doesn't get any better than this. Tate is way to brave on sleds and I find myself saying a little prayer every time he flies down the biggest , bumpiest and longest hill he can find. Livia is more cautious and I just never have to worry. I tried using the kid snowboard and busted my butt! I think I might even bruise a bit. Serves me right for trying to live in the past for a spell.

Monday, January 18, 2010

oh no! SNOW!

So this week is going to be a big one as far as snow is concerned. There are reports that anywhere from 6 to 8 feet of snow! I did some major grocery shopping today as well as made sure all of the cars are filled with gas (look at me being all prepared!) now we just have to wait and play! I love it when it is snowing outside and I can bake and catch up on projects. I am looking forward to this week.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Salt Lake

A while back Nicole and I met up with Shannon in Salt Lake for a little R&R. We had a delightful time. In fact I was so busy relaxing I actually didn't take many pictures. I love the picture of Tanner with the Kleenex. I was babysitting him while Shannon went to her convention and I found that Kleenex amuses kiddos for hours- At least until it runs out. I know what a waste but anything for Tanner. Notice my smokey eyes? I had my own personal make up artist on the trip. Nicole you rock!

build-a-debt. oops! I mean bear!

Nicole was just dying to go to build a bear with our kids- I finally gave into her wishes while visiting her last weekend. I really can understand why she has been wanting to go. The kids had so much fun "Building" their little bears. It is so hard for me to let the kids pick things that 100% don't go together! I had to let my controlling self go for a while so the kids could have their fun. (ever since watching Jon and Kate plus 8 I am so aware of how I sound when talking to my kids in public!) It was so nice to be in warm weather! We are preparing for 6 feet of snow this week!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Oh the JOY!

Di and I took the kids on a tour today of the Joy cone factory by the airport. Hilarious I tell you. Loved our tour guide even though he was one of the most mono-toned humans in existence. Lucky for the kids there was so much to do and watch that they didn't get to bored. I think I would do so good at a job like that. Everything was so clean and organized and simple. Tour guide- "We make your basic sugar, waffle and cake.........." I could so focus on achieving three goals every day! Anywhoo- here are some cute pics. Thanks Di for always finding FREE things to do.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

hello again..............

Life keeps moving by and I keep making lists of things to post without the least bit of energy to do so........ I need to remotivate myself with this blog so the goal for now is to try and post once a week. Livia is growing up way too fast and Tate is getting to be too much of a stinky boy. I can't believe I will have two kids in school next year. We recently went to the valley and celebrated Chad's 33rd birthday (By the way honey, happy birthday and I love you so very much) it was so nice to get out of the cold weather! I think it made all of our family breath a little easier this week having had a mini vaca like that. I will download some pictures soon and post some of the kiddos. Love you all.