Monday, January 28, 2008

Not Much Going On

I just realized tonight that I haven't posted any pictures of our family in almost a month now. Sadly we really haven't even done anything worthwhile to blog about. It seems like it has been snowing nonstop for a month and if it's not snowing it's to cold to go outside. Plus last year both the boys got RSV twice. So we are being careful in hopes that it won't happen again. So far so good (knock on wood). We are trying to get our basement bathroom and laundry room finished. So Jeremy has been working on that some. It will be so nice when this 6 year basement finishing project is done. Here are just some random photos that I took of the boys tonight. They are getting so fun.

Here is my cute little Dalton hamming it up for the camera

Ashton is getting so fast and he can climb up on just about anything and he does this extremely fast. He is my little Bam Bam because is he so fast and so strong. But along with being this way comes ouches. He got this one by falling off the couch (because he was jumping on it) and hitting the sub woofer on his way down. It's a doozy. This is probably our worst wound so far.

Dalton loves our new vanity.

And he loves to be Daddy's little helper.

This was from the other day. I was in the other room and all of a sudden I heard both of the boys screaming bloody murder. So I go running in and this is what I find......

All I could do was laugh. I wanted to take a picture so I leave the room to get the camera and this just makes them cry louder. I'm such a mean Mom. I don't even know how they got themselves in there. They were stuck in there pretty good though.

As for the hair coloring update. It has been two days since I had it colored and I still have hair. This is a plus. As for the color....I'm not so sure yet. At first when I looked at it, it didn't look much different. When I got home to look at it closer it looked quite a bit darker than it did before. And there seems to be a lot of red in it. I don't know. It's going to take me awhile to get used to it. But I don't have any grays anymore. Yeah!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

There Is A First Time For Everything

O.K. so there are some things that I have never done. Not because I haven't wanted to but I just haven't yet. I have never been to a spa, never had a professional massage, never had a facial, never had a manicure, never had a pedicure, never had any type of plastic surgery (hopefully in the very near future), and I have never colored my hair (this is bad to admit but I have only had two professional haircuts in the last six years). I have had high lights put in a few times but have never colored the whole thing. But with old age comes gray hairs a plenty (thanks Dad, see picture below). My grays are getting out of control to the point that I am finally giving in and having it colored. Needless to say I am scared to death. I know this may sound silly to most of you. But I am. I am afraid it might all fall out or it might turn some new undiscovered horrible color. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. The day of dread is Saturday. Wish me luck!! I will keep you posted.

Monday, January 21, 2008


This is my little sister Jamie. The one who borrowed my clothes without asking, the one I had countless fights with over the car and everything else you can name, basically the one who drove me crazy all growing up. Needless to say we pretty much hated each other 98% of the time. But those days seem so long ago now that we have gotten so close over the last few years. We have been through a lot of good times and bad times together. Since I am the big sister I should be the example, the one to look up too. But I am the one that looks up to her. No matter what problems she may be having she somehow always manages to keep a smile on her face, she is always so friendly with everyone, and she is always and I mean always doing things for others. Almost every time I talk to her she is making dinner for someone, watching the whole neighborhood's kids, or volunteering here there and everywhere. She also has such strong faith even with everything she has been through in life. I have never seen such a devoted Mother. She loves her kids more than anything. She puts every ones needs before her own. I am honestly in aw at all she does. I wish I were more like her. Thanks for always being there for me. I love you! ! Have a Happy Birthday! !

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad! ! !

This is my awesome Dad who I love so much! He is one of the funnest people to be around. My Dad is not one who likes to just sit. He always has to be doing something. If you want an adventure he is definitely the one to call. But no matter how old he gets he still manages to outdo me in any activity whether it be hiking, skiing, or mountain biking. He is a hard one to keep up with. But I love to try. My Dad is the best person to watch a funny movie with. He has the best laugh. It makes you laugh just to hear him laugh. Hearing that laugh helps me on a really bad day. My Dad is also a wonderful Grandpa. You can already tell that my kids love him so much. Whenever they see him they reach out to go to him. And you can see in his face how much he loves them. My poor Dad has two daughters and no sons and therefore has had to sit through many dance recitals, cheerleading competitions, many, many, many, many shopping trips, and mood swings. And has been there and has been supportive through all of it. I am so grateful that he is my Dad. I look forward to many more years of adventures with him. I love you Dad. Hope you have a great Birthday! ! ! ! !

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Edward and Bella

I'm sure most of you know already but those of you who don't and are interested....Robert Pattinson (who played Cedric in Harry Potter) will be playing Edward in the Twilight movie

And Kristen Stewart will be playing Bella

I wasn't so sure about who they picked to play Edward at first because I was always picturing Zack Efron as Edward

Yeah.... I still think he would have been a really, really, really good choice.

But then I found this picture of the two actors for Edward and Bella together and
this Robert guy totally looks the part. He really looks like he could be a vampire(if there were such a thing). I am so excited now. The books have been so awesome I hope the movie is not a let down. But finding the right characters is half the battle and I think they have done good so far. Can't Wait!!!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Weight be gone (I hope)

OK so I just heard about this amazing website. Over this holiday season I kind of went out of control with eating sweets and gained quite a bit of weight. I have been wanting to get it off and start eating healthier but I haven't known what to do. Well today my answer came to me. There is this great website called It is all totally free. You can put in how much weight you want to lose by a certain time. They will set up a menu for you as well as an exercise program. You can set up daily goals as well and it will keep track of all of this for you. You can also join support groups and talk with other members trying to lose weight to keep each other motivated. I joined it today and am totally excited about it. Just thought I would put the word out if you haven't heard about it already. Seriously it is the coolest thing ever it plans out everything for you and if you don't like it you can change it to how you do like it. Even if you don't need to lose weight (I hate you, just kidding) it will help you to maintain a healthy way of eating.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Dance War

Yeah!!!!! I have been so excited for this show to start. I love all these dancing shows. I especially love it when someone from Utah goes on the show and kicks butt. And this dude (Zack is his name) totally kicks butt. He will be a fun one to watch (he better not get booted next week). Well my Monday nights for the next 5 weeks are booked. Is anyone else watching?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy 2008 Everyone

We hope everyone had a great New Years. We went up to my parents condo in Eden. It is beautiful up there. They have 24 inches of snow. I haven't seen that much snow in years. We actually stayed awake until midnight too (well Jeremy fell asleep for awhile but he woke up to ring in the new year). There was a fireworks show which we could see from the balcony. The next day we attempted sleigh riding. It didn't last very long. It was freezing cold and my kids didn't want to keep there gloves on. My parents kept telling Jeremy and I to go skiing on New Years day and they would watch the kids while we went. I said that it would be funner to stay all together and go sledding. I don't know what I was thinking. It snowed all New Years Eve day and the next day you woke up to not a cloud in the sky. Fresh powder and sunny skies all I could think about that whole day was...I wish I was skiing. We will take you up on that offer another time Mom and Dad ha ha. Since we didn't go skiing we went up to Snow Basin to watch everyone else ski. We thought it would be fun to get a hot chocolate, sit outside and watch the boys play in the snow. That didn't happen. Like I said before it was freezing and there were a bazillion people at Snow Basin. My kids kept running into people and if you would pick them up they would start screaming. Needless to say were weren't there that long. Ah..such is life (with kids). We really did have a great New Years even though our attempted adventures didn't turn out the way we thought. Hope everyone has a great 2008 (hey that rhymes he he).

The Fireworks.

This was our beautiful New Years Day morning. The person in the balloon is very brave to go up in this freezing cold weather. Eden is well known for their hot air balloons. They have a balloon festival every year.

Ashton by his new best friend the bear who is just his size.

This is how Dalton's hair always, always, always, did I say always? Always looks. No matter what I do to keep it down it just pops back up like a rooster tail. I still think he looks cute though.

Here is the faux moose that hangs above the doors as you leave the building to the condo. I prefer this one instead of a dead animal head.

Ashton playing with someone else's ball.


Daddy and Dalton sledding.

Grandpa and Ashton sledding.

Dalton's last run.

Finally....warm air.

Just chillin after sledding.

Grandma and Dalton up at Snow Basin.