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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brighton Gary

Brighton was born on Monday, December 27th... He weighed in at 8lbs 10oz and 20 inches long.. Baby B came at 7:20pm! We love him so much! His brother and sister can't get enough of him!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sledding

After I got home from work today, we took the kids to the Jr High and let them sled down the hill. It is a pretty good hill.. Every time we drive by there are a ton of kids.. Luckily today there was only a couple, so the kids had a blast!







SNOW DAY!

Today we had a SNOW DAY! We got about 24 inches of snow at our house. I woke up this morning to the police outside STUCK in the road and having people pull him out! Adam told me that I was not going to make it to work.. Hello! I have to! I only work one day this week so I needed the time and no one else was there! So we drove to Springville in 4-wheel Drive.. On the way there, my dad called and told me that they have canceled school... WHAT? I never got a snow day! Harley started crying. She wanted to go to school to have a party and give her teacher her Christmas present.. Needless to say in the end, she had a good day!
Here is my car.. Snowed in!

Oakley on top of the car. He was going to sled down it... (or at least Adam wanted him to!)
Adam threw Harley in the air and let her fall into the snow.. Then threw snow on top of her.. She was having so much fun!

Oak's Pre-school Program

Oakley's Preschool class had a Christmas Program last week. They went to the Assisted Living Center in Spanish Fork. Oakley was so excited to be able to sing his songs for Nanny and the rest of us! Then the time came and he was to go and sing... The tears started coming! He sat in the back and cried. DID not sing a single song or participate in anything. I thought it was actually kind of funny. But he didn't!
Here are all the Rudolf's except for little Oak!
I caught a picture of him trying not to smile... What a stinker!
So besides Oakley not singing at all, there was a BOY and a GIRL that were fighting most the time. We could not stop laughing! It was so cute and funny... The girl must not have wanted to be by the boy or have him even sing.. She kept on hitting him and pushing him away. The teacher would move her more to the left, and she would go right back to him and hit him.. Oh the joys!
Then there was my niece Erika.. She was so cute. They got to hand out a card and a candy cane to the residents. Erika gave it to this little lady and she gave her a big hug, then the lady gave her a kiss. It was so cute! (Yes, Oakley would not give a card to anyone, he wanted it for himself)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New obsession!

A few weeks ago, one of the girls that I work with was telling me about this blog that she found. I had to go to it and see for myself! I shouldn't have! I find myself going there to find different things to my house, and things to make for my kids! It is my new addiction! She does step by step tutorials on how to make and alter clothing, re-purpose clothes, make different things for your home, things for baby... She also has recipes and a cake series.
I even showed Adam the blog and told him that I wanted to do a few different things at our house. So the blog that I go to is called Makeit-loveit.com She does some amazing things! Here are some of the things that I want to do while I am off on Maternity leave!

Make a new shower curtain for our bathroom. The one that we have right now, is from when the kids and I lived in our own house in Spanish Fork.. Umm lets say forever ago!

Another project that I am going to do is...
Make my room over! We wanted to refinish the headboard.. make it black and then I am going to make new pillows and curtains! I love what she did to her room, and have inspiration! The red pillow on the bed is made out of a SWEATER... yes I said a sweater! I have a gray one that I am going to use, and make one for myself!
Our bedroom needs new curtains! We are using the ones that came with the house, so what they are like 50 yrs old!
I also want to make my living room more my house that a rented room! I love pictures, and think that I am going to do something like this... I have a MILLION frames in my garage from over the years, and I am going to have some fun!
Yes, I know it is alot! I may be working my whole maternity leave to do what I want... Good thing I know how to sew! I will keep you all posted on how my journey is doing!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Bags are Packed....

I think!
I feel like I am going to forget something. I have had my bags packed for the hospital for awhile and I keep on thinking that I am going to forget something. What are your "Must Haves?"

Monday, December 13, 2010

For Baby B

I have been wanting a cover for the car seat since I will be having Baby B in December! I looked around and found some material that I wanted. Yes, it was Boston Red Sox and was $14 a yard... Um no! So a lady at work was telling me about a blanket that she bought from Walmart for $12 for both pieces of flannel. I had to go and get it... (there was not any at the store, so she sold me one of hers!) Thanks Chris! So on Saturday night, I read a tutorial about how to make one.. I kind of made up my own... So here is the finished project.

I didn't want it too girly, so I only used white ribbon to tie it on..


It's ABOUT time!

So last summer... 2009... I started working on my table and chairs. I bought them off of KSL.com and wanted make them mine! I started with sanding them down and then painted them. I wanted them to be a little worn, so that's what I did! We have been using the table since we have been married, with chairs that DID not match. Yeah, we were a little ghetto!
Well this week I have been a little on the crafty/sewing mood and I got it all done! I finished the chairs, recovered them in material that I have had for almost a year... and then with the extra I made a table runner to match..

The table after I sanded it..
The chairs before...
After they were sanded..
The Table and chairs AFTER!
The table runner that I made on my own!
The chairs after!




Monday, November 29, 2010

Guess WHAT?

I only have 28 days left!

(that is if I don't go before the 27th!)

YIPPEE!!

i WANNA kiss a Girl!

So have you ever heard the song "I wanna Kiss a girl" by Keith Urban?

WELL.....


I have a 4 year old that heard that song one night driving home and said to Adam and I... "I wanna kiss a girl.." Hello, he is 4 yrs old! I looked at Adam and started laughing.. I then said to Oakley.. "You wanna kiss a girl?" He looked at me like I was crazy.. and said "Yes MOM... Her name is Sara and she is PREEETTY!" (Okay really... he is going to be the death of me...)

So this Sara girl... I started asking a ton of questions.. here is what I found out...

Sarah....
*Has blonde hair
*Some days it is curly and some days she wears it straight..
*She is in his Pre-school Class
*wears skirts.... alot (I can ask him on a daily basis what she wore to school and he will tell me how pretty she was and if she was wearing pants or a skirt.. How her hair was, and what colors she had on!)


We are seriously going to have a Fantasic time with this one... Lets hope he grows out of it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Baby Girl is Growing Up!!

Harley was baptized on Saturday! It was a really great day for us all! I am so glad that she chose to be baptized and become a member of the church! She is such a great example to all of us! Here are a few pictures from the Special day!

Harley and Oakley
Harley, Oakley, Nanny and Papa
Harley and Papa
Harley and her cousins from the Carter side.. They all turn 8 within a few months of each other.
Our little family..

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Wish....

So with the baby coming in less that three months... I have been looking at things that I really wanted... People have asked me what I need/want... Here are some of my 'Wishings'!

1. Moby Wrap
I have seen a couple ladies at the clinic come in with these and think that it is pretty neat! One lady said she used it forever with her last child. She said that she can do pretty much anything, and can still do her housecleaning, while holding her baby! Check it out!
http://www.mobywrap.com/c-15-moby-wrap.aspx







2. The Bobby
I had one of these with both my kids and totally loved it! I didnt have the choice of taking a cover off of mine so that I could wash it... Back then it was you get what you get and you don't throw a fit!

3. Booster Seat
I know that I am going to need a Highchair/Booster Seat, and have looked around and think that I will prefer one that I can put at my table. Its gonna be a space saver! I also like the idea of having one throughout the years, something that will grow with my baby!


4. Diaper Bag
I know everyone wants a fun Diaper bag.. I have found just the one that I want... Now I just need to find the fabric, and either make it myself or pay someone to make it!This bag is perfect. It has a TON of pockets, both inside and out.. Who could not use this!? My friends mom has a personal sewing business and this is the one she made. I had to steal the picture! Thanks Shannon, love the idea!
These are a few of my things that I want! Yes, I still want to find the perfect Crib, bedding, carseat, stroller and all that stuff.... Maybe next post will be about that!

Monday, September 27, 2010

YUM!!

Tonight I decided that I was going to make some bread! I have had some peaches and bananas that if I didnt use, they were going to go bad... I got a Banana Bread recipe from a friend and wanted to try it out. I went to my FAVORITE website.... allrecipes.com and put in Peaches.. the first recipe that came up was a Peach Bread. So now I am going to share with you!
Banana Bread


Recipe:
5 Large Bananas
4 Eggs
1 cup shortening
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
3 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
Walnuts if wanted
Beat Bananas into a liquid. In a separate bowl cream eggs, shortening, and sugars. Beat until fluff. Add Banana's, baking soda, and salt. Blend flour into batter. Stir in Walnuts. Place into well greased pans. Bake at 300 for 1 hour.


Peach Bread

3 Eggs
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup Vegetable Oil
2 cups Diced Peaches(canned)
3 cups Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl beat the eggs lightly. Blend in sugar, oil and Vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix just to combine. Stir in peaches and nuts. Pour into greased pans. Bake for 1 hour at 350
** I used fresh peaches**
Enjoy!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Harley turns the BIG 8!!

Harley turned 8 today! I can not believe that my little girl is 8 yrs old.. Where has the time gone? Since she is at her dads house this weekend for her birthday, we decided to celebrate it on Sunday.. (Adam was also leaving out of town for the week for work, so it worked out perfect) We have been asking her for weeks what she wanted and she had a list... 1. American Girl Doll 2. Gift Card 3. Ipod 4. Converse High Tops 5. Scooter
Here are the pictures from her party... (sorry for the picture overload!)
The cake... she actually loved the colors...
Blowing out the candles... (Yes, Adam is clean shaved! He had to do it for work...)
After blowing out the candles, a present started singing 'Happy Birthday'
She HAD to open the noisy one first... She thought it was an Ipod.. one of the things that she really wanted!
BUT it was a cell phone!

More Presents... She loves jewelry..


Gift Card... Easiest present to buy!

Her Converse Shoes!

These are the cupcakes that I bought for her class on her Birthday, I loved them and so did the kids! (you should have seen the red, yellow and blue teeth after!)

Happy Birthday Harley! We love you!
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