Sunday, January 16, 2011


Millie and I made my favorite cookies in the world tonight!!
SoFt, GoOeY, YuMmY, GINGERBREAD cookies! (which are WAY better the next day or two)
Millie was in HEAVEN helping me cook!

Mix, Mix!

We made a big FAT mess!

Yummy Dough!

roll them in sugar!
And clean up of course!

What do I do now?

We knew it would not be long before Millie figured out she could do this...................

That's right.....Climb out of her crib!

She just wanted to turn on the lamp:)
I have a feeling nap time is about to get really difficult!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


It is with GREAT pleasure I present to you.........THE QUIET BOOK!
Seriously this was started 1.5 years ago. Not that it took that long to actually do, but I got sick of it and didn't finish. I also was rushing like a mad woman to give one to my sister LAST Christmas that I finished hers and not mine. I may as well given her 1 million dollars as her gift instead because that's how much I feel it's worth.
I cannot begin to tell you how much time and effort we put into making these. And while at the cabin this Christmas we cut out some more for extra pages, which will not take as much time as putting the actual book together!
Thanks Katherine for working your guts out with me on this!
Millie is now at a great age for this... She LOVED it on our ride home! She still needs a little help but gets the main idea!

Matching colors!(Velcro)

Buckle the dog's collar -- Red, green, and yellow matching.(Velcro)

Weaving-- feed the elephant by pulling it's tail(eats the peanuts)

Make a hen(Velcro)-- pick apple off the tree to put them in the basket(snaps)

Unlock the treasure chest--Hang up the clothes from the clothes basket.(notice the blankie matches Millie's:)

Button the flowers on--Try on the ring!
Braid the lions tail --Write a letter and put it in the mailbox!

Make a flower(Velcro)-- Match shapes(Velcro)

Noah's ark! Boat has a zipper and you take the animals out to play with, 2x2 of course!

More fun pages to come! I am really excited about the new stuff we did! We are getting pretty serious! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Poor Xander's December 26th day of birth...

I feel bad for anyone with birthdays in December... Especially after Christmas.
I feel like we just say.."ok what do we save for the birthday?"
Poor kid. If that were me I would celebrate my half birthday for sure instead!
But I tried to make it special.
He chose his favorite menu items and cake choice and away we went!
Xander's favorite! Steak with veggies, potatoes, rice, etc!

The deluxe 2 potatoe delight (best recipe!)  and rice!

Enjoying his cake!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Santa came!
Millie was excited!
Loved her Zhu Zhu pet!

Kenna reading Millie her new book!
Millie enjoying some candy for breakfast!
After this gift the rest was history! She would not open another gift!

For 3 years the boys have asked for wrestling guys and a ring. I have refused.
When it was on their list again this year I figured.. What the heck, let's make the poor boys happy!
SO that's Jake giving a fist pump of delight!
Brad's new glasses!

Brad holding his new baby;)


Our family Christmas party!

Tiffany started a new fun tradition a few years ago.
We go to dinner with the whole family and exchange gifts for the names we drew for Christmas gifts.
It is very fun to be together with everyone... And she pays... Which is probably expensive but such a nice gift to have some fun family time/memories together and nobody has to clean up when it's over!
Then we go stroll temple square to see the lights and things. Millie loved the Nativity.
Millie opening her gift with a little help from Eliza.

Brad loving his new scarf!
Lex and her gift!

Tiff with her gift!
Savannah's gift!(by me, I am pretty proud:)
Table one!
Cute Lex and Cute Millie... Thanks for making the picture scary Spenc!
Some of the family. The others got lost.
Thanks Tiff for the fun memories!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Puke and stuff.

We were out of town at our family cabin and just got home. EVERYONE got sick one by one each day for 5 days... EVERYONE threw up... I cleaned it up and washed sheets which was not very fun.. For the first time in my life I gagged while doing so.  We had puking in the truck on the way home, some on the way there... AND I lost my phone!!!!! ....NOW here we are just home and it feels SO nice BUT Millie just pooped out of her diaper and on the floor, literally a pile and a trail.... Diarrhea down her legs! BUT I went to turn on the bath and..... DRUM ROLL.... the pipes in our house are frozen making the bathtub not work and the toilets not flush. Just thought you ALL might like to know all of that!?

I need something alcoholic STAT!! ;)
( My plan was to update my blog from the holidays at the cabin.. Maybe next week will be better!! Fingers crossed.)