Tuesday, September 28, 2010


For the past couple weeks I have been working on editing some wedding pictures I took and made a promise I wouldn't do my picture stuff (both for fam and etsy) until I had them done. So I finished on Friday but have been playing a lot of catch-up around the house.

Saturday we had some friends over for a game night, which was tons of fun and something we need to do more. We showed the back room, where I do my jewelry because they wanted to see 'where the action happens' and it was disgusting. Projects piled every where. Also it has been where I put bags of stuff that needs to go to goodwill and such. I was mortified and I'm pretty sure Jason was too because, let's face it, I'm the big mess maker in that room. So I started cleaning it out first thing yesterday. It's still pretty messy and lots of unfinished projects, but I'm working on it.

Also yesterday I was excited to get a tree in the mail. Ok, it's a vinyl tree, a giant wall sticker for all you who don't know. I don't know why but ever since I started repainting rooms I wanted to get one for a wall. They are huge and can look pretty realistic. I thought I could paint one or something but Jason talked me out of it. So after our bedroom was painted I started seriously looking for one. It took a long time for Jason and I to agree on one we liked. But this one is awesome. It's very lifelike and 7 feet tall and it's going in our bedroom, partly 'hanging' over our bed. I'm still working on finishing putting it up but I'm in love with it. I am positive it is the most expensive decorative thing I've ever bought. Probably 5 times what I've ever spent on anything (I'm cheap.... thrifty and a diy-er to the core)

Last night as I tucked the boys in I thought how big they are growing. I will miss it when Max sleeps normally, without his little butt in the air. It's the cutest thing ever.

Speaking of growing up, Max has FINALLY been put to work around the house. I like to start them early. He will now put things down the laundry chute if I ask. He LOVES it. So yesterday I piled up the laundry by the chute in the kitchen and him and Levi had a blast throwing things down. Also I've discovered he'll give me his dishes afters he's done and put things away (sometimes). He's really starting to understand things now. I am loving it.

Max also loves to do pretty much anything Levi is doing. If he sees milk in Levi's hand? Squeak, 'maaaaa', squeak. Levi has a toy? Squeak, grab, squeak. Levi goes to play in his room? Max is sure to follow. Good thing Levi doesn't mind and is really good about sharing for the most part.

I'm getting pretty excited for Halloween, so are the boys. We've talked a lot about it because I wanted to know what Levi wanted to be so I could do his costume. At first it was Superman. For weeks 'Superman'. He's been on a real superhero kick lately. But after my mom got him a king crown from the Shakespeare Festival he decided he wants to be a king. So Levi might be a king. But he might be a knight. Max is a knight definitely a knight because the costume's done so we'll see what happens with Levi. Everyone will just have to wait and see. Also we put 'spiders' up in the house the other day. Is September too early for Halloween stuff? All I know is both boys LOVE them and point them out to me all the time.

Also, weirdly, I've been thinking a lot about Christmas and how it's coming quickly. I am really wanting to get all my presents done soon because I know I will be busy with etsy stuff the closer it gets. I have a lot of fun sewing projects I'll be working on in the next month or so. I miss sewing. I wish I didn't have to sleep or rest or anything. So much to do, so little time.

We need to paint our bathroom, desperately. I have no idea what color. Part of the room is carpeted in the dark green carpet, making picking a color a little tricky. All I know is I don't want white. I'm a color person. We'll see what we figure out for that one.

This is pretty much how my mind works. Random. The good news? We're having Taco Soup for dinner.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


We had a friend over the other day and guess who got into the green frosting? It was a team effort I'm sure. Don't they look cute? I couldn't help but smile at those bright green faces.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Cut and Old Friends

The other day I chopped off all my hair, not that I had a lot to begin with. It's the shortest I've ever had and I'm loving it!

Also that same day I was able to see two of my best friends from high school. Even though we don't hang out a ton because we sort of spread out after we graduated, I still consider them two of my most favorite girls in the world! I SO wish they were my neighbors. We'd have tons of fun.
Go team 'Pup n' Suds'!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Levi loves it when he gets to wear a tie like dad. "Check it out!"

Monday, September 13, 2010

Play Time

Everythings always funner when you have friends!

Max thought Jackson was hilarious!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My little Three Year Old.

If someone were to ask me who my best friends were, Levi would be on the top of the list. I sure love this kid, he's so much fun! And I can't believe he's three years old. In just a few month's he'll be in primary (tear).

For weeks we had been talking about his birthday and that he was going to be three years old. I asked him what he wanted at his party. His reply "hot dogs, hats, horns, and a car cake" so that's just what we had. In fact we had to make a quick stop to the store the night before because I had forgotten the hats and horns.

After a morning breakfast with waffles and a great day at church, Levi was pretty tired but kept saying "I can't sleep, it's my birthday!" So he didn't have a nap.
At some point I asked him about who was going to be at his birthday and he talked on and on about the mailman. He absolutely loves that man in the big white truck who comes to our house every day, even though he's only really seen him through our front window. I had to let him down and tell him the mail man probably wasn't going to show up. He had to settle for the rest of his family.

Since he wanted a car cake I thought I'd make him a real live 3D one. It took a while but it was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. I put it on the table in the morning of his b-day so he'd see the finished product and while I was away (at some meeting or something) guess who decided he wanted to stab the top with the candle??? Good thing Jason was able to patch up most of it before I came home.
It was a great day.

Levi, we sure love you and are so happy you were born in our family!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


We finally decided it was time to take the whole family camping. It's been a LONG time since we've all gone. By all going I mean me. I think the last time I went was when I was extremely pregnant with Levi, which was not very comfortable by the way. The boys have done father son camp outs but this was our first with the four of us.

So we headed off to Stub Stewart park. The boys helped dad get fire wood,
Max supervised tent construction,
And Levi played on the playground. A lot. As luck would have it our campsite was right in front of a really cool playground which was played on a lot by both boys.
We didn't stay long but it was a lot of fun. I envisioned our family when the boys are a little older hiking, campfires and playing games. Good times are yet to come!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pool Party

We had some friends over the other day and no one could resist a quick splash in the pool even though it was kind of cold out. I put in a bunch of hot water which they loved. It's a rough life.