Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sydney's Dance Recital

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Here is one of her dance recital performances.. I loved how the girls outfits all looked on stage.. She did amazing... My lil dancer...

Sydney's Winter Dance Recital 2010

This past weekend was Sydney's dance recital. I was in LOVE with their outfits and she looked soooo adorable in it. It needed to be altered a bit, so thanks to Kristine and her sewing expertise and DownEast for an undershirt.. I also made her headband to go along with her outfit. They were each given a piece of fabric that matched and could put it in their hair however they wanted to, so I got some tulle, some glittery fabric, felt and a headband. I used some of the pink to make it pop and then used the rest of it to tie in the back of her ponytail.

Sydney has realllly done well this year in dance, she moved up a level to the older girl's class and it she was super excited to learn harder songs and did great. She LOVES to perform and her recital is one of her FAVE things. She loved to get all dressed up and put on a bit of lipstick. She had one jazz number which was to "What I Like About you" and she really enjoyed learning that dance. Then her tap song was to " Its Beginning to looks Alot like Christmas". She did amazing on both...This first picture is my favorite. She is really growing up.




check her out:
Getting Ready to go on:
Sydney in front of the Christmas tree:
Austin a proud big brother:
Proud mom and dad with their lil dancer:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Family Pics 2010

Well we finally got around to taking some new and much needed family pictures. We had been having some overcast and cloudy weather, so we were waiting for some nice sun to get out, and take some pics. I LOVE that time of day, as the sun is kinda coming down at the end of the day and gives a warm glow over the Earth. I also love how the lighting comes out in the photos too. It seems to fade pretty quick so you need to take quick photos. Here are some of the pictures that we took and I think they turned out pretty good. The kids wanted Lily to be in some pics, but she was more interested in exploring, but I got a couple...The kids and Lily:



Pics of Austin and Sydney:




Our lil Lily:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 29 & 30: Thankful

Day 30 I am:
Thankful for taking the time this month to count my blessings.

Day 29 I am:
Thankful for my job that allows me to be flexible and be home with the kids enough
Thankful for having all that we do, and not having to think where our next meal will come from
Thankful for enjoying to exercise.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 25-28: Thankful

Day 28 I am:
Thankful for the beautiful snow outside
Thankful for Jeremy's yummy paella for dinner tonight
Thankful for being able to sub in Austin's Primary class today

Day 27 I am:
Thankful for being able to sleep in and wake up to a yummy breakfast
Thankful for being able to communicate with my husband
Thankful for having our nephews come over to spend the night

Day 26 I am:
Thankful for the photo shoot I got to do with Sydney
Thankful for a lazy day, with no where to be, and not much to do
Thankful I got to be scrappy and crafty today

Day 25 I am:
Thankful that our first ever turkey turned out well, and we had LOTS of delicious food
Thankful that we could spend the day with family
Thankful for Jeremy, for the amazing husband he is, and Austin for the handsome cute kid he is, and Sydney my sweet lil girl with lots of sass.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 19-24: Thankful

Day 24: I am:
Thankful for the day off of work, the kids had the day off and just got to hang out.
Thankful I found a turkey last minute, so we will have one tomorrow.
Thankful for a good night's sleep.

Day 23: I am:
Thankful for being able to help at Sydney's class party.
Thankful to teach the scouts about baking, something I love.
Thankful for a mini nap, that grabbed in the afternoon.

Day 22: I am:
Thankful for Lily, our new puppy that came home today.
Thankful for driving safe throughout the day.
Thankful for seeing the joy on my kids face when they saw Lily.

Day 21: I am:
Thankful for some time away.
Thankful for a warm, safe home.
Thankful for the snow we got.

Day 20: I am:
Thankful to be married to Jeremy for the past 12 years, the good, the bad, and for making it this far.
Thankful for the the small things, like the excitement the kids had for just going swimming.
Thankful for the beauty of Park City.

Day 19: I am:
Thankful for a anniversary date with my husband, to my favorite restaurant, the Cheesecake Factory, and a movie.
Thankful for my sister, who watched the kids overnight.
Thankful for the chance to spend some dating time with Jeremy...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 14-17: Thankful

Day 17 I am:
thankful for good friends to hang out with and have girl time with
thankful I had time to get everything done today
thankful to watch my kids smile, giggle and have pure excitement

Day 16 I am:
thankful for our car that gets to everywhere I need to be
thankful for my calling a Bear Asst leader, I really enjoy being in scouts
thankful for Amish bread in the morning, it tastes sooo yummy

Day 15 I am:
thankful that Austin could come walking with my at the track and have some good talks
thankful for a night to just hang out with my husband and vege out
thankful for the heater in our house that works

Day 14 I am:
thankful for the small yummy things like peanut butter m & m's
thankful to have the opportunity to be a mom
thankful for wonderful smell of Amish bread cooking in the oven

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 12 & 13: Thankful

Day 13 I am:
Thankful that we have heat to keep us warm in our house
Thankful we had a lazy Saturday and all kinda just hung out at home
Thankful that Austin read me a book when it was nap time, and for some special time with him.

Day 12 I am:
Thankful for the sun that was out shining, it makes me happy
Thankful for Jeremy who got up in the night with Austin and let me sleep
Thankful for having scrappy night here with neighborhood friends.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 10 & 11: Thankful

Day 11: I am:

thankful to work out and exercise today.
thankful that the kids have lots of friends
thankful for the lunch date with my husband today

Day 10: I am
thankful that my kids still give me a good bye kiss and tell me they love me
thankful for the tender moments of tucking my sweet babies into bed each night
thankful for a very comfortable bed to sleep in each night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 9: Thankful

I am:

Thankful for the healthier changes that I've made in the last year and being able to stick with them.
Thankful that the kids enjoy reading
Thankful for the enjoyment I find in baking and trying new recipes.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day 8: Thankful

I am:

thankful for the job I have and that I enjoy it
thankful for the few moments I get to hang out with Jeremy before the kids come through the door and are home after school
thankful that Sydney enjoyed starting gymnastics as much as she did, the smile and beaming joy said enough.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day 7: Thankful

I am:

Thankful for an extra hour of sleep
Thankful for the gospel in my life, for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and the knowledge and peace the gospel brings to me.
Thankful for my husband who made dinner tonight.

Day 6: thankful

I am:

Thankful to cuddle in bed this morning with my babies
Thankful for the house that we have
Thankful that the house is clean, smells yummy and feels good

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 5 Thankful

I am:

thankful for getting together with ladies in the ward/neighborhood and be able to craft with them and just hang out and talk
thankful it was warm enough to walk to the mailbox bare footed
thankful for a lunch date with Jeremy today and to have some sushi

Day 4 thankful

I am:

thankful that dinner was already made, and made life easier tonight
thankful that the kids have lots of friends in the neighborhood to play with
thankful for friends that understand my hobby and love it as much as I do

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

Well this Halloween came up pretty quick this year. Both kids figured out what they wanted to be early on, so that made life easy. I just had to buy the fabric and my sister, Kristine did all the costume sewing and the costumes turned out amazing!!!!! Both kids looked great and loved their costumes. Austin went as Dr Robinson and added the touch of the stereoscope and the official look of the glasses himself. Sydney went as Dorothy, in ruby red slippers and a basket with Toto and all.. I took the kids for the first part of the night trick of treating in the RAIN and very cold, which was not too fun, but they had a blast. Esp when Micah found a church building with trunk or treat, and raided it with the kids, they got loooooaded up!!! Jeremy handed out candy, full dressed with his creepy mask. We decked out the house pretty good, but had a minor over usage of one of the electrical outlets!! opppps.. But the house looked good. Then when it was Jeremy's turn to go with the kids, it stopped raining and they did a couple more blocks.. So all in all.. another WONDERFUL Halloween!!!!

Sydney as Dorthy, red slippers and all:
Austin as Dr Robinson:
Dr Jessop and Dr Robinson
All the cousins getting ready to head out in the RAIN to trick or treat;

Thankful for

Ok I saw this and am going to try it, but I need to make up for the days I didn't post:

Nov 3rd:
Thankful we live in a place where we can see leaves that change colors
Thankful I can help in Sydney's class on Wednesdays
Thankful I could be creative today

Nov 2nd:
Thankful to be married to an amazing man, who still loves me, regardless of my many faults
Thankful to go to Scouts today and watch him hang out with his friends
Thankful I could just exercise and have fun at zumba

Nov 1st:
Thankful for my kids who are healthy
Thankful for the groceries that we could buy today
Thankful for the peaceful walk/jog I could take today

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Funny Conversation

I can say my kids are pretty typical, Austin is such a boy and Sydney can be sooo girlie at times. The kids were talking about what we were going to do for after school tomorrow,
so I say: "Well if you get done all your homework today, we can do something fun after school tomorrow. What do you want to do?"
Sydney: "Chuck E Cheese" (which is my least fave place, so probably not LOL!!)
Austin: "Sky diving"
Me: "No I don't think so"
Sydney: "No, cuz then my earrings might fall out!!!!"

I couldn't help but laugh.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

We got a WOLF in the house

Well tonight we had a great accomplishment tonight. Austin got his WOLF award. He has been working really hard this summer to get everything done and finally got it all finished. He also got: 1 gold arrow point, 6 silver arrow points, and 10 belt loops!!! Way to go little buddy. Austin was sooo excited and looking forward to this pack meeting for quite awhile. Since school's been out, we started to work to get everything done and have made the effort to get everything up to date. I also received the parent wolf pin and got pinned by Austin. I am sooo proud of all his hard work and excitement for the scout program.

Receiving the mom pin:
One proud mom and her new WOLF:

Check out all the beltloops:

A new WOLF:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Locks of Love

Ever since I really started to grow my hair out, and it became a good length of long, I knew once I cut it, that I would donate it to Locks of Love. Sydney did it over a year ago and I was sooo impressed. I've been going back and forth about the big cut for over a year, but I didn't want to do it during winter. I had the hair cut all picked out, and the color that I wanted to do.. I finally had reallly been thinking about it and then the last time I went to Shelley to get my hair done, I said next time I'm chopping it off. Yup, all 14 inches of it to donate to Locks of Love.. I also ended up taking about another 2-3 inches off that to get the cut just right.. I couldn't believe how LONG my hair had really gotten over the past few years. But am I happy? YUP.. do I LOVE it? YUP!! am I glad I did it? YUP.. did I miss my long hair? a bit. but there's always growing it back. But for now I am sooo in love with how short, quick and easy and how little shampoo I have to use..

Before the cut:
Ready.... Set.... Snip...
The BIG cut Holding 14" inches of my hair:
The NEW look:
Shelley, who makes my hair look amazing:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pine Wood Derby

Well it's that time of year, our first major scouting event, the pinewood derby. Austin was sooo excited when he got his car, and well, so was Jeremy. They crafted out a design and then got the car all ready, painted it, and lookin HOT for the big derby. Austin picked out the colors, and I added some the the decals (aka rub ons) so I was helpful in the design department. The night of the race, Austin was super excited. The car didn't come in first, but it didn't come in last either, so that was good. There were 4 heats and then the last qualifying race. Afterwards, all the big dads got to race their own, or their sons cars, for some fun of their own. I have to say it was pretty cool to watch all the cars and see how each one turned out so differently...

The night before the big race:
On the sidelines, getting all pumped up:
Austin and friends showing off their cool cars:
Austin's award: Starry Knight
Derby Car:

There it goes:
Jeremy racing the car with the big boyz later on:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sydney's Spring Dance Recital

This weekend was Sydney's big spring dance recital. She LOVES to dance on stage, wear her dress up outfit and do her dance. She did great as always. Her class is so cute to watch. They did their tap number to Walk in the Rain, which they used umbrellas as props and it was reallly cute. They also did a dance number to Mony Mony, which was really fun and energetic, I really enjoyed watching her do that dance. Sydney was sooo excited to get her trophy at the end, she was just gleaming from ear to ear. I am so proud of her, all the hard work she puts into learning her routines. Way to go Syd!!

Sydney dancing, front and center stage:

Walk in the Rain with umbrellas
Can you spare a drop? Gee I'm glad you found me

Mony Mony dance:
Lookin good on the way to the recital:

Ready to go, ready to walk in the rain:

After the show, with her trophy: