Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cruise 2010

Nate and I had the chance to go with friends to the Caribbean this month. It was sooooo much fun and a well needed vacation. We went with our good friends Maleah and Perry and 3 other couples. We ate too much, stayed up way past our bedtime, got too much sun, laughed alot, and completly relaxed for 7 days in Cozumel, Grand Caymen and Montego Bay. If you get a chance to get away I highly reccomed a cruise in Feb./Mar. It is just what you need to get through the rest of the long winter and cold spring. Sorry for the picture overload. We just had so much fun I had to post everything:)

Us after a show

Me rock climbing on the ship

Me and Maleah

They like to decorate your stateroom each night with a funny towel animal:

Nate Chillin

Our whole party at dinner at night with our waiters in the back

Fun Friends

Nate playing a game of Volleyball in Jamaica (he is the one taking a dig in the sand)

"Pirate of the Caribbean"
Our Ship, Voyager of the Seas
Playing cards at night
Another towel friend
Can you say "too much sun"?
On our ship after Cozumel
Taking a break from our scooters in Cozumel with Maleah and Perry
The girls getting reay for our scooter ride around Cozumel
Nate and I at our Formal night for dinner

Addison's 8th Birthday Party

For Addi's birthday this year she had a DIVA FASHION SHOW party with 16 of her closest friends! We made hats, scarves and necklaces. Played pin the tiara on the diva, and then ended with a fashion show on our very own runway. It was tons of fun and Addison really enjoyed it (which is good because girl parties take so much work she only gets one every other year).

The DIVA herself:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Addison's bedroom makeover

So I decided to change Addi's room last month. I hate when I get super motivated and excited to do something and then loose the desire half way through which is what happend here, hence the month long project that should have been a weekend deal. Anyhow, it is now done, mostly, and I love how it turned out. I wish I would have remembered to take a before photo to show you but I forgot. It was a light green color with white trim and her bedding was pink and green on a white daybed that use to be mine when I was little.

Here is the wall I chose to try a little "Pottery Barn" look alike technique on. It was really easy and very affordable. I just went to Home Depot and bought these wood slats that were 1/4 in. thick so they fit right up to our existing baseboards. They were already 4 ft. x 3 in. so I didn't need to cut anything. I just used liquid nails and glued them to the wall and then used a paintable caulk on all the seems after. This was the hardest part and really it wasn't that hard. Then when done, paint walls and trim same color.

Here is the finished wall!

This is a cute vintage dresser that was found at a garage sale by my friend Carrie for $40. It was a light yellow color and I just sanded it down and sprayed it black. It is my favorite piece in the room.

I sprayed the daybed black and made the bedding and curtains from $2 fabric store fabric. I love how it turned out. So girly and shabby chic. Now I am trying to find a good deal on a vintage chandelier. So fun!!! So easy!!! I love a good weekend/month long decorating project:)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yeah my photos are back!!!

I finally got back the use of all my pictures. I can now blog properly again. Sorry for the boring post but I just need to catch up for Journal purposes so here is what we have been up to in the last month:

Halloween 2009

Noah was a Motocross rider (again) for Halloween. Oh well makes for an easy costume:)

And now my sweet, beautiful baby girl... make that my only girl wanted to be this for Halloween....................................

Yes that's right, that's Addison in there. A vampire, no more cute princesses or ballerina's or anything girly. She had to be the scariest, none feminine thing she could think of. I hope I am blessed with at least 1 more daughter so I can force her to be girly:) Cause this one AINT.

This is my cute Autumn quilt that I made with my sewing group. We each did a square and could do anything that was Fall related with one common brown fabric in each square. Then we all exchange squares and have 12 different squares to make a quilt. My square was the acorn, I just had to show you the cute turkey, my friend Amy is such and overachiever:)

Whit turns 1!!!! We had a small birthday party for Whitman. He loved the cake and unwrapping his gifts. He is soooo stinking cute and fun. I love this stage!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Misc. Thoughts

Do you ever spend time reading other peoples blogs and go away feeling down about yourself? I must just have AmAzInG people in my life (or linked from my blog) When I spend time reading all the great things happening in other peoples lives I think, "man I am un-creative, lazy, slow, boring, lame and I need a makeover!" I don't really feel THAT bad but still......everone please, please, please post something lame about yourself so I feel NORMAL!!

The FLU (YES I mean H1N1 and regular) SSSSUUUUCCCCKKKKSSSS!!! ps i hate the word "sucks" so that tells you how bad I hate the FLU.

Candy is of the DEVIL!!!

My little baby is turning 1 on Saturday and I feel like I need another BABY!!! Yes I said it! I am going to have more kids, I am a crazy mormom who wants a big family and I hate when I get crazy looks or weird comments like, "Your going to have MORE kids?" Like I'm Octo-MOM or something. The only problem is, I really really really don't want to be pregnant again!

Nate and I are planning on going on a cruise in Feb. with some friends and he told me the only way we could go is if I let him pick out one of the dressy dinner outfits and I HAVE to wear what he picks out. This could be a deal breaker.....can you say "TRASHY 80"s" I'm scared!!

Daylight savings is weird! Today has literally been the LONGEST day of my life!!

Anyone interested in a new MLM? I will be rich in like 4 months so ask me for a loan then ok!

Happy NOVEMBER!!! I will try to be more positve next post. (probably from all the money I will be making:)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Can you say SLACKER???

I couldn't let a whole month go by without a post. My computer finally died. Yes we were expecting it sometime, he was sick for a while and would shut off at random times. Well he finnally shut off for good 2 weeks ago. I have been going crazy because Nate hooked me up with a laptop to use and I can't get used to it, not to mention all my photos and contacts and LIFE basically were on that computer. I am just waiting patiently for my sweet, loving, gentle, wonderful, not at all busy or slow husband to renew my tech life. So for now, no photos but here is what I/we have been up to:
Whit is turning 1 next week, I know I said 1 can you believe it. He is soooo stinking cute and I know I say this about each of my babies in turn but I really mean it this time he is my cutest:)
Parks is still my side kick. He loves preschool and playing with Addison and her friends.
Addison is loving school and her friends. Her broken arm healed quite nicely and she is back to being a crazy tom boy and riding every weekend with her dad and Noah.
Noah is getting sooooo big. Holy crap! He is a mini me of Nate. He is playing flag football right now and getting ready for basketball season to start. He loves school and recently told everyone his favorite subject at school was....wait for it.... MATH. WHAT THE... don't even ask where that came from becasue it wasn't Nate or me. I have always hated math.
I am a busy little bee lately, hence the non blogging.... I finished the season with a big , awesome race in Vegas. It was with 11 of my cute friends and neighbors and had a comeplete blast. The running was hard and I didn't feel like I prepared for it like I should have but the trip was totally worth it. We ran through the Valley of Fire State park in Nevada and then around Lake Mead and ended in Vegas with a huge party. Relay races are crazy hard..171 miles to be exact.. but such a cool, thrilling accomplishement. I am loving my little preschoolers this year. It is such a rewarding little job for me and helps keep life in perspective hearing things through a 3 year olds mouth. I now manage like 4 blogs and still keep very busy on the enrichment committee in the ward so needless to say, I am barely hanging on but I love every minute of it:)
Nate is always always always busy at something! He still works like 3 jobs and has 5 other ideas of jobs he is "putting together" in his head. It will pay off some day I just know it! Until then, he still rides every weekend and helps his friend run a new track in Mona. He can't wait for Wintercross to start again and add another thing to his plate, yeah Nate!
Happy October, now that it's almost over and on to ...... THE HOLIDAYS!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Noah!!!

Can you believe that this kid is 10 already? Man how time flies when your having fun:) Noah is now in the 4th grade and a very, very good student! His favorite part of school is PE and recess. His best friends right now are Landon, Caden and Jackson (JB). He loves all sports mostly motorcross, basketball, baseball and flag football. He still plays the viloin. He is an awesome big brother and has even started to babysit a little for me. We are so lucky to have him in our family and we love him too pieces!!! Happy Birthday Noah!!