Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The girls dresses are done!!

Yesterday I finished the girls dresses for the 4th. I think that they turned out pretty cute. I am glad that I decided to make them. It always gives you a sense of satisfaction to accomplish something that you haven't done before. My grandma came to help me. I couldn't have done it without her. Thanks grandma!!
We are heading to Fishlake for a week. I have so much stuff to do and so little time to do it. We had family BBQ's this weekend and got to see some friends from Vegas that were down. The weekend was really fun, and really tiring. So now I am off to get packed and ready for our vacation! I can't wait.
This was when we went to the pool the other day. She is so stinkin cute. And notice the blankie. Madness I say, pure madness!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Ten years ago...

on friday, the 20th of June, we were getting married. It doens't quite seem like that long ago, but it has been. I had wanted to put this up on our anniversary, but we had so many things going on this weekend. I thought it would be fun to list 10 things about us.
10. We got married and lived in Cedar City, we moved home to Salina and lived with my mom while Ryan was building our house. Then we moved into our new house and then bought my house that I grew up in and are now living in it and tearing it apart.
9. We are both the oldest in our families, therefore I think that we are kind of strict with raising our kids.
8. We went to Fishlake for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We also went there for our 10 year anniversary. (we must love Fishlake, right?)
7. He makes me watch Bassmasters on Saturday mornings. I make him watch Grey's Anatomy on Thusdays. I don't mind, either does he!
6. I used to think that having a lot of friends was important. Now I just want to spend all my time with my one best friend, my husband.
5. When I think 40 years into the future, I picture us like my grandparents. Happy after 50 years together.
4. We survived 2 divorces. My parents and Ryans parents. We vowed that it would never happen to us!
3. I look forward to every morning. We have coffee together and talk. I love it. It's the beauty of having a husband who goes to work at 9:00am.
2. We were married for 4 years before we had Aniston. There is 4 years between Aniston and Emerson. Hopefully not 4 years between Emerson and the next baby:)
1. I remember being so happy and in love on my wedding day. I didn't know that I could be more happy 10 years later.

I love being married and I love my family. 10 years has been full of ups and downs and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I am mesmerized...

My baby has me mesmorised. I am enjoying this time with her so much. With Aniston, I was working and so busy just trying to stay a float with work and household chores that I don't think that I enjoyed her this much. (I know that makes me sound like a horrible parent, but I am older and wiser this time around) Everything that Emerson does makes me laugh out loud. The pictures are of us at Fishlake last weekend. We were in the boat and I have to have a bag packed full of treats and babies. I had bought these little snack bags of Oreos, Nutter butters, and Chips Ahoy. Emerson insisted on having some. I went up to check out how the new fishfinder was working and I looked back and caught her picking an oreo out of the bag, taking apart the cookies, licking out all of the frosting, and then putting the cookies in a stack next to her. Where did she learn to do that. I don't do that, Ryan doesn't eat cookies, Aniston doens't do that, and she isn't with anyone but me. It totally amazes me what she does. I love her so much. She then caught us looking at her and flashed us this giant smile. The same smile that we get when she is caught doing something wrong. This child gets away with way too much. But I don't care she is my baby!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ramblings of a sometimes crazy person

I am playing around with a few pictures that I took. I have a million ideas for pictures, clothes, decorating, and other stuff swimming around in my head. My sister made me these cute little notebooks, because I told her that I think of things all day, but have nowhere to write them down. I have one in my purse, one in my car, and one by my phone in the kitchen. They are so cute, but if you were to open them up, you would see the ramblings of a crazy person. I did get a few of the ones I wanted I can't decide which I like better. I am just playing around with textures.
Speaking of crazy. I am going to take the kids to the pool today. Me, 4 kids under the age of 5, and the pool. Can you say CRAZY?

My sweet Aniston. Sometimes I catch her being cute and I am glad that I can capture moments like these, because lately she is 5 going on 16, with an attitude to match.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Anyone can be a Father...

but not everyone can be a daddy." I have read that a million times and until you see the man you love become a daddy, it doesn't really mean alot. When Ryan and I got married I knew that he would be a good dad because his dad was. We were married for 3 years and never really talked about when we would have kids. Then September 11 happened and everything changed. I remember being home the day after, trying to study for an anatomy test, watching the Fox News Network and feeling so upset and sick. Ryan was working and called me and said that he thought that we should have kids. "What", I said. I was in the middle of a full load at school and trying to work a full time job. But then I started thinking about it and it just felt right. So we talked about it and thinking that I wouldn't get pregnant for a while, we decided to try. 3 weeks later, I was pregnant with Aniston. We were thrilled. So flash to the day we get our ultrasound. I think that I knew she was going to be a girl, but I didn't want to say. Ryan, coming from a house full of boys, being hunters and fishermen, I thought that he would want a boy. We had the ultrasound and then he had to leave and get back to work, so we didn't get to talk about it. I called him on my way home and I asked him if he was okay with a girl. He said " yes, why wouldn't I be. Girls love to love and kiss", and he has said it ever since. That is why I love him more today than the day I married him. He is the sweetest, caring, most loving father. My girls are so lucky!!
Being fathers day and all it is only fitting that the father be doing what he wants to, and that is exactly what we did. Fishlake was so fun. We fished, and fished, and made yummy desserts in the dutch oven, and took walks, and watched the kids get filthy. Ryan loved his fathers day present, which was a new fishfinder.
And he also loved this present...
He loves catching these big fish and I love watching him. He gets so excited and then afterwords he is so wound that he can't stop shaking. It's pretty fun.

I just have to say happy fathers day to some other fathers in my life. I have the best grandpa ever. Ever since I can remember, he has always been there, supporting everything that my sister and I did and still do. He loves my girls so much. In the fall I was helping my grandma with a project and my grandpa had charged his walkie talkies for him and Aniston. They played hide and seek outside all day. It was so cute. Aniston loved it and will never forget that time they spent together. Emerson loves him so much. For a while, he was the only grandpa that she would love and kiss. She crawls on his lap every time we go there and they look at books together. I love him so much. I know that he reads this, so in case I don't tell you enough. Thanks for everything, for being there when I was little, thanks for being there when I was big, thanks for loving me and my girls so much. We love you!!
I haven't got to spend fathers day with my dad for years. He lives in St. George and it is hard to get to see him as much as we would like. He is the type of person that you can't help but like. He spoils my girls rotten every chance he gets. He has always been there for me and I love him for it. He is the strongest person I know, but cries at pictures of the girls wearing their t-ball stuff. I know that he loves me and I hope that he knows that I love him.
And to Chad, my moms husband. I hope that he knows that we appreciate him so much. He loves my mom and takes such good care of her. He is so cute with my girls.
I hope that he had a great fathers day! We think the world of him!! We are so lucky to have him as a step-dad.

I have a lot of pictures and a lot of stories, but I also have a lot of laundry and cleaning to do. So later in the week I'll be able to post more pics.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I am inspired again, sort of...

I got most of my flower hair clips made and in the process I made a big mess. I have a craft/sewing room, but I did these on the bar upstairs so that I could do them while the kids were eating breakfast and lunch and I need to have Ryan make me a tall table in there. It will feel so nice to have my house back in order. I also found the material to make the girls 4th of July dresses. I am so excited. I think that they are going to be so cute. Now I just have to sew them together, without a pattern, just my drawings. It should be very interesting. It is a good thing I have a grandma and mom I can call on to help me out.
We are heading to Fishlake to camp for the weekend. Ryan cannot wait to get out of town and sit at the lake. I am excited too, except that there is so much work involved in getting ready to go. I still have to pack our clothes and gather last minute things up around the house and I am trying to finish up fathers day card and projects. I love waiting to the last mintue. We are leaving at 6:00 tonight when Ryan gets off of work and I have got to get busy!!

This is what it looked like the last time I was at Fishlake. Lets hope, for my sanity, that it is much warmer than this:)

And just a photo I took while making my hair clips. I bought these huge flowers, because they were only a dollar, and I am sure that I can find something to use them for in the girls' room. I hope that everyone has a great fathers day weekend!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

I am uninspired lately...

(My little Liones, you know, from Peanuts. She is so cute I just want to eat her up:))

I have been so busy with work and kids and life that I have been putting off posting, because once I set down to write something, I start blog surfing and then a minute turns into hours. I haven't picked up my camera in weeks. I have felt so uninspired. I haven't wanted to take pictures, or blog, or create anything lately. I think that I have been too busy. But I am feeling inspired again. I installed PSE finally, after having it setting on my desk for a week. I have been putting it off because I knew that once it was installed I would have to figure it out, which means that nothing else would get done. So I installed it and I am in love! I have been playing here and there and textures are my new obsession. See...
I went to St. George with my mom, to stay at my sisters, the last weekend in May. We went to see Sex and the City. I LOVED it!! It was so fun! I picked-up some flowers for bows and some decorations for the girls room. I also have been uninspired to finish those project as well. Jaxon wanted to come home with me. He is a mamas boy, so I thought that no way would he really come. He went and packed his little bag, got his "work boots" on, and got his sunglasses and wanted to go to Aniston's house. SO CUTE!! So he came home with me and stayed for 4 days. You forget how a 2 year olds mind works. He says the funniest things, like wanting to know where Emersons weiner was. I haven't had to explain that to anyone, yet. I told him girls don't have one. He kept asking why, and I said ask your mom when she gets here?? I don't know about little boys:)
Thanks Britan for letting him come, we loved having him. That's what being an aunt is all about.
The weather soon has to show signs of being summer and I have to know that it is going to be warm for several days in a row. I am getting very tired of warm(semi-warm) and then needing jackets. I need to be able to take the kids to the park, I need to plant my flowers and not worry about frost. I need Summer!!!
I am trying to channel the sun and blue skys with my new page color. I don't love it, but maybe it will help. (wishful thinking)
We have been trying to get Aniston to ride her bike without training wheels. Can I just say AAAAAAHHHHH!! I am getting frustrated. She wants to do it, but everytime we try she cries. It is totally time for her to do it and she should be albe to do it, but I am a frady cat and haven't pushed her to do it because I don't want to see her fall. Here I am learning another lesson from my girls. They are going to fall, they are going to get hurt, and they are going to cry and I am not going to be able to stop it from happening. I have to learn to let it happen and then be there to gather all the pieces up and put them back together. But it sucks!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Tag, again, but different

How to play this game of tag. Post these rules on your blog. List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 Joys
1. My beautiful girls.
2. My Sweet husband
3. My camera
3 Fears
1. Gas prices!! How high can they go??
2. Something happening to my family.
3. Drowning

3 Goals
1. Getting organized and Staying organized.
2. Get in better Shape.
3. Eat better.

3 Current Obsessions/Collections
1. Blogging
2. Sewing (trying to use up my fabric collection)
3. Photography

3 Random Surprising Facts About Me

1. I love to read in bed at night.
2. I have to have my feet out of my covers when I sleep.
3. I have to take a jacket with me everywhere, I always get cold at some point.

Tag 5 people
Britania, Steph, Lindsey, Shadoe, and Dani