Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Girl's Room After!

Sorry this post took so long...busy month! So these are the After pictures in my girl's room. I let them pick all of the colors...can you tell? Their favorite color is fuschia (I'm not kidding). We are girly girls to the max around here. There are a few things that aren't finished as far as decorating goes, but that will come a piece at a time. We put in new windows and I used the old windows to decorate. Tyler made these stick unicorns for them last year for Christmas. It was such a fun project to do together. They are all officially sleeping in here and it gets a little crazy at times, but I hope they will grow up to be friends. Much to my dismay and delight, bed time seems to be one of the few times they get along...which means some late nights...they are in some kind of conspiracy against me:) Our life is full of girl clothes, hair bows, and barbies, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The girl's room BEFORE

I have been meaning to post this for quite some time...like, last year! The girl's room was the most unfinished room in the house when we bought it, but it was also the biggest! So we decided to make it into "girl land"-a place to keep all of their girly STUFF. I really wanted the beds to be built into the wall, but we had to get creative with the lay-out. We came up with this corner construction and I love it! Tyler is a genius. I dream it, and he achieves it:) We built walls, moved walls, built "cubbys" and textured, textured, sanded, and textured. 6 long months later....we finished. Wow...not what I had originally planned, but worth it.
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Who says I'm not Romantic?

Chicken Pot Pie for dinner...dang I'm getting good at making pie crust:) I need to learn how to shape my edges better though.
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We had a fun Halloween! I have to say it is one of my very favorite Holidays, even though I'm not into the scary part of it, I love fall and I love the festivities. The scariest decoration I own; are some wooden spiders...yea. I know I'm lame. We had a few friends over to kick off the Holiday and played some way cheesy games, but the food was great and the company was even better. We did all of our family traditional stuff; carved the pumpkins, roasted the seeds, drank the cider, ate the candy...and then ate more candy...
The girls REALLY wanted to be princesses this year, despite my pleadings to do something "original". Oh well, they make cute princesses. Plus I didn't have to buy costumes because we are well supplied with "princess stuff".
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Kitchen Help

Who needs slaves when you have family? HAHA!
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oh momma

Posted by Picasa“Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for.”7  
Neil L. Anderson quoting a blog
I loved it!  It means a lot to me because I have had to shift priorities as I have come to realize what my purpose is here.  Family is everything, and the more we can center our attention on that...the happier we will be.

Family Pics 2011

I sure love my crazy, busy, sweet, funny Family!!
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My beautiful Babes

I couldn't get a picture of Cloe smiling...she was being so grumpy! I might have to snap a few of her on a good day:)
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Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm eating my words...

So...I have never been an animal person---I like animals, I have just never wanted to own one. One rainy night, a small kitten cried on our door step and of course we ignored it, but it wouldn't go away. The weather was so bad that I finally gave in and gave the poor wet kitten some milk...well the rest is history. Now we have a cat and her name is Doce (Docee). The girls love her and well...I kind of like her to. She is an "outside" cat, but as you can see from the picture-she does whatever she wants:)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


To my little girls: who can drive me mad and make me smile all at the same time:)
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Women's Conference

This year for our little Mother/Daughter weekend; we went to the General Relief Society Meeting. It was so awesome! President Uchtdorf's message was everything I needed to hear. I had never been surrounded by so many women. I was having a hard time keeping my emotions together just as we waited in line to get in the conference center. Litterally thousands of women gathered together, striving to become better wives, mothers, friends, daughters...I loved it! After the conference, the spirit of charity was so strong, I can honestly say I wanted to throw my arms around every sister there and tell them how much I loved them...I didn't though, because I didn't want to be arrested:)
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Homecoming Week

I love how the elementary school participates in homecoming week with the highschool. Allie had a lot of fun with the dress up days. Jake escorted a darling girl for the homecoming queen pageant...it was a crazy busy week, but we had our fun moments.
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Football Season

Our life has significantly changed since Jake moved in-I actually understand football...and like watching:) It is more fun when you actually know somebody who is playing and want them to win...really bad! Jake has been doing so good on the team and we are SO proud! The girls love to watch Jakers and now all of their boy barbies "walk" around without their shirts on, and say "I'm going to football practice". So far Buckaroos have only lost one game! They are doing great!
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Monday, August 29, 2011