Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday...

Happy Birthday to me!!!
My gift came earl-y
I'll introduce you to-morrow
Happy Birthday to me!!

Thanks Jimmy! Love you!


Shanty2chic is giving away a sillouette machine....go check it out!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hello, you look yummy....

Today we met dinner...

His name is Tom and he is Bob's turkey. Well, now he is our turkey! And he will be delicious.

If you would like your own heritage breed turkey You can call Bob and get one of your own!

Happy Thanksgiving week!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've been singing myself the dwarf song from Snow White for the past 24 hours or so. It's time to get down and dirty! I have acquired the supplies necessary for an awesome homemade Christmas and I am digging in. We may not get to chat much over the next little bit...but don't worry, I'll be back. I have some goodies to make!

Can you guess what I'm making?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The torch; be yours to hold it high...

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

to those who have fallen or who have lost.
- - John McCrae, May 1915

I find it so fitting that Veterans day falls in the month of November. I have always thought that this holiday is one of gratitude right up there with Thanksgiving. This year more then others I have felt rather emotional about the service that has been rendered down through the generations to provide what I enjoy today. What a legacy of dedication! I hope that I can show my thanks in the way I exercise my rights and freedoms, and in the way I teach my children to love their country. I hope today of all days we can recognize, regardless of what divides us, that we are all Americans.  Our idealism is the same whether on the left, right, tea room, or independant table. We are brothers and sisters, made such by these men and women who fought for their American family. I pray that those who have lost someone to battle will feel my love and appriciation for that sacrife, along with my neighbors and friends.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

So I just took 35 pictures of my daughter in about ohhh....5 minutes. Yeah, I know, crazy right? But she was SMILING for goodness sakes! What could I do? All I have to say is, thank goodness for digital cameras! What did people use to do when their newborns were being super cute? Ugh, I would die! Here are a few to keep you up at night. She really is that cute...

I told you. Good luck sleeping now...


Yea!!! I've been playing around with html, what do you think? Three columns totally rock right? Love it!!! I know, I'm a nerd.

Random cuteness to keep the Grandparents happy. AWWWW
ALSO, I left a subtle hint yesterday that was apparently too subtle. I need help! I have less than 7 weeks till Christmas here people and alot of folks to make/get gifts for. I am entirely unprepared for this holiday season! So, even if you do not expect a gift from me, or you already know what I'm giving you, would you mind sharing your ideas??? Any idea is a good one. I need mass gift possibilities so I don't have to spend precious making time trying to generate creative thoughts. BRING IT ON!

Thanks in advance for you help!

What are you making for Christmas gifts?

Monday, November 8, 2010


Well, we're alive. Barely! We made it through our week of illness. All of us got sick, even Elaine :(. Jim is still a little under the weather but we are back and kickin! So much so in fact, that Luke decided to throw Elaine on the floor this morning. YIKES! Not to worry, everyone is fine. Pupils are reactive and evenly dilated, soft spot is still soft and nothing is broken. Except Luke's heart I think. He was pretty shaken up by the whole episode (as was I.) Phew. On a lighter note, I've started compiling my list of gifts to make for Christmas. I'm a little late getting started this year, mainly because of a certain girl who has recently joined the house hold, but hopefully not too late. So now is the time to clue me in....

What do you want for Christmas???

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Momma fly is down for the count :( AND everyone one else has joined me. Ammon has the stomach thing too as well as Luke. Elaine's the only one left.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

dropping like flies...

If you have ever been in my house during the summer, you would know how seriously scary it is to be a fly who has crossed my threshold. Well, we are not swatting bugs today. However, I am watching as my family is falling left and right to GERMS!!!! Ammon is STILL running a fever, Luke decided that spending 24 hours puking all over the house was a great idea and now Jim has an intestinal bug from H E double hockey sticks. Elaine and I are the only ones unaffected so far, but I'm afraid that won't last long. We're the next flies :(. So far today I've: washed all the door knobs with hand sanitizer, doled out two doses of medicine, mixed one quart of Gatorade, and nursed a baby (please let those antibodies work!) and it's only 8am. This is going to be fun.

Update:  Ammon has pneumonia. Lame. At least there are antibiotics for that. Cross your fingers I don't catch it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Little Boo's and a blessing...

This weekend was exciting! Actually the whole week was exciting, but I don't have enough time to blog about everything we did while the Grandparents were in town. Suffice it to was totally awesome. Any who, back to the weekend. We decided to go to the Shaker Wards trunk or treat Saturday night for our Halloween fun...the boys looked amazing!

Here they are! Luke starring as BUZZ LIGHTYEAR! And Ammon as a Giant Yellow Lego! Grandpa made the Lego all possible. It turned out so cute. Nothing like a few cold stone cups, spray paint and cardboard boxes to brighten the life of a little boy! The Elders were totally drooling over it. (I think they must have been wondering why they weren't as cool as a four year old.)

Sunday was a special day around here. Elaine was named and blessed during sacrament meeting. My parents were both there with their respective spouses, which was really nice. Dad got to be in the circle, Jim was emotional and the long awaited dress that my mother in-law made had finally come in the mail. It was perfect.

Aren't they adorable?

So sweet!
The dress was so pretty, I loved the little details and the fact that it was made by her Nana. The bonnet was made out of a hanky that belonged to my Great Grandmother on my Mom's side and she was snuggled in my blessing blanket that was made by my Great Grandmother on my Dad's side. It made the day very special to me. Having a little girl has been such a dream come true. The way the blessing made it sound, this is one very special little girl.

We were all very sad later that afternoon. Grandma and Grandpa had to get back on the plane heading west this time. We were all pretty choked up after they left. It was a wonderful visit. Ammon is still saying that they need to come back to " here with me in Cleveland." Hopefully soon. Then we'll party again!

To console ourselves, we carved pumpkins!

Jim has mad skills with a pumpkin!

Happy Halloween!!!