Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas. Aidan had a great time as always. The favorite toy of the holiday was an Air Hog he got from Santa. It is a remote control helicopter. My brothers ages 25 and 29 fought over the Air Hog, Aidan's Air Hog I might add. Every few minutes you would hear from one of my brothers say, "Aidan, can I fly your Air Hog?" This happens pretty much at every birthday and each Christmas with Aidan's toys. I guess we choose good stuff! Not long ago they broke Aidan's new Light Saber because they were playing too rough with it. We had such a nice Christmas and we are so grateful for each other and good friends and family.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mikey!

Today is our wedding anniversary! Mike and I have been married for 11 awesome years! We went out tonight to the Market Street Grill (Mike's favorite) then to the Cheesecake Factory to pick up dessert (my favorite). I am hurrying and posting this and this while he is taking our babysitter home. This picture is at Jackson Hole last year on our anniversary. We went here on our honeymoon and we just love this little bed and breakfast in Jackson. So we went back for a few days for our ten year anniversary last year. I am so grateful that I have Mike. He takes such good care of me and I feel so safe with him. I can't believe that I am so lucky to have him! Love ya Mikey!

Thanks Dede

You are HILARIOUS! See blog post below...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Story nightmare

So if you have not seen the movie the Christmas Story you need to go right now and purchase it and watch it. It is a classic. So yesterday my son was playing at a friend's house in the snow. I was chatting with his friend's mom. Aidan comes in the house crying. He comes up to me with some ice stuck to his tongue! He was crying and his tongue was bleeding. While I was laughing and trying not to show that I was laughing we went into the bathroom to try to remove the ice from the tongue. Aidan would not let me near it! So he pretty much ripped the ice off of his tongue and now (see picture) has some skin missing from his tongue. He was really in pain the rest of the night and ANYTHING that touched his tongue made him cry. So he would not eat or drink anything. I finally got him to have a little soup. He finally crashed early because he was so tired. I feel bad that I laughed so hard and my friend, I won't name names (Sara) did not make it easier because she was laughing too. I am adding another picture I took of Aidan right before he went to the ice incident house. Fun times...

Monday, December 15, 2008

A fun Sunday!

Our friends asked me to take some pictures for them for Christmas cards and the best day for all of us was last Sunday. It actually turned out to be a really nice day and we ended up spending pretty much the whole day with them until late that night. We had such a nice time together and our kids had so much fun together. I am so grateful for good friends. I have been extremely blessed with friends who would do anything for me (and have). Here is my favorite picture of the whole day. She is SOOOO cute! Aidan had so much fun playing with her. He followed her around, carried her around and played with her in her room. Thanks for all the fun!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Applesauce anyone?

My cute husband made applesauce last weekend. He was SOOOOO excited to do it. I feel bad because I am not a huge fan of applesauce in general. However, I will say that his applesauce is the best I have ever tasted. I love that he enjoys making applesauce, bread, jam, waffles, pizza, etc. He is a very good cook. The fact that he enjoys doing these kinds of things is one of the many reasons I love him so much. That sounds cheesy but it is true. I am grateful that I have him every day.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I LOVE stars! I use them so much in everything I do from decorating my house to my Christmas tree. And stars definitely remind me of Christmas. My friend asked me to take some pictures of her and her husband. I have to say that I had so much fun! And thanks to my photography inspiration, Carin, and her photography challenge for December, I thought I would take my favorite shape along with me and see what happened. Her challenge this month is to capture the smaller details. A star is definitely a small detail that adds so much to the spirit of Christmas. I felt very cheesy asking them to hold this star but they did such a cute job posing with it that I think they turned out kindof cute! I had to add a few more from our "shoot". Thanks for the fun K!

Monday, December 8, 2008


I wanted to share with the two of you who read my blog that I am excited that a new value has been added to the Young Women personal progress program and theme. The value is virtue. The color associated with this value will be gold. I think that is so awesome! Sister Dalton who is the Young Women General President said, "I truly believe that one virtuous young woman or young man, led by the Spirit, can change the world, but in order to do so, we must return to virtue." I love that quote! This picture is a picture of the Young Women General Presidency who hiked up to Ensign peak in Salt Lake City. They shared that they saw the Salt Lake temple with the angel Moroni on top shining in the sun. They knew that they needed to focus on the temple. They made a banner and waved it to show their commitment to the Lord. I love serving the Young Women and I am excited about the new change in the program. If you are interested, there is a lot more info if you click on my Young Women link on my blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My first photo shoot in Logan!

My good friend asked me to take her family pictures. I was very excited because we decided to meet in my hometown to do them. We had a very nice time. Okay, so I am surrounded by boys all the time so I really loved these two of her adorable little girl. So I had to post them. Hope you like the pictures! As Kip would say, "peace out".

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Just wanted to wish my mom a very happy birthday today! I hope my dad does something really really really nice for her Arby's. I am grateful for my mom and everything she does for me! I added a picture of Aidan also because she said it was one of her favorites. I love you mom!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Yo- okay, all I could think of...

So if you haven't figured it out yet, I have one child and he is stinkin cute! (I didn't say he wasn't a stinker!) We had a fun Thanksgiving holiday in Logan last weekend. I, of course, took my camera. My mom and Aidan and I were playing at a park off of main street and we found this little spot. I thought all the blues looked really cool. So, enjoy!