Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mommy post

OK...I don't know if I like being tagged Mickie,but here goes anyhow...

1.Typically, what time do you wake up? 6:30am
2. On a good night, what time are your kids in bed? 8:30 during school, 9:30 during the summer
3. How long have you been a mommy? almost 11 years
4. How old were you when you became a mom? on my 25th birthday
5. What is your favorite kids T.V show? Super Why!, Backyardigans
6. What is your least favorite kids T.V. show? Yo, gabba gabba, dubba dubba, whatever!
7. What is your favorite chore? I don't think I have one! Although I don't mind cleaning sinks
8. What is your favorite meal to cook? Ummmm, yah, I don't love cooking
9. What meal do you cook most often? Isabel loves noodles so I'll go with noodles or homemade pizza
10. What is your kids favorite meal? They are so sweet and compliment almost every meal but I think it's probably homemade pizza's chicken puffs, I need to make those
11. What is your favorite thing your husband does with your kids? I love when he puts them to bed. I get so tired by nightfall that I just can't do it! I also love when he plays baseball or soccer with them.
12. What are 5 things that make you smile when you’re being a mom?

1. Isabel's clothing choices and hair do-s.
2. Brigham saying ma and hugging me.
3. McKenna reading to me when I don't feel well.
4. Sydney hugging me so tight and for so long.
5. Listening to their answers at Family Home Evening and realizing that they get the gospel better than I do!
13. If you could take your kids anywhere, where would it be? To see Grandma M and Papa Doc on their mission in Chicago.
14. When was the last time you went out without your kids? We went to Chili's after McKenna's program. It reminded me why we don't do restaurants with all of them very often.
15. What is your favorite pastime/activity to do with your kids? I love it when they make cards and scrapbook with me. I love it when we go to the movies together too.
16. Name one thing you said you would never say as a mother? "You are not the mother". I heard it all the time and I say it all the time
17. Name something you do, that your own mom did? Love my kids more than anything!
18. What is your favorite quality your mom has? Charity and Optimism
19. What is your favorite kids book? I love you this much, Alice the Fairy, The Kissing Hand
20. What is your favorite advice for new moms? Hold that new baby and just sit the day away. Listen when they talk no matter how silly the story. Tell them you love them.
21. What is your most heartbreaking moment as a mom? Seeing the worry and concern they had when I went through cancer. No child should be that scared or worried, ever.
22. What is your most joyful moment being a mom? It's the little games, church programs, singing in the car to the radio..all those things are great fun if we can get there in the convertible with the top down
23. When was the last time you told one of your kids you loved them? This morning when they left for school.
24. When was the last time you were told? At the same time!

And I know my family already did this so I tag Angi Holt, Kari Lyn Harris, Tanya Wilky,

6 random things ANSWERED

So it's time for the answers and the prizes. This was so funny! I laughed at some of the guesses...especially yours Tanya!

1. Where is my favorite place in my house? A couple of you got this's definitely my stamp/craft room. It's the only room that is totally decorated and almost all mine.

2. What is my favorite movie? Surprisingly no one guessed this one. I love the Ultimate Gift. I also love any romantic comedy...Serendipidy, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Pillow Talk, Sweet Home Alabama, The Notebook, Somewhere in Time...but the #1 choice right now is the Ultimate Gift

3. What is my least favorite food? A couple of you got this one!!! Eggs and yes, Rachelle, mustard is a close second

4. If I could go anywhere on vacation where would it be? Chelsey pegged this one, Hungary. I served my mission there and have wanted to go back as a tourist for years. Rachelle is right for second place with Nauvoo and to visit mom in Chicago. Third would be Disneyworld. I know Meg is probably saying Hungary is in Europe but it's really eastern Europe so Chels got that one.

5. What size shoe do I wear? (you notice I didn't ask for pant size...AUUUGH!) Kira and Rachelle got this's a 6 1/2. Although if its a red shoe, I could make almost any size work!

So here's the first place with 3 correct answers we have Chelsey, Megan, and Rachelle. Second place was Kira with 2 right answers and third place was a tie with no right answers between Kody and Tanya. So...drumroll please....I'll send everybody a prize!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last chance

OK...last chance on the 6 random questions about me. If you are checking out my blog you have to take a guess at my questions. Then, I guess I'll tell you all the answers and get some prizes out. Chelsey insists I still need to post 6 random things about me anyhow. Rude, huh?!?!?

Here goes....and I don't have time to find random pictures to match so it won't be near as cool as Chelsey or Rachelle's! :)

1. I love to eat dough! Batter will also do in a pinch. I love bread dough, cookie dough, pancake batter, even homemade egg noodles before they are cooked. Weird, I know!

2. I love to read. If I had the time everyday I would spend at least an hour just reading. I read the Harry Potter series twice.

3. I have a crush on Michael Buble'. I even like him more than Josh Groban and I hate to admit it, but I like him more than Bon Jovi. That voice, the smirk, the eyes...I'm a gonner!

4. I actually like the smell of ModPodge. I think it's a childhood thing. My mom was a crafter and I think I was raised on the smell of ModPodge. It just means I am making something so I like the smell. If you have no idea what I am talking about you just don't know about dip n' drape dolls and the likes.

5. I can't sew. I know you all think I am crafty but I haven't put any effort into sewing. I made a pillowcase and a bag (which I still have) in Jr. High and I haven't attempted much since. I think it shows my weakness as a true mother because I don't make my kids' Halloween costumes. I just like to use the ones my mom made or buy them or well...glue what I can together. I do enjoy my glue gun.

Is that random enough?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Piano recital

It's that time of year when we get to see all that our kids have learned over the fall and winter. We went to a piano recital for Sydney and McKenna on Saturday and we were so impressed. They have both learned so much! McKenna played the Pink Panther. Sydney played a duet Can You Feel the Love Tonight and then a solo of Triad Toccatina. They are confident and play so well. It was fun to listen! We are going to miss their piano teachers though. McKenna's teacher, Megan, is heading on a mission to Texas. Sydney's teacher, Melissa, is headed to college this fall. We have loved their sweet way of teaching the girls. It is amazing how much they each enjoy practicing and I really think it's because of their teachers. We'll miss you!

Utah history program

McKenna is in fourth grade so they did their program on Utah History. It was AMAZING!!! They sang some really great songs and showed all that they had learned this year. It was so much fun to watch. I am so proud of her and her dedication to learning and reading. She is one remarkable youg lady!

McKenna also has some great friends. I love this picture of her and Aspen. They are 2 bugs in a rug!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cutest dang boutique stuff!

This is some of the stuff I have left from the boutique I did. These are the famouse lunch notes. You may have seen them on Chelsey's blog or on Lisa Bearnson's. They are so great because you get 40 notes in a cute tin already for you to personalize and put in your kid's lunch or your hubbies wallet...just anywhere to remind your family and friends you love them. They are $6.95 (all the prices are plus shipping unless you can come pick them up). I also have some packs in a organdy bag instead of the tin for $4.95.

Someone better buy these before I break into them and eat the whoppers! It's just a cute little gift maybe for your visiting teachers or even yourself!'s only $2.95.

More boutique!

This is a great one to give away if you don't eat the butterscotch candies first! It's $3.95.

This is a fun container filled with 10 notecards and envelopes already to sign and give away. I like the box almost as much as the cards. I only have 3 of these and they are $7.95.

Color Challenge

So I LOVE to go to Kristina Werner's blog and see what she has created. She has such a clean, crisp style but way fun. She posts a color challenge each week and since I just started blogging I didn't really have anywhere to post by cards I created. NOW I CAN!!!'s the first color challenge but here are the cards I came up with. This is my new favorite combo!

You'll have to crank your head sideways to get the jist of this computer is NOT listening to me.

Side note...I am preparing little card kits so you can purchase a kit and make these cards for yourself. They will come with one finished card you can copy to make 5 more so you'll have a total of 6 cards. The cardstock, ribbon, everything is pre-cut and ready to make. It includes everything but adhesive, even the envelopes are in there! If you don't have the stamp set I used you can substitute another one or you can purchase it. What do you think of that plan? Give me some feedback! I am thinking around $9 in price unless it's got some extra goodies. You can order as many kits as you would like.

No more bags

Just an update that I am sold out of the cute totes....sorry! (oh, and thanks megan!)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

6 Random Things

OK...I have time for about one blog today and then I'll try to get some pictures of my latest cards. I have some fun stuff almost ready for you all to check out!! Chelsey tagged me to list 6 random things about me and I decided to change it up a bit. I am going to list 6 questions about me. You can list your guesses in the comments. I will send a little surprise to the person who gets it right. If there is more than one I'll draw for the winner...

1. Where is my favorite place in my house?
2. What is my favorite movie?
3. What is my least favorite food?
4. If I could go anywhere on vacation where would it be?
5. What size shoe do I wear? (you notice I didn't ask for pant size...AUUUGH!)

Soccer Stars

It seems strange, but I love being a soccer mom. It is so fun to see my girls running and getting aggressive and loving soccer. Both Sydney and McKenna scored goals at their games on Saturday. We hustled back after the breast cancer walk and even though we were late for McKenna's game with the Pink Pumas, she scored a goal! WAHOOOO! Sydney's game was after Kenna's and she scored a goal at her game too. YIPPPEE!!

Dancing Diva

Introducing...our little dancing diva....ISABEL, or chabela if you like that name. So, if you know Izzy you know that she is one spirited little girl and there is always a story. I have said for years that I am going to make a badge for my little independent girls that says they dressed themselves. For example, I am not one to love polka-dots, leopard print, and say a blue jacket all in one outfit. Izzy on the other hand just loves to do her thing. She has been in a phase of all one color from head to toe but she breaks out once in a while. Well, I finally made the badge and she wore it long enough to show of her "chipmunk dance" and then said it wasn't so cute so she didn't want to wear it. I should have known the independence would take over. So...I am back to reminding about everyone I see that I am not colorblind, nor do I WANT my kids to be teased. They are just their own little people!

Race for the Cure

I am now a one year survivor!! We did the Race for the Cure last Saturday which was amazing. They had 16,000 pre-registered so you can imagine the crowd. LOVE IT!!! You get a pink shirt if you are a survivor and then they took a group photo after the survivor parade. It was so great to see women and men of all ages standing up as survivors. When you walk (or run if you can make it through the mass of people) you can fill out a paper to pin on your back and list who you are walking for. I really fight for that cure so that my sisters and sweet little girls don't have to battle this ugly disease. So here's my little your self-exam when you get in the shower next and if you are over 40, get in and get a mammo. Trust me, you want to catch it early!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Is it Spring yet?

Brigham is all about outside! He loves it out there. If the door is open he is like a little rocket headed for outer space...he's outta here! He loves bubbles, rides on the trike and recently even decided to try some dirt! I can hear him thinking," You never just might taste good Mom and besides, I look good in dirt!" He is so funny and all boy!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mom's day gift

If you are needing a new scripture bag or you want to give your mom something great this have to see these cute bags I put together. They would be fun to fill with goodies and then she can use the tote when she has emptied it! They are $9.95 plus shipping (if you can't pick it up) but the best part...they are buy 2 get one free! I have a bunch of different colors and flowers so let me know which combo you would like! ENJOY!! Stay tuned for more of my fun crafty gift ideas...


I am just working on getting this thing up and running! Get ready for some fun crafty and stamp ideas, cute stuff for sale, and updates on our sweet family!