Friday, November 28, 2008

It's not Thanksgiving without a little.....

I hope all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving! We sure did. Here are a few things that we can't live without on Thanksgiving....
Some food!!!
Just one or two pies...
Cute Kiddos. My nephew Bridger.Yummy pudd'in pies!!
A family picture to remember this blessed event.


how about a little guitar hero. It is a must at our family parties. Adds. We love shopping!!



and a long winters nap.




My Thanksgiving Five:

1. My Family
2. My Testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ

3. My Country

4. My Freedom

5. My beautiful life!

Zoo day.......











Wednesday was free day at the zoo. My cousins invited the girls and I to go. We had such a great time. It was very cold outside so I bundled up the girls really well and we were off! The animals were all out and the girls loved it! I love getting to spend time with my cousins and their kids! Thanks Nikki for the invite!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Feast.....

It was my turn again to do playgroup. It just so happened to be our Thanksgiving feast this time. I had so much fun coming up with ideas to teach them about the true meaning of thanksgiving. I found some really cute songs on the Internet that I taught them.
They made these cute cards with their had prints then decorated them. They are supposed to give them to someone they are thankful for. I found these really cute turkey headbands at Target in the dollar section!

Then came our big feast. Each girl brought something to share just like the Pilgrims and Indians did. Sophie and I made mini pudding pies and they were a hit!



My Five:



1. Mini Pudding pies: fun to make, fun to eat



2. Getting out the Christmas boxes....so fun!



3. The Internet



4. Finally finishing my family Christmas Card



5. My tornado child that is keeping me on my toes. (Laynie)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I've been bitten......

Last night was our big "Ladies Night" to go see TWILIGHT!!! As you can see there were lots of us from my neighborhood who went to see it. We went to a fancy dinner alone with no kids and then to the show. I had such a great time. I loved the movie and now I am trying to get Bodi to do his hair like Edward! Thanks ladies for a fun night!
My Five:

1. Girls Night Out
2. The opportunity to sing
3. My new laptop!!
4. Bread + oil + balsamic vinegar= yummy
5. Great babysitters

Need something fun to do with the kids in the winter....







go Bowling. On Friday my friends and I took our kids bowling. We are all on a bowling league together so we get to bowl every week. We thought we would take the kids and give them a chance to try it out. Sophie loved every second of it. She got to wear little bowling shoes that were so cute. She even got a few strikes (with the ramps and bumpers of course). Try it out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

1st Dance Recital........

Today was Sophies first dance recital. I was so excited. It seems like I have been waiting my whole life to have a little girl and watch her in her first recital! She did such a great job. She has been sick the past few days so I wasn't sure how happy she would be during the dance but she did fine. They did a little showcase of what they do in class every week. In the second video she is bossing around one of her little friends. (Yes it has started...and yes she is like her Mom!) It was special to have her Grandma Anderson, Aunt Nana Jan and Aunt Hannah there to watch her. She was so excited! I am so proud of her and hope that there are many more recitals to come!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have the best husband ever...............

because he bought me a new laptop today and I am posting with it right now!!! I am posting on it right now! Yippie!!!

Super Saving Mommies


So my friend Abbey started a new blog called Super Saving Mommies. She has always been a penny pincher (in a good way) and now has a blog to tell everyone out there all of her great tips.
She has asked me to be a contributor on the blog. We are hoping to be able to put any kind of tips that can help you mommies save time, energy and hopefully some $. Check it out at here . If you have any great tips that you would like to share just let me know and we can get you on the blog. Check it out because I put a great idea for Christmas time!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

My new favorite quote..........

I believe in Manicures. I believe in Overdressing. I believe in Primping at leisure and wearing Lipstick. I believe that Laughing is the best calorie burner. I Believe in Kissing; Kissing a lot. I believe in Being Strong when everything else seems to be going wrong. I believe Happy Girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I Believe in Miracles.--Audrey Hepburn



Isn't this the best quote! I found this on my blogging friend Auties blog. I am going to put it in my girls bathroom so when they get older they can see it everyday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

You know you blog too much when......

......... your two year old talks about it.

Sophie talking on her play phone: Hi Mom. Whats up? You on your blog? I'll call you later. Bye


Do you love our new family portrait? Sophies new favorite thing is to take pictures with my camera.

My Five:

1. Watching movies with Bodi

2. Finally getting Sophie to eat her dinner!!

3. Sundays hanging with the family

4. Snuggling with brand new Lyla Bell

5. Fresh warm brownies from a friend

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Going Private...........

My sister has convinced me to go private. She has told me too many stories of the crazies out there looking at my blog. So leave your e-mail in my comments by December 1st. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

something new every day............

Every day Laynie is learning how to do new things. She has learned how to get herself stuck in my stools and under my tables. She has also learned how to wave bye-bye! So cute!!

Isn't she talented!


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My Five:

1. The Relief Society. They are always giving me ways to serve.

2. Veterans. Thanks for all of your hard work to help keep us free. Happy Veterans Day!

3. My boutique is over!!!

4. FHE with our friends the Browns

5. Sophies preschool. She loves it!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's time to start thinking...........

Holiday Cards It's not to early to get started. Check out all of my designs on my design blog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

And She's Off........

It's official..........she is moving. She is doing a half crawl half scoot right now. She gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth. I know that I should be so excited but now she does not stay in one place for one second!

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My Five:

1. Dinner at my Moms!

2. Having great Aunts and Uncles for my kids. They just love it when they come visit!

3. A handy husband ( last night he was hanging blinds, tonight it is drywall)

4. Great Visiting Teachers

5. Antibiotic drops { pink eye:( }