Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cousins with Santa

We took another trip to Cedar on Saturday so the cousins could spend more time together. We don't see eachother enough so when we are all around I like the kids to spend a lot of time together. We went to a cute little tree festival and had fun looking at all the trees. There were pretty cute trees.
What is a christmas fest without a visit to Santa. We hurried and got a picture on his lap. It was quite the adventure. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.

The Princesses asked BayLee if she would take a picture with them

and she didn't want to. I felt bad so I posed with them and Logan yelled


I was mortified!

The girls + Ajay in front of the Barbie tree.
Ajay loves his Aunt Mandee. We were making Dopey feel like he wasn't all alone.
We collect Nutcrackers so we HAD to get a picture with all of them.

The kids were most excited about the Michael Jackson nutcracker.

I didn't notice how young this Santa was until I saw the picture.

I was too busy trying to convince the little ones that Santa wouldn't eat them.

A Little Bit of Mia

Mia is growing way too fast. I can't believe my baby is almost two and she is the last baby and the time is flying. She is such a good little girl, so mellow and just happy to be where ever she is and what she is doing. She looked super cute and her hair doesn't ever stay done so I had to capture it while I could!

So precious!

Thanksgiving "Bliss"

What a great Thanksgiving Day! I love everything about Thanksgiving. I love the family, the food, the resting, the laughing, and the PIE!!
Because my dads arm is still healing from being broken, Tony and Adam hung the lights for my mom and dad. Before we knew it all the kids were out there helping too (Logan even tried to get on the roof).
What a goofie pair!
Mother and Daughter in the kitchen (where we spent most of the day).
Then of course the games had to come out. When you play board games with Logan
it is VERY important to read the instructions.......
I love this picture! These two are the best of friends.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How Do I Love Thee?.......

1. I love the way you make me smile.
2. I love the way you make me feel.
3. I love that you are a great daddy.
4. I love how hard you work for our family.
5. I love that you are my best friend.
6. I love that we can have food fights while we carve pumpkins.
7. I love looking into your eyes.
8. I love going on our weekly dates and I love that you know how important dates are to me.
9. I love that we can still be in love after 12 years.
10. I love that you love going to musicals and you aren't afraid to admit it.
11. I love that you will watch chick flicks without putting up a fight.
12. I love that you snore. (That means you are alive)
13. I love that you talk, dance, and sing in your sleep.
14. I love that you still imitate Beavis and think you are sooo funny.
15. I love that you let me be who I want to be and don't force me to be anyother way.
16. I love your eyes.
17. I love that you put your family first and always want to spend time with us any second you get.
18. I love that you love me.
19. I love that you can fix anything that needs to be fixed.
20. I love that we are together forever and that makes me want to be a better person.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Too Much Fussin

This just happened as I was taking BayLee to school and had to come straight home and put it in writing so I wouldn't ever forget it.
We were pulling up to the school and passed a group of girls sitting in a circle on the grass.
BayLee : "There's Daryn and the 'group' " (mind you Daryn and Bay are bestfriends so I didn't understand 'the group' phrase)
Me: "So, are you part of the group"?
Bay: "No, I don't want to be a part of any group. I want to be friends with everyone. Groups have to much fussin, whinin, and drama. I don't have time for that stuff."
Me: "Oh, I see."
I was laughing so hard inside because of the choice of words but I was also so very proud of her. She is the type to avoid drama and likes to make sure everyone is included. It was so sweet. There was no sign of jealousy because she knows that she could be a part of a 'group' but doesn't have a desire to be. So as she got out of the car she saw her friend Hannah whom is Down Syndrome and gave her a big hug and proceeded to walk across the grass hand in hand with Hannah and all the girls in the 'group' waved and yelled her name. She waved and just kept on going with Hannah. I felt honored to watch such a thing.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Good Clean Fun

Aren't we so thankful for the toddler years? Mia is so much fun. Super laid back compared to other offspring I have brought into this world! Adam is my shower cleaner. It is his designated "chore" and he happened to do it on Sunday. He started the shower, went into the garage to grab the cleaner, came back to the bathroom and found this. Mia had been with me so he thought it would be ok. We had to capture this moment.
Now mind you, a year ago she was SCARED to death of water. She hated baths, showers, puddles, rain, swimming pools, and didn't even like to drink it much. Now every day when I am in the shower she will try to inch in little by little. So she must have felt very successful Sunday as she made it all the way in with her clothes on.

And yes.....that is a cell phone in her hand!
Look at that happy face.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Have a Job!

I have taken the plunge and have decided to add one more thing to my overflowing plate. I am now a Tupperware Consultant! I am so excited for this journey and the opportunity it will give me to get out of debt. That is my sole goal for this. I am anxious to see where it takes me. I know that the turnover is great and people are in and out home businesses like these but I really am striving to make it work and be a successful distributor! I have five parties lined up and hopefully I can get more parties lined up in the very near future.If you are looking for Tupperware and aren't sure where to look, I have my own little webpage that you can order from here and it will be delivered to your home! Feel free to do so. Also, you can do a catalog party from this site and earn free Tupperware for Christmas gifts. Let me know if this is something you would like to do and I can help you with it. There are so many new items and so many items always on sale. The great thing about Tupperware is that the warranty is for life and they also keep some of the "vintage" products around.Here is to a great opportunity that will hopefully be a success!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy 101 Birthday Grandma Simkins

Today one of the greatest people alive turns 101! I can't even begin to tell you how much of an inspiration she is to me year after year. She just keeps going and has one of the most positive attitudes I have ever seen. These are just a few things about my Grandma that makes her special:
1. She always has a way to brighten a room.
2. She knows all of her Grandchildrens, Great Grandchildrens, and Great Great Grandchildrens likes and dislikes. She has a special place in her heart for each and every one of them.
3. She is a HUGE Utah Jazz fan. She won't miss a game for ANYTHING!
4. She still uses a treadmill everyday and has to get to the basement to use it (I must admit this one makes me nervous)
5. She gives the greatest hugs and kisses.
6. She loves her yard and really cares about what it looks like.
7. She uses Jergens lotion and that right there is a memory I will have for life.
8. She is always thinking and has a great memory.
9. She is a great example to my children. They love her so much and wish we could see her more often.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's Halloween Time!

WHEW! We made it past Halloween and boy did we end up with a lot of candy. It is crazy how many pumpkin heads you can fill up in three hours. I think we ended up walking three miles at least. We covered way more ground than we ever do. I told Adam everyday should be Halloween, it would get us out walking as a family. I had a great time with the kids and Adam. We go a couple miles away from our town because I prefer to do the door to door style and not car to car style in trunk or treat.
We met up with some friends and ran into a lot of people that we know, so that made it even more fun. Next year we need to just all go together.
Before we went Trick or Treating our church had a really fun Chili cookoff and carnival for the kids. It was so much fun and it was really great to have the kids eat dinner before instead of after.

This is the best picture I got of Mia I hate to say. My camera is dying a slow painful death so good pictures are hard to come by. She made a cute witch.
This is part of our group. At one time there were about 15 kids from BayLees elementary all going together. It was so much fun.

BayLee and her friend Daryn with Logan in the middle of course.

I am not sure what the tongue sticking out thing is all about but BayLee did it in most
pictures. This was when Mia was trying to figure out what was going on.