Sunday, November 29, 2009

I am Thankful For....

Oh I had such a lovely Thanksgiving...

My family got together in the morning. Everyone was there except for Charmaine and her family. I miss them more than I can even tell you!! I so badly want to hug and kiss my sweet nephews. Anyways, we had a lovely time eating on the back porch. Lacy got to go over the day before and peel potatoes and cook all evening with Grandma. She was so excited and talked all week about how excited she was to do it. She had so much fun! After we ate they got out the BB guns and showed the kids how to do target-practice. They had too much fun! Thank goodness nobody got hurt!

Later that afternoon we went over to the Browns for our second, absolutely delightful feast. It is the first time the whole family has been together since before Kelly and Heather have been married. We had so much fun all being together. I miss my sister in laws! My mother in law had an absolutely gorgeous set up on her back patio with an adults and kids table! I loved it! We had family pictures the next day at the asu research park and spent the afternoon having lunch together, shopping, playing, etc. The visit was far too short before TJ and Adelia headed off to Monaco. Overall it was a perfect Thanksgiving.

I must say the absolute best part of my Thanksgiving day was when we were at my parents house going around the table saying what we were thankful for and my dear sweet grandpa said he was thankful that he lived long enough to meet Lacy. Awh... I love you grandpa!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Boutique Blog

Alright, its official, the boutique is on! December 12, from 8-5. Everything is coming together so nicely, its almost scary! Come check out the new blog my amazing sister and talented graphic designer, Charmaine put together, {click here} You definitely need to put it on your calendars and come check it out. Its for a great cause and you can get some amazing gifts doing last minute Christmas shopping. You won't want to miss it, and be sure to check the blog often as new stuff is being added daily!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Recent Pictures, so random!!!

This was from my dobson ranch boutique. Even tho I said it was embarrassing, I'll post pictures anyways!
Jack is just adorable. He is crawling all over the place now. What?! Crawling?! Yes, you heard it! Crawling at 5 months! I just had to show these adorable pictures. And I have to plug these shoes. They are called skidders and they have them at Target. Lacy and Jack both have/had these huge marshmallow feet and they are/were so hard to find shoes for. These are perfect! If you have a baby with huge feet, you need to buy these shoes!
Last night I went with my sisters, my bff and my Laurel Kay and her bro JD to go see a pre-showing of New Moon. We were total nerds, went all out, and absolutely loved it! It was so good, much better than the first.
Elise might as well be my sister :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mama's Holiday Wish List

Mama’s Holiday Wish List MemeTodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.
1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
1. This cool prize :)
2. A longboard
3. A hot pair of boots
4. Clothes that fit!
5. a TV for my room
2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
Too many to name. The temple picture Samuel etched into a mirror is definitely up there on most special.
3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I would love to learn to crochet better and make a ton of scarf's.
4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
I remember the year we asked for carpet, that was an especially awesome year!
5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
The wish list I'm making them or the ones they are making themselves? If you asked them Lacy would want dolls and make up and crafts and clothes and on and on and on and hugo would just want trucks. Jack just wants to be held :)
6. What is your favorite holiday food?
I LOVE left over dark cold turkey with salt, its prob my favorite holiday food.
7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
My answer is the same as Megans (p.s. thanks for introducing me to the giveaway!) My home crafted items are currently a surprise!
8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
The Elf
9. Favorite holiday song?
Oh man I have SO many. I like the classics!
10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Singing and lauging with family. Sitting around in PJs by the fire snuggling with kiddos and the hubby!

To enter to win all these cool prizes below simply answer the questions in this meme, make sure to post links back to and Provo Craft (use this link: )

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boutique Bust!

So thanks to everyone who DIDN'T come to my boutique on Saturday. (and a bigger thanks to those who did :) Sounds sarcastic, but I am being totally serious. It was embarrasing. It was raining and muddy all day long and I wasn't happy at all with the location. There was beer tasting right next to me, a scandalous lady in front of me who smoked cigarettes all day, three different kinds of music all being played too loud around me and just the over-all quality of everything being sold. I guess that's just how life is. Sometimes you win sometimes you loose. I didn't make very much money and I'm pretty sure my booth-neighbors didn't sell a single thing.
SOOO... Moral of the story is, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. I know it is really close but I am going to do my own boutique Saturday December 12th. I already have a lot of people interested in being vendors. If you or anyone you know is interested, send me an e-mail with a quick explanation of what you sell and maybe some pictures. I'll e-mail you back with an application and voila, it is going to be so easy! I already have a location and credit card machine. Its all coming together perfectly. PLUS, We are going to be supporting "Families Supporting Adoption" (I hope that's right, correct me if I'm wrong, Megan) with some sellers raising money for adoptions. Its going to be amazing. Let me know if your interested in selling and save the date to come shop! You'll be hearing from me again soon.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I Love Hugo

My sweet little boy is 2!!! We had such a fun birthday with him yesterday. He was excited all day and kept trying to put two fingers up to say "I'm two!" We had family over for dinner, presents and cake, and Hugo loved every minute of if (Lacy on the other hand, did not like Hugo getting all the attention and gifts, she had a couple melt-downs during the day)

(I LOVE this banner I made!!!)

Hugo is such a sweet boy. He had a rough time coming into this world and had to fight to live those first few moments. I am so glad he is such a trooper and fought through them so he could be in our family everyday. He loves to give hugs and kisses, he loves truck and cars more than anything and he has the absolute sweetest voice. He is strikingly handsome and turns heads wherever he goes. He loves his grandparents (especially great Grandpa), his aunts and uncles and his cousins so much! He loves being home, he is by far my best sleeper. From the time he could walk, he would go strait to bed when it was time and hold his hands up with his blankie until we put him in. He loves being outside and doing anything at all with his Daddy. He is my most reverent at prayer time and he makes my heart melt every time he says, "Mommy, I wove woo" I am so happy he is part of our family, he is the sweetest, cutest little boy I have ever seen. (plus Jack, of course)

Happy Birthday baby boy, Mommy and Daddy love you more than you will ever know! Thanks for being you!!

Friday, November 6, 2009


People keep asking me the specifics on the Boutique I'm doing next week, so here you go.

I don't know if you can enlarge the map, but if so, my booth is E10. I am in the bottom right corner right by the park.

I am so excited, this year it is out doors at the beautiful Dobson Ranch, right by the lake. I'm doing some really cute necklaces and chalkboard / magnet picture frames. Come check it out and get some early Christmas shopping done.
And if you plan on coming - BRING CASH. They are only accepting cash or check this year so dong forget! We are trying to work something out to be able to accept credit, but just in case, bring your mulah!