"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Sunday, August 31, 2008

'76 Chevy

Carson has been looking for a 2nd vehicle. Nothing expensive, just something to use when needed. He really wanted another truck... and he found it. This is our new, orange, '76 chevy. The guy we bought it from just put a new engine in it & replaced a bunch of other things for his nephew. Unfortunately for him... his parents said he couldn't have it. We bought it for a pretty sweet price & have already had some fun in it. Madi loves it too.

Yes it is lifted & HUGE! I can't even get in without pulling up from the roof.

We are trying to think of a fun name for it... Carson likes "The Cheeto" I like "The Big Cheese"
What are your ideas?.....

New Fun Trick

Madi is now walking. She won't walk everywhere. She basically walks from one item to the next. She is doing it more and more often. And she has a little more confidence every day. Hurray!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


We went to Utah for the weekend. That's 10 hrs there & 10 hrs back. We left Friday night and returned Sunday night. I know... it sounds crazy. Man was it worth it. Not only did I get to see 2 of my sisters (YEAH!) A good friend of ours decided to get baptized. Our friend, Natalie, called us one day & stated she wanted to go to church. Before we could get her information to the missionaries in her area, she took it upon herself to find them. She was ready. She later called us to tell us she was going to get baptized. I was pretty excited & Carson said no matter what... we'd be there.

The missionaries, ward mission leader, Natalie, and her friend.

Us with Natalie and her friend

Natalie & her cute babies.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

TEETH! (or should I say tooth)

Madi's first tooth cut through Sunday night! Unfortuately, Carson is in Colorado this week. So I've had to deal with the sad, feverish, tempermental baby by myself. She would cry and fuss. I felt real bad. I'd try to give her tylenol & she would fight me. And don't even think about putting your finger in her mouth to put numbing medicine on her gums. (You would think I pulled her arm off with my bare hands the way she would scream and cry.) I think she seems a little more like herself today & she doesn't seem to have a fever any more. One down... how many to go?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My First Homemade Bag!

I'm so excited! I was sitting around trying to think of something to do. I remembered I had some left over fabric (from the apron swap) I decided to try to make a bag. I've been wanting something in between a diaper bag and a purse. So I gave it a try while staying up late watching the olypmics. (amazing) I just finished it & I'm so happy with how it turned out. I know it looks simple, but you have to remember I made my own pattern & have never made anything even close to this before. I'm so excited!