"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

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Pictures

My friend Stacy got her friend to take some pictures of our family with our newest addition. These are some of my favorites.


Cal slept from 9:30pm to 5:15am.
If only he could do this every night.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

I turned 27 yesterday!
A big thanks goes out to my mom. She not only went through 9 months of pregnancy, but I came late. I was due on Thanksgiving, but came on the 1st of Dec. Then, I was a big baby... over 9 pounds. Then on top of all that, I wasn't an easy baby. Anytime I call my mom with a baby or child problem her response is, "that's just like you were." So, as a baby, I wouldn't eat well. I would gag myself and then puke big. (Cal does the same thing) I wouldn't sleep well and didn't want to be snuggled. Also, I hated my carseat. (I once screamed for 2 hours until I finally fell asleep-I believe) So, now with my new mother eyes, I believe birthdays should be a day to remember our mothers. And tell them thank you for carrying use, raising us, and putting up with us. Once again, Thanks mom!

Anyway, back to my birthday. I have the best husband! I had a pretty stinky birthday the 1st year we were together. To the point that I cried. Ever since, he's made it a point to make my birthday a special day. For the next 3 years he took me snowboarding. (even when we moved to Arizona). Then, he flew our friends in from out of town. Last year, he took me on a 2 night get away to Vegas without any kids. (we only had Madi at the time). This year, We got to go buy new garments. (Super wonderful gift!) He also bought be a bicycle and bike trailor. Now we can go out with the kids.

If you don't have one of these & like to ride bikes, I recommend it. We have had tons of fun on it already! And Madi loves it too.

He also bought me the new Mario game for our Wii. Also super fun.
We had german chocolate birthday cake. For anyone who doesn't know, birthday cake is very important to me. My mother did a great job making sure we had delicious cakes growing up, and occassionally they would be in fun shapes. My favorites was a swan shaped cake. It was covered in coconut. DELICIOUS!
All in all it was a great day!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Favorite ...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is making the pies (and eating the cranberry-apple jello). So I thought I would post about one of my pies this year. Carson's favorite is blueberry. I've made it 3 different years now. This one was one of my favorites. I had fun with Madi helping me.

My Babies

Cal turned 7 weeks today. I found this picture of Madi & thought it was fun to see the similarities and differences in my children.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Morning After

A fun filled night of Trick-or-Treating, followed by too much candy eating, results in a morning like this...

Good Times!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We miss Grammy!

My mom came to visit for a week. Madi had a great time with her. They read stories, played with toys,
played on the swings,
made & frosted cookies.
Mom also made a cowboy quilt for Cal. We think it turned out fabulous!

Mom, we miss you!


These are some of the fun pictures my mom took of Cal while she was here.

Hatching for Halloween

We had a great time at our ward halloween party. I was a farmer, Carson and Madi were chickens & Cal was a little egg. My mom was visiting & helped us turn our truck into a barn.

There was a pie eating contest as well. Last year I barely lost to Brother Knudsen. This year I barely beat him! It was great fun!

Happy Trick or Treating!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday!

3 Days Old

1 Year Old

2 Years Old
Madilyn was born Oct. 20, 2007. She is now offically 2 Years old. What a fun day. Grammy flew in & we got to take a trip to the Airport. She loved all her presents as well.

This wonderful present was from Grammy. (Also a boa & flower wand)
We had a great time decorating Madi's birthday cake.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Madi's ABC's

Here is Madi singing her ABC's. Jo and I thought it was just super cute. Madi loves to sing. It's really fun when she comes home from nursery singing a new song & I get to figure out what it is.

We all love him

Madi sure does like to hold, poke, pinch, squeeze, pet, love, push, and pull her little brother. She has also told me to put him down a few times. It's pretty fun to see how she is reacting to Cal.
We have had a pretty fun week with our new baby. He is pretty great. So far, he doesn't cry much, he only eats every 3-4 hours, and he is very alert and happy when awake.
We have had Carson's mom with us this week & Madi has enjoyed every second of it. She is leaving today & Madi is definately going to miss her Grandma Jo.
We went to Westgate the other day & it was warm enough we let Madi get in the fountain in her clothes. It was great day.