Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Little has happened since last week. We went to a Superbowl party at one of Matt's coworkers houses on Sunday. That was a blast. We ate too much, laughed too much, said too many inappropriate things, and played too much fooseball. It was a success.

We are all getting much better. There's nothing that some snuggling and a couple popsicles won't fix, right?

In other news, Matt's sweet handsomeness took us to a Chinese buffet where they had all-you-can-eat crab legs last Saturday. I don't believe they made any money off of us that night. :) And it was delicious.

Here are some other random pics form the last few days:

Learning to use the "tiny potty"

Sneaking a sweet picture of my handsome man and my little person in Sacrament meeting.

Matt thought this picture was funny because he thinks she looks just like Violet from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. "Violet! You're turning violet, Violet!"

Last night, our YW had their New Beginnings. It was a wonderful night. Each class was assigned a room and a topic about YW to speak on for a few minutes. The girls really did great! Here's a shot of the MiaMaid room, and what my girls came up with. Their room was called "Divine Nature Bay"

And here are a couple of shots of the YW leaders. I love these ladies. (Please don't mind the gigantor in the teal shirt. That's just large me.

Friday, January 30, 2015

All the girls in the house have been sick for the past few days. It's been a nasty cold that has gone around. We are all on the mend.

We've had the perfect storm of all the things that result in a non-eventful week. A) winter, B) still feeling like crap (preg problems), C) sickness. We have been surviving. :)

One thing that I like to do with the girls is FaceTime my mom and my little sister. The girls love it too. So we like to gather around my computer to dance around and song primary songs and show our family what we've learned recently. Sometimes, the girls get it into their heads that they NEED to FaceTime someone, but no one is available. So I fire up the ole Photo Booth, and we are quite entertained for some time. Here are some of the photos we've taken recently:

Before we all got sick, we took a fun little day trip into Pocatello and went to lunch and, because the weather was nice, we went to a local park:

And then the cold hit us, so we ate pancakes, and took naps and watched movies:

Trying to take a snap for daddy and this was mid-cough. Sad.

Here's a sweet story. It's no secret to the girls that I haven't been feeling well since I've been pregnant. The other morning, Addy came into the bedroom with a special "Hot Chocolate Soup" because "this will make mommy feel better!" It was made of tin foil, Little People dwarves, socks, a bird and she even included a spoon for convenience. Such a sweet little person. It was delicious, by the way.

I've got this great app that Addy loves. It helps her learn how to properly write letters. It's really fun, and this way, learning is masked with iPad time and some fun graphics. Because Bryn looks up to her sister, she wants to play the game too! So here is a screen shot of Bryn's first attempt at writing her letters. They look accurate-ish, but if you saw the game, you'd agree that a 2-yr old could do it. It does, however, take some patience. She's growing up too fast. (There are a couple of letters missing because when you finish all the letters you can blow them up by tapping them.)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our week at a glance. Or 11.

What's been noteworthy about this week? Hm...
  • I'm 14 weeks pregnant and still feeling like crap. Matt thinks this means that it's a boy. I think he's wishful thinking. :) I also started to read the hard copy or Les Miserables. The unabridged version. It's been a bucket list item of mine. Wish me luck!
  • Addy wrote her name for the first time by herself. She's getting so big. Also, her new favorite thing to do is sing "Jesus is Real to Me" AKA "I Know that My Savior Loves Me" She's really good at it! She knows all the words already.
  • Bryn is and will always be a midget. I wouldn't want her any other way.
  • Matt is still happy at his job. He has also recently acquired the calling of Primary Chorister which he is surprisingly happy with and (not so surprisingly) really good at.
  • We are trying to de-clutter our house. Matt is trying to sell everything on Craigslist. He's been pretty successful. If you want random crap, please contact us. We have some to spare.
  • These photos are some random moments from our week. Enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Update. How many posts are titled that?

Here's another one of my couple-times-a-year posts. Here's a run down of what we've been up to:

  • Many of you know that Matt was miserable at the job he has had here in Idaho for a few years. He searched for months and months for something that was a little more... active... and not government-run. So if you want to hear the story about how Matt landed a dream job, call me or him, cause the story is awesome. But he did find a new job as is loving it.
  • We have also reached a mile stone in the freaking house. Matt has finished the basement and the garage has been finished. We love it. We have essentially tripled the living space of our house. It's lovely. I would post pictures, but I don't think I have any on my phone, so that will have to wait.
  • I. Finished. School. There are so many people who helped me complete this life goal. I love you guys. You may never know how much.
  • This little squid is potty trained. HALLELUJAH. 
  • She had the surgery back in January, had the cast on for a few months, and got it off. She acts like it never happened. Such a good girl.
  • She is so much fun. She is crazy and helpful and a handful.
  • This little twerp needs to stop growing forever. FOREVER. She is way too cute and fun and sweet. 
  • She is talking up a storm. 
  • She was a late bloomer as far as walking, but blossomed quite nicely around 16 months.
  • She still eats twice as much as Addy and doesn't gain a freaking pound.
I'm sure there will be a few posts created here and there to fill in the in-betweens with lots of photos.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Call me.

I got rid of FB today. If you care to know why, check out my other blog's most recent post. So, needless to say, I'll be posting more on here to keep my life documented in a more personal (for me) way. If you want to let me know important stuff that's going on in your lives, please call me or email me. :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Howween!

Our little ones had a pretty fun Halloween. On Wednesday, we went to our ward's Halloween, I mean Fall Carnival. Addy was in heaven. She ran around with her little friends and played all the games, and ate lots of candy. When I wasn't looking. Okay, maybe I did let her chow down a little bit. It's Halloween! And she's 2 and a half. If she doesn't get to eat candy, that is un-American. That's my opinion. Anyways, from the pictures you will deduce that Addy was a princess and Bryn a "quack quack".

Now let me explain to you why Matt is the greatest husband: He works swing shift every other week. Yes it is annoying, and can get complicated, but we live with it. ANYWAYS, it turns out that the weeks that we have any ward function, Relief Society activity, book group, holiday, etc., he is working until 1 AM. So I got the girls ready and hauled them with me to the church for the ward party. Luckily, we have so many wonderful angels in our ward who are willing to hang out with Addy and help me out. But the next night was Halloween, and Addy is finally old enough to kind of care about it. I think she understands that dressing up is fun, and she understands that candy is good, so that settled that. I wanted to try my luck at taking the girls trick-or-treating solo. I did mention to Matt months ago that it was sad that he wouldn't be there for he first trick-or-treating experience. But that's all I said. There is no use moaning and complaining about something that can't be helped. So after school, I picked the girls up and hurried home to get them ready for the evening. Well, the truck Matt takes to work was still home. You guys, he took work off so he could be with us. What a great surprise for our family! Addy couldn't have been more excited to hold Daddy's hand as we went door to door in our neighborhood. It was a good night. 

One more Halloween related thing: Addy was having a hard time saying "trick-or-treat" at the door, but was pretty pro at saying "HAPPY HOWWEEN!" I know. Presh. But it wasn't until we were walking away that she says "trick treat," "Howween," "I got a lotta cannies," (as she shakers her bucket and RUNS to the next house) and "Iss fun guys!" All the while, little ducky Bryn is hanging out in the stroller thinking, "whatever, this is cool."

Kids are the greatest blessing in the world.






In other non-essential news, I have a couple of works showing in another gallery. This is exciting for me. ALSO, I am graduating in May. Yep. GRADUATING. Oh man, that is cool to say. So if you are in Idaho around February-March, stop by ISU and check out my Senior Show. That's all.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sweet moment.

 The other day I made a bottle for Bryn and placed her on the carpet to watch a show with Addy while I finished the dishes. Addy came into the kitchen moments later and asked for her juice. I gave it to her (thank Heavens for finding a sippy cup that doesn't leak) and continued doing the dishes. I look over into the living room to see what the were doing and this is what a found. I love those little girls.