Sunday, January 29, 2012


How in the world do they sleep like this?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Poor Little Annie

It has happened again.

It seems that Annie is the one in our house to get burns.
This time she was pulling a pan of chicken nuggets out of the oven and a finger tip touched the pan.
She seriously cried for close to an hour. And not just a sad little cry, it was a loud hysterical cry.
Thankfully she had Jo Jo to try and comfort her. It didn't work though.
A movie and an ice pack helped calm her down.

My poor little Annie. I feel so bad for her. I hate burns in general, but I hate that she is always the one to get burned.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Big Day

Warning: Long post and lots of not so good pictures!

We woke up to a rainy day, which I loved and hated at the same time. I welcome the rain any chance I get, but I didn't bring anything to do my hair curly. Having natural curl stinks sometimes! Oh, well. Life goes on and it wasn't my day, it was Sarah's and I'm not suppose to look better than her. :) ha ha
While breakfast was in the oven, Dan and I rushed to the store to get a few things. By the time we got back home, my hair was not very straight and breakfast was ready and yummy. So I ate, straightened my hair again (which didn't last the day) and then I got the crazies ready.
We didn't have to be there until 2:30 at the latest and so we stopped by the mall to see if I could find me a black dress.
No luck. I am very glad that Shai let me borrow her dress.
We finally got to the Reception Hall and I took the girls to the Bridal Suite to get them in their gorgeous dresses and finish getting ready. Aren't they cute?

They were so excited to be the flower girls and be with Sarah on her wedding day.

While we were getting ready, it started to snow huge snowflakes. It was perfect and beautiful.

Finally it was time. I went downstairs and found this gorgeous crazy.

She looks so excited to be there, doesn't she?

First the bridesmaids and groomsmen came down. Then the flower girls and ring bearers. Jo Jo tripped right after I took this picture. Thank goodness she didn't fall down the stairs.

Then the bride came.

As she was walking down, I got a little teary eyed. Then the stinkin girl started to cry, which made me cry.

It was a very nice ceremony and they weren't shy about kissing! :) Here is the happy newlywed couple, Michael and Sarah.

After the ceremony, We ate cheese and crackers until it was picture time.

I don't have any pics of Sarah and I. I have to wait until she gets them.
Ty got ahold of the bouquet.

She said that she was going to get married. Then she walked over to Dan and kissed him. What a cutie pie!!!

After pictures we left to get something to eat and get the married couple a present. Nothing like waiting to the last minute!

We went back for the reception and Jenna, Dustin, Nana, and Papa were there. We sat with them until they left and then we tore it up on the dance floor. We were pretty much the only ones dancing, besides some other kids. It was awesome.

It was finally cake cutting time. The girls were excited. They had been asking Sarah all night when it was going to happen. I loved their cake.

Dance time came next.

By the end of the night the girls were pretty wore out and ready to go home.
It was a very fun day and I'm glad that we were able to celebrate with them.

Congrats Sarah and Michael! We love you!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Beginning of our Trip

We took a trip to Utah this weekend.
We first went to Delta (Thursday) to visit with those wonderful people there. While there the girls were able to open some presents from Nana and Papa and The Ridings. Love you guys!!!

I was able to see the growing belly of my Morgy. So excited for that little guy to come.
The kids went on the 4 wheeler with Papa. Even in the cold weather they love the rides.
I borrowed Shai's black dress, just in case I can't find one before Saturday. Thanks Shai!!!
And we enjoyed the time, even though it was for a short period, visiting with some of my most favorite people on this earth.

We left Friday morning/afternoon and headed up to Utah County, ran a few errands and then we headed over to Jenna's. We hung out there for a bit and then Dan and I left Jenna and Dustin in charge of all the crazies and we went up to Salt Lake for a yummy dinner with my dear friend, Sarah, and all her family and friends.
We went to Tucano's and I was completely stuffed with food. It has been a very long time since I have eaten there and all the food is so good, it is hard to stop getting more.
I was able to see a whole bunch of people that I haven't talked to in a very long time. It was so good seeing them and catching up on everything that has been going on for the past few years.
After dinner, Dan and I went back to Jenna's and ended up playing some pool.
I sucked it up.
It was disgusting.
Now tomorrow I have a million things to do and not a lot of time to do them in. Sleep will be wonderful!
I'm excited for tomorrow. It will be such a great day.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The twins were invited to a birthday party of their friend, Lydia.

It was a family thing, but Dan didn't go. He went to a football get together, which turned out to be an awesome game for the 49ers.

Anyways, the crazies all had fun running around outside playing with all their friends and it happened to be beautiful weather for the occasion.

They all got a chance at the pinata.

We sang and had brownies and ice cream. And then she opened presents. The girls did good picking out the gifts, they were what Lydia wanted.

It was fun to talk with the friends that I don't see very often and for the kids to get outside and run around with friends.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

No Longer One Hand

We celebrated two birthdays today.
Jo Jo
They turned 6 years old today. I can't believe it.
Our morning began with everyone getting ready for school. We then came downstairs to find the first present of the day.

Ty was so excited that she was getting a present as well.

The girls then went to school and were so excited for the end of class when I would bring in treats. While they were at school I started making their cake. They weren't as vibrant colors as I wanted, but it worked.

After school, we did some homework.

We put some shaving cream on the counter and they wrote their popcorn words (words they are learning or know) in the cream. They thought that was the funnest homework.

We spent the afternoon relaxing.
When it was time for dinner, we got what the girls wanted-- Pizza.
After dinner, we opened presents.

The girls wanted a rainbow cake and so I was going to make them such a fun cake, but the frosting did NOT turn out and made the cake look absolutely disgusting. As you can see, it was incredibly runny. I tried to thicken it, but it didn't work. I told the girls I would make up for it next year. It still tasted fine. But I found a much better frosting and will be using that from now on.

They had a good birthday even if they didn't get one of the presents that they asked for--- an iPad. Gotta love those girls!

Happy Birthday!

Love you Jo Jo!!!

Love you Annie!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1/2 Year

Look at those fat adorable legs wrapped around my arm. This is one of my favorite things that miss GiGi does.

My little baby is now 6 months old. The time has sure gone by quickly.

Happy 6 months!!! You are such a sweet little baby. You are so happy and you laugh all the time. You make your sisters think that they are the funniest people on the earth. If they get you to laugh they just keep going and going. I can always count on you to make my day brighter.

You are a pro at rolling from your back to your stomach, but you have yet to roll the other way. You also love to sit up. And you can sit for a very long period of time before you get tired and fall over. You need your paci, but when it is not available or you can't find it, you suck your thumb while holding your blanket. You DO NOT like when I leave the room. You are very much a momma's girl and you already have separation anxiety. It has taken some getting use to.

We started feeding you rice cereal. You are not a fan, but you will eat a little bit before you spit it all over.

At your check up you weighed 16 lbs 13 oz. You are by far our biggest, chubbiest baby and I love it. You are growing and developing wonderfully.

You are such a joy and I'm so happy that you are part of our family. Thank you for making me happy!!!


Saturday, January 7, 2012


My friend Melonie told me about a free cheer clinic and so I signed the girls up yesterday. They were excited to go and it was fun to watch them. I'm not sure if that is their thing, but at least they had fun.

Here is the performance. Jo Jo is in the front and Annie is in the middle. Some big girl gets in front of Annie during it, so we taped Jo Jo and a friend, Lily.


Dan got this remote control motorcycle years ago.

We haven't taken it out much, because it is somewhat difficult to drive and we never really had a place and/or space to drive it in. Plus Dan didn't want to ruin it. So it has just been a decoration of sorts.

Well he decided the other day to take it out. And boy did he. Many things were broken (on the bike) during this fun activity.

I'm not sure if it will make it for much longer.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Dan was so excited to make these cute little key lime pies.

The girls were excited to eat them. They started with the whipping cream.

Then they took their first bite...

Apparently Jo Jo and Ty won't be eating any more any time soon.
Annie didn't love it, but she at least ate two bites.

They did LOVE the whipping cream.
By the way, they were yummy. We just have picky kids.