Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Our Family Trip to Nevada!

It started out great, the kids slept (for about 1 out of the 7 hours of the drive).

The next day they took us out to eat and the kids had a great time in their mini bowling alley.

And the little guy got some driving practice!

They let us play on their Wii fit. I know this is a bad picture, and that's exactly how I like it.

They took us swimming at their community pool.

My very white Utah legs, and I'm not telling ya which are mine.

Monday we went and visited Hoover Dam. My husband being a Civil Engineer REALLY wanted to go here.

The MASSIVE bridge that they are building.

The family!!!

Who knew they had my FAVORITE Ice Cream in Las Vegas. I shouldn't even call it ice cream because it's soooooooooo much better. Nelson's Frozen Custard......heaven!!! And to make things even better we went to Cafe Rio before this!
My Sister and Brother n' law's beautiful triplets!l

My beautiful kids (carried in my belly one at a time, thank goodness).

My daughter wanted me to get a picture of the palm trees in St. George.

The clouds on the way home. I love when it's raining and thundering outside, and we are safe and sound all together in our home or car!

We had such a wonderful time. Thank you Linda and Jason for spoiling us with your incredible cooking and fun activities.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thanks so much for all that participated in my giveaway. And thanks to everyone who became followers (you made my day)!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:17 21
Timestamp: 2009-05-26 14:34:39 UTC
And the winners are..................................................
Honey Buns
Laurel from Ducks in a Row - Laurel and I have been blogging back and forth for a while now. She has a darling family and the cutest ideas. She just finished the cutest crayon roll! Go on over and visit her.
Charm Pack
Cami - Cami is actually a good friend from our husbands college days in Logan Utah. We lived in the same apartment complex and had a lot of great times together. I was probably my skinniest when we lived by each other because we took lots of walks to Michael's and Old Navy. She is way crafty and one of the sweetest people I know!
Congratulations girls - and everyone else be sure and check back, I will be having more giveaways like this one.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My BIG Giveaway!

Note: I know I said I would choose a winner on Monday. I didn't stop to think that I will be out of town without access to a computer. I promise I will post a winner on Tuesday! Thanks to everyone who entered.

To celebrate my post over at Moda I wanted to have a giveaway. Hopefully you will like what I chose. I'm giving away two Moda Honeybuns. One is the Caroler by Mary Engelbreit and the other is Glace by Three Sister (love this one). Second place prize (sorry no picture) is a charm pack. It's Recess by American Jane.

Ok, so here is what you gotta do. Leave me a comment, where your from, (general area if you don't want to say the city) and something fun about yourself. If you want to earn another entry then blog about this giveaway on your blog and help me get the word out.
I'm a dork, but if you just want to make my day then click that follow button. Yes, this blog is making me realize that I have no shame, but something about having a new follower just really makes my day (I need to get a life, I know). I will pick a number and post the winners on Monday Morning. Good Luck, and I can't wait to learn a little about you!

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Big Day at MODA!!!

It's finally done! Wow coming up with your own pattern and writing a tutorial for it is way more time consuming than I thought. Anyhow, it's finally done, so go on over to Moda's cute blog and let me know what you think, I can take it, really I can!

To celebrate my first post over at MODA, I'll be having a giveaway on Wednesday, so be sure to come back for a chance to win.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm one lucky lady!!!

I hope all you moms out there had a wonderful Mothers Day. I've been hooked to a blog lately called The Simmons Family. Every time I read it I want to go and snuggle up to my kids and never let them go. The Simmons have a son born with a major heart defect. I think this particular blog touches my heart so much because their little boy to me looks a lot like my little two year old. Anyways, every time I read it and particularly on Mothers Day it makes me realize how blessed I am. I have three wonderful healthy children, a baby on the way and one incredible husband. I am truly blessed.
My little five year old made this for me in preschool. He was so excited to give it to me. He is just like his mother and can't keep a secret, I think he told me about it the day he started making it.

My husband bought me these super yummy chocolates from a new candy store near where we live. They were soooooooo good, he got my favorites, pinoche and Carmel's. What a smart man!

This little guy was a sweetheart and feel asleep during Church, what better mothers day gift could I have asked for. He even stayed asleep until we got him home to take a real nap!

Saturday I finally caved in and did some yard work. I wish I could say I enjoyed yard work, but I really don't. I do enjoy the end results and the feeling of accomplishment you get looking at a nice yard. Here are the kids and my niece and nephew enjoying their lunch. Root beer, hot dogs and Cheetos, yes we are soooooo healthy!

Well here is the yard after a long day of work. The kids got way dirty and me and the husband got a lot accomplished. The deck and fence desperately needs to be painted.

Here are some of my favorite things in my yard. I love these tulips with the pointed petals.

My all time favorite, yellow tulips.

Not a great picture, but I love how the bottom of this tulip is white.

Bleeding hearts, they are so cool!

Hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

These are the houses in my neighborhood!

Sorry for the lack of blogging, wait I say that every post! It's been one of those week, 2nd grade programs, strep throat, stitches oh....... and even some sewing! I did a good walk in today with my friend Julie and decided to show off some of the beautiful houses in my neighborhood. Ok, really they are like 4 or 5 blocks of way, is that still considered my neighborhood?

I really wish I knew the history of some of these houses, I'm sure it would be very interesting!

This house is my absolute favorite. Back in December I was able to go on a home tour of it, so click here if you want to see some pictures of the inside.

The outside is just as beautiful as the inside!

It was hard to get good pictures because of all the bushes, I wasn't able to get a picture of the awesome looking barn, someday I'll be gutsy and ask if I can walk around (inside the fenced yard) and take some pictures.

This house is also darling. I'd be watching for it to sell, if I ever thought I could fit my almost family of six into it!

The owners of this house have done a ton of work to it! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all done. I did hear that during the whole remodeling process, they found letters under the wall paper, could just be a rumor, but a cool story!

This house is cool, a little haunted looking, but still cool. I can't even imagine how much work and money it would take to keep up some of these historic houses!

And of course the cute home of Mimi Sue! She probobly wondered who that weirdo was taking a picture outside of her home this morning. Hope you don't mind Mimi!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!!!