Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I"m dreaming of a White Christmas!

Ok.. so I was complaining earlier about us not having snow for christmas. I should've knocked on wood- cause seriously, we're at about 10 inches right now and it's STILL COMING.
I was planning on heading up to Idaho today with the kids for the break, but doesn't look like that's going to happen. :(

Rick and I shoveled the driveway about an hour ago, and there's already another inch covering what we just fixed. lol

So..... I'm thinking the parents should come down here because this is where the snow is- right? lol

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Friend Carol:

So, there's this online forum I"ve been a part of for the past 4-5 years. It's a scrapbooking forum and whats nice is that I get to make lots of friends that way.

One of these friends is Carol. She's in Vegas and had we not been on this board, I never would have met this wonderful lady. She is seriously my sistah from anothah mothah. lol (that.. and she's like one of the BEST scrappers I know)
Come to find out- she has family that lives close (ish) to me and she comes up here to visit every so often, so last time she was up, she set time aside to come hang out with me.

The cool thing is that we've "known" each other for about 2 years and this was the first time we've actually met in person.
We had SO MUCH FUN. we stayed up late to scrapbook adn talk- and after she left, Rick said "You guys were laughing like you've known each other forever!" lol

well---- you just can't beat TRUE BFF's right? ;)-
So... here's our fun times recorded. I had to throw in our SAD attempt at self portraits. I think we probably attempted our self portrait session for a good 45 minutes because we just couldn't stop laughing.

Love you Carol!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Little Helper

I had a "fun" thing happen a while ago, and thought I'd share.
We had a lock on our fridge because of our monster 2 yr old. Then the kids broke it. Hence... no more lock. Hence... we have a 2 yr old who thinks he's king because he can get in there whenever he wants.

So i'm working the other day and I come down the stairs and this is what I see.
I turn around and I go "JAYCE! What did you do?!"
And he gives me this look:
Then I say "Jayce... this is a no-no. We don't get drinks by ourself."
He then gives me this look:
So then I have to say "Jayce, you go sit in time-out while I clean this up"
He does as he's told... he knows he's in trouble. But in all honesty- I'm trying SO HARD not to laugh the whole time.
So I clean up and I see this on the stairs:
Obviously- he's a little peeved that I keep shoving the camera in his face at a time of obvious embarrassment.
After all was said and done, I took a pic of him sitting at the table, because guess what? Take a CLOSE look at his face- particularly his nose, mouth, and chin.
Notice it? Yup.. he was thirsty, and even though the koolaid was on the floor, it wasn't going to stop him from getting his drink.
I forgot to mention that when I walked into the kitchen first thing, I see him on his hand and knees, little butt up in the air, slurping away like there's no tomorrow.
Yup... that's my kiddo.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Interior Re-Decorating

Ok.. so since moving here to Utah, I've gotten into trouble. I've discovered this thing called DECORATING YOUR HOUSE. yah.

SO what do I do? I've stalked up and I typically find a few new things a month that I just HAVE to have. ANd the result..... A HOUSE I LOVE TO BE IN!
Yes... it's true. I no longer resemble the starving students look. (not that that's bad)

ANd no... I'm not trying to keep up with the Joneses. I just happened to find something I love to do, that I didn't know was there.
So I've done some re-arranging, some re-decorating, and I've put up the Christmas decor. Here's the results:

Before Kitchen:

After Kitchen:
Don't mind the messy table. Pretend that looks all purdy-like too :)

Before Living Room:

After Living Room:

I forgot to take a before picture with this wall (DANGIT)- but it used to be about 20 different sized frames filled with random pictures spread all over the wall. Now it's just this:

ANd now.. here's all my Christmas stuff!! Pretty huh?
Yay for christmas time- LOVE this time of year!