Wednesday, February 27, 2008

some FUNNY videos....

OK... I am not feeling the blog thing today... so, I am posting a couple of my FAVORITE videos.

ahhh. seriously, these are yummy.
Kids can be so stinkin' adorable....

just make sure you pause the lovely tunes to the right...


Monday, February 25, 2008


Friday we went to the SLC airport to pick up Stephens brother that has been serving in Iraq for the past year... Stewart. It was awesome. This picture completely covers how our family feels for our soldiers serving in the war...
God Bless them all.

His other brother in the Army, Peter will be going back for his second tour in a couple of months... a month after his first baby will be born.

Friday, February 22, 2008

my first class!! (in Price...)

we had an awesome class on thursday... we have the best group of friends here... we all support each others "parties". We made tons of magnet frames... they all turned out so cute... here are a couple...

I will post the next class pics very soon...

flashback friday!!

yeah!! i love posting pics of my hunky hubby. And I found his box in the basement with all the fun 80's stuff... what a cute kid.

Everyone thinks Brad is a carbon copy of him... what do you think??

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

no power = fun family time!

Our main breaker went out the other day and we were "powerless" for a day and a half. It really made me think about how much we rely on... well, power. No T.V. no computer. no heat. no cooking. no hot water... it was fun. :/

But! We had some really fun family time. We made a big fort/campfire {we have a real fireplace thank goodness...}and had a fun family home evening. After FHE we were all just sitting on our pile of blankets and I asked the family a fun question.... this is how it went down.

Mom: "do you guys have any mad skills?"
Brad: "yeah mom. I've got mad skills!"
Mom: "what are they, B"
Brad: "I've got mad skills playing limbo."

{insert laughter here.... LIMBO? what 4 year old even knows what limbo is?}

Kendyl: "I've got mad skills too mom."
Mom: "what are they?"
Kendyl: "uh. uh. I can do a goood chicken."
Mom: "oh yeah? Let's see this goood chicken..."

{Kendyl proceeds to cluck like a mad chicken and flap her wings... she's got MAD SKILLS!!}

Mom: "what about you Av?"
Avery: "I don't have skills mom, I'm a princess."

*** I love power outages.... ***

my Valentine...

Amanda tagged me... ahhh. I love this stuff. Don't really know why, maybe it's because if forces me to reminisce and write things down... I did one similar to this not to long ago~but, what the hay. We'll do it again :)

HOW OLD IS STEPHEN: 33! old fart.
WHO EATS MORE: usually Stephen... but, give me a box of fudge cycles... I could out eat him anyday...
WHO SAID "I LOVE YOU' FIRST: hmmm. that was so long ago... he did. But I said it right back...
WHO IS TALLER: Stephen is a foot taller... nothing like kissing someone on your tippie toes..
WHO SINGS BETTER: I love Stephens voice... he is very shy about singing... but sings to the kids all the time... it's yummy.
WHO IS SMARTER: I will be the first to admit that I have lost my mind since bearing my little buggies... so, Stephen.
WHO DOES THE LAUNDRY: I loathe laundry. But, I am the only one that will do it. The only time Stephen will is if I haven't washed his police uniform for work...
WHO DOES THE DISHES: I actually like to do dishes~as long as I have a trusty dishwasher.
WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED: I do... closer to rescue screaming kids..
WHO PAYS THE BILLS: Stephen. I can't. I am not disciplined enough. He's the money man.
WHO MOWS THE LAWN: Stephen mows... with Brad on his shoulders.... it's tradition.
WHO COOKS DINNER: that would be me. But Stephen makes a mean breakfast...
WHO IS MORE STUBBORN: Stephen. I am a softie... {is he going to read this?}
WHO KISSED WHO FIRST: He kissed me. I melted.
WHO ASKED WHO OUT FIRST: Stephen asked for my phone number at church and called me that same night... then we played tag for about 6 months...
WHO PROPOSED: Stephen did. He drove me up the mountians at sunset.... although~ I don't remember what he said... I just starred at my ring... :)
WHO IS MORE SENSITIVE: hmm. I will say me. But, if we talk kids or marriage... he is just as sensitive.
WHO HAS MORE FRIENDS: we really have the same friends...
WHO HAS MORE SIBLIINGS: Stephen has 5 brothers...
WHO WEARS THE PANTS: Stephen. I am a pushover...
WHO ARE YOU TAGGING: Monica, Mel, Sharlie and Abby.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

check out my new site!

ok. I did it!! I figured out how to make my blog...MY BLOG.
and I updated my devsdesigns blog and I love it!!
you all need to check it out... and give me some feedback...

Friday, February 15, 2008

flashback friday!!

ok. Seriously, it was hard to pick which old pics to post... so, I decided to just go one by one... I would do Stephen first.. but, when he was young his house burnt down... and took the pics with it. So, I only have a few and I need to find the box in the basement...So, I will do me first...

here are some pics growing up... do you see my girls in me? hmmmm.

4 months

almost 2

4 yrs.

6 yrs

8 yrs

{ok. I skipped a decade...} 18yrs

19... the year I met my soul mate..

ladies, ladIES, LADIES!!

some of you may already know... but I am the new scrapbook teacher for our local Scrapbook store--All Scrapped Up.

And I have my first class next week. I am going to offer something special to my blogger babes! If you sign up I will give you a **buy one-get one FREE** pass. Yep! That's right. Two magnet frames for the price of one.... {that's just $6.50 each....hello. } You can order as many as you want.... I will have HUNDREDS of different kinds of paper... but if you have a paper that matches a room or color perfectly, you are welcome to bring your own...or you can just paint it plain...
I am really excited for these classes and I need help to spread the word....

If you want to sign up... just comment here... or go to the store. Thanks girls!

See you there!!

Feb. 21st @ 6:30
@ All Scrapped Up

magnet frames are $13.00
or 3 for $30.00
{don't forget your FREE one!}

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Betcha’ Didn’t Know!

TAG!! you're it!!

here are 10 useless, uninteresting things you probably never needed to know about me:

1. I have been bungie jumping 14 times.

2. My 6yr old and I have dance moves we do together... in private.

3. I was a nanny for Michelle Phifers--husbands-- business partner

4. I clean when I am mad.

5. I second guess my talents everyday.

6. I ALWAYS run up the stairs at night.... since I was a child I have always thought someone is chasing me...

7. I can't stand it when people chew their nails. But I bite mine.

8. One of my life goals is to be on the Price is Right.

9. I was picked from the crowd at Sea World to swim with the dolphins.

10. I have been interviewed for t.v. 6 times.

back to my Alpha posts....

one N I love....

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

Yes. I admit it. I am totally a vampire fan. Who woulda thought I would get into a vampire series? yeah. Not me. BUT! I love the Twilight series... and if you haven't joined the obsession... I recommend it. It's a great read...and the official release date for Breaking Dawn (book #4) will be Saturday, August 2, 2008!!

Many may not agree... but, I am TOTALLY an Edward fan. Everyone thinks Bella is an obsessed irrational girl... but, I can totally relate to that obsessed love. I am the same way... (don't judge me.... :) It's how I feel toward Stephen.... ;)

here is a tidbit from New Moon:

"Shoot," I muttered when the paper sliced my finger; I pulled it out to examine the damage. A single drop of blood oozed from the tiny cut. It all happened very quickly then. Edward threw himself at me, flinging me back across the table... I tumbled down to the floor by the piano, with my arms thrown out instinctively to catch my fall, into the jagged shards of glass. I felt the searing, stinging pain that ran from my wrist to the crease inside my elbow. Dazed and disoriented, I looked up from the bright red blood pulsing out of my arm—into the fevered eyes of the six suddenly ravenous vampires.

other Nifty N's: new socks, Nathan (my little big brother), Nora Jones, kisses on my neck and newborns.

Monday, February 11, 2008

my funny little man...

Brad and I went to the store today-just the two of us. It was a hoot. this kid cracks me up everyday....

Mom: "Brad, I had so much fun hanging out with you today.... thanks for being such a good kiddo..."
Brad: "Precisely mom. I had fun too."
Mom: (insert belly laughter here...) "you are a funny bug, B"
Brad: " I know mom. That word makes you laugh every time..."

Stephen was putting on his cowboy boots to shovel snow the other day and Brad walked in...

Brad: "hey dad. You wore those boots when that horse went crazy huh?"
Dad: "yep, these are the same boots..."
Brad: " I wasn't scared that day dad"
Dad: "no? "
Brad: " no dad. I wasn't scared. I was DANG really scared!!"

Friday, February 8, 2008

flashback friday...

ok. this is a really cute idea I am stealing from Jill....
Flashback Friday....
so... this is our FIRST family picture... taken 6 years ago. Don't we look so young?

isn't Kendyl adorable.... she's giving us the "thumbs up..." ;)

Sunday, February 3, 2008