Thursday, April 21, 2011

{ EASTER BASKET }

When I was little my mom hand made us our own Easter baskets. I still have it to this day. Now that I am a Mom I realize how sweet that was. Sooo of course I wanted Claire to have her very own basket. I only realized yesterday that Easter was on Sunday, so I rushed and finished it after I put Claire down for bed. I hope she has it for years to come.






Monday, April 18, 2011

{ TO READ OR NOT TO READ }


Ok so I have never been one to want to read. I think the only time I have ever read a book from start to finish was because I had to for school. Brian always makes fun of me because it takes me all of five minutes to finish a magazine. This is because all I do is look at the pictures. I rarely read an article. I guess its just the visual person in me. However I am aware that this is pathetic. Sooo when I was offered my mother in laws old kindle, I figured it was the perfect time to start enjoy reading. Anyway, I need recommendations. This whole reading thing is sure to be short lived if I dont find good books to read. So please help!

{ CRAFT NIGHT }





Ok so for a while I have been wanting to start hosting a craft night once a month. So with a little encouragement from some friends, I had my first. Everyone had so much fun and I cannot wait for the next. If you are in the Orem area and want to join us next time let me know.

{ RICE CEREAL...NOT A FAN }




















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Tonight we thought we would give Claire a little variety in her diet. RICE CEREAL. I didn't think she would really care for it, and I was correct. She is not a fan. Though Brian and I got a good laugh out of it, I guess we will have to wait a little while before we give it another shot.

{ LA LA LAS VEGAS WITH THE LADIES }


























Two weekends ago was divine. Brian being the amazing husband that he is, offered to watch Claire while I went to Vegas for a weekend. Not only do I have the best husband but I have the best friends. Seriously though. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of girls to call my friends. Vegas was just what I needed. A weekend filled with laughs was just what the doctor ordered.


{ GIGGLES }

Ah! I just love her laugh. I am not sure there is anything that makes me happier.
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{ CHUBBY TUBBY TIME }








Claire doesn't mind tub time one bit. She soaks up every moment in her warm bath. Claire loves to scares us into thinking she is about to go number two in the tub by tooting. I am not looking forward to the day that she actual goes through with it.


{ SET OF PIPES }

This is what I listen to all day long. The girl has one set of pipes. She loves to hear herself. Either that or she wants to make sure we know she is still here. Either way she is doing a good job. I am beginning to think she is going to be a wild one.


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{ FOUR MONTHS }




























Wow really? Four months? I kind of don't believe it. However it's the sad truth and she is only getting older. Everyday she is getting even cuter and more animated. I love seeing her little personality develop. And I must say, she is going to be awesome.

{ WE ARE SO BLESSED }





































I have been meaning to blog about this FOREVER it seems. I finally decided to stop being lazy and get to it. When we were in California last, we had Claire blessed in my home ward. Can I just say how nerve racking it is?? Maybe I am the only one that feels this way, but I was nervous for Brian. I knew he would do great but I know how I get when I have to do anything in front of a large group (sweating uncontrollably, Shaky, maybe even an occasional stutter. Ok maybe that last one was a slight exaggeration. I just wanted to express how much I hate doing anything in front of large groups.) So I was a wee bit anxious for him. I kept turning to him and asking " Are you nervous?". The first few times he said no, but then I think me being nervous made him a little nervous and maybe even slightly annoyed. Silly me. Well he got up there and did great. I really had nothing to worry about considering he got an A in his public speaking class. On the other hand, if it were me up there it would have been a sad story. I mean I couldn't even teach our class of 11 year olds without having a panic attack. Anyway not only did he do a great job, but Claire didn't make a peep. So I could actually hear her blessing. It was perfect. Afterward, my family and a few friends headed over to the my parents house for a lunch in. Everything was oh so yummy, and I felt so blessed to have the amazing family and friends that I do. Once the irrational worrying was over, it was an absolute perfect day.