Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beautiful flowers

Jason came home with these beautiful flowers for me. I love that he does these little things just because. Sometimes I wonder how how I got so lucky to have such a wonderful husband.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Spooky #2

I decided that I didn't like the way that the spooky banner looked so I made a few changes and it looks so much better.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


I found this garland idea in the Creating Keepsakes Magazine and I had to make it. It took me all day but I finally got it done. It says spooky, I think it turned out pretty good although I am not sure I like the garland I used to hang it. I may need to try and find something else, but for now it will due. I am loving this time of year when it is finally cooling off and I can start to get out the warm clothes.

Here are a couple of the crows close up

Utah State Fair

Last weekend we took Ashton to the state fair. I was really excited to take him, I knew that he would love the animals, and I love going to the fair. We decided to go on sunday which was the last day that it was open. I was a little disappointed with the animals because so many of them were gone already, but it was still fun. We got to see tigers, eat fair food, and see some animals. Ashton loved being able to see and touch the animals. He especially loved the cows.

Ashton on Daddy's shoulders watching the tigers
The tigers were beautiful, I wish I could of gotten closer to see them better.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I just got tagged from Ariana, thanks by the way :) so now I have to share 6 unspectacular quirks about me.

1. I love to read. I get in moods where that is all I want to do. I can sit and read for hours and not realize that hours have gone by. For instance when Jason was gone about a month ago for a week, I read all 4 books in the Stephanie Meyer Twilight series. I got started and couldn't stop.

2. I am an emotional shopper whenever I was sad or anything I would go shopping, at least I use to be my husband has helped me tame that habit. I have made great progress in that area. Now it only happens on a rare occasion and I buy things for Jason or Ashton so that doesn't count when you're buying for someone else right?

3. I like Ariana only get my haircut about every 6 months or so sometimes longer. I don't even know why. I actually love to go and have my hair cut then styled it feels like I am being pampered and I love that, so I am not sure why it is so difficult for me to make those appointments.

4. I love to cook and bake, but I hate to clean up the mess when I am done. I tend to be a messy along the way. I try to clean as I go but it never seems to work that way. I use to make dinner when living with my friend Marilynn and she would clean up it was a great arrangement. I haven't quite got that mastered with Jason yet :) Maybe someday

5. I have a tendency to buy scrapbooking embellishments or paper and then I don't use it because I think it is way to cute and I just like to look at it and know that I have it. Which I know is totally wrong I should use it then I could look at it in an album or something, I am working on this habit and trying to be better about using what I have on hand and not going and buying new stuff

6.I hate yard work. I have always hated yard work, but I love to have a nice looking yard. I will go and pull weeds and mow the lawn when it is necessary but I hate it. I think pulling weeds brings me back to my childhood when we had to pull weeds all summer long and they were the thorny ones that hurt. It seemed like the weeds were never ending.

I don't have a lot of friends that have blogs so I will tag the couple that do. I tag Jason, and Lisa.

Tag RULES: Tell us about 6 unspectacular quirks that you have. Tag 6 following bloggers. Leave a comment on each of their blogs to let them know they’ve been tagged.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just because

I am in a constant state of disbelief that my baby is growing up so fast. He is changing all the time and it makes me sad. On the other hand it is so much fun that he is older now.
I know that there is another baby on the way and I will get to go through all this again, but it is not the same. Ashton will always be my first baby.

Here he is being silly and showing me how he can jump.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Birthday for Valerie

Happy Birthday Valerie!!!

Today was my step mom's birthday. My dad called last night and told us that they were having a BBQ at their house tonight and invited us for dinner. So we headed down their after work. I had to stop and get a B-day cake I was going to make one but ran out of time. I am a little bit of a cake snob so I won't go to just any bakery. I know most of the cake decorators and which bakeries are really good in the area, so we stopped at a Macey's on the way and I bought one. It was a great night even though it was a little cold. Fall is defiantly in the air.

Ashton was loving the chocolate cake.