Monday, December 27, 2010


We spent the week after Christmas in Las Vegas and California. While in California, we spent a fun day at Legoland with Emi and Chloe. The girls helped Elle get dressed in the morning (hence the outfit choice) and so they all looked like sisters. People would stop me and say, "You're girls are so darling." I didn't bother to explain they are cousins, it was fun pretending we had three kids for a day.
Legoland was pretty fun too! I loved seeing all the creations out of Lego's. The Elephant really spit out water and the NYC skyline (as well as most of the other creations) was made entirely by hand using regular Lego's you can buy from the store.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Christmas morning was just right. We spent the morning opening presents that Santa had left and eating delicious food. Elle loved all her presents but her most favorite thing she received was her dress up clothes from Grandma. After every present she wanted to try on a new dress.

I asked Elle to show me her pretty princess dress and this is pose she did. I guess she thinks that what they do in the movies.

The delicious fruit pizza my mom made and I ate ALL of!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Polar Express

To get in the spirit of things, we decided to go up to the Heber Creeper and do their Polar Express night. Maybe not the best idea with a two-year-old that wants to run and play but it was a festive way to celebrate the holiday.

Snow Day

The first big snowfall I bundled Elle up in her snow gear and we made a snowman, ate the snow and attempted to make snow angles. The snow angles didn't go over so well and Elle ate an eye off of the snowman but it was still a fun day in the cold.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family Photos

My talented friend Erin took our family photos this year and we couldn't be happier with them. She made choosing a Christmas card photo a difficult choice this year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I had a hard time deciding what Elle should be this year. I debated everything from an Indian to little red riding hood. She was insistent on being a cat or more specifically Holly's kitty cat "Jo Jo." So for the week before Halloween she went to the mall, grocery shopping, friends houses dressed up as Jo Jo.
I love homemade costumes though, so I decided to see what I could make. This owl costume seemed to be calling her name.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We love going to Peterson Farms Pumpkin Patch. Elle loved to run through the corn maze, ride the tractors and pick out pumpkins. She would point to one and say, "Mommy pukin," then point to another and say, "dada pukin," and then she find a small one and say, "baby Ellsie pukin."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Elle and I have a tradition of going to the beach and saying goodbye to the summer. This year I had to carry her home with her little legs kicking in frustration. When I put her down she would run back to the sand.
I don't blame her. Goodbye summer. See you next year.

Then we walked barefoot over to Jack's house and he tried to cheer her up. I think it worked.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Room Make-Over

I have the coolest neighbors!
A friend of mine needed a little pick-me-up. So while she was out of town, two of my darling neighbors gave her a room make-over! Could you imagine coming home to this?

They asked me to reupholster the bench. I was apprehensive to say the least, but I really wanted in on this fun project so I agreed. I love the way the room turned out. It's bright and happy and full of charm. Oh, and the new mattress is so comfortable I'm surprised she ever gets out of bed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


LOVE this post on TOMS blog. I am blogging this as a nice reminder to myself.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."

- Edward Everett Hale

*photo thanks to "benefit of hindsight" on

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pigtails and Pony Rides

We went to the Salt Lake County Fair...

Ate some horrible-for-you-but-oh-so-yummy food.

Played a game or two.

And won a prize for Elle!

We had fun feeding the goats.

...for about two seconds.

So we moved onto the pony rides which were much more fun.

Two Side-notes:
1-I kind of think Elle looks like Dora. Such a tempting Halloween costume, but I don't think I can do the character thing yet.
2-The pony man assured me that these ponies are treated well. They get breaks and water often and are from nearby stables that take pride in treating their animals well.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Charlie Schultz is the cutest thing in my little world right now so I thought I'd share a couple pics of Annie's baby. Born Aug. 6th.