Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This morning, at 6:30 sharp, we woke up to a very loud thunder storm. I thought it would scare Trevin, but not at all! Trevin, Cheyenne and I sat by the window in his room for a good 30 minutes watching the lightning and listening to the thunder. Trevin would get so excited when he saw the lightning and because he was excited Cheyenne would get excited too! It was pretty cute, and made waking up that early not so bad. I hope you enjoyed the storm as much as we did this morning.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I finally did it! For months I have been talking about cutting my hair. At first it was just a couple inches, to get rid of the unhealthy ends (Yes I realize that only counts as a trim). Then I thought, maybe something more drastic but I didn't have the guts. So the much needed "trim" got ignored until I could make up my mind. I finally made the decision and scheduled my appointment. I was so nervous just's ridiculous, that I can nervous about something so small. I had my little sister take some before pictures. I had gone back in my pictures to find one that showed off it's length, and guess what, I couldn't find a single one! I have tons of pictures but there is usually a child on my hip, or I'm leaning over a table, or it's behind my shoulders, or the picture cuts off the get the concept. So here they are pictures that show all of my hair in the same shot.
Today was the day, Sierra came over to watch the kids and I headed out to Onyx Salon on 25th street in Ogden. Alex was there and waiting. When she asked if we were trimming it or cutting some off, I said "Cutting it off." I think she looked a little surprised, here next comment was "Really, does Gage know?"
Gage knew but he hasn't seen it yet. Hopefully he'll like it as much as I do. He hasn't known me with hair this short, but I still feel like it is plenty long.
Alex did such a great job! I love it! We were able to donate it to locks of love and still have it the length I wanted. I didn't have a set plan when I walked into the salon, but Alex was great to come up with a hairstyle that works great for me. Easy to manage and versatile. I can still pull it up easily into a ponytail for work (and not have a stub on the back of my head). I love the layering at the bottom that and I haven't had bangs for a while, so I'm excited to figure out how to style it. Maybe I'll have to given in and start using "product" in my hair. Check out My after pictures. I love it, I'm so excited to have a new style for the spring. It's a change that was long overdue and now that it's done I think I should have done it a long time ago. Alex was great to work with. I met her a few months ago and stalked her on her blog before giving in and calling to schedule my appointment. Check out some more of her work here... then give her a call!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I have a double baby shower to go to this weekend, two girls that I work with. It just so happens that one is having a girl and the other a boy! I just finished making the gifts. I am so excited that they turned out cute. I always worry when it is something I haven't done before and when it is for someone other than family. Anyway I always forget to take pictures before I give things away, but not this time!
Although some of you may think I am creative, you have it wrong. I am just really good at stealing (copying) other peoples ideas. Here are a few examples.....
When I had Cheyenne my Sister in law, Chersti, made me this super cute wipie container. I absolutely love it! I thought it was so fun and cute, not near as drab as carrying around a zip lock bag of wipies! So the next time I had a baby shower to go to I thought..."I'm gunna make them one of those super cute wipie holders!" Here are the two that I made today.

See exactly the same as Chersti's! Thank her for her creative genius if you have one of these from me!

The next item I made today, hooded towels. These are awesome. Trevin got one when he was born and now that he is a little bigger he loves to wear it! His is made out of a brown and tan striped towel. When Cheyenne was born my Sister in Law, Joni, made her a hooded towel it is super cute and definitely girly.

I love all the patch work. I've wanted to try making these since Joni gave us this one! So this morning I pulled out Cheyenne's towel as my pattern and made a couple for the upcoming baby shower. Wow I really was creative with this one, HUH! Notice that the even though they are different colors and materials, the pattern is exactly the same as Joni's. I even tried to do the patch different on the second one I made, then went back to Joni's template when mine turned out retarded. So if you see one of these as a gift from me, thank Joni for all the "inspiration."

I had to add these in... I was trying to figure out a good way to take a picture to show off these towels, so I had Trevin come model for me... can you guess which towel he liked the most?

OK so the captions may have helped. But he seriously wanted nothing to do with the "Princess" towel that I made. He is all BOY!

Like I said before, I am really excited about the way these turned out! But I'll let you decide for yourselves. The final products together! I love when you can make something girly that isn't completely pink and purple. I just hope "mom" isn't opposed to green!I have had a really hard time in the past trying to find "BOY" material, everything ends up looking a little on the girly side. I was so excited to hind these dark materials and then the ribbon that just screams BOY.

So the next time you see me and I have made something that you think is pretty creative, ask me who's idea I stole! And feel free to steal it for yourself!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Last Saturday I went out and bought Cheyenne's Easter Dress. I was so excited I found a gorgeous blue frilly dress. (Last year she was too little for most of the frilly dresses.) I then went out to find Trevin a tie that matched... not as easy as I thought it should be. I found an adult size tie that matched, so I bought it and tore it apart and then put it back together as a child's size. Trevin loved that when Sunday morning came Daddy had to tie his tie too!
I can't believe the things little kids come up with. Trevin says new things everyday and I have no idea where he picks them up. Sunday morning I got Cheyenne up and got her ready and then woke Trevin up to eat breakfast. He walked down the stairs and saw Cheyenne sitting in the kitchen. He got this confused look on his face and looked at me and asked "Cheyenne, a Princess?" I just laughed and told him "Yes, Cheyenne is a princess." How in the world does he know what a princess is? Since that morning there are no girls and boys at our house just Princesses and Boys! He tells me all the time, "Trevin's a boy, Dad's a boy, Cheyenne's a princess and Mom's a Princess." I love it.
We are so excited for the Easter weekend. I love when General Conference falls on Easter day. The talks always seem to be even more focused on Christ and the Resurrection (if that is really possible), who better to hear from on Easter Sunday than the living Prophet?
I look forward to relaxing with my husband, while he recuperates from surgery. Maybe it will stop snowing so we can enjoy the great outdoors! One can hope, right?