Friday, October 31, 2008

Is it time yet?

If the trick or treaters don't get here soon, there will be nothing left for them.

I am fighting a losing battle.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Please try to contain your excitement...

Hannah Montana and Joe Jonas are in town!!!

Yes, that's right. Our final costume decision was to dress up like the teen pop stars. Let me tell you, Rachel was EXCITED about that one!!! (Check out Mike's pants....for sure my favorite part of the costume!)
We dressed the girls as a Ladybug and a Strawberry. They would not hold still for pictures, so I am going to get better ones on Halloween. At least you can see Sarah's cute strawberry hat in this one.
We had our ward Trunk or Treat and then Mike and I had another adult party with one of the doctors he works with. Here we all are at the Ward. I didn't take my camera to the other party, but I wish I had... it was decked out!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My B-Day

Thanks for all the bday wishes! I had an awesome day. I did some shopping with my girls, and then we got a sitter in the evening and went out. Mike took me to do some shopping and then we went to the White Chocolate Grill.

This was our actual table! (I was excited when I saw it on the website)
Doesn't this look to DIE for? Unfortunately, we didn't get dessert...because we were both stuffed to the point of being sick. I had a unbelievably mouthwatering Prime Rib French Dip, and Mike had an equally sinful Split Turkey French Dip. They were both amazing, along with the side of Mashed Potatoes that were unlike anything I have ever put in my mouth. YUM.
So thanks for all the fun messages and emails and phone calls! (My phone rang constantly the whole day, it was so fun!) Here is a pic of our fam on my bday, our babysitter so graciously took of us. Fun times!

Oh! I forgot to mention presents. :) I got a lot of fun gifts (including my favorite gift, cash!) but I thought I would share these two because I love them so much!

My sis gave me this shampoo and conditioner, and I am in love with it. Your hair smells so good that you don't need perfume or anything. It's so good!
Now this next gift is just plain genius. GENIUS. My bff Anne Marie sent me this one, and I have to tell you....everyone must have this. For too many years now, I have struggled with hanging onto my keys while unloading my kid/s from the car. Usually I would have to drop them in my purse, Get the kids out of their carseats, and then juggle holding the baby, coralling Rachel from running into the street, and searching my purse to find my keys again so I could lock the door. NO MORE!!! This little wristlet keychain is just perfect for moms. I throw them around my wrist until I am done unloading and then lock the door. Sometimes I leave them on my wrist. It is that cute!!! Go to if you want one!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I am LOVING it.

SCENTSY. How I love it, let me count the ways...

1. Smells so good I could eat it.
2. Wax never gets hot enough to burn.
3. Bricks last forever.
4. Totally affordable.

My lovely Scentsy consultant (Janet) brought by my most recent order today and I immediately popped it open and started burning my new very favorite scent...ever!! Toasted Apple Butter. It is everything that fall should smell like and more. It is HEAVENLY!!!

I am sure most of you have probably heard of this company and perhaps you have shrugged off attending a party...well, you need to find someone who is hosting one and go! I seriously love it, love it enough to blog about. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pray, pray, pray, pray, pray!

I have been pacing back and forth in front of my computer all day. I know some of you have found the Colby's blogsite from my links on the side, but some of you may not click through blogs like I do. Their little boy, Xander, is only a few days older than Sarah and he is in surgery right now recieving a liver transplant. He was born with Biliary Atresia, and has been awaiting this transplant for awhile. I am so anxious and so happy for them at the same time....he is in surgery NOW, so if you would, say a little prayer for my friends, the Colby family, and their strong little fighter, Xander.

Edit: He is out of surgery and is doing well! Keep those prayers coming.

Do you know...

What book this illustration is from?

I remember reading this book when I was really little a Halloween time, and I stumbled upon these cards on Etsy:
I emailed the creator and she had already thrown away the cover. It is driving me CRAZY!! I have googled everything I can think of luck. Any help would be appreciated!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Help Us!!!

Mike and I were invited to an awesome Halloween party given by one of the doctors he works with. We have less than two weeks to come up with a cool costume. I am trying to think of something witty that we wouldn't have to change much for... I liked going as a famous couple (Britney and Kevin) and I liked that we had their characteristics (me blond and pregnant, Mike dark haired and sleazy-hahaha, just kidding Mike.) so if anyone has any ideas, I would LOVE to hear them. :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sister's Weekend

After my sister's party, we drove down to St. George for our annual 'girl's trip'. It is so fun because my sister's very best friend, Kim, just happens to be MY sister-in-law, Katie's, sister. Did you get that??? haha. Adrienne and Kim went to BYU together, and they dreamed of being related somehow. Close enough, their little sisters ended up marrying brothers! Katie and I are extremely close, too, so these trips are a BLAST. We slept in, layed by the pool, shopped (Oh, did we shop. Imagine fashion shows in the dressing rooms), went out to eat, scrapbooked, and watched movies. And talked. Talked, talked, talked, and talked. It was so fun and I cannot WAIT to do it next year!!!

Obviously we wanted photos to remember the trip, so I set up the timer for these:

Katie, Kim, Ad, and I
Silly face
Adrienne and I (sisters)Katie and I (sisters-in-law)

Adrienne and Kim (BFF's) Katie and Kim (sisters)
Love you girls!!!


So, in addition to our girl's weekend (more about that to come), I also snuck up to SLC and threw a surprise party for my sis, and BOY was she surprised! We gathered up her friends at Settebello's and her friend, Kim, got her there (somehow) for the party. She was so confused when she walked in and couldn't quite grasp the fact that we were all there. It was so much fun!!

For dessert I, of course, HAD to get cupcakes from Dipidee. YUM.

Katie, Kim, Ad, and I-right before we left for our trip.