Saturday, October 30, 2010

{this was the email i recieved today!}
dear mother,

As the holidays quickly descend upon us, I thought I would take the courtesy of making your life a little easier. Here are some items I have found to be most delightful that I would love to aquire.

Wish List:

Roxy Drizzle rain boots. Size 7.5 in the Grey/Multi Animal Print Color (see Kern for details.)Season 8 of 24 (if you can stumble acrossed seasons 3,4,5,or 6 that would be radical as well)
cute jewelery
brown ugg boots. (chocolate brown)
a grown up persons vacuum (not my $15 Walmart special)
This is all I can ponder at the current moment. thank you and have a great day.


your most favoritest daughter in the whole wide world.

{i got a big kick out of this today! chelsie always has a way of making me laugh. i needed a laugh today. i'll get right on that grown up persons vacuum!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ghostly Cupcakes

{ghost peeps, marshmellow mini ghosts, martha stewart liners}

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Gavin's Birthday Trip

every year we begin the desert season by going out on gavin's birthday. it was evyn's first trip, as well as, remington's first trip ever {he's eleven}. chelsie and heidi came down from utah and chelsie brought her pooch, wilson {who is now residing with us}. the rest of the gang included auntie, uncle brent, kenz, brandon and our good friends, the riddles.

shawn hurt his finger, his shoulder hurt while trying to keep it up so he held it up with a tie down {so very shawn}, nolan flew a kite with the help of a soda can, i stitched, nolan and david fixed bikes, the kids discovered that they could ALL fit in the golf cart, gavin, joe & david took the bumpety bump to wheelie status, mud was abound, the pooches were pooped

and the girls played in the mud!

and guess who got to clean up the mess...

yep, you guessed it, suz and i!!!
but they had fun, good memories were made and that's what it's all about!

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Halloween Treat Ideas

my daughter {thanks to becky} sent me a link to a fantastic blog that has some great treat ideas for halloween. she even has the downloads to print all that you see below! i LOVE that!

head on over to {it is what it is}, which i might add, is one of my most favorite things to say, and conjure up some spooky treats for your little goblins!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

{eight} months...

our little pumpkin.
at eight months you weigh 17 lbs, 2 oz. and you've gone from 95% to 75% in weight. largely due to the fact that you are a terrible eater {of baby food, that is} and because you are VERY active. you are enjoying your mobility and are well on your way to that first step.
you've learned to wave and will clap if i show you first. it's cute the way you watch and learn so quickly. you squeal with delight and daddy is still your favorite. you won't sleep a wink if i lay down with you, but will sleep for hours with daddy & bub. you are completely entertained by our newest canine companion, wilson. you went on your first desert trip for bub's birthday and were super good. your the ONLY one who will sleep in a pack & play {thank you!} and, like nolan, you instantly fall asleep in the bumpety bump!

we love you a TON!
love mommy
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Glitter Pumpkins

how stinkin cute are these!!!
you can find the tutorial here.

Rest in Peace, Grandpa

we LOVE you!!!

{some} of my MANY memories.
ding dongs in your lunch box, grandpa's hat, fishing and more fishing, driving to the desert in the camper {a lot}, being stopped by cows and bulls on the way to the desert and you trying to get the off the road, summertime, your garden, corn on the cob, always a beautifully kept lawn, football, lawrence welk, "tinkle my feet", mint chip ice cream, bbq, your pajamas, campho-penique...

as the days go by, i remember little things from my childhood that remind me of you and that molded who i am. i am grateful for the constant support you gave to mom, suz and i. i am grateful to have had my grandpa as i grew up. you were the best definition of "grandpa", thank you!

as i write this, i am sad that i didn't say it when i saw you last, i am sorry. to those who may have continued reading to this point, please don't have regrets, tell someone how you feel and don't assume they know. they may not.

i love you and i love the memories that i have of you.
i hope you found opa and are enjoying his company, i think the two of you will get along well!

lots of love,

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

what can i say?
you are a fantastic mother and grandmother.
i love that you are my friend.
i love that we have so much in common.
i love that my kids run to you when you come over.
i love that we laugh together.
i love that you encourage me.
i love that we have a strong bond.
i LOVE that you are my mom!
i'm so blessed to be your daughter!

happy birthday!!!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Gavin!!!

15 years have gone so quickly.
i love this picture of you, i remember moving into our house and taking pictures of you in your new room oh my gosh, you were such a cute baby!

you have grown up a ton, but you are still my "bestest son!"
i love your kind heart and the thoughtful ways you help me out. you have always been and will always be, a worry wart and while it drives me crazy at times, i know that it comes from the sweetest part of you and i love that.

everything you do is extreme and i try really hard to not be an "overprotective" mother, but give me a break,
you do push everything to the edge...

the biggest compliment i can give you, is to say your just like your father.

we are both very proud of you!
i hope you had a fantastic birthday weekend!
i love you!
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Halloween Fun for the Little Ones

jamie over at the crafting chicks has a couple great ideas to keep the little ones happy this halloween.
go on over and check them out!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

{after 17 years, i'm still the LUCKY one!}

honey, i was listening to the radio last week and the female dj's were saying they'd like to have many husbands. one who was a mechanic, one who was a plumber, one who could fix up the house. while they talked, i smiled because i have all those men in one very handsome, very generous, very loving man. i am DEFINETLY the lucky one and i am grateful, every day, that i am your wife!

your amazing,
happy anniversary!!!
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daddy's Babies

missed him!
there's no sleepin' in for daddy!

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A Plead...

dearest moda,

would you be ever so kind and reprint this fabric from your roman holiday collection so my dear bloggy friends can give their chairs makeovers too??? every one deserves to have a red chair that they too can sit and sew in!

p.s. maybe if we all {beg}...
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Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm Seeing Red!

and i LOVE it!

boy i wish i had taken a before picture of this chair. i can't wait to put this in it's new home! soon, very soon!

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