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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

President's Day

We are on week 3 of Alan being gone, and the kids were ready to go out and do something fun. So, we took the day off on Monday and went up to Zion. We went to the lodge and hung out on the grass and had a picnic. Cohen brought his soccer ball and we played around. Then....

We went up through the tunnel. First time ever for my kids. They loved it. Then we hiked the Overlook trail. It is only 1 mile round trip, but I'm not sure if the kids could have taken much more. I guess we will have to start practicing longer distances.

Oh, and I forgot my camera so these are phone pictures, hope they turned out ok.

Cohen's contribution to the day: "I hate hiking, it makes me to sweaty and tired."
Future gamer for sure.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hush Hush

I just finished reading Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and I have to say it was pretty good. I guess it is in the Twilight type genre, but I feel like this book has way more potential and does not include vampires. It's the first book of what will be a series. Read it. It was a quick fun read.

PS: Cohen's quote of the day: "I got to pick the movie because I am the king of cute." Who's telling him this stuff?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Las Vegas

Alan and I went and stayed in Las Vegas last weekend because he had to catch a flight to Texas on sunday morning. While we were there we did a few different activities. Most seeming to be food related. So, first thing saturday, we went and used Alan's gift certificate to THE GUN STORE. I wasn't sure how this gift was going to pan out, but Alan loved it. He chose to shoot a M16, an automatic rifle, and something else I don't know the name of. As you can see from his target. He totally saved the chick.
After that we did some shopping and I got a new bling cell phone cover.
We checked in at the Hard Rock. My favorite hotel we have stayed at so far by the way.
We then planned an early dinner at PF Changs. We then tried to catch the IMAX 3D showing of Avatar. Totally missed it, so we decided to head back to the hotel. On our way to our room we passed the Pink Taco and decided to eat again. Well, we were just planning on getting some dessert, but well.....I think I just found my new favorite place, despite the name.
Anyway, now you have a complete run down of my weekend.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hard Rock Hotel

So I was making reservations last night at the Hard Rock Hotel for Saturday. And guess what I found? One of my favorite bands, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. They will be playing there tonight! Oh how I wish I was there. 2 days early. With someone to watch my kids.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Ok, I know I said I was going to start blogging again......but what am I suppose to put up here? I have totally lost it. My life is so boring right now. Oh, Alan is going to Texas for about 1 month on sunday. We are going to go stay the weekend in Vegas before his flight. That will be fun. I'll try to remember to take some pictures. We were thinking we were going to see Avatar at the IMAX theater. Everyone has told me that is the best. Anyone else have any suggestions?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Confession Booth

Confession Booth starts tomorrow. :) Fun reading.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Ok, so there are obviously a lot of things that have been going on this last year, but I don't think I am going to back track. I'll do Christmas. That's all you get.

So here is Christmas morning.
Here is my parent's Christmas party, which is always fun. All the grandkids love that Santa makes an appearance every year. Plus, the talent show. They are all a bunch of spotlight hogs. Haha...just kidding. This is Cohen and his best bud Santa.
The kids gingerbread house.
Elyza's Christmas concert for her choir class.....she loves this class! It is so much fun and they put on a pretty good show.
Our Christmas projects this year.

Furniture - Before

Ok, I have had a lot of people asking me to see my furniture. So, here it is. For my birthday in September my Mom let me get my furniture recovered. I was so excited because our furniture is really old......These chairs, were my mom's and are like 30 years old. The couch is awesome, but from the 70s. So the recovering was desperately needed.

This ottoman Alan and I had my brother in law Jesse make the frame for, then we upholstered ourselves. It has lasted like 4 years, and that seemed like long enough. It needed to be recovered, but we just decided to have a new one made.
This is what my living room looked like for about 1 week while our furniture was away getting a face lift. It was pretty stressful looking through all the fabrics and trying to decide what to do. I am going to have this furniture for a long time, so it was scary. But, I came across one print that I loved, and the rest fell into place.


Voila! Our new/old furniture.

This little guy Alan and I did ourselves a few weeks ago. I've had it since high school but it was pretty ugly. Now I love it.....I love the little boots.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years.

So for New Years I think I might actually start updating my blog. What do you think?


Yeah, I think so too.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Quote


I love you for your mind.
And the way you use it to make your body do stuff.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So Sad

From this picture you can see how long Cohen's hair has gotten, and from previous pictures you can see how cute it was......WAS.  While I was at work one day last week Alan cut it all off.....it was so sad.  He looks totally different.  He is still cute, but I am going to grow it back out.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


It took me awhile but I have finally got around to posting Christmas. 
We had a really fun time.  We played in the snow, went to Pine Valley, did our family Christmas party which was super fun, and of course my kids LOVED Christmas morning.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Project #2

For FHE we decorated wood ornaments for Grandma's tree.  I think they turned out really cute.  Elyza and Cohen loved it, and it was quick and easy.  We just used glue and glitter.

Christmas Project #1

First project me and the kids did, was make Christmas cupcakes for Claire's birthday.  They turned out cute, and were really fun.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I have to totally give credit to Tasha for this.  Totally funny.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards


I am really excited about christmas this year.  We put our tree up the week of Thanksgiving, I have all of my shopping done, we went to see Santa, and I have tons of activities planned for the kids.  We are decorating ornaments for Grandma tonight, then next monday we will be decorating a gingerbread house, we will hopefully get out to see the Tuachan Nativity, and our Family Christmas party will be really fun. ( Elyza has to sing a song, so we need to work on that too.)  Hope everyone has an excellent holiday season.  Hopefully I'll get around to posting before Christmas.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I finally got around to recovering my kitchen chairs.  I bought the fabric several months ago, but just recently got it done.  As you can see, the old covers, which were only suppose to be for christmas lasted 2 years.  They are really gross.  I also got fabric for my zebra ottoman.  It  is really dirty too, but, I haven't had time to do those ones yet.  I'll let you know.  When that gets done.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Alan had another surgery on his foot on Friday.  They went in and took out all the hardware.  12 screws and 3 plates in all.  He was pretty delerious after the surgery and was calling all sorts of people, saying I have no idea what.  Not much different than usual I guess.  But he is doing good now.  He just needs to take it easy until Tuesday, then he will probably end up wearing a boot for about 6 weeks.


We were out doing errands and Cohen was just so cute.

Friday, November 7, 2008


Just thought I would post some cute pictures.  They are always walking around in Alan's hats.


When we were in SLC this past weekend we went to IKEA on our way home and picked out a desk.  My mom and dad headed up that way in his truck just a few days later and picked it up for us.  I love it, it fits in our little corner perfectly.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Dave's Wedding

We left our kids at Alan's parent's house for the weekend, just after halloween, and headed up to SLC for Dave and Sarah's wedding.  It turned out really fun.  We got some shopping in, and tons of ppl from st. george were there.  And as you can see Alan and Bubba got a little carried away decorating his car.


Elyza and Cohen had a fun Halloween.  They dressed up as Tinkerbell and Peter Pan.  We made the treats that Ashlynn blogged about.  They turned out yummy, good idea, thanks.  Then we went to Alan's parents house were they went trick or treating with all their cousins.  

Preschool Stuff

Elyza's Preschool did a field trip to Staheli Farms for October.  It was really fun.  Claire goes to the same preschool so they got to hang out together all day.  It was really fun.  They also did a really fun Halloween party in class.  I have pictures, but her teacher has already posted some good pictures on her blog.  So if you want to see them, check out her blog here.


I have tons of new stuff to post....I'll be back later.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I think I have blogged about this site before, but since I have started working more, I use it all the time! It is so awesome. You just type in your favorite song or artist, and it will create a radio station just for you. You can remove songs you don't like, and add songs you do want. It is all custom made, so every song is a good song. I love it! Check it out at Pandora.com


I finally got my new computer! I am so excited. You can check them out here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Above View

We went to Kurt and Ashley's open house today at Above View Flight School. It was really fun. They had all the radio station's there, and hot dogs, drinks ect. Then they took Elyza, Claire, and Cohen up on a ride. They had tons of fun. Check out their site for school info, or for scenic flights.