Monday, November 8, 2010

 OK I think this is my favorite picture of my Chloe.
 My sis took it a few days ago and I absolutely LOVE it!
Thanks Britt (or Dave)  for being so there at the right time in the right place, else I wouldn't have this amazing picture!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I am going to do it this year!

I have been starting to think about season that is coming and the all the things I want to do, and there is one thing I always want to do but always wait till the last minute and it never gets done. What is it...
I have always wanted a cute Christmas card with a great family picture on it.
I love having lots of Christmas cards to display and look at during Christmas!
I have used shutterfly before for Christmas gifts and this year they have the cutest cards, I am getting a head start on getting these out this year. Here are some of my favorites!

 I love the vintage look of this one and it is in one of my favorite colors!

 I really LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.

 And also love the colors of this one!
And the simplicity of this one! 

 If you need a some cute Christmas cards I highly recommend Shutterfly! And even if you already have your Christmas cards ordered they do all sorts of cards like thank you cards and stationary. Everyone loves getting stuff in the mail!  They are great quality cards and the membership is free to sign up! They also have free shipping on orders of $30 or more. Great deals and cute products! Go here to check them out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Every time I see one of these wreaths I totally drool! I love them and I every time I think, "I can totally do that!" so finally I sat down and whipped it out. It was so much easier then I was thinking it would be and I LOVE it!  Sometimes I gotta thank goodness for my girls destruction, otherwise I would have had to tear out book pages myself.

Elizabeth Kartchner is one of my inspiration idols! I love everything she creates, she is so talented and I am so glad she shares with the rest of us mortals. She has this wall in her home so of course I wanted one just like it in mine too.

This is my little version of what she did and I am really liking it, most of the time it takes me forever to decide to put up on the wall, or I put something up and then end up taking it down and rearranging it a million times.
(Those of you who know my know this is true! )
I will keep adding to it, so it will be just as fabulous as Dear Lizzy. Until then I am so happy with it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Around this time of year, there are a TON of scary movies on TV.
I HATE scary movies!
I can't stand the monsters, demons, ghosts, aliens or anything else that make a movie creepy! Now it is isn't the actual movie, I don't mind being curled up with my hubby watching it, what makes me crazy is that when the movie is over I picture creepy, dead, gory things in my house! My side of the bed looks down our long hallway and I just start imagining scary ghosts coming down the hallway at me, or looking at the window when it is dark outside and think something is going to pop out! I don't know what it is and I can't stop thinking about it!
I hate having those images in my head so I just gave up on scary movies all together, which kinda sucks cause hubby LOVES all things Halloween, poor hubby, he will just have to cuddle with himself!
Am I totally a nerd for thinking this?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The new fall craft! This is the fall leaves wreath that I was posting about last month, It turned much better then I was picturing it! I love it and am glad to finally have some fall decorations to hang up. Thanks mom for the great idea! I will text my Rock Springs friends tomorrow about the craft night details.
If you are out of state and want to get the kit for it, you can get the details here.
( I did mine a little different, but you can do either one or just make it your own. Its up to you.)

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 Things I LOVE!
1. My family! (All of you guys!)
3. Any movie with Audrey Hepburn in it.
4. Target
5. Pastel Peppermints
6. Italian food
7. Downeast Outfitters
8. Twilight Books
9. My grandmas raspberries
10. Disneyland

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One year ago today...
I was waiting to go into surgery, my hubby and my mom and my sister was there.
Ya see I had been diagnosed with cancer three weeks earlier.
I went to visit my dermatologist about a mole I had on my ankle. It wasn't looking right, so I had him look at. He then told me, ya it looks weird lets remove it and then I will do a biopsy and they can tell if it is anything to be worried about.
I waited and waited and waited.
It only took a week to get the results, but when you have no idea what to expect it seemed like a year.
I got the call the night my husband was coming home after being gone for six weeks at basic training in the Army. He didn't even know about all of this. (he wasn't allowed to have any phone call or Internet access, only letters.) My doctor called and said that it was positive for melanoma. And that it was deeper then they expected and that I needed to schedule surgery as soon as possible so they can remove it and some lymph nodes to test if it had spread.
I was shocked, I didn't think this happened to people my age. I mean I was 26 and had just been told I have stage 2 melanoma!
DH called me from the airport to tell me when I could come and get him and that is when I told him. At first he didn't believe me, he laughed and said ya right, but after a while he got that I wasn't kidding and he was so great and supportive about it all.
I went into surgery and they got it all!
My doctor is known for his shark bites so now I have a wicked scar on my ankle and behind my knee and in up on my thigh. It didn't end up spreading, I was lucky. So now I am called a cancer survivor, but I have seen worse cases and seen people suffer greatly and fight it, those are the people I call survivors.
Now I have to go in every four months for five years, so they can check me and make sure I don't have any more surprises.
I have an AMAZING support system, I was able to recuperate and rest and learn to walk again thanks to all the people that watched my kids, made sure I ate, took me to the ER when I thought my ankle was infected, etc. Thank you so much to all of you!
So today, I am so thankful for all my many blessings! And that I am healthy and able to be here for my family. Love you guys!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Us visiting downtown today. The girls LOVED all the pumpkins!
It's starting to feel like fall!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cute thing happened today

I showed A a picture of the SLC temple and asked what it was, usually she says Cinderella's castle, but this time she said
" Yes" I say and "Who is that?"pointing to the top
"That is an angle Moroni, he needs to come down and be safe,
he needs to come down and stand on the grass!"
What could I say, I smiled and said he is up their to share the gospel to everyone.
She seemed happy with that answer, but how adorable is my three year old!?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

For our family night activity this week (dh was actually home!) , we got a haunted house kit from the store to decorate together. We got it out of the box and it was broken, so dh fixed it!

This is his fix it face! LOL

The girls were so patient while we tried to get it all back together.

The LOVED to put the frosting on the house!

And all the candy bats!

C just loved all the frosting...

So did A...
As you can tell!

This is our Peck masterpiece all put together and decorated, pretty scary huh!

And of course dh had to get the picture of the back of the house, he was so proud! :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The other day I took the girls around The Rock to try and get some pictures taken of them, I feel like I need to take more, they are growing so fast. There are some really great places to take pictures here, I was so happy to find some that I could use. I didn't get to all of the places I saw, my girls weren't enjoying the photo shoot as much as I was, (as you can tell from the pic below, lol) oh well, more for another day.