Friday, December 10, 2010


We took our first Real, non-family reunion vacation with just the five of us. It was a week in Cabo, and it was magical. We thought we were partly crazy, but desperate for a warm, relaxing vacation, of any sort. Someone gave us a free hotel suite for the week, so it was really a no brainer of whether or not we would go. We just went with no expectations since we traveled with three youngsters, but they did amazing and we all had a BLAST!!!! Cabo 2012 is already in talks.
We swam everyday, enjoyed Pina Coladas by the Pool, explored a few different hotel pools, took a couple boating excursions, and played hard all day. Carson's favorite activity was a pirate boat excursion where we saw real pirates perform a show.
Our little Sabey Baby was a dream. She napped in her Phil & Ted's stroller e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. while we enjoyed doing whatever the heck we wanted. The stroller was a pre-trip purchase that was well worth the money spent. It was truly a life saver. (Phil & Ted's if you need a company spokeswoman, call me. I'm in love with your product.)

Cabo, I fell in love with you, and so did my kids. I've caught them on numerous occasions playing "Cabo". Thanks for the memories. Hopefully we'll be back sooner than later to create some more.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Burn the Floor

I'd heard that the Broadway show "Burn the Floor" was amazing. That combined with the fact that I wish I was a professional dancer and secretly think that someday I still will be, resulted in a spontaneous girls night with my friend Brooke. We bought tickets via craigslist on the day of the show and headed down to watch some darn good dancing. Special guests included the cute married couple from So You Think You Can Dance.And Mary Murphy. She was kind of a funny little thing. But really some amazing dancing!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Time of Thanks

We're a crazy bunch. Truly. But we sure do have lots to be grateful for!!!!!
A dad who loves to spend time with the young ones.
Our little soccer man who scored his first 3 goals ever this last soccer season. It was a big deal. And I may have shed a few tears. I'm just glad I wore sunglasses. Coach Tom has been his coach the last two seasons and we love him.
Again, a handsome husband, who also kind of likes to spend time with his wife. Lucky me.
Lastly our two beautiful little girls...especially our little Saylor Grace. Such a perfect addition to our crazy bunch.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Underwear Bandit....

Have you ever been enjoying a nice afternoon and seen a darn cute little lurker peeking over your fence? If your our neighbors, I think the answer just might be a big fat yes. So, if you were looking for privacy, my sincerest apologies. What can I say, the guy is curious and prefers to spend his spare time doing the underpants dance.
Where does this peculiar little fellow come from? Not sure, but he is a clever one. Just maybe someday you'll be lucky enough to witness the underpants dance, but as his mother, I hope not.
I'm just glad he sleeps with extra coverage. You never know if the roof will spring a leak in the middle of the night. It's been known to happen.
Oh Carson you do make me laugh!!! Or cry :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween was a good time all around this year. Three little pumpkins, three dang ADORABLE pumkings, super excited about any and all holiday festivites will always make for fun.
The down side was that Halloween fell on a Sunday this year, so we opted not to go trick-or-treating, but on the upside, we had so many other gazillion halloween activities that Carson and Brynlee could care less about going out the night of. They were tickled to sit at the door and pass out candy while reveling in their already filled up pumpkins from two nights of trunk-or-treating.
It all began when Brynlee had a cookie decorating halloween party with her joy school buddies. Cutest group of little kiddos!
and Carson's school had an amazing halloween carnival that we went to with Finn & Milla. The simple Elementary carnivals that i remember from my school days are no more....these guys don't mess around, and the kids LOVED it. They had tons of crafts, COTTON CANDY (one the the top 10 loves of my life) games, and full on real carnival rides. It was big time.
Next up was two nights of ward trunk-or-treats.
One night with both grandmas & grandpas, while matt & I went to a couple halloween parties.
and the next night with friends at our ward party.
The ward party was crazy & fun. Brynlee now knows exactly what a cake walk is, but no cake was won despite all my efforts.
So what we can sum up from our October is that we all tons of fun and really ate WAY too much candy!!!!! So finally today I paid the kids $3 to turn over their buckets. Not too bad a deal. I have woken up for the last time this morning with Brynlee waving a candy bar in my face asking if she can have it for breakfast. The candy is now safely stashed away for my personal consumption since clearly I need more junk in my life. It's called my sanity stash. Maybe someday I won't look toward chocolate as a sanity maintaner....nope, probably not!

Friday, October 22, 2010


When times get tough, take matters into your own hand. Carson wants more toys and learned (at least this day) that mom is not his sugar mama, and attempted to take care of business...

Sign reads "Money for music" We live on a low traffic street, so his sugar mama turned out to be the only customer looking for some good tunes.

Other than scraping by, everyone is alive, well, and adorable as ever. And even better, after 4 months of life, Saylor is finally starting to realize that life isn't all that bad and she doesn't need to yell over everything. Not that it made her any less cute, just maybe a touch less obnoxious to others who don't think her every movement is the cutest thing ever.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Oh my goodness have you EVER seen anything cuter??? I think not. So in LOVE with my little thumb sucker!!!
saylor @ 4 months old