Wednesday, November 26, 2008

When Life gives you a Lemon.....

....You EAT IT!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wedding Bells!

Jalene & Jeremy were married 2 weeks ago (I know, I'm a little behind on my posting). It was so much fun, especially seeing people I haven't seen in years. Jalene made such a beautiful bride. We spent the majority of the day in the booming metropolis of Bicknell, UT. If you have never been to Bicknell, it is a must. Might I recommend the Sunglow Inn Restaurant? Apparently, they are famous for their pickle pie, kidney bean pie and oatmeal pie....yes, we had one slice of each. I can't say I loved them , but the raspberry shake and homemade scones were to die for (just as a side note). Anyway, congrats Jeremy & Jalene!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

And They Say "30" is OLD.....

....I beg to differ!!
HaPpY bIrThDay to ME!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blast from the Past!

Miranda, Katie, Helmet Hair, Monica, Jamie and Ali
(Gotta love the professional rommie pictures)

I must say that my college years were some of the best. I made some amazing life-long friends. After 11 years, getting married, career changes, having kids and makeovers (ummm...someone should have told me that the lampshade/helmet hairdo is a serious no-no) we still manage to get together quite often. It's been a tradition that with each first baby, we get together for a baby shower/sleepover (except for Jamie because she was in Virginia when little Tyler was born)! Sweet Miranda is expecting her first in December and so we celebrated in Park City. I guess the only thing that is different now than when we were in college is that we used to be able to stay up all hours of the night and manage going to class and still function the next day. Now, we stay up all hours of the night talking, laughing, crying (from laughing so hard) and it takes me a week to recover. Oh is totally worth it.

We haven't changed a bit (okay, maybe just a little)!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Cards....

So, I really don't even like thinking about Christmas at least until Thanksgiving is over. I LOVE Christmas, but I also LOVE Thanksgiving and I feel like we start thinking about Christmas so early and forget about Thanksgiving. I must admit that I have started early on my Christmas cards this year. My sister-in-law, (Kirstin Roper Photography), has a great Christmas "mini session" deal going on right now. The package includes:

*a 45-minute family photo session
*30 custom designed cards & envelopes
*2-8x10 prints
*2-5x7 prints
all for $150!

Kirstin has done some great designs. Here are just a few she did for us.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

To Set the Record Straight....

....No, I'm not prego (see Halloween post), but I know a few who are! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new little buddies (all boys) in December!

My darling sister-in-law, Michelle

Kate's nurse, Amber

Angelina Jolie (see Halloween costume below)....I mean, Miranda

Thursday, November 6, 2008

6 Months....Already???

Actually, Mia is now 6 1/2 going on 7 months. Where is the time going? We went in for her 6 month check-up yesterday. I always look forward to these appointments (minus the shots). She weighed in at a hefty 16 lbs. 2 oz. and is almost 25 inches long. Over the past couple of weeks she officially.....

....sits up on her own her first ear infection

....sleeps through the night....Hallelujah!!

...puts anything and EVERYTHING in her mouth

....takes shorter naps :(

....loves butternut squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce and bananas, but is not a fan of those nasty canned meats....YUK!!!
...loves wearing big, annoying flowers on her head!!

I love each new phase that Mia goes through. She is such a fun baby girl and I am so lucky to be her momma!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Spinning + Neil Diamond = Tears to my Eyes!

In spinning class tonight.....I had a moment. I was already feeling patriotic with it being election day and having the opportunity to vote. So, the last song of the class was none other than Coming to America by Neil Diamond. Tears filled my eyes as we were all singing TODAY.....TODAY (you've all sung it, I'm sure). It was quite a sight to see (I can only imagine). Good thing all the lights were out. Classic!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

HaPpY hALlOwEeN!!!

Introducing....Princess Mia!! My good friend, Vicki, let us borrow this darling dress for Halloween. It was actually her daughter's when she was a baby. I was a little worried because with the rate that Mia has been gaining weight, I didn't know if it would fit her come Halloween, but we made it work.
We made quick stop to see Snow White(Laney) and Dopey(Grayden) before going to see the Grandma's and Grandpa's. I must say that is the cutest Snow White & Dopey I have seen!
Lacey and Nate threw a Halloween party on Saturday. I must admit that I do like dressing up. Bryan.....not so much. But, he was a good sport this year. I knew my old uniforms would be useful one day. I've been trying to keep this a secret, but.....I am 6-months along and it's all Coach's fault!!I voted and the scariest costume award went to Joe Dirt (Nate)....YIKES!!!

Cleopatra(Lacey) and Psychedelic Go-Go Girl(Shelby)

Nate & Lacey sure do know how to throw a par-tay!


Maddy the cute little witch!( I'm not really pregnant!!!)