Saturday, January 28, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Bryan had to work in Alaska all week, so I packed up the kiddies and we headed for Utah.  What originally started out as a week visit turned into a 2 week visit.  I must say that no matter how long I am in Utah visiting, it never seems like it's long enough.  We were lucky that it had just snowed the day before we arrived.  Mia was in heaven.  I think she ate her body weight in snow. 
As you can see, we're not all that equipped for the snow!
In fact, I found Mia building her snowman in this......
It was so much fun seeing the cousins....
.....and putting on a talent show.
Taking a bow.
We spent time with Grandma Great.  Oh how we've missed her!
....and Grandma Roper too.
As typical Utah weather, it snows one day and the next day the snow is gone.  Luckily we were able to get Kate's grave site decorated with no snow.  There have been years when the ground is completely frozen and haven't been able to put any decorations up.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I enjoy long walks in the Baby Bjorn, kisses from my sister, giggling, long, warm baths, eating every 2-3 hours, waking up 2-3 times a night, sleeping swaddled, sitting up like a big boy, standing on both of my feet and going to the beach.

I do NOT enjoy when mommy leaves the room, being on my tummy, rolling over, eating rice cereal, taking long naps and getting my shots.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Party to Celebrate Deb and the Wee Moffat

I have been waiting way too long for the arrival of "Bean" Moffat (as he/she is referred to). My friend, Deb, should be expecting in the next week and I can't wait!  She and her hubby, Jonathan, have chosen not to find out the gender of the baby.  There are those who love the suspense of not finding out and then there are those, like myself, who love a sneak peek.  I have to say that I have strong feelings that the wee one is going to be a little boy....just my own opinion.

This weekend we threw a party for Deb and the "Bean."  I love any excuse for a party.  It was so much fun, especially seeing all of my Oceanside peeps. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Viva La Girl's Weekend

I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of women in my life.  We have been friends for years and have always made an effort to keep in touch and we try to get away for a girl's weekend at least once a year.  This year we all met in Las Vegas.  We all have some pretty amazing husbands who stayed home to be on "daddy duty" so we could have a fun weekend away.
 One of the highlights was playing BINGO. Deb and I were the lucky ones of the night.  Deb won $25 and I won $125.  Not too shabby!!!
 We went shopping...
 ....ate a lot of good food.....
 ....and saw a hypnosis show.  Actually I was part of the show.  Most people are skeptical about hypnosis.  I'm telling you, people, that it's totally legit.  This is the 2nd time I have been hypnotized. Apparently, I go under very easily.  There were about 40 that volunteered and only 12 that actually went under. I remember pretty much everything that happened, but got the DVD so I could actually see it.  HILARIOUS is all I have to say!
 I can't wait for our next fun get away!!!