Friday, August 31, 2007

Love is Spoken Here

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Knew It!

i saw this on lacey's blog and had to check it out

Monday, August 27, 2007

Excuse me, sir

you have some toilet paper stuck on your foot... Ü

Sidewalk Art

he is covered in chalk!

bye bye!

the monster!

a beautiful mountain scene

yep, it's true

the happy people

Our little family has been hit hard with sickness the past 2 weeks. At first, Noah was sick and then as he was starting to get better, Ammon and I caught it. We are finally starting to feel better and I couldn't be more thrilled. We decided to get out of the house today so we went to McDonald's and then walked around the Mayberry Mall for a bit. We bought some sidewalk chalk and came home and drew some masterpieces. Noah just crawled around on the cement (ouch) and sat in all of the drawings. It felt so great to get out for a bit!

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Good News: Noah is FINALLY feeling better and I am so glad. It's the worst when your baby is sick. I did like all the snuggles I got while he wasn't feeling well. Still, I'd rather him be happy and healthy.

Bad News: Noah shared his sickness with Ammon and I and we've been sick for quite a few days now. Noah was sick for about a week so, I'm guessing we still have a couple days of feeling lousy ahead of us.

Good News: Being home this past week has allowed me to get a few homemade Christmas gifts started.

Bad News: Ammon and I were scheduled to go to the temple yesterday but couldn't. :(

Monday, August 20, 2007

poor baby...

n O A H
is sick...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

noah's 1st birthday is coming up soon and i had the thought to get a silhouette done of him. i think it is so classic and yet, modern at the same time. i like things like that... things that defy time or age.

(pictures courtesy of


So, I have been doing a lot of blog browsing lately and someone had posted these adorable felt cookies! Nanacompany makes them and sells them on Etsy but, I'm thinking I could recreate them. I'm not sure if it's ok to do that... thoughts?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Brain Lateralization

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (38%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (66%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by

Left brain dominant individuals are more orderly, literal, articulate, and to the point. They are good at understanding directions and anything that is explicit and logical. They can have trouble comprehending emotions and abstract concepts, they can feel lost when things are not clear, doubting anything that is not stated and proven.

Right brain dominant individuals are more visual and intuitive. They are better at summarizing multiple points, picking up on what's not said, visualizing things, and making things up. They can lack attention to detail, directness, organization, and the ability to explain their ideas verbally, leaving them unable to communicate effectively.

Overall you appear to be Left Brain Dominant

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Piano Man

Sing us a song you're the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well we're all in the mood for a melody

And you've got us feeling alright
-Billy Joel

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Tissue Incident

so, noah has had a runny nose the past few days but, it hasn't really bothered him until today. poor thing had a slight fever and seemed to be more clumsy than usual today. this evening, i could tell he really wasn't feeling well so, i got his pacifier and blanket out of his bed and let him have those. (he normally only gets those when he's in his crib) anyway, i was playing with him and noticed that he needed a tissue. ammon brought us the tissue box and i took one out, cleaned noah up and then we went back to playing. he seemed to be happy so, i let him play by himself and i went to check something on the computer. a few minutes later, ammon and i hear something and we turn around to find noah surrounded by tissues and pulling more and more out of the box. i snapped some pictures and took the box away and then he started to pick up the tissues and tear them into shreds. truth be told, there is still a huge mess of tissues on my living room floor.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

My little cowboy!

noah went to his very first rodeo last night! he was able to ride on a pony for the first time and seemed to be just fine with it. he rode thunder first and then, after gigi found a hat that was noah's size, we went back and he rode on okey. he was such a good boy while we were there. he normally goes to sleep around 8:00 and he didn't get to his crib until 11:00ish.

on another note, noah attended his first kindermusik class yesterday as well. it was a free class and noah loved it. he got to play with different instruments and scarves and see some friends. i think we'll enroll him in a class this fall. i can't wait for the "soccer mom" stage but, kindermusik mom will do for now.

as always, click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Beans Beans...

...the musical fruit. The more you eat, the more you toot. The more you toot the better you feel so let's have beans for every meal! (one of those things i learned from my dear mother) :-P

Ginger, Joni, and I canned green beans today! I think I have helped can with my mom before but, i don't really remember it much. I must've been little. Anyway, I had fun. We did 2 different kinds of beans, snap and string. At the end of it all, I was able to take home 9 quarts of green beans!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Lovin' the Lovesac

When we got our new couches, our lovesac was put into Noah's room. He hasn't really enjoyed it much... until today! His dad was tossing him all around and then Noah was crawling all over it and giving it "loves". I love this little man so much. He is growing up so fast and his new haircut makes him look so much older!! He's been a little ornery these past few days... maybe cutting some molars? Oh well, I love him just the same. Click on the pictures to make them bigger. They are much cuter when they're big.

Get Hairapy

so seriously, this is my favorite shampoo i have ever used!! i think it's only $3 at walmart and i couldn't be happier. i use the shampoo and conditioner and the root volumizer and for the first time in a long time, i love my hair! if you go to sunsilk's website you can get free samples. try it out!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Catch up...

Just a picture of Ammon and I...

Life has been busy lately... Ammon, Noah and I all went to Ohio last Thursday because my best friend, Corey, got married in the Columbus, Ohio temple! We were able to stay with my sister, Laurie, and her husband Jeremy and it was so great to see them. The wedding was great and I was able to see quite a few people that I haven't seen in a very long time! Corey looked beautiful (as always) and was so happy! The ride in the car was terrible... Noah is the best baby I've ever seen but his one "thing" is that he HATES the car. He is fine for the first 20-25 minutes and then it is just straight crying and screaming. This makes for a very stressful 7 1/2 hour ride... sheesh! He only slept for 30 minutes the whole ride up there! We decided to drive at night on the way back and he only cried for the first 2 hours and then finally fell asleep. I guess we need to invest in a portable dvd player so we can pump some baby einstein out when things get rough.

Today I drove to Greenville, SC to meet Michelle, Toby, and Josh. Josh had spent some time down in Georgia and I helped with some of the drive to get him back home. It was so nice to talk with Josh the 3 hours back to my house. I don't talk to him enough and he really is such a cool kid. I can't believe that he turns 14 on Saturday! My little buddy... aww. Love you!

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