Friday, October 31, 2008

Forward Progress!

Carson's 1st birthday is coming up! If you think he might be walking by now or have a mouth full of teeth ... you are wrong! Both Emma and Carson have taken their sweet time crawling. They are content sitting and playing with the toys around them. Now some might blame me for this, maybe I don't give them enough "belly time" - I don't care what you say... I gave Carson 100 times more "belly time" then Emma and still at 11 months he only scoots. But NO LONGER!!! Wednesday (the 29th) morning I put him on the floor in the living room and went to check my email (less then 10 feet away). I look down and there he was crawling on his hands and knees to come get me! He is really slow and reminds me of one of those lizards that move like a robot, but he is doing it!

It is kinda funny to me how every baby is different. Ali, Carson's cousin who is 4 or 5 months younger then he, has been moving around for at least a month! And Lauren, our neighbor who is a week younger then Car, is walking and running like a mad women! He'll get there, but I will say, my kids sure are convenient, I don't have to go running after them or baby proof for a while after they are born. I'll count my blessings!

On top of that - after chewing on everything until it is dripping wet, countless light fevers, and tons of teething tablets... his first two teeth have broke through!!! This is a big week for our little guy! He has been gumming food for a while, but still gags on things, now at least he will get the change to break it up a little. I haven't been able to get a photo yet, he is very protective of them, but I will as soon as I can and then I will post it for all of you to enjoy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jason Mraz

Last night my two good friends Melissa and Becky joined me for
The Jason Mraz concert,
we had a blast! We spent close to 2 1/2 hours screaming and swooning with every song he sang and every move he made. He was so fun to watch, not only was he beautiful, but he was just a great entertainer. He would make little comments here and there that were quite funny and he really kept the crowd going. He also kept us going with his sexy hip shakes, he was totally hot! Becky, who originally didn't want to go, found herself fluttering every time he would adjust his hat, it didn't take long for her to be a totally geeked out Jason Mraz fan! He sang most of his new stuff and a few of his songs from his old records. Including Remedy, which was still great after all these years!
During his encore, which was like 25 minutes, he sang "Buttercup"
I could have listened all night!

This is a great video because he is even wearing close to the same outfit! I only wished whoever video taped this would have stayed full body - I didn't want to miss a second of his moves!

This song was not even one of his that I liked very much, but after the concert it has become my favorites! It was really fun to dance to and I can't help but smile when I hear it now!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Last week The Ward Pay Date was a trip to Cornbelly's Maze and Pumpkin Patch. I left Carson at home with Jared and took Emma for some Mommy-Emma time. We also had about 20 others from the ward there, it was a great activity. We had a blast! There was so much to do and we spent about 5 hours there (much longer then I thought we would). Emma was extra happy because her close friends Andy and Tony were there to share the fun. We saw chickens singing,
played dress up, played in the kids grocery store (I actually watched from the outside, it was too small for me), went on a tractor pull, jumped and played in a room full of corn (like a big sand box, but corn), saw pig races, went go cart racing, jumped on a big bubble trampoline, went through the kids corn maze, and so much more. I am really enjoying this age with Emma, she is really growing up and loves to play and use her imagination. It is so much fun to watch and share her fun. We really could have stayed all day, but nap time was calling. We had the best time and for anyone who hasn't taken there kids yet, GO! You will not be disappointed!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wives and Daughters

The names may not be as familiar as Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, but I assure you they have just as wonderful a love story - Roger Hamlin and Molly Gibson. I have always loved Old English stories, I, of course, love Jane Austen, I recently read her complete works and I was not disappointed. But only recently have been reading Elizabeth Gaskell. Sherrie, my friend and neighbor gave me a wonderful book that I have posted about before, North and South, where I fell in love with Mr. Thornton - a love that prior to I had only given to Mr. Darcy. Now Roger Hamlin joins the list! Tonight I finished the movie of Wives and Daughters, that Sherrie had lent me... it was so amazing! If you love Jane Austen type novels, I am sure you will love this one! I don't think it has replaced Pride and Prejudice for me, but it certainly has given it a run for the money!

Plus, tell me you wouldn't fall in love with this sensitive, scientist, who speaks with a sexy English accent - I should have paid attention more in biology!

PS to Jared: No worries Jared you are still on the very top of my list (even above Edward), even though you are not a vampire or have a sexy English accent... If you are feeling any jealousy, just know, I would put your bare chested picture on the blog to show off, but I think you would kill me!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My game highlights!

Yesterday was the BYU vs. New Mexico game, we won of course! It was cold, we should have played better, and let them have a field goal, but I still walked away happy. Why you ask well... We won, we only let them have a field goal AND after the game Dennis Pitta (Tight End for BYU, brother-in-law to Max Hall and all around amazing player!) was outside of the stadium and I got to give him a big hug! I told him "I Love You" and he said "well thank you!" with a smile. Then I quickly scampered away to find the rest of my party, who had been watching me the whole time giggling. I don't care, chances like that only come along so often and you can't let pride let them pass you by! So yeah! I bear hugged Dennis Pitta! He is huge!!! He is 6'5 and 250 lbs. of lean muscles... holy crap! Thanks heavens for men like that for playing on our team, he rocks the field!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Magic

Disney on Ice is coming to Utah! November 12-16th - there are a few evening shows at 7pm, a 4pm show on Friday and on Saturday they have a 11am, 2:30 and 6:30 showing. I called yesterday to see about tickets and found out that a group can get a pretty good discount. The $23 tickets (lower bowl) we could get for $13 if we got a group together. So I have talked to a few people and have gotten about 5 already. Who would like to go and when. I think the Saturday at 6:30 would be nice, I wouldn't mind the 11 am on Saturday or the Wednesday at 7pm. So lets go!!! Whoever wants in, let me know as soon as you can, I would like to get tickets in the next week. I will get the names together and post when everyone wants to go and probably contact each personally to make sure everything is okay prior to making the purchase. So look at your calendars!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I can't wait!

Okay here it is! This is the newest Twilight Trailer... SO GOOD!!! This is actually making me excited about the movie. Prior to this I was a little nervous about it not living up to my expectations, truthfully - I don't know if it can, but it is getting closer! Anyone up for a camp out on Nov. 20th? Let me know - I will provide the hot cocoa!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


So recently I did a personality profile with my office, it was supposed to help us understand each other better and work better together (we work great together, but it was a small part of a bigger "office building" thing we were doing, it is a LONG story and I am not up for detailing it right now or probably ever).

So big surprise it came out that I was extroverted - if you don't know that about me - please X out of this page, you are a stranger and I would rather you not be looking at my life. Other things I found - I have a hard time "not leading" ... actually it said "I can't not lead", my comment - I would rather not lead, but then others don't lead as well as I do, so I have to help them. So really it should say "can't not help." Other things I learned, or rather, others learned about me... I follow my gut over facts. Also, I would rather hear the facts in a conversation, get to the point, rather then all the extra "flowery stuff". This is often a problem in my mind, because when people talk to me I often have an inner monologue with myself about how I wish they would stop talking and just tell me what I need to know - this happens at work more then anywhere else. I try to listen patiently, but unfortunately one of the other things that was let out of the bag with this "profile" is that I can be impatient. This is something that I have to work on - I think kids help you to be patient, I really do think that. But then you have husbands also, who have a counter effect on the patients you just learned from the kids... interesting how families work. :)

There was other stuff that was more "positive" about my profile, but this is what I heard first and I got impatient to hear the other stuff so at this point in the "profile" is where the "inner monologue" came in.

Interesting huh? I think I should end this by saying I am not sure I buy into all this stuff, maybe it is the "gut" intuition talking, but I kinda feel like what is the point... should I hand out my personalty findings to all those that I interact with through out my life. I think it is interesting, but I think it is just that, a conversation piece - like right here.