Monday, December 22, 2008

Polar Express or the North Pole

So this happened a while ago.. but this last month or so has been so busy for us. all this family coming into town. monte getting done with one more semester of school. and babysitting. and then just the day to day life. but a few weeks ago we took a trip up to HorseShoe bend for montes Summer job's work party. we got on the train and cole seemed to be pretty excited about it. he didnt really know what was going on. when santa started walking around he looked at him like "WHO THE HECK IS THAT??" but he didnt seem scared. untill.. we made him sit on his lap. that didnt work out well. thats why we just decided to take a family picture.
we went on a long ride.. it didnt seem like long cuz we has a blast... but then we stopped at the "North Pole" and we were given cookies and milk ( chocolate or strawberry or just plain) there was a fire and carolers and little houses you could go in.. cole had a lot of fun just playing in the houses pulling the huge candy canes outta the ground and chasing our friends little boy Luke around..

It was a very fun day! and we'd recommend it to everyone.. :)
hope everyone is having a good holiday season and enjoying the snow i know we sure are!! :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cole's Blanket

so this was taken a few weeks ago when we were packing.. i just thought it was SO cute.
I dont know why the pictures uploaded backwards.. but this is the blanket i recently made for cole. now of course it's tied. i had so much fun making this. i love sewing. i need a lot more practice though to be as good as my mother in law and my mom.
How was everyone's thanksgivings???

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


so i went with my friend Lena last night to go see Twilight.
it was AWEEEESOME!! i LOVED it. i would highly recommend it.
ive heard so many things about it.. how Edward isnt as cute as he is in the book and how it skips a lot.
well i though edward was pretty good looking! and yes they do skip a lot a little details. but I love it..
it def lived up to my expectations!

tell me how you guys liked it!! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November so far..

Introducing SUPER MAN!! okay.. so i was thinking last night how its gonna be fun when cole always wants to put a cape on and "fly around" so i decided to tie a blanket and see how he liked it!! he loved it. i tired taking it off and hes cry. so we has superman in our house all last night..
he even put his hands out behind him and ran ( which he does a lot.. but it looked cool with the cape)
i brought coles trike inside last night cuz i was babysitting for my friend and it was also pretty cold outside.. Aiden started using the trike as a walker..(he cant walk yet) and cole was on top.. so cole got a free ride!! and i didnt even have to bend over and push him. id just turn the trike around and send them off to the other side of the room. back and forth! they both enjoyed doing that! :)
last sunday we decided to make some cinnamon rolls. cole was such a big helper. i gave him his own little bowl and spoon.. and when id add stuff to mine id add some to him. when i added eggs i didnt add any to his though.. instead i added SPRINKLES!! he loved it. it was all colorful!! so needless to say we had a few sprinkles in the cinnamon rolls cuz cole would decide to help me stir mine. we had so much fun.
i grew up doing stuff like this with my mom all the time and i want to give my kids the memories of baking with their mom.. after we make the treat we're making im trying to keep cole the importance of service. soo we eat one ourselves and give the rest away ( which is good or i'd weigh 500 lbs from all the treats we make! haha)
i know that service is such an awesome blessing from not only the people who recieve it but for those who give it. thanks mom for teaching me the importance of service!! i love you!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Family Pictures!!

So we went at got our pictures taken... im not sure if id ever go back to Sears.. but for the price we paid i was happy with them.
As you can tell cole is holding a ball in almost all of them.. its because he saw the balls they had and WOULD NOT sit still until he was holding one. so the only was to keep him on our lap or a place to take a picture was to have him holding a ball!! but i dont mind.. it shows his character.. he really LOVES balls! lol
and this one captures his "oo" face.. classic.
i have such cute boys in my life!!

(Sorry theyre so small!! )

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Well.. we're all moved in!! it took a lot of work. All Monte's and my family. Monte's grandpa brought his big truck and big trailer and it took a few loads.. but we got it all here!

thanks everyone for helping us move!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Disney on Ice

cole and i were able to go Disney on Ice. cole had A TON of fun watching it.. as did i!!
it amazes me how people can iceskate that well.. but also ice skate in HUGE costumes!! impressive

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This month was a lot of fun.. first i was able to go to my friends babyshower.. shes SOOO cute!! and looks so good in this photo!! Jennie and i are the only ones who ARENT pregnant. lol the three people in the middle are!!
cole was a little dragon for halloween!! he was so cute. he LLOVEEEEDDD his outfit and seriously would wear it all dayy.. so sometimes he did! lol he still wears it once in a while.. once he see's it he wont leave me alone till i put it on him!! lol so cute..
all strapped in on our way to the ward party!!
cole got this trike. he cant reach the peddles so i sit on back and put with my feet! we have so much fun with it!
we also had a fun in the leaves.. monte and i and cole went and played in the leaves.. racked them up with our hands since we didnt have a rake..

what a fun October.. im looking forward to the coming months.. all the snow!!
hope everyone had a fun halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Angel Cakes

So as some of you know i LOOOVE to make cakes..

i was talking to my mom the other day and she told me about this wonderful charity where people can make cakes for kids who wouldnt normally get a cake..
i thought it was an awesome idea.

the only things that are a requirement is that you have to make the cake from scratch..
and if you commit to doing a cake a month you HAVE to make a cake a month. or if you sign up for you.. you need to make two.. and so on!

seems pretty easy!

i just thought id tell everyone about it.. i think its a good way to serve others and it will definatley brighten someones birthday!!

if your interested visit..

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Family Home Evening!

I love family home evening. seriously if we could have it every night i would.
So yesterday for family home evening we started out with a nice dinner of Roast Beef Mashed Potatoes Gravy and Corn.. YUMMMMYY!!
then we started carving our pumpkins.. the ones ive been wanting to carve ever since we got them.. cole said Oooo a lot.. he loves it. and he loved the feel of the stuff inside!!
after we carved our pumpkins we made ginger bread people, cars, pumpkins, bats, ducks, ghosts and a ton of other stuff... ( my 101 cookie cutters came in handy..) you can see that cole LOOOVED the cookie dough. i remember always asking my mom for the beaters afterwards.. now im the mom giving my son the beater to lick off.. :)
these are the finished products.. monte let me carve the big one while he carved coles little pumpkin that he picked out..
we then put on coles Halloween outfit.. man is it a pain to put it on.. he HATES getting it put on.. but once its on.. he absolutely LOVEEEs it.

i hope everyone had a good weekend!! :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

weird facts about me!

i response to Heathers tag.. here are seven unusual or unexpected things about me...

1.) I have a phobia of Sharks and medical issues haha.

2.) I got a misdemeanor when i was 17 for driving without a license! uh oh.

3.) I LOVE taking baths and showers. anytime of the day!!

4.) im an EXTREMELY picky reader, but once i find a book ( like twilight hahaha) im hooked and cant put the book down!!

5.) i want a family of like ten kids... now for just convincing monte!! haha

6.) I LOOOOOOOVEEE and i say LOVE ketchup. ill eat it on ALMOST everything.. monte's dad always teases me and makes sure theres ketchup on the table even if were eating something that you dont need ketchup.

7.)for the last few months of being pregnant with cole i slept more then i was awake.. ( keep in mind monte had a summer job and worked about 80 hours a week.) and i drank about 5-6 gallons of milk (STRAWBERRY milk) every week BY MY SELF. no wonder he was so big!! haha (10 lbs. 4 oz.)


i tag
EVERYONE! its fun to read these about other people..

Saturday, October 11, 2008

well monte has gotten a few interviews.. so everyone cross your fingers that he'll get an internship! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


so i feel like i feed cole the same ol things all the time.

yogurt, cheese, leftovers..

anyone have any idea what i can feed him that will kinda spice of his meals!! haha

thanks! :)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

birthday cake

Ukulele cake i made!! :)

anyone need a cake made for them?? haha

Corn Maze!!

So yesterday we decided to go to the corn maze. it was a lot more fun then i remembered it. i mean i worked there in high school and i had a lot of fun.. but when you have your own kid and you bring them and see the excitement they get when they do all the different things there.. its SO much better. in the picture above cole is playing in the corn box. monte buried me in it.. only from the waist down.. cole had fun throwing it at us too! lol

they also had this i think it was called a jumping pillow. cole was laughing the whole time! he LOVEd it
they had little peddle cars!
and a roping place. you can see monte's legs.. hes trying to rope the bulls
and then we went into the pumpkin patch where cole found his pumpkin! :)

and heres us on the hayride! it was such a fun activity! i recommend going!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

thank you!

thanks everyone for the help!! but why the heck is it still green at the top!!

AND.. why when i went to change it to something else it wouldnt change again!!
im so blog illiterate!


so i have an ugly background!

but i dont know where to look to get a new one or where to put it so it shows up!

help please!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A tag "4" you

So, here is how this tag works. Go to your pictures folder, look in the 4th folder and find the 4th picture. Cake walk!

the girl who tagged me acutually took this picture!! haha

i tag everyone! :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

cousin love

cole loves giving kisses to everyone! so when his cousin came into town he was all over him! haha. kisses hugs and everything. good thing patrick didnt mind!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


so here is all of coles hair he had before he got a haircut. its not a TON but it was super long! lol
he LOOOOVED it. he laughed almost the whole time! lol. he must have thought it tickled or something! haha.

i couldnt get a really good picture afterwards.. but it looks SOO good. im glad i decided to cut it!

womens celebration!!

so i went with my mother in law and sister in law! it was so much fun.. SUPER cold. but fun. it was my first year doing it... my first of MANY MORE TO COME!! :)
at the end there is a row of men in Tux and shorts! haha. its so funny! so i had to get a picture with one.. plus i decided it wasnt worth holding the umbrella the whole time.. so i embraced the rain and had fun!

Monday, September 15, 2008


so i FINALLY started it.
my friend Suzie lent it to me!!

... i just started it and im already addicted!!.. AHHH!!

great thanks Suzie now im not gonna get ANYTHING done!!

Cinnamon Rolls

so i made these cinnamon rolls for the relief society board meeting on sunday and everyone likes them.. so i decided id share the recipe with everyone!!
its my mom's recipe..

Nancy's 30-minute Cinnamon Rolls
31/2 cups warm water
3 Tb. yeast
1 C. Oil
3/4 cup Sugar
Mix together and let sit for 15 min.
then add:
3 eggs
1 Tb Salt
10 1/2 cups of flour

Mix well ( DO NOT let rise ) Divide dough in half. roll out the size of a large cookie sheet. Spread soft butter on top of dough ( about 1/2 cup) Sprinkle with Cinnamon and Sugar. Makes 12- 2 in. rolls. after they're all rolls out and put on a buttered cookie sheet let them rise while you heat your oven to 400 degrees and bake for about 15-20 min.
top them off with some cream cheese frosting.

so they're pretty easy.. i mean not as easy as popping them out of one of the biscuit things, but they taste SO much better.

ENJOY! any questions.. just ask! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Today i was in the mood to make jam. so i ended up making 12 jars of strawberry jam!!
it was a lot of fun to make! and the best thing is i can just freeze it and when i get low on jam i'll just pull one out...
this will last awhile! :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Families are FORVER! im so greatful for that... :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

birthday cake!!

i made this lego cake for Monte's little brother for his birthday!
i love decorating cakes, i guess you could say its one of my new hobbies..
so if anyone needs a cake.. im not a PRO but i will give you a good deal and try my best! :)

hope your all having a wondeful week! :)