Friday, August 31, 2007

Splurge or Not to Splurge

Jana, I accept the challenge!

10 Things I am Willing to Splurge On:

1. Hair Products: I keep trying to go cheap, but I just can't. My hair likes the expensive stuff!

2. Furniture: This is stuff that will last forever if you buy quality.

3. A Home

4. Trips: These are where memories are made! We don't really splurge on them, but we are willing to put extra money into them.

5. Baby wipes: I have tried the cheap kind and I just can't do it!

6. A Camera: A nice camera makes such a difference.

7. Face Cream

8. Toilet Paper: I don't like using sand paper to wipe!

9. Laundry Detergent: I love Tide!

10. Outdoor Gear: you definitely get what you pay for.

10 Things I won't Spend a Ton of Money On:

1. Diapers: Sam's Club brand works just as good for us!

2. Baby Formula: It is all the same.

3. Clothes: you can find cute stuff if you bargain shop.

4. Decorations: same as #3

5. Prescriptions

6. Some Make-up

7. Kids Toys

8. Books: you can get great used ones for cheap on

9. Hair Dresser: as long as they do a good job, that is.

10. Jewelery: Something always seems to happen to it, so I don't like to spend a ton of money on it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Carson's New Do

Sunday, I broke down and cut Carson's hair. It was pretty long and had this great curl if I "styled" it, but it wouldn't last long. He would play or sleep on it and then it would get all scraggly. So, I had to cut it. I just couldn't do it anymore. I was having a bit of remourse the first couple of days, but am starting to like it. He just looks so different! Here is a picture with his new hair do!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Today I was sitting in church and thinking how lucky and blessed I am to have such a WONDERFUL husband. He watches Carson all through church every Sunday so I can fulfill my calling, and he never complains about it! Carson is at that age where he won't sit still for a minute and Nate just wanders the halls or whatever he needs to do. He gladly watches the boys when I have meetings. He just makes my church responsibilities easier. I love him so much and am grateful for the awesome Husband and Father he is. You're a good man, Nathan C.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Passing Notes

Do you remember the notes you use to pass in school? I remember the ones that would ask a question and then have "yes", "no", and "maybe" with a box next to each of them so you could check one. Well, last night I was looking on the computer with my Mother-In-Law downstairs. Colby comes down with a folded up piece of paper and a pen. I open it up and it is from Nate and this is what is says: "Can Colby have a brownie?" Then "yes" or "no" with the boxes to check next to them. It cracked me up!!! If only he had folded it up in some cool origami way, I would have honestly wondered if I was still in 5th grade. I loved it!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

I wasn't kidding, Love really is in the Air!!!

Congrats to my Lindsay who just told me last night that she is engaged!!! I am so, so excited for her! I just love her to death! We have been through a lot together....from figuring out life on our own our Freshman year of college to being professionals in the working world. She is a fantastic woman and I am so glad she is my friend! I love you Linds!!!! Congratulations!!!! Steve is one very lucky man!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Love Is In The Air!!!

I am so excited!!! We found out last night that my adorable sister-in-law is getting married in November!!!! Goodness love is in the air and I absolutely love it!! It is fun to see them sooooo happy. Love is such a blessing and to find the person that is your perfect match is a beyond wonderful! Caytee is an amazing woman and Preston treats her amazingly. So, we are so excited for them! CONGRATULATIONS to Caytee and Preston. We love you both and look forward to November!!!!
Sorry I don't have a picture of Preston, but I thought Colby would be a good substitute! :))

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Old Friend

Old friends are such great things! I recently got back in touch with a great friend from high school thanks to my blog! Drew, these pictures are for you. Hope you enjoy them!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Monday Mugs

Thursday, August 9, 2007

We Love Daney!

About a week or so ago, we had the privilege of having Dane H* come stay with us. What a doll! He is adorable and so, so polite! A credit to you, Kjirsten, who is raising such wonderful children! We went to a movie, the pool, the lake with the kayak and conoe, Nate took him shopping and he worked with Nate at Moe's. I think he had a good time. We sure enjoyed having him! And Colby absolutely LOVED having a big brother! He smothered him with affection and attention. I am sure Dane is now enjoying being free from Colby's affections. Thanks to Kjirsten for letting us have him for a week. And thanks to Dane for being such a pleasure to have! We had a great time with him! This picture is about 3 years old. He has grown up quite a bit since then!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

My favorite one of the bunch

So good!

Friday, August 3, 2007

I am so excited to see this movie....