Sunday, October 31, 2010

{Happy Halloween!}

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to begin with, but I have to say, IT ROCKS WITH KIDS! Cache had no idea why I was shoving him into a baby elephant costume, but he sure loved running around with the other kids, eating all sorts of candy, and staying up late! It was a blast! And everyone had to love on the baby elephant! It was raining, but we visited all the grandparents for some special trick-or-treating! FUN!

Our friends Brock and Nesha put on a fun halloween party for adults on Friday night. We all dressed up and went to a scavanger hunt. We had to locate things like: a gravestone from the 1940s, a vampire, a giant pumpkin (and smash one! I felt so bad. All I could see was some little kid crying because we smashed his pumpkin!), etc. It was a blast. Love love love Halloween.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

{Just for Fun}

My BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED mom works with this AMAZING lady named Angie. Angie is opening up a consignment shop for prom dresses to be rented out. (Which, btw people in the Springville area, can earn you money if you let them use your dresses! Just let me know if you are interested.) Some of her lovely models decided to dress up and I was able to take some FUN FUN FUN pictures. I will post more when I have a minute...but I just wanted to show you a few. I loved doing this! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010


I just have to say: I am so proud of myself because I actually did something around my house today. I folded clothes, vacuumed, and did dishes. My house is still a disaster and a warzone...but I must say I feel SEMI-productive (so no one rain on my parade). Oh the pathetic house-wife that I am.

Oh yeah...and Cache is dressed today. Just call me superwoman.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

{What did we do Before the Cricut?}

I have to ask this because I have made some of the cutest and funnest things from the cricut. I don't even own one. I usually ask my aunt or my beautiful sister-in-law if I can borrow theirs. But I love the cricut. I made the cutest pumpkins for my young women this week and THEY WERE SO EASY!

I bought black vinyl at Roberts and then, using the amazing Cricut, cut out spiders and ghosts. Then I simply put them on the pumpkins as little cut-outs. It was that easy. Who needs to gut a pumpkin and stab themselves carving it? Not I. I am using the cricut to make my Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns. I also made cute little owl cards to go with them. I lazy? Yes. But am I grateful for the Cricut. Yes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Break!

We loved fall break! Our family went up to my Aunt Kristie's cabin and we just relaxed. We four-wheeled, ate, watched movies, ate, sewed, hiked, walked, ate, shot guns, had fires, and ate. It was a blast. I love spending time with my precious Gramma, cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, and parents--and of course Cache and Wes. :)

We also celebrated my dad's bday while we were up there. Man I am so blessed to have him as my dad. He is such a good man who tries hard to do what is right. He really wants to make a difference and serve the Lord. He has taught me so much. He has loved me so much. Happy bday dad!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cubbies and the Spout Hat

Cache is the love and light of our lives. I'm not lying either. This kid has one magnetic personality. He will be a big people person one day. He makes the most animated and realistic expressions. You can tell right away when he is happy, sad, confused, angry, joyful, tired, etc. (You'll see some of these in a minute.)

Lately, Cache has been going through a cubby stage. He loves forts and cubbies! I find him in the funniest, smallest places because he likes to crawl in them and then play in there with his cars, trucks, books, and fingers. When I pulled out my Bosch to make Orange Julius the other day, he climbed on in the cupboard and played the morning away. During Conference, my brother had an old box that he was playing with and Cache played with him for a while. It was darling. He is 100% boy. It's just built in, isn't it--all you mothers with boys?!

Because the weather has turned violently FREEZING ('s only 50 degrees, but it's a violent change!) we had to get Cache a little fleece hat to wear when he goes running with me and when he plays outside. It has little ear flaps and a little spout/sploogie thing on top. He looks so cute in it! Cache has never really liked hats, but he loves this one. He leaves it on all of the time...even baths and nighttime. We laugh because he doesn't mind when it's off, but he also doesn't mind when it's on either. He looks like a little man in it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Family Pictures

Hey Y'all!

The last time Wes and I had family pictures taken was when we were engaged! Isn't that's been three years! Not to mention we've had a baby since those last pictures. So we finally decided to get some family pictures taken so that we could mark the progress our family has made.

I think the fall leaves look lovely and I have the most handsome husband and baby in the entire world! I have been so blessed to have the eternal family that I have. My baby is one strong spirit and we are so blessed to have him in our family. Wes is a wonderful and loving husband and father and I know I made the right choice all those years ago (lol). :)