"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Monday, March 30, 2009


Our sweet Vannah girl turned 5!
5 reasons we LUV our Savannah:
~ She luvs to laugh, dance, & sing...she has most of the Camp Rock cd memorized...too funny.
~ She is a great big sister, helps Lucy get out of bed, get dressed, etc...she is always looking out for her or beating her down if necessary.
~ She has a tender personality & is a good friend. She luvs her cousins...and prays for the kids in Africa.
~ She still takes naps! She is getting really good at writing, luvs pictures, reading, & cooking.
~ She has beautiful blue eyes, dark eyebrows like her daddy, a sweet smile, she is understanding, patient, & forgiving.

5 reasons Birthday Breakfasts Rock:
~ Minnie Mouse Pancakes
~ Having Nanny & Ellie fly in from Utah to help celebrate! Shopping with Nanny is the best...a new jean skirt, pretty spring clothes, always has matching jammies on hand for the girls!
~ A sure way to start the day on a sugar high
~ Getting to open gifts first thing in the morning
~ Tradition...I'm so thankful for a mom who made my birthday's such a special day! I luv birthday's because I think it is a perfect day to remember why someone is important in your life and to look back on the year...the things they have accomplished, how they have changed, and why they mean so much to you.

5 reasons this year's Barbie Pool & Pizza Party rocked:
~ The kids luved it! Private Pool Time!
~ No set-up or clean-up for mom!
~ A cool summer party theme, fun birthday present game
~ Splish, Splash...yes, afterwards they went to bed in a flash!
~Barbie presents, Barbie presents!

5 reasons I luved my trip to Utah:
~I didn't have to cook, got a sparkle toe pedicure, & rested!
~ My sister Emily. She is the best friend, a true, loyal friend. She took me our for dessert at Magelby's one night...I didn't even really want to go but I thought "chocolate cake I'm in, right." Low & behold...a group of my really good friends came to surprise me, along with mom & the great LaRae. They surprised me with super cute little baby girl gifts & it really made my whole trip. I haven't been feeling that good and with it being #3, it seems to be more on the down-low...it really lifted my spirits & got me alot more excited for little miss to come in may! Thanks Em, you really are the very best.
~ Shopping at all the little places in Utah County that are unique & fun, spending too much money on hairbows.
~ Being with my family. I love and miss them so much. My favorite night was when we all went to eat at Mi Ranchitos & then came home & watched old movies...it was so classic!
~ A huge snowstorm that hit Denver & postponed my trip by two days!
~ Okay 6, 7, 8, etc...seeing my friend Lindsay & having her take some pictures for me...being a part of Emily's Enrichment Temple night...meeting Misty & the kidos for lunch at the mall & letting the cousins play...hearing all the details about my friend Jamie's upcoming wedding!...comparing bumps with Summer (she is due in April with baby girl #2!)...spending some time with Scotty dog, who I luv...pimping my Uncle Bob when he said I looked "really big" and my responding by saying how really small I feel...my dad giving me a few mementos from my grandma Freeze...seeing Matt & Em's awesome basement (can't wait for the 4th!)...i luved every minute of it!

31 weeks & counting peeps..........

Monday, March 16, 2009

FIRST time for everything....

FIRST: Our friends, Jeff & Mindy, invited us to their annual St. Patty's Day party (Jeff & his friend Jay both served missions in Ireland...so it has become one of their traditions). We knew we had to come hard or go home, but we had know idea what to dress-up as. So Cam went as a weird, crazy Irish hoop player, and I went as the Octo mom on St. Patty's Day...yes, I'm disturbed & if you look closely you will see Cam defiantly needs some sleep. The party was a blast...yummy food, hilarious games, and we were pumped to be part of the action! Thanks Lind's! Irish & Luvin' It.

FIRST: Lucy sliced her hand Sunday morning with one of my craft tools. Vanny brought her upstairs crying and her hand covered in blood. I put some tissue on it and had Vanny hold pressure on it while I went to get some bandaging supplies from the closet. When I came back, I took back over from Vanny and then Vanny said, "Okay, I'm headed into the other room to say a prayer for Lucy, she really needs it."

FIRST: Vannah's first sewing lesson. I finally pulled out my quilting project that I had left over from San Diego...my Sun Bonnet Sue fabric & pattern. I can never start a new project without finishing an old...so before I get to the baby's blanket, I'm working on this one. It is super cute & fun, but a little challenging. Savannah is obsessed with sewing, so when Lucy takes her nap...we've been going to town on the sewing machine.

FIRST: A grown man on the top of a bunkbed with his girls reading Fancy Nancy, classic.
A few additional FIRST...
*Hate to admit but I've been watching alot of tv with this pregnancy. I mostly watch stuff I DVR because I usually fall asleep at 6pm, ha ha! So in the morning, the girls usually jump in bed with me and I will turn on some cartoons until I can force myself out of bed. The other morning, Lucy came...got all snuggled in with me...I grabbed the remote to turn on the tv and she turned to me and said as clear as day, "No American Idol, okay momma?!?!"
*Finding about 20 empty Yoplait yogurt cartons behind the stairs in the basement...where Savannah has been "pretending the garbage can is". um, okay.
*Getting ready to celebrate Savannah's 5th birthday this week...can't believe she will be 5... we are having a swim party at the Rec Center & she is slightly pumped!