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

Saturday, October 9, 2010

c'mon, tell me you will read this one...

okay, my peeps...who is ready for fall?
i'm actually really excited about it...
the cool brisk air, the beautiful fall colors.
ALL the "S"'s...Sweaters, Soup, quilting SHOP hop, the Scent, Special holidays, Solitude on rainy / cold days...that at times feels so needed after a busy summer.

want to know what else i'm excited about? c'mon i know you do...
!!!eXcITEd about!!!
~ cameron is finally in utah! i survived, my children survived :) life is good!
~ i finally feel like we are into a good routine here...
school is going great for the girls & savannah is luving her swim team & lucy is a hoot in her gymnastics class.
~ jillian is talking more everyday and her big wet open mouth kisses
are too cute and i'm pretty much in luv with her.
~ hiking to the Y in provo...i don't know why i luv it so much but i do...
and its especially awesome because i hike it with my friend summer,
who is a super great friend.
~ my reward chart for the girls...it's working,
it was easy as pie to "create", and the girls are into it!
~ salsa. i just luv it. and my wonderful neighbors have been giving me fresh tomatoes from thier gardens & it just makes it that much better.
~ my friend JEN is coming down from wyoming to take our family pictures...we haven't had them taken for 3 years...so its time & im excited.
~ after having knee pain since july, i finally got an mri & found the problem...the treatment has helped so much already & i had a couple early morning jogs that were priceless.
~ i've finally committed to relaxing / chilling out / taking it down a notch / don't give yourself a migraine....i won't go into details, but it includes me not being overly obsessed and worried about some of the following: the amount of homework my 1st grader is doing, book covers being torn into pieces, our dog taking off and roaming the neighborhood, snails all over my back porch - don't get me started - remember the commitment, cameron's stinky feet (i just threw this one in there in case he reads this & also to give you guys a good laugh...please tell me someone else has this problem...), lucy begging for snacks 5 minutes after breakfast 5 minutes after lunch & you guessed it...5 minutes after dinner, laundry, desperately wanting to potty train my 17 month old cause the dirty diapers are killing me one at a time, buying things at the store if i really want / need them so as to not cause myself pain by having to return to the store & they are no longer there - just buy it the FIRST time!

and im excited about it.
just to name a few.


oh! and in regards to my post title:
"c'mon tell me you will read this one..."
it had nothing to do with this actual post :)
right HERE or HERE
tell me you luv it, cause i do!
i also luv this
and this
*pics courtesy of my sweet cousin, who my girls luv, miss Kay-Kay!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 and a wedding...

being 4 is a tough job...but lucy lu does it pretty well!
we had a super great time celebrating lucy's 4th birthday at her favorite...
there is really so much to love about Lucy...
which was evident at her little party...
~ The way she held her arms out to embrace "her Chuck-E"...she is a loving little girl, with a big heart and her loyalty at such a young age is amazing.
~ Her reaction to all her gifts...it was like everyone brought her little pieces of gold...she luved them all! She is a grateful little girl
~ The way she ran from game to game...playing golden coin after golden coin...she is a very independent little girl. Strong willed & determined. Which at times, leaves me exhausted and frustrated, but at other times...makes me smile, laugh, and sit back in awe as her little body & mind seem to walk, talk, and interpret beyond her years.
~ Holding my hand. She is loving. She is tender...sneaking into my bed in the early morning hours to put her hands up around my face..."are you awake mommy...cause I luv you."
~ She is social...she luvs her cousins & her friends. She is the first to say "what is your name?" the first to say "you look real pretty" the first to say "want to be my friend" and she is usually pretty quick to say "im sorry"
~ at her birthday breakfast...she is patient. the day before we were at target shopping and she was patiently making her way through target with her slurpee & popcorn as i was picking up some needed things. along the way, she picked up this giraffe, elephant, and snake to entertain herself. as we arrived at the checkout, i quickly informed her to "put those back now!" without hesitation, she took one last long look, placed them on the end of the checkout isle, patted all their little heads and didn't say another thing. it made me stop and pause and think about my little lu. as the "second" child, she often has to be patient in ways that i forget about it. running savannah to school and events, then changing diapers and feeding jillian. and all along the way, she is there with me...being very patient. of course she is 4, and she has melt downs & outburst...but if i pause to think about it, i can think of the many patient times she has had with me, that greatly out weigh the others. *as she opened these gifts at her birthday breakfast, she saw the first glimpse...then she herself paused...and said "No you didnt!" LOL!
~ Adventurous! Happy Birthday Lucy Lu, we luv you!!!
and a wedding...my sister jessica got married this past weekend in denver, it was great to be together and help her celebrate! we threw a surprise bridal shower / luncheon for her...
"something blue"
congrats mrs. jessica northrop
we had a great weekend get-a-way...the girls went up to idaho for the weekend and we took jillian with us to denver. i pulled cameron away from denver :),
it's official...
we are both in utah for good!
gotta luv, a little luv at weddings...