Friday, January 30, 2009


WE JUST BOUGHT TICKETS TO THE DAVID ARCHULETA CONCERT IN BOISE! Oh man, how excited are we? I am going with my sister Lindsey and my 2 girls. We've rented a car and have a Marriott waiting for us! How are we going to wait till March 21?!?!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

tay's pix

here are taylors "1" year old pictures we had taken a couple of weeks ago. i love him so much and am so glad he's mine!!! (p.s. that cheesy grin is real--he's just a happy baby!!!)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Response to Gretchen's tag...

I've been tagged by Gretchen
Now, you're it LeAnn, Lindsey, Karly, Marianne, Summer

A to Z about ME

A--Attached or Single: attached to Steve for 16 years in February

B--Best Friend: Steve

C--Cake or Pie: Cake--love yellow with frosting

D--Day of Choice: any day I have off of teaching---or Sunday afternoons

E--Essential Item: my cell phone and my lip gloss

F--Favorite Color: powder blue or grey (BORING, I know...)

G--Greatest Accomplishment: FINALLY going back to the "Y" for my degree

H--Hometown: West Jordan

I--Indulgences: Dove chocolate and naps (not necessarily in that order)

J--January or July: July

K--Kids: Alex 14, Megan 13 (in a week) Annie 11, Zach 7 and Taylor 13 months

L--Life is incomplete without: a good night's sleep

M--Marriage Date: February 13, 1993 (BRRRRR.....)

N--Number of Siblings: 6 brothers and 1 sister (love you lindsey)

O--Oranges or Apples: apples

P--Phobias or fears: dogs, Dogs, DOGS!!! Any breed, variety, color or whatever!

Q--Quotes: "He who indulges, BULGES!!!"

R--Reason to Smile: seeing little Taylor toddle around on his stumpy legs. Love it!

S--Season: Fall

T--Tag 5 Friends: LeAnn, Karly, Lindsey, Marianne, Summer

U--Unknown fact about you: I can't touch my toes--if you literally paid me a million dollars to sit and reach my toes I'd still be 100% unflexible. It's the reason I got a B in 8th grade gym!!!

V--Very favorite store: I could shop Sam's all day long!

W--Worst habit: watching reality TV

X--X-ray or Ultra Sound: only ever had an ultrasound--pretty surreal experience

Y--Your favorite food: pretty much ANYTHING that has chocolate associated with it

Z--Zodiac: leo


why do kids always seem to get sick when you need them MOST not to be?!? tay woke up today (actually never fully fell asleep last night) with a nice high fever and a yucky cold. steve and i have been planning our "sans kids" getaway to st george for 2 weeks now. we sure hope taylor starts feeling better soon or i guess he'll be coming with us...he is absolutely miserable and super clingy today!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

just a little cutie pie

it's amazing that after an entire year i still think that my taylor is the cutest baby in the world--sorry everyone else! we went and got his 1 year old pictures taken this afternoon and i can't wait to post them--here's a little preview of how cute he looked today. steve's ready for him to get his mullet curls cut off--i am still holding out! doesn't every mom agree with me?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

got a new archie video for ya...

so, even if i haven't converted you to archi-ism yet, it's pretty hard not to feel moved by this beautiful performance of the national anthem at governor huntsman's inauguration yesterday. tell me what you think....

Monday, January 5, 2009

Those January Blues

Oh Yuck! Ugly snow, frigid temperatures, back to work, and a Monday to boot! It was pretty rough getting the kids up for school this morning. Usually they get up with their alarm clocks, but today I had to knock on everybody's door. They've been having super late nights and sleeping in as long as they've wanted to for the past 2 weeks. It feels this way every January, doesn't it? Blah!!!