Wednesday, May 11, 2011

[ turning 5 ]

It's Angie's birthday today and she's now 5- Wow! How is it that I have a five year old? It's a little surreal!
I remember well the day she was born and I swear it wasn't 5 years ago... time flies!
We started the day out with some presents from Aunt Lauren, Nana, Poppa and Lee! The Fairy wings were a HUGE hit! They came with a fun flower clip too, which she also got for Jenny so she wouldn't feel left out! (such a thoughtful Aunt.... that makes it so much easier on me!)

After opening a few presents we headed to Bell Square and went to the re-opening of the Disney store. She got a fun surprise when the employees put on a fun birthday surprise complete with a firework and lights display on their new screens, complete with her name! Angie thought it was really cool!

 Next we headed up to the play area and met up with some friends from church,
then headed home for some lunch and a nap for Jenny! (Birthday hug from Jenny)
 While Jenny was napping, Angie and I made her a bracelet complete with her name on it! She's been helping me make them for all her friend's birthdays.... so she was excited that it was her turn!
 Then we met up with Grandma, Aunt Lena, Aunt Kali and Daddy at the Pinkabella Cupcake shop for a treat! She picked the chocolate cupcake with pink frosting of course!
 (Notice we've changed fairy wings and flower since this morning. I'm pretty sure she changed because these ones matched perfectly, unlike the pink and yellow combination...... so Angie! Gotta love this girl!)
 Grandma and Jenny picking out cupcakes. Jenny got a taste of Daddy's: Chocolate with salted caramel frosting, and mine: White chocolate raspberry- tasty!
Lastly, we finished off the night with Pancakes, Eggs and Bacon for dinner- Angie's choice!
(It was a toss up between that and Salmon and Potatoes, her other favorite meal)
Poppa and Uncle Lee came over to celebrate and have a home cooked meal,
since Nana just left this morning to Utah for a week! ;)
She opened her gifts from Mom and Dad and the last one was her favorite.... Tangled! We watched it as we ate dinner.... what a perfect day! (Well, the only thing that would have made it more perfect would have been some sunshine today, but she didn't seem to notice!)

Happy Birthday Angeline! We love you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

[ it's time... ]

for me to finally post again! What a great Easter weekend we had! Beautiful weather, egg hunts, car washing, pretty dresses, Stake Conference, egg dying and most importantly.... family! I'm so grateful for my Savior and his amazing sacrifice for each one of us. I hope each of you had a wonderful Easter!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

[ Lucky Day ]

What a fun St. Patrick's Day we had! My sister-in-law, Krystal's second favorite holiday is St. Patrick's Day and went all out last year to show us how it really should be celebrated. So this year my Mom and I didn't want to disappoint and made sure that our houses were decorated with lots of green and that we carried on the tradition of an authentic Irish dinner, etc. And I figure since we've got two redheads that means we've got Irish somewhere in our genes right? :) Here are the highlights from our lucky day....
  • green pancakes and strawberries for breakfast
  • lucky Owl shirts {made by Nana}
  • mint ice cream cones w/rainbow sprinkles {thanks Cheryl}
  • wagon rides in the SUNSHINE!
  • Angie and Luke's wrestling match {typical Angie}
  • corned beef and cabbage soup for dinner... yum!
  • chocolate and mint ice cream with mint Oreos for dessert!
  • homemade rainbow {made by Angie}
  • BYU basketball game
  • cute green decorations {check out my creative blog here}

Friday, January 21, 2011

[ Keeping busy... ]

As I've been browsing blogs lately I keep wondering why it is I can't seem to keep up with mine! Then as I start to sift through pictures I've uploaded recently, I'm reminded why it is I'm not accomplishing much in the blogging world.... I'm keeping busy in my own little part of the world with my little girls. (Who won't be little forever!)

So instead of worrying about how many holidays I've missed posting on my blog, I'm going to worry about trying to remember all the little stuff (which of course is the big stuff after all), like the funny things my girls said and did today and just call it good! And instead of trying to post the last 4 1/2 months that I've missed, I'm just going to focus on the present!

My new year's resolution.... live each day to it's fullest! Relax more, laugh more, worry less, stress less, love more, serve more, etc.... I need to also remember to be true to myself and be more accepting of me! Sounds silly, but it's true!

They are what's keeping me busy..... and they are totally worth it! :) I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for sending me such amazing little girls! They definitely add spice to my life and dance to their own beat and I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm proud of them and all that they are and all that they'll become!