Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Hog Hoedown

Last week at school they asked the kids to dress as "farmers" because they had been learning about Pigs and were having a "Hog Hoedown" at school.

I saw the note about this event the morning of...and No, Jaxon has nothing even remotely farmerish - not a plaid shirt, no overalls... nada.  But, in Jaxon's mind farmers are pretty similar to cowboys, so this is what he wore...

For the record the squinty eyes were on purpose... this is his "I'm a tough cowboy" look.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy 100

Yup... 100 posts. 
I feel like this is a tradition like stopping your car and doing a dance when you hit
100,000 miles.... consider this my dance.
Now on to 101.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


There are so many things to be thankful for....but quickly....

My family:
Weirdness and all I love these people...
and these people.
 My Savior:

My Freedom:

And you/my friends.  
Enjoy your family and enjoy each other.  What a blessed time we live in.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Favorite Week of the Year

Seriously!!!  This is it.  Here's why:

1 - I have an excuse to bake/cook all week.  I love looking for and finding new recipes as well as making old favorites.  I love the smells and warmth that comes from the kitchen.  It's a foodies dream!

2 - Thanksgiving, which is at a tie for first place as my favorite holiday.  A day devoted to giving thanks, spending time with family AND eating?!?!?! Sign me up.

3- I get to set up my Christmas tree.  This always happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I LOVE decorating for Christmas.  Bring on the Amy Grant.

So, when you add up all that and throw in a serious shopping day and a 4 day weekend - how could it not be my FAVORITE week of the year?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

An Introduction...

So you may have heard about or maybe picked up on this guy being in some posts. (Here, here, here, and here.)

This is for those curious friends of mine... you're welcome.

Quick Stats
Name: Colby
Age: Older than me
Favorite Sport/Team: Basketball / Jazz
Favorite Color: Blue
Status: Boyfriend

Now, while I recognize that you might get the wrong impression by posting these pictures, I don't care.  I like them, this is my blog and I want to share them, so I'm going to.

Just to reiterate for the record - we are not engaged.  Now with that being said...

I really like this boy.

Photos done by the talented Angela Swain check her out here.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Jaxon and I had our first Parent Teacher Conference this week.  He is doing great and his teacher thinks it's time for him to start reading.  I don't remember reading in Kindergarten.  But, apparently that's how they do things now.  I am amazed at the things he is learning.  He is constantly singing various songs he's learned at school.  Some of his current favorites are "God Bless America" and "Days of the Week" (which is the same tune as the Adam's Family theme.)  This kid cracks me up!

He brought home his first report card last Friday.  He was SO EXCITED to give it to me.  As soon as I opened it up and started looking at it he asked me if we could write a thank-you card for his teacher.  I asked him why he wanted to do that and he said "Because Mrs. Garcia takes such good care of us in class."  He also asked if I would make some mini cheesecakes (his favorite treat ever, recipe here) to give to her.  He is so thoughtful.  True to form he asked me to help him with his card as soon as we got home.

Jaxon, please don't ever change.  Please continue to love to learn and be excited to go to school.  Please stay as thoughtful and caring ten years from now as you are today.  I know it's a long shot, but can I pray he skips his teenage years??  Everyday I worry if today will be the day that I go to kiss him goodbye for school and he says he's too big.  Thankfully, today was not that day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

From the Photographer...

I'm sorry, but I LOVE this!  We just asked them to hug and this is what we got. 
 I love that Kyah is closing her eyes.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Saturday we attempted family pictures.

The last time we had a family picture Kyah was 1.  So, needless to say somethings have changed and they needed updating.

I wont have the actual pictures until next week, but in the mean time, here are some outtakes (courtesy of Ashley) for your viewing pleasure.

 The weather was perfect.  High 60's on November 6th in Utah is more than you can ask for.
The pictures were taken on the Lagoon Park Trail in Farmington.  This was the first time I had ever been there, but it was beautiful and exactly what I was looking for.

 LOTS and LOTS of leaves were thrown in the taking of these pictures.

Done and Done!