Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Parties

Deveren's cousin was having a Halloween Party and invited us to go, and our ward was having their annual party, so I had to find a costume... quick. It was actually really fun to dress up in 80's clothes... Jean jacket and skirt, high ponytail to the side, tie-die shirt pulled to the side with a scrunchie, and leggings.... I even had the Madonna lace gloves!

Bailie was a lion. She was the hit of our ward party. She looked pretty dang cute. The whole night all she would say was 'Rarrr!' (Like a lion)

Aren't we stylin'?

I think I rocked this cool outfit! What do you think? Do I bring back any memories? (Good or Bad)


A few days ago I had a sweet tooth so I decided to make cupcakes. I made vanilla with strawberry frosting and chocolate with chocolate frosting.... Can you tell which one Bailie liked most?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

1 Year Ago

Since Halloween is coming up, I was thinking about Bailie's first Halloween as Tinkerbell and how tiny and adorable she was. Along with the wings, headband, bracelet, and wand, I put little sparkly stars by her eyes... That was such a fun day! I LOVE dressing my baby up.

This year we are going to be in California for Deveren's best friends' wedding. I will post some pictures of Bailie in her costume when we get back... but this year she is going to be a dog. She is so excited to wear it! She loves dogs and wants to wear her cute comstume all the time.

What a difference a year makes... This is Bailie last year

Monday, October 20, 2008

This is a fun one

I was tagged again but this one is really fun! The rules are you have to take pictures of these things/places but you can't pick up, clean or adjust anything. Oh dear. Here it goes...

1. Kitchen sink.

I just did the dishes thank heavens! 2. Favorite Room.

Bailie has been playing with some toys as you can see.

3. Refridgerator.

Kinda messy but it gets worse....

4. Favorite Shoes.

I got these for our cruise and I love them!

5. Laundry.

I didn't know if it was my actual laundry or the laundry room, so here is my laundry room

6. Closet.

Sick! So sorry it's so messy!!

7. Latest Grocery Purchase.

Costco baby! I LOVE cheesecake!

8. What My Child is Doing Right Now.

Watching Monsters Inc. Shocking I know.

9. Favorite Vacation Spot.

Hands down Lake Powell! We got back a few weeks ago and it was heaven.

10. Self Portrait.

Man I look hot! Haha

Ok so now I get to tag people! I tag:

Erica, Jennifer, Karri, Kayla, and Mandy

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I just really liked these pictures.... Bailie was laughing so hard and was being really sweet to her daddy. Have I mentioned lately that I love my family? Cause I do.

You know those people that say they don't want to get married or have kids... ever? I feel really bad for them. They have no idea how great having a family is!!


Sorry Cora! You tagged me a long time ago and I am just doing it! I'm a slacker...

8 Things

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:
Prison Break
The Office
One Tree Hill
Gossip Girl
Brothers and Sisters
American Idol
So You Think You Can Dance
The Biggest Loser

8 of My Favorite Restaurants:
Texas Roadhouse
Cafe Rio
Los Hermanos
Cheesecake Factory
Potbelly's (it is a delicious sandwich place in Washington DC)
Ruby River

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
Vacuumed my house
Did the dishes
Went shopping at Costco
Had a BBQ
Watched Monsters Inc. (3 times)
Visited my parents
Actually curled my hair

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:
Taking a nap
Our house to be back to normal (we are doing a little remodelling)
Going to Cali
Going to the temple
Get over being sick
Watching One Tree Hill
Taking more pictures

8 Things on My Wish List:
My hair to grow long.... FAST
A new sectional couch
That Deveren's art will start selling like crazy
Nice weather for a little bit longer
People will love my photography and want me to take their pictures (Maybe start a business)
Be a better wife
Be the best mom EVER

People I Tag:
Erin J.

You guys better do this! I want to see your answers....

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's Just One of Those Days

For some reason Bailie woke up at 6 am this morning and kept saying "eat". So I fed her breakfast, and laid her back down because she was acting tired... She didn't go back to sleep which was frustrating... But I just had to deal with it.
I don't know how, but every once in a while she has her days where she knows EXACTLY how to push my buttons... TODAY IS THE DAY!! She has been in timeout a number of times already and she is still pushing away! I know kids aren't super patient, but Bailie is pretty good in that area... Usually. Today, when she wants something, you better get it for her NOW. She has dumped out all of her toys a few times, spit out apple pieces all over the house, emptied the laundry basket of clean, folded clothes, dug in the garbage and thrown stuff out onto the floor, and she keeps changing the channel (even though she is watching something that she wants to watch) and then cries because she wants it back to the previous channel. My heavens child! I love you but give Mommy a break!
And of course, Dev is working today so he can't help me out....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monsters Inc.

Bailie has gotten to that age where she is actually interested in watching more than 3 seconds of a show or movie. I put on Monsters Inc. for her to see if she would watch it, because my nephew watches it all the time, and she really liked it! She watched the whole movie and only got up a couple times! Today we have already watched it twice! (It's also nice because when she watches it I can get some stuff done around the house! Yea for me!!)

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Ok so I can't say enough good things about my new favorite thing! It's called a Miche Bag and it is a handbag with interchangeable shells! I was introduced to them at Swiss Days because it was the booth next to ours. They really are so cool! I'm just sad that I didn't think of this! The shells are magnetic, but they stay on the bags really well... Anyway, the lady that owns the company really wanted a sculpture for her husband, so guess who got more trade??? ME

I love trade.... So I ended up getting a brown bag and a black bag and a bunch of shells!

I am so spoiled!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Lake Powell

The Stronks Family.... They are so amazing! They are so generous and treat us like we are a part of their family! We love you guys

Deveren learned how to wakeboard which was very exciting...

So Katherine said she hadn't slalomed in 2 years.... She was freaking amazing!!

Ugly picture of Me.... It's the only picture of me though... I have to prove that I was there too!

Billy is an excellent kneeboarder... He was catching some good air on a lot of the jumps

Lake Powell Baby!!

Lake Powell..... aka Heaven. It is so beautiful there! We took a random spur-of-the-moment trip down there with Billy, Katherine, and the Stronks family for a few days. The weather was perfect, Bailie was really good, and it was an all around fabulous vacation! Here are some fun pictures of our trip!

The Staple travelling companion....

We sang songs and randomly she started sticking her tongue out at us...

The cute couple Billy and Katherine on the boat

This looks likes a model picture to me! haha


Carter Clan

I just did a photo shoot with my sister's family which was really fun but a little difficult because Cougar, my 2 year old nephew, wasn't wanting to look at me.... But we still had fun!