Thursday, May 6, 2010

Caw Chews On Peez, (car shoes on please)

So I have a child who eats, sleeps and breaths cars.

Every morning right when he gets out of bed the first thing he wants is his car shoes on. First of all, I am not one to buy my children shoes or clothing with characters of any sort on them. It's just not my thing...but Mr. Parker spotted these beauties at the store when we were buying Brady some shoes. He carried them around the store the entire time we were there and would not put them down. Needless to say, he go his way.

He even has car slippers

and watches the movie at least twice a day

Can you say obsessed???

We can't even get him to chill for 5 seconds to take a picture

We took him to see Disney on Ice...

and this was him the whole 5 minutes that Lightning McQueen was "performing"

Hopefully Disney comes out with a Car's 2 so I'm not stuck watching this one over and over and over and over, etcetera, etcetera.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Then and Now


Once upon a time I used to be a Utah Jazz Dancer, and I thought I was the shiz. I never realized how amazing the experience was until I got cut the next year. Oh well, life goes on. I had so much fun doing that and I thought it was over until I got a call a few weeks ago from a friend I used to dance with telling me that the Jazz were going to have a retro night and that all the old dancers were invited back for a night.
Seeing all of my old friends that I hadn't seen in 10 years brought back so many fun memories.

p.s. take a look at what I wrote about myself on my card. I was pretty intelligent. I especially love the part where I say that my favorite color is silver. I'm so unique.


Dancing at that game was so much fun and what made it even better was that my kids got to come and see what their mommy used to do, even if it was a little inappropriate for children.

My dad did the quintessential dad thing and made a video of my dances.
You can view it here. Enjoy!

I will always and I will Never

1. I will always be a speedy driver.
2. I will always wear my emotions on my sleeve.
3. I will always be able to listen to the same music over and over again without getting sick of it.
4. I will always be a clean freak.
5. I will always love my family like no other.

1. I will never use store bought frosting.
2. I will never be as creative as I wish I was.
3. I will never be good with words.
4. I will never be the spiritual giant that I wish I could be....but I will keep trying.
5. I will never say "no" to anyone in need.

To the 4 people that read my blog....tag, you're it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

B-Rad turns 5

I am in shock. I cannot believe that I have a five year old. One minute you're carrying them around in your arms and the second you blink they've grown into a little person.
Brady has taught me a lot these last 5 years. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when we had him. Not that he has been a hard kid, because that is not the case at all. Of course we've had our ups and downs, but being a first time mom is not an easy job. I think after 5 years I'm just starting to get this whole mom thing down and I look forward to see my Brady grow.
Here are a few reasons why I love him so much.
  1. I love that he will want to say a prayer every night. Even if he falls asleep before I put him in bed he will always wake up and tell me that we forgot to pray.
  2. I love how he tells me how far he loves me. This week he loves me farther than neverland. (last week it was farther than Russia and the week before that it was Omaha)
  3. I love how he wants to learn. He is so smart it's ridiculous. All he ever wants to do is read, and he is getting so good at it.
  4. I love the funny things he says. My favorite Brady quotes are any that include why Jesus created something. For example: "Why did Jesus create skunks? Because they're not beautiful at all." or "Why did Jesus create weeds?"
  5. I love that he tries to try his best. He's struggled with that throughout his short life but he is getting a lot better with it.
  6. I love how he loves to cuddle. His love language is definitely physical touch. If you don't know what I'm talking about then you can find it here.
  7. I love how he is such a good big brother and loves Parker so much.
  8. I love how he always wants to help me. Cleaning, cooking, errands, whatever it is he's always wanting to help out.
  9. I love how sensitive he is. Especially with those around him. He's is very aware of other people's feelings.
  10. Mostly I love Brady.


It's hard to believe that our marriage is turning 8 years old today. We've grown so much together as a couple in such a short amount of time and I am so thankful that I have such an amazing man to stand next to me through it all.
Looking back at when we were single it's funny to think of how selfish we both were, but if marriage has taught me anything it's that selfishness cannot exist.
I love Robbie more now than I ever thought I could. I'm thankful for the pain we've endured through our marriage to make us realize how important we really are to each other. I'm thankful for the amazing memories we've created with each other, and I'm so grateful for the beautiful babies we've made together.
Marriage has been such an amazing, beautiful, loving journey and I'm so grateful that I get to live in it through all eternity. Happy 8 years Robbie, I love you.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


So I published these posts wrong and you are supposed to read the London one first. Oops. Oh well. Enjoy.

Next stop: Paris, France
Paris is the most amazing place and I want to go back now. I have never had more fun than I had there and if you ever get the chance then I definitely recommend going. I have so many pictures of our trip and this is the only way I know how to display a lot of them. I know, I'm getting sick of the whole collage thing too. Sorry. I'm still learning how to do this whole blog thing.

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Most memorable moments of Paris:
  • Getting on the wrong subway.
  • Walking for-ev-er with our luggage to our hotel.
  • deux huit quarte, (284...our room number)
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time
  • Realizing the French don't eat until 10 at night.
  • Getting food at a little market and being given the evil eye because we were Americans
  • The Louvre
  • Making fun of the art at the museum
  • Never having more fun with Robbie than I did that day
  • Notre Dame
  • Homeless lady
  • Lighting a candle
  • Champs de Elysees and trying to remember how to pronounce it the entire time we were there.
  • Making out next to the Seine river
  • New Years Eve
  • Feeling the ground shake and thinking I was going to die
  • People sharing their bottles of wine with random passers by to ring in the new year.
  • Angry dad pushing people down and almost being in the middle of a fight
  • millions of people filling the entire street for miles and miles
  • Montmartre Cathedral
  • Pickpocketers
  • Cemetery....coolest place ever.
  • Moulin' Rouge
  • Thinking we had the subway system all figured out when we got on the wrong train to go to Versailles.
  • Versailles
  • Wishing I could live in Versailles
  • Pretending to be Marie Antoinette
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • bitterly cold
  • Robbie getting sick
  • crepes, (Robbie's are better) Sorry Paris.
  • "Don't get your fingers caught in the door or else you'll turn into a rabbit." (Favorite quote of the trip)
  • Getting on the plane and wanting to see my kids so bad but not ready to come home.
Hopefully we can go back again, but if not then I'm so grateful I was able to have that experience. Thank you so much Robbie for that amazing gift. Best husband ever.


A few months ago Robbie surprised me with a trip to Europe. I figure I'd better blog about this now before I forget everything that we did. Instead of writing in story form which will make this post never ending, I'm just going to jot down some of the most memorable moments on our trip.

First Stop: London, England
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Most memorable moments include:
  • Going through customs and the man telling Robbie that he chose the wrong profession because he spoke so quietly.
  • Getting on the subway with huge suitcases and Robbie almost not making it on.
  • Pulling our luggage through piccadilly circus.
  • Ping Pong Chinese restaurant
  • Walking through Westminster Abby cathedral.
  • Big Ben
  • Camera lens breaking.
  • Spending 4 hours trying to find a new camera lens.
  • Riding on the London eye
  • Rain...lots and lots of rain.
  • Les Misarble
  • Trying to walk in heels on cobble stone.
  • Riding on the back of someones bike back to our hotel so I wouldn't have to walk in heels anymore.
  • Caprese salad...mmmmm.
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Cricket on television non-stop.
  • Quitley, aka quickly
  • Changing of the guards
  • Vintage clothing shop
  • Being evacuated of the chunnel station, (still don't know why)
  • riding the chunnel.