Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Nat was going to get a coke and asked if we wanted anything. Justin said he had a sweeth tooth, so he wanted a Laffy Taffy. Mitt then says, "I have a sweet tooth too. This tooth here (and he points to a tooth). So I want a Laffy Taffy too!!" It was so funny! I can't wait until Molly says words in English and we get a laugh out of it.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
First off, and the most exciting is that my SIL, Sunny, is pregnant with TRIPLETS!! Yay and Aaahhh! I hope it's ok I'm sharing this on my blog, but it is such great news. Through the miracle of invitro, they were able to get exactly what they put in! And three for the price of one isn't too shabby, eh?
She is due at the end of July or August. I can't really remember exactly because she will most likely be early. They say triplets on average deliver at 32 weeks. So we expect sometime around there. I can't wait to see the three little ones! And thank goodness it's her and not me! ;) For the record, they are happy and I'm sure nervous. Can you imagine if that were you? She's trying to be really positive and to plan as well as possible, especially since they say they typically put you on bedrest with triplets around 20 weeks! Good thing she got herself a sewing machine for Christmas!
Alright and the other exciting news is that I am the proud owner of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7! Wahoo! I can't wait to get going on it. My pictures will be fab in no time! (at least that's the hope) So please if you have favorite things/places to go and do with this program, let me know!
After I had emailed them and agreed, I started to make some cards. Then I thought, "What was I thinking? I don't do cards!!" And I really don't do them very well. I just know that there are going to be people signed up that make AMAZING cards and they'll get one of mine and think wow, please don't let her ever be involved again!! Oh well. It's too late.
I didn't really follow the instructions that well because I was using left over materials from my blocks to create the cards. So making one card and replicating it wasn't really practical for me. So I just made all different ones! Some turned out pretty bad, no lie. I've only decided to show you some of my "better" ones. Take a peek.
I followed the directions and put in chocolate chips and no nuts (Justin wanted nuts but we didn't have any and I don't like them in banana bread anyway!). So there you go. If you want a good recipe, see the one in the post before or go to the comments where others have shared their favorite recipe.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Here is the link to the recipe I'm going to try out: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giadas-weekend-getaways/flours-famous-banana-bread-recipe/index.html
There were 81 comments/reviews for this recipe and everyone seemed to absolutely love it, so I'm going to try it out. I'll post my results when finished!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
So here it is, all finished! I really like the green ribbon with the white and blue polk-a-dots. I think it added a nice touch. I was planning on hanging it on the wall, but now I'm wondering if I'll just put it on an easel instead...? I'm not quite sure, but the wood alone is almost 5 lbs.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The temple is beautiful! (no surprise there!) Make sure you get a chance to go! There are even cookies at the chapel next door where you walk through as you leave :)
A few things I found interesting: The rock/stone on the outside of the temple comes from China, the limestone inside comes from France, and the wood inside comes from Africa! I loved so many of the fabrics used in the upholstery and especially enjoyed the brides room and the celestial room (the ceiling goes up like 100 feet, it's gorgeous! The chandelier is also amazing).
The open house lasts until March 14th, I believe, so there's lots of time to go visit!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I have this plate rack that is now semi-permanently on the wall. Once I took down the Christmas plates there was nothing and it was looking kind of bare. So I was on the hunt for some Valentines plates. A great place to buy seasonal items of this nature is Secret Haven at the Rock Loft up in Kaysville? Not quite sure, but it's up north. Anyway, I called and they said they had some plates that they thought might work with my plate rack. My fabulous sister who lives up that way picked them up for me and brought them today! Hooray, no more bare wall.
This picture doesn't really do them justice, but they are cute! I promise.
Now I next was thinking that it would be fun to do some blocks. How I didn't copy this idea earlier is beyond me. I went over to Home Depot, picked up a 2x4 and had a guy cut it for me there into 4 inch blocks. I paid just under $2 for that! I was so happy with myself! Then I found some cute paper and embellishments. I would say for my four blocks it cost me under $10 to make them. Feel free to copy my copied idea!!
Monday, January 5, 2009
We did a lot of shopping with the girls. When the boys went golfing (four days were spent golfing, although Justin only went twice) the girls went to the shops.
We had a really good time. Justin's younger brother Mark served his mission here, so it was nice to have him as our tour guide. He knew where everything was and the quickest way to get there (usually). Molly did great considering we dragged her here and there and she took naps in the car, etc. When we got back home she took a three hour nap in her crib! She was so happy to be home.
Molly also became obsessed with telling everyone 'hi' on the trip. We were in TJ Maxx one day and she said hi to every person she saw. If they didn't say hi back, she would keep saying it! It was almost kind of embarassing! But when people would tell her hi first she wouldn't say anything! Silly girl.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Zack Pugh!!