Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Chelsea

my not so little sister is turning the big 3-0 today. i hijacked her blog to help her celebrate. head on over and wish her a happy birthday.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

a little late inspiration

i don't know what has happened to the past month of my life. i knew about this talk before it happened during LDS general conference. it definitely inspired me when i heard it. after the talk, many moms i currently work with and worked with in the past shared the talk on blogs, facebook, etc. i kept meaning to post and never did. i am continually inspired by the special children and families i work with on a daily basis. God is aware of each one of us and the special challenges we face in life. i'm so thankful for all the special lessons in my life.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Earth Day

I've become a little more green these days. Help me celebrate Earth Day. I'm hosting a giveaway over on my craft blog. Head on over here and enter.

Happy Earth Day (it's still technically Earth Day on the west west coast right). In honor of Earth Day, I'm doing a giveaway. Remember these necklaces??? They are upcycled from a tie so it's perfect for Earth Day. If you win, you'll get an upcycled tie. So...

go enter.

You can have until Friday at midnight to join the giveaway.

Monday, April 16, 2012

spring break....mostly in Vegas

I spent most of spring break in St. George and Vegas. The weather was so warm, and it was exactly the break I needed. It was a pretty low key week, and it was perfect.

We did the gender reveal cake in St. George. Want to know what Chelsea and Jeff are having? Check out the post on my other blog.

We made spring wreaths. We played at the park and out in the sun. We built block towers. Karlee went to a tea party. Like I said...perfect!

Monday, April 9, 2012

one more Easter post

chelsea had some real (not crappy cell phone) pictures from easter weekend. we got to st. george on friday evening and did the gender reveal. saturday we had our annual easter picnic with my mom's extended family, went to the new carousel in town, and headed back to vegas. the kids found their baskets on sunday morning and barely had time to look through them before church. it's spring break this week so i'm down in vegas playing with the kids for the next few days.

taking a decent picture with these 2 is nearly impossible

Easter from my Phone

one of these days i am either going to
a. stop taking pictures with my cracked lens cell phone or
b. get a new phone (will someone puh lease tell me when the IPhone 5 is coming out and if I can hold out that long)

or more likely i will continue to be lazy and take pictures with my cracked lens phone and not get a new one until this one turns off and won't turn back on

my mom's extended family has an easter picnic every year. this year someone finally had kids old enough to do the egg hunt.

how cute is this?!?

the kids with the easter bunny. they were less than thrilled

due to the supposed spending freeze (which i've taken a a little break from this month), i didn't think i would have a new easter dress. we stopped by wal-mart on the way out of town, and i found this new easter skirt. not kidding. my easter outfit came from wal-mart.

once we got back to vegas, chelsea pulled out her camera and i stopped with the crappy cell phone pics.

Churchy Things...Happy Easter

these little tykes came home with the cutest things from church all about the resurrection

I recently started reading a new blog. Alycia posted this quote today. I really love it!

"I declare my personal witness that death has been conquered, victory over the tomb has been won. May the words made sacred by Him who fulfilled them become actual knowledge to all. Remember them. Cherish them. Honor them. He is risen.”  Thomas S. Monson

I all too often get caught up in the commercial aspects of holidays, but today on this Easter Sunday I love the opportunity to reflect on the gift of a Savior. President Monson's words ring so true. He is RISEN!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crazy Cleanse Update

The crazy cleanse is over. Hallelujah!
Am I glad I did it? Yes
Am I ready to do it again? Um..NO!
Do I notice a difference? Yes. I feel physically better, but it was so good for me mentally. I am completely re committed to clean eating.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely. Bananas and milk day was almost a killer, but I survived.

looks can be deceiving. this was NASTY!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Light it up BLUE at work

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and also our all staff meeting at work. We had a dress up in blue costume contest. I really can't pass up the chance to go a little over the top. I work with such a fun team of people. We had a great time lighting it up BLUE.

i've been dying to chalk my hair. today seemed like the perfect day. it was fun but the biggest mess ever and hard to see

michelle's awesome blue eyelashes

backs of our team shirts

team A in our blue shirts and tutus. not sure why the guys are hiding

Sunday, April 1, 2012

march 26-31

march is over. how did that happen?

day 26: keys

27: name. courtesy of karlee

28: trash. garbage day...again

29: feet. ready for summer

30: toy. all these toys might make you think i have kids

31: where i relax. in the sun. preferably by the pool

I'm all excited for #photoadayApril. It's fun. You should do it.