Sunday, January 30, 2011


Oh, man. We had a lot of fun with this one.

The day of the Fall (Halloween) party at Chase's school was also crazy hair day. The kids weren't allowed to wear costumes to school, but they were allowed to let loose with their locks. Chase was desperately in need of a hair cut, so we took a few liberties.

You can't tell by this picture, but there is a plus sign shaved into his head. He was so proud, to say the least.

He would not let me shave it until Sunday.
Except for looking like a victim of some kind of an attack, it was pretty cute. I completely admire his confidence. I mean, seriously, how many of us could pull off this look?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gettin' There

Looking at these pictures of Chase carving his pumpkin makes me smile from head to toe. First of all, last year, he "carved" his pumpkin with both hands completely wrapped in gauze from his burns. Last fall was a tough one.

Second of all, this child has an unusual obsession with sitting on this island. I cannot tell you how many pictures I have of this cutie sitting on this countertop.

He's seven.

He still does it.

I find it very funny.

I have a child that is very comfortable sticking his finger up his nose. It makes perfect sense that a gourd + hole in face = gourd stuck in hole in face. I liked this art display so much that I left it on the porch a little longer than I should have. Looking closely at the picture, you can see it is way past it's prime.

Oh, and I bottled tomatoes for the first time in my life. Don't know how we found the time, but I sure felt domestic. And, might I say...YUM!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Oh, I love being so far behind in blogging.


For Halloween this year, my mom and dad came with my neice and nephew, Anna and Jack. They had been tending these two babes while Kirk and Heather were on a cruise. After a few days, they ended up in Logan. What a treat. So cute!

We threw the babies in old costumes, so Heather could see proof of their babies first Halloween. Other than that, the whole day zoomed past them.

Chase was Toad from the Mario Brothers. Can I tell you....I have now problem with store bought costumes. None, whatsoever. I would looooove to buy Chase a store bought costume. His creative nature needing homemade costumes are kicking my trash! That Toad hat about put me in an early grave. Don't enlarge the photo and look too closely. You will gag at my tremendous costume making ability. Seriously.

The stunning little witch is one of our favorite friends down the street. Obviously, her mother has a good grasp on putting together a stellar costume.

After all was said and done, it did turn out pretty cute. It held up to the pouring rain that accompanied our marathon trick or treating.
I better start planning for this year. Who knows what this handsome harry will have me banging out in 9 short months.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Flag football.

This kid has been wanting to play football for the past few years. This fall, he was finally old enough.

He has decided that he wants to play for the BYU Cougars so Grandpa can come to see all of his games. Great theory. This boy would have to take the game a little more seriously to play for real. He had so much fun with football. Too much fun. He was so silly on the field.
His coach was so patient with those silly boys.

Chase has dabbled in a few sports during his few short years. Football has been his favorite, I think.

It will change next week.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Go Cougars!

Since I was such a blog-slacker last year, I have been tempted to do one massive "here you your face...take it all at once...recap of 2010. But seriously, you would dislike reading that post as much as I would dislike making it. So, I spare us all.

Instead, I have decided to go back a few months and pick some highlights to highlight one at a time. Yay for you!

In the midst of such a wierd Summer and Fall, we did manage to have some good times. Going back to October, we had the fun experience of going to a BYU football game in Provo. With Chase playing on a football team for the first time, Grandpa mentioned to Chase that it would be fun to take him to a BYU football game. Now, if you ask a child to go to his room to put away his clothes, memory loss occurs somewhere between point A and point B. BUT, if Grandpa nonchalantly says he might want to take you to a ball game, he has the memory of an elephant. He kept reminding Grandpa during the football season and was delighted when he made good on his promise and invited us to a game in October.

We had a very fun time. Birgitta and Zach were able to come, making it even more fun for an already excited Chase. It was really fun to see Chase's reaction to the whole thing. He understood what a fun thing this was for his Grandpa to do for him.

So, thanks, Grandma and Grandpa for such a fun treat. We had a really great time. It didn't hurt that we beat San Diego that day as well.
Thanks for the fun memories!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Is it just me...

Or is that picture of my little reindeer up top one of the cutest pictures on the planet? Seriously! Every time I log on to my blog (which unfortunately is not that often anymore) that picture comes on and tickles me pink. Ahhh. I love it.

Now, how do I get myself to take it off and move on from Christmas?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year Resolutions

New Year, Schmoo Year.

I have knocked myself out every Jan 1 trying to think of all the things that I just KNOW I am going to be better at. I have even gone as far as to write them down...set a plan...all the good stuff. This year, I decided to try something different.

I poo-pooed the resolutions.

I am having FANTASTIC year so far.

It's all about perspective, Baby.

PS I am at least going to try to be somewhat more consistant in my posts. I have been reamed by a few people for falling off the planet. Now, notice I said I am making no resolve to better at anything. So, don't hold your breath.

I don't want to ruin a perfectly good start to a great year.