Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thinking Tuesday...

I can't believe it is JULY already! How time flies!!! Two important events the beginning of July....of course the 4th of July celebrating our freedom and this great country we live in AND my birthday! Been a fun month so far. Thoughts....

- My new passion is TRX. I did a post on my fitness blog on TRX. All I can say is I love it. If any of you come to St. George, we will do a workout together. By the pool. How awesome is that?

- Emma and Gabe spent a week camping with my family (note, there is one child I DO NOT recognize in this picture....)

- Getting used to the heat in sunny St. George. In fact, I sit typing this by the pool...I know, rough...

- Emma asked Gabe why it is so hot in St. George. Gabe's response: "Because we are closer to the ozone layer." We might need to do some extra homework this summer.

- Birthday fun included a shopping trip to Vegas! We are so close now. Just me and Jesse!

- We decided a show was in order for the birthday celebration and went to see the Cirque Du Soleil show "LOVE". Amazing. Highly recommend it.

- Routine. Getting the kids on more of a routine this summer. They need it and so do I.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thinking Tuesday...

Oh boy....moving is hard! Change is hard, but good. I keep reminding myself of that. This week my thoughts have turned to...

- Summer!!! Yeah - I think it is officially here, right?? I am excited for our first summer in St George.

- Speaking of summer, this salad speaks summer to me. Check it out HERE.

- Parents: My parents and Jesse's parents were troopers and helped us back up and load the moving truck. I love them.

- I have decided that you should pretend you are moving once every 6 months. I threw away SO much stuff! Stuff I didn't need. (Jesse calls it crap)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thinking Tuesday...

Thinking today...

- That I would like to go back to Disneyland and not have to face the real world....and spend a week with this cute face:

- Boxes....I need boxes! If anyone has any extra boxes, send them our way!!

- Finding your way around a new town is HARD - especially when it comes to grocery shopping!

- Lazy Saturday afternoons by the pool. I need more of those.

- Looking for houses.

- The headphone jack won't work on my phone and TV is getting boring while I workout.

- Missing my Treehouse Peeps.

- Since moving, my kids have probably watched as much TV in 3 weeks as they have in the past 3 years!

- Airconditioning...we would melt without it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Princess Emma

Emma turned 5 this year and for her birthday we took a trip to Disneyland....just Emma and Mom! We stayed at Paradise Pier (I highly recommend paying the extra money when you have little ones who don't want to spend all day at the park) and literally had a ball! Here is all the Disney fun we had:

- Rides, rides, rides....her favorite was Splash Mountain (which scares the bajeepies out of me) and the Matterhorn. She is a daring little thing!

- World of Color...we did a special Italian dinner that night and then got front row seating to the show which was spectacular!!!

- Bippity, Boppity Boutique Princess Make-over...probably the highlight of her trip. She loved getting all princessed up. That hair-do stayed for about a week. I know....gross. But she loved it.

- Meeting Mickey...a MUST on her list.

- Character Breakfast....she got to meet most of the princesses in one shot! She also got sang to and had a brownie for breakfast.

- She got lots of attention from the Disney workers and just people in general when she wore her "birthday button" and was dressed up as a princess. Everyone told her Happy Birthday and called her Princess Emma. It was really cute and made the trip that much more special.

- I love this little bug! I wish I could do this every year!!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Flashback Friday...

I know that ALL moms say they have the cutest babies, but let's get real here...most newborns ARE NOT cute. At all. Except for mine. Look how stinking cute Emma was....

She is 4 days old in this picture. It is probably my most favorite photograph of her. All that black hair. Wide eyed. I love this girl so much.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thinking Tuesday...

On my mind....

- I wish I would have watched American Idol this season. Scotty is a cutie-patootie! His number with Tim McGraw was amazing!

- My jaw hurts from chewing so much gum. I have been driving a lot and chewing gum keeps me awake!

- I really want to go back to Hawaii....

- Taught my last class at Treehouse on Saturday. One of the hardest things I have I ever done. I love those members so much. It is incredible how close you can get to a group of people over 7 years of teaching. Bawled. My. Eyes. Out.

- Someone is celebrating a special day this week! Here she is at 6 months old. She turns 5 this year. My baby is 5 :(

- Packing. Still just thinking about it and taking no action...

Monday, May 30, 2011