Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Those bright colors were driving me nuts! I thought hearts would be nice for VD day. (Valentine's Day) Does anyone really celebrate that holiday? Greg likes the candy hearts, that's about as excited as we get... what about you?

More Birthdays!

Last week, after our flu bug left, we celebrated 2 more birthdays, Austyn's first birthday on the 24th and Papa Gary's on the 25th. Austyn cracked us all up when she dove into her cake! What a mess! It was wonderful!
Cannon and I went down to Orem on Sunday for dinner with Pink Wawa and Papa Gary, since we didn't celebrate on his b-day because Greg was sick! Cannon and I made cupcakes to take. It is always wonderful to be with Gary and Sylvia, we had a nice time.
Happy Birthday you two!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

missing pictures...

Here are the photos that didn't show up with the last entry....

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Birthday Fun

What a fun birthday! When Cannon woke up, Greg went downstairs and started playing Cannon's new drum set. What a surprise for Cannon! He is in heaven, he can bang away and we don't tell him he can't!
Did you ever see anyone so excited for their birthday? (except for maybe my friend Melissa!) Cannon loved it when we all started singing.
Then there's a picture of me with the cute Aunties, Nola and Liz. (Cannon calls her Yiz!) And Cannon with his cool Optimus Prime helmet that Uncle Jeff, Aunt Nicole and kids gave him. It was a great day with friends and family!

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52 Blessings (a little late)

Well, our nasty flu bug has delayed this post, oh well! Sunday is the post day for 52 blessings, and it was also Cannon's 3rd birthday, so I thought it very fitting to do my post about my Peace Boy!
I can't believe he is already 3! We registered him for preschool! He keeps reminding me that he's 3 now!
Cannon is the best. He has always been such a good boy (mostly). He is good at everything he tries. I am amazed at his patience - he practices till he gets it right, whether it's a sport or a skill. He has recently mastered snapping and whistling! He always notices when I change the color of my toenails, or redecorate something. He loves his mom and his dad. He makes everyone around him happy, which he has been doing since he was born.
We are so lucky to have him in our lives. Happy Birthday Cannon!
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Back to Life, Back to Reality...

Man! What a way to start the week!! Sunday our computer broke down. Then that night, Cannon started puking! (Poor thing puked up his birthday cake!) Then, of course, I got the flu. So the good thing is, here I am typing this on a fancy new computer and I'm 4lbs lighter! Always look for the silver lining, right?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More Sewing...

So my neighbor is having a baby on the 28th, and they are waiting to be surprised on the sex.
She let me make this bumper and quilt for the cute crib! I am so excited that it turned out! The bumper fits PERFECTLY, which is a big feat for me, since that involved math, and the quilt feels like a cloud! What a fun project!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Therapeutic Crafts!

Thank goodness for crafting! I have decided to post more pictures this year of things I make.
I made these Valentines pillows for The Pink Door. (Thank you for the tips Melissa!) If you haven't been to the pink door yet, GO!!! It's on about 8600 south Highland Dr. in Sandy.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

51 Blessings Pic...

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CHALLENGE: 52 Blessings (51 for me, oh well!)

About 52 Blessings:Once a week post a photo of something you are most grateful for. This gives us a chance to reflect on the good things we have learned from or that have made us better in our everyday lives or things we just enjoy! I think everyone needs to be more grateful for what they have now days instead of always thinking about what we want! This is one of the things we can do to be more gracious people. It will be like a photo gratitude journal.I'm excited to express my gratitude on "paper" at least once a week. I can't wait to feel all of your joy as I read your blog entries. So, if you're in, let me know! I would love to swing by and read! I will start this Sunday and do it every Sunday this year
I got this idea on my friend Jenifer's blog. What a great idea, accentuate the positive!!
I am grateful for: My hands. They are all scarred up because they've been through everything, and they work hard. They do hair. They sew, crochet, tat, and scrapbook. They tuck my boy in at night, and pinch his bum. They type these words from my heart. They fit nicely into Greg's hands. They heal. They nails sometimes get painted and feel fancy. There is almost always haircolor staining them. They click that remote! They dial a number to call an old friend. I don't know what I'd do without them.
Now it's your turn! What are you thankful for this week?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Elsie June!!

Wow! A first birthday is big time stuff! Elsie is excelling as a baby, growing and learning and making everyone around her extremely happy.
I am overjoyed to be her aunt and have such a special part in her life.
Have a happy happy birthday you sweet girl!

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Good for You, Cannon Boy!!!

Well, this may only be cool to me because I'm the Mom, but I'll share anyway.....
Look how good Cannon is at coloring in the lines!! It's so fun to see him learn and grow and develop new skills! He even put a C and a W at the bottom, his initials!
And, last night I went in the bathroom to find him REPLACING the toilet paper after he used the last bit of the other roll!! I am so so so proud! That is a big deal, especially for someone of the male persuasion, right??
Well, enjoy, and have a good day!
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Thursday, January 10, 2008

i'm still here.....

Oh geez-- look at the date of my last entry! I've been in a funk! I call it "cave time"! I have to go in the cave and just do only the necessary essentials. Sorry! This always happens for me in January and September...... I know why in September, I just haven't figured out the Jan. reason yet~! Maybe I need some sunshine!
So sorry I've been gone, I just need to protect my spark, because any little breeze will blow it out!
Love you!