Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chocolate cookies for breakfast

We are right smack dab in the middle of our move.
As of yesterday we moved completely out and new tenants moved in.
The kids are adjusting to breakfast made up of chocolate chip cookies, lunches of pretzel and San Pellagrino, sleeping in their clothes and stuff constantly moving around them.
Of course because I am who I am I put temporary wallpaper up in our bedroom
and got us new phone, as a housewarming gift.

It was a crazy weekend, Chels got all moved into their new home, my Dad came for a visit and brought my Sister and her 3 boys with him. So we moved and visited, moved and visited...

Wish you guys can come back soon. 
Love ya Pixieshtick

Today I need to unpack a few boxes and rest my legs a bit.
I think I will start with resting my legs...and maybe a few cookies. :)

I had planned on doing an Oscar Party(Jones family is notorious for this and it has become a pretty big tradition for us) but everything seems to be falling through, so it looks like it will just be Jones and I, unless I make some magic happen. 
Fairy  Godmother feel free to interrupt me any time now...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

V day partay

Valentines day this year was a big success
It started out in such a way that made me think nothing is going to go according to plan, and I was right, but everything still worked out and the day was a blast. By noon my to older kids had been whisked away by Jones to my Mom's house. With Alfred down for a nap I took a long bath, read a book and did my nails {Awesome} then when he woke up I took him into the kitchen with me, which is a big treat cause the kitchen is so small I  usually try to keep the kids out, plus the stairs are right there and he will die if he goes near them, but since it was just him I made us a barricade and fed him raspberries and sang to him while we made a fruit tart pie.
What a lovely pre date date I got, lucky me so many handsome guys in my life.

Jones got home late from work, with an orchid and Dove chocolates, and we hurried away to our friends house still with Alfred who was not supposed to still be with us. I thought I would get bummed about that but I didn't. I thought I might be annoyed at being late to our friends home to help make the handmade pasta for dinner, but it wasn't a big deal. When we got there the house was warm, smelled amazing, with mood lighting and fun music. Jones stayed and made pasta and cooked the pork we had marinated early that day, while Jes and I took our babies to my Mom's house. By the time we got back everyone had arrived and the final stages of dinner were being prepped.
Everyone looked amazing and everything tasted amazing {and vice versa} :)
Then when we had finished stuffing ourselves full, we played and played and laughed til it hurt.
Then I scarfed down the most amazing homemade lava cake {thank you Emily Blunt's look a like aka Laura}
I ate it so fast it hurt.
Then we laughed and played some more.
It was really fun.Too bad my camera is broken {have I mentioned that? yeah that explains all the instagram pics!} 
I am so glad to have made such good friends so quickly and look forward to our next smashing get together.

Recipe for success, willing partners in crime, cooking it yourself rather than facing the masses, lovely hosts, and last but not least the best husband in the world= Best V day ever. :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Yup it is Monday

Despite not having a Calendar, I know that today is Monday, pretty proud of myself. 
I ran a ton of errands today, getting yummy supplies for dinner tomorrow, and supplies for various projects I got coming up getting ready to move in downstairs.

Jones and I spent the weekend cleaning up the house and it already is on the verge of being a mess again. 
After a long day of shopping though I just want to treat myself to a nap and easy dinner.
Since that isn't going to happen I better start thinking of something to make...I think broccoli and rice maybe.

My kids entertain me with their conversations with each other

C and Toby while watching Curious George
T- "wats that noise tcha?"
C-" he was playing in the closet and something fell"
T-"oh! ee was playing in the closet! and omin fell, (nodding, and forced laugh) yeah thats funny tcha"

Ok maybe this isn't amusing to you but I see how much their interactions are growing each day. Tober is still mostly a mimic. She loves to repeat what her big brother says, with fervor of course, but occasionally she has something to add the conversation.

Today my sister brought over the quilt my grandmother made for me. It was with my Mom in CA and she brought it up here for me. I like having it again. It is kind of girly to be our bed spread but I am gonna keep it  around for snuggling and what nots. 

I think that is all, not a bad Monday.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love, Literally.

I have been so behind, when it comes to holidays and birthdays right now, but I was determined not to completely let Love day go by without a little attention. So since I had a pizza box and a copy of a crummy romance novel, I made us some decor for our bed.
I used hot pink cause I know how much jones wishes we had it in our room ( I say only kind of joking, mostly not ) taking a black marker I covered up all the words except a few sweet phrases.

Who knew such little effort would make me so happy. This might stick around for a while :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Sacredness of life

I have been thinking a lot today about the sacredness of life.  I had the pleasure last week of watching my baby sister's Ultrasound of her new baby girl in her belly. They were even able to capture a yawn. It is the sweetest thing. Then yesterday I got the heartbreaking new that my sister in law Al, who was 20 weeks along went in for a routine appointment and found no heart beat. She delivered her baby this morning. I cried. I that about that her and what she had to do. And cried. And thought about all my pregnant sisters right now and I cried.

Now I know this is a sensitive topic, but I just know right now as much as ever that I am Pro Life. 
I am praying for Mothers that experience losing their children.
And especially for my Brother and his wife and their baby boy who didn't get to come home. 
I am so thankful for the knowledge I have of our Savior and his plan for us and hope that he is able to comfort them in that way that none of us can.
*Love you guys*

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Birthday Recap

I have been a pretty lousy blogger of late. Mostly cause we have been busy but also cause we have been sick.

So I am going to be recapping the last week or so.
On Sunday it was my Birthday :) yay
We celebrated on Friday and my mom and sister were awesome enough to watch the kids for us all day.
We started out at Guru's for brunch.
Most amazing french toast ever, haven't stopped craving it since my last bite.
And Huevos Rancheros

Then we headed up to Salt Lake and had some fun doing some window shopping.

It wasn't all window shopping though, Jones got me a beautiful red dress.

Then on Sunday my family met up at my Mom's house for awesome food, cake, and the Superbowl? no! the premiere of The Voice. It was really fun, the only down side being that my kids and I got sick and I spent the night of my birthday as well as last night up almost every hour with them.
But enough about me. 

The week before we celebrated C's birthday!!!
That's right C is 5.
He is old enough to count down the days til his birthday, 
make his own list of party guests and 
ask very specifically for a Mach 5 birthday cake.
Now I know my mom is talented when it comes to cake decorating but this one takes the cake. :)
Seriously though I was blown away. I could've spent a small fortune and not had a cake half this cool. Thanks mom.

C is a Lego maniac.

I love you C sorry it took me so long to post this :) You were so excited to turn 5, because according to you this means that you can go to school, lose your teeth{which you keep being disappointed/confused this hasn't happened yet}be bigger and stronger, and get a real bike. 
Your Dad and I are so proud of you and the amazing big brother you are. Anyone who meets you has no doubt that you love Tober and Alfred. And we have no doubt that you love us since you tell us so freely.
There is never any doubt about your thought process either, you always explain everything. You have always been a very literal kid, who likes to know the reason for things, but you are learning how to tease and play pretend and I love it.
I remember specific memories of when I was five, which kind of terrifies me, realizing you are old enough to possibly remember all our mistakes as first time parents of a 5 yr old. Just stick with us kid, we'll get better at this.
Happy Birthday.

Now that all the birthdays are over back to business. We are moving downstairs and trying to rent our apartment. This means cleaning, packing and moving things around. It is kind of crazy but we are hoping to be settled in there by the end of the month.

Today that can wait though. Today I am just going to be sick with kids, drink orange juice, watch movies and sleep.