Tuesday, November 29, 2011

the rest of the vegas thanksgiving

1. the drive down  2. yoga
3. Remmie post surgery  4. a walk with all the grandkids
5. Navy and Myer
6. Black Friday shopping  7. Christmas accomplished
8. swimming in the pool
9. Myer, Grandpa, and Maddix
10. bathtime  11. Aunt Sierra
12. sticking out our tongues  13.  cousin play time

and you know there's a vacation video coming...

Monday, November 28, 2011

a vegas thanksgiving

For "camping" out in Jessie's one-bedroom apartment for Thanksgiving, it was pretty stellar.  We all pitched in with some new recipes-- Jessie made her first turkey as well as yummy roasted veggies, Jamie made her first batch of pies, and my mom took care of the essentials like potatoes, stuffing, and gravy.  And I may have brought some rolls that someone else  made but at least I brought them right?  I also tried bring veggies but I froze the broccoli to make it last and well...lesson learned.

This was our first Thanksgiving dinner as just us siblings.  Normally it's with extended family, so this was special.  I loved being around my sisters who live out of state and around their hubbies and kids.  We have such a good time. All of us.  After dinner we participated in a game of Dance Central 2 on the Kinect.  Burned that dinner right off and what ever was left over I'm sure I burned off laughing so hard.

I think this may be my favorite Thanksgiving.  Families make the holidays so much sweeter.  Let the holidays begin!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

my bijou market loot

Well friends once again, I didn't get any Christmas shopping done.
It was a "successful" trip for me and M.

I got a couple prints for a collage I'm doing in the kitchen,
some earrings,
and a beanie for M.

Next year I'm not even going to shop with the pretense of Christmas shopping.
After two years now it's not going to happen for a third.

I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving.
I'll be spending it with my family down in Vegas at Jessie and Carson's.
(Be sure to tune in to hear all about the six hour car ride with Mr. M, and how 14 of us fit in a one bedroom apartment for Thanksgiving dinner...)

And we are off!
Later gaters.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a letter


8 months today.  That sounds so old to me.  No more squeezing into 0-6 month sizes, just 6-12 stuff.  Weird.    You sometimes act like you're older though, like when you try to stand from a crawling position, or when you hold our hands and walk, or when I found you half way up the stairs last week.  (those stair gates came up real fast.)  The crawl is your main mode of transportation and you are getting very quick.  I love it when I'm getting ready in the morning and I check on you in the family room, and then the next minute, you're at my feet in the bathroom.  I also feel like a human jungle gym from the moment you wake up to the time you get to bed.  It doesn't matter if I'm holding you or sitting on the floor by you, you are all over me.  

Right now, your favorite trick is sticking out your tongue while babbling.  Even in church.  Or even trying to drink water out of a cup for that matter.  But my favorite thing is when you get real excited, you sound like asthma is kicking in after a good work out.  So seeing you interact with toys or kids I feel like I need a breathalyzer handy cause you get so excited and there's that wheezy sounding breathing.  I hope we don't kill you over at Christmas.  And another one of my favorites is you learned how to clap your hands.  You do it at the dinner table, in your jumper, to your monkey during nap time, and when you want to impress strangers.  It's a real crowd pleaser.  

Another milestone this month is you got another tooth! Yep, your left incisor.  So we are looking pretty awesome with two bottom teeth and one incisor.  You might be a redneck... I'm hoping your front ones come in pretty soon (yes I'm crazy for hoping for more teething.)

People say that personalities start showing around this time, so if I could sum you up in one sentence it would be "a mellow one year old in a body of an 8 month old."  You are very well mannered but just so busy and not satisfied until you can walk like the rest of us.  Everyone keeps telling me that you'll be walking by 10 months.  I sure hope not.  You are growing up much too fast.  I already cried packing away your newborn clothes, don't make me cry when you start walking.

Monday, November 21, 2011

the wedding party

This is my favorite picture from the weekend.
My friend Anna got married and everything about it was just beautiful--
from the temple, to the reception, to the flowers, to her dress.  
She also is quite the beautiful bride (her hair!!)

Congrats Casey and Anna.
Thank you for letting me be part of your wonderful journey and most important day.
May you both be this much in love, forever and always.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

thanks goodness for instagram

Tomorrow I'll be at a wedding all day
and Saturday I'll be at Bijou Market.
(who will I see there??)
So it's an instagram post for the weekend.

See you next week!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a bijou market GIVEAWAY!

Bijou Market is having a GIVEAWAY on their blog.
And it's quite the mother load with 7 prizes!
I seriously can't pick a favorite because I'm loving the above print
as well as some pillows shown on the website.
Yum yum.
Click here to enter and good luck!

Monday, November 14, 2011

chutes and ladders

We are not only crawling,
but we are climbing on everything.

I already baby proofed floor level
now I have to baby proof anything that looks like a possible ladder.
Oh, and someone also has found their tongue.
Helps with deep concentration.   

Thursday, November 10, 2011

bijou market

This is my favorite thing each November: Bijou Market.  (you've heard me rave about it here)  It's back again and coming to two locations-- Provo and SLC.  It's been on my calendar for months and I seriously can't wait to get my shopping on.  And with the holidays fast approaching, this is where I get most of my Christmas shopping done. Well try anyway.  I always leave with more things for myself....Added bonus, they show you what vendors are coming and their products so you can pre-plan and get exactly what you want for everyone on your list.  Click here for the website and get shopping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

the crawl

our new little trick.

song: Lolita by Throw Me the Statue

Monday, November 7, 2011

new bride party time

My best friend Anna is getting married next weekend
so of course we attended the bridal shower.

Myer, my mom, and I got our fill of yummy food, presents, and friends.
(Myer even found a new girlfriend and couldn't keep his eyes off of her. 
Wherever she went, we had to follow. oye!)

That is how I like to spend my weekend- celebrating with friends.
Thanks Anna and I can't wait till next Friday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

remember when i had long hair?

I look like a different person.
Browsing through old holiday photos I found this 
and about didn't recognize who that was!

Talk about Flashback Friday...
(and speaking of Friday, it's the weekend. Hurrah!)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

happy halloween

The Morses went as S'mores.
First you take the mallow...