Tuesday, May 29, 2012

kitchen collage and family room pillows

Flippin finally!  For a few years now, and every Bijou Market, I collected a few pieces for my vacant kitchen wall.  A little picky maybe?  Uh yes, but worth it!

And, remember when I got the itch to redecorate?  Well the family room makeover is complete.  For now.  New pillows, a canvas I tried to paint on my own (wrote really), and a new rug did the trick.  I think I can finally say The Cottage is complete.  Goodness gracious after two years we really should be.

For our Memorial Day, we are taking a little trip down to California for the week.  So I'll be seeing you next Monday.  Until then,


Monday, May 28, 2012


 Our little 100 South Park sure did us some good last week.  It has a cute little splash pad that Myer's been exploring when it was dry, so I loved his surprised face when water came out of it.  His favorite thing.  I am so looking forward to playing in the water with my 1 yr. old this summer.  I even signed us up for Mommy and Me swim lessons.  What a riot.  So yes, we are looking forward to being water-logged this summer.  Before you know it, we'll turn into fish.

P.S. Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


On that really hot day in May (Monday) we took full advantage and hit up the pool.  Come on summer!

I squealed when I saw these swim trunks.  Myer's chubby legs never looked better!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

party going

Myer was invited to his first friend's birthday party.  Meet Mickey.  Same age as Myer and just as crazy.  When these two see each other at church it's cute, but loud.  They instantly recognize one another, point, wave, and, that's right, make car sounds.  So we were excited to be invited to Mickey's big day.  I hope we stay in this ward long enough to see them play in nursery together.  (I wouldn't even mind kindergarten.  Did I just drop the "k" word??)  Whatever happens I hope they stay friends.  I mean what's speaks friendship more than synchronized car sounds?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

sister moved back

I'm happy to say that one of my sisters that lived out of state moved back!  (One down, one to go...)  We had a little soiree at her house to welcome her back--chicken and veggie cilantro shish kabobs, reeses ice cream, and Star Wars Kinect.  Myer and Remmie found their favorite place in the new apartment and played by the door the whole time.

More than thrilled I have another member of my family close.  Myer and Remmie are best little friends that search the floors for food together, so two peas in a pod really.  So happy we're all reunited.  Family is so great.  Welcome back Jess!

Friday, May 18, 2012

room service

a la carte Daisy?

I'll take both of them.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

a baby shower

My college roommates from freshman and sophomore year still remain some of my closest friends.  And we just had to get together to throw Emily and baby Gruber a well deserved shower.  I think we've been there for each other for birthdays, showers, weddings, and everything in between, so I was looking forward to another celebration just to see them all again.  

I am really excited for Em to have a boy because Myer needs a red headed friend to match.  Regardless of my selfish wishes, Emily and Jason will be great parents and I can't wait for them to join the parents club.  The more the merrier, and understanding of 7:00 bedtimes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Myer's 1st birthday photo sesh

I think there could be a caption for each one.  So much red hair, peek-a-boo hands, smiles, and sticky fingers.  My favorite is Myer's realization of the upside-down cupcake.  I love my Myer.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Happy Mother's Day to all you Mommies out there!  Jake and Myer sure spoiled me by letting me SLEEP IN, yummy breakfast in bed, a pair of Sperrys, and all the Jane Austin themed movies I wanted.  I need to remember this all for Father's Day.... Jake is such a good husband that I want to be better a wife.  Myer is such a good little boy that I want to be a better mommy.  And I know I can't do any of that without God's help.  I watched this video this weekend which basically sums up what motherhood is and our partnership with God.  It is so tender.  Please watch, and I hope you got the best attention you deserved.  


Thursday, May 10, 2012

my valentine

Ok so it's not Valentines day,
but a girl's gotta love a little exposure to sign language.

And some Depp also didn't hurt anyone.

*please note these are hearing actors not fluent in sign language.  Songs are open to many interpretations so please take with a grain of salt!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

greener on the other side

Maybe it's because we didn't have a lot of snow this winter that hid the dead brown grass, but this Spring seems really green to me.  And Alpine looks really good in green.  Our backyard is so beautiful.

I'm such a Spring girl. Give me mild temperatures and lots of green, and I'm a happy lady.  Reminds me of jelly shoes and slap-wrist bracelets.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

Museum of Ancient Life

Saturday, we adventured over to Thanksgiving Point's Museum of Ancient Life.  A little family/educational time.  We loved strolling through and basically feeling like ants compared to the giant dinos.  Man, those guys were huge.  Not that it had any affect on Myer; he waved to all the fossils.  That little guy is so friendly.

He wasn't so sure about the digging at the fossils, however.
Which surprised me.
Maybe next time.