Thursday, February 21, 2008

Longing to be outside...

Funny story. We went to dinner the other night with Jake's family. It was almost Walker's bedtime and he was getting fussy. After switching him back and forth from me to Jake and walking around the restaurant with him he was still not a happy boy. Jake decided to take him to the window to look outside. Next thing I knew Jake was back at the dinner table and he didn't have Walker with him. Where was Walker might you ask? Well, Jake sat him down in a booster chair in front of the "emergency exit" door - so he could look outside. Happy camper he was there! He stayed there for a good 15 minutes while we finished dinner. He wouldn't look at us unless we called his name. Don't worry, he was right behind us and we kept watching him - we didn't just leave him by himself. How funny though - "i'll be fine over here just watching what's going on outside." He really is obsessed with the outdoors. If he is crying the minute we walk on the front porch, rain or shine, he is happy. What a cute little boy we have!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Getting So Big!

I can hardly believe our little guy is 8 months old. Where has time gone?? He is growing so fast and is getting such a funny personality! Like father like son - he LOVES the snow. Anytime you say "Walker, where is the snow?" he looks up at the window. Jake taught him how to stand on the couch and look out the window - he could stay there for hours! He is so amazed by it! He is also learing to self feed - he hasn't quite learned how to pick up food with two fingers - he grabs the food in his fist and then tries to eat his fist. We have to show him how to hold it but he should get it soon:) He has also gotten his two top teeth! Well, one is all the way through and the other is just poking out:)We sure do love our little guy! He brings so much joy to our house and his giggle is so hilarious!
Just watching the snow!
Here wer are after his bath. He loves taking a bath - sometimes I end up just as soaked as he is:)
He loves to eat those pinwheels that are baby finger foods - the other day I went to check on him and a piece of one was stuck to his nose!! ha ha!

I had to post this one too!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Pretty Crafty!!

I love making crafts - whether it be sewing, painting, sanding, scrapbooking, or whatever - I love doing it. I love to see the finished product. Some of you might know that Kim and I have a little business, Simply Perfect, that we started a few years ago. Although we haven't done too much with it, we are in the process of getting it off it's feet and hopefully started more full time - rather than just a bunch of great ideas. Or business is a variety of things that we sell such as items we make or purchase from a wholesaler. But my favorite are the items we make. Last week I made this cute apron - well might I add that my mom was the master at sewing it, but I think I can do it with her help:) (Thanks mom your the best!) We had a kitchen shower for Jakes cousin and I thought that an apron would be a great gift!! Her kitchen colors are red and black. What do you think?

Who dosen't want to be stylish in the kitchen? More colors, textures and ruffles to come!! (pardon the smile -how else do you smile while showing off an apron??)

So I need to state that Kim is the BEST CRAFTER EVER! She is the smart one who comes up with all the great ideas! I am sure it helps having a darling little girl, but she made this tutu, wand and princess crown!! Are you kiddin me how cute it is! She made one for my little sister and she is going to have her 1 year old pictures in it!

I am really excited to get our business really going - so watch out for an open house to see all of our designs and fun items that we are going to sell!! We are hoping it will happen in the next few months! We have a lot of great ideas and items to sell! p.s. Kim also designed my blog page for me! She is the best!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


I've been Tagged!!!A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player answers the questions about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog. 10 years ago: I was a Senior in High School. Just enjoying life and hanging out with friends. 5 things on my to-do list today: Go to the grocery store, watch President Hinckley's Funeral, run errands with Jake, clean my house, and last but not least - WATCH THE JAZZ GAME! Snacks I enjoy: Milk Duds, Snaps, cookies, black licorice, and Bit-O-Honeys Things I would do if I were suddenly made a a billionaire: Buy a bigger house, travel, donate to charity, spend money on mine and Jake's family, open a store with Kim to get our business off the ground, and buy a vacation home by a lake or the ocean. (sorry I know that is 6) 3 of my bad habits: 1. Shopping. It really is an addiction. 2. picking my split ends. 3. biting my nails - but my new years resolution is to stop and I think I am doing pretty good! 5 places I have lived: 1. Sandy 2. Holladay 3. Sugarhouse Jobs I have had:1.Wasatch Deli 2. Mrs Fields Cookies 3. Credit Union Service Center 4. New Freedom Mortgage aka First Horizon Home Loans 5. Mom Things people don't know about me: This is a hard one - I think I am a pretty open person!! 1. I DVR Ellen everyday - I love to watch her! 2. I like to watch Hannah Montana! (ha ha!!) 3. I check out everyday! 3. I am very clumsy - I fall A LOT! 4. I am a convert to the church. 5. AND I love to drink heated up Squirt when I have a sore throat. (jake thinks that is so sick!) Gotta love being tagged!! Alrighty your it: Jill, Debby, Ashly, Whitney and Tori