Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Shoes for $2.08

I am not crafty. At. All. Scrapbooking makes me want to vomit, I try to avoid sewing as much as I possibly can, really I don't have an artsy bone in my body. But when I saw this on my friend, Mari's blog, I thought, "I can do that!" And because Adam was at a campout with the scouts this weekend, I had time to. So I did. And I have to say, I am feeling pretty darn good about it. I was able to transform a nasty old pair of black flats into shoes that I will actually wear. And it only cost me the price of the fabric to cover the shoes--$2.08. Now I am on the hunt for clearance shoes so that I can mod podge up some more cute flats!

Try it--it's fun!! And if I can do it, anyone can!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Twins

But quite obviously brothers, wouldn't you say? I hear SO OFTEN how my boys look identical. These pictures are of each of them at 10 months. There are some definite similarities, but I think this proves that they are not clones!

Ty is the dishwasher baby and McKay is the laundry baby. Don't you love how I am teaching them young how to do chores? :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birthday Photos

I mentioned that Friday was Adam's birthday--here is the photo evidence. I sacrificed my morning run and got up early instead to make Adam a big breakfast before he left for work. It was nice to take a break from the treadmill!!
When he returned home from work, he opened presents from his parents and from the boys and me. Ty was a pretty good helper, too.

"New basketball shoes!"
Modeling his new Under Armor jacket

Then we went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse and had Coldstone's Strawberry Passion ice cream cake. It was tasty!
Happy 29th, Adam! You better enjoy your last year of being "young!" Next year is the big THREE-O!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Beautiful Day of Peace and Rest?

I don't think so.

*To preface this, I just want to say that this is not intended to be read as a narcissistic, we-are-so-righteous post. I understand things could be a LOT more hectic. Take for instance, my sister-in-law Angie, whose 30-year-old husband happens to be the bishop, which necessitates her caring for their FIVE small children basically single-handedly. I get it. Well, ok, I don't really get it. But I know that it could be worse. I am just saying that for us, it was a pretty wild day.

That being said, this is what happened in our family yesterday:

6:45 AM: Adam leaves to the Church to fill in for the YM President for the 7 AM Ward Council meeting.
7:00 AM: I get up to begin the task of getting myself and two small boys ready for 9 AM church.
9:00-ish: We arrive at church.
9:00-Noon: Church. During which, I might add, I was spontaneously called up in Sacrament Meeting to bear my testimony about missionary work. I felt like it might happen, so it didn't completely blindside me, but it was slightly unnerving, none the less.
12:10 PM: I find Adam after church to pass off the kids to him so that I can attend my 12:15 ward missionary meeting. He informs me he has to do some sort of a project with the scouts. It shouldn't be more than half an hour. The kids go to my meeting with me.
1:00 PM: I head home with the kids. Adam says he doesn't have time to go home b/c he has to print out some stuff for the prospective elder class he teaches at 1:30.
1:00-2:00 PM: I get the kids lunch, dinner goes in the crock pot, and put the kids down for naps.
1:30-2:45 PM: Adam teaches prospective elder class.
2:00-2:30 PM: I make cookies for Adam to take to his youth fireside.
2:30-4:00 PM: I do missionary visits. The neighbors across the street come over to stay with the kids while they nap. LIFESAVER!
3:00-4:30 PM: Adam does three home-teaching visits.
4:30-5:30 PM: We prepare dinner together, and laugh about how wild our day has been so far!
5:30-7:30 PM: We have the Birds, a family that has recently moved into our ward, over for dinner. (SO fun by the way! We have a lot in common--I think we will be good friends!)
7:00-9:00 PM: Adam attends youth fireside.
7:30-8:30 PM: I get the boys ready and down for bed (late).
8:30 PM: I am appalled at the state of my house after such a busy day and begin the enormous task of washing mountains of dishes and cleaning up all the toys left behind by the boys.
10:00 PM: The house is clean, we are exhausted, we decide to call it a night. Monday has never looked so good!

Friday, February 19, 2010

While Mac was Sleeping...

Ty played in the snow!

And he enjoyed hot chocolate when we got back in. YUM!

Today I braved the cold and went outside. I know, shocking, right? My purpose was twofold. In writing this, I am going to reveal how bad of a mother I am. I have NEVER taken Ty out to play in the snow. Ever. I hate the cold and always think up some excuse why I can't go out and play with him. So today was his first time really playing in the snow. I taught him how to make snowballs, which he thought was amazing. He ran around and basically had a blast. And you know what? It didn't kill me either.
The other reason I went out was because today is Adam's birthday and I thought I would be the good wife and shovel the driveway for him. I guess there is a first time for everything! (And yes, I have shoveled snow before. I grew up in Michigan, remember? I just mean I have never shoveled our driveway until today.)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy V-Day, from our house to yours!

These boys own my heart! The only trouble is, they know it and use it to their advantage!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Five Years Ago Today...

...Adam put a ring on my finger, and he went from being my "friend" to being my fiancee. It has been a FUN five years!! I really like this guy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sick, sick, sick

That pretty much sums up our lives lately! Two weeks ago, McKay had RSV (again!!). Last week, he had an ear infection. Yesterday, I woke up feeling pretty nauseous. I chalked it up to the fact that it was my first Sunday fasting in about a year and a half, and my body just wasn't used to it. About halfway through church, though, I felt SICK. I went home and slept for almost 4 hours, and that helped some. I felt pretty cruddy still, though. Then last night, Ty was up throwing up all night long. Poor little kid. I think he and I probably just got a stomach flu or something. I am praying McKay does not catch it, too. Mostly, I am just ready for my family to be healthy again!