Monday, November 28, 2011

Decorating the house!

I wish I could say that I have this amazing eye for decorating. The truth is I struggle. I have never been much into putting a lot of time, energy or $$ into making things look beautiful. {I wish} Hopefully someday. I love a beautifully decorated home. Right now I am all about being functional. I know LAME!! That is me.. functional and practical. So when it comes to Christmas decorations..we keep it pretty simple. Just enough to invite the spirit of Christmas, but I don't over do it! Wish I could claim these pictures.. but these are how Max sees our house.. well.. and about 100 other pictures. He may have gotten a little carried away taking pictures.


Promise.. promise.. I won't blog every single scouting adventure. Look at this face. My Max is a crack up. He took the photo of himself all by himself. He decided to work on his "photography" merit badge.

There is seriously never a dull moment at this house. {Never} I know I will miss it some day.. so I do try my best to soak in all the chaos! Here is his story in photos!



Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Conley day!

Without fail, I laugh every single time I write.. say.. or think... "Conley." For the first 2 years of Jon and Alyssa's marriage I thought my sister's last name was Connelly. . Ha! We had a good laugh we when both put it together. I will probably still be laughing in 50 years. Anyway.. Big day for the Conley's. Big day for this little guy! So much fun to be apart of Jaxson's blessing day. He is such a cute guy!
I can't believe I didn't get a picture of the little family. I guess this one will have to work. Congrats you two! Beautiful blessing ~ beautiful day!
Me and my cute sister, Alyssa.

Just had to throw in a sissy/mom picture.. All the Utah girlies!

Kind of love that it was at my house. We got to sneak in a little extra time without feeling like we were intruding. This so happened to be the day that my kids decided they wanted to maul Jaxon with lots and lots of love!! Too much fun watching my babies {I know... they aren't babies} hold babies! They are babies!! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Congrats to Grandpa Barrett and Lorraine ~

I have been so blessed in my life to have lived near all my grandparents at one point or another. And even better to have their influence in my life and in my children's lives. SUCH. A. BLESSING. I just love my Grandpa Barrett. I really do think the world of him. I have learned so many valuable lesson watching him over the years. Lorraine seems to be a pretty special lady too. I was so excited to hear that they were going to be sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. Tim and I were able to witness the sealing of Grandpa and Lorraine. What a special event and a privilege to be there with them. We excited for the both of you and the new adventures that are ahead! Congratulations!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Tim's birthday often times gets overshadowed by all the excitement of the holidays. He is always such a good sport about it. Tim's Birthday was Friday.. we got around to celebrating his birthday on Sunday. {sorry babe} And to top it off.. while we were enjoying his birthday dinner.. he was out wondering the neighborhood with a little boy looking for his parents {he had been lost for hours!!}. That gives you just an inkling of what kind of a guy Tim is.

Tim went out the morning of his birthday.. I can't for the life of me remember where he went, but he was out. While he was out.. the kids made big signs.. that now hang in our garage.. These signs let him know how much they care about him. .. and they really do love him so much. Tim is such an amazing dad!! He takes that job very seriously!! His priorities are; 1. His God. 2. His Family! And his kids know it!! He takes time to be in the moment with them... each and every one of them. To read with them. To help with homework. To work with them. To play with them.. {sometimes too much :)} To create memories. He is such an amazing man and such a huge support to me. I am so blessed to have a family with Tim. I love you! I hope you had a great Birthday.

Temple Square

children's museum * lights * olive garden * "give the poor guy some money!" {alexander} * lights * parking and re-parking * freeze your bum * jumps at crosswalks * Lola "dead" on the couch * tradition * 2010 * 2009 * 2008 * 2007 *

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving.

Gobble gobble.. We usually go to the Watson's for Thanksgiving. This year they took off to the east coast. That left us to our own thanksgiving.. We were planning on just doing our own little thing and slowly our party grew. Wahoo!! I love me a party!!
I found this fun craft on pinterest. So cute. I didn't get the feathers painted.. but it didn't stop the girlies from having fun..

Dinner.. yum.. everyone chipped in.. I am all about stress free.. I made what I would normally make for my family.. and everyone added to it.. so it ended up being a feast.
This is my very favorite fruit salad. YUM!! I can't ever make it as good as my mom does.. glad she was able to make it for us.
I branched out this year. {YIKES!}

I am usually terrified of yeast.. But I decided to make homemade rolls this year.. and.. and.. they turned out amazing. Why did I ever purchase rolls before?? You have a party... I'll bring the rolls. :)

I heart this guy.. Whip cream anyone??

My big boy!! He is full of personality. I have no idea what he is doing here.. but it makes me laugh!

Cousin time..

My beautiful momma.


Grandma.. Love this lady.. So grateful she was able to spend thanksgiving with us.

Two of my favorite boys..

Brooke and I put together this fun little craft.. The kids had a blast with it!

We got a surprise visit that evening.. not the best picture.. but we wanted to include them in our very fun day. Thanks for stopping by..

So much to be grateful for. So blessed. Happy Thanksgiving..