Friday, December 28, 2012

Self Portraits

Someone got a hold of my phone and went a little crazy...

 Cade requested to take pictures of a "Happy Mommy" and a "Sad Mommy"
 Found these of Carson a few days later.  Funny boys.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Color Run

 I'm not the...hey let's just go run miles and miles for FUN...kinda gal.  Not even a little bit.  But I will get my rear moving for something fun like this.  The Color Run came to Boise the weekend before Halloween.  So it was cold.  I wanted to drop out...because I'm wimpy like that.  But I didn't.  We got there bright and early ready to run.  I'm so glad we did this!  It was wild and crazy and FUN (despite the whole running part!).  It will most definitely be happening again.
 Skittle 1 and Skittle 2

Breakfast downtown at Addie's afterward.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christy's Shower

My dear friend Christy will be welcoming her 1st GIRL in about 2 weeks!!!  I still can't believe it.  She has 3 boys so this baby girl will be surrounded by lots of brotherly love...mud, bugs, trucks, more mud, weapons, super heroes, and more mud!  Her life is gonna be blessed, to say the least.  I am beyond excited for their family.  It was the perfect opportunity to throw a party...and you better believe it was gonna be all things girly!  I had a so much fun and it turned out great.
I centered the decor around three pictures that Christy has for her nursery.  Vintage paper dolls.  I am so in love with them.

 Cupcakes by the amazing Cake Lady, Stephanie.  They were delish.

 I have to give credit where it is due.  My mom came to my rescue and hooked me up with all of her dishes and pearls...they couldn't have been more perfect.  Thanks Mom.

 And a few of the guests.  We didn't quite catch them all on camera...Dang.
 Christy with Robyn

 Her beautiful Mother
 Her Grandmother

Now.  Let's take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we?  I met Christy I believe in 2006...I remember being introduced to her and Jason at church when they were first investigating the church and shaking their hands.  Shortly after that, we got together.  Our first outing with the Huszars was to Bogus Basin snowboarding.  Oh we were so young & FREE then.  Sometimes I forget what it was like before children!  That night was the start to one of my most cherished of friendships.  Shortly after, I became pregnant with the twins and she was my biggest cheerleader.  She would stop by at my work to visit and was the first to ask how I was doing.  Then, at 24 weeks, I was put on bedrest in the hospital.  Christy was there with me every week.  Every week!  She made sure to call me regularly, delivered TCBY to my room, threw me a surprise shower in the hospital, and came to listen as I cried.  Christy was one of my greatest blessings at that time.  I will never forget it and am forever touched and grateful for her love.
 While I was in the hospital, Christy became pregnant with her first child Emery.  Our boys were born 6 months apart.  This is me and Christy at her shower for Emery.  I think Carson and Cade were 3 months old or so.
I LOVE this woman!!!!!  She is strong, compassionate, fun, & faithful.  These last 6 years we have shared so much.  She is always there for me.  Always!  Right after one of our failed IVF attempts, guess who showed up at my in hand and tears in her eyes.  Just what I needed.
And we are experiencing one of the greatest and hardest of life experiences together...raising our children.  I can't wait to hold baby Ellie.  I get emotional thinking about it.  Thank you Christy for being the greatest!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Dress up in our home is, well, an every day occurrence.  The build-up to Halloween has been taking place for the last 6 months!  These boys keep our days exciting.  As I type, they are out riding bikes in costume. 
Behold the turtles.  Halloween costume when they were 11 months old!

 Buddy Bear from preschool even got in on the action.  He is now Woody Bear.

This year's costumes.  It's Buzz and Woody!!!  They were the perfect pair and have played together like this for 2 months straight.  Really.  Cade went to Home Depot as Woody a few weeks ago and walked around tipping his hat saying, "Howdy" to everyone he passed.  In fact, one of his spurs fell off there and a sweet lady, who happened to know Shane from a job way back when, called us up later that night to tell us they were keeping it nice and safe until we were able to pick it up.  Tender Mercy people!

We carved pumpkins with the boys.  A first for them.  It was so fun.  I also roasted all our pumpkin seeds this year.  A first for me.  Worth the work.  They were YUM!

We went to 2 little parties, the Monday and Tuesday before Halloween, and dressed up with friends.  Happy Halloween from Harry and Hermione!
Our sweet little friend Ruby dressed up as Jesse.  She was darling and joined the boys for trick or treating.
Her parents even jumped on the bandwagon.  Matt and Tiffany as Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head!
We were also joined by the Huszar Gang!!  Emery and Carson picked out their costumes separately.  Great minds think alike!  So we had 2 Buzzes.  Cade kept saying as they would leave each house, "C'mon 2 Buzzes!"  They were so cute.

The four older boys.  Owen as a Nascar Racer!
Hope your Halloween was as fun as ours and that you too are gaining 20 pounds from the endless candy!