Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red, White & Blue Wreath

The other weekend I found a super cute wreath when I was blogging around, and decided that it was perfect for the patriotic holidays coming up; so Erin and I had a craft day.  Sorry I can't remember what blog it was on but we did take some along the way pics.

Start off choosing your fabric and cutting them into larger or smaller squares using pinking shears for a frilly edge. 

You'll also need a styrofoam wreath and small screw driver or wooden skewer (just something small and round)  Take your fabric and poke it into the wreath in any pattern you like.

Then... ta-da, you're done!
I think this would be super cute for a fun spring floral wreath, you could even make some of those cute little flowers that everyone is making and use those to embellish.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Baby Prep

Kyle and I have got our hands full of projects this summer.  One of the biggest on the list is getting our little mans room ready for his arrival at the end of this summer. 

We got our crib ordered and it arrived a few weeks ago which made it #1 on our to do list.  Kyle got it all set up in no time.

Memorial Day weekend all the boys were busy with little projects an trips so my Mom and I headed out to find some fabric for Tyce's bedding (ps we've decided to name him Tyce)  We searched high and low from Bountiful to Taylorsville but we finally found just what I wanted.

Now it's onto painting, faux wainscoting and all the finishing touches; i'll be sure to post before and after pictures when and if we finally ever get there. 

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Kyle and I just celebrated our three year anniversary on the 2nd.  I can't believe that it has been that long already, I have no idea where the time went.  

We didn't have much planned for the night of.  Kyle had a soft ball game and it was a work night so we decided that we'd just celebrate over the weekend.  He did surprise me though, I came hope to a spotless house with a fresh vase of flowers that night, which was delightful.  I didn't even have to cook, we just called up good ol' Papa Johns, ate and headed out.

That following Saturday we went to SLC to catch a Bee's game and ate at the Red Iguana.  It was a way fun night, we just enjoyed each others company.  It's funny that after all this time we can still carry on a long conversation with one another about anything and everything.

I don't know if you know this, but my husband is the best there is, it's true.  It's amazing to me how much we have been able to grow together and to see the man that he has become.  I love to see all these new attributes in him every day now that the Baby is on that way that I never knew he had.  I am ecstatic to be his wife and to be a mother to our children, and cant wait for our new adventures as parents with one another.  I'm sure it's going to be entertaining to say the least.  

Eternity here we come!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Kyle and I recently returned from our vacation lovingly dubbed our Babymoon  It was our last big hurah before our little man makes it here.  We'll still enjoy this summer and every other here after to it's fullest but we don't foresee any tropical gallivanting in our near future with our new addition on the way.

We have been looking forward to this vacation for over a year and a half.  We booked it in January of 2009, the opportunity to be some of the first people to be on Royal Caribbeans new ship was too good to pass up.  The new ship was amazing.  It's the largest cruise ship there is out of any fleet.  It had a promenade for shopping like most cruise ships but it also has a central park where there is more shopping, dinning, trees and tropical foliage; boardwalk with more shopping and carousel; outdoor aqua theatre where they have a live dive show; they also have two flow riders which the boys basically lived on while we were at sea.

We left out of Ft. Lauderdale so we decided it would be fun to arrive in Florida a few days early to enjoy the war, weather and get the vaca started of right.  We had a full day to spend before we left on the ship so we decided we had to head down to South Beach.  We got directions and headed out, when we made it there we drove around for quite a while trying to find a parking spot.  Finally, we found one a few blocks up from the beach so we took the most direct route straight onto the beach.  We walked right up to a stand that rented umbrellas and chairs and got set up basically where we walked onto the beach.  We all sat down and started to lotion up; as we looked around we noticed that there were a lot of men wearing those tight little European numbers.  We figured that most of them were foreign since we couldn't understand a word they were saying.  As we walked out into the water I noticed as we passed everyone that there were really only men... hmmm.  The boys were a little ahead of Erin and I so I turned to her and said "Erin, the boys are going to freak but I think we might be on a gay beach, did you notice that there were like all guys when we walked down?"  She laughed and turned towards the beach, she laughed again a little harder and then proceeded to point out to me that sure enough.... there were two rainbow flags on the beach about 100 feet away from one another and our stuff was set up right smack dab in the middle of it all.  So there we were, two hetero married (pegnant) Mormon couples from Utah in the middle of the only gay section of the beach to be found in like 10 miles of beautifully pristine beach to choose from.  Go figure. (that's our funny story for the trip)

We basically just beached it the whole time we were out at our three stops Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.  It was great to just sit back and relax even though I wasn't able to get an even tan with the whole not being able to lay on my tummy thing. 


Now it's onto summer with all the projects and baby preparation.