Wednesday, February 3, 2010

He's just cute

This blog is all about bragging, right? He is just cute and I want to share. There isn't anything else going on in life to report. I haven't worked on any projects since the quiet book. Ethan's birthday is on Friday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Quiet Book

I am attempting to make a quiet book for Ethan. Sacrament meeting is a crazy event each week. Hopefully I will be able to finish the book before next Christmas.

This page is one of my favorites because Ethan loves to pretend eat food! On the opposite page I am making a cookie jar to put all of the cookies in.

This page didn't turn out as fun as I was hoping but still a good teaching tool.

The fishing page isn't finished yet - I still need to make the fishing rod. The fish are stored behind the "ocean" and will be hooked by magnet. This was my first page I ever made. I would have done a few things different now that I know alittle better what I am doing.

I am hoping that people will give me more ideas for making quiet book pages! Send your suggestions.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I don't even know where to start...

Actually it isn't that hard to start - not much is really happening. We are just enjoying our lives with Ethan. We had a little photo shoot with Ethan's cousins on the Andrew side of the family. There are only seven of them and one cousin on the way:)

Ethan does smile, just not during photo shoots.
Let's see what else have we done this summer... we played with Grandpa Bryson. Dad is doing really well and we enjoy all of the time we get to spend together. I need to visit more often - I know. I finally had my parents over for Sunday dinner. I was so nervous that the food wouldn't be good enough which is why it took forever for me to have the guts to even have them over.
Ethan and Emron love to ride the four-wheelers around the cabin.

I know we did other things. It takes forever to download pictures and I get bored. Although while I doing this post it reminded me that we took a cruise around Italy this summer and I haven't posted anything about that. That will be my next post when I get the patience to get on blogger!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our growing garden

The little plants are growing. We have transplanted them into larger containers since these photos. Mid-May we will move them to the outside.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have a vegetable garden!

So, Heather and I have decided to plant a vegetable garden this year. We started with seeds and planted them yesterday. I am really excited. We decided to plant corn, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, thyme, green onions, mint and basil.
We have started indoors for now since it is still freezing outside. I will post more pictures as our seedlings begin to grow. Wish me good luck because we are gonna need it! I haven't grown anything before but I think it will be fun to eat food I have grown - but we will see.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Heather's Baby Shower

I had the very fortunate opportunity to help with Heather's baby shower (my sister-in-law - I love her:). I had so much fun with the decorations - I could easily be a party planner - at least the decorating parts - I am not so good with food. I had so much fun!
I decided to do a clothesline of the cute little outfits she already had.
I love coordinating napkins and paper goods and food displays. It's the funnest part. The napkins ended up looking like roses. I hadn't really planned it that way until I got started making them. I wrapped the utensils with the napkins.
Finally - the best/cutest was the diaper cake. I know most people have already seen one before but it was the first one I have made with any great success. So FYI - if anyone is planning a baby shower, let me know because I love planning! It's much more fun planning baby girl showers because it's supposed to be cutesy but boys can be fun too.

A Mom's Right...

His little personality is shining through :) He is so much fun I can hardly stand it. I just really being able to see him grow and learn each day. He recently had his first real haircut. He immediately stopped looking like a baby and became a little boy. I am not sure I am ready for that - but I guess it is coming anyway.
There are never enough binkies for this boy! He has three in his right hand, one in his left and one in his mouth. I think it's an obsession! I usually am lucky to find one binkie at any given time but one night Emron found his stash under his crib - so now we have 5.
Ethan's latest move is lounging! He loves crossing his legs when he sits with us and now he has started putting his hands behind his head just to relax from his very stressful days!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

Apparently it is time for me to update the blog. I have no idea if anyone even reads my blog because I don't ever post. But, in case there is that one person who wants to is the latest.

Happy 1st birthday Ethan! My little baby boy is now one! I can't believe it - it has been the fastest year of my life. Ethan is walking all over the place. More and more teeth keep coming We just got back from Maui with the Andrew family. We had a great time - we took Ethan and it was fun but I don't think he will be joining us next time.

I have a medical question for anyone. My shoulders hurt so bad. I can't sleep and it is difficult for me to rotate my arms or raise them. Typing, etc is getting more difficult. What should I do? I know I need to see a doctor, but who? I have a busted knee too. I am falling apart and I am only 28. That's all for now...I hear Ethan awake.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Second Posting in One Month!

This must be some sort of record. Two postings in one month. I have become so lazy about it and my life so standard that there isn't much to blog about. So we are hoping that Ethan will keep working (on his laptop) and start paying his own way! This kid is expensive. The big expense is his clothing because I insist that he make me look good when we are together! I need all of the help I can get.
My dad celebrated his 75th birthday early this October. I had to prepare the slideshow of his life. It was a lot of work but well worth it. Now I am trying to make copies for everyone in the family.
BTW - could my arms and face look any fatter?
This is Emron's dream come true...Ethan loves the football! Isn't he the cutest?

I know that there is more happening in my life, not much, but alittle more. We now have grass. We have been trying to get grass all summer and it was finally laid a week ago! We love it. Finally our house doesn't look like a construction site. Well, I hear Ethan stirring awake from his nap. I better run - talk to everyone soon.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I don't have anything to say. I just wanted to update my blog background and post a little comment. I am up at my cabin right now looking at the mountains...snow on top and autumn trees all over. It is so beautiful. I greatly enjoyed conference, although I will have to reread the talks so I can remember them all.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mountains & Maui

I feel like every time I blog I have to start by saying that I h
aven't blogged in eons. I think all should just accept that I won't be blogging more than once a month if that! Let's shoot for once a quarter! 

My family decided to go camping in the mountains above Cedar City, Utah over Labor Day weekend. This was Ethan's first camping trip. Ethan was wonderful and slept fairly well. It rained a lot, but we were in a motorhome so we were high and dry! This weekend was my first attempt to cook for my family and I think everyone enjoyed the meals. 

It was so fun to dress Ethan. I had so much fun shopping for him and dressing him. Camping is all about the clothes!
This is at Cedar Breaks. I love our little family. 

This was my first zipline adventure on Maui. It was a lot of fun, not as scary as I thought it would be. 

I don't even know if I am in this picture, but you get the picture!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Stupidity Costs $70

So...a funny and sadly true story. When we moved into our house in December the water had been shut off in the house to prevent the pipes from freezing. Well, we moved in and turned the water on to the house and in the basement there are a few levers that go to the outside hose faucets. We turned those on and water would start pouring into the basement. We figured it was a broken pipe and shut that water off. Since we didn't need water outside until we had a yard we figured we would just wait until Summer to fix it. Right now we are having our yard put in and they needed to test the sprinklers. Emron said we needed to have a plumber come and fix the pipe first. I call a plumber and they came out that morning. I took them down into the basement and showed them how the water comes into the house. We turn the knob and water starts pouring into the basement - then the plumber turns another knob just below it and the water stops! It was just a drain they installed so they could remove all the water from the house when it was vacant! The company charges $70 just to come to the house - so that was my $70 down the drain! I told the plumber that he could go in his truck and laugh at me for paying him to turn a knob! I felt like and idiot.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ethan's First 4 Wheeler Ride with Daddy

This is Ethan's 1st four wheeler ride with his daddy! We are ashamed that he is already 5 months old and this was his first ride. We had a great few days at Indianola riding and playing over the 4th of July weekend.We finally upgraded our camera to a Nikon digital SLR. Most of that info I don't understand myself, but the camera is really big and takes great pictures and takes pictures REALLY fast so I can catch all of Ethan's cute expressions! We love it!

We believe that is picture is proof that Ethan will be a great priesthood holder...he can sleep sitting up! Emron usually holds Ethan at night and Ethan will be awake one second then I ask Emron if he is still awake and he has totally zonked out.

This is Ethan's cousin Boede. You can see that they are opposites in appearance but both LOVE to eat their hands! Boede is almost one year old and Ethan is 5 months!

We have started feeding Ethan rice cereal. We tried a few weeks ago but he didn't like it so much. But a few nights ago we tried it again and he really like it. This is the result...a messy messy face, but so cute.

We are all doing very well and enjoying the summer. Ethan is started to venture into the swimming to come.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Baby Blessing, Camelback, Father's Day, & Stuff

All of these pictures are of Ethan and Emron. I still do not look good enough to be in pictures yet. I haven't lost any weight. I love food. At any rate, enjoy the pictures. For Father's Day on Saturday we had a BBQ at my in-laws and played bacci, croquet and wally ball. Ethan got to lay outside and play with a few toys. He is such a happy boy!
Ethan chillin' in our chair playing with his toys!. This was the first time he wore shoes! So cute!
Daddy and Ethan in his first swimsuit. This year at Camelback was the coldest I have ever witnessed. It was in the 60's most of the trip. I didn't even get in the pool once! Emron did treat me to a facial at the spa - which was so wonderful.

Ethan's Baby Blessing day, May 4, 2008. We took forever to bless him, but General Conference and bad weather held us back. Emron said a beautiful blessing and Ethan was happy and quiet. We had all of our family over to our house to celebrate.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Long Time No Post!

I have not been a very good blogger recently. I can't remember what has happened is a cute picture of Ethan. When I have nothing else to say, I can always post about my sweet baby pie.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Memory Lane - Childhood Choreography

I was listening to Color Me Badd on Darci's blog and it totally reminded me that when we were kids (Darci, Jamie & I - yes I am ratting you out!) we would make up dances in my room or garage. I recall some choreography to Red Red Wine, Cherry Oh Baby, and All For Love. We were so geeky cool! I know there are a ton of other embarrassing childhood secrets that I will reveal on occasion when my life is a little slow!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Photo Update

There are several events taht have occured - none of which I have blogged about so this is an all-in-one posting. Emron had to work in California and I got to spend time with Darci and Gwen. It was our first family trip and Ethan did great in the car. Darci was a wonderful host and we had a great time!
Aaron, Emron's brother, got married this last Friday to an amazing person - Heather. She and I get a long like sisters. I am so happy for them both! They live in the house just behind us and we do just about everything together! I love it!
This is my cute boy - just thought I would throw this in.

Ashley, Emron's sister, just returned from a semester abroad in New Zealand. This is her first meeting with her newest nephew. She was excited to meet him before Mindy did!
These are my two favorite people...I love you both! Ready for church≥
This was a picture of when I hosted my first dinner at my new house. It was for Easter. I had 13 people and it worked perfectly. I love sitting around our table sharing our thoughts on Easter.
I am sure other things have happened and I will get to them when I remember.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ode to my sweetheart!

Emron's new book is being released on April 30th! You can find it at most major bookstores like Barnes and Noble. He co-authored the book with his dad, Doug Andrew and brother, Aaron Andrew. I just wanted to share my excitement with everyone and congratulate Emron for his hard work and dedication to this project. I am so proud of him. He has spent many many hours creating this book and it's associated web links. I am so impressed with his creative capabilities and love him so much! A few years ago he developed a software program. I am amazed at the hard work and long hours he puts in. He deserves the success he has seen. I love you Emron!

Twilight Series

I am a huge Twilight book series fan and I thought I should post some info about the upcoming fourth novel, Breaking Dawn, release date August 2, 2008! I am so excited. When I start reading these books everything else falls by the wayside - laundry, eating, sleeping, cleaning, bathing. Also the movie Twilight will be released December 12, 2008! The kid who played Cedric Diggory is going to play Edward - not a bad choice. Check out this link to see the list and pictures of characters/actors.

I am going to start reading the series again - so if I don't call you you will know why!