Saturday, January 31, 2009

Freezer Paper Stenciling

This was my first attempt, after seeing the tutorial here. My friend had a baby and named her Ruby. I give you onesies a la Ruby:

(Pretty sure I think I'm more clever than I really am.)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Christmas Recap

Ya ya - it's almost Feb. This is for me, not for you.

Neighbor Treats:
Caramel corn:

Mulling Spices

Opening Presents Christmas Morning:

We Drove To Utah

Farmington, NM.

(Adult video store with billboard in parking lot that says "Jesus is watching you!)

AJ's First Snowman

Snow makes it a little bright - this is as far as she would open her eyes:

Cousins, AJ & Eisley

He has a way with children:

Temple Square


AJ & Aunt Cici


Noice-canceling earphone, not an ode to Princess Leia


AJ & Grandpa Nielsen

AJ & Uncle Paul

The end.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Nine years ago today. Time flies. We are heading here

for dinner tonight to celebrate. Love you honey!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What I Think About Girl Scouts...

and their cookies.

Back Again

I've been out of town again. I seriously just want to be in my own house and not even go outside for a week. That said, we had a good trip. AJ and I went back to Utah for my Grandfather's funeral. Everything went well and we spent some good time with family. But as I am a creature of routine, I was glad to be home. And imagine my glee when I discovered I won the giveaway from Mindi at Word To Your Mother. I can't believe I won. I rarely enter giveaways. Check out my sweet loot!

This girl is CRAZY funny and has some mad blog skills. I'm sure you all read her regularly, but if you don't, get on the wagon now. And empty your bladder before doing it - I speak from experience.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So Sweet

My MIL sent me this cute clip. What's better than a great friend, really?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Word Of The Year - QUALITY

Since I can't keep using Simplify every year (although I am still simplifying more and more) I have decided that my word for this year is QUALITY. I want to be a QUALITY friend, a QUALITY citizen, a QUALITY wife and mother, spend QUALITY time with my husband and daughter, cook QUALITY food, do a QUALITY job when I clean my house, and all around just be a QUALITY person. For this year, I am putting the best of everything I am into everything I do. I believe this results in a QUALITY life, and who doesn't want that?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Tunesday: I'm BAAAA-AAACK

After 11 days in Utah, I am back. We had a great time with family, but are glad to be home sweet home. And it's a new year?! When did that happen? So, since all you flubber-butts (myself not excluded from this elite club) have no doubt made resolutions to start hitting the gym again, here's my latest workout playlist to get the blood pumping, and a little inspiration:

This or this? It's up to you.

(Really, I just wanted to use that picture again - ha!) Happy sweating!

I Don't Care by Fall Out Boy (How can you NOT workout to this song?!)
Womanizer by Britney Spears
You Know My Name by Christ Cornell
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor by Arctic Monkeys
Be Yourself by Audioslave
Without You by Hinder
Hot N Cold by Katy Perry
Geek In The Pink by Jason Mraz
Summer Hair = Forever Young by The Academy Is
Single Ladies by Beyonce