Friday, February 27, 2009

My Very Own Flashback Friday!

Hee Hee... Jen and I had to dig some old photos out for a slideshow at work. I was nominated for Employee of the Year. Very cool. Turns out I didn't win. But I am still cool. :) Anyway, thought I would share these oldies but goodies. I love checking Trish's blog every Friday. I get the biggest kick out of her old photos. Such a cute idea. Now you can giggle at mine. Who knew I would still be rocking the side pony today? Enjoy!

Vintage Hem Giveaway...

My sister is doing a slip giveaway on her blog - check it out! It is for the "Have a Ball" slip - it is ADORABLE and a total must have! Details and directions are on the blog --
Good Luck! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Have you seen Baby Ellie?

Seriously -- Could she be any cuter?! I can't get enough of our little neice Miss Ellie. Our family had four babies in a little over four months -- three boys and a little princess! Cruz and Eliza are only three weeks apart - almost to the day. She is beautiful and I can't wait to watch them all grow up together. Sadly enough -- Ellie has moved to sunny Cali and we don't get to see her nearly enough! I am just looking at these darling photos wishing I could be there to kiss her sweet cheeks! And I can't possibly not mention how much I miss her momma. Tiff is incredible! To watch her blossom as a first time mother has been so amazing. She can do it all and make it look effortless. (I KNOW I was a frazzled chubby mess after my first! :) )She is so gorgeous and I miss her sweet smile and laugh. Tiff can make anyone happy. We definitely feel a void of sunshine in our lives with her a whole two states away! We love your little family and miss you ALL so so so much!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Big Sisters are THE BEST!

Jen is my older sister. My ridiculously talented, incredibly intelligent, unconditionally loving, beautiful sister. I can't even tell you how she came through for me last week. I had to teach my first ZUMBA class on Saturday and then follow it up with a Relief Society lesson in church on Sunday. It was stress like I haven't experienced in a while and she was there for me constantly offering to help! Nevermind that she is 5 months pregnant and already has 3 kids of her own - she was constantly offering to take my kids, she made my lesson handouts, offered some valuable research information, choreographed and danced with me in a basement until the wee hours and was my biggest cheerleader all along the way. She listened to me cry and whine and lifted me with the best pep-talks a girl could ask for. She came and worked it out in my Zumba class and didn't leave when it got to be too much for her pregnant body! Then she totally showed up to hear my lesson on Sunday. I could totally cope with her pretty face and smile in the audience to reassure me! Sounds silly, but I just cry thinking about how much I love her and how grateful I am to have her in my life. Love you Jen!

ps... Side note -- Jason (Jen's husband) was too cute and showed up to ZUMBA too! Jen didn't tell him what he was getting into. He for sure had no idea he was coming to a latin dance class. :) But he totally stayed through warm-up and tried to shake it in a room full of women before politely stepping out. Seriously amazing - I felt so loved! Thanks Jay!

Beautiful Bella

My beautiful Bella had pictures at the Dance Club -- no one clued us in that you could bring a different outfit to be photographed in other than your team sweats... So lo and behold - we were wearing a random tee under our sweats, but doesn't matter -- she is still gorgeous! I know I sound like an overly proud and boastful parent, but maybe I am! I just couldn't love her anymore than I do and I find myself overwhelmed with pride that she is mine. I love watching her dance. She makes me giggle with her sass and booty shaking ability. She loves it as much as I do -- such a dream come true! :) Mac and I are dying that she will be seven in a few short months. We have a SEVEN year old?! How did that happen?! She melts my heart with those light brown eyes and I would do almost anything to make her smile or to hear her laugh...

Friday, February 6, 2009


Tonight on the way home from dinner Bella told me that she thinks I would really like some SPACE BAGS. She proceeded to recite the whole infomercial almost verbatem! Hilarious hearing your six year old say "It protects your clothes from bugs, dirt and water!...You can put them in your drawers, under your bed or in the garage. All you need is any vaccuum with a hose!" So funny! I realize there are a ton on t.v. now-a-days, but this is Bella's personal favorite. :)

Cole on the other hand prefers the Big City Sliders pan. While he doesn't have the exact wording 100% correct from the actual commercial - he can describe it in great detail and is just as hooked as Bella! He can't believe we don't have it and tells me everytime it comes on "Run Mom - you're going to miss it!"