Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Infamous Scowl

Has been passed on and is now perfected by my two sweet girls.
 Baby Ella 2008
Baby Ashlynn 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Eight Months

Ashlynn is almost eight months old now.  Where does time go!?!  So I thought I would go through some old pics to see where the munchkins compare in looks again.  Not very interesting to most people, but kinda fun for me.
 Ella ~ 8 Months
 Cameron ~ 8 Months
Ashlynn ~ 8 Months

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday!

We celebrated Andrew's birthday a few days ago with some Angry Bird cupcakes.
Happy Birthday Honey!  
We love you so much. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Living Room Inspiration

I've been feeling blah about my living room lately.  I've had an idea of what I wanted and I've gathered a few pieces, but nothing has really come together quite like I was hoping for.  So this morning while my children were blissfully playing outside and I was blissfully catching up on a few blogs I came across Erin's House of Turquoise blog.  And lo and behold what was her post on today?  None other than this gorgeous living room from Cassity at Remodelaholic and Roeshel at the DIY Showoff.  Both of whose blogs I read and love.  I was so excited.  It's exactly what I've been envisioning and just haven't been able to put together.  And lucky for me the pieces that I've been collecting are pretty similar to what they've used.  Holy heck, how often does that happen!?!  Not very often I tell ya.  Anywho, I'm pretty excited because I have motivation to finish up my living room again and I think the only thing I need to get is a little bit of red paint.  Agh, I'm excited!  Time to get to work.  We have family visiting next weekend and then again the following week, so there's my motivation.
 I love the pops of red and turquoise.

 I'm loving the wood crate end table... and these lamps, well mine aren't the exact same, but they are the turquoise glass and the shape is the same and the lamp shade is the same.  I knew I wasn't going to regret buying those.
 I'm definitely a fan of the beachy theme.  We've got the same sort of theme going on at our home.
I love everything about this room!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Our Little Dancer

Ella has been taking a little six week dance class and absolutely loving it.  She was a little shy the first class, which was surprising because the class is with all of her little girlfriends, but after the first ten minutes or so, she was totally into it.  I even went and found her some tap shoes and leotard to go with her tutu.  When this is over we just might have to enroll her in a dance class.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fourth of July Weekend

We had a great weekend!  We got to spend lots of time together as a family.  Saturday was a busy day working around the house and running errands.  Sunday was a typical day, lots of meetings for Andrew and church in the afternoon.  That night we sat in the front yard and watched fireworks while visiting with neighbors.  Ella and Cameron were pretty excited to stay up late watching fireworks, but they were even more excited to have a campout under the stars with their daddy.
 We started the day off with some red and white striped pancakes.
 Then we lounged around all morning watching cartoons and netflix.
 After that we played "tackle daddy".
 After a day of lounging we went to IHOP for dinner.  Isn't she cute?

 She is a total daddy's girl.

 I love this little guy.
Cameron thought it was pretty funny to take his crayons for a swim. 
After dinner we had a summer storm and got this pretty rainbow.
 We also did a little bike riding.
 Cameron really likes Ella's bike...
And so his bike usually sits like this or Ella rides it if she is willing to share her bike with her brother.
 Ashlynn loves to watch her big brother and sister.

 My boys.
 Once it got dark we had a neighborhood fireworks show with some great friends.
 Ooh, aah...
Ashlynn even enjoyed watching them. 
 It was pretty cool to watch since aerial fireworks are legal now. 
 Our show lasted for about an hour and a half and we still didn't get through all the fireworks that everyone brought.
 Good thing July 24th (Pioneer Day - a Utah holiday) is right around the corner.
Thanks for an awesome show guys.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Let's Wrap Up Our California Trip... Part Two

For the second week of this trip we spent time with Andrew's family.  We got to spend some time with grandma and grandpa, great-grandma, Uncle Zach, Auntie Em, Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Polin.  Then we made our way to the OC to see Uncle Keith, Aunt Vanessa and baby Morgan, our first cousin on this side of the family.  We spent a couple days there and then headed to Santa Monica where Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Polin got married.  They had a beautiful wedding and Ella loved Aunt Polin's princess dress.  We would have loved to have stayed for more of the reception, but to say that Ella and Cameron were done with the day and having a meltdown would be an understatement.  On Sunday we were finally able to just relax and enjoy some time at grandma and grandpa's before heading home on Monday.
 Lots of bike riding.
 Ella has gotten really good on her bike this year.
 Lots of bath time.  Bath time is sort of Grandma and Grandpa's thing... I don't understand why they like it so much, but it works out great for me.
 Look at that super cute girl.
 Checking out the water.
 Uncle Keith & Ella, Daddy & Cameron - Cameron did not enjoy the pool.
 Oh good, Andrew's driving again.
 Welcome to California.  Ugh, I hate traffic.
 So does Ella apparently.
 She also likes to take pictures.  Hmm... Christmas present maybe?
 Ella and Aunt Polin
 Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Polin
 Ella and Daddy
Ashlynn and Grandpa 
 Cameron was exhausted.
 Stretching our legs in Baker.
 Hello Nevada... 
 We played in Henderson for a while.  This was a great little park we found.
The kids had a lot of fun. 
Arizona... not much to see there. 
It's good to be back home.  We missed you Utah. 
Roxy really missed up too.  She got to stay at Great Grandma and Grandpa's and play with her BFF Pepper.  Thanks for watching her grandma and grandpa.