Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Taylor got a new bike for Christmas. She loves going for bike rides around the block. We still have to push her up the hills, but she said, "Mom, I think I am starting to build muscles, so I won't need you to push me anymore!" She says some pretty random but funny things. Hopefully she will soon learn how to ride it without the training wheels!
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Meet our pet Cinderella ( I bet you can guess who named her!) Cinderella was adopted on January 25, 2011. We just adore her, she is a tri-color Guinea pig. Her face is black, her belly is white and the end half of her body is a carmel color. I would say she is kind of cute! She loves it when Taylor holds her and plays with her in the hall way.

Cinderella even loves to eat Cucumber right out of your hand. When we let her run around she always seems to end up finding Taylor's lap. We are glad to have her in our family!


For Mother's Day I had asked Mark for a sewing machine, why on Earth would you want a sewing machine.. You have never used one, your right I have never used one, it is time to start! So on my birthday I decided I was going to make my first quilt. I love the color GREEN! It is such a bright and cheerful color. I went to a local fabric store in town and found a quilt they had hanging up. I fell in love with it. It was lime green, black and white. I had to have it, so I bought the material and was on my merry way. Little did I know all the work that was involved in making a quilt. It took me awhile to find how I wanted my pattern to look, after I had it all sewed together I took it back to the local fabric store where I had them QUILT the quilt! I then bought a bright green fabric fro the binding. I hand stiched the binding, so don't look to close or you will see my flaw! I think mine turned out better than the actual one I found in the store!

Now, I want to make another one a king size quilt! We will see what happens!
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Taylor's Tinkerbelle Room

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Christmas 2010




We had a wonderful Christmas this year! My dear sweet husband gave me and Ipad fro Christmas, I must admit that I am addicted to this wonderful toy! I am sorry to my family for neglecting them while I spend hours of time reading, playing words with friends and running my bakery and my smurf village!

Mark was lucky enough to get a new xbox and a new recliner ( Oh, when I am not sitting in it playing with my IPAD!)

Taylor was super suprised to see she had recieved a bike and a kitchen. Not one but 2 kitchens. Santa brought her one and Grandma Karen gave her a Tinkerbelle Talking Cafe, which she loves. I still have to take a picture of her all dressed up for Tea Time with Tinkerbelle! I promise to have a picture soon!

We are Thankful for all the wonderful family that we were able to spend Christmas with and are hoping next year we might be able to spend it with Mark's family! We will see what happens.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Where did 2010 go?

I didn't expect that year to go by so fast, or to let my blog fall behind. My friend Tara, told me I had to update it so she could keep in touch and see what is going on with our lives! All sorts of family members will be happy to see I have updated and added some pictures! Lets see if I can remember what has happened this past year!

January- was my last post, we had Mark's mom in town for his 27th birthday! We had a wonderful dinner straight out of the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook! Love her food and love her!

February- Well in the last post I posted some of the cute crafts I made. Not much happened, well, maybe it's because I can't remember.


March- Celebrated St. Patrick's Day, started working on cute spring crafts. Which I will have a few pictures posted somewhere in this post.

April- Started working out at the gym, doing The Biggest Loser competition at Desert Palms Fitness center. I had lots of motivation, I don't know where it all went. I ended up losing 9 inches across my body and 7 lbs.

May- Desiree got married and chose me to be her Matron of Honor, and what an honor it was to be a part of her wedding. I made a jacket for her to wear, she bought the jacket and I put Mrs. Beacham on the back. Super Cute! I also ran a 5 K, completing it in 39.22! It was at midnight so nice and cool outside. I feel like this is the best shape I have been in awhile.



June- I celebrated my 26th birthday! We didn't do much, how sad I really can't remember. I think we had a BBQ with some friends at my Auntie and Uncle's house! It was a blast.

July- My sweet baby girl turned 4, where does the time go. We also went to Lake Powell, it was Mark's first time. We had a blast camping out in 100 + degree weather. Taylor learned to love the water and swim by herself, thanks to her LIFE JACKET!



August- Taylor started Pre-school out at Watch Me Grow Preschool, with Grandma Smith and Mrs. Julie. She is learning how to write her letters and what sounds they make, she has been doing such a wonderful job. Taylor had her very first Dentist appointment, she had to have a cavity filled. She talks about the dentist filled her tooth with toilet paper! Oh, I love her and all the things she says.


September- We have just been home and hanging out with friends and family. Getting ready for our vacation to Mark's parents house at the end of October. We also spent some time with THE WILSON family out in the BLM, hanging out and riding Dirtbikes!


October- I ran my second 5k, not sure why.. Oh, wait I know, I wanted to hang out with my friend Tara! Thanks for inspiring me to get off my lazy A. Also, to support a good cause BREAST CANCER! Taylor has been asking for months if she could be Princess Peach for Halloween, So I found a pink dress and a blonde wig for her to wear. I also found a crown and some pink high heels for kids. She looked super cute. We spent Halloween in Missouri, with Mark's Parents. While out trick or treating Taylor ran into Luigi and Mario! While in Missouri we went to Silver Dollar City, in Branson. Taylor is tall enough to ride some of their roller coasters. What a brave little girl we have, she loved the roller coaster and all the kid rides. We had the chance to head down to California to go to the X-Games. EXCITING! Super Fun.


November- for the first two weeks we were still in Missouri, hanging out with family. Our friends picked us up from the airport and we hung out did a little Christmas shopping and came home. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Star and Shawn's house. Christine, Kevin and Family came down, we spent several nights with them playing games. One night while playing games, Taylor and Katelynn got a hold of our Camera.... Wow, I am impressed with their photo skills.
We sure do miss you guys. One of my best est friends moved back home to Oregon! I will miss her dearly, but am super for her and her family. I am grateful for the wonderful time I have had with her. I am glad I still have JULIE down here!




I think I did pretty good with the updates. I promise to post more often to keep in touch with all those people who like to keep in touch with our family. We are Thankful to have such a wonderful family and such wonderful friends who bless us everyday!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crafts I have Made!