Dec 14
UVU Basketball
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Steve bought us tickets to go see UVU play the Aggies tonight. At first, it was just alright. I tried showing Spencer what was happening – and then daddy stole him from me, but Evie was more than entertaining the whole game. She loved watching the dancers and when I asked, “Are you going to dance?” or “Will you learn to do that?” she’d say “yep” and shake her head. She’s such a cheeseball and would let me take her picture…Spencer, on the other hand, wouldn’t. But he couldn’t stop me when he passed out on daddy’s lap! Steve’s friend from work (and former boss-man) sat next to us and cheered on the Smaggies while we cheered on the Wolverines! Too bad at the end, Jason did more cheering. Here are some pretty darn cute pictures from our night out:

Dec 11

I was assigned to 2 designers this month and couldn’t be more excited!

Here are my pages from Jen Maceyunas’ Christmas Cheer Brag Book kit. Take a look-see!

Here is my first page from Shawn Walter’s Genevieve’s Garden kit. What a cute kit!

Dec 9
Recent Pictures
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K – so I love some really recent pictures that I just had to share. Doesn’t Evie look like the future Mrs. President?

Nov 21
What a Girl!
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So Evie is really silly. She is doing WONDERFUL at potty training (her big brother decided he no longer wanted to wear big boy underwear so that’s 2 in pull-ups) and loves clapping, kisses, etc, for a job well done. Well, twice now she has given me (or my neighbor, Shana) quite the surprise – NO PULL-UP on that bare bottom of hers! She had one on, or so I thought, before I took her downstairs but didn’t have one the first time she asked to ‘go potty in the bafroom’. She did the same thing to me once when we left for the store…she had one on before we left, and after spending the whole time in the basket, we came home and it was gone! Her dress was completely dry so I think she stayed dry but still…What does she keep doing with them?!?!?

Also, my dear sweet daughter found her nipples. Ha!

Nov 10
CT Assignment
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I was selected to be on a Creative Team for Digitals! Yay! I’m so excited. I have finished one page and getting started on my second one for my first assignment. Here’s my Spring Beauty from Silvia Romao’s Sunflowers Garden kit.

Nov 8
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So, I’m a bit late on this and a little out of order but things have been busy! Kids are just the cutest – especially at Halloween. Here are some so sweet pictures of Spencer, Evie, and their cousins.

I had to steal some pics from Mike and Nicole since I didn’t pull out my camera when I saw them! Oops! (and for some reason the page with mike’s picture won’t load so I can’t steal it!) 🙁

Oct 13
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We went with Jed & Leona and Austin & Rosanne to Upalco over Conference weekend. It was a lot of fun! On Friday evening, we headed to Jed’s parents’ house and got settled in. The next two days were spent watching conference, playing with the kids outside and chatting away. Saturday was rainy but that didn’t stop the kids from wanting to play outside. We let them. They all wanted apples and Leona helped the kids pull them off the tree. Those were some tasty apples. They had a few moments on the soap box (I won’t give details Rosanne!), otherwise known as a big rock, and chased around the dogs.

On Sunday the rain had stopped and we went for a hike up the mountain. Grandma Burton, Leona and I took the kiddos up. Spencer usually liked to run ahead and Reid was really good at throwing rocks. We got up pretty high and Steve came out to join us. Evie was little miss independent and at one point, Steve pulled out a cactus needle and showed Evie that it would hurt if she stepped on it. She wanted BOTH fingers poked. Silly girl. Sunday night we had a bonfire. If you see weird pics of Steve and Jed, they’re just trying to strick a match on their zippers. We ate, roasted marshmallows, packed up and headed home. We had a lot of fun and got to spend more time together with our friends.

Oct 13

Yet again, I dragged Annette along in my hair-brain ideas for a birthday party (which, oddly enough, she started me on years ago). I wanted to invite the kids on our street that Evie plays with which includes those her age, some younger, and some older. Plus there’s her cousins. We ended up inviting about 25 – 28 kids. Crazy, right? Luckily not everyone came (although we’re sad you didn’t!). We planned on having it at a local park and then the precipitation percent kept rising. We were told Saturday morning just a few hours before the party started that we can use the nursery room at the church. I was down in Springville helping Annette and finishing the cake (thank you Annette for finishing it!) , cutting out the horse heads (thank you Lauren and Kayley!) and sanding the yard sticks (thank you Joel!). I showed up 10 minutes before the party started. Luckily Steve and Leona got things together and the kiddos ready. We headed to the nursery room, blew a few balloons, set up tables and then Evie’s friends started showing up.

The boys got tabors (or something like that…sorry Mike!) and the girls got princess skirts.  We had them start coloring horse heads and when they were finished they were attached to wooden sticks. The kids really liked it! Next we set out blank crowns (that Annette, again, rescued me and spray painted them silver) and let them decorate them with foam or sequins.

Evie opened presents while the men so graciously cleaned up after the kids. She was really excited. Bri, Rich and Jadyn gave her a baby doll (including carrier and diaper bag with all the fixins) and a princess cell phone. Ayslind and Cyana gave her a cute little purse with lots of bracelets. Reid and William gave her a bathtime Ariel with Flounder.  Tyson, Cameron and Kaylee gave her a wooden doll with velcro and clothes (perfect for church!) and two purple bracelets. Thank you all! Evie was actually willing to give each and every one of her friends a hug!

Next we had cake and ice cream. Unfotunately one kid from a different birthday party at the church building snuck into the kitchen and put a few lines in the birthday frosting (in which one adult didn’t even say sorry once we told her! grrr!) but with Photoshop I fixed it up!

And that about sums it up…oh, unless Grams wants to know about the hissy fit Evie threw in the kitchen where she banged – yes BANGED – her head repeatedly on the floor giving her a pretty little bruise. I’ve included that picture too! 😉

Oct 2
Bath time!
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Spencer and Evie are loving bath time lately. We bought these neat color tab things that change the water color but do not stain the skin (or the tub). They come in yellow, blue and red. It’s great though because as you color the water, you can teach your kids how 2 colors combine to make a new color. They love it! Thank you Bri for introducing us to them! They are awesome!

Oct 2
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Evie loves getting her hair straightened…and crimped. She is so funny. After a few months of bad attitude, Evie’s ‘tude lately has been much more enjoyable! She still has her rotten streaks but she’s also quite funny and fun to be around. What a hoot!

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