Thursday, November 4, 2010

Family Pictures

In October we had our family pictures taken for the first time. I just wanted to share a couple of the photos with you here. I love the way the pictures turned out (but I also think that my family is really cute). We had these photos taken at the apple orchard in Provo, I thought that the leaves would have changed colors by the time we went, but they were still green. When we got to the orchard there were a ton of deer. And we were surprised how close the boys were able to get to the deer. The boys had so much fun running through the orchard and by the time we were done our photographer was sweating, because he was chasing the boys for the perfect shot.

All Photos taken by Blue Lily Photography

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Costumes

Hunter has known that for Halloween he wanted to be a robot for several month now. Each time we would go to the store, he would remind us that we need to buy items for his robot costume.

There is a Curious George episode where George dressed up like a robot XF-17. So Hunter also wanted to label his robot costume XF-17. George also wears a colander on his head so we had to have a colander on our robot's head as well.

Weston and I decided that instead of using a cardboard box we would use a Tupperware container, so that it would be more durable. Weston was kind enough to make all the holes and spray paint the Tupperware. The hole for his head was a bit big, so I used some left-over batting to make the hole a little bit smaller and it also provided additional padding on his shoulders. I wrapped the batting in duck tape so it would be the same color and the Tupperware. We used dryer vents for the selves. For the front we decorated a pie tin (idea from Family Fun) and added a reflector light.

On the back we used more empty containers that I painted and two more reflector lights. Hunter was so pleased and happy and he even won a prize at our ward's trunk or treat.

I didn't know what to dress up Walter as for Halloween. I remembered that when Hunter was that age we dressed him up as a chef, because he loved to pretend to cook. I thought of what Walter loves the most and that would have to be art time at school, so he was an artist for Halloween.

His pants are just little black drawstring pants that I quickly made. His shirt is a 90-minute shirt following the pattern on MADE. I love making these shirts, I think the boys look so cute in them.

His beret was pretty simple to make. And I was able to use the same material as the pants. It was a little snug, but it fit.

Next I made the artist palette and brush. All of this was made out of felt which I just appliqued on. I knew that he wasn't going to be able to hold it the whole night so I added a wristband to it.

For his trick or treat bucket we used and empty paint can.

All and all I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hunter's Prayer

We have been reminding Hunter before he says his prayer each night to remember to say what he is thankful for and what he needs help with. So tonight he said "Thank you for my favorite song Ireland" He was so sincere and proud of himself that afterward he said "Did you hear me? I said thank you for my favorite song"

Anyway, here is the song that he was referring to . . . it is Ireland's Call. He knows all of the words and the hand motions that they do and he even takes a bow at the end, just like the performers.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Weston came home yesterday with tickets to the Andrea Bocelli concert in December!!!!! I"m so excited!!!! So I've uploaded a bunch of his songs to this blog, for your listening pleasure.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Studio J

I have recently started playing with Studio J and I thought I would share some of the layouts that I have been able to make.

Studio J was simple to use, fast and fun.
If you are interested in Studio J you can contact Jena at

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bowling in Utah

We drove out to Utah for the 4th of July. It was a short trip, but a fun one. We decide that while we were in Utah we would take the boys bowling. They loved it. We invited Mac and Sharman and Andrea and Doug's family. I think everyone had a great time, the girls loved picking out the pretty balls to bowl with. And since that trip Walter has set up our little bowling set at home many times and gone bowling down our hallway. We can't wait to go bowling again.

This is one of my favorite pictures. Aren't they so cute!!!!

Toy Story 3-Drive In

We were so excited to find out that there was a drive in movie theater in Las Vegas. We love going to the drive in. The boys got to stay up late and eat treats while watching a new Disney movie-what's not to love. Here is a picture of the boys before the movie started already enjoying their treats.

Then here is a picture of us during the movie that Weston snapped.

We all loved the movie, but it was a little sad at the end, Weston told me later that he wasn't surprised that I was crying, but he was surprised to see that Hunter was crying. I guess we both thought that it was a little sad when Andy had to say goodbye to his toys.

Father's Day

Yes, I realize that it is way past Father's day.
But in June we had a really simple Father's day this year. Both of these ideas came from Family Fun magazine. I made Weston and both of Hunter and Walter's grandfathers fan club shirts. Weston and my dad's were pretty easy to make since there were only two kids to draw, but Mac's had 11 kids on it, so it was a tight fit.

Anyways here is a picture of Weston wearing his:

My favorite part is the bottom where it says Founder and President :)

Then I made these cupcakes that are suppose to look like a grill. I really wanted to buy Weston a grill for Father's Day, but he wasn't really excited about that idea-so here is the next best thing right?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Just wanted to share:

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Out of all the activities that we had Hunter in recently, he loved soccer the best. That may have to do with the fact that both Weston and I love soccer and hope that both our boys play and enjoy the sport. We signed him up for the rec class of Pee Wee Soccer which is basically a skills class. Hunter loved every minute of it and improved throughout the class. The most important skill that the teacher tried to teach them was to not use their hands. Something that at times was very hard for a four year old. The coach was wonderful and Walter was able to join in sometimes.

Here he is in on the last day with his certificate.


We signed both of the boys for swimming class. Walter was in a Parent Tot class with Weston and Hunter in Preschool class. Both the boys had a wonderful time even if the water was cold.


Weston and I started watching Lost when we lived in Indiana. The library had a wonderful video selection and we were able to check out the first two seasons. Ever since then we have watched the show every week. As I was looking at some of my favorite blogs I came across this idea at The Dating Divas. All the ideas below came from that site.

The first thing I did was print our Lost Series Finale boarding pass. They even say Oceanic Airlines on them. I was able to put our names on them and the date.

Then I used some of the food we already had in the pantry and I printed Dharma Food Labels. We didn't end up eating any of these since it was late. But I still thought it was cute.

But we did have a slice of this yummy cake. I used a box cake mix and I already had blue frosting from a baby shower that I had helped to throw. I also just happened to have toffee bits on hand for the sand. The palm trees are made from scrapbook paper and the airplane is one of the boy's toys.

Then I made matching PJ shirts that they had on The Dating Divas. They were so cute. They had the Dharma symbol on them and then around it they said "I'd get LOST with you any day"

It was such a fun and simple date.
I Love You Weston and I truly would get lost with you any day.


During the month of May we studied Bugs in school and our good friend the Evans told us that the Bellagio had changed their garden display to BUGS

Can you imagine all the time and energy that it must have taken to arrange all the flowers. Though I don't really like snails (or any bug for that matter) I thought this snail was just so beautiful.


We signed Hunter up for a tumbling class at our local rec center. He was the only boy in the class and I think he was bit shy at times. Each time we went at the beginning he didn't want to participate but by the end he was all smiles and would tell me that he wanted to do it again.

Who knows maybe we have a world class gymnast in our family.


I was getting ready in the morning and when I returned to my bedroom this is what I found:

He is such a sweet and cute boy, I had to take a picture. I love his smile, it makes me want to smile and giggle each time I see this picture. I know that I'm so blessed to have this little boy in my life.