Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday Bash

It has been a great birthday for me.  This morning I got sung Happy Birthday by Karl (not very well I might add) but hey it's the thought that counts right?  My co-workers then took me to lunch, and this evening I got to spend it with the two boys I love most.
Karl surprised me with the following flowers when he arrived home.
Did I mention I LOVE Gerber Daisy's.  They're my favorite.
We started the evening off with dinner at Chili's. After dinner we went bowling.  Fischer was my little helper.  He was being a total momma's boy. 
This is him helping me pick out a ball. 
This is us bowling.  We scored a whopping 48.   

It was fun hanging out with my boys.  Thank you to all my family and friends who made this day a special one for me.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ice Castles

Yesterday for President's Day we went and saw the Midway ice castles with Karl's family.  It was a lot of fun and the kids thought the castles were really cool.  If you haven't been, I suggest going to see them.
Hitching a Ride on Dad 

Fischer w/Aunt Kaylee and her Friend Adam 
Fischer and I 

Fischer with Grandma Joyce 
Kinsley and Cannon 
Walkin' with Dad 
The kids 
Fischer w/Aunt Brooke 
Fischer and Uncle Kelly 

Sunday, February 20, 2011


A bunch of my friends have blogs showing off all the cute things they do and the amazing talents they have with refurbishing items and such. I'm always inspired by their creativity and cute decorations.  So this post is my poor attempt at copying them (you know who you are), and showing something that I thought turned out really cute and was really fun to all involved.  Many of you may not know but I am currently the activity day coordinator for the 10 and 11 year old girls in my ward at my church.  This means we get together twice a month to work on something in there Faith in God books or do activities that help build character and friendships with one another.  This last activity we, the leaders and I, decided to discuss the importance of keeping a journal and how journals can be a source of personal scriptures to us.  We gave each girl a list of 30 questions to put in a jar (we actually did bags because the budget didn't allow for jars). The idea was that it takes 30 days to make or break a habit, hence the 30 questions.  The questions also gave the girls something to write about if they didn't know what to write about. Anyway for our activity we had each of the girls decorate there own journal. I went and bought notebooks for each girl at Walmart for $.94 each.  You could probably get them cheaper if you buy them right before school starts when all the school supplies are on sale.
Here is the before.
Kind of boring and uninviting don't you think? 
We supplied the girls with scrapbook paper, ribbons, buttons, and any other nick-knacks we could think off. I have to say I was SO impressed with the creativity of the girls.  The journals all turned out SO cute.  
Here is the after   
Aren't these just darling?  Much more inviting to write in.
A before & after comparison.
These are such an easy thing to do and could be such a cute gift to have your kids handout to their friends.  Buy a pen and Wa-La you have a personalize, cute, yet affordable gift to hand out. 


Kid Tested Mother Approved!

For those wondering...Yes he did this himself.

Mmm Mmm Good

He really liked this meal.

Blow Fish Faces with Dad

Saturday, February 5, 2011