Saturday, July 16, 2011


Upstairs guest bathroom. This bathroom had THREE towel racks. Really?! So we took them all down, spackled and painted and then put one new one up. It was a beige color and we painted it the same green as the downstairs half-bath.

Downstairs Living Room. This room was four different colors... Not sure what the thought process was there. We went for two colors: one main color and an accent color in the kitchen that extended into this room.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Update Your Blog Day!

I declared it "update your blog" day so I guess I had better join in the festivities! We have been making several home improvements. I am finally satisfied with our living room and took pictures but I need my mom's magic cord to download them (I have learned I need only mention it on the blog and it appears at my house within 24 hours. Let's watch!). We had the entire downstairs (minus the front room/salon/parlor/piano room {that's all one room, I'm just not sure what to call it}) painted recently. We did the bathroom ourselves and have already posted pictures here but we hired our home teacher to do the kitchen/dining room/living room/entry/stairs area. The kitchen is not quite ready for its debut on the blog because we still need a curtain for the window over the sink, but when we get one, I will be sure to take a picture and then post it several days later after getting the cord from my mom. Oh, we have also redone the guest bathroom. We did it around the same time we did the half-bath downstairs we just didn't post pictures. Maybe I will just take pictures with my phone and post them later today....
We saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II last night/this morning! It was awesome! We had readmit tickets from a previous purchase and we were told we could use them for any movie. Therefore, we paid the price of a regular ticket but were able to see Harry Potter in IMAX 3-D. It was fabulous! We got in line around 9:30 and waited until 12:05 for the movie to start. My sweet mother stayed the night at our house so that we could go. Isn't she awesome? While the movie was not inline with the book completely, I feel David Yates does a great job of making sure the most important aspects are still present.
Next time you see George, ask him what a chicken says. You are sure to smile!
PS. I thought I had already mentioned this but I guess not: I am now in the Relief Society Presidency. I never knew how much work goes into such a calling...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

15 months!

Watching Elmo

My baby boy is now 15 months old. We went in for his 15-month check-up on Friday last week. He weighs 25 lbs and is 32 inches. He has grown 2 inches in three months. He is around the 50 percentile for weight and 70th for height and of course he is somewhere in the 80th percentile for head size. It doesn't help that both his mom and dad have giant noggins. He can kind of say a few words. He can identify several animals and he says, "chi-chi" for chicken and "dawdy" for doggy (sounds a lot like how he says daddy) or he'll just say, "woof woof". He says, "ooooo" for cows. He talks in his own language non-stop. He points to his various body parts on command. I think his favorite is to find his ear 'cause he can really grab on. He has decided to sleep more at night and only take one long nap during the day which is working well. He LOVES Sesame Street. He especially loves Elmo. He is an obstinate little stink and throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. He also frequently employs a rather dramatic but quite silly psuedo-cry. It's pretty funny. But he is also a sweetheart that loves to give hugs and kisses and will walk in circles around the room with his lips puckered saying, "mmmmmmm" until everyone in the room has received a few kisses each. We love our little boy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Die Hard

They are back this morning, with a vengeance. And, yes, I am aware that if my body were like it was a few years ago, there would be a boob in the picture.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Okay, so overall, Utah was awesome! The weather was absolutely perfect. It even rained a couple of times which was a nice change from home. We were able to visit our families and friends that we never get to see. George was able to play with his cousins on both sides and spend time with his Grandpa Wayne. His most favorite part was playing on the riding lawn mower. I have a lot of pictures but they are all in that black hole of a camera that I have. I will take it over to my mom's one day and download them. We went to Lagoon with Glen's little sister Marianne. It was the most awesome! George rode a couple of rides by himself but did better on rides we could be on together. On the haunted houses, he would bury his face in my side and whimper. I thought he was too young to even realize what was going on but he was definitely scared. It was kind of cute. About a week into the trip, I starting getting ichy,red bumps on my body. I thought it was just a bad reaction to some mosquito bites. I went to the doctor and was told it was an allergic reaction to something but not bites. Then I realized it was hives. I have no idea why. I had to take steroids and I am still on them to keep the hives away (I thought they would go away as soon as I got home but according to my mom, whatever it is will probably be in my system for a week). Oh well.
So remember this post? Well, I started the Bachelor of General Studies program in October of last year. It took some time getting through the first course because of some confusion with the final exam since I originally enrolled at BYU under Chelsea Allen and they still had me with that name... Anyway, I am currently working on my psychology of gender course. It is course number five of eleven. It's interesting trying to squeeze my courses into the rest of my life. Also, making sure we have the money for it. That part is probably the hardest. For this reason, I took a couple of months off. But I have started again. Just today in fact. Here's hoping I finish before George starts preschool!