Monday, December 20, 2010

a few of my favorite things...

just wanted to share a few favorites...
painting, scripture, Christmas song and a new treat we made this year (so yummy and cute!)

Isaiah 9
6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace

Merry Christmas WEEK!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

breath of heaven...

Yesterday we went to a nativity display at our church. There were hundreds of nativities on display all different and unique. Having my little baby has definitely changed the way I view Mary and all that she went through. How strong she had to be. There was art displayed along with the nativities and the paintings of Mary holding and loving on her little baby really tugged at my heart. I love that girl of mine...Have I mentioned that??: ) Here's a little something just to make your day...

Someone is ready for Christmas!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I love this time of year when all the worlds thoughts are turned to our dear saviors birth. She is one of my favorite artists. Her work is breathtaking and you can't help but feel the sweet spirit in her paintings. I hope that during this time of year the world will find more peace in the home, love in the family and charity in our hearts.


28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
thou that art highly favoured,
the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying,
and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary:
for thou hast found favour with God.

31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb,
and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The most wonderful time...

I have not been this excited about Christmas in a long time! We even put up our Christmas tree WAY early...B's went up right after Halloween and the family tree was up and decorated a week before Thanksgiving. Now, I love Thanksgiving I do, I love to make it it's own holiday. I love getting together with family eating a delicious home cooked meal and not having to worry about crowed stores, coooolllddddd weather and all the hustle and bustle....B U T this year Christmas can't come soon enough!!! I know it's because I am ready for a visit home.... I'm so excited to see all my loved friends and family! I'm ready for my family could go on and on {I'm even missing some brisk weather}!! Anywho here are some of my favorite Christmas things...

It is not Christmas without this guy...

I love a beautifully decorated mantle...

Now-this is new to me...I haven't seen this back home but it's a M family must now...

And my sweet baby's Christmas tree...Oh how I love my little princess..
Now, let's enjoy some Christmas spirit!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

give thanks...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm thankful for...
sweet baby girl
puppy dog
the gospel
being able to stay at home with my baby
All these things make my life so full! I lovvvee thanksgiving! I love having a whole day to think about the blessings I have been given in my life.......ANNNNNDDDD Christmas is just around the corner!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

9 years and counting..

Today I am thankful for my family. It all started 9 years ago today! Our life has been filled with so much growth these past 9 years and I'm grateful to have an amazing person by my side who really know me inside and out! I love you sweet heart and here is to 9,0000....0000 more years!

here's the skinny...

Just thought I would share some pictures of Brin in her too cute skinny jeans!

Monday, November 15, 2010


My beautiful talented sister has just launched a new blog all about make-up! It has great product reviews and how to's to give your makeup a little boost! Who doesn't love to get inspired with a few new tricks of the trade! Check it out here...

{The talented artist herself}

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

a visit...

We had such a great visit with my Mom while she was here! She is so fun to pal around with! Love you Mom! Miss you! Move here already would you please; )!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

here kitty kitty!!!

HaPpY HaLLoWeEn!!!

Our Halloween started a little early with a trunk-or-treat with M's cousins last weekend. We had so much fun!

Then we had a little bonfire/pumpkin carving/homemade chicken soup/homade apple cider night with the B Family!!

B and I here with her little sparkley pumpkin!

Our little "M" Family Jack-O-Lanterns!!

On Halloween we had Mikes cousins over and made dinner, ate smores and went trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. It was so much fun! Poor little B fell fast asleep in the middle of candy collecting! Such a doll! We had a wonderful Halloween this year! My mom is here this year to enjoy it with us! We have had so much fun hanging out with her! She is the Best!!!!

Mikes Cousins family enjoying some smores!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

we are here!

{our trip to Nauvoo}

And all moved in! I'm trying to catch up here so there are a lot of pictures! Before we left we went a little weekend trip to Nauvoo with my family. I had been wanting to see the show up there forever! We had a great time!
We also had a going away party. It was so nice to see everyone one last time before we left. Unfortunately the only pictures I have from that is while we were cleaning up
{aren't those flowers awesome?? We picked them off the side of the road!! Pretty and free!}
We are loving our new home and really liking it here is this cute little town...M is doing great at work so all is well!! We have been keeping very busy! Today B and I went to a storybook time and the children's library. It was so cute watching her watch all the little kids! They sang songs, played with toys, read some stories about fall and they even got to play some instruments....I loved it and think that it will become a regular Monday outing! So that's about it...I'll be posting some soon of our new house!
{our flowers at our going away party}

{B's first taste of solid food: )}

{Round Rock doughnuts...soooo good!}

Here are some pictures of our latest outing to the pumpkin patch...

Saturday, September 4, 2010


SO still no sister came in in a clutch! She had borrowed my camera when her friend came into town. She tried just downloading her own pics taken over the visit but for some reason her computer made her download ALL the pics! I didn't get the pics from the fair but at least I my pictures of my favorite girl!! I could care less about the hundreds of dollars wasted on cameras...At least I have my memories!!: ) You better believe these babies are getting printed RIGHT AWAY!! With fall in the air is a perfect time to share some of our favorite moments of summer!

i cant believe...

I can not find my second camera. A few weeks back my friends and I went to the State Fair. I have a bad feeling that between all the craziness of going with 6 kids and 9 adults the camera was sat somewhere and left....this makes me sad and crazy trying to figure out what pictures were on the camera that had not yet been downloaded. Every minute of B's life is so special to me and it puts a pit in my stomach to think some of those moments are lost.....I'm sooo hoping it pops up somewhere!!! In the meantime I came across this picture It's of my mom and her brothers. I need to get organized with this stuff {a little hard when you are living out of a suitcase...} These pictures are so treasured! I can't wait to dress B up like this someday! How cute are my mom and uncle's? I l o v e their style!!