Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kia Ora, our little princess




Here is Kiki our little princess in her new Sunday dress. This is the dress she was suppose to wear for Audrey and Joey's wedding, but I don't think she will be able to wear it in 2 months now. She is growing so so fast. She is too cute, I can't stop kissing her. She is a very calm and darling little girl.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween 2010!


Halloween weekend is always busy for us, because of all the celebrations. But this year all the celebrations ended up on the same day. BUSY BUSY! In the morning the kids had their Halloween parade. Julien and Logan wanted to make sure I bought Kia Ora who was dressed as a BYU Cheerleader. They are so proud of her. They wanted her to cheer them on as they marched around the school.
After the parade, I had to hurry to work to do all my girls hair and make-up for their Halloween Show. I choreographed 5 dances for the Halloween show, as well as made costumes, spliced music, did a photoshoot for all 5 dances in full costume (hair, and make-up included) ..... for 20 girls. It was a lot of work and kind of stressful for someone who had to do all of it by herself, especially for a mother of 3 with a 3 months old baby, whose husband is at school from early morning until very late at night. But I survived, and the girls did a fantastic job. Besides, I would be lying if I said that I did not enjoy doing that kind of stuff, choreographing and producing shows is definitely a lot of fun for me.
Once I got done with the Halloween show I rushed to pick up the kids from the afterschool program as well as Jon who was still at school. We then headed to our ward Halloween party. It was a lot of fun. Jon and I entered the Chili cook off contest (which we had gotten up at 6:00 am to start). Jon won first place with his "Awesome Baked Bean" recipe. The kids went on a hay ride, and did some face and hair painting.


OUR AWESOME COSTUMES!

Jon was a grim reaper. He made his own scythe at BYU. It looks real doesn't it. He actually used a stick from a old broken broom stick and a piece of foam he found laying around.




















Julien was a knight named Tom from a book series called "Beast Quest" he has been reading for 2 years now. He loves those books. I made his tunic, and Jon made his shield. Jon did an amazing job making it. He even engraved the Beast Quest logo and a lion head on it. Julien was so proud of it. He was so cute, with a constant grin on his face.




















Logan was a padawan jedi from Star Wars. He wanted a jedi braid, so I made him one, along with his tunic. Luckily the jedi cloak I made a couple years back still fit him, so he was able to wear it. He looked so adorable in his costume.




















Kia Ora our cute little BYU cheerleader. She looked like a doll in her little outfit. I also made her a blue and white pompom.




















I was a karate girl. I did not really want to dress up all the way this year because I knew I would be taking care of the baby the whole time.

My parents came to the ward party with us. My dad dressed up as a Monk. He was funny in his costume. Look how cute he looks.


All in all, it was a busy Halloween, but it was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Haunted Houses!

The kids brought home the Haunted houses they made at school and at the afterschool program today. I thought they were very cute,very well done, very creative.

On the left are Julien's houses, and on the right is Logan's house
(I believe Logan his house was Davy Jones cemetery)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Yes, it is true; indeed I am a year older today. It is a shame that one cannot stay 25. But I am glad to say that I have had a wonderful life so far filled with great blessings. I had a wonderful, and happy childhood with parents who have been great examples to me with their selfless acts of love and kindness, as well as 5 amazing brothers, and sisters whom I love so dearly.
I have now been married for almost 10 years to an incredible husband , and have 3 beautiful lively children. I adore my little family and feel so blessed to have each them in my life.
I look forward to many more birthdays, laughs and memories with those whom I love most.

THE LOVES OF MY LIFE

Jon: my eternal companion

Julien: my first baby, the tenders of hearts

Logan: my second boo, full of laughs and life

Kia Ora: our newest arrival, the sweetest of all



Monday, October 18, 2010

Awesomest Sister!

My sister Kim does marketing at work, and one of her clients is DAWN. Her clients often send her products and various samples for marketing purposes. She has gotten me several things for the baby such as toys, and cute little outfits. This afternoon I checked the mail, and was pleasantly surprised. Knowing that DAWN is by far my favorite dish soap ever, Kim sent me a full size DAWN bottle. I was so excited. It was so nice and thoughtful of her.

DAWN: Well I have now been without a dishwasher for almost 4 years, and if you know me at all, I can be a little of a clean freak; especially when it comes to cleaning the bathroom, and the kitchen. DAWN is the one product I have found that cleans my dishes the best (lifting grease, crusty food...), and leaves them nice and shinny too.


FREE STUFF + FAVORITE DISH PRODUCT = VERY HAPPY GIRL!

Thanks Kim you are awesome!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin dinner


Today our good friends Matt and Jerry Ann Lukens had dinner with us. They made dinner in a pumpkin. I had never heard of that before. I was very eager to try it. I really like pumpkin. The dinner inside the pumpkin was pretty good, it was a rice, vegetable, and ground beef mixture. For desert I made some pumpkin rolls. They too were really good.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gardner Village


We love going to Gardner Village, especially during Halloween. It has because a tradition in our family. We love to visit the witches, and grabbing some delicious fudge.

As soon as we got there the boys were hungry (of course), so we got them some amazing bread, donuts, and a drink.




















One of the other thing I just love about Gardner Village is the cute scenery of the village. I can't resist bringing my camera and taking pictures of my cute little family.

Jon


Kia Ora


The Boys





Me and the loves of my life.


Happy daddy with his boys and little princess.

Monday, October 11, 2010

cooking with Julien

Julien made a cooking video and posted it on his blog. I thought it was so cute that I wanted to share it with you.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

We love our Halloween treats!

Today the boys wanted to make Halloween treats to take to the neighbors so they spent all Sunday afternoon baking goodies, then dropped them off at their friends houses.




Below are some of the kids best looking cookies (they went a little crazy with the frosting).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hee Haw Farms


Every fall season, ever since we lived in Pleasant Grove, our family has gone to Hee Haw Farms. They have so many fun activities for the kids. We love going.

At the entrance was a cage with two ferrets. The boys named them Julien and Logan of course.

Jon swung the kids around on the swings.





















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We did not do the corn maze this year because our stroller was not really equipped for that type of terrain. But the kids did have fun running around on the mini hay bails maze.

Here the boys are having fun on the hay jump.


The boys had a lot of fun in the petting zoo chasing the chickens, and trying to catch pigs.


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Julien and Logan shooting corn.


Logan enjoyed a pony ride. Julien thought he was too old to ride.


Boys going down the slide.

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We also went on a Hay ride which too us a pumpkin patch where the boys pick there own pumpkin, and Jon and I enjoyed eating sunflower seed right out of the sun flower. It was so cool.
























I think the boys had a lot of fun going to Hee Haws, they did not want to leave.




Kia Ora stayed nice and cozy in her car seat.

Jon and I were thrilled to be together as a family enjoying each others company, and watching the boys having so much fun.