Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I've blogged recently about our struggle with keeping rooms clean. So in a last ditch effort to get the girls to clean their rooms we resorted to bribery. We (Jon) promised the girls that if they could keep their rooms clean for one month they would get a fish tank. They have always wanted a pet, I'm not a animal person, so I was secretly hoping that they wouldn't do it. But, since daddy wanted the fish more than either of the girls he made it happen. They have been marking off the days on their calendars counting down the days and have done a really good job of keeping thing cleaned up, with very little help from me. Honestly the fish tank has been a better bribe than Santa.

They aren't excited at all.

Starting to fill the tank.

Bri the big helper.

We have to wait a few days for the water to balance the ph and such.
Stay tuned for the fish, coming Saturday.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rainbow cupcakes and other things that make me happy

So I feel like me posts have been a bit lame and depressing lately, so today I give you a post that is lame and happy!
We got invited to have dinner with some friends on St. Patrick's day. We were asked to bring desert and this is what we came up with.

These rainbow cupcakes were really fun to do and the kids love them. They would be fun for Easter too.

And who doesn't love a good cupcake.

I also got to spend several hours a the fabric store picking out fabrics for some quilts I've been hired to do.

And of course the thing that makes me most happy,besides my Honey, my girls. And they are wearing cute new matching outfits that I made for them.

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I would love it if the last thing my children heard from me before drifting of to sleep every night was my sweet voice lovingly professing my love for them then wishing them sweet dreams.
But in reality the last thing they usually hear is my schrill scream as I yell at them to just get in bed and go to sleep!
I hate bedtime.
We try to get them to bed at a reasonable time, but it seems that no matter how early we start the routine, we are still trying to convince them to go to sleep at 10 at night. We usually start things out around 8 but with the multiple drinks and snacks, the stories and daddy's special song, otherwise known as Daddy Hum Hum, it's at least 9 before we are done, then we spend another hour or more as they come down and ask for another drink and another snack, potty, and and another round of Daddy Hum Hum before we finally get them to sleep.
Now there is a little miracle pill called melatonin which I am not ashamed to say that we give them from time to time. But I don't like giving it to them every night.
I just wish it wasn't such a battle.
So I'm wondering, what time do you put your kids to bed and is it always a battle?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

What a weekend.

Our weekend got off to a bad start and kept getting worse. Thursday Carly the girl with the iron immune system (Seriously the kid lick every railing in Disneyland and didn't get sick) caught a cold. She had the worst hacking cough. Then Friday morning Bri woke up with flu like symptoms. So we spent the day on the couch which was no fun for Willow, Bri's riding teacher's daughter who we were tending. Late in the day we got a call from Bri's riding teacher who had very bad news. Jewels, the horse who took Bri on her wild ride, had gotten colic and had to be put down. So we drove Willow home and Bri went down to see Jewels and took a moment to say good bye. She asked me on the way home if horses go to heaven. I told her that heaven wouldn't be heaven for people like her if there were no horses. Bri was looking forward to riding Jewels again and she will really be missed.


We spent the evening camped out on the couch and about 9 we got a call from Jon's dad telling us that his mom had been admitted to the hospital with an irregular heart beat. She is doing fine now and came how this afternoon but she certainly gave us a scare.

Saturday was a bit better as the girls both felt better but it was your typical Saturday running around and not really getting anything done.

Early Sunday morning (2am) Carly came in complaining of an earache She was up most of the rest of the night. We finally got to sleep just it time for the alarm to wake me. I had to be up early to get the weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. My friend Sheila made her debut with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I love watching it every week but have never been to a live broadcast so I was so happy for the chance to go support my friend.

Sheila is in the gray coat in the middle. It was a really great experience and I was so happy to be include.

Now I'm going to try to get a nap in before I have to finish dinner to bring to my in-laws.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sewing ever sewing......

I have been sewing a lot lately. If you want to see all the stuff I've been working on, head on over to my Sewing Blog. But here are two of my favorite projects.

Some sassy outfits for some sassy girls.

And a baby quilt that doesn't have a home yet.