February 5, 2013

Finding a Way Out of the Winter Blues

I've been reading my old journals and realized that every January I get the winter blues.  I don't feel motivated to work on any projects.  My house work routine is only doing the bare minimum.  And if I'm going to be honest, I'm rockin' sweats everyday.  This January has been the same, but worse.  I have been such a lil deb (aka "debbie-downer.")  The cold weather, the inversion, ugh!  So, to remedy this problem I'm trying to find some happiness and pull myself from this winter rut.

Something I love that does bring me joy is crafting.  I made this mdf frame more than a month ago.  I still have not painted it.  So it is first on my list.  I'll have to post a pic when I finish it.

This idea is not a fun one, but is effective.  Cleaning...  Although not as appealing as crafting, it is a good distraction.  It does feel so nice to dive in and deep-clean something.  I'm in the middle of a toy overhaul.  Sorting and cleaning most of the toys we own.  Boxing up all the baby toys for storage.  This project has been put off for close to a month.  So it will be so nice to have it finished.

 Most importantly are these two guys.  They definitely bring me joy.  I think I need to simplify my approach of parenting.  I spend so much time looking for cool activities to do with my boys that I miss out on the time I could be spending with them.  It is hitting me harder now because Drake will be off to Kindergarten this year and Logan in preschool.

These things have helped to brighten my spirits.  I feel like the worst is over and I'm getting excited thinking about warmer weather and springtime:)

June 5, 2011

Hogle Zoo

My sister, Whitney, was here in May and we had a fun visit. It was so fun to see my nephew, Tomm, in person. He is sooo cute! One of the days she was here we took the kids to the zoo. (And we are so glad we went on the day we did because it was cold/rainy the rest of her time here...) Here are some of the pics from the day.

Lil monkey

Eagle

Baby Suri, she was very cute

Logan checkin' out some ducks

Baby T, love that lil face!

I'm sure I remember this fountain from when I was little....




Takin pics of the elephants

While we were up there we walked over to the "This is the Place" Park. I had never been there before and thought is was sooo pretty. Loved looking at the monuments, very cool.



So sweet. Drake kept picking dandelions and bringing them to me. Such a sweetheart


A very fun day!!!

February 7, 2011

Ready for Warm Weather

This year I need to try to update my blog more often and more than that I need to remember to take more pictures! This is a winter catch up post. We had a really nice first Christmas in this house. Last Christmas we went a little overboard on gifts for the boys so this year we said we were going to keep it more simple. And it was so nice and low stress. And I was so excited for them to see what Santa brought.

I need to post the video of them coming out to see, it is so cute. They were so excited when they saw this train table.

This is some random cuteness of the boys watching a show together


They say every child is different, I'm going to agree!
Drake

Logan

So neat and so messy!

awww!


Snow pics



In the middle of January we took a much need vaca down to St. George. It was heaven. Sunny, warm, NO SNOW! The boys had so much fun swimming at the hotel, riding their bikes and playing in the sand. We got to spend some time with our friends Bradi and Bobby and their 3 cute kids. It was sad to come home to COLD. We took more video in George than we did of pics of course! But the first night at the hotel I was reading and saw Logan sit up, look around and crawl over to snuggle with Drakes, it was so sweet!

so presh

November 10, 2010

Fall Time is the BEST Time

It has been a very fun fall! It is my FAVORITE time of year hands down. First Grant and I had our 6th Anniversary on Sept 24. And Logan's birthday was on Sept 25. So we celebrated backwards this year (while we can still get away with it) We had Logan's party on Friday the 24 and celebrated our Anniversary on the 25th. Logan's party was so fun. It was a combo of all his favorite things of the moment. Toy Story, Bug's Life and sports! We made him a baseball pinata and it was SO fun to see the kids hitting it, we will for sure be doing that again!
And the next day we celebrated our anniversary. It was very relaxed and just so fun. The boys slept over at grandma and grandpas house. So I spent the day up until that cleaning and stuff so we could enjoy a clean house for a whole night! Then we went to dinner. It was pretty simple but so fun .
After September we started to get excited for Halloween of course! I asked Drake what he wanted to be and he said Superman. And I just thought Logan could be Buzz from Drake's costume last year. But Logan heard what Drake was being and said "I be Soosooman too!" So we had 2 lil Supermans. Very boy and very fun! I was excited to take the boys out trick-or-treating this year because they are old enough to get into it. And they loved it. Drake kept saying "Next house, next house." And Logan was a bit slow going door-to-door. He had his bucket and this little stuffed puppy. And if I offered to carry anything he would say "NO!" So we didn't make it to many houses. Plus the rain! Bleh! But it was still very fun, I loved it.
Then the last stop before Thanksgiving and Christmas is my bday! It's very nice because it gives me something to look forward to after Halloween. I'm getting older and older but I still get bummed when Halloween is over... My birthday was nice. Grandpa came for the boys and took them for the whole afternoon. So i polished my nails, did a lil cleaning, watched some Grey's with a diet coke! It was awesome! That evening I got to see family and friends and got some great gifts! I loved it. Now let the countdown to Christmas begin!



My big 2 year old boy!

Couldn't find a Bug's Life cake but this caterpillar cake worked just fine!

The boys with their favorite friends! Cuties Madi and Ella




This is very random but so funny! Logan made himself a lil costume. He would wear this around for a couple days! LOL

haha, this is what Grant and the boys do!


Drake and Logan LOVE when the girls come over!!

These pics are from Halloween day! Pics of the boys in their costumes to come...


Granty and the bday girl!



video

August 10, 2010

For the Birthday Boy!

Drake turned 3 on Monday. I say it every year but I can't believe how much he has grown! He is still all boy... so into cars and trucks and bugs. He is so independent and thoughtful. Such a sweetheart and always saying the funniest things. We LOVE him so much!






August 6, 2010

Latest Fam Pics

These are our most recent family pics. The day these were taken was crazy! The boys were NOT having it, but we managed to get through. But the room was so SMALL and HOT. Next time we do pics I think outside will be best!






June 11, 2010

All About the BOYS

Well I'm finding out when you ignore your blog for months and months catching up is so hard! I hope this post isn't picture overload! Drake and Logan have turned into little men, I can't believe how much they have grown. And their personalities are so different. Drake is all about CARS of course. Logan is very interested in SPORTS. It's so fun to watch them grow and find out their likes and dislikes. One of their common interests is BUGS! (yay me, boys bringing me bugs, eek!) But it's fun to watch them. First they find their victim, Logan is the squisher and Drake stands by to watch and cheer him on. Although sometimes Drake tries to spare a potatoe bug or two but Logan shows no mercy! They are both ALL BOY. So here's some catch up with pics and the befores and afters of the boys' rooms:)

Here they are at Grant's softball game

Mr Granty
The Team (and I thought my legs were pasty white, haha Ty) lol

The boys keep crackin' me up w/ this hat from a Woody Halloween costume...

Watching Toy Story

Now that it's summer, baths are neccessary EVERY night!


Ah and the bug sqashin', looks like he found one... run little bug!




Here's Drakey's room before
And after.. We kept some of the dark blue. I love the color just didn't love the denim look...
Another before pic

after

and after


This is Logan's room before

And after. But now I feel like I need to do a sports theme.... hmm....