Thursday, March 24, 2011

Utah Spring




Spring weather in Utah drives me crazy, one day its beautiful, the next snow again! I am leaving this crappy spring weather behind and heading south with some friends for the weekend. Well leaving snow anyway, unfortunately it looks like the rain will follow us...

But, nothing a little "retail therapy" won't fix!

It will be great fun, lots of shopping, eating, relaxing without kids and talking!

Happy Weekend everyone!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day



I hope your leprechaun visited your house, I know ours did
(otherwise Grace would have been VERY disappointed).

Have a beautiful, GREEN day!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

spring and skunks

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With the latest burst of warm weather, I have spring fever BAD! With spring fever comes cleaning out the kids closets, its early I know but I am so ready for summer dresses, capris and sandals I can't wait. Zoe has been asking when we can go swimming in grandmas pool and part of her dress up attire includes swim suits!

While cleaning out Sage's closet we found some Halloween costumes from long ago (I can't bear to get rid of them). Zoe insisted on trying them, sadly she no longer fit in the pink octopus which I think is size 6-12 months but she tried. She was very pleased that she could wear the skunk though.

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How time flies, it seems like just yesterday Sage was our little skunk!


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Oh Deer

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This was the scene right outside my back door last week.

Jeremy and I were just talking about this is being the worst year we have had for deer in the 10 years we have lived here. They came down to our yards early in the season, like with the first snow storm in late fall and they have not left. There must be hundreds of them all wandering the same trails in the neighborhood and eating everything. They sleep on our grass and it is covered in deer poop!

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One night, were were watching TV and i looked up to see a deer looking at me through the window, it was standing on our deck just looking in.

My poor trees, grass, bushes and bulbs, I am not sure I will have anything left after the deer leave, if they ever leave!




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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Baby Your a Firework!

Grace is six today...

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I was telling her this morning about the day she was born. We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl and I still remember the peace, happiness and love I felt for her when the doctor told us..."It's A Girl"! I couldn't imagine that we could be lucky enough to have a boy and a girl right off the bat. I fell in love with those beautiful brown eyes and her sweet face instantly.

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Grace is my sweetest, most mild mannered, very emotional, very talented, creative child. She loves coloring, making projects and special presents for everyone. She is as socially busy as a six year old little girl can be. She is following in her big brothers footsteps trying all kinds of things. Currently, she plays soccer, takes clogging, two tumbling classes and a cheerleading class and loves them all. So far the only thing she has ruled out playing for now is T-ball (not her favorite or mine for that matter) besides, we have plenty of ball games to watch with Sage and dad.

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Grace is my best helper, loves to go shopping (thank goodness someone in my family does), she loves clothes, books; she is a good little reader already, she is also very into music. She wanted an iPod for her birthday so we got her a pink iPod shuffle...one of her favorite songs is "Firework" by Katy Perry, she sings it at the top of her lungs!

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Grace also decided (with a little convincing from me) to get her ears pierced for her birthday. She was very brave and is very happy with her new earrings, and can't wait to change them.

Baby, Your My Firework!
Happy Birthday my Gracie Girl, you are as sweet today as the day you were born!

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