Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Crown, Anyone?

I have been in a crown crafting mood lately. Im obsessed with creating crowns- lace, paper etc.
Just had to share it:)

Monday, July 30, 2012


This past weekend was not the funnest one. Both kids were sick, and still are sick:( They both started with a high fever and now are congested and have a cough. A lot of my friend's kids are sick too so something must be going around.  So we have just been lazy all weekend.

For lunch on Sunday I wanted to make soup, but didnt have a lot of ingredients or any cans of soup. I found a recipe for some cheesy soup, and luckily it didnt call for too many ingredients. It turned out delicious! It taste similar to Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower soup:) without the cauliflower.

1/4 C butter
1 Chopped onion
1/4 C flour
3 C chicken broth
3 C milk
1 lb shredded cheese

I didnt have an onion so I just used some onion salt and I did half milk and half half & half.

Melt butter and onion together- the recipe said for 5 minutes until onion was soft I didnt have to wait that long:) then add flour and stir continuously add chicken broth stir until thick,- I stirred it for about 5 minutes, then add milk and bring to a boil. Add in cheese- I had a five lb bag of cheese so I just added as much as I wanted:) Then I crumbled bacon on top- and put gold fish crackers on for the kids. With some xtra cheese to sprinkle on top:) Sorry they are not exact recipe directions but I usually just put in what I want:) Its super creamy and very filling- perfect for fall or winter weather, we love soup so we will take it any time of the year:)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Happy Birthday To Mike!

I am sorry this post is a week late! Mike's birthday was last Saturday... I am a horrible wife for not posting about it! So we played at Riverwoods and ate at Pizza Factory:) From me and the kids, and family he got: A massage gift certificate, a race car game for Xbox,his watch fixed ,2  new shirts, Jazz bball pajama pants,  a baseball game for xbox, Ketchup chips, and candy and he new baseball bat he has been wanting! He doesnt like cake so we didnt get a birthday cake but at pizza factory we got the Ice Cream sundae. Yum!

Any guesses on the age? He definitly looks younger:) I love him so much and seriously am so glad that I married him:)Seriously all you girls that dated him before missed out! I mean who ends up with a guy who cleans! His momma taught him well:) Maybe a little too well cause that is the first thing he does when he gets home from work... He is so much more than that though:)  He is such a loving husband, and father. Always thinks of others before himself. He is so protective of his family. He wont ever let anything happen to us. He is the hardest worker I know. He never ever skimps on a job. If you are ever looking for someone to do a stone job for you call Mike! You will never ever ever be dissapointed with his work- or if you need your cars cleaned!

Mike is such a great father to the kids. He is Olivia's number one client:) Olivia and Korver love him so much(even if KOrver is a mommas boy) I love how Mike does take the time to play with them. We love him.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Brave Girl

Today Olivia got her front tooth pulled. It had abscessed and needed to be pulled before it infected any more of her mouth. She was a brave girl! She hasn't had an actually check up so this was her first one. We got there and she was so stubborn to get xrays. They even said I could hold her and she still put up a fit. We had to wait another hour before they could put her to sleep for her extraction. So when they gave her the shot it was only seconds before she was out:) They took the xrays and no other teeth problems at least:) Everything else went smooth. She came out of it pretty quick after the extraction, but it was pretty entertaining to watch her. When we got home I told her she couldnt walk yet but she didnt listen to me and of course face planted it:(  Now she will be toothless for a few years until  her tooth comes in but she still looks adorable. When I showed her herself in the mirror she was kind of freaked out and mad that she didnt have a tooth... she said" I don't like that mom"- the whole in her mouth. They gave her her tooth in a little pink box so she can put it under her pillow- she thinks it is gross!:)

I just told Olivia about the toothfairy:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my sweet princess Olivia! I can't believe she is 3!!!!!! I have a three year old!!!
(will post more birthday festivities later)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Birthday Excitement

So excited for Olivia's birthday tomorrow! She has been telling me she wants a princess party- we aren't having a party but I am going to decorate a little for our princess:) I did make her a birthday crown... that I love! We are inviting family over for cake and ice cream, and then doing some fun just family birthday things- mostly on Saturday. I will post what we did this past weekend a little later... Kye's birthday, bbq...etc.

Here is a preview of the crown:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just a Trim!

This picture was taken a little while back, and so since then his hair has gotten past his eyes and a lovely mullet has been creeping down his back- so it was time for a trim....

or not...

... more than just a trim. But he is still stinkin' cute!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Keeping Busy

We are just keeping so busy this summer with swimming, birthdays, photoshoots, it just seems like blogging is the last thing on my mind. Olivia and Mike's birthdays are both next week! Wahoo! Can you believe Olivia is going to be 3! And she has the attitude to go with it. We have been going swimming at Lindon city pool and its been so fun- the two times we have gone:) We have been playing a lot at home. Korver is getting so good at feeding himself with a fork and spoon with not spilling, and starting to say more words- or at least the beggining sounds of words:) Olivia just really wants to do everything herself. I mean she tells me to go away when she is playing- like im invading her space or something:) I know I say it over and over but I seriously do have the cutest kids! Looks and all... although I could do without the sass Olivia gives me... I have been busy with the kids and photoshoots lately! I love it! So with Mike's birthday coming up anyone have any ideas:)? Oh also we celebrated our 4th anniversary in Vegas! It was so fun! Sad to say no pictures:( We mostly just shopped and walked the strip- it was so hot and a hot wind to go with it. But we walked the entire strip so we got our excersize for the year!:) We did see the Titanic exhibit- anything that has to do with Titanic Mike loves! They had a "ice berg" chunk there and so we had a contest who could leave their hands on the longest- I think I last maybe ...5...no I would say at least 10 seconds! It was so cold! At the beggining of the exhibit they give you a passenger passport to see if you survived. I was a third class passenger and yes I did survive, but sad to say Mike, a first class passenger,  did not. It was a fun relaxing weekend.

For Olivia's third birthday I am still up in the air of what to do and its next thursday! Im not going to have a birthday party- I mean we will invite a few over for cake and icecream but nothing like the past two years. SO any ideas for that?

Here are some preview pictures of Olivia's 3 yr pics: