Thursday, December 22, 2011


I am so madly in love with and entertained by my hilarious big boy Beckham, but I feel so lucky to get to have a little girl. She is the sweetest little thing ever.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Favorite Ski Bums

On Saturday we took Beckham to Sundance Resort to ski for the first time. He mostly loved it, with the exception of crying about cold hands at the very end (that's what happens when you take off your gloves to make snow angels). They only skied for about an hour, then enjoyed some hot cocoa at the lodge. All the rest of the day Beckster said he wanted to go skiing again. We'll see how it goes the rest of the season. Brendon intends to spend lots of time on the slopes with his season pass and fancy new skis.

First things first...the cutest little red nosed ski fan ever!

Love that kid (and that great daddy) so much!

Friday, December 02, 2011

We Believe

"Ho ho, I want Cranky the Crane, NOW! Please."
("It's nice to sit on a lap of someone chubbier than me")


I made some little felt bow headbands last week. Nothing fancy, but I thought they turned out cute for a 5 minute project.
I especially adore my model :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

These Are My Kiddos

I love them so much.

Don't you just want to munch on Liberty's chubby arms? I do. All day long.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Trick Or Treat

Oh yes I did recycle! We reused our costumes this year. We moved to Utah in November, so I figured no one around here would know (although all of our blog followers would - the shame!). I just really didn't feel like sewing new ones this year. Beckham loved trick or treating, handing out candy, and eating chocolate. Holidays are so much more magical with two year olds around!

Love Is In The Air

Beckham adores his baby sister (and she seems to worship him - when she sees him her eyes light up!) and I have to make sure to supervise him or he's sure to smother her with his love.
He's always kissing her...
And "holding" her... (he doesn't seem to realize this is HER holding HIM)
I always check her eyes peeping over to make sure they are not bulging, pained, or panicking; she seems to enjoy his loves.

Lady Liberty Girl

A few pictures of my happy, chubby, bald baby girl that we love to pieces. She's doing that "growing like a weed" thing that babies tend to do. Today I went through her closet/drawers and pulled out all the things that no longer fit *sob/sigh* and it was a very large pile.

On a side note, Brendon is gathering quotes that he will make her memorize when she is older. One of my favorites: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." 2 Corinthians 3:17

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sweet Girl

Nothing exciting to post - just a few photos of my chunky little girl. She is such a good, happy baby. She only wakes up once a night usually - and last night she didn't wake up to eat until 6 am. You can't really tell from these pictures - but she has rolls all over the place (just like her mommy did). She is very big for a 2 month old - in the 99th percentiles.
She loves attention (poor second child - desperate for some attention) and LOVES to stand up on her strong, chubby legs.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Water Babies

We took the kiddos to visit my parents in California and had a great time on the farm, but the highlight of the trip were the weekends spent on the houseboat.
even Miss Liberty loved boating! she loves everything...she's always smiling
Beckham loved loved LOVED the water! He wanted to spend every waking minute swimming (I wish I could type it in his cute 2 year old accent that sounds a little more like "simming"). And every minute not spent "simming" needed to be spent taking "boat wides".
He was a fantastic swimmer. Maybe all two year olds are this good, but we weren't expecting it. As long as he had his life jacket on he would swim for hours without assistance - even traveling good distances. He really had a hang of the kicking and paddling stuff.
Brendon showed him an adventurous time. I love that he looks a little apprehensive in this photo!
And here he is giving a little wave to show that he is having a great time on the wakeboard! Since we got back to Utah he whines constantly about the lack of boat rides.

Monday, August 08, 2011


My two amazing girlfriends (college roommates), Kayla and Brooke, showed up on my doorstep Thursday night. They had flown in from California to surprise and kidnap me for my birthday. I was absolutely shocked. They helped me pack, and then we were off to Park City. They had made reservations at The Stein Ericksen - a gorgeous 5 star resort. They had planned delicious restaurants, relaxing spa treatments, girl talk, and lots of shopping. They held Liberty the whole time so I could just relax. It was a fabulous weekend and I will never forget it.

Early Exposure

I am the biggest fan of country music, and I am on a mission to make sure my children are too! Thanks to Vivint we have had amazing box seats to two country concerts this month. The night I went into labor with Liberty we got to go to the Brad Paisley concert/Stadium of Fire. I was worried Beckham would be too tired to stay up until 11 pm and sit still for three hours - but he LOVED it. He led the music like a chorister and his eyes were glued on the stage the entire time. This past Saturday I took Liberty to the Tim McGraw/Luke Bryan/The Band Perry concert with some fun girls from Brendon's work. It was amazing. I wish I would have taken pictures - she looked pretty funny with bright orange ear plugs in her tiny ears. She slept through the whole thing.

Brad PaisleyTim McGraw

Chillin' a villain.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Beckham loves to help mow the "wawn" with Dad on Saturday mornings.

Liberty had some thrush last week that left us a little sleepless for a few nights, but since recovery she is back to being a sweet baby and chunking up her cheeks.
Beckham turned two last weekend. Seeing as how I was exhausted and sore at two weeks postpartum (from a csection remember...don't judge me too harshly) we celebrated his birthday at Chuck-e-Cheese with family and friends. As you can see he loved "Cheese".