Thursday, August 25, 2011


Its been a while again and blogger takes so long to uplaod pics that I am just going to do a couple quick. Sorry! I would do more but I dont have all day to wait for it. I am having a dumb moment and couldnt get the pictures of the gabba cake turned. So sorry!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello? Are you there?

Wow! Has it been a long time or what since I have posted anything. I'm sure some people thought I disappeared or lost my password or something! But in fact, I have not. I am really really busy...OK and a little lazy!

Anyway, Life is great at the moment! We are moving out of Daybreak right now into a house with a nice big fenced off backyard, 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, and so much more living space! The place we are in and have been for the last year is great! But circumstances have changed and this is going to be a better place for us. Plus it will make it so Eric (my brother) can take our place and not have to share with roommates. That will be great for them since they are getting married next month! Now for the family update.

Lynnli, sweet adorable Lynnli is 3 now and just as crazy as ever! She is starting Preschool in the fall (INSANE!!) and he can't wait! She talks about school all the time! I know she will love it. She is still hilarious and always keeps us moving! She is very independent as well! She went to use the bathroom yesterday and came out with a new haircut! :/ She now has bangs that are a whole 1/4" long! That is going to be fun trying to hide for the next few months while it grows out! She is definitely getting some attitude too! Shopping with dad the other day she wanted to push the cart. He let her and after a while rested his hand on the side just out of habbit. When she saw she yelled at the top of her lungs, "Dad! Get your FREAKIN' hand off the cart!" I'm telling you, there is never a dull moment with Lynnli around!

Alyssa is now almost 2! She is full of life and so sweet to everyone! I can't get over how beautiful she is! She has such a different personality from Lynnli. It is so funny! She loves to share everything and if there is ever someone unhappy about something, she will do everything she can to make them happy again.She is just now starting to really want to talk and she is starting to get pretty good. She is catching up to Lynnli size wise and they get mistaken for twins all the time now! Alyssa is in love with animals. Anytime she sees a picture, one on tv, or a real one, she goes crazy! She wants to hold them and kiss them and just love them! It so cute!

Andrew is doing great as a Licensed Massage therapist. He has been at The Spa Club for about 6 months now and he is steadily building a nice clientel! He loves massaging and helping people that way and he really has a natural gift for it. Its not so bad for me either! ;) He is starting school in June to get his Master Esthetician license as well. That will take about a year and then being dually licensed he will have so many more opportunities open up.

I stay home now and watch kids. I watch a 10 month old, 18 month old, and 9 year old girls and then a 3 year old, 18 month old, and 4 month old boys. Some days get a little crazy, but overall we do alright. Its fun for my girls to have other kids to play with and they typically do well sharing all their stuff. I have recently taken up a new hobby, sewing, and love making things for my girls. They have a few dressing so far and I am working on some adorable slippers! I do have a little problem though. I have become an addict to Facebook contests! I am on their multiple times a day entering all sorts of things! It doesnt help that its so easy to get on from my phone. I recently have won body wraps and a face wrap by ItWorks and I LOVE them! A gift card to a little Etsy shop with custom party supplies, and a huge scentsy package (a full size and plug in warmer plus 9 scentsy bars!!). I LOVE winning things! I am entered into dozens more that I am waiting to hear the results on as well. Free thing ROCK!

As a family we are wonderful! We get lots of family time since Andrew only works 15-20 hours a week massaging and I am home all day. We recently went to San Diego and took the girls to Sea World, the Zoo, and the Beach. It was so fun! A full week vacation was just what we needed!

Well, I will throw some pictures up and then I need to get back to packing! I just needed a quick break and thought I would blog quickly! Thanks for taking the time to read about my life and love and hopefully I will be able to get myself back to writing regularly!

PS If anyone has a truck and want to help us move next weekend, let me know! 801-696-0398

Only 2 pictures!? So disappointing, I know! I thought I had uploaded all the pics on my camera but apparently I have yet to do that. So this is my promise that in the next week sometime I will find the time to upload and post them all on here!!
Come back soon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Alyssa is 1!!!

It's hard to believe that my baby is a year old already! On August 11th one year ago, she was just 4 1/2 lbs and in the hospital. So tiny and fragile! Now she is crawling all over the place, trying to walk, up and down stairs! It's truly amazing how much can change in the short span of a year!
Andrew and I both had to work yesterday, but did get off early enough to have a nice dinner. But we are celebrating her birthday on Friday. I like to have a bordered picture of my girls at their birthday for everyone to sign the border that was there. The last couple of weeks have been hard to get some pictures done so I took the girls just outside to a park and snapped a couple. I'll put a couple of my favorites here.
It's amazing how different my girls are, not just in appearance but personality as well! It has been so fun seeing the differences and their personalities really both starting to show. I can't wait to see how they change even still!

Tried getting some in the sand, but all she wanted to do was eat it!
My girls just being goofy!

These next 3 are the ones I am trying to pick my favorite out of for her 8x10

And here is Lynnli at her 1 year picture

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Huge Update! Warning, its a long one!

I thought I would do a real update of everything going on for us right now. My last few haven't been too great. So here we go...

While unpacking, Lynnli saw the Halloween costumes I got for the girls for this year. She wanted to try them on so we did! Lynnli is going to be a lady bug and Alyssa is a bat girl. lol
Not sure what Alyssa is doing with her tongue here.

Lynnli's hair I've been doing to keep it out of her face. We are going to try and grow out her bangs and This is nice to hold it all back.
Alyssa's hair is finally long enough to get the tiniest little pony tail in. haha Sure it looks a little goofy with how small it is, but I just love it!
Lynnli wanted to jump in the pictures when she saw me taking them

Lynnli is now in the cheesy smile stage

There is a little kiddie pool literally around the corner from my house. It only goes to 1.5 feet deep so Lynnli can run all over in it while I just sit on the side. It is fantastic! One of the many great things about Daybreak!

Alyssa loves to be outside doing anything

I have had a brain fart and can't remember how to turn the pictures. Sorry

Lynnli loves to jump on the tramp.
Then she likes to show off her CRAZY hair (as she calls it)

This in in my moms front yard. I love the colors in these pictures!

For Memorial day we took the girls to their first Baseball game. It was so fun (even thought the Bees lost).

The baseball field
Eating cotton candy
Me and Alyssa

Lynnli with a Yankees bat...Go Yankees!

Stinkin cute girls!
Family again
Lynnli has this Jeep she got for her birthday last year. She loves going out and riding around. It;s made fir just 1 but we can squeeze Alyssa in with her to go for rides. Lynnli was posing for every picture this day. I wish that were a normal occurrence!
Lynnli and Alyssa

Riding together, Lynnli holding onto Alyssa to keep her in.
My beautiful Lynnli!

Candice and I go rock climbing once a week and my mom came with her young women one time. There is this arch (goes up one side, across the ceiling, and down the other side) that we have been working on. I can finally do it. It is by far harder than anything else we have tried, but it is so worth it!
Candice and I

I am just getting to the top of the arch here

Here are some pictures of Lynnli's 2nd birthday (April 3). We had the party at my work ing the child center. It was so fun! The kids loved it and Lynnli thought it was just awesome having everyone there. Mostly I just videotaped the whole thing and I had Andrew in charge of pictures. Thats why there aren't many. lol
Lynnli's cake I made
My sister Candice and I with Alyssa
Lighting the candle for Lynnli. We practiced blowing candles out a lot and she was so ready!

We have just moved! We are now in Daybreak and are loving it! My brother owns the house and my dad finished the basement for us to stay in while Andrew finishes school and we decide what we want to do. It is fantastic! It has 3 bedrooms still so we have plenty of room. Hard wood floors, granite counter tops, trim throughout. We are going really slow with the decorating so I will post more pictures once we have that all done. For now, here is what I have.

Here is the outside of the house...
My Vinyl clock (haven't gotten nails to put the middle up yet haha)

The bathroom

The family/living room
My favorite, the kitchen
And my clock again with the light above on this time

Lynnli Justine