Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In response to the last....

In response to the last post I wanted to clarify which song was for who.

Nate:Of course I would put a BNL song for you. We flew all the way to Chicago just to see them. They're an amazing group and you really taught me to appreciate them. Thank-you! They are such a talented group.

Mom:Nothing but the best for you which of course is Barbara! I remember watching yentl when I was a kid and thinking about what an amazing actress she was. The same rings true today. You gave me my love for musical theatre.

Dad:Two things remind me of you....Old Spice and drumming on the steering wheel. Of course the song you would drum to would be Chicago. I think it helped me understand what kind of person my dad is. I still love Chicago.

Kellie: I'll draw you a picture.....Ford Probe, Main Street in Roy(on our way to get slurpees of course) and CAKE playing the on the radio. I always admired you growing up but I remember wanting to drive for the first time when this moment occurred.

Kenzie: Only you and I understand corny songs like this. Also only you and I cry about sappy moments in movies like this. I'm glad that when I'm crying in a movie and feel like an idiot.....I can always look over and know I'm not the only one with teary eyes.

Melissa Clark:Baby it's cold outside but this version (from Elf) reminds me of you. You are the only person I know that watched Elf and Nightmare before Christmas about once a week. It's really cute! The best moms are always the ones who really enjoy life and don't forget what's important to them!!

Kerianne:Music is really important to me. I feel like if someone hates the music I love we can't be friends. You and I have very similar taste in music and I think that's why we are such good friends. I remember when I asked you to burn the Colbie Calliat CD...was when I decided that you and I were more than just co-workers.

Darcie:Who could forget dressing up like whores to lady marm? You are the only person who I can really let me guard down and make an absolute fool of myself with. By the way where is that video?

Claire:Remember when you gave me the Gavin Degraw CD for the first time? You said he was going to be big and it's very true. You have introduced me to a lot of new music I know cherish!!! The wedding CD's you made me are still my favorite things to listen to.

Thanks to all for playing the game.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Back by popular demand!

Apparently my blog music meant a little something to a lot of people so I have a new challenge for all you bloggers. In my new playlist I have included songs that reminded me of certain people. If I tag you, you must comment and guess which song represents you. Good luck Nate, Mom, Dad, Kellie, Kenzie, Melissa Clark, Kerianne, Darcie and Claire.

Wow! What a change.

Nate and I ended up moving a lot quickier than we thought possible. We are now staying with my sister Kenzie and brother-in-law Brad. They are very kind to let us stay here and we are very grateful for it especially since Brad was recently laid-off from his job. But this week was filled with wonderful things I want to remember. First thing...my mom gave me my christmas present early and we went to see David Archuleta!!!!! O my word it was so great!
For Thanksgiving this year we went to my mother-in-laws house and had such a wonderful time. I really enjoy spending time with my in-laws. I feel bad that a lot of people don't like theirs. Maddie had such a great time too! That night looking through the ads I saw a great deal on a labtop for $198.00 Nate is quiting soon and we will no longer have access to a computer so we decided to shoot for this one. I really wanted to stake out the place so we went to Walmart around 8:30p.m. Thanksgiving night and there was already people (not lining up but waiting) there for the labtops. We asked one of the guys how many there were and he said 12. After counting I decided to stay and wait for this great deal. Well..........after 10 hours of waiting in line, 2 cups of hot chocolate, 6 trips to the bathroom, 3 maganizes from the shelf and bonding with 11 other stangers..... I got it! Wow....I've never even went to a store on black friday before. It was so crazy. I imagine the end of the world being a lot like that. Any way.....here's to a happy holiday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My daughter is so spunky!

I know as a parent you required to love their kids. But I seriously LOVE my daughter. How can you look at these pictures and not love her? She has so much energy and spunk. When I was in high school I went through this phase of always having my mouth open in pictures. It's funny the things kids pick up from you. Any way...enjoy my entertaining daughter LOL!!

It's begining to look a lot.....

Normally I have to admit that Christmas isn't a very exciting holiday for us. Since both Nate and my parents are divorced, it can be stressful trying to make sure ALL the grandparents get their fill. But this year..........I'm actually EXCITED!!! This is really big for. I really don't like this holiday so the fact that I'm getting butterflies in my stomach thinking about waiting for "santa" is great. This Saturday my sister Kellie, my brother-in-law Ryan, Maddie and I went down to Thanksgiving point to look at awesome gingerbread houses. The detail that went into making these is extraordinary. Here's some pictures from our adventures.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Going back to school


I love this picture of my cute little pumpkin. She really likes carrying around a purse. Well after a lot of praying and wondering I've finally made a decision about what I'm going to do with my life. Nate and I decided to put our house up for sale and have me stay home for as long as I can. I'm also going to school in January and will finish my degree in Communication PR and advertising in December 2011. We're hoping this will all work out so I am very optimistic about the future and I'm grateful for all the people who support me in this decision. Here's to the future!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Halloween

The Batty Barnes Bash was so much fun! Since I've done everything for Halloween already I kind of feel like October should be over. Anyway the party was so much fun! We had lots of great food but the cake was the best by far (which my sister Kenzie made).

The decorations were brought to us by my sister Kellie and her great ideas.


Nate went as a Pimp, I as his employee and Maddie was a hippie.

The house looked very spooky.

Thanks to everyone who came :)




The next day was the pumpkin carving contest at my dad and Debbie's. We had to much fun. At dinner Maddie sat in a big chair and ate! I can't believe how big she is!

Kellie did a creepy skeleton

Ryan did a cute (but manly) kitty cat jack-o-lantern
Jackie did a bleeding pirate

Jared did a vampire

Corey of course did a his usual :kid" jack-o-lantern

Brad did a scary Jason mask pumpkin

Kenzie did Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean

Nate carved a peek-a-boo pumpkin

I did Cinderella's pumpkin carriage.

It's nice to win but I wish I didn't. I never feel good if I win and I always think someone else deserved it more than me. Still we had so much fun. It's nice to get together with my siblings and have fun.
Here's our family after the contest.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Fun Days!

Wow! What a busy weekend. On Friday my cousin Melissa and I went to Gardener Village. It was SO much fun! This was my first time going and I will be going again. I loved all the cute little shops and stores. My favorite by far was the candy store. Here's some photo's of our travels.



Then on Saturday my family all headed down the Thanksgiving Point (which I had also never been). I was so much fun. First we went to a giant pumpkin weighing then off to Cornbelly's which is like a Fall Theme park. We went on a hay ride, went through a corn maze, watched pig races, went through a haunted lizard and bouced on these giant ballons. O my word! I love it. I felt more like it was for me and not Maddie. She acutally fell asleep right as we walked into Cornbelly's. O the irony! I'm sad that Nate didn't get to go but I am so thankful to my family for helping me out with Maddie (espeically my brother-in-law Ryan). Here are some photo's of the day. Notice how there aren't any of Maddie at Cornbelly's?




Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Front Room is coming along well.

The front room is almost finished and I am so happy because my halloween party is coming up soon. I found lots of my inspiration from paint colors at home depot and HG TV. Here's what it looks like so far.


I'm hoping to get the tile finished this week, as well as the trim. I'll post some pictures of the finished product.


On a sadder note I recently lost my job of 3 years. I will miss the friendships I have made there but am very excited that I get to be a stay at home mom (my real dream in life). Now I get to spend all my time with this great girl!

I feel pretty lucky!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My newest project

I told myself I wasn't going to start a new house project until the master bath was done but I really can't help myself. Plus, I can do most of the work without even bothering Nate. So here's the plan........ I'm really looking for a cap cod style living room. Almost as if you could find my living room inside a beach house on mystic seaport. The color scheme is going to be a pale blue (wave crest) cream (irrish coffee) and light green and purple as accents. Here's a picture of what the finish product will be.

Here's what my living room started out as

Really it's not that bad...but it's not really my style. I don't like the look of the rustic trim and the fire place was too much. So the first thing I did was paint the fire place white.

I think it will look better with the blue. So this week I am going to be priming and painting lots and lots. I'll keep you updated.

As for the rest of us we are doing fine. Nate is doing sooooo well in his classes so far and Maddie is as curious as ever. Here's a picture of her enjoying some yogurt while incorporating her playtime.

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's been quite a while!

I can't believe that summer is basically over and Nate starts school tomorrow. This summer has CRUISED by. I've posted a picture from the last wedding I did because I was mighty proud of it. I wish the pictures would do it justice. After we finished the triathlon my family headed up to Preston for our usual "Koster Kamp-out". This past weekend I got surgery (again) and am doing a lot better already. In a way I am happy that things will settle down a little and we can get back on a schedule. Here are some pictures of my summer adventures! Enjoy!