A new addition

After what seems like forever, I finally started a new blog. Check it out here!


The middle

My favorite day of the week is now Wednesday, and for one reason... The Middle.

If you have not taken the time to watch this gem of a show you need to. There has never been a show that EVERYONE can relate to. I am telling you this little show gives me the pick up I need to finish my week, plus it always makes me laugh. So watch this show on Wednesday and let me know what you think.


Batter's up

Chad and I celebrated our 8th Anniversary on Monday. What a better way to celebrate with a championship softball game. Am I a nice wife or what?

And guess what they won! Happy Anniversary to Us!


pumpkin picking

One of our Halloween traditions {don't you have more than one} is to pick our own pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. Our favorite little spot closed a few years ago and so I have been on the lookout for another perfect pumpkin patch. I am not about spending $8 bucks a person to go to Hee Haw's and see the Worlds Biggest Pig. So we hauled the troop down to the Red Barn in Santaquin.

You take a wagon ride out to the pumpkins...a slow wagon ride

Chad and Milo were pretty quick to find their pumpkins

Gavin went through about nine before he went back to the first one he had pickedThis has always been a fun thing for our family to do, if you don't already do this you should try it and happy pumpkin picking!


After much anticipation TOMS is finally selling Youth sizes!!!
Get a sneak peek here.

Gavin already picked out these

And I picked out these for Milo

Disclaimer: TOMS has been selling the Tiny TOMS for a while but the Youth sizes are the new ones.


Some stuff you need

Everyone has those favorites that they love. Here are some of mine.

For those of you who like me find washing and then blowing out your hair just about as bad as going to the dentist this favorite is for you. Dry Shampoo{Sally's Beauty Supply}

All you do is shake the can, spray on your hair, then give your hair a little rub rub and you look like you just washed it. The reason I love this specific one is the price. You can shell out beau coup bucks for dry shampoo, but I am telling you that at $7.00 you won't ever feel guilty for skipping a wash...or two.

These PJs{from Gap} are something I can't live without. It was a sad day when Gavin grew out of them.

They make your little ones look oh so cute. People are always saying that it is stupid to spend so much on something that they sleep in, but Gap has them on clearance online and Old Navy makes them as well for a cheaper price, you also can get them pretty cheap at the outlets. So there is no excuse.

This next one is very random and I didn't realize that it was a favorite until recently I looked in my linen closet and found this...


Do you ever get sick of your bedroom but can't afford to redecorate, then do what I do, buy new pillow cases. It is a quick change and for only a few dollars you can change up the color scheme in your room. Give it a try you might find that all your room needed was a small change of color.

Seems I could go on and on about my favorites but these are just a few for now, let me know what you think.


the closest you will get me to a farm

Tiff and I took the wee ones to Thanksgiving Point on Monday. When I told Gavin that where we were going he said "Mom, that place stinks. I can't stand it and you can't stand it wither cause you are pregnant" I told him that we were going to tuff it and go see some animals...

Surprisingly, it took Milo clear till the end to warm up to any and all farm animals, he did like the goats at the end.

Gav was all about feeding every animal in that place, he personally saw that every animal got fed, even the chickens.

They both loved the horses, Milo did not want to get off when we were done

Thanks Tiff and Demps it was a fun day

Rise and shout

Everyone knows how deep my love for BYU football runs. Most parents would HATE taking there kids for a 3 hour game but for me it is heaven. There is nothing so wonderful as singing the cougar fight song with your 6 and 2 year old. {yes they know the words, while other parents are teaching letters and number I am teaching the fight song} I have to say that I was impressed with how well they did. Gavin only asked to go home once with 2 min left in the game and Milo could not get enough of it, he was taking it in the whole time. It is probably a good thing I only make boys.

Room mother duty #1

So I can't remember if I posted about it or not, but in a moment of what I think complete insanity I signed up to be Room Mother for Gavin's class. So far it hasn't been to trying {room mother tea here, letters to go home there you know stuff like that} and last week I thought was one of the more rewarding things about volunteering...


We went to Hee Haws, and though I got tired of walking through dirt and corn it was fun for Gav and myself to do something together.

We take a great picture don't we

No trip to Hee Haw's would be complete with out finding the perfect pumpkin.

I loved how these pumpkins were all lined in a row under the fallen over sunflower.

school carnival

What a better way to show our Grovecrest grizzly pride than attending the school carnival.

I don't know why he enjoyed it but Gavin spent 1/3 of his time in the jail.

Milo and Gavin both got in on the Basketball Competition {the winner got a trophy...rather the kid who spent the most tickets got a trophy. Smart PTA ladies.}

For HATING guns, Chad said I looked a little to serious and in the moment.