Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Birthday lil boy!

He is officially 1... God help us! Micah said this morning he couldn't believe how fast time has flown and how much Mase has helped us grow and change as parents... I have no idea what he's talking about we barely survived this past year... we look it too!

Minutes old!

After breakfast this morning!

We decided that with the passing of Michael Jackson its probably safe to put birthday suit pics of Mason up!

Friday, June 26, 2009

1950s take on a wife!

HA ha ha i wonder how many woman felt this way and how many thought it was ridiculous! When I know Micah is on his way home I do straighten up and run the vaccum through Mason's crumbs... I want Mic to enjoy coming home to us, to a clean home and warm meal!

Promise I very rarely vaccum in heals

Patriotic Toes...

Patriotic Toes... I'm all about the holidays.

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Before / After and a few projects...

Here are some of the things I've been up too! Nothing serious just things to stay busy... sorry for the blog over load lately I just have lots to share!

The old bookcase now rocks for mason's toys!

I made this fabric bucket for my friend Jessica's baby shower and filled it with lots of other cute matching homemade gifts that i forgot to take a pic of oops!

This cute quilt by Thimble Blossoms(thanks Kira for the emotional support!) It's now sewn together and I need to pick my borders.

Remember this ugly green table...

Now a sexy black! I need to find different decorations for the top but still alot better!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Down on the farm

We went to visit the farm and for Mase it was love at first pet! He just couldn't get his little arm in far enough, everytime he got close enough to touch one his little fist would bop (its sounds nicer than hit or punch) these poor goats right in the nose, eye, teeth (it didn't matter as long as contact was made) then he would squeal and laugh!

As soon as he made eye contact he was pumped

The mini goats were the best just his size

Soph and Mase driving the tractor

Anna and I posing for a pic and trying to corral the kids (Story of my life)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Beach House!

Jealous much?!
So I put an add on craigslist listing the amount we were willing to pay for a beach house and these awesome people answered! So we will be spending Mason's first birthday HERE I can't wait!!!
** We got this place for less than it would cost to get a hotel!

This will also be our first ever vacation! No seriously visiting family doesn't count as a vacay (no matter how fun) so in 5 years this is our first VACATION

Mason's excited too!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

To some pretty awesome Dads!

Look at all these great lookin guys! Yup they are all in my family tree (we adopted G-pa in 87) Hope everyone had a great Daddies Day and thanks to this awesome holiday Micah will no longer be stealing my ipod! The Daddy faeries brought Mic an Ipod those great faeries!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Add this to my Christmas wish list!

EZ Veiw Desktop Oh how much simpler my life would be with this to help me get organized!

The drawing is here at Homemade by jill and your welcome to enter, but I plan on winning this awesome contest!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mason's WALKING!!!

Today Mason took his first official steps (more than 2)... what am I going to do my lil terror is really mobile! I will confess I cried a lil when he took those shaky steps... he was so much easier to corral when he was just crawling. Now the world is his oyster (what does that even mean?) and I will be investing in one of those sad lil kid leashes!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Are you kidding me???

So this morning Mason decided to wake up at the literal butt crack of dawn... so I pulled him in bed w/ us and nursed him for a while, hoping that he would sleep for another hour snuggled w/ us. No dice... when he finished nursing he thought it was funny to crawl between Mic and I, and smack us in the face until he got a response... while he was in the middle of smacking me (this is so gross) he puked in my hair and ear!! It was so awful! Somebody is getting weened soon!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Spaghetti anyone?

Mason sure loves his pasta and we love to watch him eat it! I really hate cleaning up later... but its worth it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Its about time!

Judy's Husband Dick is hard at work making some much need upgrades to the Homestead! I have no idea how Judy handled raising 7 kids with only one bath room (she never complained either)! Not only is Dick putting in a bathroom, he and Judy have also picked out some great carpet and vinyl for the living room and kitchen... and have plans for the downstairs bathroom. They also have plans to put new vinyl siding on the house. I can't tell you how excited I am for Judy and how very much she deserves all of the great new upgrades! Yeah Judy-O !!!

This is the home Micah grew up in! Micah's father built this house with his bare hands, that fact alone has always been something Micah has been so proud of! We are so glad that this home is getting the love it deserves to last for generations to come.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


What will $65 dollars buy today... dinner and a movie? haha
Today was the infamous Ryan Meadows yard sales, and mama cleaned up! So for $65 bucks I got:
1 5x8 Pottery Barn Rug $5.00 (shriek) !Click here to see the rugs on PB
1 3x5 matching PB rug $3.00 (double shriek)
2 Throw pillows $6.00
2 decor pillows $2.00
2 matching sports wall art $3.00
1 pack n play $5.00 (for reals)
1 sm endtable $3.00
1 dark wood bowl $3.50
1 step stool $2.00
1 baseball hangy thing $1.00 (needs some love)
1 childs molds hand and foot impressions $1.00
1 cupboard $25.00 (I am not sure I like this)
4 curtain panels $8.00
1 family sign thing $1.00
1 olive oil sign $1.00

I like it I just need to figure out where to put it

Mase already using the pack n play, the moldes, the olive oil sign, and the family sign... don't you just love the rug!

The panels, table, step stool, pillows, bowl,and sports art! I feel like I have a whole new apt!

So Anna and I have been planning and waiting for the Ryan Meadows Sales for Months! We love to yard sale (we met at a sale) and finally Aaron is here and its time to hit the sidewalks!

We had so much fun and the other girls found some awesome deals too! Ok now we are ready for more visitors!!! De you need to come back and see how much better our place looks!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Who loves their dead relatives the most...

The first thing we did in Star Vally was decorate the graves. It was only Saturday,(Memorial day was Mon) and most of the graves had already been decorated. So Judy and I decided the earlier you decorate the graves the more you love the people who have passed... so we are going to start decorating now for next year (of course we love our relatives most!)

Wow my kid is sooo handsome!

Mase and I getting ready to leave

We headed to Freedom's graveyard first(and ended in Afton's)... this was the first time that we had seen Marty's grave w/ the headstone a plaque! Mic had a hard time seeing the headstone, its miserable to think that Marty will never know our children or teach them all the wonderful things he knew!

I've done the memorial rounds with Judy before and she cut back a ton this year and still we had to take several vehicles to fit all the flowers in! (we have relatives in every graveyard in StarValley)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another year of Ryker...

While we where in Pocatello we got to crash our nephew Ryker's (I just love that name) b-day party. He is 5... 5 can you believe it! Ryker is Micah's little (haha by 1 inch) brother Cole's son... we had so much fun and we are so glad that Cole and Kate didn't move and forget to give us the address. (one day I night do that to someone) They are such a great family and always a hoot (yes hoot) to be around!

Awe Gma Judy... awe! (that night she got sooo sick and the next morning she headed into the hospital she is such a trooper)

Just getting into the presents... ours is the dual action squirt gun!

Here Ryker is holding the gun... Kate was so excited!

Ryker w/ Reese... they are such good friends... seriously I never see them fighting (I wonder what Kate bribes them with?)

Look at this well oiled cake cutting ice cream scooping machine... it was dang good cake too!
***side note***
Kate has had 3 kids who all weigh more than she does ... ughhh!!!