Thursday, December 11, 2008
my hair stylist neighbor did it at her house so there was no mirror! the poor girl about cried when she finally held the mirror up in front of me and i was absolutely speechless. but i have to say its growing on me. i love the cut! and the color... well, i'm a blond at heart but its fun seeing the world from a brunette point of view.
me as a blond (with nasty dishwater color roots) and me as a brunette!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
L-R: leiloni, christia, jamie, me, shalise, ashley, rachel
thanksgiving day was very low-key. but we loved it. we had a tasty meal that james' school put on. there were no yams and no corn but it was completely free and i had to do absolutely zero cooking and zero dishes so it was totally worth it! besides, most of our friends were there anyway, so we had a really great time.
here is james dishing up food with some of our friends. they even gave us containers to take leftovers home! don't worry, we didn't really feed scott stuffing. we just faked him out for a cute picture but we all felt really bad when he so naively fell for it.
thanksgiving was so quiet that we even had time to decorate our house for christmas! we put up our tree
and that's about all we have room for in our tiny cozy apartment.
apparently james and i got a little drunk on cranberry sauce because we decided to stay up late with our young and hip friends and go shopping at midnight! scott slept the whole time but it took james and me a good three days to recuperate from the late night. we're just not as young and spry as we used to be.
here's a picture of james and devin inside the mall. there were so many people there!
the next night we went to the festival of trees with the cooks, the kearns and the palizzi's (who are not pictured here) and naturally i bragged to all of our friends that i used to perform at the festival of trees for singers unlimited! i'm sure they were all secretly impressed. (james and i are dressed up in this picture because we had just come from a baptism. there were TWO baptisms in our ward over the past week!)
scott seriously sat in this position on james for like five minutes. it was so cute.
and by the end of the weekend poor little scotty boy was so tuckered out that he fell asleep on the floor while playing with his toys. he has NEVER done that before. it was so funny.
needless to say, it was a fabulous thanksgiving and we can't wait to post pictures of our next holiday in utah! yeah!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
our front room - before
our front room - after
the amazing thing is that i somehow cleaned this whole front room in one day while scott miraculously took a really long nap. sometimes i think of that day and
dining area/washer & dryer closet - before
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
here he is with his cute little daddy playing in the water.
and for the past week or so scott has been getting really close to rolling over.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
this is the mask that i tried to make him. but it was such cheap material that by the time i wrapped it around his head it literally fell apart in my hands. (you can see the frayed edges in this picture)
but that was okay because he didn't like it much. he would only wear it when he was being fed. and even then he was a little sketchy about it.
that's why i'm the only one with a mask on in this picture at a halloween party for our kids. he screamed and tore it off so i gave up. but i'm all decked out as batwoman as you can see. too bad i was one of the only adults that even dressed up! so much for me wearing black spandex and a cape.
but scott liked my mask more anyway so i got a cute picture of he and james in their masks at our ward halloween party. you've heard of batman and robin. well this is batman and BATBOY!!!
and i had to add this cute picture of james. he made us such an amazing sunday roast dinner today. it was delicious!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
this is us all on the tractor ride. it took us on about a 1/2 mile ride to and from the pumkin patch. when we first got there we walked through the corn maze. about ten minutes into it we decided to turn around. because the corn stocks really just looked the same all the way through.
then the boys got to play in the wheel barrow while we picked pumpkins.
scotty loved riding his very own mini tractor.
but he had to ride with mom on the BIG tractor!
we even got to swing in a tractor tire!
and i got to have some fun on my own while scott slept...
we also went to a covered bridge. maybe some of you have heard of the move "bridges of maddison county". well this is one of the bridges of maddison county! we're so famous here in iowa!
it was just an all around great autumn day!