Monday, February 28, 2011

Foto February, Day 28

Logan loves to copy the moves we do on our yoga ball.
 Pretty sure he didn't learn this one from me though.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Foto February, Day 27

I am really losing steam with this photo a day thing. I forgot again to take a picture until just now. Logan is in bed, the fireplace is on and Tyson and I are snuggling up about to watch Amazing Race. I hope those cowboys redeem themselves!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Foto February, Day 26

Woo I almost forgot to post one today! Here's one that actually has me in it :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Foto February, Day 25

Definitely going to be a musician.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Foto February, Day 24

Another snow day! After spending half an hour getting all our clothes on, having someone who needed to go to the bathroom after she put on her snowpants (ahem), and finally getting outside...
we decided we like the snow better when we're watching it out the window.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Foto February, Day 23

Last night I made another recipe courtesy The Martha.
I made a few alterations to what she had so what we ate ended up being an asparagus, mushroom, and salmon delight (what? this is why I don't write about food) flavored with roasted sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger. I've never cooked anything in parchment paper before; it was very flavorful. Tyson said it tasted fancy :) 

One more for our list of edible dinner dishes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Foto February, Day 22

So this one doesn't actually have a picture but at least I'm still blogging!

Jonie at Just Between Friends gave me a couple awards! I'm so flattered especially since Jonie is totally famous now and just won second place in Crafting with the Starts over at Sew Dang Cute.

She has mad skills.

Anyway, she has bestowed this:
and this:
Thanks Jonie!

So this is what I do next:
-Thank and link back to the person who gave the award to you
-Share seven random things about you
-Nominate 15 other bloggers
-Contact the bloggers and inform them of the award

So, lots of love going around. Now I have to think of seven random facts...

1. Sometimes I pretend to be an ice skater and I practice my triple (okay, single) salchow on the carpet. I'm always afraid I'm going to land wrong and have to explain to a doctor (and the rest of the world) how I sprained my ankle just hanging out at home. I keep doing it though because Logan thinks it's funny.

2. Sometimes when I blow my nose water comes out my eye. It's so gross.

3. My most embarrassing moment occurred when I went line dancing one night and through a series of rigorous moves my pants split up the bum. Did I go home? No. I tied a shirt around my waist until my roommate brought me a new pair of pants.

4. I once got paid to swing dance for the opening of the Special Olympics in Mt. Pleasant (my hometown).

5. I don't really like to cook and when I think of the thousands and thousands of meals I'll be making over the course of my life I get a little stressed out.

6. I think birds are gross.

7. I kinda like the wonderpets and sometimes when Logan isn't watching anymore... I still am. How will they save the sea turtle!?

Okay, enough of that. Here are my nominees for both awards. I cheated like Jonie did and only chose seven. Sorry!

1. Kendra at The Oakden Post
2. Becky at Getting Lowder Everyday
3. Julianna at A Hermit's Ranting Tantrums
4. Rachel at Legally Blond
5. Jenni at Scotty, Jenni, and Claire
6. Meggin at The Marchant Family
7. Lesley at Kensington Blue

Monday, February 21, 2011

Foto February, Day 21

It's a little hard to see but as we were picking up tonight I noticed the imprint of Logan's little foot in a blanket. I had to have a picture.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Foto February, Day 20

For those days when you need to wear your cat ears, dad's shoes, and Christmas pajamas.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Foto February, Day 19

We had sun today!! Woo hoo! Logan and I just had to get out in the backyard and play in it.

And in case you noticed, yes that is the same shirt that I made for him last year and is the one he wore for this little "photo shoot".
How does he still fit into it?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Foto February, Day 18

Apparently Logan and Tyson have been having secret disco parties without me.
They are working on the YMCA here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Foto February, Day 17

Alternate title: "Oh no, not this one again"

The Wreath.
Yeah, that one. 

I feel like I'm obligated to talk more about considering it took me so freakin' long to make!

There are just over 300 rosettes on that thing. 300 times about 4 minutes per rosette divided by 60 minutes...


I definitely put over 20 hours into it.

Especially considering that I started gluing rosettes onto one wreath form, decided I didn't like it, pulled them off and put them onto another wreath. A wreath that I made fatter by putting batting all around it then wrapping it in yarn before adding rosettes.

So after all that, my plans to put it in my bedroom were thrown out the window because I want people to see it, darn it! So for now it lives on the mantle.

Luckily it was super cheap to make! I used old books that I had around the house, (4 John Grisham novels if you want to know) the yarn and batting I also had, and the wreath was only $2.50.

Unfortunately I had to use 20 bucks worth of hot glue.

Ha ha, I kid, I kid. But really, there was quite a bit of glue involved.

So, for the last time (today) The Wreath.

*I just wanted to remind ya'll (I put the link up here once already) that this was not my original idea. I saw this first on Under the Table and Dreaming)*

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Foto February, Day 16

It snowed today! 
We were all in awe of the flakes that were so huge it looked like foam was falling from the sky.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Foto February, Day 14


Here we are going golfing in the days before marriage. So young!
Tyson and I had our first date on Valentine's day six years ago so today is a holiday and an anniversary for us.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Foto February, Day 13

Logan found the Santa hat while I was putting stuff away in the closet.
And then he danced.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Foto February, Day 12

This one will get FIVE pictures. What!? I know.

We took Logan to a Monster Jam at the Rose Garden today. Tyson's dad got tickets for us and we thought it sounded fun. It also sounded like it was right during Logan's nap but we figured we'd find a way around it. Turns out Logan actually slept through the first few minutes in spite of the deafening trucks.

 But that didn't last long. 
 We could not believe how interested he was. He just kept pointing and saying truck? truck? We were worried we'd only get to stay for half hour or so but Logan lasted through the entire two hours. 
 Best part? This "Megasaurus" unfolded out of a truck fully animated and breathing fire. It proceeded to "eat" this entire car. 
Not gonna lie, it was pretty cool.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Foto February, Day 11

What I see when I do sit-ups.

You know, the one time or so a month I do them.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Foto February, Day 10

Well it seems that the new rage in blog land is taking pictures of yourself and talking about your clothes, where you got them, how thrifty you were, etc. 

I can jump on this bandwagon.




(Oh wait, I don't have a full length mirror so when I want to see myself I stand on a chair in front of the bathroom sink. Also, I apparently lost the windex.)


If you show up unexpectedly (or even not) at my house between the hours of 6 and 10am I will most likely be wearing this.

Sweatshirt: UVU - alma mater

T-shirt: From my freshman year (that's high school, folks) of cross country. My own mother was embarrassed of me when she came to visit last and it was still in my closet.
What? 1997 was a good year, plus it reminds me that once upon a time I ran 8 miles. Straight.

Velvety black pants: Also, high school. I can't remember if I got them sophomore or junior year but I vividly remember wearing them to school. The 90's were good for everyone's wardrobe, I'm telling you.

Hair: A hot mess. Needs a cut.

So, there you have it. It would probably be tough to score this exact look today, but we can't all be fashionistas. If you save the clothes you have now for the next thirteen years you might have a chance at being as cool as me. 


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Foto February, Day 9

I am almost done with this wreath!
 Just a little more to do on the back.
I have more to say about it but not right now because I'm tired after tonight's young women activity. We were in charge and that always stresses me out!




Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Foto February, Day 8

This is what's been getting me through the day this week.
I hate colds.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Foto February, Day 7

This post gets two.

We were getting ready to take our daily walk to the mail box.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Foto February, Day 6

I did not understand why anyone would each chocolate chips from the bag until I met my friend Guittard (and don't ask me how to pronounce it).


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Foto February, Day 5

Rocking my baby on a Saturday night.

(that sounds like a line from a 50's song)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Foto February, Day 4

Logan working hard at one of his favorite pastimes. Reorganizing the spice cupboard.

This danger in this mission is twofold: one, his adoration of twirling when he's happy and high places do not mix; and two, his unpredictable toots and poops plus the proximity of my nose to his bum make for a precarious situation for me.

But I was willing to sacrifice for him (and believe me, I did) because he's been sick all week and just today was diagnosed with infections in both ears.

In three weeks we go back to reassess the situation and discuss tubes.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Foto February, Day 3

Well I was going to show you a beautiful picture of our golden brown chicken dinner with crispy potatoes and roasted garlic (recipe courtesy The Martha), but then Logan woke up super cranky from his nap (he's got a really bad cold right now) and he needed me hold him during the entire hour and half that I was planning on cooking. So tonight, in addition to that run on sentence, we have fourthmeal.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Foto February, Day 2

My bedroom needs a redo. Or actually just a do since not much has happened to it since we moved here.
We did inherit a king size bed from our neighbors which was great although Tyson says he misses my bum in his back when we sleep.

Well, I have to apologize for not asking your advice but I began my bedroom redo journey already by painting the room.

Great. Check.

Now what...?

Ok, I guess I know what. Pillows, headboard, art, drapes, the works.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Foto February, Day 1

So I stole this idea from my cousins Jen and Jess. Take/post a photo everyday in the month of February. I can do that, right? And I'll even try not to make all the pictures of Logan, how's that?

Um, this first day kinda is about Logan though. Sorry!

So I finally finished the blanket that I started for Logan before he was born.


I have to say that all my hard work was validated when I spread the blanket out and Logan jumped right on it.
 He didn't even mind the crookedly sewn lines and the bunchy corners.
Too bad he didn't get to enjoy it the first year and a half of his life huh? Cheers for procrastination!