Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Just a quick little update. I don't have much time but I know if I don't do this right now it'll be another week before I post.
In the last 3 weeks Joshua has gotten his two bottom teeth. He is a super good teether! I wouldn't even know he was breaking teeth if I couldn't see them coming in. The only negative thing I noticed he did while breaking teeth is that his naps weren't as long as usual... I know, I'm totally spoiled in that area! Thank you! He looks so cute with his new teeth.
Also, about 3 days ago he decided to walk everywhere all by himself. And he thinks he is awesome stuff, let me tell ya! The look in his face is seriously funny. I love watching him walk, it's my favorite thing so far. I'll try to get a video posted on here so you all can see it.
We just spent the last 3 days in Salt Lake with Beau's cousin Danielle and sister Jana and their girls. We didn't really do anything because of the snow, but we still had a really good time. I loved it anyway. I think all 3 of us girls were all just happy to have adult conversation for a couple days. Danielle's husband Wayne is working full time and finishing his masters right now so her and I are in the same boat. And then Jana and Luke are building a house so Luke's always over there after work and she doesn't see him much either. I think we need to plan another trip soon.
Here are some pics from the last couple weeks
*Josh loves to watch Beau get ready in the morning, especially when he's shaving. He thinks the razor is amazing.
*This is how I get dinner made.
*This is what my bathroom looks like 24/7
*LOVES his new sippy and watching Toy Story.
*This is how he plays in his saucer now.
*Josh's pumpkin.
*For some reason he always sleeps with his legs over the bumper pad and out of the crib. I always put him in bed to fall asleep and then after about 15 minutes have to go tuck him in.

That's all for now. I have tons of things I want to post about, hopefully I'll get some time soon.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Baked Apples!

Growing up one of my favorite treats my mom would make was Baked Apples, she is amazing at them, and I LOVE THEM! So the other day I saw someone making them on TV and I decided I needed to try it.
Oh My! They looked, smelled, and tasted DELICIOUS! Beau had never even heard of baked apples before, but they are now one of his favorite treats as well.
I wanted to share the recipe for everyone to try. I thought it was way easy!


Stuffed apples

1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups Macaroon cookies roughly chopped
3 tablespoons roughly chopped sliced toasted almonds
3 tablespoons roughly chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons 7up
1 whole egg
1/2 cup melted sweet unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
6 large, firm baking apples, such as Cortland apples, cored but not peeled
3 tablespoons salted butter, cut into 6 pieces
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup maple syrup


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, Macaroon cookies, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, Amaretto liqueur, egg, melted butter and milk. Soak all ingredients in the milk and mix well until all ingredients are soft to the touch.

2. Stuff apples with Macaroon cookie and nut mixture.

3. Place apples in a 13 x 9-inch glass baking pan. Pour in apple cider and maple syrup over apples. Top each apple with a pat of butter and bake.

4. Baste apples every 5 to 7 minutes until apples are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. When apples are done, set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.

5. Pour the pan juice into a small saucepan, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer mixture until it becomes a thick syrup. Pour syrup over each apple, top with ice cream and serve.

(can't get this pic to rotate, grrr) Oh well.
I hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

More with Taleesa and Garrett

Last Saturday while Taleesa and Garrett were here we went shooting early in the morning, then to the Rexburg Temple, to a corn maze, and then came home to carve pumpkins and play games all night. It was a prefect day! It was nice to be able to spend the day outside and be with family. I'm sure we wont get many more days of good weather like that until next April (if we're lucky). I didn't have my camera all day until we got home, I'll have to get some pictures from Taleesa and post them later, but here are a few of our sweet Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Patch

This last weekend Taleesa and Garrett came to visit. We had SO much fun! We relaxed a lot but we also got out and did some cool things, and we ate Tons! We went to a pumpkin patch Friday night to pick our pumpkins and it was way fun! I've always wanted to go to one. Last year we drove around for hours trying to find one and never did so we gave up. This year we planned ahead and talked to some locals. We went to The Big Red Barn. It's such a cute little place. I think we were there for a couple hours! Joshua got to sit in a wagon the whole time and loved it, and we went for a ride on the little train around the fields, and of course we found the perfect pumpkins.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hey all you Idaho Falls gals! My sweet friend Ashlynn has started a club called Ladies Activity Club (LAC) here in I.F., so I wanted to spread the word and invite EVERYONE to come to this months activity on Oct. 21 at 7:00 pm. Check out the LAC blog @ for more information about what being a member of the club entails. Basically LAC meets once a month and it gives women a chance to meet new friends, share their talents, make fun/cheap crafts, or even learn new skills; having fun while their at it! Really though, read the blog for details.
If you're interested at all, even if you can't make it this month, leave me a comment (even if I don't know you), or let me know in any way you want, and I'll make sure you get an invite!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nose Picker

Joshua has been doing this all day today. He thinks it's SO fun! How do kids know things like this are funny? I swear I don't laugh at him when he does it (anymore).

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Busy Lately

I've wanted to update the blog everyday for a week, but I haven't been able to find the time. I've been so busy lately and it seems like whenever I do have a second to get on the computer, it's not here because Beau has it with him to work or school. I think I get online probably twice a week. Can you believe that! I used to get on a couple times a day... It's fine with me though. I like being busy.
Just a little update (more for my journal than for reading pleasure).
Beau is surviving his nuts-o schedule (I don't know how). I don't think he's relaxed in a month. I practically beg him to sit and relax everyday when he gets home from work, but he refuses. Works been pretty hectic for him the last couple weeks. He says he goes a million miles an hour the whole time and the to-do list keeps growing. He eats lunch at his desk and everything. I hope all his hard work pays off soon. I feel bad that he's so stressed all the time :( I'm doing everything I can to make life easier for him, or at least enjoyable while he's home. If I'm having a rough day, I make sure that by the time he gets home I've either taken a breather and gotten over it, or I fake it. He's actually handling it well however. Probably better than I am. Every once in a while he gets overwhelmed and calls to vent, but a little while later he's redetermined and happy. I sure love him! He's amazing...
Joshua: Where to start? He's as funny as ever. Every day he learns something new, sometimes it's a good thing sometimes it's not. For example this week...he's learned how to clap-so cute. He's learned how to climb the stairs-NOT good. He's learned how to hold his bottle-good. He's learned how to pick his noes-think it's funny, but NOT good. He's started to dance to just about every beat or music that most of the time I don't even notice is playing until I see him start dancing- SO cute! get the point. The more mobile he becomes, the more tired I am. Now I know why everyone says you don't want your kids to crawl or walk. In a lot of ways it's been nice because on the whole, he's more content; however, he NEVER stops! So far he hasn't gotten into too much trouble. I can't take my eye off him for a second because he some how knows and heads right for the stairs (the gates are on the way-thank heavens). Last night Beau and I were eating dinner and Josh was playing in the dishwasher. He likes to stand and walk around it and push the drawers in and out. It was empty so we just let him play while we ate. Then I looked over and he was eating something, so I ran over to see what it was, and it was a piece of dishwasher detergent that hadn't been dissolved in the previous wash! Here we were just enjoying the first quiet dinner in 10 months and he was eating soap! He hadn't eaten very much and when Beau picked him up he threw up so I didn't worry. But he was ticked as all get out when we took it away! Beau says it's probably tastes better than half his baby food. Haha!
He says Mom, Dad, Bottle, and SICK. He's trying to transition into one nap a day. It's kind of off and on. Sometimes his morning nap is 3 hours and he doesn't need a nap the rest of the day, just goes to bed a little early, and sometimes his nap is only 1 1/2-2 hours and he takes another one a couple hours later. I'm not going to push him one way or the other. We'll just go with the flow for a while. It's still a pretty good schedule, in an unscheduled kinda way... I'm going to post again tomorrow with new pictures and updates on him.
Me: Well nothing really. I'm just trying to be the best mom and wife I can. I had one of those times where I was laying in bed (I haven't been able to fall asleep lately, it's REALLY irritating) and I did kind of a reevaluate my life type thing. Through that I made a deal with myself, and a promise with Him, that I was going to try harder everyday to be a better person for everyone in my life, and think more of them than myself. I'm trying hard to be a good wife and mom especially. I want to look for ways to serve others outside my family as well; a concept So much easier said than done for me. Also, lately I've been reading a lot about parenting and different ways to show love, educate, entertain, and discipline children. It's very interesting, but overwhelming. There is SO much knowledge out there. Every child and parent are so different, but I am learning some great concepts. I love being a mom. It brings more joy than anything in the world.
Well... It's midnight and I have a long day tomorrow, I better hit the sack. I don't want to take the time to read back over this, so I hope it made sense...I'm tired, and don't write well when I'm wide awake. I'm going to try to post again tomorrow with pictures of our happenings and of course just some of my cute little man being CUTE!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Stuff...

So I ran across a couple REALLY cool sites a while back and they have become my favs-for-sure. Just thought I'd share them with ya'll in case you love home decor as much as I do!

Little Green Notebook~
I would do the little click here for the link thingy, but I totally don't know how. So... anyway.
Jenny, the author, is SERIOUSLY amazing! I want to be her friend!
You have to go check out her little girls room (which I'm going to copy some day) and her office makeover she just posted today. I LOVE this girl's style! I love the soft and light wall colors with bright accessories and bold but classic printed fabric. (sigh.....)
This is in her office. You should see the before of this dresser!


Serena and Lily~
My new favorite catalog to drool over. It puts pottery barn to shame! Like so many of my favorite home decor stores the prices are WAY up there, but it's just so fun to look, dream, and get ideas. I especially love their nurseries and toddler rooms.
Like this one.

Hope you enjoy!


I saw Fame over the weekend and LOVED it! I can't wait to get the movie and the sound track! I would totally recommend it, especially if you love music and dance....and it's totally clean/appropriate (what! That doesn't happen these days).

Oh So Funny

Seriously, where did this guy get my OshKosh B'gosh overalls from when I was 4!?