Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas Card Preview

Becky L and I have a Thanksgiving tradition. The day before we either do a kid swap or we get a sitter and do some shopping and the Saturday afterward we take each others family photo for a Christmas card. Here is just a preview of what we came up with for this years card. Our family decided to go with formal dress for several reasons:

A. I look awesome in black.
B. We were going to a baptism afterwards.
C. We had to take the photo on a Sunday because it rained on Saturday so the church clothes we out and ironed.
D. I didn't want to spring for new cute outfits, because I bought myself a new hair straightener,(it's all about my hair) as mentioned in the previous post, although I am too new to straightening my hair for the Christmas photo, maybe next year.

What the kids act like before the photo.

If I can crop out the no swimming sign behind Spencer's head I think I'll go with these.

P.S. If I you know I don't have your new address, please email it to me, I want to send you a Christmas card!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving highlights

First of all, I went to the salon got highlights and low lights and I have been attempting to straighten my hair, so that's new. Here are some photos of my new look, I didn't have the auto focus on at first, oops.

Here are the Thanksgiving highlights at my parents house. It was a great Thanksgiving. This is Spencer and my Dad reading.

Mom and I cooking.
One of my good friends made me these delicious rolls.I made pumpkin pie and brownies for dessert.Also one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving, the Black Friday adds.
Auri messing around after dinner.

I have 2 Christmas trees up already, one left to go!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How I know I'm aging

Last week I turned 34. I am not particularly happy about this, not that there is anything wrong with 34, it's just that I can't stop aging, there is nothing I can do, I just keep getting older. I was happy at 30, why couldn't I just stop there?
Here are just a few ways I can tell I am getting older.

1. I look at the clock when I want a diet Dr. Pepper. Is it too early, have I had my nap yet, is it too late, will it keep me up? I definitely didn't do that in my 20's, in fact I didn't even need caffeine in my 20's.

2. I would way rather have a bowl of fresh raspberries over candy any day.

3. I would way rather have baked goods over candy any day.

4. If I don't get my sleep, my water and my fruits and vegetables, I'm not a happy camper.

5. I need good shoes to work out in.
6. I start getting ready for bed at 9:45.

7. If I get injured, I'm pretty sure I'll feel it whenever it rains for the rest of my life.

Here's how I know I'm not that old.

1. I have not sacrificed style for comfort yet. I don't think I'll ever give up my 6in high heels. I heart you Steve Madden. "Flats are for Quitters" -Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

2. I'd rather talk about anything else other than traffic, the weather, or girls camp. Sorry, I'd love to hear about your jeans though.

Me at a respectable 34

One good thing about aging is that my kids age too, and the older my kids get,
the cooler they get.

Lunch with my awesome friends at Sunrise Bagels

Celebrating with my Dad and Holly

I hope I celebrate all my birthdays with these guys.

My favorite little girl

Making a wish that I will never turn 35.

The most photogenic girl in the house