Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tomorrow...

we leave! Can you tell where we are going based off our calendar?
Do you need a closer look?
This is what I found yesterday. James is no artist, so please don't judge him. :)
Oh yeah, and don't even think about breaking into our house while we're gone. My sister and brother-in-law will be living in our house. Her nickname in college was "tough", so beware.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ruth's B-Day Cake

A friend from high school, T.K, hired me to make these cakes for her daughter, Ruth's, first birthday. I hope they're what she wanted!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Goofballs

I'm related to a bunch of goofballs. Don't believe me? I've got proof!



When I took all of these pictures of Lizzy I told her to smile. She is starting to understand that when we get the camera out and tell her to smile, she is supposed to look cute. These pictures demonstrate her version of smiling.





I kept trying to get a normal picture of James, but it just wasn't happening. As pay back, I decided to share them with the world!
Every once in a while I get an itch to play the piano all day. Today is one of those days. I also decided to get my trumpet out. I've tried to play it before but it has made the kids cry, so it's been a long time since I've been able to play it for more than 30 seconds. Logan was very interested in it so I decided to let him try and play. I was shocked that he actually got it to make noise! Some adults can't even do that on their first try.
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The following video was taken the same night as all of the pictures. It was after dinner but nobody knew I was taking the video. Now you can see what I live with every day!

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I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my every day life!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Water Fight

It was 10:30 last night and we were about to head up the stairs to bed. A small series of events took place that engaged us in a water fight. Our bathroom got soaked and there was some squealing in front of our kids rooms. (Luckily it didn't wake them up.)

I won.

I would hope that most other couples act as much like children as we do. Our marriage wouldn't be the same without the wrestling, water fights, and dead arms.

It's called love, right Stephen and Jeana?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Talk About a...

Crazy weekend!

In August my sisters and I planned a sister's reunion of sorts. The soonest we were all available to do it was this last weekend, February 5-7. Three of my sisters live out of state, so they all bought their plane tickets to come out here. A couple of months later, James' sister Becky announces that she is getting married the same weekend! Not to mention it's the same weekend as the super bowl and James' birthday.

Sadly, I don't have any pictures of my sister's weekend....YET. I'll have some eventually. We had a blast, I thought. Shopping, food, visiting; perfect.

James drove to Idaho Friday morning while I spent the day with my sisters. I broke off from the party on Saturday to go to Idaho so I wouldn't miss the wedding.
The pictures are all candid shots because I was taking them in between the real pictures. The above is all the siblings. Below is all the siblings plus Dad. I somehow missed getting one with Dixie in it. (That's James' mom.)


I'm a bad wife and didn't even make a cake for James. I would have, believe me, but there just wasn't any need for any more cake after the wedding! This is one of the left over cakes served at the wedding. I left to come back to Utah Sunday morning (without James), so I didn't even get to see this cake in person with the candles in it. I did frost it the day before though!

Colton is celebrating the fact that James is now 30!

James got home on Monday afternoon and found this basket of goodness! Every year for his birthday I make him a candy poster, but a friend gave me this idea so I stole it! There are 30 candy bars taped to lollipop sticks stuck in a basket full of conversation hearts. Each candy bar has a reason why I love him on it. 30 reasons for his 30 years of life.

My mom's birthday was last week and this is the cake I made for her. I stole this idea from cakewrecks.com. (Check it out!) The candy sprinkles spell out "mom". You may ask why but my answer is, "just because"!


Here is the wedding cake I made for Becky's and Scott's wedding. We're so happy that all of our siblings are married now! But I am sad that I don't get to make wedding cakes for my siblings any more. I suppose the nieces and nephews will be getting married soon enough. The oldest are 18, so maybe in a few years! :)