Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween

So for about a month I have been asking Jacob if he wanted to dress up as a family for Halloween. He never seem too interested but I figured I should still make Evie a costume because after all it would be her first Halloween. Eventually I decided I was going to have her be Minnie Mouse, I already had the perfect little skirt and shirt I found at DI so all I had to do was make her some ears and a bow, I thought I had gotten off pretty easy. But then Jacob got an invite to a Halloween party from a friend at school and of course it was a costume party. So we started brainstorming costume ideas, mine we pretty simple costumes but Jacob....well he got his mind set on Monsters Inc. So on the Tuesday before Halloween I found these pictures online and began the construction on the costumes.

So in two days I made three costumes, by the end Jacob wasn't so sure about dressing up....but I told him it was all his idea and he had better dress up...I won that battle:)and doesn't he look so happy about it. His face was supposed to be Mike's eye and we did have pillows stuffed in the costume so he was round but he didn't last long with them. I kind ran out of time so my hair is only half finished. You can kind of see on the other picture that I made a few snakes but the other ones are just pieces of felt...but I figured it was good enough for me:) Then came our cute little boo! Her costume was my favorite, I should have taken a picture of it before we put it on her because after we put it on her we had to make several adjustments so she could have a happy Halloween. The fins on her hands were closed off but we though she would be better off having use of her hands. I also had wire around the top of her outfit and in the hood so that it held a more round shape but she wasn't really a fan of that either. But she still looked pretty darn cute if I do say so myself! 


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Family Pictures

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Craftiness :)

 Being a mom/graduating/PINTEREST has been a very good thing for my craftiness! I say the other two because they created the time but really pinterest is really where all the inspiration comes from! I am not a crafty person....I don't really see something lame and say, "Hey I bet I could make that cute!" Although I can't do it, I am certainly grateful for those people who can, the people who created pinterest, and most of all the people who post all their crafty ideas. My relationship with pinterest started out rough....I spent too much time but never tried anything. Finally I decided I needed to get brave and just try some of the stuff....I'm not sure that was a good thing or not:) Because now I am going craft crazy and loving it! I still don't have the craft gene but there is still hope for me (and for anyone who feels the way I do). All you have to be able to do is read, follow instructions and get going! Evie's room was a great place for me to start and not to brag...but I don't think the pictures do it justice. I took a pretty ugly room in our house and now it is a cute little girl room. Now, it's not magazine worthy or anything but it's great for us! 
 I found the interesting frames at DI for $2 then from pinterest I found the idea to take toilet paper rolls to make a design. I decided on the design painted them and glued them all together but for a full tutorial go check out my pinterest account:) The temple picture was my first attempt at trying something on pinterest so if I had it to do again I would change a few things but I thought it was good enough and really wanted a temple picture hanging in Evie's room. I actually mostly came up with the Evie letters and bow hanger on my own and bought the stuff from Hobby Lobby. My wonder full mother made the changing pad, curtain, bumper pads, and butterfly blanket. She is the best! 

 Here is just another side view, the butterfly came from wood connections so all I had to do was paint it.
 All in all I have had a great time doing all these projects and will try to post more as I go!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Summer Time

So I know I say this every time but...I am a lame blogger! So to make up for it I'll just post a lot of pictures and videos all at once! Most of them are of Evie so you can see her development and I'll just tell you whats been going on with Jacob and I. We had a great summer, and as always it went way too fast! Jacob had an internship in Salt Lake at L3 Communications, it was a really good opportunity and he had a great time. It was a little trying because we wanted to keep our job as apartment managers so he just commuted back a forth. The summer was also pretty busy for me because I was taking my last semester of school. I was able to do it all online so I could juggle the apartments, school, and being a mom, which is the most important. I'm glad to say that after a long road I finally finished and now have my bachelors degree. Jacob will finish with school this December and then we will decide what to do from there. We are hoping to get a job that will help pay for his masters degree, but we will see what happens.

She thought she was being so sneaky, eventually I had to move her collection of bows :)

Evie loves her swing, it was a great plus that we got it for two bucks at a year sale :)

The new drinking game :)

We got to spend a weekend in Moab and had a great time! Evie learned that she really liked Pepsi :)

Evie crawling for the first time

Evie didn't want to give up the corn

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spring Time

Spring Time!
I love spring time, it's such a great change from winter, every thing just seems happier and brighter! We are still really busy with school and work but things are going well for us. Jacob just joined an Ultimate Frisbee team so it has been fun for Evie and I to go and sit in the sun and watch him play. Other than that no a whole lot different is going on with us. Evie is just growing and growing...well at least developing...she is still pretty small :) She is starting to sit up on her own which is really fun and we are trying to see what kind of food she likes, which you'll get to see the results of later on.

Lately she has started to want to eat her toes...she has been interested into her toes for quite some time but only recently has she wanted to eat them:)

I love her face, it almost says "Oh, you caught me."

This is one of my new favorite pictures, Jacob was playing his guitar behind her and she craned her neck for a long time just trying to see him. She loves her daddy!!

There is a really fun park we found in Logan by the temple and she got to swing for the first time. The video of that is at the bottom.

Cute in her daddy's hat

Easter Time!

For Easter we went to Salt Lake to spend time with Jacob's Family.

Evie got a new dress for Easter and I made her a new bow, I love this dress it reminds me of some of the dresses my mom used to make for us growing up for Easter. So Evie got a new dress and headband...while Jacob....well he got a little more of an extreme Easter gift.....

A new motorcycle....Happy Easter to Jacob, yes, he is a little spoiled :)

And here are the videos...she is just so cute!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All is well!

Things are going really great for our family! We are still pretty busy with school, work, and managing the apartments but things seem to be settling down a little bit, or we are just getting used to it. We had a great Spring Break! We started out in Salt Lake with Jacob's family, his parents just moved back to Utah from Hawaii! Then we headed down to Moab for a couple of days, Jasmine and the kids drove out so it was great to spend time with them. We had to cut our vacation short so we could get back to the apartments, it was sad to leave Moab but we made the best of it. We got a lot done around the house and I have turned into quite the little craft maker. :) I am finally trying to put to good use all those things I pinned on Pinterest (pictures to come later....if I finish my crafts ha ha....and if I think they are cute enough to share on the blog...). Anyways, things are going good and because I hate posts without pictures...and I think our little girl is just too cute not to share, here are pictures of her to enjoy! :)