Thursday, December 16, 2010

5 Years

While Daniel & I were engaged he was building homes down in Blanding and would call me every night when he got home. He told me the words to a song he had heard while working one day. He said they were "I love you half as much as I did yesterday and twice as much as I will tomorrow" He realized he said it wrong and we had a good laugh about it. At that time, you could not have convinced me that I would love my husband 5X as much as I did then, but I really do. These five years have been stuffed full of amazing experiences that we've shared together. Daniel has taught me so much about loving others, forgiving, learning to laugh at myself and at all the things that happen in marriage and parenthood. He's loved me when I've been hard to love, hugged me when I was huge and hard to hug, and been cheerful through it all. I love this man and feel so blessed he is mine and has been for the last 5 YEARS!
Happy Anniversary Daniel!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Disco

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Card Teaser

++We had family pictures taken last Saturday++
Our talented friend did a great job of taking them despite the wiggly bodies and runny noses!
If you are looking for someone to take some family pictures that is creative and does a great job with the little ones check her out here. Thanks again Haley!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ponyo Power Dancing

It was a shock to the system to see our little girl break out these dance moves. She feels the beat and lets loose. Porter and Jesse get in to it too!Oh yeah, and we happened to catch Jesse crawling in the background.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Eliza's Preschool Pic

Eliza is loving our Mom Co-op Preschool. She came home the first day knowing how to snap her fingers?? So many things to learn!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finger Puppet Theater Tutorial

Go check out Savvy Mom Saves, a great blog with reviews and giveaways almost everyday. Today I posted a tutorial for a Finger Puppet Theater that you can make with your kids. Do you have a fun project you've done with your kids this summer?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Super Porter's Birthday

It was a great birthday:
-Picnic @ the park along the river
-Delicious naps for all
-McDonalds chicken nuggets and play place
-Super Hero Presents
-Porter-picked chocolate cake/rainbow icing
with starburst letters & icecream
-Robin Hood

Couldn't have been better!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Give Away

Over the weekend I was asked to model some beautiful hair pins and broaches for a fabulous give away from the ladies at My Favorite Things and {Dandee}, who is so creative! (you can also buy these in her shop)You won't want to miss a chance to win some accessories!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Updated Smiles

As my children get older, I love seeing more of their personalities come out.
Here are just some photos to update some far away loved ones.
I got the idea for Smiles Live Here from her cute art work!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

+++ what makes me happy +++
it was a good mother's day

Jesse's 4 months

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Goodbye Mop Top

I didn't realize how crazy Jesse's hair was until I put these Before and After pictures side by side. I shed a few tears while Daniel cut it with the clippers, but now I see it looks much, much better!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

3 month Jesse

Baby is sleeping from 9:30pm-6am now... I'm a happy well-rested mamma!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Sad Story Turned Happy

A sad story turned happy:
Daniel's parents came up to watch our kids while we went to Seaside. Marcia brought up her really nice camera and was taking pictures all week, we made sure to take a lot of pictures on Jesse's blessing day. I was starting to download all the pictures she took and I didn't notice Eliza take the memory card. She brought it to me a few minutes later and I noticed that it was all wet. She had been chewing on it. All of the pictures were lost. I cried. But thanks to my Mom's advice and a dear friend, we took some pictures the next Sunday. Tears turned to smiles and laughter over the whole story.

Monday, March 15, 2010

First visit to the coast

Growing Jesse

He is still sleeping through the night... Yes, I am a much more pleasant mom when I get 6 hours of sleep!! He is smiling and cooing and loves it when Eliza and Porter sing to him!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

To Do and Shopping List download

Here are some things that are helping me stay organized, now that I have lost memory brain cells with having our third child. If you click on them and copy and paste, you can use them too.
What are some things that help keep you organized?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eliza is 3

One Month

Jesse is a really good baby and I am so grateful! He's been congested with a stuffy nose, but still sleeps from 11:30pm - 5am most nights. We love this little guy!

Monday, January 11, 2010


Jesse Perkins Black
9 lbs. 3 oz.

Everything went great and we are so grateful to have this handsome healthy boy here!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A very Merry Christmas

We had a very merry relaxing Christmas! Friends and Family were all too generous. We missed being with family, but it was fun to do our very own Christmas as a family. We homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve and they were ready for the oven the next morning. Here are some pictures of the day.

I made these dolls for Eliza, they are called Black Apple Dolls and you can get a free pattern and tutorial from the Martha Stewart website. They are cute and easy!

Felt Farm Playhouse

Back in November I decided I was going to make a farm playhouse for the kid's Christmas. I bought around 10 yards of felt in assorted colors and got into a 50+ hour project. I couldn't have done it without her blog and the patterns on it.There are bendy flowers you can plant, vegetables to pull, apples to pick and feed to the horse, and the Piglet puppet show theater. The whole playhouse fits over a card table and we just leave it up in Eliza's room now. It's been a fun new piece of furniture to have!