Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spiderman & MJ

Sage has this fascination with all things Spiderman. He would watch the movies 24/7 if I let him. We were playing and being silly on Sunday night after dinner, I was Dr. Octopus, Sandman, and the Green Goblin and Sage was flinging his Spiderman webs at me, then he decided to pretend is was MaryJane and then proceeded to lift up his mask above his mouth and kiss me just like Spiderman and MaryJane kiss in the movie.

At least he's got a good imagination right?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

28 Reasons Why I Love Cula

Hey there everyone. As you might know today is Cula's 28th Birthday. In honor of my amazing Wife I decided to make a rare appearance and tell you all the top 28 reasons why I love her.

28. The way she laughs
27. The way she squeals when I surprise her
26. The way her smile makes me want to smile
25. How organized she is
24. The way she giggles
23. How she makes me laugh harder than I ever have before
22. How much she loves her immediate and extended family
21. How passionate she is about reading
20. Her warped sense of humor
19. How creative she is
18. How strong her testimony is
17. How she always calls me on the carpet when I've got an attitude
16. How she doesn't take attitude from anyone
15. How giving and loving she is
14. How she took such good care of her Mom while she underwent Chemo
13. How dedicated she is to her Church callings
12. How she drop whatever she's doing to help or be there for the Young Women in our Ward.
11. The way she stands by me, no matter what I've done
10. Her ability to stand up for what she believes, no matter the cost
9. How she actually gets down on the floor and REALLY plays with the kids
8. How much she loves me, even though I don't deserve it
7. How much she loves all of our Children
6. How she makes sure the kids know about Hayden, so they don't forget him
5. How much she loves and thinks about Hayden everyday
4. How she makes me want to be a better Husband and Father
3. How beautiful she is even though she doesn't see it
2. How she makes sure the kids and I know how much she loves us
1. How I fall more and more in love with her everyday

I'm so glad that Cula moved to Salt Lake City and that we were able to meet. I truly believe that she is my soul mate and I would be lost without her. I don't know what I did to deserve her. She is the most amazing woman I know.



Monday, October 26, 2009

What's in a Name?

When I found out that I was Pregnant with Hayden, I started thinking of names. Robert and I went to the Library and checked out every book about baby names. We went back and forth between so many names for the first 3 months. At first we really liked Brennan and Matthew for first names. We had his middle name picked out already.

One day while Robert was at work I was home watching TV when a re-run of Coach came on and I heard one of the character's talking to the main character who's name was Hayden Fox played by Craig T. Nelson. I knew then and there that I wanted to name my Son Hayden Andrew.

When he was born, I took one look at him and knew that this was still the right name for him. He will always be my little Coach.

This picture was taken a few weeks ago when I went to visit Hayden.

Friday, October 23, 2009

FB Friday - Girls Night

Today's flashback features two of my best friends. We wanted a Girl's Day while our husband's went paint balling, so we got together to make all the chocolate desserts for out first annual chocolate party that was held in April of 2006.

Diane & Juniper

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Blog Schedule

Some of you have asked why I don't have two separate blogs anymore. The answer is simple, I have a hard enough keeping up my Family Blog that remembering to stamp something for Craft Blog is too much for my brain to handle.

I have recently decided that my Blog is too much one(family) or the other(crafts), so to help me with that I'm making a few changes to my blogging schedule. Here is the NEW and improved schedule for my blogging. Hopefully it will bring more balance to my Blog.

Monday - Family (this will always be about my Family)
Tuesday - Hand Stamped Inspiration (this could be something I've made or something I've seen somewhere that I feel like sharing.
Wednesday - Sage or Aurora Spotlight (something about my adorable kiddos)
Thursday - Cula's Color Challenge (I will post 4 colors that you can use to create a card, scrapbook page or anything else you desire, all entries will be compiled and a winner will be randomly selected at the end of each month, the more entries you have to better your chances are at winning. You will have until the following Wednesday at midnight to post you entry)
Friday - Family Flashback Friday (this could be anyone in my family)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sage's Day Out

Two weekends ago Robert and I took Sage to see Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3-D. It was his reward for having a great week at school. I thought he would love it since they are his all-time favorite movies, he was soooooo excited to be there and I think we made his lifetime.

Sage eagerly awaiting the start of the movie

Daddy, Sage and Mommy

Robert & Sage

Sage in his 3-D glasses

It was a great experience and one that I hope Sage won't soon forget. I know that I will always treasure that day.