Friday, November 21, 2008

Yummy Oreo Truffles!!

I found a really yummy recipe for oreo truffles on Bakerellas blog and just had to try them. Bobby had a work party this week and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity. Let me tell you they are to die for. So yummy!! And so easy too. I decided to use mint oreos instead of plain ones and I think it was a good choice. So all you do is smash 22 cookies out of your package with the middle and all. Smash another 10 without the middle. Add an 8 oz package of cream cheese. Mix well. Roll into balls (they are yummy just like that) I would suggest freezing them for at least twenty mins so they dont fall apart in the next step. Then I dipped them in melted white chocolate. Let them dry and then I melted some milk chocolate, put in the corner of a ziploc back, cut the tip and added to the top for looks and taste.(you can never have enough chocolate:) Bobby is not really a chocolate fan but I kept catching him out of the corner of my eye stealing them off the platter. Oh and after you are done you can refrigerate or freeze them. If theres any left. and if you have any cookies left they make for a great photo shoot!!:) ENJOY!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My not so little big boy!!

No your eyes do not decieve you. My barely seven month old baby is standing in his crib and walking behind a walker. Its a sitting walker that changes into a walk behind. He has been pulling himself up to our couch and walking along it, So Bobby got the bright idea to change the walker over and see if he could walk behind it, (much to my dismay) and he can. A little slow right now but it wont be long til hes at full speed. I really dont want him to grow up this fast. He shouldnt even be crawling let alone pulling himself up and walking along things. He is doing things even faster than Jarrin did. At this rate the next kid will be crawling at 3 months and walking by 5. The last picture is a funny one from the other day, he had a cheerio stuck to his forehead for like 20 mins. He didnt even know it was there.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amazing Quilt GIVEAWAY!!

I just found this blog through another I follow. She has the most gorgeous quilts and patterns. She is having a giveaway for one of her quilts right now. I love giveaways!! Go check her out!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another give away and a late post.....

About a month agao we went to Naschitti New Mexico (dont say that one wrong) to see my brother Skyler and his wife Kassie. They live in Texas and we only get to see them once a year whhen they come for Christmas. My Dads family does a cattle sale there every year for the people there. It was only a two and a half hour drive so we decided to take an overnight trip to see them. They hadnt met Mason yet and Jarrin has gotten so big since last December. It was so cold there. The wind was awful and Jarrin hates the wind. I do too but he crys if he has to be in the wind. My parents let all four of us stay in their living quarters trailer with them (thanks Mom and Dad). the boys really like to sleep at thier own house so it was a long night. Good thing my parents brought thier earplugs. It sounds like I am complaining but I am so glad I got to see Skyler and Kassie. We sure do miss them and wished they lived closer. See you guys soon. Love Ya!! Heres some pictures of the fun. I tried to get a picture of my mom and she wouldnt let me.


Its time for another GIVE AWAY!! Go take a look at my other blog and leave me a comment so you can be entered in the drawaing!! Good luck!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New post on my craft blog and my first ever give away!!!

I just put a new post on my craft blog for a cute little pre-cut kit for a Tag book that I designed. Take a look. Leave me a comment even if you dont want to buy one you can be put in a drawing to win one. I know its after Halloween (its a Halloween book) but I figured everyone would need something to put thier pics in. Tell all your friends. I will be drawing the winner on friday. Good luck!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween and My favorite seven month old little boy!!

We had alot of fun this year for Halloween. We went to a Trunk or' Treat, carved pumpkins twice, went to a Halloween/Birthday party and took the boys Trick or Treating. Jarrin was a Skunk (Bobby was trying to convince me to let him make Jarrin a road kill skunk. Sorry Babe, maybe next year) and Mason was a Puppy, complete with a bone on his costume that he loved to chew on. Jarrin loved going to peoples doors, flashing his oh-so-cute smile and getting free candy. He wasnt so sure about the scary part of Halloween though. Bobbys brother had a little haunted house set up in thier garage that the Trick or Treaters had to walk through to get candy and he wanted absolutley nothing to do with it. Other than that I think He has become a big fan of the "free candy holiday." Trunk or Treat
My three handsome boys Halloween night


I honestly can not believe how fast my little boy is growing up. Time goes by so fast. Before I know it he will be graduating. This sweet little boy makes my heart skip a beat everytime he flashes his two toothed grin at me. He is such a good baby and has such a sweet spirit. I love to watch him sleep. He is so tolerent of his big brother who can be a little rough when they are playing. But I can tell already that they are going to be great friends. The other morning Jarrin was laying on the floor with his pillow watching cartoons and Mason crawled over to him pulled his hair and then gave him a slobbery kiss. Gotta love Brotherly love. We love you so much Mason!! (but quit growing so fast)

Things Mason has learned or can do since last month:

  • He can crawl like nobodys business ( hes super fast)
  • He can pull himself up on funiture
  • He can say Papa
  • He has cut 4 more teeth (all on the top)
  • Likes to wrestle with Jarrin
  • Wont nurse ( yup I guess he decided hes done)
  • Turns on his own night light music player in his crib
  • Loves Honey Teddy grahams
  • Has found a very loud screaming and yelling voice

Sleeping with his favorite "taggie" that Hallie made him

He is never stingie with his slober kisses for Momma

I love those soft chubby baby cheeks

This grin could melt anyones heart

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tag x2 by Jillian

4 Random things I love about Bobby
1. He is such a great Dad and Husband. Just a few minutes ago, He and Jarrin were having "Butt Kick Time" (wrestling)
2. He is a very hard worker, And works extra so I can stay home with our boys
3. He still loves to tickle torture me
4. He can be romantic when he wants to be

4 Jobs Ive had
1. Ace Hardware (Bobby got me his job whe he left on his mission)
2. El Cupidos
3. Enzos
4. Navapache Regional Medical Center

4 Movies I have seen more than once
1. The Notebook
2. Saharrah
3. Monster In Law
4. After the Sunset

4 Shows I Watch
1. Friends
2. Rate My Space
3. So You Think You Can Dance
4. Dirty Jobs (well its on in the background)

4 Places I have been
1. California
2. Naschitti New Mexico
3. Boise Idaho
4. Mexico

4 Favorite Foods
1. Mexican food
2. Chips and salsa
3. Homemade chicken noodle soup (just made it tonight)
4. Dr. Pepper

4 Places I would like to visit
1. England
2. New Zealand
3. Australlia
4. Mexico

4 People I tag
1. Marci
2. Cassie
3. Molly
4. Hallie and anyone else who wants to

Go to the fourth folder and post the fourth picture. Tell a little about it.

This is a picture of Jarrin when he was little. He had a sore on his nose and he kept picking at it, so we put a bandaid on his nose. I think he was about four months old.

I Tag the same people as above.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

TAG I'm it!!

My friend Marci tagged me......

8 things I am passionate about....
1. My handsome husband
2. My two cute boys
3. The gospel
4. Letting my family know how much I love them
5. Photography
6. Decorating
7. Scrapbooking
8. My family's happiness

8 words or phrases I use all the time
1. Are you kidding me? (picked this one up from Marci)
2. Go to your room (sad but true)
3. Sad
4. That's so funny
5. Be nice to your brother
6. I love you
7. What do you say?
8. Dont jump on the couch ( man I am a nagging mom) lol

8 things I want to do before I die
1. Go back to New Zealand with Bobby
2. Have lots of Grandkids
3. Live a long time
4. Go on a mission with my hubby
5. Raise righteous children
6. Be a professional Photographer
7. Be a professional Interior Designer
8. Build my dream home

8 things I want or need
1. For my husband to come home safe from work everyday
2. A giant Dr. Pepper with crushed ice from sonic
3. Money
4. To be skinny
5. Self confidence
6. A foot rub (my fave)
7. A bigger car
8. For these questions to only go to seven ( cant ever think of an eighth one)

8 places I would like to visit
1. New Zealand (again)
2. Australlia (again)
3. Hawaii (again)
4. England (Bobby's mission)
5. Texas (where my older brother lives)
6. New York
7. The Church Tour
8. Alaska

8 restraunts I love
1. Licanos
2. Olive garden
3. Red Lobster
4. Kabuki (a new found love)
5. Chilis (love the chips and salsa)
6. Subway
7. El Cupidos
8. Bahama Bucks

8 shows I like to watch
1. CSI (all of them)
2. Rate my space
3. HGTV in general
4. We watch alot of nick jr.
5. We watch alot of disney as well
6. Chick Flicks

8 people I tag
1. Cassie S.
2. Marti C.
3. Tiffany C.
4. Hallie T.
5. Evie T.
6. Megan C.
7. Allison H.
8. Jill Q.

Monday, October 20, 2008


We carved pumpkins a week ago I just havent posted them yet. We went to Bobby's cousin Brandon's house for his birthday and they had pumpkins there for all of us to carve. It was alot of fun. t Thanks Brandon and Frannie for the fun and the yummy food.

I think Mason is a little confused as to why he
is the one wearing the devil horns
Bobby carving his pumpkin

Daddy helping Jarrin get the "yucky" stuff out

I had scraped all the "yucky" stuff out and put
it back in there so it would come out when Jarrin
pulled on it. Well smart little guy that he is decided
to just dump it out.
Momma and Jarrins pumpkin

Daddys pumpkin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Blog!!

I finally got a blog for my Photography and crafts. The Website is I will be posting photography sessions and crafts on there. Thanks for looking and keep checking back for new things.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Baby Is 6 months old!!

I really can't believe my baby boy is six months old. I say that and yet sometimes it seems that this sweet little spirit has always been here. He is such a blessing to our family and I love him so much! He is now on the fast down slope to being one. Its crazy how fast time just flies by. You wait forever for them to get here and when they finally do, times goes so fast.
Things Mason can do or has accomplished at six months old:
~ He has two bottom teeth
~ He is a professional army crawler
~ He says Momma ( I know this sounds crazy but I have witnesses)
~ He can feed himself snacks
~ He loves to eat cheerios and fruit loops
~ He can roll over both ways
~ He likes to blow razberries with his tongue out
~ He is a giggle box
~ He has the cutest grin
~ He knows what you are saying when you ask for kisses and he will glady give you some
~ He sleeps through the night (has been for awhile, except when hes teething)
~ He can suck on both feet at the same time (very talented)
~ He can mimick the puppy when she has her tongue hanging out
~ He can hold his own bottle (amazingly he has done that since he was three months)

Mason we are so happy that you chose us to be your parents. We love watching you grow and
learn. Its so fun to watch you and Jarrin play together. Happy six months!! We love you Mason!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A few teeth and some new haircuts!!

Needless to say things have been a little cranky around our house for a few days. Mason now has two teeth!! They are both on the bottom. The right one broke through on Saturday and the left one broke through Monday. I feel bad for the little guy, teething is no fun but I am just glad that something finally came of it this time. He has been through this many times and they always seem to go back down. He looks so cute with two bottom teeth. They are still trying to come up all the way so he is still cranky but we are coping. Jarrin is also teething at the same time (yeah I know lucky me) He is getting his three year old molars a little early. So things have been whiney and cranky since about thursday of last week. Bobby being the great husband that he is gave me a break yesterday and I got to go spend some girl time with my mom scrapbooking. Thank you honey!! You're the best. As the heading said the boys also got new haircuts. I have been wanting to do it for awhile but wanted to wait til after powell so thier heads wouldnt burn. So on monday we got out the clippers and finally did it. They both look so cute!! Jarrin looks like a completely different kid and Mason looks so grown up. I also got a haircut. (not with the clippers lol) Kristy cut my hair the weekend before powell. She cut quite a bit off. It was taking too long to style and I was always wearing it in a ponytail and when it was down it was Masons favorite thing to grab, so i chopped it off and I love it. Thanks again Kristy. Sorry no pics of my hair. I will try and post some later. So we are hanging in there and hopefully the cranky days will pass soon.

BEFORE He had a nice mohawk going on but thats all i could do with it.

AFTER He looks so grown up now= ( but very handsome!!
BEFORE Such a cute boy but it was time for a change.

DURING This picture cracks me up!! He could have a nice mullet! lol

AFTER Yes those are tears. Hes not mad that his hair is gone. He was mad his sucker had hair on it and that he had to sit there and be still for so long. (sorry im being lazy and not flipping pictures. When his hair is short like this the first thing you notice are his stunning blue eyes and long eyelashes. I love my little mans eyes. Just like his dads.

Okay they are kinda hard to see but they are there look closely.

Lake Powell

Ok well I havent posted in awhile so i am goging to do several posts to catch up. the middle of last month, our family went to Lake Powell with my parents and some friends for five days. It was nice to get away for awhile and enjoy life. We rented a house boat and a speed boat and our friends brought another speed boat. There was alot of skiing going on and some tube riding. In fact one of the last days we were there some of the group had to go home a day early. we were all sitting around eating breakfast when my dad bet olivia lewis, (who is a great skiier for those of you who dont know her) that she couldnt ski from the camp site to the dock. the other guys got in on the bet which started out as a joke at first. Well Olivia is very athletic and she made it back to the dock. A total of about 16 miles. they told her she was aloud to wreck twice but she didnt even wreck once. What a TROOPER! You are amazing Olivia. Well we had alot of fun and cant wait to go back next year. thanks for making it fun all of you who were there and those of you that couldnt be there we really missed you and hope you will come next year. Sorry for the overload of pictures=) Q ball as Jarrin calls him was so good to Jarrin and loved holding Mason
Bobby had the biggest purple welt on his stomach after going off the slide like this.

Jarrin finding one of many sea shells

My handsome little boy slathered in sun screen enjoying the water

My dads awesome beach attire
My dad with his long skinny white legs skiing. And you all thought he was just a cowboy.

Daddy's little flag boy

Bobby skiing like a pro. He had never been and He got up right away
No surprises there

Dan on the knee board

My dad and kent in the tube. They were sceaming like a bunch of little girls. They were catching some good air too. Don't have a picture for this story but Bobby took my mom and dad out in the tube, he was driving the boat. He started crossing back over thier wake and he said the tube flew in the air about five feet and my mom flew in the air another three feet above that and landed back in the tube. when he got back i asked how it was and he said i almost killed your mom. He was a little shook up. she thought it was fun and wanted to go again. wish I had been there with the camera.
Bobby caught the biggest fish there. lol No he really did have a pretty big fish. he hollared at me and as i jumped up camera in hand to get the pic the dang fish came off the hook fell onto the back of the house boat and jumped back into the water. I was so bummed. It was a pretty big fish. True story. We have witnesses. ( sorry i am to lazy to flip the pic)
Jarrin had fun playing with the sparklers. He even got a little brave and started doing circles with it.
Fireworks were frowned upon but our good friend Dan, whose last name shall remain anonymous provided us with a fireworks show! Thanks for sharing with us .
Jarrin enjoying the good life on the boat ride back in to the dock.

The nasty carp fish eating our left over pringles. They were at the dock where we were re-fueling the boat. I swear these fish would eat anything.