Monday, September 20, 2010

Weight loss

Some of my family members are doing a biggest loser competition and I LOVE competition. Something about it really motivates me. I have wanted to lose weight, like most women, but have found it hard with nursing, being a mom to two little kids and working both for a company and inside the home. There have been some women in my ward and family who have lost A LOT of weight lately and I know I can, it just seemed overwhelming. Well when my sister suggested doing this little fun competition I knew that now was a good time to try to get back down to my goal weight. I have put on the right my X factor (like some of my friends have done, thanks for the idea!) and I am excited I am actually losing. I have lost my first 10 lbs and can't wait to be looking and feeling much better in the next few months. Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


My brother and his family came out for a couple of weeks last month and it was so fun to see them. Luckily they had their video camera to capture these cute babies laughing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lake Powell

My mom, kids and I had the opportunity to go to Lake Powell with my Uncle's family and some other extended family. We went for three days and it was sooooooo fun! I was so thankful to go at all even though Mike couldn't go with us. My mom was great and so helpful with my kids. We had a wonderful beach spot that we would go to each day and Brielle was in heaven. Brooklyn did pretty well as well. You can see her sleeping in the last picture. I loved this first one with the moon over the rocks.
She loved the beach and took a 2-3 hour nap each day.

There were rocks all around for the boys to climb. It was so fun.
Brooklyn took a good 2 hour nap that day on the beach. It was such a fun time. It was hard to come home. I thought about quitting my job so I could stay the whole week. Glad I didn't.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I made this cake for my cousin's baby's blessing. I thought it turned out cute. Obviously it was on the 4th of July.

4th of July

So since the 4th of July was on the Sunday, the Stadium of Fire, which we went to courtesy of Mike's work, was on the 3rd and the Provo parade was on the 5th. Here are Brielle, Shimayne (my sister) and Randall (brother-in-law) at the parade route. Brielle loved the parade. It got pretty hot but we made it through most of it.
Here is Brooklyn when she was not screaming :)
Here it the view we had from the Stadium of Fire of the Provo Temple.
We hiked Stewart Falls the morning of the 3rd. Brielle did not take a nap and I was so worried about taking her to Stadium of Fire that night. Luckily she was so good. She did sleep for about 15 minutes during the first part of it and was absolutely thrilled when the fireworks started. My friend Kasha watched Brooklyn. There was no way she would have been happy during it. Thanks Kasha!
Mike's sister Racheal came with us. We had a good time. Carrie Underwood was amazing. She is so talented!

I love the 4th of July. It is probably my 3rd favorite holiday. My Grandma Weight used to pay for all of us to go to the Stadium of Fire. It has been fun going with Mike's work. I love it. It makes me remember my Grandma Weight and the many memories I have with my dad's side of the family on the 4th of July.