Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm afraid to say it.....

...but I'm feeling caught up today. I guarantee that feeling will change by tomorrow. However, it's nice to feel that even for one day. I can't remember when I felt this way last....November maybe??!! I'm not kidding either. Life certainly has a way of passing you by in a hurry.

Here are some random thoughts that I should document somewhere:

I was called as YW 2nd Counselor at the end of January (the day we left for Costa Rica in fact!). That may be one of the reasons I can't get caught up...

Our snowblower has not been used ONE (not even ONE) time this winter season! I may be speaking too soon but hopefully not. It has snowed but not enough to have a need to snowblow it off the driveway.

Kurt wrote a script a while back called Osombie. He ended up selling it to a local production company who produced it for the Sy-Fy Channel. It has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Not sure when it will air on tv yet. The same company has also asked him to write another script in the next couple of months. Kind of exciting!

I haven't been doing any catering for a while. While I enjoy it, it has actually been kind of nice to have a break for a while. The other job I have (besides my mom job) seems to take more of my time than I would like. Since July I have been fulfilling product orders for Halestone. It's a good part-time job. I can work whenever I want and I'm basically my own boss.

I don't know what weird format this blog is doing lately but it's not doing what it used to and I don't know how to fix it!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Montana & Josh

I just thought I would share this cute picture of these two. This was at Josh's last regular season game.They had an undefeated season. Montana was glad to have been able to make it to this game-----she usually has class on Tuesday nights.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's Day Weekend

Emerson, Paige, Sailor and Isabelle had a soccer tournament in St. George over President's Day weekend. Though they only won one game we had a really fun time with everyone. The fields were almost directly north of the house just next to a farm.

Even though the trip didn't end up being a girls-only trip, the soccer girls did lots of girly things like paraffin treatments on hands, manicures, bracelet-making and even cookie-making! Thank you Nicole for entertaining the girls so well!

The Celtic Storm girls

On Sunday afternoon we stopped at the St. George Temple for a little tour with the group.

Kurt's instagram photo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My newest must-haves

I have never been a real girly-girl. I don't think I wore make-up through half of high school. And my wedding pictures---UGH! I'm glad I at least wore some mascara for those... Note to self: make sure daughters wear makeup for wedding.
But lately I have been obsessed with some girly stuff like nails and eyelashes! Kurt, it turns out, actually LIKES it when my nails are painted. I don't have the most attractive hands but when my nails are super short and have cute polish---not so bad. Gel polish is the only way to go. I learned quickly that doing lots of dishes the day after a manicure will ruin that manicure in a heartbeat! The gel polish lasts for weeks. I'm pretty sure I'm hooked.
As for the eyelashes, I think I have the shortest lashes on the planet. Last year in Costa Rica all the other ladies on our trip had eyelash extensions and always looked so pretty with no makeup. So I decided to try them out before our trip this year. I think I'm going to have a hard time ever NOT having them. I love not wearing mascara. Yes, they can be pricey but I think they are worth it. How sad is it that my lashes with extensions are not quite as long as Montana's natural lashes with mascara... Who gave her those genes??

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day! It is one of my favorite holidays probably because it involves a LOT of treats. I never refuse a treat! And I am so lucky to have a husband who is super thoughtful. He always gives such good gifts----things that I would not normally buy for myself or something I am not expecting. I love it and I love HIM! And, of course, I love our 4 super kiddos! Hope it's a wonderful, love-filled day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Costa Rica

We got back from Costa Rica earlier this week. Once again we had such a fun time. We are lucky to have friends like the Baileys and the Paynes who are willing to share their condo! More pics to come later...