Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas & Babys First

We spent christmas this year in colorado.  There was snow and ice on the way up and we even had to wait a while for highway patrol to clear a jack-knifed semi of the road.  I guess christmas feels a little more complete with snow.Manassa Christmas 2010 018

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We went for a hike out in the mountains nearby and saw some antlers sticking up.Manassa Christmas 2010 064  Reaching them we found out they were still attached to the skull.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

Merry Christmas

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gardening done automatically. Well, kinda.

So we went out of town for a week and shut the water off to the house.  We had the garden on the automatic water drip system.  So Plants – Water = Bad.  We figured with 100+ degrees and no water meant a dead garden.  So I scrapped the project since everything looked crispy.  Well, the auto water system was never turned off and 2 months later a nice heap of grass grew in the 22’ x 22’ square.  Going out to take care of the infestation made me focus on some odd looking weeds (from a distance) which weren't weeds at all.  Following what turned out to be watermelon vine yielded a melon, then 2 then 3… After making a map the end result was 24 watermelons & 2 cantaloupe.  We lost a few due to extreme ripeness they exploded into almost 2 pieces right where they were sitting.  Boy, they sure were juicy.  Now, to learn how to store it…

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

1460 days and counting...

Love my Jeffry!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


ADORABLE, right?!!

Anyone interested?

Ok So now that I am home all the time playing with my sweet Piper I tend to find myself some what bored, its been an adjustment going from working (miss you ladies, you know who you are) to being a full time mama! Dont get me wrong I love that I am able to stay home (thx to my hard working hubby, love ya much :). So I have found myself searching for things to do and have come upon all these blogs of creative crafts that these amazing gals come up with. I want to COPY them!! There are so many fun, easy and cheap things you can do to pass the time and get together with some gal pals! So I want to do a craft like each month, I had this idea a while back but we only got together once around halloween and made something...Anyway so if you are interested let me know, all you old friends out there that every time we see each other at random events say "lets do something" but never put it into action (im totally guilty) So this is my idea for October, so cute right??!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Check Her out!

Free mini photography giveaway! We used to be in the same ward, super sweet girl and so talented. Enter to win!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Piper Rose

We just LOVE her!!! (8 weeks)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another Cake

Check out this cake we did! It was for someones birthday, cool huh?!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The system is down…

Till we get the computer repaired.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The results are in, a full head of hair!

How can you say no to that face?
Weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz and 22 in long.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For now we see through a glass, darkly

We are at the hospital waiting.  “And like a thousand other commanders on a thousand other battlefields, I wait for the dawn.”  Hopefully we don’t have to wait that long, but the race has started.  Next post will be after the finish and I will have pictures then.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Going going gone…

There went the due date.  No baby yet.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Baby Bassinet

No baby yet...13 days till my due date! I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Honest! I am totally ready to not feel fat and uncomfortable. Anyway so I totally made this bassinet, well the liner. I saw one similar at a baby store and it was love at first sight but it cost like $400 dollars. Yikes! So I decided I would just have to make it. I think it turned out really CUTE! I figure that Piper will sleep in our room for the first little bit so she totally needed a princess bassinet. I love it. Oh and another clever thing that I did was used my slip from my wedding dress underneath to make it full. Anyway, hopefully the next post will include pictures of baby Piper!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What we do in whatever spare time we have left over in life.

Here is the most recent project: Operation Steak CakeIMG00173

The bottle is Dark Chocolate with some dark chocolate filling and the left is devils food.  Yes they are both edible!

Kelsey told me to add more pictures.  So I did.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Time for an update…

5 full weeks left till baby piper is due (or 14% left of the pregnancy, however you prefer). Boy does time fly.  In the meantime we stay pretty busy with projects around the house.  I mean do they ever stop, I think not.  This is Jeff by the way.  Kelsey is in the other room getting ready for the wedding reception we are going to.  Lets see, updates…fathers and sons…garden…flower garden…cake machine…that's probably enough for now.


Fathers and sons – fun time as always.  This year also included abnormally gigantic marshmallows.  Just so happens to fit good in a potato gun too :).   A few pics should illustrate:

Oh and that tape thing is something I did when I left work on Friday.  My co-worker added the tissue to better resemble me.  I have video of shooting full auto weapons so if you are interested in seeing them let me know.


Garden:  Not much to report here other than it is thriving pretty good.  I have 4 rows of corn, 1 row of carrots, 1/2 row of broccoli, 1/2 row of turnips, 1 row of watermelon/ 1/2 row of cantaloupes, and 1/2 row of potatoes. That's it for the garden.


Flower garden…its having some issues.  Other than the panzies(ironic) nothing else has flowers.  So its more of a flowerless garden.


Cake Machine.  I can almost stop there because it is so cool.  Its like the Brian Regan statement “well I walked on the moon”.  Can you top that?  No.  You pretty much stick a sheet of whatever in it and it comes out whatever you programmed it to cut.  Take this for example:WWF Cookie 001

That is the company logo at work.  The fire top and water bottom was cut by the machine.  Still trying to figure out how to do the wind better.  It will streamline cake making so much better.  All I do is upload a picture to the comp, press the cut button and wallah! It appears magically in the same shape as it was on the computer just as fondant or some other edible product.  It does have the capability to cut out cookies but it was going to take too long.  So now I have learned the art of making cookie cutters!  Not too difficult, just takes patience.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Ok all you amazing mommies out there...please share with me who is a great pediatrician??

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Baby Room

Its almost finished.  Just a few more items and we can rest till she comes.  Till then, just more karate chops & kicks to moms stomach!Pipers room 005 Pipers room 004

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Guess What?!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Somebody call the Wambulance!

Because I’ll calling out for help.  I know there are quite a few of you that have had your first child already.  What is something that you learned that we be good to know with the first child?  One thing for sure is I ready to share my excitement of the outdoors.  I found this cool hiking pack online and bought it right away.  It has a kid seat, changing table, sun & rain fly, bottle holders, baby handles, safety restraints.  Its pretty sweet.  Can’t wait to use it since mountain biking & shooting is out of the picture for quite some time.