Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crossing my fingers!!

I never win ANYTHING..... I just don't have the luck. PLUS by posting this on my blog and telling you all how to sign up to win a free bag, I'm only decreasing MY chances of winning. But I've always been a sucker for contests and this post will get me 25 more entries.

Go to HandbagPlanet to sign up and win. Good luck! (--but not really)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. A friend back in Flagstaff gave me two sets of outfits before Treyson was born. A boy's and a girl's. I just HAD to see this outfit off the hanger and ON a baby. Poor Trey is never going to hear the end of this....
The shoes are SOOOO CUTE!! And I HAD to add the bow. Only because, without it, he just looked like Treyson in girly clothes ........ a cross-dresser, if you will.
Now, could I have given it to my new niece, Brooklyn, and had her model it for me? Sure. But would that have been as much fun? No. These are the adorable shoes she gave me with the little boys outfit.

Thanks again Juliette.
Another friend I have to thank publicly is Debbie. She is very crafty and loves making custom, one-of-a-kind things. I got this bedding set from her a while back but I didn't put it on our crib until we moved here for fear of Kai ruining it before Treyson's turn in the crib.
She also made my boys some Spiderman superhero capes. I know, I know, Spiderman doesn't have a cape. But they don't seem to notice or care. You can find more cute items, or ask her for custom items here, at her etsy shop.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hello BLORLD !!

The title is a sad excuse for my made-up word meaning, "blog world". I've been out of our little planet here for a while because I've been trying to get out new place set up. We're renting a house in Mesa and pretty excited about it. The space fits us well. I'm still getting all the last details up but here's a view of our main room to the kitchen.

(The lighting is bad, but you get the idea)

We acquired this nice sectional from Jeff's sister's furniture store: CORTATE FURNITURE. I'm sure some of you have heard of it. Super good prices. Let me know if you'd like to know more about it.

My cousin Jen was in town for a few days from her travels and she, along with her mom, gave me some suggestions on what to do with the front room. She helped me pick out my rug and told me how to paint and glaze our particle board/laminate entertainment center. Jennica and her mom are both pretty crafty like that.

I think it turned out really cute!! I still need to add some brown, round knobs on those front doors. Adorable!
To see more of Jennica's style, click on my link to the side or see here .

On other news, Griffin started preschool. We really wanted to put him in Jeff's Aunt Glenda's Montessori School, but it was 20 minutes away and we have an elementary school just around the corner. I think next year we'll try for the Montessori Kindergarten. Here he is -- so excited with his humungo backpack.

We have a smaller one, but it's Lightning McQueen which he's been "over" for a while now. This Spiderman backpack was much more wanted.

Also!!! My brother, Kevin, got his mission call. He opened it tonight with family and friends close. Most of us had guessed at where he might be going. My cousin Isaac got it right. Australia Melbourne East. So fun, right!!! He doesn't leave until January though (?). Why so long, we're wondering. Jason (my other brother who just got home) is especially concerned about that time frame. Although Jason loves Kevin, he was kind of hoping for a 3-4 week departure date. (They're sharing a room right now.) Now Kevin can go out and look for a nice paying job and rack up some money to help pay for this fantastic opportunity. Right Kev?! We're going to miss him. But not yet.

-- Hanging up some curtains for my mom while balancing on a 2x4 .... nice! --

-- Loving Uncle Bean --

(I don't think it's the "bean" reason you guys are thinking about. You'll have to ask my nephew Lukas why Kevin got that name. Not that a two year old will have a very good reason.)