Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My wants and needs! (mostly wants)

Joe and I have been talking about all the things we would buy if we had the money to. Some are little thing and some will take some time (years) to save for. Here is my wish list:

A jogging double stroller

A Laptop
My own Bakery
Big home in Gig Harbor, WA.
This cute
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to run around in our big home.

And eventually I want to buy one of these:
for my baby girl

I don't think all of these things are too much to ask for! I think Joe and I need to figure out how to become millionaires, ehh we'll figure it out!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Two months and six days old

& 13 pounds!
He is now wearing size two diapers and 6 month clothing! He's growing fast!

I may be bad at making cakes...

but I think I'm pretty dang good at making boys!

I know I should say this because I am his mom but I really do think Brady is the cutest thing in this world!
I can't get enough of this big-eyed monster!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Banjo playing Joe.

Joe is toothless. After a full day all drugged up he is back to his normal self (as you can see above, ignoring me for games on the itouch). At least he is back to helping me with the kids!
I made another cake, this time I wanted it to be a goofy for caterpillar for Brady. Again, I really stink at this baking thing so its not the best but I keep telling myself this is only practice!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My new show on TLC: CAKE MESS..

It took me a couple hours to make this:
I'm sorry if you puked...because it makes me want to! I wish I had money so I can buy more things to be able to make a cute cake. I just threw this one together, It was my first time working with fondant. I kept messing up and had to cut out a bunch of stars to cover the rips..I need more practice (obviously).

The reason I tried to tackle on a fondant cake was because I made a new friend ( my visiting teacher) and she is amazing at making cakes and cupcakes! Here is her blog. She also has a page on facebook. I have such a great passion for making cakes and cupcakes but I really stink at making them...frustrating!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today's Adventures...

The past couple of days have been hard. Joe has been to three different Dentists, one Oral Surgeon, and a late night visit to the E.R. Joe has a fractured root (the same thing that Ben, Joe's brother had a couple weeks ago) Joe has been in tons of pain, and I am ready for him to be feeling better. He finally gets the tooth pulled Thursday!I was in the mood for taking some pictures of our adventures today.

Connor waiting for Daddy to get out of the dentist. My mom bought him some leggings (because they are "in" in Idaho)
Connor was smiling at his toys all day. Very cute!
Brady waiting for his plate of scrambled eggs.

Joe was finally happy, thank you Vicodin and Percocet!

Once we were all home I decided to bake some carrot cupcakes. YUM

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Four Years, Two Kids, & Only Slightly Insane!

Joe and I have been married for four years. Four years and two kids. I know, I know, we are crazy...But I honestly wouldn't change a thing about my life.
(except I want to lose 40 pounds)
We defiantly have our ups and downs but most days we are
happy and having fun haha.
I love you hun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2 Month Stats

Two month stats:

11lbs 2.7 oz 75%
23.27 inches 75%
head 15.59 50%

Connor has been growing! He is now smiling, cooing, and squeals sometimes. Babies grow up so fast!

Monday, August 16, 2010

All Smiles...

Connor will be 8 weeks old on Thursday. I can't believe how much he has grown in the past two months. He is such a happy baby.
I am so in love with this boy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our Utah/Idaho Vacation!

We had such a blast on our family reunion/ vacation!

Sunday August 1st: Drove to Nampa Idaho. Stayed in the Hampton Inn. Had fun playing in the pool.

Monday August 2nd: Drove to Kaysville Ut. visited with my friend Brooke and her kids for about an hour then drove to Saratoga Springs (about an hour away) where Lance and Mandi live (where the reunion took place). We spent the night visiting with family.

Tuesday August 3rd: Connor and I went to Kaysville to see Brooke again. We went to Boondocks Fun Center. We met up with her mom, sister Brittany, her husband Cody, and their cute baby Evie. Brooke is like a sister to me. I really wish we lived closer. We have so much fun together! Joe and Brady went to Thanksgiving Point to see the dinosaur museum. Brady had fun digging for dino bones.

Wednesday August 4th: 8 a.m. family pictures. I really hope they turn out! Later that day we went to This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake. The weather was kinda crummy so we only stayed for a couple hours. I really wanted to see Ashley and Morgans new apartment in Provo so Joe and I took the kids there for a little bit. It was fun to hang out with Ashley. She was my "husband" or "baby holder" most days. I need her to come live with me, she was very useful.
Thursday August 5th:
Went to the local Fire Station. The kids loved the jet skis and the cool fire trucks. Then we went to
Everybody's Barn to see some cute ponies. That night we went to Mandi's parents home to eat and play in the sprinklers.

Friday August 6th: We went to the Bingham Canyon Mine Brady was kinda crazy and Connor just wanted to eat. Not very fun for me but it was cool to see the huge mine. Joe and I took the kids to the Rodizio Grill for lunch. Lets just say that was a waist of 40 bucks. Brady was a monster. I mean absolute monster. Connor was screaming so I was trying to feed him (I'm still not the best at breastfeeding in public) at the same time Brady was screaming and trying to walk on the table. After 20 minutes of screaming kids and only 2 pieces of meat we left. I had a major meltdown on the way home because I was extremely tired from the lack of sleep and we have waited two years to go there. Joe went shooting with his brothers after lunch. He was gone for 4 hours. Brady and Connor had a couple meltdowns and I also had my 2nd meltdown. We were happy when Joe came back. Saturday August 7th: Drove to Rexburg Id. to visit with my side of the family. We had a big family BBQ. This was the first time my family has seen Brady and Connor. Here is some pictures of my G-pa and G-ma Bell with Brady and Connor. Sunday August 8th: Visited with my Grandma Howell. It was great to see her! She loved holding baby Connor. Joe went and hung out with his friends in Rexburg. 7 hours later he came home. We didn't talk much that night, needless to say I wasn't too happy. At least he got to hang out with friends.

Monday August 9th: Drove to Spokane Wa. to stay at Joes sister Sandy's house. We have been wanting to go and visit them for months. Brady had fun playing with her kids.

August 10th and 11th:Drove to my parents house in Auburn. Brady sick. No sleep for anyone. all a blur.

August 12th: Finally home in Oak Harbor. Very very very glad to be home. Nothing beats a pillow-top king bed after a week and a half of vacation.

Overall the vacation was great. Seeing family was much needed and so much fun! Next reunion hopefully I will get more sleep ( I will not have a newborn)!

Here are some other cute pics...Casey you might think some of these look familiar, that's because I stole them from your blog. Hope you don't mind! I make cute babies

Molly, Audrey, Sydney, Julia, Anna, and Rebekah.

Sydney, Sam, Julia, Natalie, and Karl

Anna on Grandpa's back.

The four youngest in the family. Adelaide, Issac, Connor, and Natalie

Grandma Johnson holding Connor

Rebekah holding Brady. He wasn't too happy that day

Brady helping Sammy go potty. Funny boys!

Natalie, she is so cute!

Brothers Isaac and Sammy hugging.