Monday, August 31, 2009

The Heart Of My Home

So I came across this quote tonight in another blog I was reading and there was something about it that I loved. Thought I would share it with you!
"Home is a place where we welcome each family member with a sense of belonging. Home is a place where we are free to bring the fullness of our womanhood to bear in every sphere of our life. A womans place is in the heart- the heart of her husband, the heart of her children and the heart of her home. Home is a refuge that we create for every family member. Homemaking is a call to express fully our personhood and thereby enable every member of the family to understand his or her dignity and worth. I am the queen of my realm. I am the heart of my home." Kimberly Hahn

Monday, August 24, 2009

My Latest Diaper Cake

So I LOVE to make diaper cakes. I think they are the most adorable thing ever. This is the latest one I made for my neighbor who just had a sweet baby boy over the weekend. It is a little hard to see but it has cute little sayings all over it that she can use for his scrapbook. I can't wait to make another one!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Official

Sione and Felipe Fa- Biggest Loser Season 7

Sione just told me I was stinky from working out!
(I hope he was kidding)

Sione, Mike and Felipe

Well it's official, I have finally lost 10 pounds since the Biggest Loser Bootcamp!

I did the bootcamp at the beginning of June. It was hosted by Sione and Felipe Fa from Season 7 of the Biggest Loser (one of my all-time favorite shows). It was 3 days of a lot of hard work and a lot of sweat. I loved it though. They teamed up with a group from St George called Eva Zing. They are a group of people who counsel families and individuals in many areas. Financial, emotional, spiritual, physical and many more. Their main purpose and goal is to bring families together, strengthen them and help them succeed. They did a lot of motivational speeking, team building exercises and a nutrition class. Sione and Felipe were so much fun to work out with. They told us a lot about their experience on the show and the challenges they have faced since they have been home. Another contestant named Mike came one of the days as well. If you watched the show, he was the 18 year old that was on it with his dad. His younger brother Max, who is staying here in St George at Fitness Ridge Resort was also there working out with us. They also had one of the producers from the Biggest Loser there filming the entire 3 days. So maybe you will see me working my butt off on Season 8! (I really hope not though!)

Overall it was an amazing experience. I have learned a lot of valuable tips that have so far gotten me to where I am today. 10 pounds lighter and a lot more confident about myself!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Time Marches On

Well here we are again and it is already August! I can't believe it. We have had a busy few weeks so I thought I would catch everyone up.

I took the kids to Nevada two weeks ago to visit my parents and sisters. It was a very long drive by myself with the two kids. After about 8 stops, lots of crying, a broken DVD player and 10 hours, we made it! Kaleb was so excited to see his aunties. We did so much that week. We went swimming, saw the new Harry Potter movie, played at the park, watched Grandma Fretwell perform in "Pirates of Penzance" and much more. Probably the most exciting part of the trip was getting to meet my new sweet niece Brooklynn Nevaeh for the first time. Tiffany had her on July 2nd. She is a beautiful baby and Tiff and Paul are such wonderful parents. They are so cute with her. I am so proud of them and know that Brooklynn will be well taken care of.
Kaleb loved playing with the goats and helped feed the chickens every morning. He wouldn't let the cats out of his sight and I think they all breathed a sigh of relief when we left. He really wants a cat of his own now.

So after 8 days away we headed back home to see daddy. The kids were so good on the trip home and it only took us about 9 hours. Jeff had been up in Salt Lake City for a few days spending time with a friend and his sister and her new husband. So, needless to say, it was wonderful to return home as a family and get back to everyday life.

Andie turned 9 months on the 2nd. She sat up for the first time while at my parents house and she gets up on her knees and sways back and forth trying to crawl. So far she can scoot herself backwards but I am sure it is only a matter of time before she starts crawling all over the house. She went for a check up at the Dr this week also. She is now almost 17 lbs! I can't believe it. She was so little for so long and now she is growing like a weed.

Kaleb is still being his funny little self. He has started talking a lot more since he spent the week with his aunties. Some of his favorite things to say are "Oh my gosh!" and "Are you kidding me?"
He absolutely loves Mario and Luigi and talks about them all day long. His favorite game on the wii is Super Mario Galaxy. He was so excited when we were in Nevada to sit outside one night watching the stars and waiting to see the space shuttle passing overhead. He kept saying "Super Mario's in the spaceship". I don't think he will ever forget it.

So now we are home, things have settled down a bit and we are trying to relax. I think we will take the next few months to work on projects around the house. We are going to start landscaping our backyard once it cools down a bit and I am working on refinishing our bedroom furniture and doing some painting in the house. I will post some before and after pics once I get everything done.