Monday, August 24, 2009

Another Giveaway of a Different Sort

So, as you may remember, I enter to win almost every day on Giveaway Today. Well, I am so excited to say that I won again! Except this time the prize is much more exciting, awesome, and expensive! Drumroll. . .

I won a free photography session and $125 print credit with Melissa Davis. I have been wanting to get our family pictures done for so long, and now that Molly is sitting on her own, it is the perfect time. Also, Chris's friend Thomas and his family had their photos done with her (I didn't realize until I saw them on her website) and I remember loving their photos at their house. I am so excited! I literally jumped for joy when I found out.

Whew! What an exciting morning.

P.S. Photos of M's finished room to come! (Well, nearly finished, but all the big stuff is there. Is a room ever really finished for an interior designer?)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Earring Giveaway and Peach Days Preview

My sister Kathy is doing an earring giveaway on her blog, Azurerocket, in preparation for our Peach Days booth! Click on the picture or link to visit and tell her which earrings you like the best to win a pair of your own. There are a ton to choose from, so you will be sure to find something you love. Also, look for us at Peach Days (September 11th and 12th) in Brigham City just south of City Hall! Tom will be playing on Main Street on Friday night (the 11th) at 7:30 with his band, Atl Atl, so you can also watch their show. We are all busy getting ready and are excited to be involved with this year's events.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


{sorry about all the weird sizing. . . sometimes I swear blogger has a mind of its own}

We had a bit of an extended weekend and decided to have ourselves a staycation. Because, ya know, it's all the rage these days. Here's the breakdown of events:

On Friday we went to
Lagoon because it's what fun is, and because it was free for us to go with Chris's company. We dropped M off for a playdate with Grandma and Grandpa M. We rode all the rides and got headaches. We partied hard!

On Saturday, I went to volunteer at my boutique, Mindy Mae's, to get 3% taken off the commission. The show wasn't as well-attended as usual, but I sold enough to pay for the booth spot, so that was good. Chris was able to finish up the homework for his summer class.

Sunday was a good day. It was my second week as chorister, and I tried a new song-learning game involving my cat Beanie Babies. I learned a lot about how the kids react to certain elements of games. I decided I can't throw anything without things getting out of hand. After church we grilled some beef ribs and relaxed.

For lunch on Monday, we went to an old favorite, Robintino's. We went to M's six month appointment after that. Here are the stats:
Height: 27.5 in (officially off the charts)
Weight: 18# 4 oz. (95%)
Head circumference: 16.5 in (30%)
She is right around where she has been since she was born, so that was great to hear. The doctor also said that her lower gums are starting to look swollen, so maybe she will be getting her first tooth soon. We also stopped at Target to get her first sippy cups too! M has really perfected the roll from back to front, and now she sleeps on her side. Anyway, back to Monday: After the appointment, we went home and let M have a nap. For FHE, we went up to my parents' house for hobo dinners and smores. It was a lot of fun!

Today we went to Pineview Reservior for a barbeque lunch and a walk along the beach. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. M doesn't like getting sunscreen rubbed into her face, but she seemed to like the Snugli backpack carrier we got for her.

Chris has to go back to work tomorrow, but we were glad he could take some time off for a little bit of fun.