Saturday, December 25, 2010

More Christmas Pictures

More pictures from Christmas. Buck got dog jerky and LOVES it! I made Rob a new beanie hat and the kids got hex bugs from the Alien Santa!

Christmas Day

We had a great christmas! Everyone got exactly what they wanted. Yes I got pots and pans but I asked for them! They are awesome and I can't wait to use them for Christmas Dinner! Rob got legos, lol! The kids got so much I don't know that they have realized exactly what they got just yet!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 23

Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better

Belting out a good song in the car, chocolate, or a good cup of coffee! Talking oe sometimes even just crying!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 22

Day 22 – Something that upsets you

Wow this is a hard one! People being fake, saying things they shouldn't, and not using a highway on-ramp properly(lol)!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 21

Day 21 – Nicknames you have and why do you have them

Gertie - naming the starbucks mermaid

Honey - hubby

Shell - the kids in my class!

Day 20

Day 20 – Summarize this month

Getting ready for christmas!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 19

Day 19 – Something you regret

Not telling my kids I love you enough and that I am proud of them!

Day 18

Day 18 – Your favorite birthday

My favorite birthday would have to be my 16th I think I had liek 3 parties! It was way fun!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 17

Day 17 – Your favorite memory

My favorite memory right now with the holidays here is.... Decorating the christmas tree. My dad had a record player for a slong as I can remember. He would put on John Denver and the Muppets Christmas, a Kenny and DOlly Christmas, and Manheim Steamroller. We always had guacamole while decorating. We got to take part in this while at my parents for thanksgiving and I got to show my kids a little of what we used to do. It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Catch Up!

Day 10 – What you wore today
Blue Jeans, nd my red and blue plaid shirt! hubby's fav! 

Day 11 – Your siblings

1 weird brother! Very proud of him though! He is a marine and about to be a proud poppa for the first time
Day 12 – What’s in your bag
Seems like everything! In my knitting bag is a hat for my niece fro christmas! Shhhh don't tell her!@

Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
uhhhh already told you!~
Day 15 – Your dreams
That my children will live long happy lives and be loved by all! oh and win the lottery! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Tommy in first grade under the mistletoe at my house!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 9

Day 09 – Your beliefs
Those of you who know me know what they are!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 8

Day 08 – A band or song that has gotten you through tough times
I used to belt out Celine Dion but I really like Pink a lot more lately. SHe is good tude music!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sorry Sorry SOrry

I didn't get to blog while we were on our trip! It was way fun to be gone and get to see everyone. I am glad to be home just wish it wasn't coming home to a foot and a half of snow!

Day 7

Day 07 – Your best friend

Well, I have 2! My gertie and my hubby! They know who they are and they know why!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day 6

Day 06 – Your day

My day so far has been wide awake at 3 am for no apparent reason. Showered got ready. Ran errand, got coffee, and now doing curriculum and morning computer time. I will be making apple prints witht he kids in my class today and trying to get a few more things done before being off of work all next week. THen I get to come home and finish packing and hopefully relax a little.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day 5

Day 05 – A deceased person you wish you could talk to

My Grandma - I miss her daily calls even though they were sometimes a pain in the butt! haha!

Day 4

Day 04 – Your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush

He knows who he is and what he did and that is all I have to say.. The past is in the past and will stay there!

Day 3 So behind sorry!

Day 03 – Your parents

Weird! Lol just kidding! My mom is a fantastic nurse who deals with people before and after they come out of surgery! My dad is a middle school bible teacher with a christian school. We have always had lots of ther kids around us. My dad was youth minister for 29 years so there was always lots of people and fun!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 2

Day 02 – Your first love

Well if your talking luv it was Sean. He was a boy that lived down the street from me. He was sooo cute!

Now if your talking currently - that would have to be my kids. Even as much as I want to pinch their little heads off sometimes I love the dearly!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day 1

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
I am a 32 year old pre-school teacher. A mom to 2 adorable kids and a wife to one incredible husband. I am a knitter, reader, jewelry maker and music listener.

30 Day Challenge

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Your first love

Day 03 – Your parents

Day 04 – Your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush 

Day 05 – A deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 06 – Your day
Day 07 – Your best friend

Day 08 – A band or song that has gotten you through tough times
Day 09 – Your beliefs
Day 10 – What you wore today 

Day 11 – Your siblings

Day 12 – What’s in your bag

Day 13 – This week
Day 14 – What you wore today
Day 15 – Your dreams
Day 16 – Your first kiss
Day 17 – Your favorite memory

Day 18 – Your favorite birthday
Day 19 – Something you regret

Day 20 – Summarize this month

Day 21 – Nicknames you have and why do you have them
Day 22 – Something that upsets you
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better

Day 24 – Something that makes you cry
Day 25 – Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 26 – Your fears
Day 27 – Your favorite place

Day 28 – Something that you miss

Day 29 – Your aspirations

Day 30 – Why did you take the 30 day challenge?

I took this challenge from my friend Amber's Daughter Katherine so here we go!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Fair

We went to the Utah State Fair last night and had a blast! We of course went to see my bag on display first! So cool to say I won a ribbon at the fair! The kids got arm bands to ride the rides and they rode as many as possible til John Michael got sick and I put a stop to rides. We of course had to end the night with a funnel cake which was oh so yummy!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Knitting, Knitting, and more KNitting

Just had to put an update on what I have been doing lately knit wise. I have made 10 roses for my fellow teachers to give out on Monday as we will be starting fall session. I finished a hat for my daddy and a cowl for my mom in matching colors! AWWWWWWWWWWWW! AND.....(drum roll)........I finished the bag for Auntie Rachel. I will submit it to the fair this weekend and see what happens!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Skull and Crossbones Dishcloth Knitting Pattern

find your favorite cotton and the appropriatte size needles for it and cast on 40
1-5 knit
6 k4,p32,k4
7 k40
8 k4,p11,k10,p11,k4
9 k15,p10,k15
10 k4,p10,k12,p10,k4
11 k14,p12,k14
12 k4,p10,k12,p10,k4
13 k14,p12,k14
14 k4,p9,k14,p9,k4
15 k13,p14,k13
16 k4,p8,k16,p8,k4
17 k12,p16,k12
18 k4,p8,k16,p8,k4
19 k12,p16,k12
20 k4,p8,k4,p2,k4,p2,k4,p8,k4
21 k12,p4,k2,p4,k2,p4,k12
22 k4,p7,k4,p4,k2,p4,k4,p7,k4
23 k11,p4,k4,p2,k4,p4,k11
24 k4,p9,k2,p4,k2,p4,k2,p9,k4
25 k13,p2,k4,p2,k4,p2,k13
26 k4,p9,k3,p2,k4,p2,k3,p9,k4
27 k13,p3.k2,p4,k2,p3,k13
28 k4,p10,k12,p10,k4
29 k14,p12,k14
30 k4,p10,k5,p2,k5,p10,k4
31 k14,p5,k2,p5,k14
32 k4,p11,k4,p2,k4,p11,k4
33 k15,p4,k2,p4,k15
34 k4,p12,k8,p12,k4
35 k16,p8,k16
36 k4,p6,k2,p3,k1,p8,k1,p3,k2,p6,k4
37 k10,p2,k3,p1,k8,p1,k3,p2,k10
38 k4,p6,k2,p3,k2,p6,k2,p3,k2,p6,k4
39 k10,p2,k3,p2,k6,p2,k3,p2,k10
40 k4,p5,k4,p3,k8,p3,k4,p5,k4
41 k9,p4,k3,p8,k3,p4,k9
42 k4,p5,k6,p3,k4,p3,k6,p5,k4
43 k9,p6,k3,p4,k3,p6,k9
44 k4,p8,k5,p6,k5,p8,k4
45 k12,p5,k6,p5,k12
46 k4,p10,k5,p2,k5,p10,k4
47 k14,p5,k2,p5,k14
48 k4,p12,k8,p12,k4
49 k16,p8,k16
50 k4,p13,k6,p13,k4
51 k17,p6,k17
52 k4,p12,k8,p12,k4
53 k16,p8,k16
54 k4,p10,k5,p2,k5,p10,k4
55 k14,p5,k2,p5,k14
56 k4,p8,k5,p6,k5,p8,k4
57 k12,p5,k6,p5,k12
58 k4,p7,k6,p6,k6,p7,k4
59 k11,p6,k6,p6,k11
60 k4,p5,k5,p12,k5,p5,k4
61 k9,p5,k12,p5,k9
62 k4,p5,k3,p14,k3,p6,k4
63 k10,p3,k14,p3,k10
64 k4,p7,k2,p14,k2,p7,k4
65 k11,p2,k14,p2,k11
66 k4,p32,k4
bind off and enjoy! When you wash the design will stand out more!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

10 Amazing Years!

I can't believe that 10 years ago today, I married rthe most amazing man. Yes it wasnt necessarily under the best circumstances but it has turned out to be awesome. We have had some wild and crazy adventures but I wouldnt do them over or ask for a better partner to do them with! You amaze me every day honey! I love you!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

So VERY Proud!!!!!

I was informed on Thrusday of this last week that Rob had been entered into a contest with his company. Each General Manager was asked to pick one person out of their centers that they believed deserved an award. Rob's gm chose him and was asked to write an essay as to why he thought Rob deserved this. All essays were then sent to their headquarters in Virginia and were weeded through to pick 5 out of the entire company to get this award. Rob was chosen as one of the 5 for going above and beyond his duties. He was given the discretionary bonus award from the company and will be receiving $2.000.! I am so very proud that he was finally recognized for all that he has done for his company! Yeah Babe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My new penguin friend

Meet my new penguin friend! We went to the aquarium to day for fathers day and they have penguins now. We stood watching them for quite a while and I was trying to get a good picture of them. This one kept coming up to the glass and staring at me so I finally got a good pic and a new freind!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stopping and Starting!

I have officially worked my last day at my current job! I feel a huge sense of relief and sadness! I will miss the kiddos in my class and some of my co-workers. I will not, however, miss the drama and stupidity. I am on to a new place begining Monday and am very excited and nervous. I know this will be a good place but I am nervous for the first time stuff! We shall see how it goes!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


This was my wonderful swap package that I received from England! It was so awesome!!!!!!!!

I finally finished my first project from the wonderful gift my parents gave me for my birthday. It is a hat /cowl for my best friend Michelle for her birthday. The pictures do not do the color justice though, it is a beautiful teal color. Thanks mom and dad!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Birthday Stuff

THank you THank you for all the birthday wishes! It is so nice to feel so loved. I wanted to share what I got. My parents sent me a gift card to my favorite yarn store and this is what I got with it. The blue is for a sweater than I am going to make for myself. The Yoga socks will be my first attempt at socks and the hat is to make matching ones for my friend and I. My sweet husband also got me some music. I finally got the Michael Buble' CD that i have been trying to get since CHristmas and Jason Mraz and Corinne Baily Raye

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Many people have been asking for an updated pic of the kids so here you go!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stitch Markers

I ordered too many beads online the other day and was having trouble figuring out what to do with them. I decided to make some stitch markers. They turned out really cute so I made a bracelet for myself as well!

Roses, Roses, and More Roses

I know I am running a little behind but I made these roses to put in the mothers day presents for the mothers in my class. They were all so excited to get one it was really cute!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Baies, babies, and more babies

Wow I know way too many people lately having babies! My cousin matt and his wife are expecting their first so these hats are for them. I also made a llight blue on ewith tiny cream stripes for one of the parents at the daycare that is expecting very soon. They are a quick easy project to make up and way less trouble than blankets! lol

Thursday, April 22, 2010

John Michael had his first Chorus Performance tonight and it was adorable. We are so very proud that he has chosen something that he loves and is doing it. They all sang very well and conducted themselves better than I ever remember us having to do when I was in chorus. Enjoy this song it was way cute and i apologize for not getting the whole thing my memory card got too full!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Newest Projects

I have been knitting like a madwoman. The pink blanket is for a fellow knitter in my thursday night kniting group. We had a surprise baby shower for her this last week seeing as she is due the end of this month. SHe loved it and we all had a good time.

THe cream colored one is the begining of a bag for my sister-in-law. I keep making these projects and telling her they are going in the fair but this one really is. I will post pictures of it when I get the handles put on and it all sewed together.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


So my boss had this done by all the kids in the daycare to put under her new glass for her desk and I noticed that the kids handprints were right next to each other! SO cute!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I don't normally make resolutions because well lets face it, who keeps em, right? This year though I decided to make them a little more blanket like so maybe I could do better at possibly keeping them this year. SO here goes -
1. Do ad more color into my knitting. - Things like colorwork and intarsia
2. To get back to the gym on a more consistent basis. - I know this one falls into the weight loss trap but I also know that getting back to the gym will help in that area anyway.

So there is my list. After knitting all the baby blankets that I have right now, which is 6 (nobody else get pregnant for a while please!) I will start with resolution number 1 and next week begins number 2. I will keep u updated on the progress of both!@!