Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Comes But Once A Year!

We had an awesome Christmas with both John's family and mine! Jack had so much fun playing with wrapping paper and helping us open his presents! He made it the best Christmas ever!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Our 1st Family Pictures!

This last week we got our first family pictures taken! We're so excited about it! Jack was 19 weeks old in these pictures...

Friday, December 4, 2009


Christmas and baby shower planning have kept me SUPER busy! It's good to be back and blogging!

John, Jack, and I had our family pictures taken yesterday so we're excited to get them posted up here next week when we get them. We finally figured out the best way to get awesome pictures for cheap! I'm sure you've seen the JC Penny coupons for portraits everywhere, they seriously are everywhere. If you cut out the one that is $3.99 per sheet (4-3.5x5, 2- 5x7, 1-8x10, 8-wallets, ect), you can pick as many poses as you want (and they take a lot) and it turns out super cheap but you get lots of variety! John and I got taken last time we got Jack's pictures, but now we know!

Anyways, here are some recent pictures ...


BYU v. Airforce

Jack dressed up like a construction worker (beautiful work Anna!)

Jack going for a stroll with mommy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday the 13th and Turning 60!

We had another awesome cake weekend with Friday the 13th and John's mom turning 60!
For Friday the 13th, we made a grave site with a headstone (dedicated to Michael Jackson) with our buds Jenny and Derek Williams. And to top off the night we spooked ourselves out by watching some freaky episodes of Lost (the boys don't seem to think it's scary, but Jenny and I disagree).

Then on Saturday morning, Vanessa and I challenged ourselves by attempting to make a cake that looked like a book since John's mom loves to read. We wrote out a quote from The Blue Sword, one of her favorite books. I think it turned out alright, but the best part was the fun we had...and trying not to cuss when we messed up on the writing...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Little Man Becomes a Real Man

Jack learns so much everyday, it's crazy how fast he's turning into a little man!

He hates it if he isn't sitting up and most of the time he wants to be sitting up supporting himself. He's getting there!

He's learned to blow bubbles with his put things in his mouth...

He's trying to hold his own bottle which is so dang cute!He likes to watch cartoons, here he's watching "Super WHY", but he holds a special place in his heart for the Simpsons. (Go ahead, call me a bad parent).

It's just all so fast! Before we know it, he'll be shaving his own back hair....

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jack's Idea of Solids**

Jack has been learning how to eat from a spoon, it's been so fun to watch him learn! I've been making his baby food with the Magic Bullet. I really enjoy it! Jack has had apples, avocados, and in the video he's eating oatmeal!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

happy haunting*

Halloween was very eventful this year! We got to carve pumpkins with Quincy and Jessica, and we also got to have a Feast in a Pumkin with them (which was way good by the way!)

We went to our ward's trunk-or-treat and we also went trick-or-treating with Russ, Vanessa, and the girls, and Shelly as the Wizard of OZ!

thanks for the stash, Jack! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Frightmares and Pumpkins!

This last weekend was awesome! John and I got to go to Frightmares at Lagoon with our friends Jenny and Derek! Jenny's mom was really excited to watch Jack the whole day and so were we:)

I drew a Jack of Hearts template to carve in celebration of our Jack's first Halloween!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Our little Jack got his three month pictures last week! We were really pleased with how they turned out, so pleased that we paid 20 times more than we walked in expecting to pay. It was totally worth it and it was SO fun!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winco is the grocery store we would ALWAYS go to in Boise! Everyone knew it was the cheapest, so I decided to do a little sample comparison of prices between the two on food.
Check it out...

I only buy food items when I go to Winco because for non-food essentials, Walmart is the same or cheaper (because they believe in slave labor, child labor, etc. )

Anyways, Winco is AWESOME! If anything, you should at least go and check it out. I'm sure you'll be happy with what you find. They have bulk items too, and lots of em'! So you can get cereal, candy, spices, dog food...anything in bulk pretty much! That's my favorite part!

PS If you love this font it's because it's my handwriting

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

I really liked how this cake turned out. I was going for sort of abstractness with the shape of the cake so it's got this fun lopsided look to it! This cake was for my sister's sixteenth birthday, yea Shelly!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yeah, I'm Kinda Proud

I think this is one of my favorite cakes that I've done! My mom loves flowers so this was for her birthday. I did another one of a half of a basketball with Vanessa, but it ended up looking deflated because I had to peel the first layer of fondant off due to a massive crack.

Good job keeping your eyes open in this one, mom! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tummy Time to the Max!

So Jack is usually a happy baby. He loves to sit and watch what's going on, and eat, and he used to love tummy time when he was first born.

Then a few weeks later he decided he hated it and he would just lay there and scream with his face in the ground. But NOW, he loves it thanks to the Boppy pillow **(registered trademark)!


Sometimes he falls over...
Then I lift him back up...

and he still loves it! What a good boy!

**Special thanks to Vanessa for the Boppy:)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009