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Monday, December 20, 2010

Blogger Caboose!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A request from OLIVER

If you want a Christmas card from me, email my mommy your address!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Shutterfly ROCKS!

Shutterfly is having a great deal for bloggers. Some of you may have already heard about it, but I hadn't and I'm a huge shutterfly fan so I'm sharing because I love shutterfly but also because I can get 50 free cards (and so can you!) I save lots of money because I don't use paper for scrapbooks anymore...I just use Shutterfly books to record all our memories in and they turn out great! And I'm thrilled to try their Holiday Card Collection this year! Who can pass up their fresh and colorful designs.... plus bloggers get 50 FREE cards! What could be better?! I have never been disappointed in their products or delivery. Oh... and don't forget their special offers right now, including free shipping if you spend 30 dollars or more! Free shipping is awesome!

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I am trying to decide which card to use. Such a big decision! There are too many great ones in the flat stationary line.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hey you crazy mom!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

highs and lows


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oliver 3 months old


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Buried Treasure


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

lil' stinker


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oliver 2 months


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Life with a Ruby


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monkey Boys!


Thursday, September 2, 2010


and pictures of Oliver

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blessing Day


Thursday, August 19, 2010

growing boy


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jet Plane


Sunday, August 8, 2010



Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bring on the Bear!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My two babies!


Saturday, July 24, 2010



Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm finally here!

view my cute little face


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Today better be the day!

So, I've prepared myself for this day...and not a day longer...so if this baby doesn't come today, world beware! I will go on a crime spree. I will be Mrs. destructo and destroy all and anything that gets in my way. I will change my name to "Lady I'm not going to wait anymore"!! So baby, listen up, today is your birthday and you better cooperate!!

pretty pleeeeeeeeease!

Friday, July 16, 2010

In anticiaption...


No, the baby has not come yet:) Just bored and need something to post:)

Doc Vs. Midwife

Some of you may or may not know that I prefer midwives over doctors for my baby deliveries. And I thought I might explain my thoughts...since everyone one knows how profound and important they are:)

It is very simple. I had a doctor for Isaac and a doctor for Luke and both times they are in and out and are very nice but really are only there to get the job done as quickly as possible. Stirrups, wires, medicine, etc...anything to make the job FASTER. I decided to try a midwife with Ruby and absolutely LOVED my experience. I deliver at a hospital (would never ever even consider doing it at home---first of all I do not want all that mess in my house---but there are many many other reasons as well). For me, a midwife means the birthing experience is all about me and my baby. Doesn't matter what makes life easier for the doc or nurse...all that matters is what I want. YES I want that epidural...NO I do not want stirrups:). I love that the midwife is my advocate and when the nurse says no, you can't stand up, just lay there--my midwife will pipe in, of course she can stand up if that is more comfortable. The nurse admitted the only reason she wanted me in the bed was because it was easier for her.

All of this being said I also LOVE doctors. The REAL ones:) I like to call the midwifes view of medicine "granola medicine." I guess another term could be Holistic medicine--which I believe is mostly mind over matter and since I have no trust in it whatsoever, it doesn't work for me. Pretty much, I do not trust most medical advice the midwives give me--true medical advice...not the little stuff...they aren't that bad with the little stuff. But I pretty much just use them for the delivery part and save all the medical advice for the doctors. That being said--if I had complications during my pregnancies, or deliveries, I would choose to use a doctor--but I don't, my pregnancies and deliveries are healthy and normal. There is of course, a doctor that could step in at any time so if there were a complication, we can have some back up--but since I feel that most skill from deliveries comes from experience, I don't worry too much. So that is my bit on Doc Vs. Midwifes. I just like to pick and choose when to use each kind!

My great grandma was a midwife and there are lots of doctors in my family so I love both:)

I guess I am going off on this because the most granola midwife (who I actually really really like) ordered me to have ANOTHER (this was my 3rd one) ultrasound that was pointless. The baby has dropped and that is the ONLY reason I am measuring 4 weeks behind again (I could have told her that!)--I am due in 10 days so I was not happy about having to go do another ultrasound for no reason--we have to pay for these! The baby is fine and measures the exact same as Luke if he/she was born today (Luke was induced 9 days early because of the same issue they were worried about with this baby--but I had a doctor then and after the non stress test she said, "I'm not worried but if you want, I will induce you." HECK YES I SAID! But the midwifes are NOT like that. Pros and cons I guess!:)

**A sidenote...my brother, who is a doctor, and who is also hilarious told me that "It (meaning the birthing process) was made user friendly from the beginning, and which a little bit of training, the pizza delivery boy could do it:)--just thought that was funny.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The last two weeks of pregnancy stink!

thats it. Venting over.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

A great birthday!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Nesting a bit


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

baby update


Monday, June 28, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Father's Day 2010


Friday, June 25, 2010


with a catch up post below.

A little ketchup


Monday, June 21, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Sugar Obituary

Sugar Mia Pleeze, also known as delicious, passed away over the weekend after battling with the testing devices of Mt. Timanogas woman's health care. She was young and beautiful. She was currently living in Saratoga Springs Utah, but had traveled, accompanied by her family, to many lands.

Sugar was born in Mesa Arizona to Dr. Noah Sugar Pleeze and Mrs. Hidin' Sugar Pleeze. After residing in Arizona for nearly 18 years, Sugar was adopted by Luv Mia Sugar Pleeze and moved to Utah. Her family continued to expand over the years. She is survived by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Donations for her funeral services can be donated to the "Further research on Gestational Diabetes to find a CURE" fund.

Or cash can be sent to her mama--Luv Mia Sugar!!!

That's right folks, I've got it! Gestational Diabetes!! 54 more day to go on my no-sugar diet and it is nearly killing ME! I get to start poking myself with a needle a few times a day starting tomorrow. Yea! I feel bad for anyone out there that has diabetes and has lived with it their entire lives. I had a couple friends who had it growing up and I didn't really realize what a pain or how hard it can be. Most women don't have it after giving birth--like immediately. So, I'm hoping I get to be in the most category. I will have a 35% chance of having it in subsequent pregnancies and a 50% higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes when I'm older. BUT, I don't plan on any of those happening because I'm going to be a rock star exerciser and healthy eater (ha---we'll see).

so farewell to my sugary binges...for a little while.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

what we've been doing...


Musical Icecreamical 2010 and other busy

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mom's day!

Happy Mom's day!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Another one? What am I thinking?

I'm thinking I want to be done posting this vacation!

Family photo shoot take 2

I shouldn't be doing this right now but I can't help msyelf.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Just plain busy and exhausted--unpacking, cleaning, organizing, decorating, and pretending I'm not pregnant (helps me get more done around the house instead of just wanting to lay on the couch and eat ice cream).

Blog is going to have a wait a little bit until I get our new house in order--which, by the way, ROCKS! How come no one told me owning your own home could be this much fun?....and a little overwhelming:)

Big shout out to everyone that helped us clean our old place and pack up and move to the new place! You are awesome!

Well, back to the couch and ice cream...errr...I mean work!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day Four


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day Three


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day Two


Monday, April 12, 2010

Day One


Sunday, April 11, 2010

A little catch up

I can't post all our wonderful beach pictures until I play catch up a little bit.
See it HERE

Friday, April 9, 2010


We have had a lovely time here in sunny CA...but all good things must come to an end.
Home sweet home, here we come!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Flash Back Friday

view it HERE

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Where in the world is daddy?

On the other side of the world!
and Happy St. Patrick's day post...
see it HERE

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Secret

See this post HERE

Thursday, March 11, 2010

hodge podge happenings

See it HERE

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back to the blog again

My most handsome 6 year old!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

We have a contract!

Wow, buying a house is a stressful process! I'm glad we only had to deal with it for about 2 weeks. Our Realtor was awesome (more on that later) and we got a great deal. We are excited to be the owners of this house in about 40 days. :)

More details:
3000 square ft rambler
5 bedrooms plus den (3 downstairs/2 plus den on main level)
walk out basment
Master bedroom jetted tub and extra large walk in closet, access to deck out back
huge deck
mini kitchen in basment
mud room
extra large 2 car garage
HUGE side entrance driveway
dining room
nice tile in kitchen/breakfast nook/bar
awesome carpet
3 bathrooms
large bedroom in basement will be toy room
jack and jill bathroom downstairs
fully landscaped yards (but not completely fenced)
included: new grill, new stainless steel appliances, 50 in. flat screen tv, bar stools, queen guest bed, mini fridge in downstairs kitchen.
We feel blessed and excited!
I'll post pictures next week after we walk through with my parents.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

2 toothless grins and other randomness

Click here to view.

Monday, January 25, 2010

The planet pluto and the power of prayer.

Just an entry from the boys' journals from their dad.
Read it HERE.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I'm trying to do better....

...in the kitchen.

After weeks and weeks of cold cereal, toasted cheese, ramen noodles, pancakes, and pizza for dinner I'm slowing coming back to life and so is the stove.

click here for more!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lip-smacking Luke with pictures

for some reason my pics didn't work last time
see more HERE!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Christmas unleashed

First, a visit with Santa.

click HERE to see more

Monday, January 11, 2010

An Announcement

For details

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ruby hits the year mark!

See more HERE

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