Jenny Penny Has Given In!

My sister, Jenny, has finally succumbed to the  blogging world.  It has taken the persistence of both Katie (my other sister) and myself for many months but finally she is here!  Just wanted to give you a proper greetings to this magical, addicting, consuming and could-stay-on-all-night world of the BLOG.  I love you Jenny Penny!  
The picture above is from July, the week following Kate's birth.  She came for a week to help me out.  She was MUCH needed at that time in my life!  You were a life-saver Jenny Jane.  And Emma fell in love with you instantly!  Thank goodness for those many books you read over and over again!  I still owe you $20 for those blueberries!!  I love you...nst nst nst

Thanksgiving Weekend

Well it's been an eventful weekend! We headed down to Port Neches, TX Wednesday afternoon. The kids did pretty well in the car for 5 hours. This time, Joe and I did the alphabet game...I know, junenille but it passed the time quickly. And I won...the dreaded "X" was the hardest letter. Yet I found an "Xpedex" store as we drove through Houston. He was depending on driving past 'Xterra" vehicles but we never did...wha wha!
We got to Joe's parent's house right in time for dinner so it was good timing.
Everyone was so excited to see the kids. I love going down there because everyone entertains them so I don't have to! I know, sounds selfish but hey, if you know Emma..she's such a handful and a fireball that it can get exhausting! THis is Kate saying, Happy Thanksgiving! I decided this time to have something to work on so I made a ribbon/taggie blanket for Kate. It's totally crooked and was totally an experiment but Kate seemed to like it so that was good. It was not too hard and I got it made in a few hours!

Here's Joe and Kate doing some quality Tummy Time
All the uncles were loving the kids. This is Uncle Stephen playing with Kate on the floor. He gave equal attention to both girls :)

We went to Walmart on Saturday to get some things and ran into Santa! We got the kids with Santa for free! Walmart gave everyone a free 4x6 so it was really cool!
Emma would not have it with Santa so I had to interfere...Don't I look great? I was down pour the whole time there so we were all drenched..oh wellio
This is something I started on Saturday but didn't have time to finish because Joe and I went to see "The Bee Movie" Saturday night. It was pretty good. Joe thought it was just like "Ants" or Bugs Life" so it wasn't that good to him.
This is my Taggie Fabric Ball" . I put a jingle bell inside too so it makes noise. Kate really likes the B/W contrast on them. Obviously another experiment. I saw this online and wanted to try it! It also helps that Joe's mom had an extra Sewing machine that I could actually figure out. She gave it to me too! THank you Margie! Now I can do silly stuff at home!

I love the HOlidays but this time of year makes me miss my family soooo much. I miss and love you guys! I can't wait to see you in just a few weeks! I'm going to Utah for Christmas!! I can't wait!
Happy HOlidays!

Which Twilight Character Am I?

I took the quiz that I found off of Jaime's Blog and I am most like Esme Cullen (pictured above is Mary Louise Parker, who is Stephenie Meyer's pick for Actress)...Now is it "most like" or "most "look" alike" because I wouldn't oh's pretty cool I think.  Here is what they say about me:

You're Esme Cullen - Your maternal instinct to take care of people and be kind draw people towards you. You're compassionate and loving, yet firm when you need to be. You appreciate hard work and value the beautiful results of your dedication to any project. 

As you could tell, I love the Twilight Series and can't wait till the 4th book!

Anyways, anyone interested in the quiz, click here.

Kate is 4 Months Old!

I can't believe she's already four months old now. With kids, time just zooms right by. Here are some pictures I took of her today. Here are some things she is doing at 4 months:
turns her head towards me when I talk to her or say her name
turning all around, almost rolling over!
reaches and grabs for toys
puts hands and toys in mouth
loves to knaw on things
That's just an overview I guess... I could go on and on...But here's our beautiful girl.

Happy Four Months!
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They're Communicating!

Kate has become even more vocal than before. She now likes to make this funny the sound you make when you're collecting a loogie...the scratchy throat noise. I think she started doing that noise because Joe does that noise to her because she always laughs when he does it. And now she does it too. So if you listen carefully, you'll hear her "talking" with Joe in their language.

One Year in the Making!

I told myself I wouldn't forget to post on the day but I forgot. On the 15th, it my was One Year "Blogaversary"...That's how Melissa W. puts it. A year ago on the 15th, I posted my first blog! Holy Cow it's been an eventful year. I always look back on pictures and posts to see how far we've come and this past year, I've seen alot! So I dare you to sneak a peek at my archives, see whats happened this year!
Anyways, other than that, nothing much has been going on. Just organizing our apartment. We've decided to dejunk all our kids' toys and clothes that cover our floors! We've decided to box up majority of Emma's toys, only allowing her a few toys to play with. I think this will greatliy reduce the time spent picking up unless toys that Emma doesn't even play with. She more just likes to dump them all out, spread them all over and go to the next toy bin! So Parents of new babies...control yoursefl to buy tons of the long run, it isn't worth it!!

Have I got a deal for you!

SO i've been trying to sell my Travel System on Craigslist and I havne't had any interests...which is confusing since, to me, it's the cutest print and it's only 2 years old. It's a great deal. I'm selling the system for $85, plus i'm selling the matching diaper bag. So i'm posting it on this, just incase there are those of you who need one or something..I don' know. I'm getting desperate! Anyways, here's the link to the craigslist post:

Any one who is interested, let me know. Anyways, That is all for now...Oh and thanks everyone who gave me all those yummy tidbits of knowledge about the extras for has suppressed my depression for now...:)


I'm finished...

It's over....

What am I to do with my life now?

Anyone want to start a Support Group for this?

Bite me, please...


Well, a lot of things have distracted me lately. First off, finally getting into the "Twilight" books has been addicting. I feel at times i'm reading my journal from Junior High and High School. Stephenie Meyer does such a great job at describing human emotions for a teenager! Anyways, i'm starting the third book (thanks Jami for letting me borrow it!!!) and I have to disipline myself to reading it at certain times of the day or else I will just read them all day! So that's one distraction. Second, catching up on line from my busy week. Either reading emails or blogs or talking with best friends on IM, it always catches my attention for a good amount of time in the day. For example, yesterday, while I was IMing, Emma took advantage of my distractions. She now knows how to use door handles so she got into the pantry and took out a tub of icing and cupcake holders. I guess she thought the icing was some sorty of lotion or paint because that's how she treated it...
If you can see all the icing smeared into the carpet in the picture, then great. But really, in person, it was much worse. After cleaning all this up, I still found staches of icing through out the kitchen and living room.

And of course, my favorite curious george...

When I found her, I was just shocked but I started laughing and grabbed the camera..good thing for blogging and a need for pictures eh?
She immediately went into the tub and luckily Kate was napping through all this, phew! So I admit it too the world that I sometimes get distracted with other things, allowing my kids to run amuk in my house...I just have to accept the responsibility of Emma's actions when I do that :)
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Our first Craft Guild and catching up....

Well after planning this in my head for probably a year, I finally got the guts to put together a craft guild, now called, The Crafty Clique :) It will be a monthly thing, the first Wednesday of each month. Our first activity was making some chic bead necklaces. There was a great turn out and I think everyone had a lot of fun! Thanks Jamie for hosting it at your house! We had 4 sewing machines set up for people to use. Thank you eveyrone that came! I appreciate the support in this! Hope to see ya'll next month!
Here are some pictures from last Wednesday. If everyone is interested in joining our "Clique", let me know and i'll send you an invite to our Yahoo group. Here are a few of the girls: Me, Jill, Jamie, Jazmin and Linsay
Hard at work tying knots
Modeling our sewing machine room
Taking a break for a picture!
And here's me, going at it with the sewing machine.

And yes, I've been absent from the bloggin world lately. I've had a crazy week, from getting this together as well as a VT conference that I was incharge of and guest speaker for. I made some fun center pieces for it. The theme was "puzzles" and Joe even helped me in think of this!
There was a great turnout for the conference and it all went smoothly. The theme was Unity since we just our boundaries change in our ward so there are lots of new sisters. I want to thank Jami and Marcie for doing dinner! That was so awesome of you guys to do that! It was delicious! I of course forgot to take pictures of that so sorry!!
And this morning, I threw together a family scrapbook page for my Grandma's birthday. My family is putting together a scrapbook for her and so i'm really excited for her to see it. Just ignore the white piece of paper. My mom has our family picture that she's going to replace...So Here's a pic of that:
And also, Friday, Joe's professor invited their "group" to his house for dinner. It was really fun and nice to put names with faces. Joe always talks about these guys so now I know who he's talking about! Here's a picture they took of us..minus Kate. I think she was somewhere in the crowd. She was constantly being passed around to everyone. They all were mezmorized by her cheeks!
I really like this picture of us..i'm a little sad that Kate isn't in it or else it'd be a great family pic...oh well. I guess we'll have to try again some other time! And maybe if you look really really hard, you can see a tiny bit of resemblence of Joe in Emma....hmmmm rrright! Could they be any more alike? At least I have Kate now who looks more like me:

Yep that looks about right...just like me when I sit on the couch....;)

We took a stroll last week and had to get a pic of our girls lounging in our stroller, which I finally found a double stroller I liked :)

Things that keep me busy...

I found that to keep sane some days, I keep busy with little projects/gifts/cards for myself or other people. Here are a few i've conjured up lately:
Made this for Ann Sawyer, she had an "Under the Ocean" them for her shower. I took this picture before I put white stripes on the fish to make them clown fish but oh well!

ONce Kate is in the girls' room, i'll put these up.
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I love Kate's laugh! I just can't get enough! I finally recorded it for all your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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