Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Flashback Wednesday

I LOVE flashbacks! Therefore, I will start flashback Wednesdays (at least when I remember...).
Here is my flashback for today:

This is Grayson and his little buddy, Savannah Sell on Feb. 21, 2007. They are 2 1/2 years old. Cute! Though I must say I was a bit ashamed at how aggressive Grayson becomes at the end. Aye Carumba! What are his parents teaching him?????

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Adventures of Pon

Who was your imaginary friend? Mine (since I have zero creativity) was Scooby Doo. He, Shaggy, my brother (Bryan), and I were always getting into crazy capers! It is fun to watch Grayson with his new buddy, Pon.
At first I thought Pon was from school, he was always talked about in such a way that I never thought he was invisible! Sure enough, no Pon at Montessori! I have to admit, I enjoy Pon. He is never naughty (thank goodness for that!) and very responsible. Whenever I ask where Pon is, he is usually at work.
Pon has been in a multiple of car accidents, poor guy. These often occur after one of two things happen: 1. We drive by an accident or 2. Grayson is not sitting appropriately in his car seat and we have a safety discussion.
Well, last night after Grayson and I spent a few hours at a baptism, Grayson began telling me about how Pon was fired. Dan and I are assuming that he meant caught on fire as he continued telling me about how hurt he was from the fire. Boys. Don't fret, however, because Pon is just fine. The police and firefighters came and helped Pon. Lesson to be learned: don't light imaginary matches!
****Sidenote: One thing I have been wondering is how to even spell Pon. It's not like I can ask him. Why couldn't Grayson create a friend with an easier name to spell? I mean it can go: Pon, Pawn, Paun....etc. Sheesh.****
I sure love watching him use his imagination and come up with such great stories about Pon. This is the part of childhood I wish would continue forever!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The reasons that make Christmas so Wonderful!
The man I LOVE!
Dan and I
Sorry its blurry!
Pouting for picture time. What a man!


Kim (sister in law) and Alice (mother in law)

Grayson loves Scooby Doo! Again, sorry for the blurriness. Aiden was helping me.

Aiden always brings happiness with his yummy kisses for Grandma Orme.

Who wouldn't be happy holding their baby? I love him so much!

Alora loved her medical kit for her dolls!

Being surrounded with PEOPLE I LOVE
Megan, Myself, Mom

Nichole and Aiden

Dallin, Jaycie, Kylie

Grandpa Woodward, Grayson, Lyndsay

Alicia, Jaycie, Me
And the best reason of all: He who makes it all possible.
I love Him.

Monday, December 15, 2008


So, I received this email and that it was funny. Very true! Except for #9. I like fruit cake!


1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet tableknows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leaveimmediately. Go next door, where they're serving eclaires.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare.. You cannotfind it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into aneggnogolic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me.Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!

3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy.Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashedpotatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk orwhole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports carwith an automatic transmission.

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control youreating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat otherpeople's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?!

6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is thetime for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table whilecarrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frostedChristmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself nearthem and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center ofattention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind,you're never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple, Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or ifyou don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always havethree. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded witht the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, come on! Have some standards!

10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party orget up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips;start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember thismotto to live by:"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arrivingsafely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid insideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn outand screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cold Sores

The reason I have three cold sores this week: (Grayson and scissors. Not good.)

After 100 dollars at Cookie Cutters (I had to buy hats and accessories to attempt to help!)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Twilight Fun

Check out the movie is HILLARIOUS!! I couldn't stop laughing.
Husband warning: Dan thought this was incredibly lame. He is sick and tired of my obsession, however.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Another great giveaway from one of my favorite websites! I never grew up is giving away shoes from Studio 32 shoes. Cute shoes. I am thinking of doing a web party...everyone game?
Check out the link on the side bar for I never grew up!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baby Steala

If you are in the baby stage...check out this great link! They sell one baby item a day at a HUGE discount. Fun!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Well, I have GOBS to catch up on! Here is a photo recap of the past two weeks:

We had a fantastic time with the U of U game...sorry Mom and Dad for losing!!!

mOm Of tHe DaY AwArd: aLoRa DiD mY hAiR!

(I let her do it and I kept it that way...all day....I looked HIDEOUS)

Houses, Houses, Houses, and MORE Houses. Will it EVER END??????

What is Thanksgiving without Woodward Turkeys? Alicia, Aiden; Grayson & Turkey; Alora, Blake, Ellie Finally, a picture of Aiden and Grandma Orme!!! uNcLe BrYaN aNd mE!
Happy Upcoming Holidays to All!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Helping a Very Little

I love the innocence in the Nie Nie Dialogues. I wish I could be more like Nie Nie. Well, here is one way... I am posting this from the Nie Nie donation site. If you can, please help!

Beebee Mod, purveyor of applique pattern kits and a select number of designs on onesies and tees, is dedicating November to giving. 50% of all sales at Beebee Mod and the Etsy Shop will be donated to a different cause each week.
Nov 23-30 will be donated to Nie Recovery
So shop away and know that your monies are not only buying great products, but also donating to some very good causes.

What a great Week!!

What a week it was last week! Yeah for good things happening to me!!!
Thursday: Midnight. Twilight Premier.
Fellow Twilighters: Errin, Me, Angie, Irene
Those who have to hear about my obsession...poor friends!

Wahoo for my UTES! Stomp the BCS!!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Clean behind the fridge......check
Buy boxes for TOYS...check
Stay Up until 2 a.m...CHECK
Feed AIDEN ...check
Totally exhausted...Check
Guess what we're up to!

Monday, November 3, 2008


TaGGed AgaIN

Five names you go by:
1. Amber
2. Mom

3 Hun/Honey
4. ......uh.....that's about it! Maybe President?

Three things you are wearing right now:
1. Sweater
2 Slacks

3. Icky Maternity Bra. Can't wait for it to be thrown away!

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. To have self control
2. Lots of Money....amen, Heather! Never seem to have quite enough for the houses I want.

Two things you did last night:
1. Partied!!! (See blog below)
2. posted on my blog

Two things you ate today:
1 left over sandwiches
2. cookies that Megan think taste like poop. That's what you get for trying healthy cookies!

Two people you last talked to on the phone:
1. Real estate agent
2. secretary at West Kearns

Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
1. Write a letter for the YW presidents
2. exercise

Two longest car rides this year
l. Great Salt Lake...Antelope Island
2. Thanksgiving Point (its been a mild year!)

Two of your favorite beverages:
1 Water
2. Coke

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Together Forever

One Child.
Two Families.
Many Wonderful Friends.
Priesthood Power and the love of The Lord.
Together Forever.


Aunt Victoria, we love you!

Great Grandma Baker: literal and figurative!

Sword fight!

Woodwards chowin' down.

I am SO handsome!

Great Grandpa Baker and Uncle Dan talking politics.

Keaton and Lindsay equal fun and more fun.

J.D. and Jovina. Hot Couple!

Hangin' with Aunt Pam.

One of our favorite Uncle Bryan's cheering Aunt Megan.

Isn't Kylie gorgeous? Watch out boys, she's smart, too!

Smile, Aunt Debbie!

Alora and our other favorite Uncle Bryan.

It's been a long day!

Buddy one and two: Keaton and Grayson

Relaxing after being on display.

The sad incident involving a finger and two pool balls...

My favorite guy :)

Silly Grandpa Orme!

Mom and her boys!

Aunt Nichole, Mom, and Me!