Sunday, January 31, 2010


Last night we were having dinner at Guru's (in Provo). We were with most of Sterling's family because we haven't seen each other since Thanksgiving and it's about time we all got together again. Thanks for planning it McKaylee! We always have such a great time and there's always a ton of us! I'm sure every restaurant we go to regrets having us there cuz we have so many kids and we take up sooo much room. Hey at least they get a good tip, right? Anyway I was talking to my sister-in-law and thought I caught a glimse of Milo Ventimiglia. For those of you that are Gilmore Girl fans he plays Jess.

But I was wrong it wasn't Milo it was Mark Ballas

and Derek Hough!

We both were very excited because we love Dancing With The Stars!
We decided to go over and get a picture with them and talk for a little bit! They were both very sweet and let us get a picture with them. They told us that they were doing to show at The Covey in one hour and there were still some tickets! After rearranging our schedules we headed to the Covey to get some tickets. We were happy to get some even if they were back balcony seats. It was such an amazing show! We had such a great time. After the performance we went and got another picture with them and got their autographs.

Chelsie Hightower was also there. It was so much fun to watch such amazing performers dance live.

Mark also played the guitar and he and Derek sang. Those two are entirely too talented!

We had such a great time! It was a night to remember!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Christmas before opening all the presents! The kids actually got up at 4 AM on Christmas morning, but we were mean and made them go back to bed, "Until you see the sun out your window". They fell back to sleep at about 5 AM and got up at 7:30 AM. Much better!

We let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve and they all got PJ bottoms that I made.
We had a great Christmas morning just taking it easy. I made yummy cinnamon pull apart' s, soy sausages and orange juice. In the late afternoon we headed to my Dad's house and had an enjoyable family dinner. Christmas is so much work but it's all worth it when I watch the kids opening their presents!

Birthdays! Birthdays! Birthdays!

For Christian's Birthday, on Dec. 7th, we went to Pirate Island Pizza! It's a fun place completely decorated in a Pirate theme. Even the waiters are dressed up and speak in "pirate". We got the kids 100 tokens to split up and play in the arcade with. They had a great time! Christian said it was his best birthday ever! I'm glad he thinks so since we were at Disneyland 2 years ago for his birthday!

The next day, Dec. 8th, was Hailee's 4th Birthday! We opened presents on her birthday, but had her birthday party that weekend, at my Mom's house.

Somehow I managed not to take any pictures of all the cute Strawberry Shortcake decorations. She had a great time playing games, opening presents, and eating her strawberry cupcakes!

The day after Hailee's party my friends threw me a fun 30th Birthday party!

Here's the cute center pieces! They got pictures from my Mom from growing up-present day!

They went to so much work for all of the super cute decorations and making the yummy dinner. Thanks you guys! I had so much fun and it's something I'll never forget.