Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crafty Crafty!

Sooo these pictures are really horrible. But I was bored tonight while Brandon was at mutual and thought, the heck with good lighting! Maybe if I put up crappy pictures, someone will feel sorry for me and send me a new, free, fancy Nikon camera? Eh, eh?

Anyways, here are some falls crafts I've been workin on. Show me anything that doesn't involve a sewing machine and I'm all over it!

I don't like to eat candy corn, but I sure like using it for Halloween decorations!

P.S. These aren't all my fall decorations....just the ones I made myself. Not sure why I felt like I had to defend that..

Matchy Matchy!

Brandon "promises" it wasn't on purpose ;)

These 2 are BEST BUDS!
...and my whole life.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Grant the Great

In case you haven't heard, we're pretty much obsessed this boy :)

Can't believe he will be 15 months old next week!
I wanted to document some of the things he does these days...

*Pretty much walking but he's a scaredy cat and would rather me hold his hand or just crawl

*Says: hi, hello, night night, Dada (a LOT), Mama, thank you, uh oh, kitty, up, down, more, dog, ball, ba-ba, yeah, nana (banana)

*The friendliest boy you'll ever meet. Says "Hii!" and waves to EVERYONE

*Is HORRIBLE in church, but loves to dance to the music and pretend he is leading the music, and folds his arms during the prayer :)

*Pretty much given up on baby food

*Loves ANY kind of music, or anything that makes sound, and dances to it

*Always hummin' a little tune

*Loves to read books

*Loves to crawl up and down the stairs
*Loves balls! Has to point out anything and everything in the shape of a ball

*Calls any kind of animal, and babies, a "kitty"

*Likes to go on boat rides and never whines about having his life jacket on
*Loves cell phones and calling Dada. And makes a phone out of anything, holds it up to his ear and says "Hi! Yeah? Hi!"

*Becoming a Daddy's boy, and every time the door opens he just knows it's Dada coming home

*Usually sleeps 12 hours a night

*Loves being outside, going on walks in the stroller, going down the slide and on the swings

*Still has to have a binky to fall asleep....we're workin' on it

*Takes two 1 hour naps a day

*Gives slobbery, open mouth kisses :)

He is at such a fun stage and we love him more every day!

Such A Fiasco.

So, I've gotsta tell ya'lls about my fiasco of a day on Wednesday. In the afternoon, Grant and I went to a picnic in the park with some friends which was lots of fun. Afterwards, it was close to Grant's nap time but I figured I better go into Wal Mart (my FAV place ;) while I'm in town (remember how we live 20 min away). So while I'm there I called my sis Ashlee for a recipe (usually have to call at least one of my sister's while I'm there to remind me of ingredients) and she asked if I had seen the Facebook post her husband Jeff left on my wall... told her I hadn't seen it yet..and she said that it was about a Dyson vacuum for sale on! This is one of those daily deal sites that sells one electronic item for a super great price for only one day. I knew Jeff and Ashlee had bought one on there years ago, and I had told Jeff to keep a look out for me! This being because the vacuum we got for our wedding is a piece of junk (was supposed to be a nice Bissell, but has never worked that great) and after cleaning and cleaning every stupid part of it, I was pretty sure our carpet was dirtier AFTER I vacuumed. And let me tell you, I lost sleep over it. Our precious child crawling on our not so clean carpets...eek! Anyways, I hurried and finished my shopping and rushed home so I could buy one before they were sold out. Meanwhile, Brandon is down in the canyon golfing with John, where he doesn't get great cell service so I keep calling and calling, trying to get a hold of him to see if I can, in fact, buy the Dyson! Well he never answers, so I figure okay, I better just buy the thing before they're gone, and I knew he would say yes, because it's all I talk about ;) Just as I'm about to buy one, he calls me back. I explain the sitch (situation ;) and he's all "Welllll I dunno, I'll look at it when I get home" and I'm all "Noooo deary, they are going to be GONE! We have to get it now! Trust me, I know what I'm doing!" and after some bickering back and forth he finally says "Linds, what if I already bought you one?" and I'm all "Say whaaaat?"

So, apparently he had seen the Facebook post from Jeff and had been trying to get a hold of him to take it off, because he was going to buy me one for Christmas! OOOPS! I'm horrible at being surprised! I could tell Brandon was kinda bummed that he had to tell me (cuz he knew I would be so mad if just said no!) but I was so happy he got one! (And that he called me back before I bought one myself!)

Good news: I'm getting my Dyson. All of my wildest dreams have come true.

Bad news: No surprises at Christmas for me (yes, I'm making him give it to me before ;)

Oh and the story doesn't end there.....after I hang up with him I get a text from my friend that I saw at Wal Mart saying "is that you that they keep calling over the loud speaker??" And I'm thinking to myself..why would they be calling my name? And then it hits me. I left my diaper bag in the cart after I had loaded Grant in, because I was in such a hurry to get home! So I call my friend and she's like "Yeah, they've said you're name like three times." Embarrassing. But they wouldn't let her take it home...cuz she's not me. So I call Wal Mart, and they're all in a tissy that I need to come get it! Welp folks, I just drove the 20 miles home, I'm not turning around and going back to the place I hate most ;) I tell them my husband will be driving by there in a few hours, could he pick it up? Nope. Then I remember that a guy in our ward is a manager there and I actually talked to him while I was shopping. So I told them that I knew him, (I get the name dropping from my mother) and they were like "Oh yeah, that's totally fine then, just have your husband tell them you know him..."

Good news: There are actually good people still in this world that will turn in a lost bag (with my whole life in it)

Bad news: During this whole ordeal I had left some groceries in the car that wouldn't melt or anything so I could hurry and get on the computer. Well, when I went back out to finish bringing them in, one of our devilish cats (no, not the one that got let in our house while we were at Lake Powell and peed and pooped all over my house/bed....the other one) had climbed up in the car and gotten into the coveted Grandma Sycamore bread and was eating it!! Nashty! So I had to throw away like 1/4 of a new loaf of bread. Oh the humanity.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My favorite place, my favorite people.

We all know I love Lake Powell, with all mah heart. This year almost my whole family (will we ever all be together again?) got to go on a big 'ol trip with our own fancy houseboat (hot tub included) and 2 other families (each with own houseboats) It was crowded, with 27 on board at one time but was a BLAST to say the least. (No babies allowed so Grant spent the week at Grandma Andersen's with his favorites: Joelle and Oreo the dog! We missed him terribly but it was a nice vacay!)

Saturday we celebrated my Dad's birthday.

Oh, Jeff

Trev with his cutie GF, Kaitlin

Niece, Kenzie

We all chipped in and got Dad an iPad

Tiffani, Dana (family friend), Melissa, Me, Ashlee, Kaitlin

Mallory, Kenz, Chelsea

Kenzie's ginormous life jacket!

Brandon catchin' some air!

And Nathan doing the same!

On the last day we all wanted to get one more tube run in, but the weather was having none of that. It was so windy and crazy, but I laugh now looking back at it.

Jeff and Brandon

Now, please enjoy this next sequence of pics.

Me on the left, Ashlee on right


Please zoom in and notice my flailing legs behind her

My smacked leg was bruised and ached for worth it.

On the drive in, a bit chilly and sad to be leaving

Me and Brandon, Mallory and Little Nathan.

They didn't stand a chance.

I die laughing every time I look at this picture. I kept telling Brandon, "YOU ARE ON TOP OF ME!" Now, I have the pic to prove it ;)

Me wakeboarding. I'm so boring to watch, I just go in and out of the wake. No jumps for me! I have a child, people! Oh wait, that doesn't seem to stop some of my family from doing wild things! ;)

Keep taking pictures of me, and we'll see what happens..

Me and Tiffy canoeing...Tiff loves it when I serenade her on the canoe.

Toddlers and Tiaras

Synchronized Swimming!

"Hey everyone, lets lift our leg like thissss"

I had tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard.

These women are my life.


deee daaahh!"

"And staaaarrr!"

So good. Everything about this trip was SO. GOOD. (except for missing the few that weren't there ;)

Till we meet again, Powell. Till we meet again.