Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!  Can't believe it's been 4 whole years since we got married!  At least for me, it has FLOWN by.  I think I'm more in love with Brad now than I was the day that I married him.  

By the way, I LOVE this song below...totally how I feel about my hubby!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Welcome my new nephew!  Tregan James Butler was FINALLY born on Tuesday evening.  Brad's little sister did a great job with this little guy!

5 reasons why we are glad Tregan is here:
1.  He is SUPER cute
2.  Everyone was getting really baby hungry again in Brad's family
3.  Mack is not the only grandkid in Brad's family anymore!!!  He needed to be knocked off his throne. 
4.  Because of reason #3, he will be LESS spoiled there. 
5.  And because I know reason #4 is probably not actually going to happen, Kay and Scott now have more than one grandkid to spoil.  Good for them. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mom and Erica came out to help at my house today...I'm forever indebted to them.  After they helped clean my house, we went upstairs to get Mack's room put together with his new furniture, and Macy's room organized.

Me and Erica put together Mack's New dresser:

Girl Power!  Erica had never used a hammer before!  

We used tools like these...

And came out with this!!!

The kids played around while we were working...

Mack's Room:  Still a work in progress, but we made some headway!  

His new toy shelf
His new bed (we're still in the progress of making his new bedding...coming soon)

This new dresser

Macy's Room:  Also still a work in progress, but we've started hanging things on the walls now.

Her new dresser, mirror, and butterflies

Her new crib and crib bedding

Still needed in Mack's room:
  • His bedding (almost finished)
  • A window Valence (also a work in progress)
  • Some wall decor
Still needed in Macy's room:
  • Refinish glider rocker (another work in progress)
  • A window valence (working on...)
  • Some wall decor
So as you can see...we are so almost done with the kids room!  And, my new couch should be here tomorrow.  VERY EXCITING!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

(Mom and Mack on his blessing)

Happy Birthday to the most beautiful mother in the world.  For without her, I'd be soooo utterly lost.  Love you mom!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Today, we went to Brad's cousin's mission farewell up in Kaysville.  Mack, after sacrament, wanted to go to nursery soooo bad, but we couldn't stay.  As a parent, how are you supposed to tell your 3 year old who is crying to GO to nursery, that we can't stay?  Well, my genius, observant, thinking came up with this:  "Let's distract him by letting him pet the horses across the street from the church for a minute!"

Well, it worked.  Am I a bad parent?  I'd like to think of it more as innovative.  

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just some fun updates:

  1. I have 6 1/2 weeks left in this pregnancy until Macy Lou Brown joins our family
  2. My 4 year anniversary is coming up on the 28th of this time flies!
  3. We found a very nice family for our very energetic dog, Millie.  She needs a lot more of attention than we have time to give her.  It's bitter-sweet, but I'm excited that she is going to get that attention now! 
  4. Mack starts preschool the day after labor day
  5. We bought a few new things for the house including: a new sectional for the family room, Mack's twin bed, a new dresser for Mack, and a new toy shelf for his room.
  6. Macy's nursery is almost all put together
  7. We're working on getting our sprinkler system put in now that we have plans drawn up for our yard
  8. I have my very first student loan payment due this week (oh wait...that's not fun or exciting...)
  9. We start our new calling teaching the 14 and 15 year old Sunday School class in our new ward.  We're very excited to work with the youth!  
That's it.  I'm very excited for some changes coming up!  Always working on getting my house put together...I'll post pictures as I get rooms done.  Next rooms to get done...the nursery and Mack's room!  Then my family room, and the kids bathroom.  Very exciting!  Love you all!

Thursday, July 1, 2010



I know this is late for Father's Day, but seriously, I just saw it yesterday and was laughing so hard at it I almost cried.  ENJOY!

Disclaimer:  I am in no way saying that my husband or father are like this...except...