Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello All!  I should not have chosen my top 10 topic was near impossible to decide.  If you have never been to then you REALLY should go. But may waste a few hours. Here are some that I have chosen:

(side note...there were some that I really wish I could have put on here...but due to the rated G nature of my blog, I couldn't put pg-13 stuff on here.  Sorry.)

Top 10 Favorite photos:

10.  Looks like a normal family picture right?  Look off to the right...

9.  Oh the wonderful joy that are feminine hygiene products.  I think the littlest boys face is priceless.

8.  Always a great idea to duct tape your infant to the window so that you have your hands free to take a picture.

 7.  I am LOVING the black tank top that is 3 sizes too small and made for the opposite gender...oh and those bright red shorts...amazing.

6.  Yes please.  I think the men are taking the term "side part" to an extreme.  But with those chaps...who cares about the hair.

5.  I laughed so hard at this one.  It was PERFECT timing. You couldn't have timed that any better.

4.  I wish I would have seen these studs at the bowling alley in Tooele on Saturday.  I would have hung out with them any day of the week.

3.  Great parenting skills.  "OH honey...look what our daughter is doing?  She is playing inside the toilet.  Let's get our camera out and take a picture before we get her out of that urine stained toilet bowl."  Either that or they were too lazy to run the bath water.

2.  Great parenting skills again.  It's always a great idea to breastfeed out in the snow while drinking a beer.

1.  Seriously...awkward. Too much affection between a father and a daughter.   Not to mention the mother is looking a little jealous.

Next weeks Top 10:  Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Money For Right Now

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My princess has gotten so big.  I can't even handle it. 

Look how well she sits up...I'm not ready for full blown mobility yet.  That is going to suck.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

That's right are looking down the barrel of a gun.  Are you scared yet?  What about the stud holding the gun?  Mr. Firefighter hat wearing an oversized tshirt with no pants?  Fierce.  You should be scared. 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Meet Macy.  Again.  Yes she needs a tissue.  Yes, I am a horrible mother for snapping a picture with my new iphone first before wiping her nose.  

But this picture is the theme for a lot of people this week.  It's just been a blah kind of week.  Not a BAD week, just a BLAH week.  Especially here in Utah with the depart of Deron Williams (you will be missed).  Not that I let the Utah Jazz dictate how my days go unlike some people I know.  

Both kids have been sick all week with this nasty runny nose and cough.  Lovely.  Luckily, it hasn't disrupted their sleeping habits at all.  In an attempt to stay positive, because I don't like being negative, here is a list of positives from this week:

  • As before mentioned...I got a new iphone.  Brad bought it for me.  Happy Valen-birth-aversary to me! (thank you Modern Family for that)
  • I only have 8 weeks til I'm laying on the sunny beach in Hawaii.  And I'm 6 pounds lighter.  Happy freaking day.  Only 30 more to go haha
  • I went to the gym every morning for an entire hour this week...except for this morning. I blame it on Brad.  No worries. I will go tomorrow.
  • My laundry is folded and put away.  Always a huge plus. Since i HATE laundry.
  • Mack coined the phrase: De-yuck when he didn't like his french fries.  It is his opposite for delicious.  
  • Brad installed a light in our bathroom over our shower.  It is amazing what that extra light does for the bathroom.  What a wonderful husband I have. 
  • I am excited because I am now decorating my master bedroom.  Well, starting.  I bought some stuff to make myself a new duvet, as long as some curtains and a curtain rod.  I'm excited to get that done this next week.  Pictures to come. 
But the most positive thing I can think of right now is...

TGIF!  Let the weekend bring in some new positives!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

See?  I've been telling you guys this all along!!!  (you my blog title.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is the desk my mom and dad got me for christmas.  I love it.  I got it all organized last week.  Notice the gray lamp that I refinished.  And also notice my framed Bachelors Degree.  Looks great on display.

Now question of the day...What sort of window treatment should I do in here?  I'm getting myself a new duvet cover.  I'm bored with this one already.  Plus...I can't hurt to have more than one right?  Color ideas?  

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Macy definitely has discovered her sweet tooth.  She would way rather a Ring Pop than her own binkie.

But if she smiles at me like this...I'll giver her one whenever she wants. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Are you guys seriously ready for this weeks Top Ten list?  Ok.  I had so much fun getting this ready.  I had to do my homework...which may or may not have meant watching all 155 real men of genius commercials on youtube so that I could give you an informed list (it was a real time waster...but it was over a 7 day period.).  I won't make you wait anymore.  Here it is!

Top Ten Favorite Real Men Of Genius Commercials:

10.  Mr. In the Car Nose Picker

We've all seen these people...maybe some of you are even this person.  If so, we really can see you.

9.  Mr. Basketball Shoe Designer the quadruple pump air won't increase my 2 inch vertical?  Maybe they aren't worth the money...

8.  Mr. Ceremonial First Pitch Thrower Outer

I don't even understand the point of this.  

7.  Mr. Silent Gas Passer

I hate these people. 

6.  Mr. Pro Sports Heckler Guy

5.  Mr. Paranoid of the Ocean Guy

This is absolutely me.  100%. 

4.  Mr. Portable Toilet Cleaner Outer

OH man...there is no way I would EVER have this job.  I have a fear of port-o-potties. 

3.  Mr. Football First Down Marker Guy

2.  Mr. 80 SPF Sunblock Wearer

This is me with my kids.  They will fry.  

1.  Mr. Cellphone Holster Wearer

This #1 is dedicated to Bradley, who used to be a cellphone holster wearer.  And to Scott, who also is an ex user the the holster.

Now, I did have a couple of Honorable Mentions that didn't quite make the top ten list::

Mr. Bumper Sticker Writer

Mr. Over-Zealous Foulball Catcher 

Ok everyone, I hope you enjoyed this!  I sure did.  

Next Weeks Top Ten:  Top Ten Favorite Photos

Sunday, February 20, 2011

This is the bedding that I bought for my guest bedroom.  I am in the process of getting it put together.  Well...ok...I bought a headboard that I am refinishing and the bedding.  That's all so far.  As soon as I get the mattress and box spring I will put the bed all together in there.  I can't wait.  I LOVE THIS BEDDING!  And I got a great deal on it from Macy's!  Regularly $200...I got it for $99 for all 8 pieces!  
So let me know your opinion...what color should I paint the headboard?  Originally I was just going to paint it black... BUT I'm thinking I want to paint it a color now, so it's not too much black.  What do you think?  The bedding set does come with the bright pillow, but not the matching sheet part.  So I could just leave the bright pillow off if it doesnt match the color I end up painting the headboard.  Give me feedback!

P.S.  Come back tomorrow for my Top Ten List which will be SO funny.  It's Top Ten Favorite REAL MEN OF GENIUS Commercials. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here are some things on my wish list from Crate and Barrel:

These storage bins for my laundry room...
 These amazing yellow pots for my front porch...
 These super cute plant stands...

 These cute pilows...
 And I'm drooling over this patio set.  Can you tell I love yellow?
So realistically?  I probably won't end up with the patio set...but, if you are feeling charitable...let me know. but I am DEFINITELY getting those pots and those storage bins. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

This is a drawing of what my entertainment center will look like when it is finished.  

This is what they have done so far...the middle bottom piece that the tv will sit on. 
  I love it already!  All they need to do to finish part 1 of this project is:

  • make the cabinet doors
  • add shelves
  • sand
  • paint
  • add the feet
Brad only gets 1 day a week to work on this.  Hopefully this portion will be done in the next few weeks so I can bring it upstairs and put my TV on it. I can't wait!  

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Remember the before picture of my end tables?

Here are the afters:

Here they are in my family room.  I love them.  And I love my lamps.  

I wasn't quite sure what else to put on the's still a work in progress.  For now though...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Meet Macy.  

This little ball of fire...just turned 6 month old this week.

She gets up her knees like she is trying to crawl.  She talks too much already.  Somehow she gets from point A to point B.  She laughs.  She sleeps all night.  She loves sweet potato baby food.  She LOVES to jump.  

She's my princess. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What is this?  Well let me tell you...this is my 3 year olds bicep. He started flexing for me today.  I was amazed at what I saw.  Seriously?  His arms are more defined than Brads (sorry's true.). You should see his calves...he gets his awesome calves from me (again...sorry honey.). 
How was my Valentines day?  Here was my day. You decide how it was.

  • Woke up at 6AM to go to the gym.  I lifted my legs and then went to run on the treadmill.  5 minutes into my run, I got a charlie horse in my calf and almost fell on my face.  So i had to walk the last 25 minutes.
  • Spent and hour and a half with both kids at the doctors office for Macy's 6 month appointment.  She is in the 95th percentile for height.  She definitely doesn't get that from me.  But she did get her she was a little cranky.  
  • Went to take some stuff to Brad's store that he needed.
  • Filled out 15 valentines for Mack's preschool party
  • Dropped Mack off at preschool, went to Home Depot to buy paint for Brad's store.  Spent $130 on 3 gallons of black exterior paint.
  • Went back to brads store to drop it off then went to get my car washed.  Macy did NOT like the car wash.
  • Picked Mack up from preschool, went to WalMart to get formula and tylenol and both kids fell asleep on the 5 minute drive.  I didn't notice til we parked.  So we went home.  
  • Went back to brad's store after the kids woke up to take him some more stuff...ended up staying for 2 hours while I started to paint his dumpster area.  I ended up forgetting to give him the stuff I brought him.
  • Went to walmart for 2 things...WHICH I HATE!  but we buy walmart brand i had to.
It is NOW 9:00...and I didn't clean or get my laundry done like I was supposed to.  And Brad doesn't get home til 11:00 tonight.  Happy Valentine's Day to me!

Monday, February 14, 2011

On Saturday, I spent a good part of the day in a warehouse full of 1000 screaming girls and 2 dozed whistles going off at the same time.  It was amazing.  We had so much fun at Courtneys volleyball tournament! She was put as the setter for the very first time.  She's only practiced with the team as the setter like twice. She did amazing! She has such natural talent. Here are some highlights:

 This would have been a cool action shot if the ball were in her hands...

 Always important to celebrate. 

 I love her face in this picture.  

 Mack and Caitlyn sure like to pose for pictures.

I have no idea what she is thinking about...but this wasnt a pose.
Happy Valentines Day!  I hope you all have some fun plans!  Here is my quick Top Ten list this week.

Top 10 Things I Should Be Doing Instead of Blogging/Facebook:

10. Practicing the organ
9. Vacuuming
8. Preparing my lesson for sunday 
7. Get my kids dressed
6. Get dressed for the day
5. Laundry - I HATE laundry. 
4. Working out
3. Learning how to cook
2. Scrubbing bathrooms
1. Taking care of my kids - just kidding...they aren't neglected...too badly :)

Next Weeks Top 10: Top Ten Favorite REAL MEN OF GENIUS Commercials.  

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Here is a few things going on here at the Brown house...

  • Mack is doing great in preschool.  His teacher today told me that he is ahead of the curve for his age.  Although, she did send him home yesterday with some homework because he scribbled all over the worksheet they were doing and didn't follow directions.  
  • Mack is learning how to write.  He has conquered his name, but now he is learning to write his other letters now.  I'm amazed at how just a few months of preschool has sharpened his fine motor skills!
  • Macy is sitting up.  And scooting around.  She loves food.  She holds her own bottle.  She has a little temper.  She knows how to throw fits to get something she wants (most of the time that is attention.) She likes to talk and spit and drool.  I can't believe she will be six months old on monday.
  • Brad is building my entertainment center...hopefully it doesnt take 6 months. 
  • I can't wait until it gets warmer outside so Brad can put our yard in.
  • I bought two awesome end tables for my family room off of KSL.  I'm refinishing them now.  I should be done by the end of the week.
  • I bought some AMAZINGLY cute lamps at TJ Maxx using the gift card I got for christmas from brad's grandma.  I can't wait to put them on my "new to me" tables.
Here are some before shots:

The stuff on the ground behind them is the entertainment center brad is working on...see what I mean when I say, I hope it doens't take 6 months?  It is a slow process.

I will have some after shots by the end of the week.
  • I miss Lindsey and Tyson and the boys.  I want to go to Vegas where it is warm.  Please?  Oh, and I can't wait to see how freaking cute their baby girl is!  I wonder which one she will look like..Owen or Reggie?