Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My mom was so lucky to go to Washington over the Memorial weekend to spend time with her sisters.  She texted us this picture of Grandma and Grandpa Gilberts headstone when they went to visit the graves on Memorial day.  

It really got me remembering all the wondering memories I have of my wonderful grandparents.  I think of them often.  I'm grateful for the example they were to me.  And I'm grateful for the legacy they left.  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day!

Monday, May 30, 2011

I got this picture texted to me while I was in Hawaii.  My mom said that he was using her Bosu ball too be a turtle and entertain them.  

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mack made this journal all year long in preschool.  These are some of my favorite pages:


He is going to be such a great dad. 

I guessing that is me in the middle with squiggly lines.  Maybe it's a picture of when macy was still in my tummy...since she is no where else in the picture :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I think a lot of you know that I am directing a 10k here in Tooele where I live.  It's going to be an amazing event!  I just got this banner up outside brads store the other day and it's already started giving my race a lot of attention!  Although the event is not til September, there is SO much to do!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mack had his first dentist appt a couple weeks ago.  I have anxiety at the dentist.  He did AMAZING.  He just laid there in the chair and watched Toy Story 3 with the head phones.  He even was able to get xrays taken and the hygienist said that a lot of times they don't take xrays on 3 year olds because they can't sit still enough.  He is a trooper!  Although the dentist did tell me that he needs to lay off the sugar...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Macy has discovered that she can reach the piano keys.  THis is where she spends half of her time...She's going to be my little concert pianist!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Jessie and Steven were playing Kinect Sports the other night at our house.  This is them doing the hurdles...so funny.  Kinect is amazing!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mack made this for me at preschool for mothers day.  He knows me so well.

Apparently...
I Like to clean...
My favorite flowers are dead ones...
I taught mack to write...
My favorite food is soup...
My favorite hobby is washing dishes...
His favorite memories with me are watching movies...
His favorite thing to do with me is play...
and I help him clean his room.  

But my favorite is in the top right hand corner...I love my mommy because I like her a lot. 

Best Mother's Day gift.  EVER. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jessie took my camera after graduation the other day and was taking some pictures of mack blowing bubbles.  Excuse the no pants...sometimes when we get home he just likes to feel...free (for lack of a better word).  



 We all stare into space after eating cookies...she must have been contemplating how amazing it tasted. 

I love those kissy lips.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mack had preschool graduation this last weekend.  I know...he's still got at least another year of preschool, but the majority of the kids in his class were graduating, so his teacher had all the younger kids participate and "graduate".  It was so cute!!!

 (He's second from the right in the front row)

 He has THE BEST preschool teacher.  









He is such a stud. 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mack had a preschool luau the other day.  He definitely dressed the part.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This was in a public restroom in Hawaii.  They must have had a real problem with people trying to flush wrapping paper down these toilets. I especially liked the handwritten comment on the bottom...What about cereal boxes?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kay got macy a little grass skirt and lei and then she made her this little bikini top to go with it.  We couldn't help playing dress up the other night.  It's like a life size barbie with chubby arms and thighs and and the cutest little belly you have ever seen.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Macy got into Mack's easter candy.  She ate half of his big chocolate easter bunny. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Here are some new buys I've had lately for the house:

 An antique "treasure" chest off ebay and a turquoise bottle from DI

 Some cool old books from DI (one that is signed by LeGrand Richards)

 This yellow pot from Taipan

 Any ideas what to put here??


 I also got this cute little canister from West Elm...

 And these awesome keys I bought off ebay...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Macy's favorite thing to do is to put everything in her mouth.  Notice a trend in the following pics?
Look...
 and taste...

 Look...
 and taste...

look...
and taste. 

She is like a freaking vacuum. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another thing we saw in Hawaii were a lot of birds.  Mostly chickens and roosters.  In fact, roosters wake you up at like 6 AM every morning with their constant cocka-doodle-doos.  Here are some pics:

The following story is very funny to me.  While we were looking at the lighthouse, there was a guy there who was freaking out about this little guy (the little white blob in the middle of the picture.)  I asked him what it was...he told me, "it's a red-footed boobie."  I, in return asked, "What...is that some sort of rare bird?"  I mean, he was freaking out as if he were seeing a dodo bird.  He looked at me as if i was the stupidest person in the world for asking that question.  "No, it's not a rare bird. (his voice is dripping with distain at this point.)  But how often do you get to see a red-footed boobie in it's nest?!!!"  Hmm...ok.  I turned and walked away.  Brad also sarcastically asked, "where's the boobie?!"It was definitely loud enough for the guy to here.  

Here is a picture of all the chickens that just roam the island.  THere were actually about 50 more just walking around our car. 

This little guy posed for a picture. 

 And the dang roosters.  

And we saw some cardinals.  They were pretty cute.  

Maybe someday I can be as cool as the guy who spotted the red-footed boobie. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This is what I saw in Hawaii...








Gorgeous.