Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

This Month

This month has been so full of fun activities. We celebrated mine and Spencer's birthday's, Aliah had her first ever dance concert, and of course it was Thanksgiving!

My highlight this month was Aliah's dance performance. She was so adorable!

Most of the time!

(Little Purple Pansies.)
We missed getting her picture in her pumpkin costume, but this nurse one is super sweet. This dance was Chicken Pox for Christmas and she sings it all day every day now.

My birthday was fun. Spencer made me a yummy no flour chocolate cake, and we went to a fancy steak house and to the symphony. It was Broadway night and the singers were crazy awesome. One had won a Tony, one was playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway now, and one was the only guy who had ever played both the phantom and Raul in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Crazy awesome, right?!

Spencer's birthday was fun too. We invited friends and family to Pizza Pie Cafe and had a great time hanging out and eating the all you can eat pizza, pasta, and salad bar all night.

Thanksgiving was fun. We got two days worth because Spencer's family ate together on Wed. And we ate with my family on Thurs. We had a lot of fun eating, talking, and just sitting around.
Now on to CHRISTMAS!!! Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Pictures

(How many of these can I post without seeming vain?)

Emily Thornton did an AMAZING job, don't you think?! She was so fun to work with and SO affordable! Check her out at
P.S. Do you like the new look?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from
Super Mario World!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rex William Rowley

Rex is finally here. After months of bed rest, emergency C-section, blood transfusions, and separate hospitals we are SO happy to say that Sarah and Rex are home together safe and sound. Congrats Sarah, you're such a trooper!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Look! Look!

Do you see those little blades of grass? Hurray! Few things have ever made me so happy.

When's the the last time you made one of these?

It was a blast!
(And yes I realize I got out of control with the candy bars.
My constant stomach ache from eating so many
reminds me daily.)

Do this too. It's loads of fun, and your kids will think you're really cool.

Love from us to all of you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FREE Nursing Cover!!!

I just did this and it totally works!
My total was $8.95. Awesome.

This is THE best kind of coupon code! Udder Covers is giving away 1 FREE Nursing Cover, all you have to do is pay for shipping. Their nursing covers retail for $32 and come in six adorable patterns. I love, love, love nursing covers... use coupon code "cousin2" to get yours free!!

(P.S. I got this from this blog. I'm not cool enough to figure these things out for myself.)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Check It Out! Check It Out!

Inara is walking! Hurray! She's getting old and I was starting to get nervous that the pediatrician would think something was wrong. (Okay I'll admit it, I was worried they would think she was dumb.)

Doesn't Aliah look great? She fixed her own hair. (I'm so glad that it was bedtime so that I didn't have to take her into public like this.) My girls are the best!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome baby Cohen!

Ashley and Matt had their baby boy. What a little treasure!

(As always I still have two baby tickers. Hurray for Logan and Michelle!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009


My girls are asleep and I'm eating a Snickers. Enough said.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Too cute.

Aliah just asked Spencer if he could take her on a date tonight while I stayed home with Inara. TOO CUTE!

You know what else is too cute? Listening to this laugh.

And seeing this smile.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A little Catch Up

I think I'll play a little catch up just because we've been having all kinds of fun lately.

Today was Aliah's first day of Preschool. She acted like she loved it, but when asked if she liked it she said, "No, I was too dizzy." I don't have any idea what that means but I'll bet she'll be happy to go again on Thursday.

Something fun about Aliah going to school is that I get special one on one time with this treasure.

Today she put that peanut butter sandwich in the fish tank.

Aliah and Inara's birthday party was a blast. Here are a few pictures of the photo shoot we did.

At the birthday party we played music, ate snacks, made rock and roll necklaces, put on tatoos and dressed up like rock stars. We were working on a pink electric guitar cake that was awesome. (Nothing like what Steph could make but still cool.) But our nephew wanted to see it and didn't ask for help so he ended up pulling it out of the freezer and splatered it all over the floor. I ran to Macey's and bought this ready made one for $20. Not cute but it fed people so it's okay.

(The Larsens)

(The sisters)

(Aliah and Lily)

(Me and Spence)
We had a great time.

The highlight of my life so far was buying Aliah her first tap shoes. I couldn't be more excited about it!

Spence and I also left our kids for the very first time over Labor Day weekend and went to Arches. We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, which was also a first, and loved it SO much.

This summer we also went on a number of hikes and campouts including a campout to Mirror Lake with Spencer's family and a trip to Dinosaur Land with mine. I can't catch up on everything but those are the highlights.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bath Time

I just caught Aliah and Inara in the tub. Aliah had hoisted Inara in and then with all of their clothes on and no water was washing Inara's hair with conditioner. Awesome. Thanks for your "help" dear.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I made dinner tonight. I haven't done that in a long time. Woot! Do you do that? Do you go ages without actually preparing a meal for your family? Probably not. You're all Martha and Betty and whoever the perfect mother is rolled into one huh. I think so. Just admit it, you are. I'll try to be more like you.

P.S. I made sweet and sour chicken and it was SO good and SO worth it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Sunday Adventure

Today after church we wanted an adventure. So we packed a lunch, hopped in the car and drove.
We ended up at Strawberry Reservoir.

Spencer made this fire without any matches or a lighter.
He's such a good boy scout!

Perfection. (#2)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Sham Wow

Do you have one of these?
(The Sham not the guy.)
I do.
It's the greatest invention for anyone with kids or pets.
(I have both so it's used daily around these parts.)

Here's a link to a little freebie. ****** You just fill out a small survey (seriously small) and give them your address and email. They don't want any credit card info or anything. They say they are sending you the free Sham Wow for filling out the survey but I'm thinking the way they can give it away is because they sell your information. Not a really big deal. A little more junk mail. One thing I do is I have two different free email addresses (gmail, and hotmail). I use one for regular emailing and the other just to sign up for stuff or order things online. Then I don't get any junk mail in the email account that I use daily. It works well for me. Anyway I thought I'd pass this on because
everyone NEEDS a Sham Wow,
and anything that is FREE is good!

Monday, July 27, 2009