Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ode to Fall

Fall is my FAVORITE time of year. I love leaves turning, all things pumpkin, harvest of yummy fruits and veggies, cool autumn air, getting out the new sweaters, and pretty much every aspect of fall. I have been hard at work on Halloween costumes since early August. Let's just say many of our weekends have been full of felt, feathers, pleather, and spandex! I made them all without patterns and I have to admit that I am impressed with my sewing skills. Now if I just had a better machine.

This is a random picture of Emily before a birthday party this weekend. This is my favorite of her dresses. I guess the 80's are back and I am warming up to them again :-)
Below are some pix of the girls showing off their pumpkins that they made with Grandma. They are wearing skirts that I made for them :-)




These are photos from Emily's class trip to This is the Place. They had a really good time, and I was glad that Chloe got to go too.





See I LOVE sweaters!

Below are some pics from our attempt to see Little Mermaid in St. George a couple of weeks ago. It was raining, but we thought that there may be a CHANCE that the show wouldn't be cancelled, it is supposed to be under the sea after all. But alas, too much rain and the show was cancelled. At least we got to experience all the "fun" parts like parking, walking in the rain, sitting in the rain, and then sitting in traffic in our wet clothes. Oh well we now have tickets to Aladdin next year.
Two very wet cousins.


Friday, October 7, 2011

I Don't Feel Bad

I really haven't given up on this blog it just seems like it. I am working on finding balance in my life. I have never had very good balance (or rhythm for that matter). Since starting to work full time I think that I may have taken 100 pictures (an all time low for me). Generally, I miss things. I missed Emily's last day of joy school (I was in Vegas for work), I missed swim lessons (I was at work), I missed play group (I was at work), I missed more than one bedtime (I was at work) and I can't even remember what else I missed. Some times it makes me sad, but I also love it when Emily says "that's not the way that daddy does it" or "I like daddy the best." I love that my girls are developing a relationship with their dad. I love that Ryan knows how to do their hair. I love that I better understand Ryan and he better understands me. Would I stop working and move to a warm tropical island if money was not an issue? You bet, but I don't regret my life. I am fulfilled, I am happy, I am intellectually challenged, I am loved by my family! Overall, I don't think that I could ask for much more, except for maybe 3 day weekends to spend with the girlies, more caffeine, less bureaucracy, and more SCUBA diving.

That's ok though Ryan and I have developed a plan. We are going to pay EVERYTHING off by the time Chloe is in 5th grade, then spend the next 10 years saving as much as we can so that we can open a dive shop and Tiki bar/grill on a tropical island. I am totally NOT kidding. I have less than 20 years to pick out my island, so I better get started soon. A girl has gotta have a plan. My plan involved compressed air and grouper!