Sunday, March 1, 2015


 Zack wants us to buy all the apps.
 We finally tried out Papa Murphy's Pizza and we really love it....(especially the cinnamon roll pizza! Leftovers make an awesome breakfast.)
 Zackary in the car before school.
 He thinks he is hilarious.
 Max wrote a story that was chosen to be made into a short play at school. It was about a boy who made friends with a tree. It was really cute!
 Zoey needs her tiara, suitcase, and coat all the time. She believes in being prepared.
 For Max's blue and gold banquet we were supposed to make a cake and decorate it using a camping theme. I melted down orange and red hard candies and made a campfire cake. (Of course I had food network on the television while I worked. Those are my people!)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sweets and Treats

Ty took Mia to the Valentine's Sweetheart dance at school.
It was 50's themed and Mia completed her look with cat eye glasses and a pink scarf.
 My valentine always brings home beautiful flowers for me :)
 A chocolate peanut butter cake for a special dessert.
 Girls in the kitchen
Zoey was doing lots of tasting resulting in a very chocolate covered little face.

Friday, February 13, 2015


My car battery died while I was shopping at Stater Bros. with Zoey.
We grabbed a table at Starbucks while we waited for help to arrive!
 Luckily we were not waiting long and we made it home safely. Ty came home and replaced the old battery with a brand new one and we were on the road again the very same day!
 It's always Zoey and me in the car....always driving to and from the school, band practices, etc....
 We are having a Valentine's party after school today!
 There will be chocolate!
 and lots of love!
Ty is taking Mia to the daddy-daughter sweetheart dance at school tonight. He and I will be going out tomorrow! 

Happy Valentine's weekend :)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Life Lately

 Mini Muffins
 Dentist Appointments, and lots of waiting....
 static electricity
 My baby girl
 The Super Bowl
My curling iron died and I tried substituting the girls' foam rollers....the results were not ideal!
Friday, January 9, 2015

This Week

 It was another busy week for us!
Max advanced into the district honor band. I am so happy for him, but this does mean yet another day of band practices and this one is at a different school. I planned to drop Max off for his first rehearsal and then come home with the other kids, but we were thrilled to find a park just across the street where we could play while Max was working!
 Max's first concert will be the 20th of this month. We are very excited!

Zoey's favorite toy from Christmas is this funny Kitty doll.
 She sleeps with it in her bed and brings it with her basically everywhere. It is a very good friend!

Homework this week was a report on Cheetahs for Zack, a report on Abraham Lincoln for Max, and creating math story problems for Mia.

I am ready for the weekend! Tonight we are making Pizza Waffles for dinner and I am hoping to find a movie worth watching together on Netflix. last weekend we watched Pippi Longstocking and the kids loved it!

Happy Weekend!

Monday, January 5, 2015

This and That

1. It's Monday again! The first full week of the new year has begun. We survived the sickness and 75 hours work weeks of Christmas break. The kids are back in school today. I wish I could say that I was sorry to get back to our routine, but I am not at all! (Like I said the break was kind of killer!)

2. I love having a good old fashioned wall calendar. I know lots of people use their phones to store their schedules now. Planners seem to be very popular as well, but I still love my wall calendar!
I saw THIS little set up and think I need to create something like it in our house. It would make me very happy!

3. Mia has been spending a lot of time in the kitchen making little treats. I am attempting to teach her to cook/create in the kitchen. Yesterday was the first time I had her try to follow a recipe all on her own. I kept it simple....We made THESE no bake peanut butter cookies.
She got really frustrated, because I wasn't helping her as much as I usually do, but when they were all made she was so happy to serve them and to say that she had made them all by herself!

4. I am starting to think ahead to Valentine's Day. I always put on a little Valentine's dinner at home for us. I love THIS IDEA for a Valentine's photo shoot to go with our dinner!

5.Max is on book #5 of the Harry Potter series. He spent all weekend making wands after one of his friends showed him how to make them out of paper. He even ordered himself an unofficial Harry Potter wand online.
I definitely need THIS for his room, and I must try THIS recipe for homeade Butterbeer!

6. I ran 10 miles on Saturday. I am so thankful for a healthy body and strong legs!
THIS is totally how I feel about it!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, January 3, 2015


My hopes for 2015

Spend Less

Run More


Little Girl's rooms

 We did a little remodeling this week.
I did away with the toy room and moved Mia out of the girl's room into her own room. Now Zoey has her own bright pink little room.

 Mia's new room is not yet painted. The walls are very light tan, but we put up a few bright butterflies to liven it up.
 The new room seems so grown up to me!

 We picked up this fun reading pillow to help keep things cozy.
Girls are fun! (Actually, Max is jealous of the pillow, because he often sits up late into the night reading in his bed. I am going to have to find one with a more manly theme for his room!)
More projects to come!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

 The girls and I spent the afternoon at home together.
The boys were off with my parents and Ty was at work.
We made treats for our little New Year's Eve celebration.
Mia and Zoey made these all by themselves! Mia mixed together the ingredients and then they spooned the mixture into mini muffin liners and topped them with sprinkles. I was very impressed!
I made guacamole and served hummus with carrots.
The kids got party poppers.
We danced to our favorite music and the party was over by 6:30 :)
The kids and I are spending the rest of the evening watching movies on the couch.

Happy New Year!