Sunday, July 27, 2008

We're Hired!

The job search has been long and somewhat frustrating but Scott just got hired as an accountant for the state of Washington. about 12 days we will pack up our little apartment and head up to the great northwest! It's a little bitter-sweet for me because we will be leaving my parents and taking their last two grandkids away, but we couldn't be more excited to be close to all of Scott's family. I have never lived outside of Utah so this will definitely be a new experience for me!

**for any of you that have you have any tips or tricks? you know, things that after all was said and done you thought "hmm, I wish we would have done this differently" I would love to hear any thing that helped!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Leashes: a mom's best friend

I have to start this post by saying that I used to be one of those people that thought parents who put leashes on their kids were cruel. I honestly believed they couldn't handle their children and needed to rely on some restraining contraption to do the work for them.


I thought these things until I became the mother of the most curious little boy absolute wanderer.

I finally broke down and bought this little bear-back-pack-harness-leash and I have to admit it's probably the best 9 bucks I have ever spent. What is even more wonderful is that he LOVES it. Whenever he wants to go for a walk he brings it to me and sticks his arms out so I'll put it on. Then when we get to our desired destination I just unhook the leash and he runs around sporting a cool bear back-pack complete with a snack and drink tucked inside...perfection!

Friday, July 18, 2008

All girl...

I made this sign for a birthday gift for my niece's little friend and thought it turned out too cute not to share! Sometimes I wish I was a little girl again so I could have an excuse to love ballet, ribbon, and pink things. I am sure that's why we have daughters, so we can live vicariously through their girly little worlds! Come on, admit it ladies, you would all secretly like to put on a tutu occasionally(heaven forbid I ever put a leotard on...I will spare the world) and dance like no one was watching. For now, however, I will just make cute signs and dream.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Listen up...

Alrighty everyone, my amazing sister-in-law Heidi has written a screenplay about some of the experiences she had on her mission to Austria. With lots of help she has been able to make this into a movie and it will be released into theaters in about a month. Take a look at the trailer and spread the word!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What do you remember about me?

My friend Emily has this on her blog and I decided to play along. I would love to hear from anyone and everyone! Don't be shy.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you!

reminisce away...

Monday, July 7, 2008

The fun is done...

Ever since Jack was about 4 months old he would suck on his last three fingers when he got tired and it would put him to sleep. Now that he is running around like crazy non-stop this is the sign we get when he has had enough fun for the day. It doesn't matter where he is at...maybe on the swings, in his high chair, or mid run- when he gets tired he stops what he is doing and those finger are in. His fingers will go into his mouth and not come out until they are exchanged for a bottle of warm milk. It's quite precious.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


20 years ago:
-"Book of Mormon Stories" was my favorite family night song
- My friend lindsey and I had matching swimming suit (I think it was about then)
- I had tons of hair that was already down past my shoulders
- I had a tricycle that I LOVED. Unfortunately it was missing one of the back wheels which resulted in me riding around in circles...that is seriously true, no exaggeration.

- my parents were noticing that I might need glasses because I would always close one eye to focus on something...I am sure it looked pretty funny for a three year old to be walking around with one eye shut all the time.

10 years ago:

-I was 13 and was trying to figure out my style. I had bangs and flared pants...which were all the rage.

-I had just made the transition from glasses to contacts and was on top the world.

-I spent WAY too much money on vending machines...I loved the pink, frosted sugar cookies!

5 years ago:

- I had graduated High school and spent most of my time with my good friend Donovan...we were having the typical college experience...staying up way later than I ever had, going to party after party, and doing fun things like skydiving!

- I was working at Hogi-Yogi but would soon be working at the UPS store

- I dated lots of guys and decided that most college guys are lame

- I moved out for the first time and met my first room mates Mackenzie and Celena...we had so much fun together!!

- I was in school and loved every minute of it. I loved my professors and quickly learned the art of perfect brown nosing.

- I was starting to realize that my parents were actually wonderful people(I had previously believed that they gave me way too many rules and were out to ruin my social life...dumb I know) and I became closer to my mom than ever.

3 years ago:

- I was getting ready to marry the man of my dreams and my best friend Scott Springer.

- I was working at the UPS store full time to save money.

- I moved back home

- I took the semester off for obvious reasons but was only a year away from my degree.

- I Didn't know it at the time, but I would be pregnant with little jack in just a few short months.

So far this year:

- I was pregnant and had Bianca

- Little Jack has been growing like a weed

- I graduated from college with my degree in psychology

- I am still working part time at the UPS store and my bosses have been wonderful to work with my crazy schedule...even letting me bring the kids to work occasionally


-I worked in the morning and came home so scott could get to class

- I went to walmart to buy groceries and diapers...poor jack had to wear a swimming diaper around due to my poor planning!

- Scotty actually had the night off (which doesn't happen often) so we had our good friends Kimmy and Spencer over and I made a wonderful summer salad with feta, chicken, pine nuts, and a delicious lemon-caper vinaigrette...yum!

- Scotty and I put the kids down early and watched Definitely, Maybe...I love the snuggle time with my man!


- I went to the gym and listened to some great music.

- I put the kids down and am enjoying some peace and quiet

- I will go to the store when the kids wake up to buy formula for bianca

- I will probably go to my parents house and make something fabulous for dinner then go home and bathe the kids

- I will try to wait up for scott but will probably fall asleep watching whatever is on TLC


- I will celebrate the 4th of July with friends and family.

- It will be the first day in a long time when scott and myself both have the entire day off....Yippee!!

In the next year:

- we will most likely be living in Washington and Scott will be an accountant while I finally get to be a stay at home mom.

- hopefully we will NOT be having another baby!

- My little brother will be serving his mission in Dallas and my parents will be empty nester's and missing their grandkids like crazy.

-If we are living in Washington I will probably be busy with Waddell Creek Rustics.

I tag Kaytie, Janessa, Jillian, lindsey, Kristy, and Emily P.