Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snow Bunnies

We've headed to Utah for Christmas and right now we are at our timeshare in Park City. From the looks out our window it's going to be a White Christmas. It hasn't stopped snowing since we got here and the kids are having a ton of fun in the snow. They only last 45 minutes or so until one of them says there cold!:) We were going to put Saylor in ski school, but it's too cold and she probably wouldn't last very long, so we'll try when we go back in the spring. While daddy's been snowboarding everyday the kids & I seem to do the same thing, play in the snow, hot tub, lunch and nap. Why is it that vacationing always makes you tired :) I know the kids can't wait for Christmas, but mommy might be a little more excited to see there cute little faces christmas morning! Everytime Sawyer sees Santa he says "be good boy" and if you ask Saylor what she wants, the list never changes:
................Cinderella, Belle, Barbie, Tangled...............
The snow definitely makes it feel a lot more like Christmas, but I will say it's fun to see and play in but I don't know if I could do it 4 months! :) Merry Christmas!

warming up after playing in the snow.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Snack Time

Somebody decided to help themselves to a snack after nap time.
"ut-oh mommy I make messes"


i think I'm finally done trimmin the tree. After getting our Charlie Brown tree out of the box this year, I had enough of looking at that dinky small thing for the past 5 years so I bought a new one on black friday. Totally worth every penny!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Messy but Fun

Daddy went to the Magic game last night, so we had FHE tonight and made our gingerbread house. Kids had a ton of fun, but did more eating then decorating! :) Here's it is! Ta-Dah!

Saylor said it needed a kiss because it was "cute"

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Can't Sleep so I'll blog....

Up and can't sleep so what better thing to do then blog. Here's a few pictures that are feeling lonely and need some recognition :) Here's a few of our latest adventures. warning: some pictures might make you squirmy:)

The officially opening of "Elf on the Shelf"

Saylor quickly gave our "elf" the name Andy. I think because his skinny flimsy legs and arms remind her of Andy from Toy Story:)

Kortney and Christopher came in town for Thanksgiving and we headed to the beach! Had a blast!! This was the only picture I could find on my camera, pathetic! I'm kortney has some gems on her camera!
Saylor's acapella performance :)

train ride at the zoo.


We took a trip to DC to see Kortney's last volleyball game of her college career!! It was a bittersweet moment. She is amazing!

Only a few hours after flying into D.C. we ended up in the ER! Saylor smashed her little finger in the hotel door. They took the finger nail off and had to put two stitches on each side and one in the nail bed. She was soo brave, but mommy was a hysterical wreck! The cute little finger is much better and she's always telling me, " don't worry mommy the doctor said my finger nail will come back"

Hoya's #1 fan!

the girls and the rugrats
DC was so much fun and words can't describe how proud of my sister I am!!! I love you sis!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Inhale, Exhale

I feel like I can't catch up and every time I scratch off something on my "to-do" list, three more things get added! am I the only one feeling overwhelmed?! 'Tis the season!!! :))

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Today I feel blessed. And I'm grateful for these three......

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dear Santa

Is that too much to ask?:))....ok I'll be realistic, I'd just be happy with a new pair of these.

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Hallowes Eve

We had a great Halloween weekend. Weather was great, well a bit on the warm side, being that as a child I remember trucking through inches if not feet of snow. Saylor knew exactly how the process of Trick or Treating worked and I apologized to a few homeowners for the 20 hard pounding knocks on their door before someone would answer!:) Sawyer's little voice saying "chick or cheet" was priceless. I managed to not eat one single piece of candy which is a first, but my kids made up for it!

Whenever I put my costume on Saylor would only refer to me as "Queen of Hearts" and Sawyer would say that daddy was the "Cat Catter" :)

Saylor and her friend Mary Jane from school. They walked hand in hand to every house.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Enjoy It

Hope your Halloween weekend is Fa-BOO-lous. I know ours will and there will be alot of this:

and a lot of this:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A snippet

Here's a snippet of halloween 2010~

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I read this today and it made me laugh. One of those laughs I couldn't stop that made my stomach giggle and my eyes water because a. i needed a pick me up, b. i'm tired, c. it just felt good to let a little stress out :)

annie was talking to me about the days of the week.
she said "what comes after saturday? another saturday?"
i said "no...each day only happens one time each week"
and she said
"but the song i gotta feelin' says...friday, saturday, saturday and sunday"


Was looking for cute halloween treat ideas that would be easy and fun for the kids and came across these:

I LOVE halloween!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Taking Advantage

Saylor didn't have school Thurs or Friday and they said the weather was going to get a bit on the chilly side starting Friday so I thought we would take advantage of the last few days of high 80 degree weather and head to the beach. So I packed up the kids on Thurs. and we had the best time. Saylor said she wanted to "take a nap at the beach" Wish we could have all joined in and stayed longer but we had to get home because mommy and daddy had a date with the new Amway Arena. Which by the way is pretty freaking cool. There's something so peaceful and calming being at the beach and can you imagine the kids played together "nicely" the whole time!:)

I did take my regular camera and of course left it at the pool, and missed the chance to catch the most precious photo op of the kids running back from the beach hand in hand, then pausing for a few seconds as both took a look back at the beach and said "by beach". But just maybe they'll re-create that moment for mommy without me having to ask :) not.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A good laugh

can't stop watching this!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


her latest obsession:

little Annie

my latest obsession:
if only I was 5'8

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcoming Fall

Yesterday the clouds rolled in, the sky turned dark, and the temperature started dropping (finally!) Hopefully this trend continues. I think it's a sign of "fall", but we all know that can change daily in Florida. So I dusted off the crock pot and cooked to me what is the ultimate fall recipe....soup and cornbread.

then i whipped up a batch of these oh-so scrumptious pumpkin delights
welcome fall