Friday, August 21, 2009

Need a boost?

If you haven't seen the video "Create" based on a talk from the October 2008 General Conference by Elder Uchtdorf-- YOU MUST WATCH IT! It's such a self-esteem booster and very motivating to go out and do something great! It gives me the chills every time I watch it.

I don't know how to upload the video to my blog, but here is a link to the video on the Relief Society page of

Enjoy being inspired!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Full-time SAHM!

It's official-- I'm now a full-time SAHM! I love nursing and think it's a very rewarding job, but I am thrilled to get to stay at home full-time with my kiddos. Really-- who wouldn't want to be home and be the full-time recipient of this kind of slobery love!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Family Fun Pass

With the great tip from a neighbor, we got a family pass that's been tons of fun. It's an annual pass that costs $50 for a year of family admission to the Dinosaur Museum, Ogden's nature Center, the Union Station Train museum, Tracy Aviary and the Zoo. (The Zoo is just the first Thurs of each month). So far we've hit the Dinosaur Museum, the Nature center and Tracy Aviary. The kid are loving it! Here are a few pics from our outings:

Tracy Aviary:

Here are a few shots of our fine feathered friends. Here's a mama keeping a close eye on her "peachicks" (

I learned that the pretty colorful peacocks are actually the males.
We made a day out of our trip and also visited the 7 Canyon fountain play area also at Liberty Park. They have man made miniature streams that wind around with bridges and little ponds that are chlorinated and open for kids to play in. This was probably Andrew's favorite part. I was busy feeding the baby and chasing Ashlee so I didn't get any pictures (seems to be a common theme of our outings these days. Oh well. )

Ogden Nature Museum:

We went on this outing while Justin's sister was in town with her 4 kids. It was the day for deals, we also hit the Tree House Museum for FREE. I found this site with free Ogden area activities for every Saturday. Apparently we weren't the only ones who knew about this. It was packed.
Tree House Museum:

Dinosaur Museum:

Not pictured.....I forgot that my camera memory card was in my computer at home! But the kids loved it. Andrew was even brave enough to go through the part with the "life-like" moving dinosaur exhibit this year.

PS-- You can buy one of these family passes at the Dinosaur Museum (maybe the other places to!?!) The Admission to these places are somewhat limited like to only mon-fri, but they are good for a full year starting from the date of purchase.

Bathtime Beauty

Addison was being so cute and loving being in the buff after her bath that I decided to grab my camera. She loves her feet toes, fingers, whole hands-- whatever she can shove in her mouth. She's turned into the little rolly poley baby that jambers and is so happy. She's almost 5 months and growing up....time is really flying by.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Will I ever blog again?

Wow, it's 10:30pm and I finally had time to pee again since this morning! (I have a nurse's bladder that comes in handy as a mom too.) It's been a day of lots of laundry, breaking up fighting children, rocking, rocking, rocking and more rocky of baby that doesn't want to drift off to sleep like a little newborn anymore! I'm so far behind on blogging, that I'm sure I'll never catch up, so here are a few things I should be blogging about, but can't find the time:

~preschool graduation (see I'm REALLY behind)
~Trip to Park City for swimming, biking and shopping over memorial day weekend
~Ashlee turned 3!!! Finally her birthday came. She's been talking about it since her little friend had her's back in January.
~Month of July full of family visitors!
~Trip to Bear Lake for annual Todd family reunion
~Addison's rolling all over at 3 1/2 months!

I know there must be more, but really this summer has been so fun and crazy that it's all kind of a blur..... I think we're surviving 3 kids, but just barely. Major kudos to those of you who have gone beyond 3. Well time to switch the last load of laundry and jump in bed!