Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Can't Stop Thinking About It!!!

This past Friday we went to Nielsen's Frozen Custard (and I'm still thinking about it two days later). I have heard ALL of the ranting and raving about this place, but inside didn't know if I'd really like it because I am not really a HUGE ice cream or frozen yogurt lover (despite my love for sweets)! When I had my first bite of that custard...I seriously thought I was in heaven! It was like eating pure cream!!! No comparison - this is WAY better than ice cream or frozen yogurt (in my opinion of course, and no, I am not getting paid for typing this on my blog. I recognize it is free advertising/marketing for Nielsen's, but the stuff is GOOD)! I have a feeling I am going to be making a few jaunts to "The Burg" just to taste more of that custard! Five stars! Two thumbs up! A gold star! That's how I rate it!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Today I turned 33

Today is my birthday. I am now 33. It has been a fabulous day!
Thanks to all those who made it so great! I feel so loved!
This is a picture of me and Curtis after he took me to dinner.
I picked a turkey a Thanksgiving dinner from Jaker's.
It was delicious!
I had turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, and rolls.
It's what sounded good at the time.
I guess I am another year older...I don't know about the wiser too, though. :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My in-laws business was featured on Stephanie Nielson's (NieNie's) blog

My in-laws started a business about a year ago called Fin Fun. My mother-in-law sews up mermaid and mermen tails and sells them on ebay. My father-in-law's job is to package them up and send out the orders to the post office. These tails are selling like hotcakes! Click the above logo "fin fun" to go and order one. A few months ago (like in March) I had a marketing idea for make two tails and send them to Stephanie Nielson (the burn victim/plane crash survivor). I guessed NieNie's daughters' sizes and the colors of mermaid tails I thought they would like. I told my M-I-L and she sent the tails along with a letter to NieNie. We didn't hear anything from Stephanie...until today. Today was different. I checked NieNie's blog (like I do everyday), and saw that Fin Fun tails were featured as one of NieNie's favorite summer items. The girls in the picture are our nieces (Curtis's siblings' kids). See Nienie's July 13, 2011 post.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Charlotte's Web

I am not a garage sale person, but if I am driving and see one, I will stop and look for one and one thing only - childrens' books. I want my boys to develop a love for learning, and reading is a great way learn! Plus, I want my kids to be smart...what parent doesn't want their kids to be smart.?. Reading aloud is one of the best things you can do with a child. Also, they love the attention and one-on-one. I started reading to Cannon when he was two months old. He loves for me to read and he can read really well for a two year-old. Carter likes books too. Back to garage sales...I found the book, Charlotte's Web a few weeks ago. I wondered if the boys were too little to listen to a chapter book. Carter wasn't too interested because there are no pictures, but I will give him a break since he is only 20 months . ;) However, Cannon loved it! So at night after Carter goes to bed, I will read chapters at a time to Cannon. As I read he tries to pick out words he knows and recognizes. Rewarding...very rewarding!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

family festivities for the fourth

This was the first time my whole family had been together since 2001 - at my grandma's funeral. All of my siblings and their spouses and children got together in Idaho Falls for the parade, my nephew Ben's baptism, a BBQ, and fireworks. It was great to be with everyone...we need to get together more often! Here are shots of the festivites in no particular order.

Getting ready for the parade to begin.

Nice pic except for the phone right in front of Cannon's face. He is addicted to my iphone. See Carter trying to catch a glimpse too?

Ryan, Camille, Gabrielle, Andrew, and Max
All of us kids: Dad, Becky, Me, Douglas, Alison, Camille, Mom
The whole gang - with us looking every which way. Sad to say, best photo on my camera with all of us.
Bruce, Alison, Austin, Zach, Madeline, Katie, and Ben from Georgia
Jeff, Becky, Brendon, Ashlyn, Hailey, Michaela, Lauren, and Chase from Colorado
Our little family

Curtis rockin' a red, white, and blue mohawk!


Monday, July 4, 2011


 Bye-bye diapers for Cannon.
Bye-bye pacifiers for Carter.

The process for both started last Thursday, June 30th. Overall, it was easier than I thought it would be. Might as well, "kill two birds with one stone", right?