Sunday, February 22, 2009

The finished princess room!

Well, we decided that Abby is old enough to graduate from her crib. We probably could have done it earlier, but there is just something about putting her down for a nap and knowing that she can't get out on her own!

As we were putting up the big girl bed, we decided to finish up all the little detail things that we never finished in the girls' room.

So after all that work, here is the final finished product (minus one pic that we ran out of nails to hang).

Big Girl Bed!
My friend made me this beautiful blanket with this super soft "cowlick" material on the back and this beautiful silk on the other side. Go check out her web site, she's awesome!

Princess Chandalier - Every princess needs a big chandalier!

Dresser with princess knobs!

Purple curtains with a tie back for their closet. Ripped out the closet doors, too cumbersome. Stephanie couldn't even open them!

Purple accent wall - so that it's not too pink!

Stephanie's bed. Complete with barbie sized doll house foot board.

The full view!

Princess clock and magnet board!

My favorite wall! Huge 20x20 pics of them!

More of the doll house view! Surprisingly, there are no naked barbies in the house today!

The full shot!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Patriotic Program

Thursday, Thomas took the kids to Stephanie's patriotic program. He snapped this photo. I want to hear what you think is going through the minds of these two children!!! Oh, and yes, that's my daughter!Thursday, Thomas took the kids to Stephanie's patriotic program. He snapped this photo. I want to hear what you think is going through the minds of these two children!!! Oh, and yes, that's my daughter!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thomas gets older too!

January is our killer month for Birthdays! First little Marshall, then baby Abby, and last but not least our awesome husband and dad!

Well, for Thomas' birthday we went into Logan and took dad to one of our family's favorite chinese restaurants. Wok on Wheels. Dad's favorite part of the evening was when we went to Best Buy to pick out a new T.V. for our master bedroom. We've been using this old t.v. we got from the D.I. It's one of those old dial t.v.s no remote. The last one to fall asleep is the one who has to get out of bed and turn off the t.v. Kinda like a race!!!

Anyway, before we left to dinner, I told Thomas we were going to go do a little photo shoot for his birthday gift. We haven't had our pictures taken since our engagement photos! That, was close to the dumbest idea I've ever had!! Have you ever done a self portrait? How about a self portrait that involves more than one person? It was really hard, and we felt a little silly trying to look all young and cute!!!! Then we felt even sillier when we put the pics on the computer! That's okay, it gave us a little humor in our day. The family that laughs together . . .

We decided that we're not that hot, sexy, young couple we used to be (hahahahahahaha) or that we imagine ourselves to be!!

So, here's our stats (found this on Michele's blog!)
Years Married: almost 13
Apts/homes lived in: 3
States lived in: 1 (We've lived in 3 cities Logan, Hyrum, Brigham City)
Wards attended: 5
Cars owned: 5 plus 1 truck (old rusty)
Traffic tickets: only 2 I can remember (1 for each of us!)
Colleges attended: 1
Degrees earned: 1
Callings held--Thomas: 6, Amber: 6
Paid jobs--Thomas:5, Amber: 3
Hospital stays: 6
ER visits: 6 (Amber 2, Stephanie 2, Abigayle 2 - hmmmm, must be a girl thing!)
Years pregnant: 3 years and 9 months
Kids: 4
Nieces and nephews born: 11 on Amber's side 27 on Thomas' side
Trips out of the USA: 1 for Amber at least 30 for Thomas

I want to thank my awesome hubby. He puts up with alot. My mom tells me that I'm no shrinking violet whatever that means :-) , but he still loves me. He is one of the most patient, selfless, hard working, kind, honest, caring, hot, sexy hubby I could ever ask for.

I Love You Thomas!

P.S. please don't laugh to hard at our attempts to look young and cool. We're a little self-concious about how these turned out!