Santa scares me

I had it all planned out! I didn't even let Ethan see Santa and I just set him in Santa's lap and tried to distract him whil Joe took the pictures. But the curse of the scary Santa got to him anyway. At least Ethan got to tell him that he wants cars for Christmas. :)

You Might think your looking at some pictures of London Fog, but no, this is sunny, dry, Arizona! This last few weeks we've had rain all day and fog in the morning!


Holiday at Hillary's

We really did have a little Holiday over at Hillary's yesterday afternoon. Everyone brought treats to eat and Hillary's amazingly beautiful home was decorated to the T with Christmas trimmings. I'm not kidding when I say, it's beautiful!
We all gathered in her living room while our adorable babies bonked, scratched, hit, and pushed eachother down. Jackie made a comment about the toll pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing takes on our bodies. Believe me, we all had something to say about that! The word 'pancakes' comes to mind. :) I'm sure glad I have all my fun friends to discuss lifes little moments with! Thanks girls! And congrats to Kristy, your new baby is so precious!


Need a white elephant gift?

This may gross you out, but it must be said...
Did you ever wonder why they bother to add scents to soap? You know -- scents like "lilac morning" or "grapefruit splash" or "evening dew" -- those kind of smells?
Soap companies don't want you to know, but here's the ugly reason...
They do it so you won't notice how disgusting the soap smells once you've washed your butt.
Studies show that 93% of people begin their showers by soaping the lower regions and working upwards. That means that 9 out of 10 people rub something against their face that, only moments earlier, was gliding and probing where the sun don't shine.
So now you know... The scents are added so you won't realize you're washing your face with tush-tainted soap.
But before you puke into your keyboard, check out Butt / Face Soap.
This brilliant cleanser solves the problem by clearly defining which side of the soap is for the face, and which side is for the butt.
The words BUTT and FACE are clearly molded into the sides of the soap. And, to make sure there's no confusion, the Butt side of the soap is brown. Crude? You bet. But it gets the job done.
Now that you know the dark secret behind soap scents, how can you possibly return to your old soap habits? For your next shower, switch to Butt / Face Soap -- And when it comes time to wash your face, fear not and breathe deeply. (just make sure you're sniffing the right side).
This comes from a hilarious website called stupid.com and I've bought a few white elephant gifts from this website. Go there just for a laugh too!



This woman must be going to some high-end Wal-mart if she gets "all dressed up" to go. I tell ya, I purposefully put on my pajamas when I go to Wal-mart because you stand out like a sore thumb if you wear anything better. But I'm sure glad there's a dollar store she can go to where she feels more casual. :)


Our month in pictures:

1st birthday fun!

We're so proud of Joe for graduating!!

Ethan LOVED his costume!!! NOT!!!


Blair Witch Blues

I don’t know about any of ya’ll but I have a way of freaking myself out every time I watch a scary movie. My mind makes up all of these images and scenarios of how the scary movie could somehow be real and that girl with the long black hair is going to jump out at me behind the closet sliding door any minute. So for some stupid reason I recorded Blair Witch Project off TV and Joe and I watched it Saturday night. Okay, that movie is beyond disturbing! That night I woke up with an upset stomach, so I’m rolling around in bed, totally nauseas but scared to do anything. Turns out, I had the flu bug and I was up all night throwing up! Two times as horrible because I was scared to go from the bed to the toilet in the dark so I sat in bed with a trash bag and puked the night away. I don’t recommend seeing that movie.


Wade Robson on Dancing With the Stars

This is one of the coolest dances I've ever seen, and I guess the choreographer, who dances in it, is one of the top choreographers in the world. Enjoy!


Welcome Taylor and Brody!!

Two of my good friends welcomed their brand new babies into the world yesterday! Aren't they precious! Congrats Jacque and Becky!!!


New Bloggers!!! Shan and Matt

Hello ya'll, Shannon and Matt have a new blog! How fun right? I just thought I would introduce her blog to you all and you can go welcome her with a plate of cookies to the blogger world!! http://mattandshannonallen.blogspot.com/


Better than Baby Einstein

What could possibly keep a baby interested for an hour?
Watching daddy mow the lawn! This is definately better than any baby Einstein out there!

We had three boys all around the same age at our house this week. It was so much fun to watch them all interect and play together already!

I love this no pants with boots look! ha ha!

We took Ethan to the fair this weekend. He had so much fun at the petting zoo and in the big stinky barn.

This is a picture of Joe eating a DEEP FRIED SNICKERS BAR at the fair! Just looking at adds dimples to my thighs. I did have a bite, and it was everything I imagined it would be. Now I have to run a marathon!


All in a month!

I tell ya, it's wild the things a baby learns to do in a month. If I learned as much as he did in a month, as an adult, I'd probably be a rocket scientist or something! He got into these jones soda candy things and ate one. We let him finish it though because he loved it, we couldn't get it out of his mouth!

I walked into his room one morning and he's peaking at me over the crib! Look at those chunker legs!

He's pulling up on everything!!! I love this stage!!
And finally, we went from the scoot to the crawl in one day! Of course, it happened while I was gone and daddy was home with him so he got to see it first!

He can say so many new words too. Daddy, Hi, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! He's extra smart, I know. :)


Whose Face??

This one of Ethan as strong man is hilarious!!
I think this one of Joe looks pretty realistic as Pres. Bush.

There some freesoftware you can download called funphotor. (You can find it on google). It's so fun. Then you can save the picture to your desktop and viola! Enjoy!


Tube Fun

This boy has been crawling non-stop around our house, and he has now discovered our stairs! Toys have no meaning, not even the baby elmo that moves and talks! So my mom told me about this monstrous tube thing at Costco and we went right away to buy it. Only $30! it took some coaxing, (marshmallows) to get Ethan in there, but now he loves it. I don't fit in the tubes so I just peak in at him. Our dog loves it too. Now that's money well spent! :)


Trip to Utah

Gardner Village had a little childrens store with all sorts of hats to try on!
We spent time with with grandparents. They loved having Ethan around.
We toured around temple square. It's so beautiful there!

All of the cousins and their kids came over to have family night and icecream.

Gardner Village is always a joy! It's a tradition to visit there with the cousins!!


August Girl's Lunch

We had such a fun August girl's lunch at BriAnne's mom's house. Thanks again to everyone who could come! We were so happy to see those of you who were in town for a few days pay us a visit too! What a treat! The food was great! I can't believe how much everyone's babies have grown too!

Look at all of the cute little Mommies and their babies!!!!

Many of us brought old pictures from highschool and junior high and we had fun remember the good times! And the winner of the most embarrasing, awkward, and funny picture goes to...Hawli for bringing this doozy of a picture. I have to point out that we all have Winnie the Pooh stickers on, and Shannon went to the bathroom and threw up in the bathroom immediately following the picture. She looks a little pale...

Love ya girls!