Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great one! Let it snow! Finally!

Riley's 4th B-day

First of all, I'm not having anymore December kids. It's way too stressful! But Riley's B-day was a ton of fun this year. We had her first B-day party which was a Princess Party where all the kids came dressed as Princesses or Princes. It was complete with lots of Princess Decorations, a Princess Barbie cake, a Princess Pinata, and Princess crowns and wands (and swords for the boys.) Anyway, It was a lot of fun. I've never seen so many cute little kids in one room! And yes, that is Porter in the Power Ranger costume behind all the girls. He and Luke were the only boys. Riley had a blast. Her favorite gift was her Barbie castle from Grammy and Papa Jeppesen. She was so sad when I took down the decorations a week later. She said, "Mommy, you can just leave them up because I will be turning 5 soon!"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Our San Francisco Trip

We got to go to San Francisco a couple weeks ago with 4 of my best friends from high school and their husbands to see my friend, Becky, who lives, there get married. The funny thing is that 3 of us married guys who all went to Box Elder together. Anyway, we all got along great and had a blast! The highlights were:

Pier 39 and deciding where to eat!
Our Trolley Ride
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Fish with smiley faces
Playing Uno Attack until 3AM
Getting yelled at by the hotel lady for playing Spoons in the hallway
Our hip vans
Getting thrown over a suitcase by Trevor
Ryan getting yelled at by the chinaman in China Town
Getting lost
The Two Story Target! I could have spent all day there...
Taking the exit...then not taking the exit...then taking the exit...then not...all in one exit!
Todd's spanish prank call at 3AM
Trevor's oopsy in the hotel with Shane
Coming home to Utah...where it felt WARM!!
Seeing my kids again after 4 days--longest ever without them!
But most of all, seeing Beck get married to a really great guy...welcome to our friend family, Joey!

Riley and Luke got Elfed!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Our 12 Foot Christmas Tree!

Hey I found a plus to living in our townhouse. With 12 foot ceilings you can have a 12 foot Christmas tree. At least this is what my Dad informed me when he brought me this tree he cut for me. Yes, it's real! I'm a go real or go home kinda girl. Just kidding. Anyway, hours later, it was decorated and I love it. It's probably not most peoples style, but I finally like my tree and I never really have before. Anyway, here it is. My sister made me post it.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Diaper Clutches!

Hey, I need some more input. We have a booth at the Novemberfest in Logan this year and so I made some diaper clutches to sell since I wanted one for me anyway. I put a wipe container on the inside pocket so you can get your wipes directly from the diaper clutch. You just put your travel wipes in the pocket and pull through. It's handy. Anyway, I don't know if I'll ever make more, but I finally finished 13 of them. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Friends and I In San Francisco

This is Jade, Becky, Kara, me, and Katie in San Francisco last May. I just got this pic from Kara. We get to go back to San Francisco again in a couple weeks (this time with our husbands) for Becky's wedding. I can't wait! I'm so happy I have good friends like these.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Okay, I need some input. I decided to make myself go crazy and sell some headbands. They are reversible, layering headbands. I'm going to sell them at our little craft fair. I'm doing them for kids and adults. They look so cute on Riley and I love wearing them so far. It's the first headband I've ever left on for more than a couple hours since they're usually so uncomfortable. And I LOVE layering them. The one I have on in the pic is a reversible brown corduroy on one side and green and brown floral on the other that I layered with a skiny brown polka dot one. I have a lot more to make, but this is what I've got so far! Anyway, what do you think?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Yesterday my last living grandparent, my Grandma Crane, died. She just turned ninety and had been sick for a long time. We are so happy for her but will miss her tons. She was the greatest example to me and has left a huge heritage to live up to her name.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my niece Makenzee! Love ya tons! Hope you had a great day!

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Best of Our Family Pics

A Pirate Party!

A few days ago some of my family went to see Julie in Idaho Falls. Our kids never get to see each other for Halloween and since they were all going to be pirates, we decided that the adults would get costumes too and have a pirate party. Firts, the kids had to search for the pirate chest pinata and then they got to break it. We had fun taking all these pics. My Dad looked a lot like Captain Barbossa on Pirates of the Carribean. It was hilarious.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy B-Day Kell!

Today is my little sister's 23rd B-day. I just want to tell her Happy B-day! Thanks for being the best sister, friend, and aunt! Party at your house tonight!
Happy B-day to my nephew, Dylan, too!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Up the Canyon

The other day when we were picking out a place to do our family pics we found this fun rope swing. The kids watched as Trev and I almost ate it a few times and then we went on a little hike and snapped some pics. Too bad the leaves didn't look nearly as brilliant just one week later when we did our real pics. They were gorgeous the first time we went!

Our New Playroom

Our basement is basically just a hallway and space under the stairs (other than crawl space). It's pretty much a big waste so we decided to turn it into a playroom under the stairs and in the hallway. We painted it lime green and polka dotted it. Then we got foam square flooring and cut a hole in the wall for a window. The kids love it down there. Riley and Luke helped me put on all the vinyl polka dots. We had a lot of fun making this. I'll post more pics when it's completely done.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Family Pic

Yesterday, Trevor's Mom went up the canyon by Mantua with us and took some pics. She has a great camera and knows how to make the kids smile so it turned out pretty good. This is one of the best pics. I'll post more of these later. Thanks Mitzi!
(And yes, I chopped my hair!)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sorry, this is kind of gory. And I never thought I would remember to take pics during times like this, but while on the phone with the doctor, I snapped this pic. Luke just walked out of his room the other day with this gash on his head. Riley looked super guilty but then showed me that he tripped on the rug in his room and fell on his nightstand and cut his head open. Of all the million times he falls a day, it's the little fall that needed stitches. He was barely even crying when it happened, but getting stitches, he was hysterical. I did good until the needles came out. Then I had to sit in the corner. Luckily Trevor came home right in time and was there too. It was so sad, but today he got his stitches out and didn't even cry. We are glad that experience is over. The doctor said he could be Frankenstein for Halloween.