Thursday, December 18, 2008

Simplify Supper!

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On this site you can choose from tons of simple yummy recipes, compile a week's worth of meals or a whole month, and print off a grocery list! It will help me keep my upcoming New Year's Resolution to cook more!

Temple Square

We picked THE coldest day of the year to go see the Temple Square lights. We went with my sisters and their kids and my brother, Brett. It was fun but miserably cold.

Riley's 5th Birtthday

Riley's 5th Birthday was filled with preschool and a friends and family party at Chuck E. Cheese, Jaguar cupcakes (by her request, are you kidding me??), a way overpriced Build a Bear at the mall, a My little pony cake that night with Grandpa and Grandma Crane and the Griggs and lots of presents. It was an exhausting day, but we all had a Blast!

Christmas Outfits

Our kids wore their Christmas outfits to my parent's ward. They were so cute. I love how mad Ethan was about taking pics...

Family Christmas Party

We had a great family Christmas Party a couple weekends ago at my parent's house and my brother's restaurant.

Santa is Real in Our Town

We went and saw Santa at the cute little park here last Saturday with my sisters and their boys. He was the sweetest, friendliest, most Santa like guy I've ever seen. Could he really be the real Santa? He didn't even have a fake beard on! We were all believers that day. :)

Anyone Else have this problem?

I just took these two funny pics today. Let me explain... I have been upset that my kids ate their cute chocolate advent calendars from Grammy within 10 minutes one morning. Then I was upset that they made these cute advent calendar ribbons at preschool with a candy on the ribbon for each day and Luke quietly finished his up that afternoon in his bedroom. This is a pic of his ribbon as of today, the 18th. Well, then I saw this candy cane hanging on our tree. The cute Rudolph that they made with Aunt Julie a couple weeks ago was half eaten and hung back on the tree as if no one would ever know. Are they really that desperate for sugar? I have to say no, because they have 6 cavities between the two of them. So anyway, I was a little frustrated until I saw my cousin, Anne Marie's post about her kids eating their advent calendars already and even her helping. I laughed so hard and then realized it really is funny. We will work on the self control issue later. It's the holidays!

My new nephew

This is my new little nephew. He is so adorable. McKade will now have 3 cousins his age to play with! Congratulations Kacey and Cari!


Look who's smiling all the time now. At first it was a lot of work to get him to smile. Now all you have to do is make eye contact and he can't even help but smile.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Our Little Nativity Scene

Tonight we went to the creche in Pleasant View where they display tons of nativity scenes and let your kids dress up. The kids were the perfect ages for the part so the pics of them are great.

Mr. Smiley

McKade is starting to smile tons. Of course I can't really get a good one on camera, but I love his sweet smile.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Love Decorating for Christmas

Here's what I've got so far. I figured I'd better get some pics before my kids destroy it completely.

Friday, November 28, 2008


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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You May Have Seen This On ABC News Tonight

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I watched this news report tonight at 6pm. I was so sad for this young girl's famly, but so happy for the family who is receiving her liver. This young girl was in a tragic car accident on Tuesday in Orem. I just found out that her liver is going to be used to save my cousins little boy who has been waiting in and out of the hospital since last February for a transplant. What a blessing in the middle of such a tragedy.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Madagascar 2

Luke is obsessed with Madagascar. He would watch it every day if I let him. So we had to make it to the premier night of Madagascar 2. It was hilarious. I would say even better than the first. I loved the soundtrack especially. You have to see it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

McKade At 4 Weeks. . .

Can roll from Belly to Back
Loves to Eat (still 3 times a night)
Still sleeps about 75% of the time
Is a great baby (now I probably jinxed him)
Gets held by Riley and Luke over and over througout the day
Still makes my favorite grunts and squeaks and purrs like a kitty when he sleeps
Is very dramatic with his funny facial expressions and sounds
Could not be any sweeter

McKade's Blessing

Riley's Coloring Contest

Riley won yet another coloring contest this year. This time it was at her Doctor's office. She took first place of all ages. She was so excited to claim her playdough price.


Halloween was great this year. We made a lot of sugar cookies and pumpkin cookies, went to a lot of parties, carved a lot of pumpkins (not something Luke likes as you can see him gagging over the smell in the pics), painted pumpkins, Trevor even made pinatas with the kids, and wore costumes over and over (including spraying Riley's hair red--Something I will never do again after washing sheets, car seats, etc.)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It's A Boy!

McKade William Jeppesen
6 lbs. 7 ozs.
19 1/2 Inches
Oct. 8, 2008 2:51PM

I was induced last Wednesday as planned at 9:15AM. After about 5 1/2 hours little McKade was born. We stayed 2 nights and got to come home on Friday. We have had so much help with the kids and dinners. Thank you! McKade is now 4 days old and we are doing great. We are so blessed to have such a sweet little guy join our family.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

McKade William Jeppesen

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Few Random Pics...

New Pics!

Last Friday I went with Chelsea (my sister in law) to an old street to get some much needed updated pics of Luke and Riley. Chelsea showed me some great tricks and Lindsay and Mandy (my other sister in laws) were there for a bit too. Luke had just woke up so he was pouty most the time, but I still got a few. Riley loved it and was a bit too posy, but they actually turned out better than expected. Here are some of my favorites.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

7 More Days Hopefully!

I went to the Doctor yesterday for my last check-up! I am dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. Sorry if that's gross to post on a blog. Anyway, my Doctor is going to induce me next Wednesday, October 8th since I live an hour away now. As long as the hospital lets me come in that day, that will be the day. I've struck out twice now on Riley and Luke with the hospital telling me I couldn't come after all that day (to be induced) so I'm really not expecting to, but it should be around the 8th sometime. Yay!

Luke can Officially Ride a 2-Wheeler

As my neighbor kids call it, Luke is riding a 2 wheeler now (without training wheels). He begged Trevor to take them off when he saw the other boys riding without them. Well, most of them are at least a year older than him. He just barely turned three! Anyway, he was so determined to do it, after about a week he had it down. I was so relieved to not have to bend over and hold onto him anymore. Riley is a little put out and doesn't really have the ambition to practice enough to do it herself yet.

Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese opened in Layton, yay! Chelsea invited us to go with Katie Price and some other friends last week. Riley and Luke thought they were in heaven. We hadn't been there since we lived by one in Arizona. It was great fun although I was exhausted afterwards.

Chuck E. Wacks Luke in the Face

If you look at these pics starting with the top right going counter clockwise, they are funny. Right after Luke stood by Chuck E. for a pic, Chuck E's hand came down and smacked him in the face. I don't think Luke realized he was dancing. It was hilarious to watch.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I LOVE Google Reader!

I never had time to check everyone's blogs until my friend Becky told me about Google Reader. Since then I've had lots of people ask about it. So here's how it works. If you want to be notified each time one of your favorite blogs is updated follow these steps:

1- Go to your Gmail Account
2- Click on Google Reader in the top left corner
3- Click on Add Subscription in the left column
4- Add each of your favorite bloggers addresses (copying and pasting is fastest)
5- Now each time you click on Google Reader you will see a list of all the newest Posts from the blog addresses you added

It's so easy and saves a lot of time!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last of the Diaper Clutches...

I know some of you have asked if I still make these. Well, I have 3 left of this exact diaper clutch if you want one. I am clearancing them for $9 each with $2 shipping. E-mail me at if you want one and we will make payment arrangements.

The Baby's Bedding is Done!

My nice Mom offered to make my Crib Bedding for me. Since we don't know the gender, it was very hard to find any fabric. Anyway, this is what we came up with and I love it! She did such a great job. Thanks Mom!

Radley's Blessing

Last Sunday was Radley's Baby Blessing. We had lunch at Kelli and Quincy's Yorkshire Clubhouse after. It was such a fun day and Radley could not be any sweeter.

hOgLe ZoO

Last Saturday we went to Hogle Zoo for the first time this year. It started pouring rain on the drive there. Both kids were asleep and Trevor and I were just dreading what we were going to tell them about not being able to go. We decided to just drive there anyway and let them sleep. The minute we pulled into the parking lot the rain stopped. Yay! We were so lucky! So we had a great time there without too many crowds. We even got to see the White Alligator for the first time.

Riley's Soccer

Riley started Soccer this fall. It is so funny to watch her play. Basically she doesn't really care too much about kicking the ball. She just likes to run back and forth with her team. We asked her why she doesn't care to kick the ball and she said "Because it doesn't matter if we win, it's just for fun." How do you disagree with that? I don't know how she didn't get any sense of competition in her between Trevor and I, but at least she's having fun.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Riley and Luke and the Big Baby Belly

Riley and Luke love to feel my belly. I don't know what they'll do when it's flat again (hopefully someday). We only have about 18 days left!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here's to you Bill!

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