Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I want this

My sister let me borrow her steam cleaner. It was amazing. I hate cleaning my shower, especially the grout lines. I have scrubbed and scrubbed with cleaners and it still looks dirty. This cleaned it with no problem, it was easy, and you don't have to worry about chemicals. Maybe I'll get it for Christmas (if I don't buy it sooner).

You can get it here Steam Cleaner

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kimball thinks I have a problem

And I will admit, I do! I couldn't make enough quilts when I was pregnant with Samantha. I love it! I love buying material! Most of all, I love the time I spend with my mom when were making them! Well, I found another quilt I want to make.

This link will tell you how

Monday, August 29, 2011

Do your little ones need a backpack?

Hey everyone! Did you have a good weekend? We had a fun little trip but it's always nice to come back and get on a normal schedule again.

I found this backpack for Dieter. I thought it was adorable. There are lots of animals to choose from.

You can get it here Skip Hop

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One day I will sleep through the night

Dieter is hit and miss sleeping through the night. Last night I heard, "Momma come lay by me. Come on Dieter's bed". I couldn't help but smile, grab my pillow, and cuddle with him on his bed. One day he will stop speaking in 3rd person and one day he will be a teenager and won't like me. I need to try to always be grateful for those cute little moments.

Also I want to make this. You can find how to here

Oh, and I am heading south for a little vacation. Wahoo! I have been telling Kimball all summer I want to go somewhere. Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baby products I use

I love Burt's Bees. I use their bum cream, lotion, and wash on my kiddos. Well, Sam only gets the bum cream. I only bathe her in water and she doesn't need lotion yet. They only use natural ingredients so they are safe for your babies/toddlers skin. The last stuff I bought was from Macy's Grocery but I noticed Walmart had it the other day.

You can also buy it here

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Fun Website

My sisters friend started this website. It's Everyday at 7:00 am a new craft item is posted. Most days the items sell out so you have to check early. Enjoy!

You can find it here

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A Book Recommendation

Well, I recently read a book that I want to share.

You can get the book here

So, you are probably wondering why I read this book when I just had a baby. I DON'T want to get pregnant anytime soon and this book taught me a lot about when to make a baby. I am amazed at what I didn't know about the female body. This book will explain to you how you can know the exact day you are ovulating by being aware of your own body. There are no test needed just daily awareness of your body. Pretty simple! You ovulate on day 14 right? (that is what I thought) Well, only a small number of women do and you can ovulate on any number of days, who knew? ( I don't know how I have two children. I was pretty ignorant on this subject).

And another thing I learned was that boy sperm swim faster but die sooner, and girls are slower but live longer. If you get the timing right, you can try for a boy or girl (Heavenly Father still has the ultimate decision) This book is full of great information! Anyway, I thought I would share. I first got the book at the library, but purchased it because it is one that I will refer to often. Hopefully that wasn't to uncomfortable :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

The difference between men and women

Well, if any of you looked at my blog yesterday you would see how worried we were for my brother. When he called Melissa last night, he didn't think anything was wrong. He was having a fun camping/fishing trip on his way home from Alaska. As women/wives/mothers, of course we are going to worry. The whole situation is kind of embarrassing, but I think our response was natural. We are very glad everything is ok.

Here are some pictures of Samantha. She is 3 months old and 14.8 pounds. What a cutie!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A phone call from Branden

I don't know what he has been doing, but Branden just called Melissa and he is at the Canadian border. Many prayers have been answered.

Please keep my family in your prayers

My bother Branden has been stationed in Alaska, but has been relocated to Colorado. His wife flew down last week with their 7 month old baby. Branden left Monday to drive their car down. She has not heard from him, his phone goes right to voice mail, and his last debit transaction was on Tuesday night. He should have been here sometime yesterday. They have talked to the border patrol and his car has not crossed the border. At his last known location he was 8 hours from the border. Please keep him in your prayers. His wife Melissa and baby Jaxon have been at my mom's today calling everybody they could think of. I think my brothers will be leaving for Canada if there is still no word of him by this weekend.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


This cute picture is of the toddlers on Kimball's side of the family. They were born within 5 months of each other. It is so fun for Dieter to have cousins his same age! Dieter was 6 months old in the other picture. It's hard to believe they are already two years old!

Oh, and something silly Dieter says now is, "Mama Shay". That is what he says when he wants me to watch him do something! What a funny boy!