Monday, June 13, 2011


Sophia had her first dance recital. It was everything you could imagine a 3 year old dance recital to be. She even found time in the middle of the routine to pause and wave. :)

Here is the link to the video on you tube. Be patient with the black screen. The action doesn't get started until about 15 seconds into it.

(Sophia starts out all the way on the right)

Toy Room!

Now that we are all moved in to our rental in Sandy, I focused my energy on the toy room. The fabric came from Ikea and I "no sewed" them into curtains. Fun huh?

We then bought vinyl rain gutters and turned them into bookshelves. (I totally copied it from another blog!) For $25....I love them!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I can hardly believe it but Beckham is two today. :)
At two years old he...
  • sleeps in his crib with two burp cloths
  • LOVES basketball (and any other sport for that matter)
  • is a huge daddy's boy
  • is starting to talk more but still in speech therapy
  • runs, jumps and climbs on everything
  • often makes his body go "floppy" while wrestling
  • has four teeth still trying to make their way into his mouth
  • loves to watch High School Musical
  • asks for a cookie or cereal (in sign language) about 10 times a day
  • prefers juice to milk or water
  • seems unusually strong for a two year old
  • is very loving
  • can maneuver my iphone better than most
  • emulates his big sister
Here are a few pictures of our birthday bash we had yesterday. He is so much fun!

B's cousin Than came up from Vegas for the party. They had a great time playing together.
Grandma gave Beckham a poster of Jimmer and he paused the entire show to carefully study the poster. The love for basketball this kid shows is CRAZY!

Here is a group photo of all the party goers, with the exception of Nathaniel who opted out of the photo.
All fun and games until the pinata breaks.......! Once we finally busted the pinata open all the kids ran for the goodies and poor Beckham cried because his basketball was broken. It was pretty sad.
Thanks to are our cake pops. :)

In honor of the birthday boy's love for cookies!

Thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate and we missed those of you back in Texas .

Friday, April 15, 2011

Long overdue.....

So I fell off the map for a few months.......nothing a night of insomnia can't change. :)

Some highlights of the past months:
*We are experiencing withdrawals from our home in Texas
*Due to chronic ear infections, Beckham got tubes in his ears.
*We built our first snowman (complete with potato head pieces)
*We have missed our friends
*I have learned the joys of Uggs
*Aaron has gotten back into running
*Loving being closer to Linda
*Sophia changes clothes 5 times a day and at least two of those changes consist of "ballerina" clothes
*Beckham has begun speech therapy
*We miss our family
*I have started laser hair removal
*Beckham has become COMPLETELY obsessed with basketball
*I have learned that five months in a furnished home is too long
*We have enjoyed going to the Gateway museum, the zoo, Thanksgiving point, Trafalga and am stoked for a season of water parks.
*We love being closer to family
*Beckham jumps off of anything and everything
*We read "how does a dinosaur go to school" 10 times a day
*I learned that Smiths is the same as Kroger
*Date night has seized to exist
*Therapeutic shopping has increased ;)
*Love being closer to a Naartjie store

I wish I could say that five months later we are settled and adjusted. However neither is true. We have a contract on our house in Texas!!! Hopefully the sale will happen and we will be moved into a permanent place, with our own belongings soon. The kids have adjusted great. Sophia asks about her friends often but is satisfied with my explanation of the distance. My heart often aches for the friendships and family relationships I left. I am optimistic that with a more permanent housing situation will bring an increase in my desire to find new friends.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Park City

Aaron and I had a great weekend in Park City. Thanks Renee for keeping the kids.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

You can take the girl out of Texas but you can't take the Texas out of the girl!

The day is fast approaching. In 13 days we will be leaving the proud state of Texas! I have lived here all of my life and am hesitant to leave its greatness! :) We are excited for the adventure and family that Utah will bring but sad to leave the friends, family, pride and hospitality of Texas.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We have so enjoyed our Halloween this year! Beckham was a crabby crab. He hated the costume! I just told people he was in character. Sophia had two costumes. A princess pirate and a turtle. In the words of Sophia..."Mom, I just change my mind a lot." :)