Friday, March 23, 2012

Scott Recovery Fund

IDescription: Italic need to help dear friends get this information out to as many people as possible! I know that tragedies happen in this world on a daily basis, and if we are fortunate enough to not be affected by them we just go about our lives not paying them much thought. Sadly, our close friends are experiencing a tragedy in their family, but we have the opportunity to help!Last week one of my closest friends, Bree Schvaneveldt, informed me that her sister's husband had been hit by a car while on a bike ride. Scott's medical condition is critical and he remains in the hospital. He and his wife Ashley are currently living in Arizona while Scott attends medical school at Midwestern University, he was in his third year at the time of the accident. Scott has suffered a traumatic brain injury and the chance that he will be able to return to medical school and carry on his life as planned is unlikely. Because of this, as well as problems with insurances, Scott and Ashley have been left in a difficult situation financially. A recovery fund has been set up by Bree Schvaneveldt at Wells Fargo and America First. Please follow these links to read more about the accident and this amazing person.

I do not know Scott and Ashley as well as I would like to. I attended the same church ward as them for a period of time before they moved to Arizona. The little time I did know them, I can tell you they are outstanding people. I have had the pleasure of becoming close to Ashley's sister, Bree who can attest to how special this couple is. If you can help even a little bit, please follow the Facebook link for information on how to donate. As you already know, every little bit helps!Thank you so much family and friends!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feelin Crafty

It's true, I have been having an itch to sew, craft, change things in my house, etc. Lucky for me Crew had to have a stocking for his first Christmas so I decided to make one for each of us. I love how cheap you can make stuff for! I made three stockings for the price you can buy one in a store. Plus I still have enough fabric to make more for future kids so they will match. I wanted stockings with a classic but slightly modern look. I played around with some fabrics and this is what I got!

I tend to get bored of decor quickly so I decided to make these stockings with two different sides. One side with color and pattern for a fun, modern look and the other a simple neutral burlap.

I didn't get them finished this year but I will add some red rope with embellished name tags dangling on the end to this side for a pop of color and so they wont be so boring. However, I like the neutral classic look because I will be able to use them for a long time, even if I change my decor

They were so fun to make but the craft itch still isn't out of my system so I am thinking pillows next. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The holidays are even more exciting with our little munchkin around! I love that we have had so much time to spend as a family and to focus on the things that really matter in this life. We hope all our friends and loved ones had wonderful holidays as well. Here are our highlights.

Crew had his first visit to Temple Square. He was mesmerized by all the lights.

Then he had his first visit with Santa. Kudos to my baby boy for not having a freak out!

He was such a happy boy Christmas morning...he knew it was a special day!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Family Pictures 2011

We are so happy Crew is here to add to our family pictures this year! The photographer/friend who has taken our family pictures the past couple years has had a lot going on recently and hasn't been doing much photography so we went a different route. We loved how they turned out! Unfortunately we couldn't include Harli, she is so sad :(

Crew is such a smiley, happy boy at home when it is just mommy and daddy with him but when he gets into public with strange people around he is a tough cookie to crack. I'll be honest...he freaked out a couple times. However, we were still able to get a few smiles from him. I LOVE his many expressions, even his scowl and terrified face. I thought I would share some of our favorites.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Words can't describe how grateful I am for this little family of mine. I love all the precious moments we have together and I know I am blessed to have them forever, no matter what comes our way in this life. My boys truly warm my heart and make me feel like the richest girl in the world.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Crew's Blessing

Oh how I love my baby boy! We blessed Crew at the end of July and it was a wonderful day, to say the least. We want to thank all our family and friends who joined us in celebrating our son's special day. The day passed by so fast and I wasn't able to get pictures of all the people who came to give support but I did get lots of pictures of my little stud in his suit. I normally don't love the bow tie look but I think my handsome Cruiser pulled it off quite well so I had to do a mini DIY photo shoot to capture the memories.

Our Family on Crew's blessing day July 31st, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Growing Boy

I know that every parent says this but my baby really is growing so fast! I have never taken so many pictures in my life. I find myself trying to document almost everyday with pictures in fear I will forget some of these precious moments. Crew is 9 weeks old now and is looking more and more like a little boy rather than a newborn baby. Words can't explain how blessed I feel to have this little guy as my son. I could stare at him all day and never get tired of it. I am extremely grateful I have the opportunity to stay at home with him everyday. It is the best job in the world! Here are some pictures of Crew during his second month of life, weeks 4-9.

Just relaxin'!

Here is his "thinker's face" again

Crew and his best buddy Tydan