Saturday, August 30, 2008

I Wish I had Brought my Camera

Last night it was a little crazy (visitors) around dinner time. Around 8:30 we realized that we were hungry and didn't want to make dinner so you know what that means. We threw the kids in the van and away we went. Two blocks later we were at Callaways. Corey and I used to eat there a lot more before we had kids. It's kinda pricey and not really a family place, but really good italian food. The hostess sat us down in the front part of the restaurant which was totally empty (as far as people are concerned). We were all sitting around talking about school, the new store, and all of the in betweens. Somewhere in the middle of Corey doing magic tricks with the napkins and Abby shooting her straw wrapper at me I sat back, looked out the window and thought about what a cool little town I live in. I looked at Kate in her car seat snoozing, the kids laughing at Corey, listened to John Mayer singing in the background and realized how great my life is. I had a feeling like things are just perfect right now. We have had some major kinks in our life which I didn't know if we'd ever get through, but sitting there last night I realized how worth it it was to go through all of the craziness and the kids will never remember those times. Anyway, I was wishing that I had my camera so that I could capture that moment when I really realized how blessed I feel to be where I am (which is nowhere near where I need to be, but that's okay for today). Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Week of Firsts

The lazy days of Summer have now come to an end for us. It feels like it went by way too fast, but I'm always excited to get back into a routine and love the idea of Fall and the holidays right around the corner. So I still can't believe that Grace is in first grade. She started a week ago and is loving it. She feels really cool eating school lunch and she has two new friends that she does everything with. It's taken the whole week for her to remember their names though, lol.

This past week I've been doing a TON of digital design stuff. It's been a lot of fun, but now I'm really wanting to do some sewing and Grace is patiently waiting for that pencil case I promised her. Oh speaking of sewing and firsts I made Grace her first lunch bag and yesterday she was super excited to try it out (and I was pretty excited too):

Kate has decided that she wants to be included at meal time. When it's time to eat she wants to be at the table with us and she's always trying grab food. So I decided that it was time to introduce her to the world outside of goats milk (another story). Here's her trying butternut squash for the first time. What do you think? Did she like it?

That night I also gave her some rice cereal and she was going crazy for it (of course I mixed some apple sauce in with it). She would start crying while I was getting more on the spoon because she didn't think I was moving fast enough. Crazy kid! I'm glad she likes baby food, but it also opens up a whole new world of messes for me to clean up :)

So that about all that been happening around here lately. The business is going great and Abby's not missing Grace too much while she's in school. Abby can play by herself for hours and be happy. Today is back to school night for Abby's preschool which should be fun. Hope life is moving along for you and I'll check back with you soon ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fun in the Sun

Yesterday I took off with my friend (and next door neighbor) Andrea for the day. We took the kids to Bear Lake. Overall the girls were so good the whole day. Kate wasn't a big fan of the water which didn't surprise me too much and Abby said she wanted to go home about an hour after we got there (my little homebody). Thankfully Abby forgot about wanting to go home and wasn't sad again until we were getting ready to leave and the wind blew her float donut thing away (nothing a run to the dollar store can't fix). It was a fun end of the summer outing. Now I get to do some much needed cleaning today :) Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just for Fun

Emily posted this fun Flickr mosaic game on her blog and I thought it looked like a lot of fun. Here's how mine turned out:

The questions:
1. What is your first name? Tiffany
2. What is your favorite food? quesadillas
3. What high school did you go to? Mountain Crest
4. What is your favorite color? turquoise
5. Who is your celebrity crush? If I had to choose, Jake Gyllenhaal
6. Favorite drink? orange soda
7. Dream vacation? Sounds silly, but just and amazing spa :)
8. Favorite dessert? brownies
9. What you want to be when you grow up? an artist (photography, crafts, etc.)
10. What do you love most in life? My Family
11. One Word to describe you. Crafty
12. Your flickr name (or your blog name or handle or whatever). tiffbrady

To make your own:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
d. When finished, save to your computer to upload to your post.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Last Week at a Glance

Last week was definitely birthday week around here. Corey's Mom turned 50 and Chuck turned 26 :) The first part of the week I was working like crazy to get a slideshow put together and also helping Nicole put together a fun digi photo book for Chuck. If you're out there somewhere Grandpa Willes I love you and owe you tons for sending me all of those great pics! Here's my mother-in-law that looks more like 40 than 50 and my bro-in-law Ryan.

I made this pic for Chuck just to be funny:

I also got to meet up with Ange and Ging at Fredricos which I wish I could do every week. It went by way too fast, but that's okay. We chatted about Twilight, and digital stuff. Today Ginger's cutting my mop of hair so that I can lose the ponytail look!!! Here's a picture of us and yes I am smiling way too big and need to get some new contacts. Also our adorable super sweet children that sat just like that while we ate lunch and talked (lol, just kidding. they were all over the place, but we were sitting outside so it was good).

That's about it. There was also some cleaning and dejunking mixed in there, but no pictures and it definitely isn't something I want to expound on. I did a bit of sewing and actually made myself a skirt that I wore to church yesterday! The other sewing was for my Etsy shop. Hopefully that will be full of stuff soon.

Have a great week! xoxo until next time :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

From One Day to the Next

Life has been just a jumble of things lately. Mostly good, some bad (well one, lol). My Mom came for a super short visit this last weekend. On Sunday we celebrated my little brother's birthday. Isn't he cute :)

Then on Monday while my Mom was getting ready to leave I backed into her CRV (super nice and pretty new btw) with our van! Ugh. I felt horrible. I was going to take a picture, but decided that it wasn't a Kodak moment :)

Also over the weekend the bulb in our big screen TV went out. Another ouch that turned out to be a good thing. We definitely watched too much TV. The kids were addicted for sure and I always felt bad, but it was convenient at times. So now that we can't watch it it's actually been really good. Before I thought that kids would go crazy without it, but it only took a day or two for them to stop asking. We're definitely going to replace the bulb sometime soon, but might just have to cancel Direct TV. We'll see if we go that far, lol. So now that the TV's off this is what is playing over and over (and over) at our house.

Something pretty big has been brewing for a few weeks with us :) Corey works in the flooring industry. For a few years he was the flooring manager at a store and now he's on the retail end of selling flooring. Okay, not to bore anyone, but he knows his flooring ;) So about two weeks ago we were given the opportunity to buy a flooring business!! Pretty crazy, but super exciting! After, much, thought, fasting, and prayer, we decided to take the plunge. In 24 hours from now we'll officially be business owners!

Over the past few weeks Kate has really become a "mamas girl." She will flash these huge smiles at everyone, giggle, and the whole shabang, but as soon as anyone trying to take her from me out come the tears. They'll hand her back and within seconds the tears dry up and out come the smiles again, lol. She is too funny. I appreciate that she loves me so much, but this could be a become a problem.) Oh well :) Silly kid.

Tomorrow Breaking Dawn hits bookshelves everywhere and I can't wait!!! I've been rereading my favorite parts of Twilight lately and falling in love with Edward all over again. Corey thinks it's pretty funny. I guess that's all for now. Have a great weekend!

Oh I almost forgot, I scrapbooked! It seems like lately my layouts are fewer and far between. I had to use this new kit that Emily Merritt, Marcie Reckinger, and I created. It's called Happy Camper and it's a lot of fun.