Friday, January 23, 2009

dreams do come true....

today all of seth's dreams came true when for career day carson decided he wanted to be a professional baseball player (for the cubs of course). carson dressed up and you could tell that he felt so cool in his authentic uniform (or as my mom would say "costume" :). i have to admit that i am really proud of seth because he has never "forced" baseball on carson. this has been a silent worry for me from the day we found out we were having a boy. i was worried that seth would put a baseball in his hand the day he was born and so on....seth has been great at letting carson decide what he likes even though i know he has had some hard moments as carson would play dinosaurs or with stuffed animals instead of playing catch but now as carson is older and choosing on his own to like sports it is great.....

isabella chose to be a "broadway star". "oh boy" is all i have to say. i love her boots, or should i say my boots...this is you natalie. :) i haven't pushed theater/performing on bella by choice and it still happens...she loves it. i love to watch her dance...i cry every time, i don't know if it is because i am just inspired by her movement or if it is that i know she will have some tough choices to make in the future....

and in completely unrelated news go see "the curious case of benjamin button". never has a movie been so inspiring to me. absolutely beautiful movie (and not just because of forever crush brad pitt). so many many lessons...breathtaking cinematography, off the hook special effects, great movie of the year. i know a lot of critics have been really cynical about this film and i don't know why. it was brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.....favorite quote:

"For what it's worth, it's never too late, or in my case too early - to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit; stop whenever you want. You can change, or stay the same - there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


so i am almost 15 weeks pregnant! hooray! i am due on carson's birthday and i am finally feeling better. (i will still accept meals :) kidding. kind of. i have been really bad at posting lately due to lack of time, feeling sick, and being apathetic. to stop the madness i thought i would post some new year's goals....5-6-7-8-music! (i love syd riggs)

1. back to basics with religious stuff: prayers morning and night, scriptures daily, church weekly, temple bi-monthly, visiting teaching 100%.....

2. exercise? (the question mark represents that it won't seriously happen until after childbirth)

3. less cynicism. surprise surprise i can be too cynical...

4. read books out loud with kids more

5. go on dates with husband

6. get out of debt

7. eat healthier and feed my family healthier

8. slow down the drama (if you know me, you know what i mean)

9. be better with homework with kids

10. plant and HARVEST a garden

11.finish what i start

13. be a Christlike example

i hope you all had a great holiday season and in case you failed to receive our card, well today is your lucky day. (see picture above...that was our card)


new york, new york

this december i had the amazing opportunity to visit bff natalie in her element (broadway and the isle of manhattan). my husband put me on a plane by myself (thank you seth!) and i spent 5 glorious days seeing the city and spending time with miss natalie. i can't even describe in words the fun we had but thought i would make a list of top moments/memories:
1. getting a gypsy cab driver (oops!)

2. being greeted by nat's doorman (so fancy)

3. sitting by american idol alum mandessa during nat's show

4. going backstage at said show and meeting my favorite and total star of the show-NATALIE HILL!

5. staying up way past my bedtime talking and laughing

6. arranging a set up for natalie whilst she was talking to her boyfriend (oops, again)

7. infamous lyrical text messages

8. seeing all the sights you see in pictures in "real life"

9. eating (um, yeah, we did A LOT of that)

10. jersey boys

11. and finally....just hanging out with nat. it was so great to spend time with my little friend i have known since elementary school. you can tell true friendship when you can just pick up where you left off. i have never been so proud as when she made her first entrance on stage. i never thought i would cry in "grease".