Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chicago and Headbands

Last Saturday we had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago to go to our friend's sealing. It was great to get to the temple and it was a nice little day trip. After we went to the temple my friend Lillian and I headed over to the Cheesecake Factory(our husbands had gone to pick up the kids from the house where they were being watched ). We were really excited to be able to look around the mall that the Cheesecake Factory was attached to before our families arrived. This mall was amazing, and since we only have one small mall near us in Indiana it was even more of a treat. While looking around the mall we found these super cute headbands for little girls at JCrew. Because Lillian had a gift card for JCrew, and because she is super nice, she bought a headband for her daughter and one for my girls! She then went home and figured out how to make a headband just like the JCrew one and taught me how to make them. They are so cute so I thought I'd share.
First, here are some pictures of the head band from JCrew
And here are the homemade headbands:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Little Princesses

The other day while the kids were playing outside I found Tori and Landon running around with princess crowns on. Landon was so funny when I caught him because he quickly took the crown off and started acting embarrassed (he knows full well that princess crowns are girl toys). It was too funny. I bet you thought this post was going to be about Tori and Ella, huh?
P.S. I am sure Landon will be none to pleased with me when he sees this picture as a teenager, but everyone needs to have a couple good blackmail pictures of their kids.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Great Friends!!

I have been lucky to have found some great friends here in Indiana. Our ward here is full of some of the nicest people I have ever met. The more I get to know people here the more I feel that we are where we need to be at this point in our lives.
One of my best friends is Lillian. She is one of the nicest, most talented, and most thoughtful people I have ever met. Yesterday I was having a bad day and I vented to her a little about it at Church. A few hours later I got a call from her saying that she would like to bring us dinner and a treat. She brought over a delicious pesto dinner and some of the yummiest cookies I have ever eaten. I am so grateful to have a friend who is willing to go out of her way to cheer me up. I hope that I can become the type of friend to others that Lillian has been to me. Thanks again Lillian, you are the best!
Today Lillian and I decided to take our kids to the park. The weather here has been fantastic and I could not sit inside all day with sun shining outside. We had so much fun at the park. Lillian has the most beautiful little girl. She is only a couple of weeks younger then Ella and her name is also Ella. I think they are going to be best friends.
Here are the Ellas. Now that they are 9 months old they are able to interact with each other a little bit. It is really cute to watch them together.
Landon and Tori also enjoyed the park. Here are some pictures of them:

ETA: For more great pictures from our outing click here

Sunday, March 08, 2009

My Wish Came True...

Friday was a beautiful, warm, Springy day. It was so nice to let the kids play outside for a change.
Ella was not a big fan of the grass

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Come on Spring!

Yesterday I woke up to the bright sun shinning into our room. Something felt different, it felt like Spring! I excitedly got up and put on a nice springy outfit. I felt refreshed and excited. I love Spring! I have decided that it is my absolute favorite time of year. When winter is long and cold like it is here, in the Midwest, Spring is such a welcome change. In my excitement for the Spring weather I decided to get the kids spring/summer clothes out. This made me even more excited for the changing season, all the cute shorts and short sleeved shirts looked so cute and I was excited to dress my kids in one layer of clothing, instead of like 8 (I kid). But when I went outside, and my dreams of Spring vanished. It was beautiful outside but it was also 19 degrees.
I remember growing up in Vegas and having conversations with people who were not from Vegas that went kind of like this.
Them: "Vegas sure is hot in the summer, but at least it doesn't get cold there in the winter"
Me: "Vegas really does get cold in the winter, you would be surprised"
Apparently I was young and stupid. I miss the days when I thought 40 degrees was "really cold". I guess my point in writing this post is to say I am really looking forward to Spring and the closer it gets the more anxious I become. It really is time for winter to be over!
Here are some pictures of my kids looking "Springy" I figure if it can't feel like Spring outside, I can at least pretend like it is Spring while we are inside.

Ella looked very "Springy" at church on Sunday.

Nothing says Spring like a bright floral print

We are looking forward to the day when we can wear these short sleeved shirts outside without a coat over them.