Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

mexico adventures

The adventures of a Mormom mom without her kids:

First, scuba diving in Cozumel - looked kind of like this:
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Eating breakfast at Papa Hogs:
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And this is aparantly what a Baracuda looks like, an important thing to know when scuba diving:
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Adventures also included a high speed car chase in our compact rental to retreive John and Kara's dive computers and regulators and also a Treasure Dive the next day to retrieve Kara's entire scuba "outfit" (not sure what to call it, BCD maybe?).

After Cozumel, we ferried over to Cancun to meet up with tons of people from APX. This part of the trip was Free Ninety Free thanks to Justin tearin it up this summer. We stayed at the Fiestamericana and here was the awesome room:
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With an awesomer view:


We hung out on the beach,
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swam,
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went on a sweet snorkel tour on modified?! waverunners,
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yoga,
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and ate some crazy life-sized monster shrimp:
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We partied in the street,
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back for more!
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And what would a trip to Cancun be without...

CocoBongo!
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Yet still notice how I deftly maintained my standards and wore knee length shorts and a fun bright long sleeve T to the dance club! Yep, I felt super cool.

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And that's how a Mormom mom lives it up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

UGGGH.

We have a lot of uggs at our house. 56 to be exact. Will someone please buy some from us?
We just want to get rid of the rest and are selling them for $56...exactly what we paid. These are $139 at Nordstrom. All the boots are the same and are the UGG CARDY in BLACK size 8. We'll ship for an extra $5 or you can pick up at our home. Text or Call my husband Justin at 801-318-4818 in interested. We have already sold about 50 before all this on eBay for a lot more and everyone has loved them. In fact, most people that come pick them up come for one pair and end up buying 3-4 pairs! Note: UGGS have been made in China for the last 5 years. These boots are made in the same factory as "real" UGGS but they are knockoffs. You litterally cannot tell the difference.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

breakthrough!

Cody drives me nuts for lots of reasons. First, his cheeks are so squishy and tempting but I can't eat them. Also he pulls out the pebbles from the fireplace and scatters them throughout the house multiple times a day. He also thinks he can survive on milk, cookies and crackers. So in an attempt to fix the last problem, I've replaced milk with soy and then a couple days ago I magically came upon this girls post which I belive has saved us. One of the best things about blogs and "mommy blogs" in particular is that we can share what works and help eachother out. It's like a big virtual support group.

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Ellie's tray. She is a good eater anyway but she just died over this.

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Cody also gets to eat this in the barstool which he thinks is pretty cool. Usually he eats in a little booster on the floor (sad for him but less messy).

Another great idea on this girls blog is to blend up spinach with a little water and then freeze it in cubes. I threw a couple green cubes in our berry/yogurt shake this morning and you would never know.

Well, I must be pretty excited about this because we just got back from Cancun but I'd rather post about snack trays than the beach!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ellie is four!




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Decorating for a birthday breakfast.

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The party favors that I forgot to hand out....arghhh!


Ellie, Molly, Taj, Ethan/Cody, Courage, Levi, Eli/Grace/Kaiya, Max, Marley

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Our gourmet cake...I see all these theme cakes that moms make and I just can't do it! It totally overwhelms me.

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It was also our cousin Eli's 3rd birthday so he got a dirty snowball too. Ellie and Eli - sounds like a cute childrens boutique...maybe someday.

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That night we met my parents and Justin's family at Maestro's in Provo.

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Justins mom got Ellie this darling scripture bag with a tiny sized Book of Mormom with her name on it, a tiny Childrens Hymnbook and colored pencils. Since Ellie's birthday is in Jan, she is just barley going into Sunbeams...my most emotional Sunday in a long time. She was spotlighted for her birthday and we watched from the back in Sharing Time. If I can barely get through her being a Sunbeam, then I am really in trouble.

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Ellie's latest look, "hummm...thinking, thinking."

Some of Ellie's favorites: spelling, polly pockets, pretending, making cards, helping cody, playing on starfall.com, doing chores all by herself!

Almost all of Ellie's presents were crafty type things, perfect to get us through these snowy days! Thanks everyone!

Monday, January 5, 2009