Friday, March 6, 2009


I've been kind of a boring blogger. This blog is really supposed to be something for me to go back & look at when in the far, far future, I have time to digital scrapbook our lives. It helps me keep track of pictures and funny things Sawyer says & fun trips we take. Because I got crap for a memory. Remember when we discussed the tapeworm? It is a permanent problem. So, after unloading my camera, here is what we have been up to lately.
Matt always comes up with the cutest ideas for FHE. In February we celebrated Sawyer advancing from nursery into Sunbeams! Even Charlie got in on that action, can you tell how much she loves wearing things? (oh and Matt looks like a robot because he is being one. It is pretty much Sawyer's favorite thing that he does.ever.)Also exciting recently is Sawyer's upcoming ballet recital. Its on March 13th at 7:00 at Bountiful High. I have tickets if you want. Her school actually puts on very entertaining & well done recitals. But just in case it sucks, her dance is in the first half hour, so you can leave. If you want tickets let me know, it's free. It's going to be a lovely rendition of Sleeping Beauty. And if we're lucky Sawyer will NOT freak out when Maleficent comes on stage. So far its pretty hit or miss when they practice. But she looks REdiculously cute in her costume & adores dancing and her teacher, Miss Kami. (p.s. this is not her costume, words cannot describe her cuteness in that thing.) Matt's nephew (and mine too) Jake got his Eagle! He is such a rad kid. When Becky & Craig go on trips we are lucky enough to be able to go be pseudo-parents to their kids, who range from Evan, who is 17 to Isaac who is 7 (?). We LOVE being able to do this. They are seriously some of my heroes. They are the cool kids who rock at sports & always look cute & have brand new cars when they turned 16, but they are also the most down to earth, funny, just purely GOOD kids. They want to do whats right without being mo-mo. They just set they example quietly & still have tons of fun & manage to get into only minimal amounts of trouble. That beauty of a scar Jake has on the back of his head was from a brain tumor removal when he was about 8 I think. Luckily he has been cancer free since then, but I know it was a huge trial & faith-building experience for both he & his whole family. Anyway, I love Jake & am so proud of him.

Matt was in St. George last weekend to recover from his crazy month at work. You gotta make hay while the sun shines, but I cannot believe how much he's been working, I think I would have poked my eyeballs out by now if I were him. Matt's boyfriend Danny was also out of town, so Jessica & I attempted to do something fun, but we are old and married boring people now, so fun consisted of me trying to put Sawyer to bed (to no avail) while Jess and Max had Cafe Rio in the kitchen. Max made great strides in his love of dogs, and Sawyer was more than happy to get out of bed and show him how fun it is to have a dog. I love the little friendship that is developing between them. Max calls Sawyer "oy-yer" and Sawyer loves to steal his toys from him. They see each other at the gym all the time & Sawyer kinda hunkers down to talk to him because she is, let's face it, ginormous compared to a little preemie two year old.
Exhibit A
Also, I have renewed my infatuation and amazement at the little thing known as the "magic eraser." It strikes me as very blog-worthy. The amount of crap that you can get off your "clean" walls is dumbfounding. I used one up the other day in a matter of a hallway & an entryway. It was awe-inspiring. No chemicals, yet so much cleaning power. How is it done? Does anyone know? Is it truly magic? I am beginning to think that it is.

Oh, and another thing. I have spent most of my life trying to fight my natural "not-modest-ness". I love bikinis. I think they are like the cutest things on the planet. I would LOVE to design them, with their cute little prints & girly details and fun little pointless strings and embellishments. I would love have been a bikini model, or at least have the body to go along with it. Of course if I did have the body then I probably would have done it & that may have started me down a whole other path that we should not get into. It's hard for me on that first day that Target busts them out for the season, I want to buy every one of them. They're just so fun and stupid. Also the fact that I have a freakishly long torso (they don't call me Thorax for nothing.) makes it way too hard to find a one piece that doesn't give me "four-butt." Thank the Lord for the tankini. Those are cute too, but I have recently found that picking out swimming suits for my daughter provides the same fun and cuteness as bikini-shopping! This is wonderful news, people. I know that was way too long of an intro, but here it is..... drum roll please.... Sawyer's 2009 swimming suit! And also, Sawyer would like to show you her Pinocchio cleavage tattoo.This will no doubt be the first of many, just don't tell Matt. (clarification: first of many 2009 swimsuits, not cleavage tattoos.)


Parry Particulars said...

This post made me happy :). Thanks for saying nice things. I love you guys. P.S. Do you have a cleavage tattoo for me? I think it would be spectacular.

Melissa said...

Wow, that's like gotta be the longest post I've commited to reading in a while.
I really must either a. like you or b. be bored or c. like you.
I'm going for a and c and maybe just a bit of b cause right now I"m suppose to be writing my talk for tomorrow and are getting distracted by looking up blogs.
I loved the sunbeams party and the pinocio clevage.

WowsRose said...

I discovered the mr. clean erasers last month. You know the brown blech that gets on the handle of the oven door but doesn't scrub off with anything? GOES AWAY LIKE MAGIC with that thing!
Crayon on the wall? GONE!
Scuffs from combat boots? GONE!
Dirty grout? Not anymore!

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one turning them into swiss cheese too! LOL

Love Sawyers new suit! We're coming up on the big bathingsuit & sandals shopping trip of the year here! YAY!

cmshort said...

Sweet ink Sawyer. But pinnochio kinda scares me.