Monday, August 31, 2009

No Sleep for Us

We're a bunch of sickies around here (except for Kaylee and I-a small miracle to tell the truth!). Megan had it first and had the worst of it, so much so that she ended up in the hospital for 3 days because she couldn't breathe.

Didn't anyone ever tell the nurses that you need sleep to heal? I think someone was coming in every 15 minutes during the night, sometimes just to scan equipment or check paper towels and toilet paper. Who cares, we're not using those in the middle of the night! Of course they're also coming in to give her medicine, and then 15 minutes later to check her temp., and then 15 minutes later to give her a breathing treatment. I woke up once when someone opened the door and didn't come in, but I had slept a whole 30 minutes! A miracle there, I tell ya. She would kick and scream in her sleep when they would come in. 3 of us had to hold her down to give her medicine. She didn't remember that when she woke up of course.

Luckily she is home now and feeling better and in a way it was kind of nice to spend quality time with her playing games, doing homework together, and watching movies or just talking. Too bad neither one of us can remember much since we were so desperately tired. She loved it though because people kept bringing her presents. I'll give her any present she wants if she NEVER goes back there again :)

First Day of School

The house is so quiet now with only one at home. The girls were so excited about starting school and so cute! Kaylee's uniforms are so tiny.

Below is what Matthew wants to do when they are away: watch shows. Too bad for all of us that he can't always have his way. There's a lot of whining going on around here during the day!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Flat Leaf "Parsley"

My Mom and I have been using this beautiful flat leaf parsley from the garden this year for cooking. We use it nearly every day from eggs to salmon and meat. Every time I go out there, it's just perfect and green and lush. The aroma was parsley-like and therapeutic.

So with that said, I went out to the garden today to pull some "parsley" and I pulled too hard and a carrot came out. I thought, what is a carrot doing in the parsley? I thought for a second and then in dawned on me. OOHHH! That wasn't parsley, it was carrot greens!

I hope it's safe to eat, because we ate a lot of it. My Mom said, how are we going to make salmon now? I don't know how to answer that question. It's like a part of us has died because we can no longer use our favorite ingredient. Look at the picture, you too could make the same mistake, no? The funniest part is I couldn't figure out why none of the carrot seeds had come up after planting so many of them.

Ode to Fresco

Since being on the gluten and dairy free diet, fast food eating has been cut down significantly. Mostly just because I can't think of anything besides tacos without cheese that are both gluten and dairy free. While I love how I feel on the diet, I get a little tired of having the same things. BUT, today while at Taco Bell, I noticed they had a Taco Fresco that does not come with cheese and it was fantastic (well, fantastic for a taco). It was spicy and yummy and only .99 cents. Thanks Taco Bell for making my day today!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Swap Meet Louie

Since the Quilted Bear thing didn't work out so well, I think I might try selling my princess dresses at a Swap Meet. A friend from California suggested it. I guess it is all the rage there. There's a new Swap Meet in Orem just off Geneva road, and a couple established ones in Salt Lake, one indoor and one outdoor. The prices are very reasonable. Have any of my loyal 5 readers ever been to one? I would love some advise!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm Leavin' on a Jet Plane

Going to Seattle (by myself) for the weekend to go to my cousin Ryan's missionary homecoming. I'm very excited, even though I'm very busy. I can soon let it all go and just leave it all behind (for a few days!) anyway.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Candy Shop War

I really enjoyed this book by Brandon Mull, it was sure a page turner! I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

A Sad, Sad Weekend for Me

Due to a contract issue, I am sad to say I will pull my dresses out of Quilted Bear or turn over my booth to another person. The booth was so cute and I spent weeks working on it, but it is what it is. I have spent the weekend going back and forth in my mind about whether I want to stay and no matter how I work the numbers, it won't work out in my favor. It's too bad, and I have spent a long time being emotional about it. However, if you go to Quilted Bear and you see the same booth set up, IT IS NOT MINE. Please contact me if you would like a discount. I have a whole bunch of seconds that I used on models for pictures that I am selling at a deep discount.

Next on the agenda, is an Amazon store. Check me out there there next week where I will be giving away free hair bows with all of my princess dresses!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Heritage Park

Some girlfriends and I got together at a park in Cedar Hills on Thursday. It was an awesome park! There was a creek and shaded play area. Even though it was hot in the sun, it was comfortable in the shade with lots of mature trees by the creek and playground. Bring swimsuits, swim shoes, and a picnic lunch and voila! perfect day. Matthew threw a royal fit when we left, complete with kicking, screaming and jelly body (wouldn't walk). I think he liked it there :). As an added bonus, it's not far from my in-laws house in PG.

If you're interested in going there this summer or fall, here's the address:
The address 4450 W. Cedar Hills Drive.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I am kind of embarrased by my newest addiction, since it seems more like something an 8 year old boy would like... I'm hooked on the Fablehaven series!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quilted Bear

Please, please, please princesses sell at Quilted Bear. Tons of work, not a lot of space, lots on moulah, and some Build-a-Bears purchased on ebay, created the first My Cute Dressups retail space at Quilted Bear in Provo.


So, the potty training didn't work out so well. He was almost there.... But, on day 4, Matthew held it in for 7 hours and I had to take him to the doctor because he had such severe stomach cramps and couldn't stand up. He was crying hysterically for hours. After chasing him around the doctor's office for a 1/2 hour, he finally peed in the cup and we avoided having to put a tube up an undesirable location. There was no UTI or kidney infection, but the doc said to hold off on potty training for a few months. I hate failing, but, take a look at these pictures and, well, let's just say paybacks will make me feel better.... some day. The thought of doing this all over again isn't really that exciting. The BYU potty never showed up, but maybe some day if it does, Steve will want to potty train the (stubborn) boy.

I call this picture "Little Steve", except for the hand placement, of course. I think Steve grew out of that. The boxes behind are Quilted Bear stuffs (another post).