Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pampered Chef cooking show

Anybody interested in yummy free food and amazing product? Or just a night out away from the kids? Well then come to my Pampered Chef cooking show! My great friend Keri is going to show us how it's done and also tell us what products are hot for Christmas presents this year. Pampered Chef cooking tools are affordable and high quality. My mom has been spoiling me with them for years and I'm hooked now. They seriously have the coolest stuff and I'm not even a very good cook! So come check them out for yourself. It's at my house on Wednesday Dec. 3rd at 7:00. Please comment here if you're interested so we know how many to plan on. It will be a real TREAT!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a way to start the day!

I get to see this beautiful view 3 mornings a week! And I LOVE it! I have never been a morning person...EVER. But I have been getting up to get my butt kicked at 5:30 AM for the past few weeks at my friend's bootcamp. As most of you know I work in the fitness industry and I'm here to tell you, if you want to get in shape, get motivated, or change up your boring fitness routine, this is the way to go. It has been so much FUN for me (yes, I said fun), and a great way for me to get back into shape after having a baby. I DARE you all to come and join me! You won't regret it.
For more info., either call me or go to

Witches and spiders and black cats too...

You better watch out or they'll scare you!

Parker has been entertaining us for over a month with the Halloween songs he learned in preschool. Here is a recap of all our Halloween fun. I'm so glad it's over!

We started the festivities with the Cornbellies Corn maze at Thanksgiving point with Brooks;

Then on to see the Witches at Gardner Village with Brynleigh. These two are quite the little characters.

We picked our pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch. Parker wanted ALL of them. We settled for one for each of us. Tage got a baby one.

Then we had to carve our pumpkins. We stopped after one. Next year we'll have to buy some tools or something to make it easier.

While my boys carved, I cooked up some pumpkin cookies. Mmmmmmmm

Started Halloween day off right with a nice healthy breakfast. After that it was "Bring on the sugar"!

Jared and I decided to dress up this year. I've decided that I like Jared better skinny :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

4 Year old pictures

Thanks to my friend Val who did an amazing job on Parker's pictures. It was so simple and comfortable. We just went to our little neighborhood park down the street and she put her talent to work. Parker is such a poser and is famous for his "Blue Steel" face. I think Val was able to capture all of his funny faces and make them look so cute.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One year older and wiser too

Parker is 4!!! My little buddy is growing up WAY too fast. He had so much fun on his big day. He woke up to streamers, balloons, and happy birthday signs decorating the house. He went straight down stairs to open his presents. I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life and allowed Jared to get him some Legos. I almost had a heart attack when I looked at the bucket and it said "400 pieces"! Ya, those haven't been very fun to clean up. He got "Chutes and Ladders" from his baby brother and blueberry muffins and fruit for breakfast. Later he went with his Nana and Papa to lunch and to pick out a present from the toy store. He, of coarse, came home with a huge "Iron Man" toy that is really loud and annoying. Why are adult movies made into kids toys? He doesn't even know who Iron Man is, but aparently he thinks he's cool. Jared surprised him with the day off work (more for Jared than Parker I'm sure) so as soon as Parker got home we were off to a movie, Kung Fu Panda (for the 2nd time) and dinner at Wingers (his choice). Grandma and Grandpa Springer came over that night to sing happy birthday and watch him blow out candles. It was a very fun day to celebrate the life of our cute, crazy Parker.

Some of Parker's favorite things

reading books
watching movies
playing with toys
playing with friends and cousins
his baby brother
computer games
drawing pictures
flexing his muscles
having "sweet moves" contests with daddy (pure entertainment)
mommy and daddy
building things with daddy
fruit leather

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tage's big day

Tage was blessed on October 12th. He was so dang cute. I gave him a bottle right before he was blessed so he would be happy. Then I worried the whole time that he was going to puke during the blessing. Instead he was super happy, talking and cooing right up until it was his turn. As soon as the blessing was finished and Jared sat down next to me, Tage barfed right into my hand. Nice timing. It was a very nice day (besides the snow) and we were so happy for those who came to show love to our little guy.

I'm so behind!

I can't believe I forgot to post these pictures of my baby! One of my friends came to my house when Tage was 2 weeks old and took these for us. None of us were cooporating very well but they turned out cute.