Tuesday, March 6, 2012

lollipop and production dance dress rehearsal

Kelsey is a fish friend that dances with Ariel in this second dance. She is hard to find in the crowd.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Catch-up post #2 The Nutcracker

Here is Kelsey's performance of the Mother Ginger dance. We were not allowed to record or take pictures during the performance but I was able to catch this during the dress rehersal. Kelsey got to perform this four times. Two shows on saturday and she got to get out of school to perform for two field trip groups that came to watch. She had a good time.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Catch up blog #1 - November Stuff

So I've been a crappy blogger lately.  I am not going to make excuses because nobody cares how much you have on your plate and that you are kicking as hard as you can but can barely keep your head above the water and you are so tired that any moment you might decide to just stop kicking and let yourself drown. 
No, the only thing people care about is that you post the pictures of your kids when they are looking so cute you just want to die.
So I am going to catch up some posts from the past couple of months but instead of doing it all in one post I am only going to do a little at a time every day.  I am also going to try to post a couple of videos (not today, another day) of some of the christmas performances the crazies have been in.

This post is dedicated to November, so I am going to start out with Ethan's preschool thanksgiving because when he came home in this outfit I couldn't stop smiling.  And then he sang the five little indian boys song for me "This is the way we sit by the campfire".  If you have been lucky enough to hear him sing this song then you are laughing right now. 

And he made this indian villiage, which I was very proud of.  I have been quite impressed with the preschool he is in (even though his teacher has an accent like a west virginia hill billy and he is picking it up- especially when he sings.)

The main event of our November was a trip to Utah for my brother's wedding.
Sorry to all you Utah friends who I did not contact and hang out with.  We only had time to see family and in my free time I was taking tests for school which just had to happen on the same week as brother's wedding.

Here is the happy couple.  (Sorry sister about that picture- it is the only one of the wedding couple that I able to get).

Cutest grandparents ever.

Ethan became besties with cousin Carter.

We stayed with grandma Jill because she is pretty much the best.
Ya so it was a crazy busy month but lots of good times.  Tomorrow I promise to have more. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

This is Halloween This is Halloween

OCT 31, 2011

At Kelsey's school they were told that they could come dressed as scarecrows.  They could not wear masks, heavy makeup or real straw or hay.  I thought it was weird that they all had to dress as the same thing.
This is what we came up with.
Cutest scarecrow I've ever seen.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Our halloween festivities started last Wednesday at the Ward Trunk-or-Treat party.

And here is the big NERD REVEAL...

Oh yeah, we are a Star Wars family, baby.

I am not a different version of  princess leia (some people don't know anything about star wars.)  I am Padme (Luke and Leia's mother for those of you not geeky enough to know.)  Here is the costume I was trying to mimic:

I hesitated to post that picture because of how "off" my costume was, but most of the people who read this blog have no idea who I am trying to imitate.

Here is the back of my hair. ( Read:  one full bottle of palmade.)

Here is Ethan battling the dark side.

Me and Jules handing out candy.


The Franken Family

Dead Bride

Kelsey's friend being a bumble bee

And Ethan's friend being Bumble Bee

OK.  Back to Halloween Day.

These are the kiddos very excited to go play.

Matt and I don't need costumes to be scary

First we stopped at this impressive halloween party put on by a fun familyl in our ward.
We had hot dogs, chips, soda, and candy.

Then we finally went trick-or-treating.

I hope you all had a great halloween too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Before and After

There are many projects going on at our house, most of them only half finished. 
Kelsey's room is the most fun for me to work on and this week I made some curtains for Kelsey's room and it was finally complete.  So here is the before and after pics.



Another angle
The walls look white in the pictures but they are actually a very light green.

Close up.  I scored these ballet pictures at Good Will for just $5 each!

My favorite thing in her room is this rack of tutus.

Our front room is almost done so I decided to go ahead and take some pictures of that room too.



We had to strip the wallpaper that the previous owners had painted over.  The wall under the paper was in bad shape so we had to mud, sand, texture, then paint.  It was a long process.

Matt put in recessed lighting.  I am so lucky to have such a talented man.

You should have seen the light fixture that used to be in the entry way.  I like this one so much better.

Last, here is a closer look at my gallery wall.

Now we need to put some crown molding up and we will be done!
With that room at least.
We still have kitchen, dining, and more bedrooms to do - I suddenly feel tired.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I was looking through my archive of halloween pictures from the past years and decided it would be fun to post them.

Last year Ethan was Super Why

And Kelsey was a Barbie Musketeer

2009 We did the Scooby Doo thing

2008 - Cinderella and a Dalmation

2007 - Pirates

This years halloween costumes will confirm our nerdiness, but you will just have to wait for that:)