Life with kids is ALWAYS an adventure. And I have 3 who are only 3 years apart. (yes, we're crazy.) This is my place to capture the craziness in all it's glory, because childhood only happens once. (thank goodness!)

When you get tired of reading about my kids visit my other blog all about ME!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009


If you read my other blog you may remember that I practically begged you to head over to Blogtations to check out the best quotes on the internet.

Somehow I tried musing over at Blogtations that I was quotable and she totally featured a quote from this humble little blog on her amazing site.

What a great way to celebrate my 1 day short of 1 year blogging anniversary. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lasting Impressions

A few weeks ago we took the kids to the Open House of the new Draper, Utah Temple. It was a great opportunity to show the kids the inside of a temple and to talk to them about how important temples are. There was also an added bonus in that this is where my sister will be getting married next month so we got to tell the kids all about Aunt Natalie getting married here.

We took extra care to show them the beautiful chandlers in the Celestial room. We paused a little longer in the bride's room, telling them about how this is where Aunt Natalie would be changing into her wedding dress. We held each one up in the sealing room where large mirrors on each side of the room reflect endlessly off each other, a symbol of the eternal nature of the marriage that are performed in that room.

So of course I was please yesterday when Zoey said to me "Mom, do you remember when we went to the temple where Aunt Natalie is getting married." I smiled to myself and answered that yes, I remembered. She then went on to say, "I remember lots and lots of dressing rooms."

Note: I'm super paranoid about copyright infringement and so please go here to see pictures of the inside of the Draper Temple, including the sealing rooms and the Celestial room. You won't, however, find any pictures of the dressing rooms because, well, they are just rows and rows of lockers and who finds that interesting?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Flashback Friday

Having neglected this blog far longer than I should I decided to do Flashback Friday over here this week. Hope you don't mind. (Of course you don't mind, you get to see cute pictures of my kids when they were babies! Who wouldn't like that?)

My Sister-in-Law Emily gave me a little Tigger baby outfit when my first was born. She gave it to me because it was Orange and her favorite color is Orange.

My mother gave me lots of stuffed animal tiggers because I sort of had this tigger fetish in late high school/early college (hence my email address to this day is still nikitiger, stemming back to those days.)

So, as a new mom, home from work for 12 weeks on maternity leave with my very first digital camera I got this brilliant idea for some photos when Adam was about a month old.

Adam and Tigger, best buddies




When Zoey came along I pulled out the box of old baby clothes looking for anything that wasn't gender specific, came across the tigger outfit and thought, what the heck.

Zoey and Tigger, best buddies

best buds

Wiggly Zoey

Zoey & Tigger

2 kids

Adam loves Zoey

So of course by Harrison it was a tradition and we just had to do it yet again.

Harrison and Tigger, best buddies

Tigger Harrison

Little tigger face

Tigger Harrison

3 kids, how did we get so many?

are they cute or what?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The friendship is still strong. Just a few moments ago Zoey woke up crying. She was shaking all over and told me she had had a bad dream. I held her for a moment, gave her a kiss and then told me she wanted to go snuggle with Adam.

So, once again, I tucked her into her brother's bed where she calmed right down and is snuggling there still.