Thursday, November 29, 2007


Today our sliding door is being replaced with french doors and in the meantime we are FREEZING our bums off!! When I am finished posting this we are going to go hang out in my bedroom to keep warm!! Although I am excited for french doors I think it is dumb to replace them in the WINTER!!! My landlord is a dork :) andie ad wo a;/Ae ad4oai....okay so I let Ava go crazy on the keyboard for a second...just trying to distract her from the 40 degree house we are sitting in!! Here are some pictures of Aves all bundled up...and of her typing on her our blog!!

Wire Whimsy

So like I have said before, my sisters and I have started a business called Wire Whimsy. We love our product and want everyone to see what we do!! We sell a collection of uniquely antiqued wooden blocks and bent wire letters and designs. Sound confusing? How about I just show you some pictures. This stuff is completely original. There is nothing just like it on the market right now. Our product can be purchased from a few retail locations including Rod Works (yeah!!) ...and for the first time, it can be purchased online via my friend, RaeLynn's, eBay store! We are so excited to have it online because Rod Works can't keep it in stock! Check out her eBay store to see how you can purchase Wire Whimsy products for a better price (click on this link:)

To see more of our product you can also go to our blog (still in the making) by clicking here

...or email us directly for detailed questions: Prepare yourself--you will love these.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I am really excited for Thanksgiving and am looking forward to making new recipes!! I am a Food Network fanatic and especially love Paula Dean. My mother-in-law gave me some Apple Butter and so I thought I would make one of Paula's recipes since I have all the ingredients!! Here is the recipe....Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Show: Food Network Specials
Episode: Paula's Southern Thanksgiving

1 cup apple butter
1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
3 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Sweetened whipped cream, for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Combine apple butter, pumpkin, sugar, salt and spices in a bowl. Stir in eggs. Gradually add milk and mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake for about 40 minutes or until set.

Cook's Notes:
-If the crust begins to burn, place tin foil around the crust and lower the temperature of the oven.
-A tasty topping for this pie is praline pecans.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1. Swimming for Marv Jensens swim team (preparing for high school swimming!!)
2. Giving my parents a headache daily!! I thought I was such a cool teenager!
3. I went on the 1997 Mormon Trail for a few weeks. I walked about 150 miles!!
4. Making friendship bracelets
5. Discovering Make-up!

1. Do Laundry
2. Pack for Rock Springs
3. Entertain Ava
4. Do the dishes
5. Decide what to have for dinner and make it

1. Chocolate covered strawberries
2. Bananas and Peanut Butter
3. String Cheese (Ava and I are having one right now!)
4. Hot Chocolate
5. Cinnamon Wheat Thins (My Fav)

1. Buy a House
2. Go Shopping for lots of clothes. I love pants with cute pockets so I would buy lots of those.
3. Pay off all of my families mortgages
4. Buy an AWESOME washer and dryer (I know that sounds silly but I would love a nice set!)
5. Pay Tithing (Can you imagine??!!)

1. "Picking" my head (I like the feel of my hair on my fingers and it is such a bad habit! Ava has started doing it now)
2. Disney Channel (yes I think it is a habit...I can't stop watching it and I think I have seen every episode of every show on there!)
3. Biting my nails...I've gotten better though

1. West Valley, Utah
2. South Jordan, Utah
3. West Jordan, Utah
4. We will be moving back to South Jordan in a month!!

1. Receptionist at HairCuts Plus
2. Assistant Manager at Missionary Emporium
3. Macey's Deli
4. Leasing Agent at Pinnacle Highland Apartments
5. Being Ava's mommy!

5 THINGS PEOPLE PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME: (I could't think of anything and so I am sorry to bore you here!)
1. I am a Pampered Chef consultant!!
2. I really like Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
3. I could count how many zits I have had in my life on two hands (I am very lucky!)
4. I used to hate cats and have always been VERY allergic to them....I now own a cat named Mandy and she is sooo cute! I still consider myself a dog person though!
5. I am a perfectionist - when I scrapbook, or do any other artsy thing it has to be perfect or I redo it!! (Maybe everyone does know that about me)

Wow that is a lot harder than it looks!! I had a hard time thinking of stuff!!

MY TAGS ARE (I didn't want to leave anyone out so I did 6):
Aubrey Elzinga
Lindsay Hansen
Mary Anderson
Erin Shiflett
Raelynn White
Scott and Melissa Miller

Monday, November 12, 2007


My dad is fixing up a house in South Jordan and as soon as he is done Christian and I will be moving into it for about a year. It is going to be very nice and we are excited but in the meantime getting the place ready is sooooo annoying. We are painting the whole place a light brown and OMG I hate painting. Prepping for the paint is horrible too!! What a pain to tape ceiling, baseboards, doors, outlets! I just want the place to be done so that we can move in before Christmas. I don't know how people can flip houses for a living! What a pain ;)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Family Tradition

Last year my side of the family started a family tradition of going to Hale Centre Theatre in December to see "A Christmas Carol" We really enjoy ourselves...even my dad!! If you are looking for something nice to do with family or as a Christmas date this would be the thing to do. But hurry 'cause the seats go fast! For tickets and prices click here

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ava in Autumn

I loved all of these pictures of Ava in the leaves! The sun was perfect and my sweet little baby was so happy. She is so photogenic and I love how she lights up when she smiles!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Butterfield Canyon Reflections

We went up Butterfield Canyon today to overlook the Salt Lake Valley and Copper mine. We all really enjoyed ourselves and had a quiet minute to reflect on our lives. I am very happy right now with my family. I don't know what I would do without Christian and Ava. My life is good...most of the time...and I am content with that. I know that without trials and weakness I couldn't have happiness and strength and with that here is a slideshow of my family.