Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Boy Girl Twins Cake Smash

Happy first birthday to my tiny darlings, Aria and Bentley!

I went with blue and purple for my theme and got the decorations from the dollar store and Walmart.  I got the cupcake cake pan at JoAnns and I think it all came together well!
















Friday, August 8, 2014

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Life with a Toddler

Cadence comes running into the office. "Feel my heart beep!"  Cute.

7 minutes later...

Cadence comes running in the office, sans undies.  "Cady go poopy!"  I grab her hand to take her to the potty, but instead she takes me outside and shows me where she pooped on the lawn.  Not so cute.










Saturday, July 12, 2014

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Fourth of July 2014

On the morning of the grand and glorious fourth, I woke up with the flu.  I did not want to ruin the holiday so insisted on following through with our plan to go blueberry picking at Rocky Mountain Berry Patch.  It was a super hot day, and we got there right around noon.  Excellent planning, I know.  Our Groupon was for 23 lbs of berries, but I had only picked about a pint when the nausea overcame me and I could pick no more.  I was sick among the bushes, then felt mildly better and was able to move myself and the little babies to the shade of a tree so Ben and Cadence could check out the farm animals.  Having achieved my goal of memories made, we went home where I collapsed in my air conditioned room and didn't move until it was time to prepare for fireworks.  The little babies loved the fireworks, Cadence hid her head and clung to me while whispering "Scary, scary!"  We gave it about 15 minutes then took her home to watch from the safety of the upstairs window.  She really enjoyed them from that reduced-noise vantage point.












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Self-indulgence

Today, I embraced my inner "real housewife".  That show is my guilty pleasure to the max.  I love to put it on when folding laundry so I can transport myself to world of massive diamonds, mansions, and luxiourous vacations.  OK, actually they can keep all that.  My daydream is all about the team of nannies, housekeepers, stylists, and personal chef.  Anyway, having studied the self-indulgent housewife carefully, I left my darlings with a babysitter and drove my gas-guzzling SUV to lunch out, the salon, and Starbucks.  (For me, Starbucks seems like the ultimate indulgence,  possibly since all financial advice columns refer to giving up one of their coffees a day to become a millionaire)

In my defense, I used Groupons originally purchased to be a post-labor rejuvenation day I am just getting around to now.  Also, while I asked for 'natural', I ended up looking like a crazy doll.  



Friday, July 4, 2014

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My Son

I so love having a little boy. I always thought being a mom to all girls would be truly delightful , after all I understand them. However, I am so glad we have been blessed with our son. His laid-back snuggly, sweetheart personality just balances out our family perfectly.



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Butterfly Garden at Zoo Boise

Monday,  Ben's mom Naomi was in town so we took the kids to the zoo.  Cadence was enthralled.   I didn't get many pictures but here are some from the butterfly garden.



Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Aria and Bentley are Blessed

Bentley and Aria got their names and father's blessing on Sunday, August 27th.  They were blessed in Emily and Parry's ward in Provo, UT.  My mom made their blessing outfits out of heirloom fabric and lace to be passed down to future generations- and they are beautiful!  In attendance were Grandpa Petersen, Stephen, Carolyn, Emily & Parry, Auntie Rose, Aunt Cindy & Uncle John, my cousins Janessa, Emily, Melanie & Thomas and their baby Billy.  It was a happy and special occasion.  Ben recorded the blessings so when I have access to that I'll put in some notes and additional pictures.