Sunday, January 7, 2018

Home Block Craft

When I was looking for my Christmas craft idea, my sis and I stumbled across a craft there that we really wanted to do. The craft was a simple 'Home', but the O was replaced by a different thing each month. We decided that after the new year, we would work on them. We started on them Tuesday, and then finished Friday afternoon. I didn't take a photo of the blocks, the 'Home' blocks, but I did take a picture of all of the differing O's.
I even have found the perfect place for these in my house - that's always a first! I am excited to change these out every month, I just love having these sorts of things around!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Foto Friday

I snapped this pic of Cookie whilst we were just chilling and I just thought it was super fantastic. I wanted to share it here.

I'm just obsessed with the cuteness of this small dog.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ice Skating

I recently found out that on Thursdays, the Provo Peaks Arena has a kids only skating thing, where the small kids can come and skate, and be left alone by any bigger people that want to skate...better. So we loaded up the smallies, and headed over. We got there and got the skates on them. Darth was jazzed and Gecko really couldn't have cared less.

We got on the ice, and Darth legit had the time of his life. He was digging it so hard.

Gecko didn't really care for it. He just hung on the side whilst his mom just sort of rolled him around. 
It was such a fun morning. The kids had a great time and then we warmed up with hot cocoa after. I think I'd like to take them again, its just so fun.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Christmas Craft

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I can blog about a Christmas craft that I did. It was a gift from a friend, and I really enjoyed making it. It didn't even take that long - I had set aside an entire day, and with my sisters help, it only ended up taking a few hours, so that was nice. 

They're tiny 3 inch blocks, that I then decorated for each month in the year. I was thinking it would make a cute thing to put on a work desk or something, for a decoration without being overwhelming. I almost want these for myself, even though I don't know where I would put them haha. 

Monday, January 1, 2018


Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a great NYE. I can't believe I actually made it to midnight - I was getting so tired at about 10:30, but we soldiered on and made it. This morning we woke up and tried to find an activity that we could do that would be inside (nobody wants to be cold) but still fun. We decided on bowling. We went at about 11:00, which I'm grateful we got there that early because it got really busy after noon or so. But we had a great time. I barely beat the kids. E-Money and Darth had the bumpers up, and they had those dragon/dinosaur things that they throw the balls down, so I feel justified in my score, despite only eating them by about 10 points or so. 

But it was so much fun introducing the small kids to bowling! That's the most fun thing about having kids around all the time - introducing them to things I love, that they can learn to love too. Hope you all enjoyed your first day of 2018!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Farewell 2017

Guys, another year has come to an end. I'm not too sad to see 2017 go. As far as years go, it was pretty much a dumpster fire. I do appreciate any growth I had over the year, so lets break down my year-end stats.

  • 1507 miles run over the course of the year, with not a single day missed! I was pretty proud of that. 
  • Sadly, only 7 books read over the year. One of the books I read, Dragonfly in Amber, was over 800 pages, so between that and my school load, I didn't have a lot of time for books. Basically, my goal in 2018 is to read at least 15 books, lets see if that happens. 
  • Many great places visited! Costa Rica, Costa Maya, Honduras, etc...I had a great bunch of family trips. I think that this upcoming year won't have nearly as many (tbh or any) trips outside of the state, but I am so grateful for the places I got to go to this past year! 
Now, that's not a lot to celebrate, probably, but I like celebrating the small things. I hope 2018 is much much better than 2017, and I hope that you guys all have a great new year! 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Card Makin'

It's about that time again, time for card swap. Technically it's in like, 2 weeks, but since school starts again soon, I wanted to get these done before that started. I had to make a love card and a thank you card. I liked what I ended up with, I think.