Having a bad day? I have your solution. Not too long ago I was feeling down and out. I had a bar of chocolate that my husband gave to me in jest. It was a Lindt chocolate bar with chili pepper in it. Gross you say? I was desperate. So I broke off a square and popped it in my mouth. I didn't taste any pepper until the chocolate was gone and then felt a little tingle on my tongue. Honestly my whole day was brightened. It was fun, new and very delicious. I highly recommend it for any occasion.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Ami was SO excited for school. I was excited for her. No tears on either of our parts.
|Robbie had new shoes and a back pack too. It took a while to convince him that he wasn't getting out of the car. Funny how we can't leave him in nursery but he was set for kindergarten.|
|Ahh, cute kids.|
|Here she is! Ready for the big day and hopping with excitement.|
|We celebrated and had a picnic afterwards at the park.|
Posted by What's going on? at 8:54 PM
The last part of July and the beginning of August was filled with swimming lessons. The kids had a great time and improved SO much. Ami gained some confidence and her fear of the water diminished significantly. Robbie is a natural fish. No fear. At the end of the lessons he was able to jump in the water and float to the top and naturally float. They did so great.
|Ami started floating on her back. She is awesome!|
|Robbie, the nut, begged and begged to go down the water slide. His teacher finally relented and he had a scream.|
|I don't know what was more fun for him. Playing in the water or playing in the locker room. He's 2.|
Posted by What's going on? at 8:38 PM
At the beginning of August, my brother Joe got married. It was a busy week but it ended up great. The wedding dinner was a huge success, of course, and the reception was beautiful. It was held in my grandparents' orchard. I did the wedding cake and admittedly it was fun. I was kinda stressed that Elsha wouldn't like it but she did and it worked out great.
The kids of course had fun dressing up and running mad through the orchard.
|Ami had a princess dress, and she duly played the part. Her Aunt Becki even did her hair so she felt very fancy.|
|Robbie had a scream. Even though he had to wear a suit and tie it didn't slow him down. At. All.|
|Ami had a cute flower bouquet and Hunter improvised. They looked so cute together.|
|Obviously the kids weren't the only ones having fun. Grandpa joined in until he was "asked" to be in pictures.|
|Our family has a tradition of groomsman cakes. My bro served his mission in Japan and so we went with an Eastern theme. It turned out pretty well.|
|Below the wedding cake were 200 cupcakes. I highlighted some of the cupcakes with chocolate inserts. Some were squiggles and some and "J+E". The cupcakes were delicious and pretty.|
|Here is the finished produce with cake and cupcakes. I loved how the sunlight hits the tower. I can't wait to see the official pictures.|
|Here is the final cake.|
Posted by What's going on? at 8:31 PM
My Mother in Law is in the Primary Presidency, and the Bern Ward was having a float in the Paris, Idaho 4th of July Parade. SOOOO....we were in it to. The kids felt like rock stars. By the end of the parade, Ami had the princess wave down to an art.
|Heading to the Parade|
|Riding in the Parade|
|Aren't we cute!|
Posted by What's going on? at 7:52 PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Posted by What's going on? at 9:15 PM
It seems like we go to quiet Bear Lake and party the entire time we are there. We went to the lake, played in Logan, played in Salt Lake and of course Montpelier. Hogle Zoo was super fun and even though it was crazy hot the kids had a scream.
|Waiting at the Bear Cave|
|Are the Fries ready yet?|
|Ropin' lessons from Grandpa|
|Ummm, do ya think he knows that the binky takes away from the "cool factor?"|
We were celebrating Rissa's birthday and we went to the Mayan. The kids thought it was great and I hadn't been in YEARS so it brought a lot of memories.
|At the Mayan Restaurant.|
|Are you in there??|
|Always dramatic. Period.|
|Ye haw! Ye haw!|
Posted by What's going on? at 8:58 PM
My sister, Becki, and her family spent the summer in Idaho Falls. My kids were in HEAVEN. It was a play date every single day. They were either fighting of hugging. Go figure. We are all just happy that the house and Grandpa survived.
|Robbie and Tristan, a.k.a. Phineas and Ferb, plotting|
|Ahhhh, bethst fwiends.|
Posted by What's going on? at 8:20 PM