Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What does $5 buy you?

Well it bought me a new project (not that I've finished any other of my recent projects) and this one is easy cheesy.  I found this loverly bright duvet cover at the thrift store for a mere $5.

 I love how bright it is and the fabric is smooth to touch too. Nummy.  I have a comforter that my mom got in Europe a gagillion years ago and I'm rather attached to it.  I can't bear to get rid of it though it probably has 1/2 the feathers it started with. It's so snuggly and comfy and perfect for making your very own personal nest.

So I cut down the twin sized duvet cover to make a smaller one for the comforter.  AND it turns out I have enough fabric left over that I can make Landon a quilt or duvet for his big boy bed.  You see, in the fall when Aunt Christie moves to the dorms Ian will get the twin bed as his big boy bed and Lando gets the toddler bed. I'm kind of excited that they'll have matching beds.  They may not like it but I'm the mom and I can do that heh heh heh. (Can you tell I've waited a long time for this?)

PS- Yes I am fully aware that there is pink on the blanket.  And that I have boys.  Whoever said boys couldn't like pink?  Geez!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Is there a fire in here?

'Cause it's HOT!

Happy Father's Day (a wee bit belated)
Man, what a Hotticus! Love you Babe!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Boy Haircut

So the other day I decided we needed a new adventure.  How about a haircut?  Ian has only ever gotten a haircut at home by me or his daddy and I wanted to see how I measured up against the pros.  I took him to a cool kid's place called Cookie Cutters and he loved it.  He got to choose a movie (Thomas the Train of course) and a peddle car to sit in.  He chose the pink one.  Here he is being such a good boy.  

 This is the final result: (taken today during lunch because I forgot to on Saturday- ignore the sour cream)

 Cute little boy.  He's getting so big. 
 I feel like Tevya some times: "...when did he grow to be so tall? Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?"
Frankly I feel like I can do this well on boys' haircuts so though it was a fun experience we probably will leave it at that and let it just be a fun experience. 

And now for something totally random: More pictures of the boys! 

Sing it with me now: 
Do as I'm doing...
follow, follow me,

Do as I'm doing, follow, follow me!

Now for a little Saturday Night fevah!

Lastly: "Light Tween and Sal-ly sittin'  in a tree. TAY-EYE-ESS-ESS-Sum'em Sum'em TEE"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fodder's Day

Sean, Dad, Richard this is for you.

Love, Maggie

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet the new members of our family:

Meet Pinky- no not "and the Brain" though maybe I should name the shoes individually instead of collectively hmmm.... I *LOVE* my new running shoes.  The last pair of shoes I got (for running purposes) was about 8 years ago when I started college.  My feet say "Ooooh Ahhhh" when I put them on.  I thought my feet could only say "Ugh" and "Ow".  I'm thrilled to have Pinky (and the Brain?) join in our family fun this summer.
Also excited about this "little" number.  Blessed is the KSL.com- oh how I love it. Now the whole fam-damily can go running together or I have the freedom to take both boys on my own instead of doing the squish-and-pretend-like-you-like-it routine I tried last week with our single jogger. 

We (Sean and I) are doing another 5k in the fall.  Top of Utah.  I'm not a marathoner but it sounds like I am when I can say I ran the "Top of Utah....5k".  I'm already feeling better about it this go around. 

And last but not least a kind of new addition to our family--or at least to our home:

My baby sister has come to join in the merriment.  I forsee painted toenails, LOST, college life and loads of fun in the future. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

kids type the darndest things


Ian says, "I like type. It's my turn now."


Hurst Family Reunion 2010

Traditional Tie Dye (Thanks Tiff and TIM!) PS- Fuchsia is more manly than Pink. Just so ya know.

Group Shot Attempts while hiking.
(Do you have tickets to Tim's Gun show??)

Let's go fly a kite!

And for Memorial Day we went to the cemetery to honor those who have gone before.
All the Great Grandkids (in our family) by Great Grandpa Aroe Brown's marker honoring his service to his country.
Arleen and Posterity visiting Aroe's grave

Thank Cat for all your hard work and preparation!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In the last year I have learned...

I copied the idea from my cousin Kjerstin.  50 things I've learned in the past year.  (Though mine will likely not be as cleverly written as hers.)

Since June 8th of 2009 I have learned:
1) Home is where you make it.  For me it changes.  But mostly it is not my surroundings but the people I love.  Reminds me of the Billy Joel song...I need you in my house 'cause you're my home.
2) My oven cooks hotter and faster than regular baking times call for.  Set it to 25* down and cook for the minimum time and you're good to go.
3) I love summer.  I am reminded of it every year.  I love the long days.
4) Redbox is awesome.  Cheap and makes sense- why rent a movie for a week when you usually only watch it once or twice?
5) My inner fat girl self loves Biggest Loser.  I totally identify with the ostracized feeling and depression.  Takes me back to the teenage years and I realize how grateful I am to be past that.
6) I do not really enjoy Kingdom of Camelot or any of those games.  I prefer the bejeweled or Pac Man type.
7) My terrible memory allows me to read books and watch movies over and over and they're new every time.  I will probably be one of those old people that CAN hide my own Easter eggs- and probably sooner than later.
8) I'm more interested in developing film than taking pictures.
9) I like to live near a park.
10) I can complete a 5K.  And I kind of want to do it again.
11) Pulling two kids in a bike trailer is a lot of work.
12) I forget how addicting adventures can be.
13) Road trips are best with a good traveling buddy.
14) Backyard camping is legit. The joys of sleeping in a tent with access to flush toilet.  Beautiful.
15) Cute shoes are NOT always worth the pain.
16) Good parties include a lot of yummy food to snack on.
17) Digital pictures rarely get printed.
18) Crawling fast is a good excuse for not walking.
19) All living things need sunshine.
20) Primary is fun.  Most of the time.  Though afterwards I need a good nap.
21) Dr. Pepper is my weakness. (I wish it were my only one)
22) Good people are everywhere.  So are lazy bums who want things handed to them instead of working for them... I try to not be a lazy bum.
23) 4 day work weeks are AWESOME!
24) When making an Elmo cake- remember to save enough frosting for the orange nose.
25) Sometimes parties have to be cancelled because children are vomiting.
26) Peacocks are cool. And Loud.
27) Ducks like fish food.
28) It is easier for a child to understand that batteries are dead than it is to understand that a kitty is dead.
29) Razor blades cut cardboard far easier than steak knives do.
30) My boys are instinctively attracted to things with motors: cars, planes, boats.
31) Pygmy goats are less frightening than Rams.  But only the baby ones.
32) I still have never been through a corn maze.
33) Bugs outside are cool- Bugs in my house are nasty and must be killed. Especially earwigs.
34) Old friends resurface when you need them most.
35) Sometimes it is better to stop where you are and move on to more important things.

The original list goes to 50 but I'll stop there.  I'm tired of typing and the boys need my attention.
What have YOU learned in the past year??

Sunday, June 6, 2010

And the new calling is.....?

Primary Chorister. Oy! Big (cute too) shoes to fill in that department but I'm glad to be back in Primary.  I've missed the kids and it's only been a month :)