Saturday, April 30, 2011

our herb garden

we planted our herbs yesterday and i am pretty excited about having them on hand! i have been anxiously waiting to use them (and enjoy there wonderful scent)
 we now have cilantro, sweet basil, mint, rosemary, oregano and lavender. all in one planter. 
convenient? i think so!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

here & there

Yesterday we took a spontaneous drive up to our favorite coffee shop in Heber, The Sidetrack Cafe. The first time we ate there was right after our wedding on our pre-honeymoon. Its owned by this super rad lady that is completely scatter brained! Probably hence the name, Sidetracked. The shops walls are lined with posters, albums, newspaper cut outs, and lyrics of great bands and movie stars... Bob Marley and Johnny Depp to name a couple. If your interested, she will talk with you about music forever. (The food and drinks are killer too!)

Today we spent the day at the Sun River Nursery that is just down the street from our house. I got a planter at the Woman's Expo this last weekend that can hold 9 different types of plants so we are looking to fill it with lots of yummy and good smelling herbs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

5 things

Cupcakes and Cashmere does this blog post weekly and since there are a few new things i have been excited to share with you, i thought i would commandeer this idea for the week. 

{bird house from target}
{mirror from hobby lobby} 
(finally hung)

{infinity earring i picked up at the women's expo}

{our homes first plant}

{judy boys baby moccasin's}

Saturday, April 23, 2011

a cover version

thank you to collin for showing me this song... 'i'm so glad i didn't die before i met you'  



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"the more that you read, the more things you will know. the more that you learn, the more places you'll go" dr. seuss

Our visit to Barnes and Noble today was delightful!
I found these gorgeous classics. There covers were beautifully redone which made the books beautiful, inside and out. 
Gorgeous. Aren't they?
I also fell in love with these children's classics. They are so fun and imaginative. They look as though once opened, the adventure begins!  
I am so anxious to start on all the books that we purchased! (After I finish the exciting Hunger Games, of course!) 
This book caught my attention because even though I haven't read the Tao Te Ching original, Collin has and had mentioned to me how interesting it is. The parenting part is what I was searching for and once I found this one, which is Tao teachings, I was even more intrigued. Knowing its more of a zen approach to raising your children rather then an aggressive problem solving way definitely reeled me in and I had to have it.
Collin's mind has been racing with ideas of different ways he could start his own business. Its been a constant thought floating around in his mind for such a long time that we decided to really tackle it. Write it out as a business plan and start putting it into action. We are hoping this book can help us.  
OK, I've heard nothing but hilarious reviews about this book and after seeing her on Ellen today, we had to get it! I was laughing at the quotes on the back of the book so I can't wait to get started on the inside.
I don't think the reasoning for this purchase is needed :) I sure do hope Jude will enjoy it one day though! 
Oh! Also, we became Barnes and Noble members today! Woo hoo! 

ju ju bee's wee wee

Our little Ju Ju Bee had to have a minor procedure done on his little peeper this last Monday and it was definitely something we had to prepare ourselves for. Surgery, regardless of how minor or common, is very scary (and emotional). 
What he had was called Penile Torsion. This meant that the tubes in his peeper were overlapped. In order to fix it, they had to put him under and surgically go in to straighten them out (and do his circumcision which they held off to do until now so they could do them both at the same time).
 We had to be at the Riverton Primary Children's hospital (a wonderful hospital which I would recommend) at 6:20 in the morning. Because he couldn't have any liquids in his system two hours before the procedure, he could nurse up until 3:30 earlier that morning, water up until 4:30 if needed and absolutely nothing after 4:30. Needless to say, we had a hungry, sleepy baby when we handed Jude off and into Dr. Snow's hands.
It took about an hour for the entire surgery. Once they came back to tell us he did wonderfully, I was aloud to go back and see him and...finally feed him! They took me and Jude to our own post-op room where Collin then came back and joined us. We stayed for about an hour and a half after he was out to make sure everything went well, that he was taking the medication well, etc. 
For a little one who just had something that intense happen, he is as happy as ever and back to his loving, smiling self! We are so thankful for the wonderful care and gentle hands that the Riverton nurses and doctors showed to us and provided to Jude.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

oh hey bloggers... im back and blogging!

And back from a wonderful, much needed getaway with my family. I've realized how absolutely essential it is for people to take breaks from their everyday life to live, take a step back and breath. It feels like for the first time, in a long time, I was able to take a good, long, deep breath... while walking the beach shores with my husband and baby in tote. And what a sensation that was! No work, appointments, or errands to run. Just some fun and sun! :) Here is a PHOTO DUMP for you...

Toes in the sand 

Monkey Business


Cornado Island/Mustaches
Little swimmers
FRESH AIR is good for the SOUL! Make time for vacations, no matter how mini! Whether you think you need it or not... you do! You will feel replenished, rejuvenated and most important refreshed! 
Have fun!