Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why the splits?!

This is Everests lates "thing"... who knows!
"splits" and I are off in the morning to start our Christmas celebration in Utah!


* Please dont mind our half decorated Christmas tree. A certain "santa's little helper" removes every's a lot of fun...let me tell you!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Family pictures 2009





Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Brooke you really are amazing at what you do!

She has taken our pictures ever since the begining of time and we will forever love the memories she has given us!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

the test never lies....


That’s right we did it again…. My due date is July 8. So, according to the doctor I am 9 weeks along and counting. Aaron and I couldn't be any more excited! Honestly, it feels like our little dreams are coming true!!! It might sound sappy but we really cant wait to get this little one here already!

So, I consider myself a surrogate mother to Everest...Why?... Because somehow my genes completely bypassed Everest and he came out looking like an EXACT carbon copy of his dad!... I love it.... And,I cant wait to see the next version of Aaron in girl or boy form!

My little "pancita" isn't so little.... I've already got quite the bulge! Since I'm coming home to Utah next week {yeah!!} I decided I should get the word out so everyone can know this "pancita" is due to a baby and not just "fat girl" syndrome!

Wish me luck, because I still have a crazy and violent toddler I'm chasing around this time!

PS. How is it that my mom had 5 kids! Really how do women do this over, and over, and over, and over AGAIN!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas is finally HERE!!
my favorite holiday is in our midst

to kick off this holiday my mother in law sent us this "little" package to help us smell, hear, taste, and wear Christmas!

it was exactly what we needed to get this cave of ours to fell all cozy like Christmas always does!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

{ for a split second i considered dressing everest up in an indian costume and taking a picture of him. to show my appreciation for thanksgiving... that quickly faded!}
1. my husband
i thank my lucky stars everyday i was blessed with him in my life! i never thought i really could get the whole package for a husband... and i did!! he's my best friend, he's HOT, compassionate, he loves me to death, my biggest example, SMART, wise beyond his years, and wants to have as many kids as the rabbits you find in montana! he is such a sweet dad! he has a huge heart when it comes to his little babies!
i love you!
2. everest
well, he needs to flat out STOP growing up! i love him to death! he is a small little human PACKED with energy, personality, busy body, full of kisses and hugs, and he is my little buddy!
i love you EV!
3. family
family is everything! we missed them this year... aaron and i both are very much "home bodies".
we love you family!
4. my sisters
they are my best friends {period.}
i want to curse out loud daily because we all live SO far apart form another!
5. my faith
it is the "key stone" in my life. without it i would crumble!
my top 5 things i am SOOO thankful for!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I NEED a shoulder to lean on!

i just watched my daily cup-of-oprah... she made the "big announcement" 18 months from now she is showing her FINAL show! i grew up with oprah! i honestly thought there would NEVER be an end to her show! who is going to tell me all the latest gossip form celebrities that will ONLY talk with oprah? who will show me the "best things" of the year? _eh_ i'm sad about this...

Monday, November 9, 2009

homemade doughnuts
I found a recipe here for homemade doughnuts and couldn't resist!
They are amazing, delectable, delightful, delicious, scrumptious and irresistible!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The event of the season
{click on the link to find out more details}

If your in Utah ... Your life will be made complete if you go to this! ;} {Honestly} A part of me is eating a piece of depressed pie tonight because I wont be at the Bijou Market to sell my little skirts. I was SO excited that I was accepted to sell my skirts at market! But, a week or so after I found out I would be selling my skirts we found out we were coming to Texas. Sooooo... now I am eating my depressed pie... boo-hoo!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I see your true colors and that's why I love you...


This is Redrum… He comes out when Everest is mad. I have been laughing all night long because FINALLY I got a picture of him doing this horrifying face! I love you Redrum… you bring waaaayyy tooo much joy into my life and your little Redrum face just makes my day! Ps. Please don’t come into my bedroom at night and wake daddy and I up with this face! We might throw you across the room in terror!


This is Everest… No, I didn’t stage this cute sideways hat. Yes, he seems to always find a hat around the house and is wearing it. Yes, he has begged to wear his Halloween costume every day since Halloween. And Yes, It was right after dinner. {As his sloppy grin shows} I love you Everest // Redrum! xoxo

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Are you scared because I AM!!
21 day's until Thanksgiving... and I have to cook EVERYTHING this year!
It frightens me!
{first off} the TURKEY
how in hails bells am I suppose to get that little "gizzard thing" out !
I NEED a quick 21 day course to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal!
{please pray for your little Chicky}

Saturday, October 31, 2009


See SPOT... He LOVED Halloween!!
He was running from door to door!

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Goodness gracious great balls of fire!" Photobucket Photobucket I am not kidding when a say "GOODNESS GRACIOUS"!
A little part of me died today along with this cockroach!!
Yes, this is a cockroach.... and we killed it in our apartment!
ps. I don't want to hear anything about how " Do you know what that means if you see one cockroach???..... For every one cockroach there are hundreds you can't see!"..... Ya, nothing of that talk will help out the situation today!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 2 Photobucket Luckily Everest was a sleeping little bunny for me all day! It was beautiful!
Thanks Grandma Shauna your sleeping pillow helped out a TON!
Photobucket It was a HUGE difference between New Mexico and Texas. Right when we crossed the border there were dairy farms... Photobucket cotton farms
{I was obsessed with these cotton farms!}
I have NEVER seen cotton growing. I pulled over a few times to take a picture! Photobucket Photobucket

Aren’t these sunflower fields breath taking! I couldn’t get enough of them. We were passing by the sunflower fields during the sun set! It was beautiful!! Thank you Texas for showing us your many beautiful colors!! xo xo I thought TX was nothing more than a tumble weed and ugly long horns. Turns out it really is beautiful. Well, we made it safely to Texas and are all moved into our little apartment! We will let you know more on our little adventures of the lone star state!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 1
of our drive to Texas

Photobucket The Budgets drive through Spanish Fork Canyon Photobucket MOAB

We LOVE Moab it is soo beautiful! Photobucket Next stop: Colorado
It was gorgeous! { I really didn't get any pictures of Colorado} However, it was packed full of farms in the fall time. This drive came at a perfect time... all the leaves were changing and it couldn't have been more beautiful!
Final stop of the day: New Mexico
It's landscape was much different from Utah and Colorado's.... but, equally as beautiful!
Dear New Mexico,
We enjoyed your different landscape and your beautiful sun set. However, "new" Mexico reminds us of Mexico. Stray dog's were everywhere, and bars were over all your simple gas stations. When we pulled over to the side of the freeway around 10 pm {due to our NEVER sleeping Everest} we felt like some man eater was going to come and drag our dead corps into your landscape. Thanks to my vanilla for packing some heat to keep us all safe!!




Good night Albuquerque, NM...

All-n-all it was a beautiful day! We honestly can say we really enjoyed the drive. Both Aaron and I haven't been to NM before so it was a fun little adventure. Aside from the beauty.... Aaron drove the truck and Everest and I set sail alone in the car. That in and of itself was an ADVENTURE!! We left Utah at 10 am and landed in Mexico around midnight! {yes... midnight} I think it could go down as the longest day ever!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Oh my gosh! So instead of me being on the phone to friends, family and neighbors I’ve decided to publicly announce my journal entry for the week. Eh-hem... Here it goes…On Monday Aaron got a new job! YEA! We are thrilled and excited about this job! He was picked out of 80 applicants and, I am very proud of him. Then today Aaron got a call from the air guard saying that a class date for his tech school training was opened for us to be there on oct. 16! So now we have to move to Texas next week. Um.. ya… NEXT WEEK! You can only imagine when Aaron got off the phone.. I think we both sat on the couch numb and life started in slow motion. In fact the past few days life have been in slow motion...I have to have everything ready to go by next week and, be mentally prepared for a 3 day drive to TX with an 18 month old. Ehhh!! And, finnaly...we found out the class date is set in stone!!! And, the military will find us our housing and pay for the U-Haul and all moving costs! YEA! This may not sound like a big deal to most people but for the past few months it has been one thing after another and, another and, another! One thing is for certain we certainly are being watched out for! One day everything feels impossible! The next day all of those imperfections completely line up and become perfections!

So with all that being said…. Alvederzane until March!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

NONE of these pictures do it justice!

Your going to miss it if you don't go quick! I love the Alpine loop! No pictures can ever do it justice!
Me and vanilla are elated that it's fall!! weeeee!
My mom refused to paparatzi! {as you can tell}
This is my dad! I LOVE my dad! I love his binocular watching, his elderberry picking,and his singing all along the way!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We are having a lot of fun right now at my mom and dads! It just wouldn't feel like fall with out the "harvest" ! I guess you could say my family and I are a little "old fashioned"
because we can like crazy!
and we could supply the whole city of Highland with tomato's, plums, grapes, potato's, beats, beans, peaches and all sorts of squash!
It definitely feels and smells like fall right now!
oh and I cant forget... the watering trough! This little old fashioned bucked was turned into a gold fish yours turly... my dad!
and I cant seem to keep Everest out of it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Annual Governors Day
That's right!... we honor governors day here in Utah!
Don't mind the fact that I honestly didn't know who our new govn-a was...but, vanilla was honoring him!
do you see Aaron??... he is the guy in the light blue top and a hat that looks like an envelope on his head! And, he is really cute in his uniform...
do you see him now?!
{There is a ton of army guys and a small little-teeny-tiny but, very strong patch of air force men!} Oh and the petting zoo was there!
this poor little tike was hiding out from all the strangers!
{ I don't blame him!}
My camera died...
needless to say we never got to retake this annual governors day pose!

Hoo-rah! for the AIR FORCE

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Do you see why I call them vanilla swirl?
it's kinda ridiculous how adorable baby swirl is! love em' both!

Friday, September 11, 2009

to everest:

today, everest just wanted his mommy he wanted me to just rock him to sleep no bottle tonight just me... i loved it it is honestly moments like this that make me stand back aside from all of the temper tantrums, everest banging his head on the floor because he is mad, the winning, food throwing, ect... and makes me think how happy i am to be a mommy to this little guy! i love you so much everest! love, mommy
{i love this picture with his little boogies and all. } * he kept trying to look inside the camera lens what do you do?!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My skirt...

I made this skirt... and I want to make more! I think this time I am going to do it... and, start my own little etsy shop.
Here is the thing. For some reason I act like I am some sort of an entrepreneur. Within the past year I have come to Aaron with at least 3 different "businesses" I want to start. When I say "business" I of coarse mean some sort of DIY project of mine that I want to sell. I always seem to get overwhelmed with the idea and just stop... dead in my tracks of becoming a millionaire!
{at least I could hope}
So expect more of these little skirts...
because this time I'm going to do it!
{it might be on pause for a month or so... due to the trek back to Utah !... but it will happen... I promise!!}

Friday, August 28, 2009

staycation in Hollywood hills!
We had a little "staycation" in! If you know me I am one large and in-charge "star-struck"crazzie!
{ i scare myself} but, whatev!
will smith and vanilla holding hands! this picture... oh this picture... i disguised myself hoping paparazzi would find me ... it didn't happen! eh! next time i'll call ahead and let the pap know i'm coming. {no sightings yet! i really need rodeo drive, seems like there will be some there} but, honestly if you were a star would you go down Hollywood blvd ?...prob NOT!
may he rest in peace Everest found Mickey on Hollywood blvd.