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who done it????????

September 29th, 2010
well we have a mystery in our home that has been impossible to solve due to an extremely good liar. on sunday asher asked me to brush his hair before church and while i was doing it, i noticed that there was a patch of hair that had been cut off right on his crown. i asked him who cut his hair and he looked me right in the eyes and said, "lily cut my hair!" i then proceeded into lily's room and asked her and she will swear up and down that she didn't do it. i have tried asking asher in every way possible if it was him and not lily but he is sticking to his guns that she did it. who am i suppose to believe?????

fortunately it is a boys hair and not on the crown of lily's head but i don't want my children cutting their own or even their siblings hair. i can only imagine what will happen to this little baby to be if it is a girl and the kids think it is funny to cut hair.

has anyone had this problem? do i ban them from scissors or just move on and hope that it doesn't happen again??? please help!!!!!

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asher sparks turns 3

June 14th, 2010
(birthday morning opening presents)

Happy Birthday little buddy! we only had a small family get together so no party pictures for him. we took him to red robin for dinner. we told them it was his birthday so they would sing to him and bring an ice cream sundae. when they arrived i thought it might scare him but he didn't even pay attention to the singing, he only had eyes for the sundae. he thought that was the greatest thing ever. i wish we got a picture of it.

asher is probably the cutest kid i know.
he loves his brother and sister
he calls lily "lil" which i think is really cute
a couple times a week he will wake up in the middle of the night and crawl in bed with me. he cuddles up to me and puts his arms around me for a couple of minutes and then gets out and goes back to bed. it makes me feel like he wakes up and just misses me and so he comes to get a momma fix. i love it.
the only way to get him to take a nap is to lay down with him.
he is always laughing or smiling.
he has the thickest and most awesome hair.
he can be pretty shy if he is around a bunch of new people.
he hates it when me or steven cry (well fake cry.) he gets so upset and will do anything you want to get you to stop.
i love that he kisses you if he bumps you or hurts you in any way.
whenever his kisses you, he follows it up with an eskimo kiss that he call a nosle (i am not sure how to spell this so if you want to know just ask)
he loves eating at the mall. anytime we go there he gets upset if we don't get him something to eat.
he likes to color in any coloring book and try to cut the pictures out. he fluctuates between using his left and right and i am not sure which one he's better with.
he loves puzzles, books, games, blocks and puzzles, puzzles, puzzles.
he jumps on and off everything
his favorite show is He-Man even though it was banned from our house because jack was getting too crazy with the swords because of it.
i love his dimples, his kisses and his smile
most of all, i love him!

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lily turns 6

May 26th, 2010
so my little baby turned six. i am late in writing this but at least it's here. lily loves dressing up, singing and dancing so i thought i would have a party and do just that. one of my friends came over and did the girls makeup and hair and then they got dressed up in some of the tutu's or skirts i made for the party. my friend also taught them how to walk a runway so we turned up the music loud and they showed what they were made of. it basically consisted of a lot of giggling and dancing and some fun poses. they were so cute, i could hardly stand it!


since lily is so small, all the girls thought it would be fun hold her in all of the pictures. they were pretty strong!


lily belle
you are beautiful
your smile can light up a room
you love crafts, drawing and anything artsy
singing and reading are your passions
i love watching you in church reading the hymns and trying to sing along
you have the best little trill when you sing (it makes your dad and i laugh at how cute you are)
you love your brothers and they adore you
that doesn't mean that you don't fight with them (or maybe just jack) like crazy
you can argue anything to death, it drives me insane but i think you got it from me
you love your grandmas and grandpas
you don't hold grudges (i am amazed at how quickly you forgive)
you love heavenly father and have faith he can help you
one time you were nervous about going to the dentist (nervous is an understatement, every time you had been before you would cry and scream the whole time.) well you decided the night before your appointment that you would pray for help. the next day you woke up and told me that you were ready for the dentist. you said you prayed and that things were going to be fine. you walked into the dentist and got into the chair and let them use the tools and take x-rays without so much as a peep. afterward, when i asked about your change you said well, i prayed and Heavenly Father helped me
i admire your faith and so does your dad
you bring so much love to this home and i am eternally grateful for you
love mommy

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Eclipse

March 11th, 2010
i haven't felt the desire to blog lately but since i saw this today, i thought i would share it. I can't wait! enjoy!

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this is me

December 12th, 2009
(lame pic of me but it is the most recent one i have)

so my friend carrie did this on her blog a while ago and i was inspired to do the same and started this narrative (poem) but couldn't finish it until tonight. maybe it was the glow of the christmas tree that got me going i'm not sure but here it is:

me
1 of 2
shy yet full of life
daycare, grandma's, family vacations
disneyland and hawaii
new york
determined
hard working
loyal
i'm a caller
i like to stay in touch
even though i'm far away
i like to feel
like i'm part of it all
wife
mother
friend
i will do anything for you
music moves me
but my children drive me
to be a better person
to try harder in life
to be a better wife
i'm a debator
but only if i feel you won't judge me
many an arguement
won and lost
at no cost
that's why
i love my husband
quick to prove a point
but also to say sorry
never go to bed mad
always wake
with a sleepy smile
even through trials
anxious
happy
tired
books devour me
or more like my time
i try to write
not books but songs
i'm forever indebt
to my Father
for pointing the way
to forever
thank you for blessing my life
with strife
with love
with family
with friends
because this is me
and i'm grateful

random and long i know but that is who i am i guess.

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one more random thing

December 10th, 2009
my friend trish (thanks) gave me this really cute fabric and i thought i would make a dress for lily. i think it turned out pretty cute. i used one of my patterns that is usually a tank dress and added a sleeve pattern from a different dress. lily wasn't very happy with me when i took these pictures because she had to go to school while me and the boys were going to hang out with my mom, thus the no smiling in the picture. this was the happiest i could get her to look, at least she wasn't crying in this one. i know the fabric is a bit 70's with the huge flower print but i thought it worked.



i thought the back was really cute with the random yellow button i happened to have laying around.

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random things

December 3rd, 2009


lily was invited to a birthday party for twins in her class that she was also in preschool with last year. they are really cute and lily was really excited to go until we realized that the party was on sunday and that she couldn't go. she was sad but when i told her that i would make them dolls she got really excited. she decided which print should go where and how the face should look. i am not sure if the girls have green eyes or not but lily insisted that they did. one of the twins has brown hair and one has blond which is why i gave them different hair. i thought they turned out pretty cute.


jackson drew this the other day then grabbed a piece of tape and put it on the wall. he then turned to me and said, "mommy, i just wanted to decorate!" i thought it was really cute.


i made this dress for lily and i actually liked how it turned out.

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lily and jackson

December 3rd, 2009
i have to say that i have been very grateful lately for how much these two love eachother. sure, they fight but they are also best friends. now that lily is gone at school every afternoon jackson and asher are having more time to spend with eachother and even though i know it makes jack a little sad to drop her off, he and asher are starting to really have fun together. the boys are starting to be a little more interested in boys things instead of always trying to do what lily wants. it is cute seeing my baby acting like a big boy doing puzzles, playing with light sabers and doing just about everything that jackson is. where does the time go???? so here is to my children loving eachother.



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lily and jackson

December 3rd, 2009
i have to say that i have been very grateful lately for how much these two love eachother. sure, they fight but they are also best friends. now that lily is gone at school every afternoon jackson and asher are having more time to spend with eachother and even though i know it makes jack a little sad to drop her off, he and asher are starting to really have fun together. the boys are starting to be a little more interested in boys things instead of always trying to do what lily wants. it is cute seeing my baby acting like a big boy doing puzzles, playing with light sabers and doing just about everything that jackson is. where does the time go???? so here is to my children loving eachother.



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recommendation

October 22nd, 2009
this is the first tv comedy in a while that has really made me laugh. steven and i watched the pilot episode on our plane flight to san francisco and it totally sucked us in. the following link will take you to the website where you can watch some episodes and see if you agree.

http://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family

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