Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween this year! Oaklee was the cutest cupcake I've ever seen! :) We went with our cousins Easton and Lincoln to Grandma Heidi's school (Eaglecrest Elementary) and watched the kids Halloween parade. It's always fun to see all the creative costumes. Then we went and trick or treated Lehi Main Street with Grandma SheRie, Great Grandma Wagner, Aunt Carlene, my cousin Cally, and her cute girls Brinlee and Reagan. I never knew they did the trick or treating on main street, but it was super fun and just the right amount for the little kids. :) Later we trick or treated around our new neighborhood which was a good way to meet all our neighbors. Nyx, our puppy, came around with us and Derek enjoyed all the comments about his "beautiful dog". Haha he really is a pretty dog though!

We had a ton of trick or treaters and ran out of candy way fast, we ended up turning our lights off after that! Next year I'll have to buy a lot more candy. We wouldn't have ran out so fast if Derek didn't give kids 3 candy bars each! He's way too nice:)

Oaklee LOVED all the "canny" she got and got sick by the end of the night, we had to hide her candy. It was way too hard to say no to such a cute little face!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our new home

Most of you already know this, but over the summer Derek and I built our first home! It was a crazy, fun, awful, stressful, exciting experience! There were SO many decisions to be made and often times something didn't get done quite right(to my standards) or they didn't get something done when they said it would be done. I've learned that the latter is just to be expected from construction workers! Nothing ever got done when they said. In fact, our house was suppose to be finished and ready for us to move in July 17....HA that's a laugh! July 17 came and went, they told us it would be the beginning of August. Well that came and went too, as did the end of August! They eventually finished and we moved in September 15! Better late than never I guess. We LOVE living here, it's amazing!

Its in Saratoga Springs and Talons Cove golf course is our backyard. We're on the second hole if that matters to anyone. :) We love our neighborhood, its really quiet and we don't have hardly any traffic which is what we really wanted in a neighborhood. Our house sits on 1/3 acre which will have sod by the end of next week! Yay no more dirt/mud in my house!

I've taken a ton of pictures of the house so you can see, but I haven't gotten much to the decorating. I'm still trying to get a feel for my house and what I want the colors/decor to look like. But I am totally open for suggestions, I NEED ideas people! I have never dealt with decorating this much space before, I'm just used to all the little apartments/houses we've lived in up until now.

I'm blogging from my phone for the first time ever, so I'm not sure how all the pics will be layed out but I'll explain some of the house the best I can. It's a 2 story house. The main floor has an entry, office, master bedroom and bathroom, living room, dining area, kitchen, mud room, bathroom, and a laundry room. The upstairs has a bathroom, and 4 bedrooms. There is also a full unfinished basement which will have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, a cold storage, another storage room, and a theater room. We also have the 3 car garage, plenty of room for that boat that we WILL (someday) own. :) The pic of the big wooden door is the door to the master bath and is a sliding barn style door that Derek and I made, it turned out really good! We still need to put the handle on it though. hope you enjoy all the pics!
                                     Oaklee's room

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oaklee's first Birthday and a picture disaster

   So here is one of the (many) blog post I will be doing to get up to date with my blog, if that ever happens. :) Oaklee turned one on May 12, 2012 (forever ago!) and we had a kneaders breakfast with our little family, and later that day had some family over for cake and ice cream! I made Oaklee a pink and white flower cake that had a tutu around it, it turned out so good! I was super worried since I really haven't done a whole lot of baking. I will have to find a couple pics from the party.

We also decided to get some family pictures taken since the last ones were a while ago. was a DISASTER!! Oaklee was so aweful, I dont even know what the dealio was with her. Seriously...bawling....screaming....mess! Luckily we made it through the shoot alive and there were a couple that turned out ok(i guess) but I dont totally love them. oh well. Oh and Oaklee decided she would stick her tongue out the WHOLE time. She never really does that, she was just in a weird mood that day I guess!

 Oaklee digging into her cupcake!
                                                             she loved the cake for about 10 seconds :/
 You seriously should have seen the mess Oaklee left after this one for the photographer to clean up! I felt really bad....Oaklee, me, Derek, and the photographer were all covered in pink frosting... oh and the floor too!
 sad Birthday girl!
 No one likes frosting in their eyes :(
 family pic!
 Very first pic of the shoot, she was still happy!
 Second pic...then it was all downhill from there! this is my favorite though

 heres the tongue
 and again! there is about 57 more like this one! funny girl
 Cute hubby


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

And WHY did I create a blog again??

Umm... If any of my few followers haven't noticed I haven't blogged in about, oh....3 or 4 months. Ya I suck at this whole thing I am finding out! It's so time consuming collecting all of my pics from the cannon, iphone, facebook, etc. getting them ALL on the same computer, oh and good luck trying to get my laptop to think any faster than the speed of smell. Then once I finally get that done I have to actually write the post....hmmm. Im wondering if there is something that I am missing or not doing right lol because some people that blog do it like everyday and its just no biggie, wtf. Maybe if my computer didnt suck so bad. Im actually using hubbys work laptop since I couldnt get mine to work (thanks Der!) I wish I could blog from the ipad, I would probably update a lot more often just because literally the ONLY time I open my laptop is to blog! lol anyway....that was my random spill and frustrations about THAT. Oh and this post isnt going to be updating on everything that you have missed the last few months. I'm going to have to do that tomorrow when I have more time and patience.

SOOoo much has happened since April or whenever my last post was. On May 12 my baby girl turned ONE YEAR OLD! I cant believe how the time flew. She is getting so big, I just cant believe it. We had a fun birthday party with family and she loved her cake and new toys. :) I promise I will post pics of all this fun.

 Not sure if i mentioned it or not but to anyone that may not know we are currently in the process of building our first HOME!! We are building in Saratoga Springs right by the Lake and Talons Cove golf course, our backyard is on the 2nd hole. Its a super fun and exciting process and I have lots of pics to share as the process goes on and I will try my best to get them all on here so you can see the progress!! It has also been a super super stressful thing too....dealing with contractors and things going WRONG or NOT the way they were suppose to be! But I will get more into that later. I tell ya I am losing hair over this people. Anyone that knows me, especially my husband and family will tell you I am a worrier, and this is just no bueno! I will tell you that our move in date was suppose to be July 21....and now its been pushed CLEAR back to September 1....yup I'm pissed..But the house will be so nice once its done(as long as the builder does what he is suppose to) My uncle Mike has been or realtor through this whole adventure and can I just tell you how awesome he is? He has put up with so much of my crazyness and working out all the kinks and miscommunications with the builder, he has been fantastic!

Welp, I was originally planning on posting a huge long post tonight with pictures of all the updated events, but....I'm still trying to get the pictures situated so I will work on that tomorrow and hopefully get them up here. Derek really wants me to be better about blogging lol and he couldnt believe that I hadnt posted anything yet about the house. lol so I better get on that!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ten Months Old

Yup, you read that title right....TEN months old?! When did that happen? I swear it seems like Baby O should only be 3 or 4 months still. lol and I can't believe she is almost one year old. That is just crazy!

At 10 months old Oaklee:
weighs 21 pounds 8 ounces (about the same as her cousins Jet and Jax who are 21 months! Yes she is a chunk....and I LOVE it)
has the prettiest blue eyes I have ever seen (she got that from daddy)
waves bye-bye
loves peak a boo
loves reading books
blues clues
her "baba"
HATES baby food (she is much too big for that, or so she thinks)
fish crackers
likes when daddy throws her up in the air
playing with her cousins (she thinks she is one of the big kids)
bath time
AND she has been WALKING!!! She still is walking short distances and crawling most of the time but she is walking! crazy.