Friday, October 31, 2008

Scentsy Catalog Party & Open House!

I am having a catalog Scentsy party!! For anyone that hasn't heard of the Scentsy Candles they are GREAT!!! My sister in law Jeni started a home business as a Scenty consultant. Ryan and I ordered a Scenty warmer and some bars of scented wax and our house smells DELICIOUS.

I thought this would be a good time to have a catalog party because of the holiday season. They make great gifts! The warmers are very stylish too!

Here is the website to check out the online catalog or if you would like to place an order online. You can just click on PLACE AN ORDER, then select my name and you will be able to order from my catalog/basket party.

For those of you who live by me, I have 18 of the 80 plus scents at my house, and you can see how well the product works, because I just got my warmer in the mail! Tuesday, November 4th I am having an open house from 5-7. Feel free to come on over! If you don't know where I live e-mail me or leave me a comment and I will get you directions.

Here is a little bit about the Scentsy candle warmers that got me so interested in them.

  • It is not warm enough to burn anyone if the wax spills

  • There is no fire! (Kade can't constantly ask me if he can blow out the fire)

  • There is no fire hazard

  • The warmers are stylish

  • You can change out the scents whenever you want, without having a bunch of candles everywhere, and finding a place to store them all.

  • Once you have a warmer the bars of wax are cheap and last 80 plus hours!

I could go on and on. Let me know if you have any questions or would like to come over. I have catalogs and samples! I am going to try and get all my orders in by November 8th.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

SaraJane's Baby Blessing

Jenna, SaraJane and I
A week ago Sunday I got the privelidge to go to my best friend Jenna's ward and watch her beautiful baby girl, SaraJane's aka Baby Jane (that is what Kade calls her) baby blessing. She was so beautiful in her pretty white dress! I got the opportunity to help Jenna pick it out and I even got to help her try it on.

I had to post this one too, because she has a half smile!

SaraJane holds a special place in my heart, because of the closeness Jenna and I had being pregnant at the same time. She is like a daughter to me. Her and Kooper were only due a few days apart and went through many milestones together. I am sure they were friends in heaven. As Jenna and I schemed to make our appointments on the same day, and meet for breakfast afterwards, went baby shopping and spent hours on the phone talking about the way we were feeling and what our babies were doing. I came to know SaraJane before the rest of the world met her. I talked to her a lot as Jenna talked to Kooper a lot too.

She has such a sweet spirit and is such a sweet baby. I love to look at her and see the milestones Kooper would be going through. She is a blessing to everyone she meets.

When Kade saw her he instantly wanted to hold her and told me she was a princess. He has a special place in his heart for Baby Jane. It is funny when he is around her always worrying when she cries and wanting to help feed her a bottle or just looking at how cute she is. He would be a great big brother to Kooper. He brings up Kooper a lot around Baby Jane. He doesn't fully understand where Kooper is, except for when we visit him it is where his headstone is and when we ask him where he is, he says he is with Heavenly Father and Jesus. That is good enough for me.

Just today while he was taking a bath he held up the octopus bath toy and said, "it's Kooper" and Ryan said, "no Kooper's not an octopus" and I had to remind Ryan that we got the bath toys as a shower gift to Kooper. And when Kade found them after Kooper died I told Kade they were Kooper's but he could have them.

Kade has a great memory of his little brother. He loves to go into Kooper's room and sit in the rocking chair. When he gets a new toy he always tells me that he will share it with Kooper. So even though Kooper's not here, Kade is a great big brother and enjoys getting all the practice he can on Baby Jane!

I am sad that I didn't get to pick out a blessing outfit for Kooper or get to watch his Daddy bless him. But Jenna helped pick out his burial outfit which was basically a blessing outfit. She shopped around everywhere with her mom looking for the perfect one. Sending me tons of pictures until we found it, so in a way I guess I did pick it out and it was perfect. He was so handsome! They would have made a cute little couple!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Poor Cricut!

I just have to say that I am soooo bummed. If anyone can help me please do. I have a Cricut di-cutting machine. I used it this afternoon 1 time and then I turned it off so Kade wouldn't mess with it. Went back to use it again and when I push the power button the button lights up but the main screen doesn't :(

So if anyone knows how to fix it please help! It is no longer under warranty and to be honest I haven't used it all that much lately.

So anyhow just wanted to complain!

UPDATE!!! I just called cricut and I am getting it replaced...YEAAAAAAH!!!! I hadn't used it in so long and was so worried it was going to cost a fortune to fix. But either it was under warranty still, or it was a defect that was covered!

I am happy now!


Today I got to get out of the house and do some scrapbooking. I just wanted to share how cute Kade was when he was one! I miss him at that age, he couldn't talk very well so I didn't here any mean things come out of his mouth except for an occasional cry and the word No, but now when he says the word No, he means it and says it in a much ruder way! Oh the joys of boys!!! As much as he can drive me CRAZY, I love him so much and wouldn't change a thing about him!

First B-day

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I have a confession...

For those of you who don't know I love to read. I have always loved to read especially mysteries and love stories! I love Mary Higgins Clark and Nicholas Sparks. When my younger sister Ashley came to visit this summer she was reading alot. I asked her what she was reading, I don't remember at the time which book it was but it was a Stephenie Meyer book from the Twilight series. I asked her what it was about, and she told me. Vampires?! I was definately uninterested. She kept telling me that it was really good. I had run into a few people who had asked if I had ever read the series (this was around the time that the fourth book would be coming out). Everyone I had talked to only said how great the books were. I never heard a bad comment on them.

When I frist started blogging and looking at others blogs I learned that lots of people loved this series. I had been looking for a good book, that I was sure to like. So I asked my sister to mail hers to me to read. She sent me the book about two weeks ago. I read the first few pages of the first chapter and I was totally not into it. I couldn't get past those first few pages knowing this book is about vampires. It seemed so stupid. How could this be any good. I hate fiction and sci-fi books and movies, how could I like this?

So Saturday I was so bored and really wanted to read, but was too lazy to go to the store or library. I grabbed the 500 page book and began. I figured I would read the first few chapters and then if I still wasn't interested I wouldn't waste my time.

I got a few chapters in and as I realized that the main character wasn't the vampire and that she was smart and didn't at the time really beleive in vampires I was hooked! The love story and the mystery in the begining of what and who Edward really was intrigued me. I feel kind of bad today because for most of the day I had ignored Kade and when Ryan got home from work I didn't pay much attention to him. I stopped every once in a while to eat and to pay a little attention to my family but I just couldn't put the book down. I had escaped into my own world and had some much needed "me time". By midnight I kept telling myself one more chapter, but the book just kept getting better and better! As I kept telling myself one more chapter I realized there were only a few chapters left. I finished the book and when I was done it was 2:38 am.

It has been a while since I had read a book. And I have to confess I am now on the Twilight bandwagon. I loved the book and can't wait to start the next one!

I figured every other person out there has posted their love for the book, why not me?
I realized that sometimes you have to give things you didn't think you were interested in a chance.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

3 Months...

As October 11th comes and goes I think of how fast the past 3 months have flown by. I think of how Kooper would be outgrowing his cute outfits I had picked out and growing into the bigger ones. Especially the one that his Daddy picked out for him. The weather is changing and as Ryan, Kade and I put on our long sleeve shirts and pants tonight it reminded me of "the outfit" It has a story behind it and is still hanging in the closet. And yes that is the receipt behind it!
Soon after we found out we were having a boy. We went to Dillards and Ryan insisted that Kooper needed this outfit. I didn't want to spend $50.00 on an outfit that is going to get spit up on and ruined, and it really isn't worth $50.00. So one afternoon I talked Ryan into taking it back to Dillards. We get to Dillards and their system is down. You can't return or buy anything at that point. We decide we will walk around the mall and then come back. We went back a few hours later and the system is still down. Ryan has now convinced me that it is meant to be. Kooper needed that outfit for sure.

So the outfit still hangs in the closet. Waiting. I don't know what I will ever do with it. Maybe if we have a boy down the road he will get to wear it. But for now, I guess I will share it with all of you, because that may be the only time Ryan will get to show off "the outfit" he bought especially for his son, Kooper.

I miss him so much that I can't even describe it. Out of all the poems we have read or friends and family have shared with us, this is our favorite! Thanks Jenna for finding it.

If He Could Tell You…..

I’m sure if he could tell you, “Thank You,” he would. I’m sure he would want you to know that he loved being a part of your lives even though brief. He remembers the belly rubs, soothing sounds of your voices, and the adrenalin of wanting him so badly.

I’m sure if he could, he’d tell you..he’s with you forever. He will remember you both in his own angelic way, watching over you, holding onto your souls with his little hands and never releasing. He’s all around you, touching your thoughts and hugging your memories. He smiles and laughs to comfort you each day you feel sad. He’s happy for your strength and needs your hope to help him fly.

I’m sure if he could tell you, “Thank You,” he would, For all the powerful love, for remembering him, for holding him when he was born and missing him when he became your angel. He knows he is your combined, manifested pure love and he is your hope.

He’s the light in your window, he’s the hope in your heart, he’s the baby angel that throws the first snowflake upon your face- his kiss to Mommy and Daddy. Just know that the smiles on your faces help him get through his day, too, and he knows you love him, knows you miss him, and wants you to know that he’s watching over you both. If he could tell you. I know he would.

-Author Unknown
We love and miss you so much Kooper. Mommy and Daddy are proud of you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


So today after we went to the cemetery we were on our way home and I saw the Westgate shopping center by the Cardinal's Football Stadium and told Ryan I thought we should go check it out. It is pretty cool. It will be nicer when they get more stores. We walked around and enjoyed the cooler weather that we have been blessed with this week. Unfortunatley the splash pad was closed so Kade didn't get to get wet!

Kooper's Headstone

the cemetery to see our sweet Kooper. I was a little disappointed that I didn't receive a call from them saying that they had placed his headstone YESTERDAY. This afternoon we decided to call them and ask what the status was and it was done. I was so excited and nervous to see his marker. It turned out really nice. It looks alot better in person. The wording and the temple stand out much more in person. I am not sure why the white speckles stand out so much in the picture.

On the way to the cemetery I was overcome by the spirit. I could feel it so strong I started crying, not because I was sad, but because I knew in my heart that Kooper knows how much I love him and how much I wish he was here in my arms. To make fun memories with our family and play with his big brother Kade. I know that one day we will be together as a family and we will have plenty of time to make fun memories.

Father and Son

I took this picture last night. Love my boys!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Acrylic Album

A few weeks ago I went to a scrapbook convention with Kerry and Amy from my ward. It was tons of fun. I wish I had lots of money to buy all the cute things that were there. I came across this cute acrylic Halloween album and told myself, "No you have spent more than enough money today." So while Kerry and Amy spent time looking in that booth I stayed back and thought I would keep myself from buying. So to keep me busy I called Ryan. I told him how good I was being by staying back and not tempting myself by looking at it. Then Kerry decided to buy it. I really wanted it so I justified it saying, "It will be just like a Halloween decoration. I can put it out with all my Halloween stuff and then put it away every year." So after much contemplation I bought it! I never regreted it since, so that's always a plus since I am an impulse buyer! Ask anyone in my family. I usually return 50% of the things I purchase. Unless it is food for the family!

So Kerry, Connie (Kerry's best friend), and I got together today to put together our cute albums. It was tons of fun and now I feel like I have accomplished something today! My album is a progressive one. I am going to add a photo every year. It all starts with Kade's first Halloween. There are a few pages that aren't complete because I have to wait for the picture first, but I thought I would show it off.

Kade's 1st Halloween as Tigger!

Kade's 2nd as a skeleton and 3rd as Buzz Lightyear!

His 3rd Halloween decorating pumpkins!

Below are all the unfinished pages.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Our Little Family

I haven't gotten to spend much time with Kade and Ryan since I started my new job. I love my new job, but I miss my boys! Here is a picture from Thursday night before I went to work. Grandma Anita was visiting from Montana and took a little family picture. Kade enjoyed getting spoiled by Grandma!