Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Day

I love Christmas!! Torry and I stayed up until 2am on Christmas Eve getting toys ready for the next morning, but it was so worth it. Santa brought a pricess bicycle for Kate and a train table for Camden which were both total hits with the kids. Once Camden saw the train table he hardly wanted to open any other presents. And when we did get him distracted long enough to open a present, he would look at it and throw it over his back to start playing with his train. Torry's parents and Grandma came over for the big morning.

After we had Christmas morning we drove down to my parent's house where we opened gifts and had dinner. We put the kids to bed and played the funnest game... Wits and Wagers. If anyone needs a great game for a group of people, that is it! We tried to play a few weeks ago when we had some friends over for dinner but it was a bit distracting because we had kids running everywhere. But when we could sit and concentrate, it was a lot of fun.

For Christmas, Torry and I got a new 50" tv and an entertainment center. YEA!!! We needed one so bad. You can see on the bottom shelving unit that we are missing one of the boxes that the tv sits on (it came with 3) but one of them was broken. So for now we only have 2 until we return the 3rd tomorrow. my wedding ring suddenly stopped fitting several months ago. You would think that I gained a lot of weight, or that I was preggers, but nope! So for Christmas, Torry bought me a new wedding ring!!! Wahoo! It's beautiful and I love it. Such a good hubby. :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa Pics!

Sooooo, it's been awhile, eh? My new years resolution is to update our family blog more regularly. I will stick to this one!

We went to see Santa Clause today. Kate was so excited, we rehursed what we would say to Santa several times in the car on the way to the mall. #1: I've been a good girl. #2: I want a Princess bicycle.

Much to my surprise, Camden was so excited to see Santa! I was sort of expecting him to be scared of him. I think he's watched enough Christmas movies this year that he knows who Santa is.

Afterwards we went on the mall train. Yes, a train. It's a cute little 4 car train that drives down the middle of South Towne Mall on the bottom level. It's a little pricy ($3 bucks per person!) but my kids absolutely loved it. As we were sitting in the car, Kate would say "Chug-a-Chug-a" and Camden would finish and say "CHOO-CHOO!" It was really cute.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Day at the Park

Today the kids and I went to the park for a little bit. They absolutely LOVE being outside in this beautiful weather. Camden had more fun playing in the bark chips than he did swinging on the swings or sliding on the slide.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hanging out with the Stephenson Clan

(My siblings- from right to left Rob-23, Blake-21, Jenny-17)

Easter Egg Hunt

Coloring Easter Eggs

Jenny's Prom

The Wilcox fam went to my parent's house for Easter Sunday weekend. We were so lucky that as soon as we got there, my 17 year old sister, Jenny was just leaving for the prom, so we got to see her off! She looked gorgeous!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On a business note.....

So, I've decided I seriously need to figure out how to deal with stress when it comes to my business. I take things extremely personal, over-analyze, over criticize EVERYTHING and it's seriously driving me nuts.

For example- through my back end of my website there is a way to see who has found my site through other people's site's. (So, if you post my site on your site, your site name will show up on my backend that someone clicked on it through you.) So, I always enjoy going through these- many time blogspots-, looking through pictures of people's daughters wearing our products. Well, I went to one tonight and instead of the happy pictures I saw, I found her talking about how she wants to start making bows and posted a utube video on how to make them. She also posted links to our site showing how she "wants to make them look just like this:" Seriously??? SERIOUSLY???

Or if I go to church and I don't see at least one person wearing one of our bows, headbands or flowers I get all bent out of shape.

Why am I like that? I'm really considering calling Dr. Laura asking her how to deal when my blood starts to boil, my face turns red and steam comes out of my ears. Because it eats at me! And I want to just forget about it, and say, "Well, that's just part of owning a business". Why can't I do that???

On a happy note, we just added these car seat canopy's that I LOVE. They're online and at the kiosks right now. We don't make them (thank goodness!!!) but a local Utah company does.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Camden is Walking!

Camden has been walking like crazy the past week. While crawling is still his main mode of transportation, learning to walk has obviously become top of his priority list.

Kate & Boston Play Date

Boston is one of Kate's best friends. She is a year older than Kate, but they have so much fun together. It's so cute to watch their little imaginations grow. Her mom, Lindsi, and I trade off every other week hosting the play dates so the girls can have fun together and we each get a week to get things done that are normally more difficult with one extra kid.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Workin' Out

Camden's First Birthday Party!

LOL I just love this picture....Torry's parents gave Kate these glasses for Camden's birthday so she wouldn't feel left out. This picture is completely priceless.

Funny Hair

Camden has bed head! While I was taking pictures of his cute hair, I slipped a few in of Kate- before she has bangs. We cut bangs yesterday! I'll have to add some pictures when I get some.

Wilcox & Co.

What? Start my own blog? As if I have nothing better to do! After the internal tug-of-war over this issue I have lost the battle to the blog. So here you can find the latest with my family! I have a feeling this might be addicting!