Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The morning of Conference we got up fairly early to beat the crowds up the Alpine Loop for our annual fall drive! It was early but well worth it! There was hardly anyone up there and it was a beautiful drive!!! The kiddo's loved having the windows down and the music up...Cupcake saying "look we are in the jungle!" haha we kept telling her it was the Forrest but she liked calling it the jungle better! We got a few pics but totally were engulfed in the drive and forgot to stop at our favorite spot for one! We love this tradition and will do it forever! Later during Conference Cupcake was coloring a packet I made her to keep her busy and got a little carried away with a specific theme...lets see if you can figure it out...

Pretty sure she had her pirate party, that was happening the week after Conference, on her mind!!! (Pics to come soon) We all sure had a good Confe...rrrrr...ence!!

Monday, October 10, 2011


We always get so busy during the fall and this year is still no exception...! We had the opportunity to attend a dinner in Honor of all the Past Miss UVU's-UVSC's and also attend the Miss UVU pageant, it was a blast! They fed us amazingly and then had us walk the Red Carpet to our reserved seats before the show started and then brought us up on stage!! We for sure felt extremely special...So fun! The pageant was AMAZING! 20 contestants and it was held in the UCCU Events Center (old Mckay Events building) the stage and production were like a mini Miss America...Carly the new director did Amazing! Thanks for having all us old gals there!

Me and the hubby!Check SpellingDanica Miss Utah (she won as Miss UVU, where I judged her ;) ) and Me
Some of the "old" gals after the show...Me, Carly, Raych, and Val

All the formers that could make it! The oldest one was crowned in 1983!! Year I was born...crazy right! The newest being Danica who won Miss Utah!Cupcake with her first black eye...Her and her cousins got a little too rowdy! (kinda hard to see)My Mom found out about a princess day in her town and of course signed Miss Cupcake right up...and who else would we run into there none other than our lovely Danica!!

Me, Ash, and Jess

I was so excited to get to see my Bestie Ash last month at her Brother's wedding! She lives in Cali and I miss her dearly!

Erin (who is one of my best friends, and Jordan who is Daddy's best friend) met at our wedding and are married with one munchkin and just moved Alabama...we were happy to see them at her brother's wedding, haha yes another one, since they had been moved for about a month!

Last but not least this months annual Bunco group decided to have a Halloween theme...we all drew a character from a hat and that is who we had to dress up as! It was so fun and Jess did a great job hosting! There was a Smurf, Snooki, Zombie, Mobster, Flapper girl, Jazzersize instructor, Biker chic, 80's working girl, Greek Goddess, Minnie, Cowgirl, and a 50's housewife! What a blast! I have so much more to post but this is all for now...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"I was 3 and then I got big and turned 4!"

It was this little Miss Cupcake's birthday was this week and she is a whopping 4!!! I still can't quite believe that we have a four year old but man oh man we sure do love her! She is so bright, compassionate, funny, sensitive, caring, always wanting to learn, creative, artistic, musically inclined, and of course BEAUTIFUL!!!

She woke up to Me, Daddy, and Monkey singing her happy birthday...and then we headed down for her to get her new Hello Kitty bike! As you can see she loved it! All day she kept telling people that she got a Hello Kitty bicycle and that she is 4 now so she is big and can ride it!She had Preschool that day which she was excited about, I signed up to be the mystery reader (a fun little activity her teacher does) and I brought her fave book, who might I add we got from my darling cousin AshLee, I also asked the teacher if I could make treats...so what else than some gingerbread people!! This was a huge hit with the kiddos... After preschool I asked her where she wanted to have her bday lunch and the little miss thing picked Zupas...she is so cute! She loves the soup and chocolate strawberries! Then she got to go home and practice riding her new bike, and later had vocal lessons so since I am the teacher I decided to make some sprinkle treats to take along! Oh and the kids in her vocal class sang a fabulous rendition of Happy Birthday!
Next we went to a pumpkin patch to end our day...That is all she has been asking to do for the last two weeks! She loved it and picked her own pumpkin!This is her "cute pumpkin"...that's what she kept calling itHappy Birthday Cupcake!!! WE LOVE YOU and our lives would be meaningless without you!