Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Holidays...

...Happy Holiday Shopping!

I so look forward to Thanksgiving for the yummy food and great quality time spent with my family. But, I have to admit, as soon as that newspaper comes on Thanksgiving, I am at the kitchen table poring over the ads and outlining my shopping strategy for the next morning, early! This year it's even easier...Walmart's Black Friday ads are now online.

Click HERE to see the ads for Orem, which is where I'll be! It looks like they are having some screaming deals this year! And, here's a little secret, if you see a fantastic deal in another store's ad that you know you can find at Walmart, you can price-match it! Simply take the store's ad in and match exactly the item that you want. Worked for me last year! And it will save you time driving all over town.

(The only catch is that they won't price-match anything that isn't during the shopping times of the store to match with. Does that make sense? For example, if I wanted to price-match a doll that's on sale at Target for $10, but Target doesn't open until 6 am, I can't buy it at Walmart until 6 am.)

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Loved It!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cache Rocks!

We love Cache County!

It is where we:
moved when Abbie was 8 months old
bought and finished our beautiful "sun" home
had our second baby, Christian
finished Laren's bachelor's degree
were hired by CES
lived in a hotel
sent Abbie to preschool

It's also the place that Abbie chose to do her "County Fair" report. Researching that fabulous county, we learned much that we didn't know and now we consider ourselves professional Cache County lovers!Here she is explaining different places of interest to fellow students. She had all the right answers!We sure hope we get an A on this project!Don't get us wrong...we love Utah County as well, but there will always be a little piece of our hearts "cached" in Cache County!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

62 is gorgeous!

My fabulous mom had her 62nd birthday on Friday. We celebrated by a Skype call to Thailand, a delicious family-friendly dinner at IHOP......and then a chocolatey chocolate-topped chocolate cake back at the house. My birthday present to my mom (wait...maybe that should be LAREN'S present to my mom which benefited me and Abbie as well) was a pedicure! We had such fun visiting together while our feet were pampered in a hot, bubbling waterbath! I adore spending time with my mom. She truly is a fantastic mother, grandmother, and friend.I LOVE YOU, MOM!And my kids kinda like you, too!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Me & My Girls

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Yes, it's a little late, but such is my life. Here are some pix of the kids in their Halloween costumes. We had such a great time at the city's Trunk or Treat and then later Mimi and Papa joined us trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.The weather was fantastic, the kids got TONS of treats, and we watched "E.T." afterwards! What a great night!

Friday, November 7, 2008



Wednesday, November 5, 2008



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cloud Nine

That's where I've set up camp since hearing that not one, but BOTH of my amazing, wonderful, and fabulous sisters are going to be coming home to Utah! And not just to visit...they're coming for good!!!

(Pause to jump up and down and do the Happy Dance!)

I adore my sisters!