Is it really the end of December?!

The last couple of weeks have been very busy and pretty emotional... As soon as Gordon accepted his offer and we knew we were moving to Utah it seems like December has come and gone without time to breathe!! We spent 4 days looking for a house and realized that living in Utah is NOT going to be cheap... We put a deposit down on a town house and after we got home it just didn't feel right so we continued to look and found the house we are in now which has been a blessing. (pictures to come in January) Moving meant that we needed to get our house ready to rent. We have renters in the basement so we decided to rent the top as well. So... we moved everything out of our house and into an enclosed trailer in our drive way for 2 weeks while we painted, carpeted, repaired and cleaned... I don't think I have been this stressed out in a LONG time!! We refinished our hardwood floors in the living room when we moved into the house 3 years ago, but decided carpet would be better for renters...
We planned to put carpet in our bedroom eventually, but of course NOW it happens :)

Our house was such an obstacle course!! Yes I still cooked in here for 2 weeks!! Yikes.

Thank you so much to Gord's family and our friends that helped us!!
We LOVE you and appreciate all you do.

Take a look at the

Pneumonia Scare
During the whole mess Tydon had a pretty bad cough and wasn't breathing too good so I took him to Urgent Care where the PA told me that he needed to be admitted to the hospital for pneumonia!! YES I was freaking out. We ended up taking him to the ER for a second opinion and they ended up giving him an antibiotic and sent him home. It all happened the same day as the Wood Family Christmas party, but we made it!

Tydon also had his FIRST visit to the DENTIST!!

My aunt Alison is a hygienist and was so good with him.
He was a big boy and left with a smile.
Love this kid!!

We are happy to be home for the holidays so we can spend time with family and friends before we officially move Utah.


In transition...

We made it to West Jordan safely and we are tackling the move in process... Thanks so much to all of you who helped us move. We are going to miss Pocatello and all of our friends and family, but we are looking forward to getting settled in our new home and hope you will all come and visit us soon!!

My FIRST tag!!

Christmas Tag
1. Wrapping paper or gift bag? wrapping paper

2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial with a Christmas scented candle ;)
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually right after Thanksgiving (not this year due to moving)
4. When do you take the tree down? Sometime in January or early February
5. Do you like eggnog? No WAY! SICK!!!!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? New sheets for my bed or my boom box
7. Hardest person to buy for? Gord-I like buying him cute clothes, but he wants toys!!
8. Easiest person to buy for? Tydon
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No, one day I want the Willow Tree set though
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? This is my first year to send out cards

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Used lotion
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Miracle on 34th Street
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? The day after Thanksgiving-BLACK FRIDAY!!
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I can remember...
15. Favorite thing to drink at Christmas? Apple Cider
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white
17. Favorite Christmas song? Oh Holy Night by Celine Dion
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Travel, we always stay at my parents on Christmas eve and go to Gordon's parents Christmas day.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course the most famous of all Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree or star? Star
21. Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Pajamas Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The stress that comes with such a special holiday
23. What do you want for Christmas this year? To finally be settled into our new place in Utah.
I tag everyone that still believes in Santa Clause.
Merry Christmas!!!


Thanksgiving and we are on our way...

This year for Thanksgiving we went to St George, UT with a couple of Gordon's brothers and a sister and their families. It was a blast!! It was fun to experience some warm weather and swim outside Thanksgiving weekend.

We had our meal catered this year... kinda crazy I know, but well worth it when you are on vacation.
One day we met up with one of Gordon's mission buddies and I went and had a pedicure with the girls while the boys went golfing.

Later that night we went for ice cream.

Gordon golfed 3 times while we were there!! Of course it wore him out.
I am so grateful for family and friends. We are also happy to announce that we are moving to WEST JORDAN, UT. The decision has been made and we are moving NEXT WEEK!! Crazy and exciting.


Okay LADIES....

I have been traveling a lot lately and usually pack for a week or so at a time... I LOVE my accessories and don't leave home without them. The only problem is that they are usually all a mangled mess by the time I'm ready to wear them.
So... I've found a solution to our problems!!
You can pack for 8 days with this handy organizer. There are 3 pockets in each section for your rings, bracelets, and earrings (24 total pockets)... and room for bigger items in the middle.
Once you're done you just pull the strings and you have a little sack full of your ORGANIZED accessories!!

Now I need YOUR opinion... would you use this?!? Should I start advertising these??
Your comments are GREATLY appreciated.


For that Lil' Cowboy...

I had a special order for a Cowboy changing pad this week. I used some left over material that I used to make Gordon's nieces' pillow cases.
I love this brown minkee it is soo soft and matched perfect!!The back of the wipe case has a brown elastic for diapers on the go...
I'm also VERY excited to announce that I will be posting a NEW addition to my projects Friday night... get ready LADIES this one is for you!!

Fruit Pizza... YUM!!

I have a true love for this Yummy dessert. Gordon and I are finally HOME for a minute and we NEEDED groceries. We decided to visit Cosco for the first time since it opened in Pocatello. I have to say it is FABULOUS!! We have never spent sooo much $$$ on groceries at one time. It was kinda breath taking, but well worth the yummy treats. Their produce selection is amazing and I couldn't help myself when I saw all the fresh fruit. It was a good excuse to make Fruit Pizza for dessert last night.

My mouth starts to water just looking at the pictures again :)

I've posted the recipe on SewnThings if you can't help yourselves...

The Baby Boutique

I finally set up my display at the Baby Boutique in Idaho Falls.
I'm really excited and relieved to finally have them there on display. I've added a few new patterns... check them out on SewnThings


A weekend to remember...

Friday night we were at Gordon's parents house and Gordon's nephew Braxton was playing with Tydon. He put him on his shoulders and some how during the dismount he hurt Tydon's arm. Tydon is pretty tough, but this time we knew he was really hurt. He started crying and holding his arm and didn't want anyone to touch it. I took him in the bathroom and put a band-aid on it (it's the cure all lately), but that didn't help so I knew something was really wrong. He just kept screaming and holding his arm so we decided to take him into the hospital to make sure it wasn't broken. We got there at 8pm and they didn't waist anytime getting us right in. Tydon caused a lot of attention so it sped things up. The doctor came in and felt his arm, gave it a little tug and told us to wait a few minutes to see if that helped. He was excited to get some Juice (Motrin) from the nurse, but didnt' want to have anything to do with x-rays. That's when we knew he was going to be okay because he resisted the radiologists like no other...
In the end he had a dislocated elbow and was good to go. He made friends with the nurse with candy real quick and we were on our way by 8:30pm!

It was just a quick reminder of how fragile kids arms can be and that accidents still happen...


I spent the day making blessing booties for Tydon's neice Mamie....I have the link to the pattern on my sewnthings blog if you're interested.

She looked soo adorable on her blessing day...
Daddy and Mamie...
I love seeing new babies receive a blessing. This was an exciting day for Gordon's brother and their family.

Tydon's Sacrament Coloring Book
Instructions for this MESS FREE church themed coloring book can be found on my sewnthings blog.


A weekend away...

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go with my Grandma Janaye - AKA "Great" - to Seattle. I had never been there before so I was anxious to see it in real life. Mostly because I'm addicted to Grey's Anatomy and wanted to see the HUGE city! I just have to say that the Fall colors there are AMAZING!! Reds and yellows like you wouldn't believe.
We rented a black Dodge Charger... fun car!! It was soo fast. Good thing I don't own this car :)
This is the key you use to drive this Beast... weird, huh?! It's plastic!
and we stayed at the Marriot in Tacoma where parking was $10 a night or $14 for valet!! Yikes.
We got there Saturday evening and went to a yummy restaurant in Tacoma called Johnny's Dock. This was the view from our seat...
My grandma had to go to Market on Sunday so I tagged along. LADIES this is where the store owners go to pick out their clothing for the upcoming seasons... It was so interesting. I got a sneak peak at what is coming to stores near you for Spring and Summer!!
From there we went downtown Seattle to eat dinner. The valet boys told us about a good place on the pier called the Crab Pot.
The menu was pretty funny...
Dinner is dumped on a huge piece of paper right on your table!! We had King Crab legs with corn on the cob and red potatoes. It was AWESOME!!
Monday morning we woke up, got ready and drove back downtown Seattle for a day full of shopping. We started in Nordstrom's at 10:30am and ate breakfast in their cafe. From there we shopped ALL DAY!! The Nordstrom's there is 5 levels!! Seattle reminds me of a mini New York. Even their Gap was 3 levels!! I could NOT believe how crazy it was on a Monday!! I had to take a picture of the policeman on his horse.

Well... we finally headed home around 6pm that night!! My feet hurt at the end of the day and we were extra hungry!! We ate dinner at Olive Garden and had the BEST dinner I have had from there. If you're a fan of shrimp try their Grilled Shrimp Caprese.It was to die for!!
I have to say that a GPS is a must when you are in a foreign city!! This thing saved us a LOT of time and hassle.

So long Seattle... until next time!

Thanks Grandma for a SUPER fun weekend!! It was sooo much fun to get away for a minute and spend time with you. Love ya.

Halloween 08

This Halloween was so much fun. Tydon was able to experience his first Halloween carnival and Trunk-or-Treat. Some of the local cousins gathered at Grandma's house for pictures...
Tydon had a BLAST with his cousins and couldn't stop talking about being a Football player!!


Happy Birthday Tydon!!

This month has been full of several Birthday parties for Tydon. We started this week off at my parents to celebrate my brother (16) and Tydon(2)...
Yesterday was Tydon's official Birth-day!! I can't believe how fast time flies. He had such a fun day... He was sooo excited to dress up like a FOOTBALL PLAYER. He had 8 little friends show up and we were so excited to get pictures of them all dressed up!
They were ALL sooo cute!!
The weather was PERFECT for us so the kids played outside....

We ALWAYS forget to get the video camera out for stuff... but Gord got a little bit this time.
After all of Tydon's friends went home we headed over to Tyler and Heidi Hill's for AWESOME homemade Chilli and to celebrate some more birthday fun for Tyler and Tydon.

It was such a fun day!! I love this time of year and look forward to many more Halloween/Birthday parties for Tydon.
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