December 20, 2011
December 14, 2011
none of them revolve around us getting a baby....for those curious ones.
1.) I made whipping Cream.
Yes you read that right, I just whipped up some cream.
I have NEVER turned on my Kitchen Aid for whipping cream and by golly I liked it!
2.) After 4.5 years of living in our house I finally used a Pomegranate from our
We usually ignore the huge red bulbs on the tree.
This tree just came with our house and we let our friends come and take em.
I found a recipe that called for pomegranates.
It was fun to go out and pick a piece of fruit off our tree and actually use it!
Posted by Erin at 4:40 PM
November 26, 2011
Oh how I love Romney. He is good to me and works really hard for us!
Alison is pretty boss.
She taught me to dance for my first dance.
If you have seen the movie HITCH then you can picture my first dance lesson.
I love all my little babies.
4.) MAGNUS' great behavior this past week.
Magnus did awesome on his dogcation.
He was a hit with all the kids.
They never left him alone!
5.) My loving MOM!
I enjoyed hiking the emerald pools trail in Zion with my mom.
All the little ones ran up the mountain and it was nice to walk and laugh with just her
and take in the beauty.
we went deep into the bowels of the earth with glow sticks, and neon light rings.
I'm grateful that Romney welcomed me to the other side of the hole cause he was able to
catch my pants before I was really embarrassed.
We had a blast exploring the red sand everyday.
Everyday we experienced something new.
It was beautiful and we can NOT wait to go back!
We haven't been together in a very long time.
It was so nice to have all my siblings in one room.
It was fun to hear laughter from all ends of the table.
I am grateful for my family
and so grateful I was able to spend a great week with them!
Posted by Erin at 9:37 PM
November 14, 2011
Posted by Erin at 6:38 PM
November 4, 2011
I took Magnus on a walk in between storms while Romney worked on the garage.
This is our BIG project at the moment.
He is building custom cabinets and things are looking awesome!
Romney loves all the fun tools he "had" to buy for this project.
I like the tool that makes all the tiny holes in the wood,
I just love being able to adjust the height of all the shelves.
Pretty soon there will be a place for everything.
and EVERYTHING will be BEHIND doors.
Posted by Erin at 12:33 PM
October 31, 2011
and I was mature enough
to go to the TRUNK or TREAT at my church.
I did soooo good!
I cuddled next to my mamas feet and let kids jump on me and pet me all night.
B A T D O G .
I even snuck some candy that my friends dropped on the ground.
Posted by Erin at 11:15 AM
October 29, 2011
We had friends over and we laughed all night.
Posted by Erin at 10:23 AM
October 20, 2011
It was hard to choose.
There were 7 black great dane puppies running around
and they were adorable!
It was a random day and kind of a random purchase.
We didnt go fill up our gas tank with the intentions of following a man home to see his puppies.
So... we bought Magnus and brought him home in
an adult diaper box.
We have worked really hard trying to make him a good dog.
We're all about manners and being pack leaders.
If you don't know what that is ...watch the dog whisper.
Magnus loves kids....
he is getting waaaayyyyy better at not jumping on them!
Yes he has taken out a kid a time or two and
He gets BUSTED for it!
He loves trying to sit on the couch....trying is the key word.
And he sits on it the way we do.
Just his back side sits on the couch, and its super funny,
but we correct him and off he goes.
He can't relax unless I am relaxed.
He follows me around while I clean.
He goes up every step with me while I vacuum each stair.
He is scared of anything with wheels.
We really have to work with him to NOT be scared.
He has the loudest bark and it makes me jump every time.
He doesn't use his voice very often so when he does, it's a good one.
He thinks every dog is his friend.
He leans all his weight on your legs while you are standing.
He hugs you while on walks.
He gets stopped daily by everyone to be pet while on those walks.
We have thoroughly loved having Magnus.
He is just so sweet.
And I have broken all my promises that I made a year ago ( see here )
I treat him like a kid and I call him baby.
I can't help it.
He is part of the family!
Posted by Erin at 8:52 AM
October 16, 2011
Every year we sign up for crafty things...because that is what girls do.
We like crafts.
Anyway, I am excited for the
countdown for Christmas that I made
Posted by Erin at 12:57 PM
October 12, 2011
We ordered dessert and hashed out this years cast on
T H E A M A Z I N G R A C E.
It was hard because no one is sticking out as
These are the remaining 9 teams.
We drew numbers off a salad plate...
We got number one BUT we were able to trade with the number two slot.
Jeremy and Sandy - dating
Justin and Jennifer -annoying siblings
We got second and seventh pick:
Andy and Tommy-snowboarders
Liz and Marie- twins
and lets not leave out the Lauritzens'.
They showed up for dessert and they wanted in...
they didn't get to draft, they just got the left over team that
no one wanted.
So our newest draft friends get:
Bill and Cathi-Ma and Pa.
1.) It is stashtober with the fire department and that explains Romney new look.
2.) We didn't dress up for the draft, it was stake conference Saturday night.
3.) I am fully aware that my face is very round.
growing up, I wasn't called me applehead for nothin.
Good luck drafting buddies.
Posted by Erin at 3:47 PM
October 9, 2011
We babysat our niece and nephews this past weekend.
It was also General Conference weekend.
And this is what our jammie wearing weekend looked like.
Posted by Erin at 1:14 PM
October 7, 2011
We love it!
We take Magnus out a few times a week to explore the great out doors.
He LOVES chasing all rabbits and squirrels.
He's totally getting faster and faster.
Someday he'll catch one and not know what to do with it....
What do you do to wear out your dog?
Posted by Erin at 4:36 PM
October 5, 2011
We spent a few days up there.
Mom and I spent some time at Tai Pan for new Halloween decorations,
Dad and Romney installed new cabinets in dads office.
One day we rented some fun little gadgets and headed up to the
We had a blast!
It was gorgeous to see red sand all around us.
No one was out there but us.
After getting stuck we set up camp and had an A W E S O M E
The C O L D fruit and drinks never tasted so good.
Posted by Erin at 6:44 PM