Friday, October 17, 2008

Grandma Sycamore Bread!

For all of you that live in Utah, this is something that you see on a daily basis at the grocery store. That is not the case here in Tennessee. The bread here is terrible, we have tried every kind imaginable. I have stopped people in the grocery store numerous times to ask them what kind of bread they buy. Nothing that we have tried has even compared to Grandma Sycamore's. So to my surprise, my wonderful in laws brought two loaves of this wonderful bread with them on the plane when they came to visit. We are so excited about it, I know that its kind of sad, but it's true. So if you ever move from Utah make sure you stock up before you leave, I promise you will miss it. Does anyone who has moved away have any opinions on this? Also tell me what kind of bread you buy.

Locks of Love!

The first cut. You can see how long it is on the front on the cape.
Hope and Ms. Honey

For all of you that know Hope, she can be super caring. She decided on Sunday that she wanted to donate her long hair to Locks of Love. She donated her hair a couple years ago too, which was also her idea. We are soooo proud of her. We love that she cares enough about children with illnesses that she is willing to help them however she can, even at the age of seven. I took her to a really cute salon called Sweet and Sassy. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. They have miniature chairs with a flat screen tv at every station and they do manicures and pedicures. They do parties where you can dress up and walk the runway. They also have stuff to do karaoke and they have a little boutique shop as well. When her hair was done they sprayed glitter in it and put a little glitter star on her cheek. Hope is already planning her Birthday party and her Birthday is in May. I would also like to add that I payed under $20, so it was not expensive either. She ended up cutting off around 12 to 13 inches. She absolutely loves her new hair cut and I cannot get her to quit looking in the mirror or anything that makes a reflection. It is hilarious.

four 4 four

Here are the rules: Post the 4th picture in your 4th file and then tag 4 more people. Super simple!
Here's mine: Tweeb and the girls playing in the fort they made. They slept in there too, what a good dad.
I tag: Jami, Misty, K'Brina and Tiff Q.

8 Things!

Ok I know I have been tagged a lot lately but I think that it is pretty fun. I am going to turn my blog into a book, so I think it will be interesting to let my kids know more about me. Thanks Jami!

8 Things....8 TV shows I like to watch
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. The Hills
4. Sell this house
5. Runs House
6. Anything on HGTV
7. Ace of Cakes
8. Extreme Home Makeover

8 Things that happened yesterday
1. Cleaned my house
2. Drove in the pouring rain in downtown Nashville
3. Took three kids by myself to the airport to pick up my in laws (it actually was not bad at all and definitely worth it)
4. Ate at McDonalds twice (Breakfast and Lunch, I know gross!!)
5. Found a Brown Recluse in my house (I am quite freaked out about this)
6. Looked at blogs
7. Had a piece of Grandma Sycamore bread
8. Got a new sweatshirt from my father in law (yea! he knows how to win me over)

8 Favorite Places to Eat
1. Ruby River
2. Cheesecake Factory
3. Olive Garden
4. TGIFridays (I love the Jack Daniels sauce)
5. El Mexicano (I miss it)
6. La Plaza (Love Love Love their Jims nachos)
7. Atlanta Bread Company (Thank you Lisa)
8. Backyard Burgers

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To
1. A trip home to Utah (hopefully in Feb.)
2. Scrapbooking
3. Looking at new blogging posts (yes I know I am ridiculous)
4. Watching High School Musical 3 with Hope and Ellie (I took this one from Jami, but it is so true)
5. A date with my husband
6. Showing Craig and Karen all the cool things in Nashville tomorrow
7. Halloween
8. My husband being home at a decent hour from work ( He is up by 4:30 in the morning and does not get home until around 8:00 at night)

8 Things on my Wish List
1. A whole new wardrobe
2. For my house to stay clean
3. For all my laundry to always be done
4. To lose 100 pounds
5. To go on a cruise with my husband
6. To build or buy my dream home
7. To always be happy and never grouchy
8. To have my own scrapbook/sewing room

8 people I Tag

1. Lisa G.
2. Tiffany J.
3. Melinda
4. Annie
5. Dani
6. Rochelle
7. K'Brina
8. Alicia H.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hawk Walk!

This is her crazy, mixed up outfit for spirit week. She came up with this one all by herself.
All pooped out!

Hopes school does a big fundraiser every year called the Hawk Walk. What they do is run around a field for an hour and get people to sponsor them money for every lap they walk, run or jog. Then however much money you bring in, you get prizes. The kids love it. All week long was spirit week to get them pumped up. I went and watched and it turned out great.

I hope you DANCE!

Hope stretching.
Hope outside after dance class.
Here is Ellie getting her sticker.
I swear she does have hair, it is just pulled back into a ponytail.
Learning how to stretch.
It was Ellies and Hopes first day of dance class. This is Hopes 5th year of dance, so she knew what to expect but Ellie was sooo excited. She got in her outfit hours before it was time to go. When we got there, she just walked in and proceeded to tell all the little girls that her outfit had a skirt on it. She absolutely loved it. When I asked Hope how it was, she proceeds to tell me, oh it was fine.... it is just different. She kills me. She is taking ballet and tap this year instead of Jazz because it is not offered at this dance studio yet. (It is an established dance studio in a town named Dixon, but the one here in Fairview is brand new.) However, she wants to keep taking and we are excited to be a part of Miss Amy's Dance.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Thanks Tiffany, it was pretty fun to actually think about this stuff.

7 Things I can do........
1. Clean (When I want to)
2. Scrapbook
3. Blog
4. Sew
5. Decorate
6. Take care of 3 little girls
7. Be a wife

7 Things I cannot do.......
1. Remember anything after having kids
2. Take time out for myself
3. Get stuff out of the shed because I have seen a black widow in there (we have had it sprayed, but I still cant do it)
4. Keep up on my laundry
5. Stay mad at Tweeb
6. Shop for clothes for myself ( I am a pro shopping for everyone else)
7. Get kids to bed on time

7 things that attracted me to Tweeb....
1. His smile
2. His laugh
3. His sarcasm ( I took this one from Tiffany, but it is very true)
4. He is always joking
5. How he can make me smile
6. Hello. he is HOT!
7. He would do anything for me

7 Things I say most often.......
1. I love you
2. Be Careful
3. Drive safe
4. Girls, thats enough!
5. Please mind
6. Your such a goober
7. Oh really

7 Admirations......
1. Tweeb for being a wonderful husband and father. For being a great provider. For working long hours and still having time for us when he comes home extremely tired.
2. My little sister, for going through ALOT of physical set backs and still coming out on top.
3. I admire my mom for having the strength to do it on her own AGAIN (way to go mom).
4. My children, for always making me laugh and showing me everyday how lucky I am to have them in my life.
5. I admire my family and friends for always being their for me when I am having a bad day or a good day for that matter.
6. Anyone who does daycare for a living and loves it, that would be a hard job. It is hard enough raising your own some days.
7. My inlaws for raising a wonderful son and for loving me like I am one of their own.

7 Favorite Foods..................
1. Olive Garden (Chicken Pesto Ravioli)
2. Corn on the Cob
3. Crisp Watermellon
4 . Marinated Chicken
5. Yummy Potatoes
6. Homemade rolls
7. Cheesecake

ARE YOU READY ? 7 People to tag.......Brooke B., Brooke H., Melinda, Rochelle, Misty, Tanya and Rhiannon.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Husband Tag!

1. Where did you meet your husband? I guess I really met him the first time with Nicole and he was with Ryan, but we met the second time at the first dance at Snow College.
2. How long did you date before you got married? 10 months.
3. How long have you been married? almost 9 years.
4. What does he do to surprise you? He will bring me home new clothes, just because.
5. What is your favorite feature? His smile, and sense of humor.
6. What is your favorite quality? He is a hard worker and he has patience with the kids when I dont anymore.
7. Does he have a nickname for you? No, not really.
8. What is his favorite food? Roast beef, mashed potatoes and home made rolls.

9. What is his favorite sport? Golf.
10. When & where was your first kiss? In my front room at Snow College. I asked him for some chapstick and he already had some on his lips, so he just kissed me. I guessed it worked.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Go to the movies, eat somewhere nice and just hang out on the couch.
12. Do you have any children? Yes, Hope who is 7, Ellie who is 3 and Mya who is almost 1 1/2.
13. Does he have any hidden talents? He has ALOT of talents, everybody knows about most of them but I guess one of his HIDDEN talents is he is really good at laundry, dishes and scrubbing toilets (he is going to kill me). He is also very good at making me smile, even when I am mad at him.
14. How old is he? He turned 31 in March.
15. Who said I love you first? He did.
16. What is his favorite music? Country (We would be living in the wrong place if it wasnt).
17. What do you admire most about him? His willingness to share the gospel , the way he takes care of his family and how he never gives up.
18. What is his favorite color? Blue.
19. Will he read this? Yes.

Who do you tag? Misty, Dani, and Steph

Picnic at Bowie Park!

We decided to go on a picnic Sunday afternoon in between the two sessions of conference. There is a wonderful park just a few miles from us called Bowie Park. They have the necessary playground equipment but there is also a big lake with ducks, trails for hiking, an amphitheater, camping spots etc. The girls absolutely love it. The weather here is great, right around 72 degrees all day long. So needless to say it was a perfect day for a Sunday Picnic.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Happy 60th Birthday Grandma! (She is going to kill me for saying her age, but we can all say that you look great.). We wish we could be there, but because we cant I hope this will do until we see you in 2 weeks.This is the girls making the sign. They made it with lots of LOVE.
A close up of the sign. They want to save it for you to give with your birthday present.
We all love you and hope that you have a wonderful day! We will see you soon, yay!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Down on Broadway.

When my mom was here, we took her down on Broadway to show her the places where Tweeb has been able to sing and to just hang out. This is us just enjoying some ice cream at the ice cream parlor. Mya was busy checking out the horses outside that were pulling carriages and It looks like Ellie wanted to smile for the picture and lick her ice cream at the same time. Kids are so hilarious sometimes. This is the girls in front of the Wild Horse Saloon, also down on Broadway. I love this picture it just shows how much they were enjoying themselves. Hope is the only one who really understands and thinks it is neat to see where daddy plays. You should see her eyes light up when she realizes he has played at some pretty cool places.