Friday, December 30, 2011


Calvin playing with his Santa present- A cell phone!
 This year we went to my parent's house  in Portland for Christmas. Calvin woke up before 5am every day so we were pretty tired, but we had fun anyway. While we were there we went on a bike ride, made gingerbread houses, and had a murder mystery dinner. Unfortunately I only took pictures of Christmas morning. I wish I had taken a group picture of the murder mystery dinner because there were some pretty good mustaches.

Here are the pictures from Christmas morning:
Evan helping Calvin open presents.

"Oh boy! Pajamas!"

I made Evan this beard hat in Phoenix Suns colors. Hopefully it keeps his chinny chin chin warm.

I made Calvin an Elmo hat. He wasn't too excited to wear it at first but now he doesn't mind.

Kristy and Josh got hats from Josh's mom. They were pretty awesome.

Bruce, who does an impressive Elmo voice, wanted an Elmo hat for himself. Too bad it doesn't fit.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Outfits 2011, Part 3

December 12. We are doing once there was a snowman

December 13. Wearing my light-up gingerbread man pin

December 14

Calvin helping with the cooking in my Christmas apron.

He can do thumbs up with his thumbs now instead of his pointers!

December 15. Wearing my light up Santa pin.

December 16

December 17

December 18

December 19. Calvin was extra Christmas-y that day

December 20. At my parent's house

December 21.

December 22

December 23

December 24. With my sister Kristy

December 25

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Once there was a snowman

 Calvin loves the song Once there was a Snowman and we sing it just about every day. I don't think he really knew what a snowman was though until we made one the other day.
 We got a tiny bit of snow on Monday, so I decided to take Calvin outside. He was excited to go outside until he realized he had to put on boots, coat, mittens, snow pants, and hat. I had to bribe him with a piece of candy to get all his clothes on.
 Once we got outside though, he loved it! He helped roll the snowman balls a bit and practiced shoveling the sidewalks. He even gave the snowman a hug, and then looked at me and said "kiss?" I told him not to give the snowman a kiss though. Haha.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Baby Girl Skirt

I made this skirt a few months ago because it looked so easy to make (and it was). When I found out my sister in law Amanda was having a baby girl, I decided to stop saving it for the future baby girl that I may or may not ever have, and give it to them instead. Plus, if I have a girl, I can make a million more since they are so easy. They are made from two sleeves of Evan's shirt! Here's the tutorial.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Outfits 2011, Part 2

Monday, December 5- Please note the Christmas earrings my sister in law Lindsey gave to me.

Tuesday, December 6- Please note the Santa pin on my sweater. It lights up. Awesome.

Wednesday, December 7. I made my scarf just do I would have more Christmas accessories.

We even eat dinner out of various Christmas colored bowls.

Thursday December 8. Unsuccessful jumping picture #1

Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
Sunday, December 11

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My awesome and slightly creepy bike ride to Utah Lake

I went on a bike ride the day before Thanksgiving all by myself- no Evan and no Calvin in the trailer. I rode to Utah lake- 17.37 miles round trip according to my bike computer, which is probably my longest ride yet. The weather was pretty good and the trail wasn't too crowded.

I found a part of the Provo River Parkway that I didn't know existed. It runs right along the lake, which is pretty cool.

Before I left I drank a ton of water and I also drank some while I was riding, so by the time I turned around to go home, I really needed to go to the bathroom. Unfortunately all the restrooms at the parks were closed for the winter. Afraid I was going to pee my pants, I decided to stop at Macey's on my way back home. I didn't have my bike lock with me, and I figured that no one would notice my bike on their partially hidden bike rack. However, right when I was about to go under State street, I decided to go to DI instead since it was closer. It is a good thing I did too, because the path under state street is really dark and long, and at the entrance, a creepy looking old man and his dog were blocking the path. I turned off the path to go to DI, and the man started yelling at me. He said something like "You should always have a partner on the trail!" I ignored him, and he kept saying it and said something like "you better be careful or someone will get you." CREEPY! It sounded more like a threat than a reminder. Not like he and his tiny dog could catch me on my speedy bike, but still creepy.

After I went to the bathroom in DI, I decided to cross on top of State Street at the light instead of going back over by the creepy man.

Other than that incident, my bike ride was a fine way to spend an afternoon. My knees were sore for a whole day afterward though. And I definitely prefer the trail up the canyon to the trail down to the lake. In the canyon there are fewer bumps on the trail, no underpasses under streets, and fewer creepy/scary people.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Outfits 2011, Part 1

I know you all have been anxiously awaiting the pictures of this year's Christmas outfits, so without further ado, here they are.
Day after Thanksgiving: Nov 25

Saturday, Nov 26

We even eat Christmas colored food!: Nov 26
 I skipped the 27th because I got a new orange sweater that I wanted to wear. Sorry to disappoint.

Monday, Nov 28th.

Tuesday, Nov 29

Wednesday, Nov 30- Calvin loved posing with me and using the timer feature on the camera.

Thursday, Dec 1

Friday, Dec 2

Saturday, Dec 3

Also Saturday, before the Santa Run

And another from Saturday because Calvin is so cute.

Sunday, Dec 4. Forgive my dorky pose; I'm pointing to my awesome shoes that I painted green.