Monday, November 26, 2007

A Great Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend was great! On Thanksgiving day we drove up to my parents home in Ivan's Utah (10 mintutes from St. George). We planned to stay the night, but the girl's had bad colds. That day was so great! The food was amazing, as usual (MOM YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!) My grandma and grandpa Barney and my dad's sister Annie came up. All my siblings except for Chris and Patience were there. They were actually staying at my house visiting her brothers. The rest of the weekend was nice visiting with Justin's realtives that were in town. We ate way too much food and stayed up way too late. But it was a great weekend and so nice to have Justin home with us!

Here are some pics of the beautiful table and yummy food!







Thursday night we stopped by the temple on the way out. The Christmas lights were supposed to be turned on, but the newspaper printed the wrong night. It was the next night. It was still so beautiful! We got some fun pics there of the fam.



Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Ashley's Bridals

This last Saturday we threw a bridal shower for my sister, which was so fun! (Thanks again Tara for the help!) Then right after we drove to Lake Las Vegas with my mom and Ashley's friend Damareese (Sp? We just call her Dam) Anyways...we had a blast taking pictures for who nows how long. I think the people at Lake Las Vegas were getting annoyed with us because we were there so long, but it is such a perfect place to take bridals!!! So here are a few. I am not even half way done editing, but I thought I'd throw some on here. I will have the rest on my photo blog when I'm all done.

Oh and FYI, we are all done puking here at the Earl house....now we are onto colds. :)













HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oh What A Night.......

So much for a romantic dinner and a movie on the town last night! Here's how our crazy day went..... (WARNING: THIS MAY GET GRAPHIC!)

Heather brought Bentley over at her usual time of 10. She had warned me that Bentley's cousins have Strep and just to watch him and call if there were any problems....Okay, no worries. About 11:00 Jessie started acting really fussy and was just being a bad girl. I pick her up, and she rests her head on my shoulder, then sits up looks at me and barfs all over me. I hurry and call Heather and tell her Bentley is fine, but Jessie is sick. (Mind you I am still sitting in barf and Jessie is on the ground playing in her barf) OOOkay, moving on....

I undress Jess and Sadie and throw them in the bath. I start cleaning up the throw up when Heather comes (Don't worry, I am still in barf) I couldn't shower because I had to wait for Heather to get there and I didn't want to just leave the door unlocked...so she get's there takes Bentley and I finish cleaning the girls and the barf on the ground...THEN I shower. Why, I don't know?!?! I got thrown up two more times by the end of all this!

So all day Jess couldn't keep ANYTHING down. I tried giving her water and that was up about 20 seconds later. So finally when Justin got home he bought some Pedialite and some more medicine for her. BUT, don't worry he didn't get Pedialite, he got the nasty, CHEAP generic kind. She wouldn't drink a drip. Don't worry Justin felt bad later for getting the generic kind. He said, that is why I spend the money for the real thing. Anyways finally Jessie was worn out by barfing that she eventually just fell asleep. It was a nice rest from the day, but we knew the fun was still yet to come...much, much later that night.

AND OH DID IT COME! First off, before Justin and I went to bed I told him I would sleep out in the living room with Jess just to keep an eye on her and Sadie could sleep in our bed with him. Why, you ask yourself isn't Sadie sleeping in her bed in her room? Oh because the couch is her bed. Sadie and Jess were in the same room together for a while, but they kept waking each other up and we were going crazy trying to put two kids back to sleep every night.sooo. that's why.

Well when Jess fell asleep earlier in the night we put her on our bed until we went to bed. SO when we were getting ready for bed we went to move Jessie to the living room and she had barfed all over our bed. So long,long story short...we ALL ended up in the living room. I really wish I had gotten a picture of that.

In the middle of the night Jess woke up (just as we thought) ate, barfed and was up tp play! Justin had to make a 2 in the morning run to the store for the real pedialite and then gave Jess a blessing.

I am exhausted and I don't even know how Justin is functioning at work today. Hopefully today will be better and she will feel better.

Maybe next year we can have a better anniversary. :) Still you just have to laugh. What an experiance!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's Been 3 Whole Years!!!!




Today is mine and Justin's THREE year anniversary! I can't believe how fast it has gone by! It has been the best three years of my life! Justin really is so perfect for me! He loves me unconditionaly and despite my stubborness. He makes me laugh everyday! Here are some fun things about Justin and our marriage.....

1. Justin is the best dad! His kids are so important to him. The day Sadie was born was the first time I had ever seen him cry. Ever since he has had kids he is much more sensitive!

2. Justin is a cleaner!!! But is so quick to forgive me when I leave stuff lying around the house.

3. Justin loves Pearl Jam!!! He has all of their cd's and even went on like a three city tour with Ryan Henderson.

4. Justin will always say what is on his mind. I am trying to teach him to use his filter. LOL

5. Justin cracks me up! When he is in a silly mood, I can't stop laughing. But we always argue who is the funnier one! But we all know it's me! :p

6. Sometimes when Justin and I argue we will start to sing our words like we are in a musical. We always end up laughing and the fight is over.

7. Justin can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. We can be having a conversation in bed and I will roll over and he will be passed out! And he always sleeps on road trips. He can't stay awake!

8. Justin is a very loyal friend to have. He will always stick up for his friends and family!

9. Justin is the most supportive person in my life! No matter what I am trying to accomplish, he is not only supporting me, but pushing me to get it done!

10. Justin and I are very different when it comes to shopping habits. Justin would rather get two items from Banana that are really expensive, but last longer....and I would rather get a bunch of crap from Forever 21 that is cheap!

11. Justin served his mission in Boise, Idaho...."I'M GOING TO BOISE!" He loved it and said that their are a lot of people who are not members there.

12. Justin loves the Lord and the gospel and is such a blessing to have in our home. He is a faithful preisthood holder and I can always count on him for anything I need.

Thanks Justin for being so great and the perfect husband and dad for me and our kids!

We LOVE you! Happy Anniversary!

Friday, November 9, 2007

23 Exciting and Amazing Things About Me........

Okay so not so much exciting and really not that amazing, but I was tagged by my friend Steph....so here goes!

1. I love to laugh. I will laugh at pretty much anything. And I love being around people that make me laugh.

2. I am not offended easily at all, but I am very sensitive.

3. I love all things dairy! I grew up with a glass of milk at every meal. I have cut down a lot, but I still love it all...milk, cheese, sour cream...ALL OF IT!

4. Growing up I never had cake for my birthdays...ALWAYS Cheesecake. I can't get enough. And my favorite cheescake is the kind that my mom makes. It makes my throat itch when it goes down. I love that.

5. Both of my girls names were found in celebrity magazines. I read Sadie's name in People (she is Jude Law's ex-wife) and Justin found Jessie's name in USWeekly (Jessie Metcalf)

6. Celebrity magazines are my guilty pleasure. Justin hates when I buy them, so I love visiting my mom because she has all of them! I know I shouldn't buy into all of that stuff, but I can't get enough!

7. I did a showcase for a major music business manager this summer for singing.

8. I auditioned for American Idol and didn't even get past the first round. It was the year Fantasia won. Justin doesn't even know. LOL!

9. Justin is seven years older than me.

10. I have a hard time saying no. I am getting way better, but I am very much a people pleaser! I once even bought the book, "How to say NO, when you want to say Yes" HAHA

11. When I was younger I was very outgoing and had to be in the spotlight. I am much more reserved and a lot more shy now.

12. I love to read. It makes me feel smart. lol

13. It doesn't matter if I am watching the best movie ever made. If we start it after 8pm, I am asleep by the opening credits! It's been that way my whole life. This always got me in trouble at sleep overs as a kid.

14. I have a lot of pet peeves that people do while driving, but am the first to make excuses when I do them.

15. I used to want to be a famous singer (most of my life), now I want nothing less.

16. I love making new friends.

17. When I was married for about a year, I thought I wanted to be a chef. HA! I do like to cook, but am not great at it!

18. I stink at crafty things. I am really no good. I don't have the patience and when I do they still never look that good.

19. When I procrastinate I do things better. It is a bad habbit of mine, but I always do better and can make quicker descisons when I wait till the last minute.

20. I love to travel and I love New York. I am a city girl. BUT as I have gotten older I have really learned to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of small towns. I love them too now!

21. I am HORRIBLE at math. No believe me worse than you! I still count things on my hand. I always got horrible grades in math and I just don't get it!

22. My appendix burst in November of 2000. I woke up feeling a knot in my stomach, went to school feeling sick. By the time I got home and was home for an hour, I threw up over 50 times. My mom took me to the hospital. They discovered it was my appendix and I still had to wait until 2am to get into surgery. Man our healthcare stinks.

23. I have found my new love. Photography! I have only been doing it since August, but I have found something that brings so much joy to me as Becky. I have really learned that as a mom, wife, cook, house cleaner...etc. we really need to find things for just us. Find something that keeps you, you! You will be a better mom and wife if you do. It's okay to have something that you do for you! And that for me is photography. I can't wait to learn more! I start school next semester. YAH!!!

24. I am only 23, but since my birthday is next month...it's a bonus! I love my family more than anything. My husband is the most perfect person for me and we have learned and grown so much from eachother. My kids have made me learn what true unconditional love truly is. I have discovered a love that I never knew I had. I love my parents and brothers and sisters so much and I love my in-laws. They are perfect for me!

Okay, so the rules are you write as many things as you are old. I am tagging anybody who hasn't updated their blogs in a week. No excuses for not having anything to blog about...HERE IT IS!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Pay It Forward

I know that as a mom with a church calling, a family, etc. I often overlook opportunities to serve others. So, I was really grateful for this fun idea I saw on another friend's blog. One of my good friends is doing this on her blog and I signed up to do it with her. It's sounds like fun & I love making handmade things.(*Edited by Becky: I'm not so good at handmade things, but I will give it a go! I promise it will be worth it!) :) So if you're interested here's how it works:

I will send a handmade gift to the first three (3) people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. You may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. (So, you must have a blog to participate.) I can't wait to see who I will be giving to. To join, just cut and paste this on your blog and comment away. So get posting!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Craziness Has Now Officially Begun!

Jessie has started walking! No crawling..all walk! Yikes! Two kids running around my house? My life is just gonna be crazy from here on out. Below are some pictures of Jess showing off her skills! :)

I was playing with the looks on these with Photoshop.


(Above: Vintage look)


(above: Black and Vanilla)


(Above: An awesome chocolate action I got)

I have to throw one of little Sadie in here!

(Above: An aged photo look)

Before we went in I found Jess chowing down on a rock and some dirt. Yuk! But I loved how the light was hitting her face through the bushes! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Heffalump and a big ol' ???????

Last night we had our ward's trunk or treat. They went ALL OUT. They served food, had booths and haunted houses in the church, a costume parade and tons of fun! Jessie was a Heffalump (when she would keep her whole costume on) (Thanks Nicole for letting us borrow the costume) and Sadie, well, I don't know what she ended up as. Before we left she was Wonder Woman. Sadie loves her church dresses. Every Sunday it is a war to get her out of them. Throughout the week if she sees her dresses, she wants to wear them. So we really have to keep them out of sight. Well, she found one and was crying trying to put on her "Dwess". So I finally said Whatever, she doesn't even know what is going on tonight, so who cares. So I put it on her. Then she wanted to wear her red coat. Then I tried to put on her church shoes...oh no, she wanted her tennie shoes. WHATEVER kid! :) SO Little Red Ridding Hood? Maybe? Justin said she is a church girl. I don't know. Hopefully next year she can tell me what she wants to be.

Justin and I were Roman Emporers (Thanks Mary for the costumes) I didn't get any pics of that...sorry ;)


(Above: Sadie in her who knows what costume)


(Above: Jessie in her half Heffalump costume. She kept ripping the head part off)


(Above: The full costume...kind of. The head is coming off and there were actually hand and foot covers, that she would not keep on)


(Above: These are a couple babies in the ward. They of course did not want to sit there, but this picture cracks me up. Of course Jess is all tangled in the web and trying to race off. The baby in the middle looks really annoyed. And the baby on the left has no clue what is going on...so funny)

All in all it was fun, but I can't wait till the girls can actually know what is going on. But we did get a lot of candy...yeah, that's all I need :)