Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Deal Site

Love Freebies2deals.com they always give the best deals and giveaways. I use them all the time to get free samples and great deals. Recently I scored a whole bag of Tide Stain Release packs in the mail for FREE!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of Preschool

Sheridyn started Preschool yesterday! She was sooo excited. She has the cutest teacher and they read the "Kissing Hand" story. She put a little heart stamp on their hands and told them if they kiss the heart it will go right to their mommy. Then if they put the heart on their cheek it was their mom giving them a kiss. Well Sheridyn had red heart smudges all over her cheek so she must have needed lots of kisses! They baked cookies in the shape of hands and put hershey's kisses in the middle of them. It was so much fun she loved all of it. Jaylee and I on the other hand missed her a lot. We went grocery shopping and did some errands around town to try to keep our minds off of it. I was a little teary watching her go, she is growing up way to fast! I want to keep her home in our little bubble, but I know she is ready to start school :(

These are so fun pictures I took of them on Labor day.

Monday, September 5, 2011


My little brother got married. It was a great day everything turned out so good. We spent all morning decorating my parents back yard for the reception wondering if we were going to get rained out! But it turned out to be a beautiful night and the clouds went right over us with no rain. Jackie and Colton were so happy. Sheridyn, Jaylee and Madison (Colton's new step-daughter) were flower girls and they were so cute! Sheridyn and Madi were dropping the flowers and Jaylee was right behind them picking them all up! It was so funny. The reception turned out great and lots of people came. Congratulations Colton and Jackie!

Photos taken by Mary Bates Simple Moments Portraits.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Jaylee is 2

Wow I am sooo behind! This summer has went by so fast and we have been enjoying every second we can. Which makes it impossible to find time to blog. After we came home from Hawaii we threw a luau for our family (and that Bates which are pretty much part of the fam) It was fun we all dressed Hawaiian we even got Casey in a sea shell bra! We had Kalua pork with pineapple salsa and other scrumptious treats. The girls looked so cute in their Hawaiian clothes we brought back for them.

A couple weeks later we went camping with James's brother Gerry and his family his mom and dad and my parents came up for a bit too. It was so much fun and relaxing. Sheridyn and Jaylee love their cousins and they had a blast playing together.

In July we did swimming lessons. It was so perfect at the SUU pool Sheridyn did her level 1 class and Jaylee and I did a mommy and me class right by them. So I could watch Sheridyn and swim with Jaylee at the same time. They both did so good. Jaylee loves the water ever since she was a baby I think she might be a little fish! It was really fun.

Sheridyn also did Tumbling classes in July and she loved it! She was actually pretty good too. Here is her bridge!

Also in July James's little brother got married in Tabiona! (Don't worry I didn't know where it was either!) It was really pretty and I think they will be really happy together. The next day we went swimming at James's uncles pool in Provo! Yes I said pool in Provo, and it was soooo nice! It had a waterslide and a waterfall you could jump off. Then back in the man made rock there were men and women restrooms with showers and everything. Next to it was a sweet gazebo with a huge fireplace and cooking area. It was the ultimate and we had a blast! This summer has turned out to be the summer of weddings! James's sister Sara got married in April then Jason and my little brother is getting married at the end of this month! CRAZY.

4th of July

At the end of July I had my 10 year reunion! We all went to the park with our families and had lunch then later that night we had a nice dinner as couples. It was fun, I just can't believe it's been 10 years!

Now to the reason I got on here to blog in the first place!! Jaylee turned 2 last week! So we had a "tutu" party. She was sooooo spoiled! She got a Barbie Jeep. Let me tell you why! I know she is not big enough to drive it herself but the weekend before her party we went camping up to the Red Desert with my family and all of the Bates family. It was so fun getting all of us together. Anyways Mary and Casey bought a Barbie jeep from her sister and brought it up there with us. Jaylee would NOT get out of the thing! She sat in it for hours just playing with her baby and pretending to drive. We had to pull her out of it to make her eat and sleep and she through the biggest fit! So we decided that that would buy her one for her birthday and guess what! She has been in the back yard sitting in it ever since. She LOVES it. She also got some cute clothes and books, a baby (which is the one that has to sit in the jeep with her), and Sheridyn got Jaylee a real gold fish named Bruce. We ate BBQ hamburgers and tutu cake! It was a fun birthday.

Today we went to Jaylee's 2 year old check up and guess what?!?!?! She is finally on the charts!! I can't tell you how excited I am to finally post that my little bean is in the 3%. YEAH We also got her ears pierced! She was so good, I thought she would fight me getting it done but I asked her if she wanted earrings like Sheridyn and she said "Ya" then I told her they would be hurt a little and she "ok". So we did it and they look so cute. She has a little pink diamond studs, they are adorable.

Sheridyn is getting her tonsils out on Thursday :( So there will be more posts to come.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hawaii Vacation

James and I left the girls with my parents (thank you!) and went to Maui Hawaii for a week! It was sooo beautiful and relaxing. We had such a great time. We also celebrated out 9 year anniversary while we were there. Wow time goes by fast!
Our condo was right by the ocean. We had an amazing view from our patio it was so gorgeous. We did a lot of snorkeling and got to swim right next to some huge sea turtles! It was so awesome.

"View from our condo"
"Sea Turtle"

James had a blast snorkeling and body boarding. One day the waves were huge and he was playing in them all day until his board broke!
I loved just laying on the beach reading a book!

"The Road to Hana" this is a windy long road that drives through the tropical rainforest of Maui. There were so many beautiful sites to see including a black sand beach and huge waterfalls! One of which James and I jumped off of.

These are called "Rainbow Trees" they were so cool!
Climbing through the bamboo to get to some waterfalls.
This was the night James and I decided to follow a trail that went over some rocks and then opened up to a beautiful little beach. We sat down on the rocks and started watching the sunset and noticed some surfers. As they got closer we realized the were nude surfers!! AAHHH little did we know we had wondered onto an unofficial nude beach. Pretty embarrassing!

Best snow cones in the world! The "Local Boys" put ice cream in the bottom and yummy cream on top they were to die for. We ate one like every day we were there!
The sunsets were spectacular. They all looked like a postcard!

We went to the "Drums of the Pacific Luau" it was so incredible. The food was great but the entertainment was even better. They had an amazing show with fire dancers and everything. We loved every minute.