Sunday, November 30, 2008

happy holidays. i thought maybe having a cute christmas-y blog would get me in the spirit. that is yet to be determined. all though i do love seeing the lights and the smell of cinnamon/pine everywhere.

we had a lovely thanksgiving here. no pictures. i couldn't bring myself to take any this year. however i have taken some pics of the girls and of brianne and jeff and as soon as i download/work on those they will be up. but everyone helped cook and it turned out lovely. brianne made the absolute best pecan pie. i loved it.

then on friday brianne and i headed out shopping. we really had a fun time together. i can't ever remember going shopping on the day after thanksgiving. but we had fun and i did get some christmas gifts picked up. then brianne and carson got highlights and a haircut. brie and i ate lunch at her fave thai place here. then dave and jeff got the tree up and the girls put on all the decorations. very pretty.

i missed having dallas here. he went to california with his girlfriend and spent his 23rd birthday there too!!! happy birthday!! it sounds like he had a great time.

yesterday we all went down to mesa. we spent most of the day at my parents. i snuck in a trip to scrapbooks, etc. of course. saw kaelene! then we went over to our old neighborhood and let brianne visit with her old friend ashley and her cute baby. oh yeah, her husband was there too. LOL that was good to see their family. i actually stopped by our old house and met the new owners. that was cool. they love the house. i wanted to ask them to leave and just walk around my old house inside and out. ha ha

then we went to my friend's mom's 75th birthday party. my friend marian is my first husband's cousin. so this is a family that at one time WAS my family. when i was married to my first husband. so i got to see a lot of 'family' that i hadn't seen in a while. just like old times. and jeff got to meet brianne's side of the family that he hadn't met before. then we drove by the temple to look at the lights before driving back home.

so i had a photo shoot a week ago and these are some pics. and i also put a little christmas card together for them. i think it turned out cute. and yeah--that little one above is my anna. while i was there at the shoot anna asked me to take her picture. oh--my anna is a honey!!!

time to get ready for church. happy sabbath...L

Sunday, November 16, 2008

a lot happening at the ubnoske house. especially when it comes to hair. anna decided she wanted to cut her hair. she has been asking for a while but i kept sidestepping the question. after all--she's really the only one with long hair left. so i kept asking her if she REALLY wanted it cut. she kept insisting that she did. so when taylor cut hers anna resumed her quest for the haircut. so i made the appointment. i knew she wanted it all cut off so i asked if they would take her hair as a donation to locks of love. they said they would. halfway through the haircut anna started to cry. poor thing. she has had long hair before and cut it off and didn't care so i wasn't ready for this. i really wanted a picture of her holding her donated pigtails but that wasn't going to happen. her dad ended up taking her out for ice cream and she eventually calmed down. but she really looks cute. she wanted bangs too so she got that.

of course while anna is drastically changing her hair i guess taylor decided to dye hers burgundy. with her dad's help. so there were a few drastic hair changes going on at once. it almost made me want to chop off my hair. oh yeah. already did!

then of course haley had to go and lose her first tooth. wow. my baby. i knew her tooth was loose but i had forgotten all about it. she was so excited. and the tooth fairy totally remembered.

thanksgiving is getting close and i can't wait to see brianne and jeff. they will be here a week from wednesday. brianne is planning to cook. i'm so excited. i have to work a few hours on thanksgiving day so this will be nice to have someone else doing the cooking. happy sabbath everyone...L

Thursday, November 13, 2008

a few things while i have a spare minute. taylor got her haircut. so cute. she looks like she is ready to join a rock band. i got paid. yay. i did not mop in vain. also at work yesterday i got to drive a 27 foot truck back from anthem to our store. pretty cool. it was fun to have a 'break' from the normal job for a while. work is going well. i am so grateful to have a job that i can do basically while the girls are in school. it worked out perfectly for me. and keeps my weekends free. since i have a photo shoot this weekend and a scrap class to teach it will be busy.

i made some cards this week. a friend of mine up here owns a cool boutique in downtown prescott and she has agreed to try to sell some of my stuff in her store. so wish me luck. the weekend is almost here. and tonight i am going to remember to watch 'the office.' later...L

Sunday, November 09, 2008

a few pics of the baby album i created last week for my niece. and a picture of ONE of the hallways i mop every day at uhaul--just times that by 6 and that is how many floors i mop a day. funny since i never mopped my own floors at home if i could help it! ha ha

nothing much going on here. have to go help anna with some homework that is due tomorrow.

have a great week everyone...L

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

what a happy day!!!!! i can't even tell you how excited and thrilled i am...L

Saturday, November 01, 2008

my sister sent me this. it's a must click. so funny. make sure to read all the sidebars too.

ok--so you can't click on it. you'll have to copy and paste. but it's worth it! sorry--i got no computer skillz. happy day after halloween...L