Friday, March 27, 2009

Have To Cancel

We are having to cancel the baby blessing until next month, due to the influenza virus. We Love sharing, but DO NOT want to share this virus with everyone...We'll move it to the 26th of April!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Mom

So sometimes we don't realize we've done anything to hurt someone else, until it is mentioned, or until we are able to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective. My mom mentioned that she hadn't seen any pic's of HER on my blog lately and asked me why. My response was...."aaahhh, duuhhh, I don't know mom." So I thought that I would do a post about my mom.

Growing up my mom had several back surgeries, and she has often said that she thinks she wasn't a very good mom, 'cause she couldn't sit and play with us on the floor, or chase us around outside. But I think my mom was a wonderful mom. I can remember her teaching me how to sew. We would sit up in her sewing room when I was 7-8 and we would work on silly little things, like pillowcases, or little doll dresses or accessories. My dolls always had the latest fashions!!! And I believe I had more pillowcases than any kid in the world!!! We would make stuffed animals and several other items, and all the while I was learning to love to sew.

She would also take us to the library! This is something that I love to do with my kids now!! When I was young we would either go to the Logan Library (if we had a LOT of time) or to the Hyrum, for a quick trip. I always got to pick out whatever books I wanted and my parents would read them to us. My parents would read to us on long trips and this is one of my fondest memories. The Lord of the Rings was one that I can always remember them reading to us, and oddly I can't really remember being read any other books on trips, besides these!!! On the educational side, my mom would always have my brother and I watch "Reading Rainbow." Oddly enough, this show is still on, and Cambry enjoys watching it.

My mom allowed us to have cats, (we tried a dog once, but it chewed up the drip-system around the house, so it had to go). Having the cat taught me about responsibility, and even a little about the heartache of death. I remember laying outside with the cats and just enjoying the afternoon, until mom needed me to help set the table, or cook or CLEAN MY ROOM.

My mom also tried to distill into me a passion for keeping things clean...don't worry mom, it wasn't for a lack of trying that THIS one didn't stick!! I'm just a very messy person. I try, to keep things in a nice order, but mostly I'd rather play with the kids, and have a fun time with them, but my mom tried very hard to get me to clean up my room and keep things nice and neat!!!

As I got into sports, my mom and dad came to just about every event. I believe that they only missed probably one game each in my entire playing career! They would take me to and from some of my practices, and help me anyway they could. Despite never playing volleyball, my mom would go outside, or to the gym and toss me balls so I could get better. She was always there to cheer me on, or lend me a shoulder to cry on.

As I've gotten older, I find my mom a bigger and bigger source of knowledge. She often will get a call from me to ask her what would be good for me to cook for dinner, or a question about HOW to cook something for dinner, and she always has the best ideas. She is a well of recipes and knows how to cook anything from fish to pork and everything in between. And sometimes she tells me to just go get a pizza!!! Also, for any that know my mom, and dad, they read A LOT, so if you ever have a question about a WORD and can't think of it's meaning, all you have to do is dial up my mom or dad, and ask them what the word means. One of the funniest trips I remember, was in a motor home, that we took up the coast of California, and Oregon, and then down through Idaho. During that trip a word was brought up, and mom and dad began to "discuss" what this word meant. It went back and forth until we soon had a full-blown "discussion"!!!! Soon we were pulling over to a bookstore, so that they could find out who was right. My dad had been right this time, and mom didn't talk to him for several "hours" (probably minutes) but it was a very funny memory of my parents fighting for the right meaning!!!

My mom always seemed to have something to do with us, whether it was sewing, or a little craft or an activity outside, and this has continued onto her grandchildren. She will have some little craft for them to do, or a birdhouse to paint, or something that they really enjoy, like the little beads you iron into shapes! My girls love this, and despite the occasional mess these make, my mom is always willing to allow the grand kids to play with these.

My mom has come to help me, or be with me, or support me with every little girl we've had. She's come to Cali and helped us survive for the first week of Cambry. She came and helped us by taking care of Cambry when we had Autumn, and this last time she took Autumn and Cambry back to Logan so we wouldn't have to worry about them!!!

All in all I'm very spoiled to have the mom I have, and I'm grateful that she "picked" me out of all the girls she could have gotten!! Thanks Mom!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blessing Baby

I thought I would add a quick note for those that I forget to call or haven't gotten ahold of yet. We will be blessing Bryli on the 29th of March, which is next Sunday. We would be delighted to have any and all our friends and family come join us. Our church is late, so we will have a lunch/brunch thing around 1:00-2:00 and then just go over to Sacrament at 3:30-3:45. Yep a late Sunday for us. Give me a call on my cell if you have any questions!!! Love to all. And I'll post some pic's and things tomorrow!!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Game On!!!

Fabulous Five

OK! So this is how this works...the first 5 people to respond to this post will receive something made by me for you. My choice. Made especially for you. Of course there are some restrictions and limitations:

1 I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!

2 What I create will be just for you.

3 It will be done sometime this year.

4 You have no clue what it will be... it may be a story. It may be poetry or an article on properly cleaning your face before a masque. I may draw or paint something. I may bake something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure. ;-)

5 I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? The catch is that you must repost this on your own blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on their blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!!

Oh! And be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

My Sweet Ones

Thursday, March 05, 2009


I thought I would send out a little congrats to my friend Sheena. She had her little boy a few days after I had Bryli. We were both due on the 19th, but her little guy didn't want to come. She had to also have a c-section, so I hope she heals up nicely and enjoys her little boy!! He was 8lbs 2 ozs and she's a very petite lady. Also I want to say congrats to our friends April and Brendin, who will be adding on to their little family as well. They are some good friends of ours from Cali. Also Heather and Rick, some more Cali friends, are also adding on, so congrats to all our friends and family!!! My friend Andrea has two boys and is prego again, and I teased her and said, "You know, I had the girls, so you're going to have another little boy...." She's hoping to get a little girl, so good luck to them!!! Anyway, hope everyone else is doing peachy and if anyone else has some fun news, drop me a line or email me sometime!!!

So as a P.S. My other friend Katie, (sister to Andrea) is also due with a new little one, in August, so good luck to them. She has one of each, boy and girl, so whatever they get, they will just add to the fun!!! Congrats Katie and good luck to everyone!!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Girls Play and Cookies

Thought I would post some pic's of my cute girls!!! I couldn't get Cambry and Autumn to both smile at me, so I had to settle for one!!!
Autumn giggling while Bryli lets loose her shrill cry!!! She will be able to compete with the other two. The mother's curse has come true with this little ones set of pipes. You do NOT hold her up on your shoulders next to your ears if she is crying!!!

Autumn being very sweet with Bryli. I love this picture!!!

Autumn came in to watch me bathe Bryli. She even helped a little, by trying to stuff the bink back in Bryli's mouth!!!

Making cookies with daddy. Autumn drove Cambry nuts by squishing the cookies as flat as possible!!

Ryan's family came up the next weekend when everyone was feeling better. Here is little McKayde and G-ma Baadsgaard checking out Bryli. Everytime she cried g-ma would laugh. It's hard to believe that one so small can make that much noise!!!

My sweetheart and his littlest girls!!

Yep, this is Ryan's favorite place to be when he gets home. In a blanket with his little ones in his arms and something good on tv!!! My marshmallow!!

Here's Bryli having some "tummy" time. Her hair is still here and nice and fluffy!! She's not so sure about "tummy" time, but we know it's good for her!!

She has a bit of a mohawk!!! How fun!

Ryan's family stayed at a hotel, so we all got to go over and swim! The kids loved it, and we all had our hands full chasing them all around.

Daddy eating some breakfast and holding his little girl!!

Auntie Shay and her two little guys, Brocston and McKayde.

Autumn and daddy having some play time!!!

All the little ones playing and having fun, while sister and brother are gabbing away about friends back home.