Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ah hah!

so going around Etsy trying to figure out how people do their alphabet photography, ive noticed they must get costum made frames or something. i dont know where they find them...

then i came across this idea - and i figured, how easy would this be?! you get 4 of these frames with clips for 99 cents, you can put as many as you need to make a last name and putting it on a shutter or something else is brilliant!
i even found this shutter on ebay for super cheap for 6 of them in different sizes. too bad its "pick up only" and theyre in NY. GRR! it wont let me put up the picture, but its this old teal shutter, kind of like this..

- it would be so cute with black and white photos.... now im all over ebay and craigslist trying to find shutters for cheap. If anyone is getting rid of some that are neat fun colors or even just wooden .. let me know.

i think im going to try it out and see how it comes out. It would be easier than trying to find a nice frame with a lot of open slots!

what do you think?!

Day 13

A Letter to Someone Who Has Recently Hurt You:

um... really? no thanks.

how about a letter to someone who i love!?

Dear Husband,
I love you, I love you, I love you. Even though I may get annoyed or am short with you or act like a brat (which face it, i do sometimes. im trying to be better) thanks for loving me back.
Love, Your Wifey

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Days 9-12!

whoops, totally forgot about doing my "30 day blog challange." i already failed. here is some catch up.

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

um. ive been pretty positive about a certain situation in my life. I usually would be annoyed and frustrated (which i did a little yesterday) but in all ive had a positive outlook to it.

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

i dont do this.... so skip!

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

im going to post a picture of me and emily - she is coming to town today! and i am so excited to have a friend here in oregon for a few weeks! and tom - cause we're best friends and all.

(man, look how skinny we were (speaking of Tom and I) - its a little depressing...)

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

im pretty sure i learned about it from Bonnie (my sister in law) she has one when Tom and i were engaged, and when we were married, i made one. Its so funny cause so many people made fun of me because blogs were for people who had babies. Now people who are engaged have blogs.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Julie's Bridal Shower

The Bride-To-Be

here are some of their engagement pictures - they met on their mission so the one on the left is of their missionary tags.

some of the food that was at the shower. brownie/fruit skewers were a hit -(stole that idea from a friend, thanks!)

we played a game where Julie had to take each pedal from a rose and name a reason why she loved her fiance, Alex.

we also played the game where we asked Alex questions and she had to answer them right. She got a lot of them right, but as you can see, she wanted to get them right!

Here are a few pictures of Julie opening gifts ---

and lastly - here are lovely Roberts ladies - Mom, Julie and Kaylee

trying something new.

ok, as you can see im trying to make my blog a little bigger. That was a success. Now I am having trouble with my picture above not being centered... anyone have a clue?! ugh...

day 8

short term goals for this month and why...


i'll simply say hoping not to get my period.

there. i said it.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

day 7

a picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on your life-->

well this is a toughy. i would say obviously my parents because they raised me to be the lady i am that is a given.

so in this post, i will say my loverly husband and father of my little lady.

he's obviously made quite the impact on my life and he definitely changed it (for the better of course!) i don't know how my life would be with out him, and with out him i wouldn't have my little lady of mine. i just love her. So glad after being friends and liking each other he had the guts to tell me how he felt and everything happened the way it did! Love you tom!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 6

favorite super hero and why:do i need a reason why? i hope not. and this is the only superhero i can think of to be honest....because of christian bale

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

day 5

a picture of somewhere you have been:

well.... hm. the most out of the norm would probably be :

this was for our honeymoon. it was alright, id much rather go to the outer banks or myrtle beach.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 4

A habit that i wish i didnt have:

NOT folding laundry. i have a habit of not wanting to do it right out of the dryer so i just throw it all in laundry baskets and then never get back to it and they just end up there until we wear it and then it ends up in the hamper again.

therefor.. the room is a mess and most of clothes are wrinkly.

a habit i'm definitely trying to break!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

day 3

Picture of you and your friends..

honestly... i dont think i have any pictures of me and friends.. good thing for facebook!
so here is a picture from my baby shower in rexburg with all my friends who i havent seen in forever! i miss all the friends we had there : (

(and is it weird this makes me miss being pregnant?)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 - Meaning behind the name of your blog.

Well, i was looking through buttons and what not to 'decorate' my boring blog and found one (you can see on the side) that says "lovin' my life as a mommy and wife" - and its true. so i took it (but made sure to quote it so i wasn't stealing it).

Friday, July 15, 2011


Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

15 facts:

1. i dont have many recent pictures - i hate having pictures of me taken.
2. i will be 24 this year...then i will be 25. that seems unreal.
3. i grew up 5 minutes from DC.
4. i have 4 siblings - 2 brothers, 2 sisters.
5. i have worked in 4 daycare/child care centers.
6. i MISS Northern VA/DC so much as of lately...
7. i am the only sibling/child in my family who is not on the east coast.
8. i MISSSSSS my family like crazy.
9. i currently reside outside Portland Oregon
10. i am married to Tom Roberts (April 19th 2008)
11. i am a mother - to Dulany Kay (June 16th 2009)
12. i hate our apartment... i can't wait to move out of it
13. speaking of hating our apartment, i want to buy a house so bad.
14. i can't wait till we're out of school (ok husband is out of school).
15. i am a tad baby hungry. my baby (ok big) girl is getting too big.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

the 30 Day Blog Challenge

I keep seeing these and figured it would be fun - so here it goes. Im going to do the 30 day blog challenge - see if i can actually do it! I think i will start tomorrow.

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends

Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one

Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Day 14- A picture of you and your family

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23- Something you crave for a lot

Day 24- A letter to your parents

Day 25- What I would find in your bag

Day 26- What you think about your friends

Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned

Day 30- Your favorite song.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Slurpee? Mommy please?

Dulany is her mothers daughter - thats for sure. She LOVES slurpees and she knows they come from 7-11 and she knows where 7-11 is at. (down our street) SO every time we drive by - "Slurpee!? Mommy please!?"
and well. its summer. i love slurpees... so we kinda go alot. I try to get her the small sugar free slurpees. Some people might think im a bad mother for letting her have the sugar - but its summer! lets have a little fun.

here are some pictures i got of her drinking her slurpee one really hot sunny day outside while doing sidewalk chalk.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of July

ok i know im like a week late. but i didn't take any pictures of the 4th of July. I did take some of the rodeo which you all saw...but on the 4th, we went to Kaylee's mother in laws house for a bbq in the afternoon. It was fun, and yummy! (i had some of the best baked beans!) and dulany loved playing in the backyard!
We then headed over to Tom's cousins house (who we had the birthday party with) and had a HUGE bbq and even lit off some fireworks. It was so fun to hang out with friends and have dulany go play with friends. I'm also grateful for tom for watching her for the first half so i could just sit and talk to girls - something that doesn't happen very often.
We decided to go over to the church house to watch the fireworks from there that they set off at the high school.
I dont mean to be debbie downer... but maybe i've been spoiled my whole life with awesome fireworks... these were good... but they didn't last very long. and we had to sit so far away so they weren't even loud.
oh well! it was fun, Dulany loved yelling out the colors but then got bored and kept sayin "come on mommy!"
here are pictures that i did get.
this was her outfit, i could only find one red shirt, blue jean shorts and so i put white ribbons in her hair.

and for your entertainment - what she was doing the other day! haha silly girl.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

lost videos

i realize i have like 10 videos on my video camera. i have no idea if i even posted them or not to be honest. with 2 computers i dont remember which i loaded them onto. they weren't on this computer.. so if i shared them already, just ignore them and move on.

there is one new video for sure - its of Dulany singing to Tangled. she knows a lto of the words (this is how obsessed she is).. and please excuse if you hear my singing. awful... im embarrassed but it was the only way to get her to sing to the camera. and also please excuse her crazy hair and all the laundry on the couch, that i did fold!

these are from the childrens museum when we went way back in May.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

the St. Paul Rodeo

this was D and I's second time going to the 4th of july st. paul rodeo. This is tom's... well i dont know... time. The roberts seem to go every year - so its tradition. Its one of the largest 4th of july rodeos in the nation. It is SO much fun. They have fair food, fair games/rides and then the rodeo with PRCA - so its the big stuff. We saw bucking horses, bulls, pig races, cow hurdling/milking, barrel racing, etc. Last year when we went, Dulany didn't want to sit and wasn't entertained (and i only brought one diaper. wasn't pretty) and we had uncomfortable seats. This year we had nice seats, Dulany was entertained the WHOLE time and i brought LOTS of diapers.

We did really bad with "being healthy" - yikes. We ate lots of fair food including cotton candy, nachos, REALLY good strawberry lemonade, italian sausage... yeah. enough said!

Dulany ate red licorice ropes, a few pretzels and a few nacho chips for dinner - horrible. i know. But towards the end she had some pizza - sad to say that was the healthiest thing. But it was only for one night and we only do it once a year - so why not!. She was a trooper and with only a 30 minute nap in the car on the way there, she stayed awake till 10:30 and fell asleep on the way home.

Here are some of my favorite pictures!

We decided to let dulany ride the pony (ayla went too, she loved it). And well... Dulany HATED it. She did NOT want to get on. But they wouldn't let us have our money back so Grandma had to walk next to the horse with her. We were a little bummed. She wouldn't even go on the fake horse on the Carousel. At least we got our tickets back for that!

ps ---- Newer post below involving ICE CREAM!