Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween 2011....Scooby Doo!

Yay for Halloween!! I love coming up with fun family ideas for Halloween and thought that it would be a perfect fit for our family to be the characters from Scooby Doo! I mean seriously.....could Kyle be a better Shaggy??? Love it! I had a blast hunting down our costumes....I hit every thrift store in our area and I think they turned out awesome! I'm so lucky to have such a great, fun-loving family....they indulge me and my crazy ideas!!

Fred and Daphne....I was dying the first time Joel put that blond wig on...too stinking funny for words!
Love the pink tights and blue ascot! I was even rocking some purple pumps!

Our little spotted Scooby Doo!

Joel....the perfect "Fred"!!!

Bodie didn't keep the hat on for long...ha ha! But, he did have a blast at the "trunk-or-treat" He didn't say trick or treat....but, he loved saying "thank-you" for the sweet!

Shaggy and Scooby!! Buddies in real life too!! Love these boys and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Kyle is such a good sport!!

Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby!

The boys are losing patience with picture taking....ha ha!

Fred and his gang!

Love these kiddos!

Joel decided he was "over" pictures too.... and started being silly!

Be nice Fred!

Love my goofy husband!

Saige's expression cracks me up in the picture!


We had so much fun at our ward's Halloween party.....Joel won in the chili cook off.....AGAIN! He really is the bomb diggity when it comes to cooking....and EVERYTHING else!!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Some fall pictures of our new house.....

Here's an out of order shot of how the cabinets used to look like....I can't figure out how to move it.....ha ha!

It's that time FAVORITE time of the year!! I get such a rush when fall comes around each year....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors, the smells, the weather, the clothes!!!! I just love how cozy our house feels when I put out my fall decorations....I stretch it out for as long as I can....ha! When we bought this house I really wanted to change things up color wise....I brought in a bunch of grey and I couldn't be happier with the results....I still love a lot of my brown things and they really look different with the grey colors I have going on, so it's been a good change!

I love the orange against the grey walls....the living/dining room has all of my black and white stuff too....


Corner of the living room.....the white couch against the grey walls is awesome!

A new addition....when I was visiting Jade in UT for her opera we of course shopped at Down East Home and I found this ottoman for less than 50's grey, but the color was off a little with the other greys I had in the house, so I knew I wanted to cover it somehow and this is what I have so far....FUR!!!!! I can't believe how much I love it! The texture is so great and I'm going to staple it down to make it look more's one of my favorite things and such a great bargain!

My good old piano. And you can see the roman shades that I bought for all the windows downstairs....I'm still trying to figure out what to do with curtains.....but, I really like the simplicity of the shades. The shades definitely took a big chunk of my decorating budget, but I am so pleased with how they look.


Entryway......with my HUGE "B"!!!

Houndstooth chairs and I put the settee in the dining room and I think they coordinate nicely!

This is the great's a little challenging with furniture placement, but it's getting there!

Little dough table from Germany....I don't really love it here....but, we couldn't really fit it anywhere else and it's too great to stick it upstairs somewhere!

This is "Dewey"!! You either hate or love it....and I super-duper LOVE it! No one really quite gets why I love it, but I'm okay with that! I think it's quirky and little unexpected....ha ha!

Here is our new sectional....I took this picture when I was getting ready for the baby shower I hosted, so that is why there are balloons hanging from the ceiling! But, you can see how the downstairs flows in this shot....and you can also see the kitchen cabinets that I had re-done! By far the best thing I did in this house! I love the two-tone and I love the hardware!! Best money I spent if you ask me!!

Fall bookcase!

I've had the pumpkin pictures for at least 10 years! I cut them out of a book!

Cool herb crates and a closer shot of the upper cabinets.

My tried and true gourds!! I usually don't like clutter on top of cabinets, but I love how simple they look and it was a new way to use them this year!

Anyway, that is a little sampling of our new house! I can't wait to do everything else that I have planned, but I'm just going to do a little at a time.....can't blow my budget!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bloggy Catch Up.....Sunday Pictures Edition!

Wow! It's been a while....ha ha! Moving really put a damper on my blogging....but, now that things are finally calming down, I actually have some time to sit down and blog! I looked through our Sunday pictures for the last few months and just picked out some for this post....Bodie sure is growing up!! The first set are in our new house.....which I LOVE!! I'm so happy to be in our new home....things are coming together and overall, I'm really happy with everything I've done so far! I'm going to post all about the house soon....I've got to take a few more pictures and get a few more things done....

Joel was already in Hawaii when we took these Sunday pics.....typical Kyle and is hiding and one is squirming!!!

There we go.....all three looking at the camera~

Bodie looks so sweet in this picture.....

Love this picture!

Some from the old house....maybe two months ago.

I can really see a difference in Bodie's little face!

Sweet picture of Kyle and Saige

I love this one too!

Bodie bug.....

Love this little guy!

My sweet family!

LOVE this picture of Joel, Kyle and Saige!