Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alice in Wonderland!

Lifehouse put on Alice in Wonderland for the Winter ballet, Dorothy was part of the Caterpillar train.  The ballet was beyond cute and all of the girls did such a wonderful job!  I am so happy with this dance studio and can't wait till Violet starts next year!
Ready to go!


Dancing with Alice and the White rabbit!

All the performers!

Fan club!

Monday, January 30, 2012

A tea party!

For Violet's 3rd birthday she wanted to have a tea party.  So we invited 8 little girls from her nursery class and cousins and asked all the girls to come dressed in princess attire.  They played games, danced, had a tea party, had cake and opened presents.  It turned out great and Violet loved every second of it!
Set up and ready for the party!
Ready for her guests!

Her tea party cake!

I think my smile stems from finishing making that darn cake!


Opening presents!

After the party!  Preston dressed up as The Mad Hatter because it was a tea party!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The party was a HOOT!

For Dorothy's party this year she wanted to have a 'late night' so we invited all the girls over from 6-9 for pizza, tons of candy and a movie.  They all came in pj's so it felt like it was late, we got carried away and ended up with 25 girls but they had such a good time I would do it again!  
Ready for the party!

The candy bar Dorothy insisted on having!  I think the kids all went home sick!

Before all dressed and ready!

The boys who *suffered* through the madness!

Watching 'Enchanted'

Opening presents!

I still can't believe she is 8!!!

Of course we went with the owl theme for the late night!!!

Girls Retreat!

A few weekends ago I went away for the annual girls retreat, this was my 3 year going and it's something I look forward to all year!  We stayed up WAAAAY too late, did some digital scrapbooking (almost done with baby books!) watched movies, went running (which is one of my favorite things to do!) and went hot tubbing.  
The group!

Too many ladies in one hot tub!

This is after of 3 nights of no sleep, I am looking super!

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Year's Eve!

*I know I am a little behind, but I have been out of town (for the annual girl's retreat) and then got the barf flu:(!!*  We celebrated New Year's in style, we enjoyed ribs from Texas Roadhouse (best ribs EVER) and had chocolate fondue for dessert!  The guys spent the night playing Pandemic and other board games and the girls sat around talking.

Conrad's tradition of taking two horns and blowing them as loudly as possible!

Choco monster Kyra (with her rice milk chocolate!)

Our anniversary getaway!

We went up to SLC and spent the night in The Grand America hotel for our anniversary.  It was quick but totally needed!  
The dessert they had for us when we checked in (I ate over half of it myself!)

Dinner at the melting pot!!!!

The 2nd nicest hotel bathroom in the USA!  I of course had to use it and take a picture!  They had *real* towels to dry your hands with and then throw into a laundry bin, it was crazy!

My gift... this ring from T&Co James said there was one diamond on each side for each 5 years, so sweet!