Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

It's almost here...a brand new year.  I have decided to not write ANY new years resolutions.  Why you ask?  All I want this year for myself is to be better, in every way.  A better mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and so on.  I find I always write resolutions and then I'm saddened by the fact that I didn't meet some of them.  I'm pretty sure I can't fail at just being better than I was the year before.  Looking back on this past year... it's been a crazy one.  Lots of traveling(which I hope won't end), new babies in our extended family, heartache with not get pregnant yet, business growing and moving, family moving away, and the typical getting older and wiser.  I look forward to this new year and the surprises it may have along the way.  I wish you all a year full of hope and joy.  A year that brings blessings and clear thoughts!  May you have a wonderful last day of 2011!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My wonderful new camera...

Such a joy that I finally get to capture moments like these!

The Living Planet Aquarium

Today my mom, Remee, and I headed up to the Living Planet Aquarium.  Since the last time I went there, about 3 or 4 years ago, things have improved.  Thank goodness.  It was a total dud the last time I went. This trip, I had a lot of fun, and so I'm sure Remee and mom did too.  That and, with my new camera... all the pictures I took actually turned out great!  Yipee!

The picture below is one of my favorites.  Such a darling pic!

I thought this just looked really cool!

Christmas time and a great gift!

Having a kid makes Christmas way more fun. I was so excited to see Remee open her gives and even more excited that she loves playing with every single one of them. She is really into pushing things around so Grandma Leesa got her a baby doll and a stroller. Remee loves giving her dolly a walk around the house.

I gave Mike a trophy case to display his half marathon medals. I thought it was awesome...still not sure if he does!

Christmas this year was wonderful, relaxing, and full of love. Oh yeah... guess what I got? A NEW CAMERA! I'm thrilled. Aren't you?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

For Sale Page

We are selling some furniture! Check out my FOR SALE page(above)!

Oh Remee...

Sweet little Remee had her 18 month Dr's appointment on Monday and she was on one. Usually she does pretty good but this time she cried when she got weighed, she cried when they measured her head, she cried when the laid her down. In fact, the only time she didn't cry was when the Dr. was listening to her heart. She sat there quietly and looked at the Dr. like he was the boogy man. Anyway, the Dr. finally said that she's growing well, she's just petite(I could have told him that). She weighs in at 18 lbs. 12 oz. and is 31'' long. She's hitting all her milestones, and she's getting quite a sense of humor.
On Tuesday we took Remee to see the Santa at the Riverwoods. Which is the best one... why? IT"S FREE! You have to wait in the cold but you can take your own camera and snap pictures whenever you want. Here's Remee with Santa. She wasn't so sure about the whole idea!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Day to Indulge

Today I indulged and got a wonderful facial by our esthetician, Alicia, at Relik! Let me just tell you... I have had my fair share of facials(my roommate at one point was in esthetician school) but I have few facials from an esthetician with massage therapy background. The facial was amazing but the hand, arm, and neck massage was just as amazing! If you are looking for a little relaxation, especially around these stressful holidays, then give her a call and get a little R&R. You deserve it! 801-216-4057

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Summer already?

I went to Gap yesterday, for fun, and saw these adorable swimsuits for Remee. I have to get them. Obviously I'll wait til they go on sale... but oh my gosh, are they not the cutest things ever?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


This past week has been crazy busy... or at least it felt like it. I planned the Relik Christmas Party and made all the food, I got our Christmas cards done and mailed, decided to plan a cookie exchange party, and all the while ended up singing a solo for a Relief Society activity, and watched my darling niece Charlotte. And to think it's only Wednesday! Anyway, I enjoyed it all. Stressful at times but wonderful. I like feeling busy every once and a while. It makes me feel important. Anyway, here are some pics from the week, so far.
Remee seriously LOVES her baths. If she hears the water running in the bathroom she runs over and screams to get in. Mike was filling up the tub for her the other night and she could hardly contain the excitement. She was trying her hardest to get in the you can see!

Watching Charlotte was a dream. She is so adorable and easy going. Remee loved watching her too. She sat next to her the whole time and handed her toys to play with. Sometimes Remee got too close for Charlotte's comfort and she would start to cry... which immediately made Remee back away. That little Charlotte is a smart one!

I insisted that Mike get a hair cut. I mean his hair was out of control... that, and it's been styled the same since I met him more than 5 years ago. So, it was time for a little change. It's nothing drastic but a huge improvement. Handsome yeah?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

We are Hiring!

Relik Salon and Spa is hiring for hairdressers and a massage therapist. If you, or someone you know would like to work there contact at!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Remee at 18 months

  • She loves to do things all by herself. Like feeding herself, but she hasn't quite gotten down the whole stabbing your food concept.

  • She loves to scream, and by scream I mean breaking glass scream. I hate it... and am praying she grows out of this stage FAST!

  • She answers everything you ask her with a "YA".

  • She signs more and please

  • She finally fits in her age size clothing.

  • She loves to dance.

  • Her vocabulary has grown. She now says(in her own mumbo jumbo, which I seem to be the only one who understands) 'Hi Ray Ray' 'There it is(which really sounds like...dewtis)' 'Bye(which sadly sounds like die)' 'baby' 'mama' 'dada' 'juice' and that's only a few of them.

  • She loves to push things around, whether it's the grocery cart or her toys with wheels.

  • Has learned to blink on command (watch the video below)

  • Love to dip all of her food. In fact, if there's anything I think she might not eat I just give a little bowl of ranch or gravy or ketchup to dip it in and she'll eat it all up!

  • She lifts up her entire shirt when you ask her where her belly button is

  • She loves to run and play hide and seek. She'll jump out infront of you and say 'DAH'(her way of saying boo)

  • She loves to talk on my phone. She opens it up and say 'YA' and then carries on a conversation with no one but herself. It's hilarious.

  • She loves to give hugs and kisses.

  • She makes almost all of the animal sounds. My favorite is the lion. She makes the funniest roar noise.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hair update...

I have been growing my hair out for 1 whole year!!!! I can't even believe it. The last time I grew my hair out this long was for a stupid guy I wrote to while he was on his mission. That was a waist of my time. Anyway, now that I'm doing this for a good cause I have not had any temptation to chop it off! I would say I have come a long way. Check out my progress so far!!!

This pic was taken December 2010

This pic was taken Thanksgiving Day 2011

Little Dancer Girl

My little one is a lover of music. She dances in the car, in the store, while we are eating. Seriously, anytime she hears music, she starts to move. We played the movie Robots for Remee one day to keep her entertained while we worked on the salon and at the very end of the movie there's a fun dancing song. Remee shakes her grove thing more in this song than any other song she's heard. I think it's adorable.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Growing and growing

I was amazed this Thanksgiving with how much my extended family has grown. What once used to be a quiet dinner with the family is now a dinner full of screaming, crying, laughing, and baby talk. It's so fun to be able to see all of these adorable children play together. I can't wait til they are all older and hopefully will be best of friends!