Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Here are the kids pictures from our Halloween events. They wore the same costumes as last year. I figured they didn't care, they still fit, and they were in a different school, so it works! We have a black phantom, Dorothy, and a Pegasus!

Each year they have a parade all through the classrooms throughout the school.
Here is a shot of Alyssa.

Here is Jaida.

And Preston. (He really does look creepy!)

Then of course, here is Cade, our cute little cowboy!

He wasn't too sure he wanted to leave the hat on, but he did really well. Especially once he saw candy, the hat was forgotten.

Here they all are right before we went over to the trunk or treat!

We hope your Halloween was just as happy! :-)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our Little Getaway!

Thanks to a good friend Megan, Eric and I were able to go on a little getaway up to Park City for a few days when he got back. Nothing fancy, but we had a nice little studio apartment, with a full kitchen.

It was so nice to spend a couple relaxing days doing nothing we didn't want to, and just enjoying snuggling by the fire!

We made most of our own meals in the kitchen which was fun, but we did hit Ruby Tuesdays for dinner before we came home.

Here we are kissing in the elevator. Eric got a new camera while overseas that he loves, so he has been pretty camera happy since he got home! :-)

We had a great time, and I decided this needs to be at least a bi-annual event!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Family Pictures

We hired my niece this year to take our Family Pics. She did a great job, and was so patient with all of us! Here are a few highlights! Thanks Trina!

~Eric & I~

~ The girls~

~The boys~

A group shot. Cade was kind of doing his own thing the whole time.

~Just the kids~

Gotta love Fall!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Eric Comes Home!

Well, the day finally arrived! On October 21st at 9:00 p.m., Eric's unit returned home from Qatar! They were greeted by many employees lining the hall with flags clapping as they walked towards us. It was great to see them!

The smiles were big ones as they began to see family and friends awaiting them there. They were so glad to be back on U.S. soil.

I had to take a back seat for a hug because my kids desperately needed to hug their daddy. Except for Cade. He was still not too sure he was ready to go to him yet.

I tried to give him a backwards hug, but Cade still wasn't ready.

Eric's uncle Russ came to welcome him home as well. I know that meant a lot to him!

Several of the officers from the unit were also there to welcome them back.

The girls even made Eric carry them down the escalator.

My parents, and my sister her husband and their 2 kids came to the airport with us.

Finally Cade decided he wanted to go to his daddy.

He got to ride the luggage cart out to the car. It was the only way he would let Eric put him down. Grandpa couldn't even carry him, which is rare!

The kids crashed the minute we got on the road.

I had hardly got to wish Eric home because I let the kids take over. Eric decided to steal a kiss on the way home while I was driving.

Cade woke up as soon as we got home. Then he wouldn't go back to sleep. Eric had to hold him and rock him, and he wouldn't let him leave his side.

All in all, we were very glad to have him back!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thinking Christmas!

I know I am prejudice, but Usborne Books make the perfect Christmas gifts!! We have books for everyone whether they are young or old!! Our books are fun and entertaining, yet educational and thought provoking! Here are a few examples:

Wind-Up Race Cars is a fun, interactive book. Wind-up the cars, and watch them race through the story! Your little ones will love it! (3 others in this series)

Our touchy-feely books are highly popular, and great for creating hands-on, sensory awareness!(Many titles to choose from!!!)
See Inside How Things Work! For all those kids who are always asking WHY questions, with flaps to lift! (17 more in this series)

Optical Illusions cards. Great for quiet time, waiting rooms, car rides, road trips, and small enough to fit in their stocking! (Many other flashcards/games to choose from.)

Perfect for your little craft lover! Help them use their imagination by creating fun projects all season long! (5 more in this series hardback, and over 15 more options in paperback)

And of course the favorite search books, with a brand new one Christmas style!
(10 more in this series)

Choose from over 1500 books on my website or email me to know more! Aren't sure what to buy? A little overwhelmed? Just ask for a personal shopping appointment! (I will come to you, bring a few books to show as examples, go through the catalog, and make a few suggestions). Bang, Christmas shopping done and you haven't even left your house! I would love to help anyone/everyone, so tell your friends!

Also, now booking holiday shows, so earn all your Christmas gifts for FREE! Mention this post and receive an additional $20 in free books the night of your show!
I can also do catalog parties/eShows as other options, even if you are not local. Just ask!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The FINAL countdown!

Here is a shot of Eric getting an award certificate. This is great, because it means they are almost done! Woohoo! Only 7 more days!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Only 3 more weeks!

We are on the final countdown! Eric will be coming home in just 3 short weeks!

I know this is the life of a military wife, and don't get me wrong I am so proud of him, but being a single mom sucks! I don't know how those military wives do it whose husbands are gone for 1-2 years. I know I have it easy, so I try not to complain.
So excited that he is coming home though! Finally we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The only kind I like:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Booths, Booths, & more Booths!

As most of you know, I will be promoting to Supervisor with Usborne on October 1st! It has been a very busy couple of months. I have been a horrible blogger, but between Usborne, being a mom, getting back in school and now having 3 kids with lots of homework, I don't have time!

My days have been filled with booth preparations. Organizing books, labeling books, taking inventory, etc. This week I will be at:

Last weekend it was the Utah County Pet Fair! This was a fun one! Lots of animals, and right off Salem Pond. I think I might look for houses in Salem when the time comes!

They even married a cow and a bull! :-)

Gotta love the ducks in the pond!

And of course, my booth!

Also for the last couple months I have had the Pleasant Grove Promenade (Farmer's Market) every Thursday night! This has been fun and I love chatting with people in the community!

Here I am! I will just be there tomorrow night 1 more time before they end for the summer!

They always had fun things for the kids to do!

And live entertainment!

Whew! I am tired! Books are not light, but I love what I do so it makes it worth it!
And as always, if you need books for Christmas, check me out!!! And, to help me secure my spot for supervisor, I am offering a special through the 28th of September! If you order $20 or more from me, or off my website I will send you an additional $10 gift certificate to use on a future purchase! **Please let me know if you place an online order so I can be sure and get you your gift certificate.
Have a great day!!!!