October 31, 2010

Our Busy Saturday

Yesterday was a busy but fun day.
My parents picked me up early in the morning to drive down to Tucson for my cousin's baby brunch. It took about 2 hours and once we arrived we were able to see our family and meet the sweet little baby Zane.
The pretty Halloween table set for brunch.

My wonderful Aunt Marty and her new grandson Zane.
My mom with her brother David.

Zane and I.

My sister Meg (far right) with my cousin Shannon and her new baby boy!
After the shower we changed clothes
and drove up to Tempe to cheer on the Sun Devils at ASU's homecoming game.
Reagan checking out the cheerleaders!
Reagan loved watching "foo-ball".

Reagan and his Papa! (Exciting news- he said Papa for the first time this night!)
Go Devils!
Happy Homecoming ASU!

We hope you all have a GREAT Halloween!
We are really excited to see what Reagan thinks of all of it!

October 29, 2010

Reagan's First Class Party

I took a half day at work so that I could be at Reagan's school for their Halloween party and parade. My mom came with me and we had a lot of fun seeing Reagan interact with his buddies at school as well as see all of the adorable kids in their costumes.
The kiddos in room 3
With Mimi
Reagan with his 2 teachers
"LaLaLaLa Elmo's World"
Lovin my little Elmo!

October 28, 2010

Happy Bday and an Award!

First off---- Happy 29th birthday to my amazingly sweet, supportive, handsome, loyal, understanding, and all that other gooshy stuff husband!

He took the day off work and did (too many) projects around the house. I told him to relax but this boy NEVER does that! At least he did what makes him happy. When I got home from work my mom came over to watch Reagan so Nick and I could go to dinner at Outback Steakhouse. It was so nice to get to have adult talk! When we got home we gave Nick his gifts and sang Happy Birthday.

Us before dinner

Opening gifts with Reagan
Nick's new watch.

He is watch obsessed!
Today I was given an award by a new blogger friend Amy. Thank you so much girl! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should! :)

To accept the Versatile Blogger Award the rules are:

{1}: Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
{2}: Share 7 things about yourself.
{3}: Pass it along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy!
{4}: Leave the recipients a note, telling them about the award.

Thanks again to
Amy! Love reading your blog and learning more about you!
7 Random Things About Mandy1) I am such a girly girl but I love "boy" movies".
2) When I'm really watching something/someone I tilt my head and look to the left. It's really weird.
3) Growing up I totally wanted to be a Broadway star. That's a funny image.
4) I might be the WORST dancer ever. But I think I do a really good Lady Gaga.
5) Speaking of Lady Gaga.... I have probably had about 5 dreams about her since I saw her in concert. We are best friends in my dream and I try and make her more "normal" and she teaches me how to dance. Weird.
6) I love, love, love my job. Teaching First Graders is exhausting but so much fun!
7) I have never broken a bone. Knock. On. Wood!
Amy also tagged me in the questions!
(I really should be working on school stuff..but this is more fun!)

{1}: If you had a chance to change your name, would you and what would it be?No, I actually really wouldn't. I don't know hardly any Mandys and I like it that way! Sometimes I think it sounds a little bit of a stripper name, but overall I like it!
{2}: What is/are your favorite book(s)?
Wow, this one is super hard for me! I LOVE TO READ! Most of my favorites are historical fiction. There are too many to write... I may have to blog about this later!

{3}: If you were told you have 1 minute to pick out one outfit from your closet but not told where you were going, what would you pick and why?
I would choose jeans a cute top and flip flops. It's pretty standard for me!
{4}: My sister-in-law and I have a small cake decorating business and hope to one a day open a bakery, so what is your favorite dessert?
Ooooh I love ALL desserts! But my favorite is cheesecake! Delish!

{5}: What has been the best vacation you have taken so far and what would be your ultimate dream vacation?
My family and I had some pretty great vacations growing up. Boston, Hawaii, Florida, etc. And in high school I went to Europe with friends. My dream vacation would be for Nick and I to go somewhere to "re-do" our honeymoon. It was a weather diaster in Hawaii 5 years ago! I would love to relax on a beach with Nick .... and do Hawaii the right way!

{6}: What are some of your favorite Bible verses?
"Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4
"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13

“Every good and perfect gift is from above.”
James 1:17

{7}: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I will be 33. I see Nick and I still living where we are with a 5 year old Reagan (Crazy!) and hopefully another little one! I will probably be teaching or coaching other teachers.

{8}: I know this may be a weird question but what is your daily skin care routine?
My skin care routine is pretty simple. In the morning I wash my face with Neutragina and then exfoliate with St. Ives. I moisturize with Bobbi Brown during the day. At night I use Mary Kay night cream and eye cream.
Okay, next I tag:
1. Megan at "Just One of The Boys"
2. Jenny at "The Olson Family"
3. Abby at "Babbling Abby"
4. Rachel at "RachelandJohn"
5. Mrs. Stoneking at "Meet the Stonekings"
6. Mrs. Ruby at "Ruby Red Slippers"
7. Suz at "Simply Suz"

October 27, 2010

What I'm Loving Weds!

I can't believe it is Weds already! This week is flying by!

I'm Loving that my amazing parents got us a security/screen door installed today. It is already so nice having the fresh fall air blow in!! THANK YOU Mom and Dad!

I'm Loving that tomorrow is my sweet husband's birthday! He is taking off the day from work and hopefully enjoying himself! Tomorrow night my mom is babysitting Reagan so we can go out to eat dinner like adults!

(Check out this picture from like 4 years ago!)

I'm loving that Reagan has his first-ever school Halloween party on Friday. I am taking a half day at work so I can go and see the festivities. I'm not sure what to expect with a class full of 1 year olds but I wouldn't miss it!

I'm loving that I get to spend a fun filled weekend with my family. Friday night we may take Reagan to our church's fall festival (depending on how pooped he is). Saturday we are driving to Tucson to attend my cousin's baby shower, then driving back to Tempe to cheer on the Sun Devils for the ASU homecoming game. Sunday is Reagan's second Halloween , but the first one he can really participate in.

(Some pics from last year's homecoming game)

What are you loving today?
Link up with Jamie and let us know!!

October 26, 2010

Halloween Books

Between school and home I have been reading a lot of Halloween books.
Reagan has a few favorites in constant rotation from his Halloween book basket.

Here is a picture of his Halloween book basket.

Here are a few of his favorite books this holiday season.

If you have a little one, you may want to check out these titles. Reagan loves the colors, textures, and rhymes in these books. Happy Reading!

October 25, 2010

2010 Pumpkin Party p.2

Here are the pictures from this weekend's party!

Beware-- LOTS of pictures!

The Friends and Family

Nick, Reagan, and I before the party!
My dad with sisters Meg and Joc.

Smiling with my girls from work!

My Mom and Reagan

My sister Meg and Reagan at the craft table.

BIL Shaun and Sister Meg (with Lily)

My FIL and MIL Bill and Sylvia with Reagan

My sister Joc, BIL Ryan and Sadie and Sawyer

My FIL Bruce , Brother Cooper, and MIL Lisa

My friends Jenny and Megan with their little men

Lisa, Brittany, and a little helper

Jenny, Rachel, Holly, and Alex

Doug, Jacob, and Kate

Megan, Noah, and Owen

My parents
Jenny, Steve, and Peyton

The Kids

The kids truly had a ball. And I think we all had a ball just watching them.
having rides



crawling machines

playing with toys from the goodie bags

the adorable babies

pushing carts

playing in the sandbox

decorating pumpkins
The Carving

The masterpieces

Lily was soooo exhausted from all of the excitement!
Thanks for everyone who came!

We love you all!

Happy Halloween!