5.29.2010

How Did I Get Here?

For about the last week or so I feel like I have been having an out of body experience.  I look at my life, where I am, and what I am doing and can't believe I am where I am.  How did it happen?  And, how did it happen so fast?

Tonight Chase and I went to a movie at the same theatre that we went to on one of our very first dates.  As we sat in the movie and he held my hand and rubbed my arm, I couldn't help but think that it felt the exact same as one of our very first dates that was almost 5 years ago.  FIVE YEARS AGO?  I can't believe that.  How in the world has this much time passed?

Honestly, if you would have asked me ten years ago what I would be doing when I was 25, I am doing exactly what I imagined and planned on doing.  I would be married, have kids, and be a mom.  I have planned on doing exactly what I am doing for as long as I can remember.  But, I just can't believe it is here.  I felt like I spent so many years planning on getting married and having a family and once it actually happened, time just began to FLY.

The last few days every time I load my two kids into the car, cook macaroni, spend my time cleaning up blocks, or make bottles I just can't believe that I have two kids.  I am a mom.  Sure, I came to terms with the fact that I was a mom over two years ago.  But, now I am like a mom.  I spend my days cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, playing with magformers, driving miniature cars, and going to the park.  I don't know why, but lately I just am baffled by this.  I can't believe I am already here.  I can't believe that I am already at this stage of life.

I think about ELEVEN years ago when I started high school how I felt so old with so many plans.  Looking back, although that seems like a total different lifetime it feels like yesterday.  I look at myself now and can't believe that was eleven years ago.  Oh my gosh!  Eleven years flys.  I seriously can't even think about it going the other way.  Jax will be a teenager, and Ben will be passing the sacrament!!!

Not quite sure where this is going, but this is all I have been able to think about for some reason.  Perhaps it is my prompting to enjoy my phase of life because it will be over soon.  I really just can't believe I am already here.  I am already in the phase of life of having my own family that continues to grow.  I am already an adult with my own responsibilities.  How did I get here?  How did Chase and I get here so fast?  Tonight when we were at the movie, it felt like just last weekend we were on our second date, and I was just praying he'd get up the guts to hold my hand or kiss me.  

Time is an interesting thing.  Sometimes it feels like it couldn't move any faster and other times you want it to move faster.  But, I guess in all this jibberish of thought I am grateful for where I am and know that no matter if you are in sunny times or stormy times, you can't wish time away. 

5.27.2010

I'm kind of excited...

I am not going to lie.  I am kind of excited.
flower.bomb.designs (my accessories) can now be found at Sexy Modest Boutique in American Fork, UT.
Go check it out!!!
Sexy Modest Boutique

5.21.2010

a night in

Sometimes it is so wonderful to just stay at home.
I love nights where Chase and I have nothing we need to do and can just play with our two cute, little kids.

This guy LOVES and I mean LOVES the tub.  My favorite thing to do is to say, "Ben, do you want to go get in the tub?"  He looks at me and crawls as fast as he can to my bathroom door and just sits and waits in front of it.  Then, when I turn on the water to the tub he starts to dance.  So cute!
Doesn't he look cute all nice and clean?  He is the happiest baby on the planet.
As for this little guy, he is getting so old!  I kind of hate it.  If you look in the bottom right corner of this picture you will see Jax's newest love - magformers.  Jax has an obsession with magnets.  Oh man.  If you have any in your house, he will find them.  The other day my mom stopped by and gave Jax this new toy.  He carries these things around with him.  The cutest part is he tries to find all the things the magnets will stick to.
This picture is the most amazing thing I have ever seen.  This is obviously right as Ben got out of the tub.  That bum!!!  So cute.  As you can tell by his face, he is totally proud of it.
See how wonderful it is to have a night at home and just snuggle?  These two are buds.
We're buds too.
I love this picture!  It is so cute that my two little boys are having so much fun with their daddy.
Ain't nothin' like hanging out in your Mickey Mouse pajama pants.  The only thing that could have made this night any better for Jax would to have Mickey himself join us.
I gave Ben a cookie, and this is his reaction as the frosting touched his lips. MMMM...

I kinda like my family!

5.18.2010

flower.bomb.designs

I started a blog with all my handmade accessories.
I am obviously technically challenged because it is kind of (totally) amateur.
However, my accessories are the cutest.
And, they are totally affordable.
Check it out!!


Want to order something?
Email flowerbombdesigns@gmail.com

5.17.2010

Arrested Development Party

Today was my brother-in-law Paul's 25th birthday.
We all dressed up as characters from the TV series Arrested Development.
It was amazing.

Skye (as Lindsey) and the birthday boy Paul (as Tabias)
Paul looked a little too much like Tibias.
Beau (as Buster) and Chase (as Gob) preparing for their magic show.
This magic show made the night.
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
Paul (as Tabias) was seriously straight off the set of the show.

Happy Birthday Tabias!!!
The whole "Blooth" clan.
Jana at the top (as Lucielle)
L to R: Beau (as Buster), Paul (as Tabias), Kent (as George Sr.), Skye (as Lindsey), Chase (as Gob), Goldie (as Mr. F), Drew (as George Michael)
Beau (as Buster) getting ready to go off to war and my adorable little niece Char.
What a cute couple!
Skye (Lindsey) and Paul (Tabias)
Skye made an amazing ice cream cake.  I kept staring at it hoping some of the oreo crust would sink into my bloodstream.
Kent (as George Sr.) and Jana (as Lucielle)
And of course Lucielle has her wine glass in hand.
Drew (as George Michael)
He is totally more muscular than George Michael in his muscle suit!!
Beau (as Buster)
He made his hook!  Gotta love it.
p.s. Hi Ben!!
Chase (as Gob) and me (as Mr. F)
Seriously, we are quite the duo!!!

Happy Birthday Paul.
Thanks for the par-tay!!!!

5.09.2010

Best Brother Buds

Jax and Ben are best friends.
Ben laughs his head off when Jax plays with him.  It is the cutest.
Jax pats Ben on the head when he passes by him.
It really makes me happy.
Here's Ben climbing in for a snack.
When you're hungry, you're hungry!!
Bath time together.
Kind of a freaky picture, but they are still amazing.
I kept telling Jax to look at me and smile. 
Finally, he looked up and gave me this courtesy smile.
Ben, on the other hand, was flashing this grin!
Ben is obsessed with feeding himself.
Ain't nothing better than peas!!

5.07.2010

Chase's Graduation

Although Chase graduated in December, I insisted that he walk.  Graduating from college is a big deal, as far as I am concerned.
Chase graduated from UVU from the Woodbury School of Business with a degree in Business Management.
Not only is graduating from college a big deal, doing it while supporting a wife and two kids is pretty impressive!!!
ben. me. chase. jax.
Chase and his mom and dad.
If Chase's dad's arms look a little strange it is because under that sweater BOTH arms are casted.  He broke an elbow in one and a wrist in the other falling into their 12 feet deep EMPTY pool!!!!
(My parents were there too, but not quite sure where that picture disappeared to.  Sorry mom and dad.  We are glad  you came!)
Ahhhh....aren't I proud!!
Chase and Grandpa and Grandma Carlson - who drove all the way up from Price to support him.
Me and my little Benny.
Chase and Austin.
Chase's graduation was much more fun because he graduated with Johnny Christensen, Steve Farnsworth, and Austin and Andrea Ingrosol.
Chase shaking the hand of the dean.
I was pretty proud at this moment.
So proud I took 2!!!
andrea. austin. chase. johnny.
Jax playing on the bleachers.  By the time the graduation was over I was literally sweating from chasing this little man up and down the bleachers.  Wow.  Not the most enjoyable thing I have ever done.
And there they are - the Woodbury Business School class of 2010.
Way to go babe!!

5.04.2010

GIVEAWAY WINNER

After a very official drawing out of bowl the winner is my cute friend
BRANDI!!

Brand, you get a free headband or hairclip/broach of your choice.  
(I am kind of excited you won because that means I get to see you!!)

If you missed entering in the giveaway, you can still be invited to my sale.
All the details are in the previous post.
Leave your email as a comment in this post and I will send you the address.

5.02.2010

Spring Accessory and GIVEAWAY

My Spring Accessory Sale is THIS WEEK!!!
THURSDAY, MAY 6th
6:00-9:00pm

Leave your email (so I can send you an invitation with address) as a comment to enter into a GIVEAWAY for a headband or broach/hairclip of your choice!!!!
(You don't have to be at the sale Thursday to win.)
Children's hairclips
Bags of 3 clips/$10
Clips/Pins to put on necklaces
$8
Lace Headwraps
$10
I also have headbands GALORE (but I forgot to get a picture of them) $10
Necklaces
$20
Hairclips/Headband clips/ Broach pins
$8
Necklaces
$20

This is just a little taste of the MANY things that will be available THURSDAY, MAY 6th.
Bring a friend!!!

If you are just stumbling upon this blog, you are invited! Leave your email to enter to win a free headband or clip and to receive an email invitation!

SEE YOU THURSDAY!

**Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 4th 5:00pm.
Email invitation will be sent Tuesday night.