Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy birthday to me!

Friday was my birthday. I turned 27. I'm not happy about it, but I'm trying to embrace it and be happy for all the wonderful things I have in my life at a young age.  It was a great day though! Jonathan went to work at 7am, but then surprised me and came home at 1.  I took advantage of that and left him home with the girls so I could get a pedicure.  Then we went and dropped off the girls at Melody and Tom's house so we could go out to dinner.  Back and Melody and Tom's we ate yummy banana cream pie and opened my gifts!

Melody and Tom got me this adorable wall hanging for lost socks (and money so I can treat myself. Yay)

My parents and Jonathan went in together to buy me this esthetician chair! Woo Hoo!

Thanks to everyone who made my day special.  Just think, only 2 more years until I stop aging!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Over the river and through the woods...

...To picture time we go!  Can I tell you that I never ever ever ever ever ever get tired of getting pictures taken?  I told someone that the other day and she said, "You know what?  You'll never look back at a picture and think 'I wish I wouldn't have taken that'" And I totally agree.  I've recently even thought about asking for one of those really nice cameras and the photoshop program for myself, but then I think I wouldn't love it as much anymore, so I'll just keep letting people take our pictures for  us!  My friend Raenie asked a group of girls if we would drive up to Beulah State Park with her so she could practice her photography skills and of course my answer was, "DUH!"  They turned out so cute!  See for yourself:

Could she get any cuter? (Bias much?)  :)

Amelia's new favorite thing is to show us that she's 2

Thursday, May 17, 2012

For Mother's Day this year we decided to have Amelia make something for her Grandma Melody. From the beginning, Melody said she wanted to be called "MeMo" which are the first letters in her first and (maiden) last name.. Melody Monett. Here's how it went:

We taped out her name
Blue fingerpaint

Painting away
Halfway done (taking a bread break)
Took off the tape.. All done
Great job, Amelia! Thank you, Pinterest, for the idea!  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Best Wife Ever

Yep, that's me.

When it comes to money and me, some words that come to mind are: Frugal, thrifty, OCD. For the most part it's been a really good thing. Sometimes I think Jonathan would like it if I let him spend more money, but most of the time he's very grateful that I handle our finances really well. Last week he had his annual review at work and found out that he was going to bonus from inventory AND bridal numbers! I am so proud of him and I think he does SUCH a good job as a store manager, so I thought I'd surprise him and not put his whole bonus check into savings (BORING ol' me). So I splurged!

His new iPad3!