Monday, February 20, 2012

Puerto Vallarta 2012

I promise that after I am completely done with my master's program next week (yeah!!!) I will do a better job about keeping our blog up to date, but I wanted to share some photos for our vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Grand Mayan in Nuevo Vallarta. We really didn't do much except lay by their many pools and eat yummy food. It was perfect.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


It is up and running! For the first 5 online orders I will sending a special gift from me:) I still have 3 $50 gift certificates to give to hostess that want to book for February or March and they can use them for an online party or a live party.

Thanks for supporting my new adventure as I get up and running in February:)


Monday, January 30, 2012

New Adventure

Friends and Family-

Life is changing drastically for us as Rysen starts school at Countryside Montessori, Haylen starts daycare with Debbie, I finish my Master's program (end of Feb), and I go back to work. I have decided to start up a home business and take a new adventure. I have decided to become a PartyLite consultant. As I get my business up and running, I am trying to reach out to friends and family for help doing some practice shows in February or sponsoring some fundraisers (this could be for school, church, sports team etc and you get 50% of whatever your whole group sells). The shows can be online, or in person. By hosting a show (online or in person) you will get an additional free $50 work of product and really can walk away with some cool and stuff and spend nothing out of pocket. All you need to do is get a couple of girls together and check out candles.

Another way to help me is to check out my online website and register to hear about specials and check out products. I will have my website up and running by Friday and post the link.

If you are willing to help me out (and yes I am begging for the month of February just to get me started) please let me know!! It was be greatly appreciated and I will promise to repay the favor!!!

Thank you so much!!!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Visit to Santa 2011

We took advantage of our google deal and ventured out to Redmond Town Center to visit Santa this morning. Our goal was to be there when they opened since the line gets so long but we didn't quite make it. Luckily we only had to wait about 15 minutes. Rysen started off as not a big fan, but was willing to sit on his lap for a candy cane, but not quite smile. Haylen just was not into it at all, but she looked cute in her Christmas dress:)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peak from Haylen's newborn session with Shellie from Shutterbox Photos today! I can't wait to see the rest:) It was so much fun and they are ALL going to be amazing!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

first 48 (at home)

We have been home now for about 48 hours! Yesterday we successfully made it to Haylen's doctor appointment, Babies R Us to get some necessities for being able to feed Haylen, the grocery store so we could eat, and to Lowe's for a Christmas tree since that was our day 3 activity. It was a bit of a challenge, but we got it all done so we could spend the day at home relaxing today (all day).

*Here is her update: She has dropped to 7lbs 4oz and her only issue eating. Otherwise she is healthy and doing great! We do have to go back on Monday for another weight check to see if she can start eating more and gaining weight. She is extra sleepy and besides trying to feed her at least every 3 hours, she really just sleeps. She does not really like having her diaper changed, but is getting better and has had a few without a becoming really mad.

She also had her first little bath at home and was not a fan.

Christmas Countdown

I stole the idea from the Dyks, but I was bound and determined to start a countdown to Christmas as a family this year, even with Haylen's arrival. Michael and I had brainstormed ideas and were lucky to get our calendar all filled out before she was born. I had a discount coupon for Pottery Barn Kids and picked out this countdown calendar and had it monogramed with Tuomisto at the bottom. It is huge and the only place to hang it was in the hall way so the picture is at a funny angle.

I am happy to say that we are on day 3 today and having fun getting ready for Christmas as a family of 4. Here are the highlights:)
Day 1-Decorate the house

Day 2- Pick out a Christmas Tree (For the past few years we have been going to Lowe's or Fred Meyer because they are so much cheaper, but as the kids get older we will probably venture out to a real tree farm:) This year, Lowe's had this beauty for around $27.

Day 3-Decorate the Tree

Haylen enjoyed her first experience in her swing as the tree was being decorated. I can't wait to take fun pictures with her and Rysen for our Christmas card.