Friday, August 28, 2009

Have a seat!

We recently went into Build-a-Bear to look around. Nick walked right over to the Hello Kitty chairs (made for the stuffed animals) and plopped himself down. I thought it was funny and luckily had my camera on me.



Friday, August 21, 2009

Girls Night Out in July

Here's another flashback to when Hayley and Holly were visiting. After bowling we went to Red Robin for some yummy food and girl talk. It got a little weird, so I pulled out the camera :-)






We miss you guys!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Recipe Blog

I've been talking a lot with friends lately about how boring meal time has become. I've tried a few new recipes and shared a few as well...and it's help bring some excitement to my dinner table. When an old roommate asked me for a recipe on facebook I thought it would be fun to have a place where we could share all these recipes we've been talking about. So, here it is! I hope we all enjoy this and I hope I find some great recipes. If you want to add one, just email it to me at julie@carattini.net.

Don't be shy...........send those emails!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bowling


Here's another flashback to when my nieces where visiting. We had a "Girls Night" at the bowling alley where Bryn kicked our butts! She was very good!

Bryn and Holly

Hayley

Go Brynie, GO!

HOLLYWOOD!!!

Bryn got the highest score!

Jealous?

It's hard to see, but Bryn is at the top (Brynie PPH) with a score of 123, next was Hayley (Lee Lee) with 122, third was me (Jewray) with 110, and last was Holly (Hollywood) with 80.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hey!


Hey Vicky, Janelle, and Hayley! You guys promised you'd leave comments if I updated my blog.......I'm waiting! :-)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My trip home from Utah


So after visiting my sister in Utah and my sister in Nevada, I headed home for Arizona with two of Vicky's girls (Hayley & Holly) and Nancy's oldest son (Alex). On the way home we stopped in St. George to buy Bryn a dress at the outlet mall. Alex and Hayley found a pink tutu at Gymboree and put it on Nick. Unfortunately, he really liked it. And even though I hated the fact he liked it, it was really funny and I did take a few pictures.



That night we stopped in Vegas to spend the night. We went to M&M world and Coca Cola world like we always do. I would love to meet my sisters and their kids in Vegas sometime and spend more than one evening there. They are great kids!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monkeys on my bed

video

I have a 2nd grader!


Bryn started her first day of 2nd grade on Monday. We switched schools this year and I was very nervous for her, but she did great and is really enjoying it. After I uploaded this picture, I realized that I always take her picture of the first day of school by the front door....except for last year. I really wished now that I had done it by the front door because it's so fun to see how she's changed and grown. I'll be sure to do it like that from now on.

First day of 2nd grade!
First day of 1st grade.
First day of Kindergarten.
First day of her 2nd year in pre-school.
First day of her 1st year in pre-school.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Trip to Elko


During our trip to Utah, we drove over to Elko, Nevada to visit my sister, Nancy. She and her family moved to Elko last summer and Bryn was dying to see where Andrew lives. I took Vicky, Hayley, and Holly with me and the kids. We spent two days there and Bryn LOVED it! We played games, ate some yummy Mexican food, saw "The Proposal" (which was hilarious!), went swimming in the Elko pool, and as you can see from the picture below, Bryn and Andrew played with Legos every other minute of our visit. I thought I had a few pictures of them playing with the Legos, but this was the only photo on my camera with Legos in it. They must be on Bryn's disposable camera.

The weather there was SO NICE! The night we came out of the movie it was about 70 degrees with a cool breeze. Pure heaven!

Don't you just love how she tucked in her shirt that day?!?!




They have an extra bedroom where they've put a tv and the video games. Nick loved the "love sack".
You can see a mini fridge in the background. Nancy's a cool mom!

This is a picture of Andrew that Nancy had on the wall. If you know me well, you know I love pumpkins. I almost stuck this in my suitcase, but then decided to just take a picture of it. SO CUTE!

An afternoon at Cheryl's house

While in Utah, we had the opportunity to visit with friends that live in our ward and some friends that use to live in our ward. It was lots of fun! We saw the Andersons, Gibsons, Williams, and Baggiores. Cheryl has a creek behind her house and the kids LOVED it. My niece, Hayley, and Nephew, Alex, offered to watch Nick for me if I bought them a cheesecake. Um, let me think.....Sure! I'm not stupid :-) So, it was a quiet afternoon for me and I was able to relax and chat with friends.

Mason, Nick, Tyler, Austin, Bryn, Riley, Sadie, and Braden.







Thanks for a great BBQ, Cheryl!