Saturday, March 14, 2015

Busy busy busy.

It has been a very busy past few months. The trick is to enjoy the busy!!! If anyone has figured out how to do that, please let me know. Anyway, here are some highlights from the past couple of weeks.

The boys and I celebrated Valentine's Day with some cookie decorating!

 True Masterpieces! Spiderman wishes he could have one. Speaking of Spiderman, we have been all about the costumes lately. With the weather getting warmer, we have been spending a lot of in the yard. Dressed in full super hero garb.
 Brady really really really wants to learn to ride Jackson's bike but all he can do right now is sit on it and look cool.
 We had a visit from one of our favorite Elders on his way home. We saw Elder Painter and his parents. It was a great visit!
 I did a little home improvement project this week. Under our sink was pretty disgusting (This picture was taken after I had cleaned it.) so I decided to do something about it. Here is the before!

 And here is the after! I used left over tile from our kitchen floor to tile the inside of the sink cupboard. I think it looks pretty good! Not bad for my first attempt at laying tile (even if it was sticky back) on anything.

Finally I think once prom is done I will be doing a little more of this:

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Evolution of the Carrs

Looking through old family photos the other the other day and put all our family photos together. This is what I have:

This is the first picture ever taken of Ike and I together. It was taken in my apartment kitchen at BYU.  2007

This is one of our engagement pictures and you could call this our first official portrait. 2008

A wedding photo! I know it is really far away but for some reason this is the only one I have saved on this computer! 2008

This was taken at my sister's wedding during our first year of marriage. 2008

Pregnant with Jackson but you can't see because of how we are posed. 2009 This one is really small because I took it off facebook. I need to get a bigger copy scanned or something. Not a big deal because this isn't a very flattering photo anyway.

Jackson's Blessing. 2010

Family picture with Jackson. Maybe 2011

Right before Brady. 2012
Brady!!! 2012


How cute are all of these?!?!?!??!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Feeling Young and Crazy...

But realizing I am actually getting old.

So Ike and I did a crazy thing. Last Wednesday he came home and said he found a great price on a ticket for the AFC Championship game in Foxboro Mass. He really wanted to go to the Super Bowl this year but I said no. This ticket was pretty cheap (relatively speaking) and with gas as cheap as it is right now AND he used the "Wouldn't it be great for the kids to see their grandparents..." line.

So I said yes. But here is the kicker. In order to get there and have Ike miss the least amount of school we decided to drive the 31 hours it takes to get to New Hampshire from our house in one shot. We left Friday at 5pm and got to New Hampshire at 1:30am on Sunday morning. We did stop and sleep in a rest  area for about an hour around three in the morning on Friday. But other than that we drove non stop. It was long and I may or may not have had an emotional meltdown after about the first 28 hours.

So Ike went to the game on Sunday and the boys and I hung out with Grandma and Grandpa Carr. An awesome added bonus is that the boy's cousins were there too! They had a blast. After the game Ike and I hit the road again but (thankfully) it started to sleet and the roads were horrible and icy. So around 3am we got a hotel. We ended up getting home around 1am on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and poor Ike went to school that day.

This trip taught me many things.
1. I will never plan on driving all night again. It was HORRIBLE!
2. My kids are amazing in the car. I have no idea why they behaved so well. They NEVER cried, had any meltdowns or anything!!!  They were able to watch two movies in the whole first 31 hours and they were fine for the whole rest just sitting in the car, reading their books or playing with toys. I think they handled the car ride better than me. 
3. Lack of sleep makes me a disoriented rude person.

Overall, it was a great trip that I will definitely NEVER forget. But, I don't think I would ever do anything like this again. I think I put a cap at max hours driven in one day to be about 16.

Brady chilling in the car.

Ike is ready to REPRESENT!!!!

 The boys with Grandma and Grandpa!!!
 I love continental breakfast!!!!
 Who doesn't love to sleep in a hotel!?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We had a wonderful Christmas this year. I think every Christmas is pretty much amazing but this year was especially nice because we were with my ENTIRE family. As all the Harvey kids get older and get married, it is becoming less and less often that we are all together. After a week in Ohio with the entire family, we came home and my parents came to stay with us for a few days. It was awesome to show them our new house and actually have someone sleep in our guest room. This year was a great Christmas. But now it is a new year and it is time to get back to work!
We went to Wisconsin first and saw Ike's brother Abe, his wife Ashley and their son Joseph. It was awesome!!!
 Look at these adorable cousins!
 Ike and his brother Abe rocking the sweaters!!!
 Grandma Joel and his grand-boys!
 Batman and Batman! I think Jackson wore that Batman mask every day we were there.
 Ike is the master bowler!
 I love my DAD!!!!!
 Jackson bowling!
 Brady loves to watch his ball go.
 Brady eating his gingerbread house before he is even done.
 Grandma Jenny is the master of the royal icing.
 Even Batman likes making Gingerbread houses.
 Pigs are flying! Ike never plays video games. We actually even have a no video games in the house rule...apparently that does not apply to Madden NFL games.
 Ladies in Pink. Apparently there was some sort of sale on Hello Kitty pajamas.
 You know you are jealous of our skills and fashion.
 Brady all snuggled up in the car with his new blanket from Grandma Judy!
The boys with Grandma Jenny and Grandpa Joel! This might be my favorite picture from the entire trip.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Some New Family Pictures!

While we were in Ohio over Christmas, we had some great family pictures taken! I think family pictures are some of my favorite things. Here are some of the best of my family as well as the big group shot!