Saturday, June 16, 2012

San Francisco

I just got back from a SOLO trip to San Francisco to see Jami. It was amazing and so nice to have a break for a few days. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, we had an absolute blast! I mostly was just excited to do the things I never get to do ... in peace! :) Call me crazy, but yes, on my solo vacation I planned my dinner meals for the next THREE months (ha), wrote about 10 new posts for my crafty blog, AND read a whole book. Doesn't sound super exciting, but I was thrilled to actually sit down and do it.

Here's a bunch of pictures from my trip...
Our friend, Karalee, lives in San Francisco... she was our tour guide for the day :) ... it was sooo great to see her!!
 Jami checkin' out the donuts... which were AMAZING by the way :)
 Drove past the Full House houses on the way out, but didn't want to get out of the car.
Probably my favorite picture from the trip. Poor Indie in the wind :)

 Thanks again for such a good time, James!! Love you! :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Little Yellow Barn

Sorry for the lack of posting... again. There's been A LOT going on around here! 

I started up a new blog with a friend of mine and we're so excited to get things going. A local boutique contacted us and asked if we'd be interested in selling furniture in their store, so we've been extremely busy with that also. 

Needless to say, we've been busy and on the computer way too much as it is... BUT I'll get back to posting soon I promise. I've been writing down a few Tayaism's so don't you worry :) 

In the meantime, help me out and head over to our blog and let us know what you think! Follow us, Like us, Grab our button, etc. We'd REALLY appreciate it!!

Thank you! :)

Little Yellow Barn

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Painting Letters on Wood

This is a sign I just finished with super-duper-old-rusty wood that has been sitting in the garage for 5 years. Whoops. If you don't know already, I just started a new blog with a friend of mine so you can check out the HOW TO right .... HERE. And if you're not a follower already, help us out and follow us to so we can get this thing up and runnin'! :) Thanks!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2011 in a nutshell

Where oh where to begin? It's been so long and I've been dreading this post f.o.r.e.v.e.r., but I decided to just kind of sum up the year 2011.  I'll be honest, it was a rough one for us, but we're grateful it's over and hopefully it's made us stronger as a family!

 We started off the year moving to Arizona in February, which we both felt was the right decision. Around September things started changing with Cameron's work and we decided to sell our half of the company in Utah. So so random, but long story short, Cameron is now working full time BBQ and loving every minute of it. We feel like he never would've pursued a career in BBQ had we not moved to Arizona so we know we're here for a reason. We're hoping for the best over these next few months as BAM BAM'S BBQ starts to take off. I'm amazed at how quickly everything has happened and how incredible Cameron has done so far! He is extremely talented and has completely found his niche in life!

The end of October Cameron and I made a decision and he headed to The Biggest Loser Fitness Ridge in Malibu, CA for an entire month. He learned a lot about himself, exercise of course, and has lost somewhere around 50 pounds so far. It was definitely hard on both of us, but we're so grateful he was able to go and experience that. And, believe it or not, my kids survived an entire month with just Mommy. Wait, timeout... I SURVIVED an entire month as a single mommy! :)

I recently started a new blog with a good friend of mine in Arizona- Little Yellow Barn. We live within walking distance of each other so it's SO nice to have someone SO close who loves the same things that I do! We're super excited about it and hopefully we can keep up now that there's two of us!

The kiddos are doing good! Taya is loving preschool and asks to play with friends literally every single day. Apparently I'm not good enough for her :). Dodger has totally become a little annoying brother to her, which is actually pretty funny most of the time. He LOVES to poke her until she screams, chases her around the house until she screams, and taunts her until she... screams. I guess she doesn't realize she's older and much bigger, but maybe that's a good thing. It's just payback for how awful she's been to him the last two years!

That's it for now... sorry no pictures this time. I'm in Utah right now and Cameron is in Texas picking up his new smoker. My little sister is taking pictures of my kids tomorrow, so pictures to come... no pressure Jenna :) For now, sorry this is a picture-less post!