Friday, October 29, 2010

a few words from the man himself

Ry just won a songwriting contest for the American SongWriter magazine. They just posted his interview today.
Have yourself a read.

He just recorded the song this week, but it still is getting mixed.

He has this other new song, Peaceful Mind... you can listen to that here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

the tulips will have to wait

This weekend we introduced the boys to Star Wars. A moment to be remembered, as we all sat on one couch watching Darth Vader come onto the screen. The boys were mesmerized, and have been playing jedi knights ever since.

I bought a bunch of tuplip bulbs, only to have it rain on my day of planting. So instead I sat at my kitchen window watching the birds eat greedily from my new bird house feeder I just hung from our backyard tree.

My report from the doctor this week brought the good news of baby being turned into launch position. No more breech. No more need to lie on ironing boards.

Our friend Harley was married this weekend. They had wood grain heart stamped bags filled with cinnamon bears and lemon drops to take home with you. I've been happily munching from it all day.

I was able to trim my rose bushes down and stain the sand box before the cold came... what beautiful weather we have had. I hope we get one last hit of it again before the winter months set in around us.

The boys couldn't be any more excited about Halloween. We busted out the costumes for our church carnival. I loved watching Jack and Cash as they attempted pumpkin bowling, bat hitting, eyeball tossing games. None of Cash's candy prizes ever made it to the bottom of his pumpkin - just straight to the mouth. They were more then a little sugared up by the time we left.

Tomorrow we make haunted gingerbread houses with the cousins.
Maybe we will watch the last Star Wars.

As long as I am cozy on the couch with Ryan for a lazy sunday afternoon, I don't care about much else.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

a good day

Today was fun.

The morning started out with taking the boys out to breakfast for pancakes since Jack decided to wake everyone up at the crack of dawn in attempt to find his beloved pink stuffed animal piggy.

We stopped off at the nursery, and picked out a few clearanced out shrubs to plant in order to keep the neighborhood boy from mowing 2 feet into our lawn. He army haircuts the older couples lawn next to us, and in turn wipes out our sprinkler heads every time as he mows over into our yard. I tried to talk to him earlier in the summer, show him the massacred sprinkler heads, and he was conscious of it for about a week - then came in a foot more. Since this is a good time to plant, I figured I would start now to help next summer's lawn and sprinklers not be victimized every week.

We bought Jack some much needed bigger sized killer new super hero underwear and I hope this will be the solution to him grabbing and adjusting himself constantly in public.

Ry helped me hang all the remaining frames and bed lights to the boys room (pictures coming soon), and then we headed off to watch him play at an outdoor folk festival down in American Fork with Paul and the Madison Arm crew.

The boys and I headed home after that, stopping off at 2 Walmarts and 1 Target in an attempt to get the new How To Train a Dragon movie. With sad tears and dramatic draping over shopping carts - we were unsuccessful on all attempts. Cue in Grandma Leigh to save the day... luckily Grandma was willing to sell us her copy she had just bought at Costco so the boys could continue on another day. Oh thank you thank you Grandma!

We took a nice cozy tub. Snuggled into some warm Iron Man and Spiderman pjs, and the boys were off to bed.

Now I'm just waiting for Ryan to get home from his house concert he played in Provo after the folk festival, with the beautiful and uber talented Sarah Sample. I am considering eating leftovers out of the fridge, but keep hearing the voice of my doctor tell me each week that I am gaining too much weight. Sigh. Sometimes I wonder if I just like to eat, or if I am actually hungry.

All in all, it was a fun day.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sarah and the guys

My small photo documentation of a great night by Sarah and the band at her CD release party.

I started crying through Ryan's second song and all into and through Paul's set. I was a uncontrollable pregnant mess. The music was so great tonight, but my mind was on other things - and well, I just didn't stand a chance.

Sarah - you were beautiful. Your songs amazing. The whole night a success.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

pretty please

Oh man. I have wanted one of these bikes ever since they came into existence.

They are hosting another contest. The blogger with the most clicked links from their blog to the site wins a bike and a lifetime of happiness.
If only more people then my mom read my blog... all my dreams might come true.

Well - by any miracle you are reading this entry... click the link on the left nav of this sad little girl's blog and at least put me in there for a few clicks.

Oh Madsen bike ... I'm in love with you (and I want that coat).

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

someday, someday

My friend Sarah Sample has just released her newest record, Someday, Someday, and this Thursday, will be having her CD release party. You should attend if you are looking to be wooed by one of the loveliest voices out there. It's at Pioneer Hall (Old Rock Building) at 1137 West 7800 South in West Jordan, 7pm. Ryan will be playing an opening set, as well as the rest of the night with her.

The CD is beautiful Sarah - congratulations!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

something that I love

I have always loved mini things. Mini books, mini figurines ... and nothing is quite as cute as mini food. Things have such a different presence when small.

My mom gave me this mini muffin tin a few years back, and I love using it any chance I get.

Mini lemon muffins. Just perfect.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

another week gone by

Yes yes, another few weeks gone by. What have we been up to? Well let me think.

Last weekend we took the boys up the canyon to see the leaves.
We stopped off at a little cafe in Midway to eat some of the most yummy homemade scones ever, then headed towards Sundance to ride the chair lift. A beautiful 45 minute ride up and back. I wish I had more pictures of the event, but I was too concerned about dropping either my phone or Cash off the lift, so let Ryan play photographer and will post the pictures once they are developed.

Afterwords, we treated the boys to some yummy suckers from the resort snack shop and headed home. The weather was a dream - Utah is so beautiful this time of year.

I started my natural birthing class as well. Being self insured has made me insane enough to try and attempt this kid without the happy drugs that cost so much and that have made the other 2 births so pleasant. The book, The Bradley Method, has been my main read over the last several weeks. I think my family still thinks I am insane, but I am getting more and more confident that I can do this. Although - the little monster is breeched at this moment, so if I can just get him to turn, I don't think I will be so nervous. My friend Holly has just given me some tips that involve being upside down on an ironing board... wish me luck.
Ryan and the Lower Lights gang played at the Provo roof top concert series. Grandma Tanner let the boys sleep over so I could go down. The weather was great - and the roof top was packed, and I even got to meet the lovely Miss Courtney aka C Jane. The show was great. If you haven't purchased the CD yet, you should. Jack has most of it memorized. After it was all over, we ate at the yummy Rooster at about 1 in the morning and I don't think I have ever been so tired.

Jack had his last soccer game on Saturday. I don't think soccer will ever be the sport for Jack. He is just way too nice to ever try and take anything, let alone a ball, away from another kid. He just liked running around a lot, and wearing the big socks that would go up to his thighs when it got extra cold. The snacks at the end of the game were also a real plus.

I finally got both boys together in one room. I finished my headboards this weekend and will post the pictures once I get the room assembled. Cash seems to have no problem with sleeping in the big-boy bed, although it is always a mystery where I will find him in the morning. He is often rolled under Jack's bed, behind a chair, in the closet, or somewhere in the hall. I don't know really how he gets there, but he stays asleep - so I guess he must be comfortable.

I think I will attempt to get out all the baby clothes this week and start to prep the room for kid numero 3. Having 3 boys has it's advantages. Although I am starting to see that most of the clothes aren't surviving Cash's wear and tear.

Well. That might be it. Consider yourself updated.