Sunday, March 28, 2010

A New Kristen

For the last couple years I have wanted to go dark with my hair. I finally bit the bullet and had it dyed on Friday. A good friend from my ward is a great hairstylist and told me she'd do it. I love the color and especially the cut, I think it's the best one I've ever had. Although I love the color I think we're going to be putting in some red highlights. I just love how it all turned out!
(These pictures were taken by Blake which I think is pretty impressive)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kallis first haircut

Joe and I finally got sick enough of Kalli's long front hair that we took action. We asked our friend to cut her hair so that she no longer looks like a boy when I don't do her hair. She cut some bangs for her and just evened it out in front. I was completely shocked at how well Kalli sat for her. She did a great job and I'm pretty happy with the results. Here are the pictures to document this momentous occasion.
She loves the water bottle because I use one on her everyday! The first cut is always the hardest right? I don't really get sad about my kid's first haircut, I guess I'm not all the sentimental but that shouldn't come off as a shock to anyone.
I think she was kind of proud of herself. Look at her smiling at Courtney! She looks a bit older with her hair cut in the front. Usually we reserve this momentous occasion for grandma Paula, but since we knew we wouldn't be seeing her anytime soon we needed to take action. Hopefully we'll get grandma Paula to cut her hair! It's tradition, right?

Monday, March 22, 2010

An incredibly thoughtful person in my life sent me these great ramekins that makes me want to make pizookies, lava cakes and creme brulee until I fall down in exhaustion. Thank you, you are AMAZING!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Painting again

So this past weekend we decided to tackle the kids' bathroom. A couple of weeks ago I went and bought all new linens for their bathroom. I really loved the colors and was excited to put some nice color on the wall as well. It's a bit blue but we just love it! We're not quite done. In a couple of weeks we will be putting up some wainscoting and then we'll be done. Here is the journey of the bathroom.
Blake was ridiculously excited to paint so we let him help us a bit. He thought it was pretty cool but got pretty upset when we wouldn't let him do more. Joe hard at work. He was the only one able to tackle those really hard places. Finished product. I just love how it all goes together. I took this picture at night when we were all done so it's a bit darker. Kalli approves.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just like Mommy

(This was not posed)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oh the possibilities...

If you know me pretty well you know how much I love cookbooks. Joe usually just rolls his eyes when I discover a new cookbook, but to me its quite exciting. Last week I acquired another cookbook, one in which I am ridiculously excited about. I don't think I've been this excited since my last Paula Deen cookbook.
To me a cookbook is just chock full of possibility. I get anxious to try all the great new recipes and make them work in my kitchen. Not only does this cookbook have a ton of recipes that my ridiculously picky husband will eat but it also allows me the opportunity to buy new cookware, is there anything better?
I have also become a lover of food blogs and have found one that I check daily (ok maybe twice a day). I just love finding new recipes that I love and that will make my family moderately happy. Some of my favorites? This, this, oh and this, did I mention this, and lastly this.
I also have a lot of "I want to make these" recipes. That includes: funnel cake, shrimp pasta in a foil package, baked lemon pasta, and molten lava cakes.
Now it's your turn. Do you have a cookbook that you just absolutely love (please help my ever growing addiction spread)? Or do you have a food blog that you live by? I would love to know, if only to become more obsessed with food than I already am.

Monday, March 1, 2010

This is what I see whenever I take a shower and both kids are awake. It makes me smile. It's become a game with them where I'll grab their hands. This has perpetuated the problem.