September 29, 2009

curls



I'm in love with these adorable curls!

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 26, 2009

crafts & birthdays

This week has been quite busy in the Humbert household. Meetings, birthday parties, crafting, and new teeth.

For my un-birthday, I got to order a bunch of scrapbook supplies. Yeah, most of that stack is pretty paper. I won't need to go shopping for quite awhile.
I'm normally not into Halloween at all but this year I have really wanted to decorate. Pumpkins, spider webs, the works. I made this decoupage canvas for the mantle.
This week, Zoe's BFF Ethan celebrated his second birthday! Zoe brought him balloons on Wednesday for his real birthday and then we went to his swimming party today. Here's a card I made for him.

Zoe has been the recipient of a new canine this morning. Total # of teeth :14.

I've been trying to figure out what I did to my wrist. It's been sore for the past week, but has really started hurting the past couple days. It's now kinda swollen, so I've been icing it and wrapping it. So if you see me with my wrist wrapped up, I'm ok.

This week, we have more meetings, some errands and more birthdays to celebrate. (Natalie and hopefully baby Lilly) I'm praying for the weather to finally change...sweaters here I come.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 19, 2009

Apple Hill (part 2)


We took lots of pictures so I added them into collages so you don't have to scroll through a bunch of photos.
We came home with lots of apples, apple donuts, apple pumpkin butter and apple juice. We love Apples!
I'll leave you with this cute photo of Zoe watching the horses.
XOXO,
Holly & Co.

Apple Hill (part 1)

We got back from apple hill awhile ago. We got lots of fun pictures. Here's the first dose. I'll post more later.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 18, 2009

13...ha...ha.ha

that title is supposed to resemble the count from Sesame Street.
Zoe is on her 13th tooth, a canine. All 4 were starting to come in, but one finally poked through.
this girl is going to be loosing teeth by her second birthday at this rate!

this weekend we are going to attempt to go to apple hill. if you remember, last year's venture did NOT go as planned. see this post.

We are going to celebrate my un-birthday.
Background: Birthdays are a big deal in my family. growing up, we get orange rolls in bed with presents all around, family dinner of our choice on the red "you're special" plate, sometime even a party.
For the past 3 years, on my birthday I have been traveling. Sometimes stuck in a hotel in Pennsylvania, sometimes on delayed flights, etc. And while they were all still nice birthdays, this year I wanted to not have to be in an airport. So I decided we're celebrating in September, which is a relatively uneventful month for us.
And yes, this year we don't have plans to travel on/around my birthday....I'm not taking any chances :)
No need to adjust your date books or calendars. This is a one time adjustment and we will return to regularly scheduled birthdays for Holly in 2010.


XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 16, 2009

Hair Change, need opinions

So after a drastic cut in May, I'm back to my in between hair length. I can't make it grow any faster, so I'll probably end up cutting it.
I'm really liking the tousled bob look, like this.
Anyone have any thoughts? Like or dislike?
please help!

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 15, 2009

lounging on a Tuesday

I LOVE evenings like this.
When all is peaceful. No meltdowns, no freakouts, no awful barking, no meetings to go to or homework to do.
Ryan is making his fabulous chicken tacos and guacamole, and I am blogging :) It doesn't get much better than this.

*edited to add: I am now eating said tacos and guacamole, and it's heaven.

I've been getting back into my crafting groove. I made this hair flower last night.
I am planning on getting some scrapping time in once The Bink goes down to bed.
I went to Michael's today and got some 12x12 frames so I can display some of my scrapbook pages. What I really need an another scrapbook. I have enough pages down to fill 1 or 2 more. Right now the pages are just sitting in a pile...should probably invest in a home for them.

Well off to enjoy my peaceful evening!

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 14, 2009

Let's Bowl, Let's bowl


On Saturday, we got invited to go bowling with the Humberts! Zoe had never been bowling before and we had a great time. Zoe enjoyed the popcorn while the rest of us bowled our hearts out. The first game I was terrible. I barely broke 60. But the second game, I hit my stride, I bowled over 100 with no bumpers! I think that might be a first. Ryan bowled over 20mph.

Today, Zoe and I took a trip to Goodwill today. We found just what we were looking for, and some books for Zoe. Then we stopped into the quilt shop and got some fat quarters for various projects. Some ruffle shirts and hair flowers.

I found the best blog for project ideas. mymamamadeit.blogspot.com. She has some great tutorials. I love how she does little projects for toddlers. I'm hoping to make some cute clothes for Zoe soon.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 10, 2009

Swimming in Flowers


This evening when Z & I got home, she wanted to play with my scrapbooking stuff. She reached for the rotary cutter, but we settled on the jar of flowers instead :)
She had fun spilling them all over the floor and then decided to lay in them. I snapped a picture, it was too cute to pass up.

Last night I took on a project to turn an old dress into a button down shirt. It actually turned out and I wore it today! I should have taken pictures, but I didn't.

I'm in the process of changing my e-mail address to a more grown up one. It's changing to holly.humbert@gmail.com. Update your address books. I'll be forwarding from the brwneyes account until I get all my online stuff changed over (so like 2 or 3 weeks).

This weekend we are having a RS pancakes and pjs activity. Pancakes always remind me of my best friend in high school who worked at IHOP for a short time and always smelled like syrup. :)

MY new fall show addiction is GLEE. It totally makes me wish I could sing and dance. Zoe likes the dance numbers, she wiggles from side to side while they dance. We've been watching the pilot episode all summer on Hulu. Just love the awkwardness, it's heartwarming.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 8, 2009

My Hero

Today, I locked my keys in my car, for the first time since owning my car. and to my rescue, came Ryan. He was able to use a piece of wire to pry open the lock before AAA got here. HOORAY for handy husbands!

Zoe turned 15 months last week. It's amazing how fast time flies. Her newest words are "hot" "water" "yucky". She's also learned to walk backwards. It's rather funny to watch. She has a liking for sour fruit. She will eat lime and lemon wedges when we're at restaurants. Here she is eating a lime.

I'm trying to fit in some crafty projects. We'll see if it actually happens.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 6, 2009

Just like Mommy

Zoe has been carrying around my purse lately. I love the way she holds her arm up so that the purse won't slide off. These are some pictures we took on Friday waiting for Daddy to get home.
XOXO,

Holly & Co.

September 4, 2009

Date Night - Macaroni Grill

Last night Zoe spent the night at Grandma & Granpa Humbert's house so Ryan and I got a date night!
We went to Macaroni Grill and discovered they had re-done the whole menu. Simplified, added, and changed the whole thing. It was great. The menu also now includes a nutritional information panel, so you can see exactly how many calories, sat. fat etc. you are getting. (EYE-OPENER!) I was shocked that one of my favorite dishes was almost 500 calories more than the Fetticini Alfredo! But it helped me make a positive decision. I got the Pollo Caprese, so Yummy! However out food was extrememly late coming out, so they comped us a dessert, which threw the whole calorie count out the window. (but is was divine)
Then we headed over to Fry's Electronics to walk around and ooh and ahh over expensive gadgets we don't need. We ended up buying printer ink which we needed.
It was an early night, but nice to get some one on one time with the Hubby.

Zoe is feeling much better. While home sick, she learned what the cow says, "Mooo" (said in the most adorable little Zoe voice)

Our dear friends/neighbors welcomed their second baby boy on Wednesday afternoon. Little Noah is as perfect as they come. Mom & Baby are both healthy and well. We're excited to have a brand new baby right next door. You can see pictures on their blog.

We'll be having a PJs & Pancakes breakfast next saturday for our ward Relief Society. I am thinking I need to get some cute jammies for this event. Don't wanna show up in Ryan's giant BYU sweatshirt and yoga pants, which is what I normally wear. Poor Jamie can attest to that. I wonder if Target has some cute ones.

Last weekend I got the urge to re-do Zoe's room. I took down all her alphabet canvases and bedding. I want to redo it in the color scheme/fabric from the quilt the Julie made her. Kind of a 70's mod feel. But then I got tired. So her room is less than cute right now but I'm hoping to make some changes during the long weekend.

Ok enough rambling for now. Have a great weekend everyone.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

September 2, 2009

Back in Action

With a double ear infection!
Yep, Zoe has more ear infections. It's only happened right after we've been traveling, so I think from now on, we'll watch her much more closely after we go anywhere exotic. (ie. UT, etc)

For now we're just laying low drinking lots of fluids, cuddling and watching Mickey.

We're hoping to take her to Disney on Ice in October. Anyone else going?

XOXO,
Holly & Co.