Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Lorax

 One of the days during Dr. Seuss week at school, Marshall had the chance to dress up like his favorite Dr. Seuss character.  He was also allowed to "Seuss up" (make up) his own if he wanted.  At first that's what he wanted to do, but it was going to be quite the ordeal so I jumped on the internet to find some inspiration.  I came across a great tutorial on Pinterest, got Marshall on board with the idea, and went to work.  I had the kids jump in the car so we could head to WalMart (at dinner time) to get a couple essentials, and wouldn't you know it, they had nothing I needed.  Because we were halfway to Joann's at that point, we kept going and prayed we wouldn't need the diaper bag because I had left it at home.  We got our stuff, got home, had dinner and I went to work.  I made this whole thing without a pattern, just kind of holding it up to him and cutting and sewing away.  I was so proud of myself!!!  I even put long sleeves on it rather than having a mismatched long sleeved shirt coming out of the "tunic" that was made in the tutorial.  I shouldn't be going on and on about my skills, but really... I was shocked and so happy.  The sewing class I took just recently paid off like crazy.  But back to Marshall...

Is he not the cutest little Lorax there ever was?  He got all kinds of compliments on his get up.  Before we got to school I asked him if he thought there might be other Loraxes at school and he said, "Probably.  But I think I will be the best one."  I sure love this kid's confidence.  And pretty much everything else about him.  His outfit was such a hit with his teacher she told him he would have to wear it on Earth Day since the Lorax speaks for the trees.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Colby turned 30.

Disclaimer:  I feel like a total jerk that Colby didn't get blogged about on his birthday.  I'm getting this done almost two weeks later.  Eeek!

This year was a big one.  Colby is now 30!  Even though he has a few more wrinkles and a considerably larger amount of chest hair than when we got married, I can't think of a more fantastic, rugged, handsome fellow I'd like to be married to.  He can make me laugh more than anyone in the world and makes my heart nearly burst when I think of all he does for us.  And on top of that, he gave me my adorable kiddos that make my life so rich!  Love you babe.

Wow, these pictures are grainy... but that's what happens when you don't take pictures of/with the birthday boy until the sun goes down.

To celebrate his big day we met up with our long lost pals, the Davis', and ate at Anasazi Steakhouse.  Colby and I love some good food and love trying new places, but whenever he hears me say "this place sounds so good" he gets a little nervous because I really like some weird stuff.  He was a tiny bit skeptical that I made reservations for a place he knew nothing about, but I think it worked out ok.  You really can't go wrong throwing a huge piece of meat in front of that guy.  I think it's safe to say it was the best steak I've ever had and definitely the best steak in St. George.  We might just head back for other special occasion.  I'm thinking we each get a different type of cheese fondue... one monster steak to share... and some dessert fondue!  Or two of those even.  Mmmm...

Colby, I love you.  I'm so grateful for all you do for me and the kiddos.  You're the best!  
Hope the next 30 keep getting better and better.