we got cereal?

i guess its about time for some sort of update. i think i've made everyone wait long enough.
right now i only have the few pics that i took on Christmas eve.
the christmas pics are on my husbands camera which is with him in idaho right now.

christmas eve
making sugar cookies for santa
most of the cousins were able to get together at my parents house and make some cookies.
the first batch the kids made whatever they wanted.
it was pretty funny.
my parents give the grandkids either pajamas or slippers every christmas eve.
this year was pajamas!
"we got cereal??"
i think mia was actually a litte diappointed
because she LOVES that chex cereal.
inside were their jammies
angry birds for evelyn
princesses for amelia
they love them!
as soon as chris gets back from idaho
i'll get the christmas pics on here.
we had a great christmas.
the girls love all the things they recieved this year.


merry christmas to all

"But this... this sound wasn't sad. Why... this sound sounded glad. Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, was singing, without *any* presents at all! He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming, it *came*! Somehow or other... it came just the same."
"He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!"

A simple reminder of what Christmas is about.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!!


santa clause is coming to town

i totally forgot about seeing santa this year.
we went last friday.
yeah that was a pretty busy day.
the girls were so excited
they couldn't wait to see him
until it was our turn.
at least for amelia.
its almost our turn! mia was dancing on the floor and evelyn was hugging the nutcracker (slightly inappropriate and hilarious)

 then this happened.
not a big fan this year. hahaha.
evelyn asked santa for a reindeer toy for christmas.
any idea where santa might find one of those??
mia just cried in his face.
I'll be spending these last few days before baking.
cookies and cinnamon rolls.
wish me luck.
a lot of late nights.

i hope everyone has a wonderful day and a happy weekend!
Its almost christmas!


Oranament Swap

So it's the 20th yay!
First off a Happy Birthday to my nephew Tillman. I can not even believe he is 10! holy smokes! blows my mind!
i participated in an ornament swap this year.
with the ever so lovely Autumn.
Seriously, i love this girl.
my first one in fact, yeah nervous as all get out.
i was given a name and was supposed to make a hand made ornament and send it to them.
i'm not the craftiest person so i was really nervous.
but i got it done and sent off ON TIME and i'm hoping she likes it.
well now on to what was sent to me.
i will be honest here.
i opened it up and a cried.
i am so excited about the ornaments that i got.
yes ornaments.
5 in fact.
one for each of my family.
i thought it was so sweet for her to include little camden.
thank you to Alacia!
they'll be at the top of the tree so they don't get attacked by the kids and ruined. i would just die if they did!
check out Alacia at her blog Hoodwinked!
after looking at them i realized we didn't stray too far in the Alphabet with our names. haha.
Have an amazing day folks!


yay for the weekend

so its wednesday, and i'm talking about last weekend.
so friday the lets make a deal thing happened. woot! then that same night was the Annual Crandell dinner/gift exchange. awesome!
This years pick was to Pita Jungle. 
I had not been their before.
so i tweeted if anyone had and what i should get and i got a response to try the black bean burger. 
so i did and it was amazing! YUM!!
it was huge and amazing and i ate the whole thing.
didn't even phase me. i guess i was hungry.
so flipping good.
i could eat another one right now.
i need to stop thinking about it.
mmmmmm...black bean burger.
so after we ate
 we skipped the cheesecake everyone ordered and went next door to the frozen yogurt shop and ate some delicious yogurt!
when i say we, i mean my husband and i.

HIS all about the candy

HERS all about the fruit.
it was so good and so needed even though i was stuffed
there is ALWAYS room for frozen yogurt! ALWAYS!
it was a great time with my brothers, sisters, and parents.
we all got some great gifts.
lots of loud talking, lots of laughs
its just so much fun to be with family and have a good time.
especially over great food!!


catching up

chris was able to put the camera program on my computer! yay! so i have pictures today!
first off amelias birthday.

 amelia had a great birthday!
she loved all the presents that she got!
she got candy from her cousins hanna, tillman, easton & brinlee.
unicorn ponies from rylee & rigden
new clothes from papa & grandma crandell
a mini turtle pillow pet from uncle taylor
& a magna doodle from us.

she loves everything that she got!
thank you for the fun gifts!

for your enjoyment a little video of her blowing out the candles.
keep an eye on evelyns face.
we haven't figured out why yet, but she just doesn't seem to like the happy birthday song or candles i guess.



unicorn for the win

yesterday was an all around crazy day.

it was supposed to be a much more exciting day for sure.  i woke up feeling excited and totally ready for what this day ment for me! then some jack butt had to be evil and change the lives of so many families. so ubelieveably sad. but i will not live in fear, what kind of life would i be able to have, especially for my children, if i was fearful of the things that happened in the world.

the let's make a deal episode was supposed to air yesterday but i didn't get to see it on tv because of the news coverage happening yesterday. i was worried that it wasn't going to happen at all. if it doesn't air it pretty much didn't happen. so i was pretty bummed about that. found out later that a few stated did have it on so yay it happened, so it was only a matter of time before it was posted online.

i've been waiting for this day for 3 months. 3 months of secrets is pure torture!! TORTURE i tell you.

looked at this every day for 3 months!
well it did end up online! yay!
it won't let me put the video up on here but i have the LINK!!!!!
you can watch the whole thing or you can just go to the time around 15:00 and start from there!!  i hope you enjoy! 



it's only a DAY away!

remember when my mom, sisters, and i took that little trip to cali three months ago. yeah. the episode of lets make a deal we went to the taping of is airing TOMORROW! about time right?

so check when let's make a deal is airing in your neck of the woods and watch it! woot! in Arizona it's at 2pm on channel 5! our family loves to see ourselves on tv. we have issues. haha. i'm hoping you'll be able to spot our group!

we are sitting by the piano man! just look for the unicorn horn sticking up and you've got us! glad i had a horn, it should be easier to point us out! yay! good thinking, erica, good thinking. hahaha.

i'll remind you all again tomorrow! :)


adventures in training

its a christmas miracle!

im not sure what really brought it on, or when she decided to grow up overnight but Amelia has decided that it is time for her to use the big girl potty.

yeah i guess training her i really need the hands off approach cause she just does it on her own.

its kinda nice, but I wasn't the one ready yet. i feel bad but i just don't have the energy to keep up with her and help her like i should. it will probably take as much time as evelyn took (a whole year of training evelyn, nightmare!) so i shouldn't worry too much.

this is pretty much what's been going down at our house as of monday when she decided to start. so i guess we are on day 3.

amelia has requested if she can take her pillow with her so she can lay down on the potty. yeah sorry that is not gonna fly sweetie.

it wouldn't be a potty post with out a potty picture. hahaha.


bearded children...

I really wish it would be cool with my kids if i did this too them.
it would be the funniest thing ever.

i hope you enjoy this hilarious video.
and i hope this makes your tuesday slendid!


technical difficulties

oh so you thought you'd be seeing some really fun pictures of Amelia birthday festivities this week. yeah, i thought so too. i had everything ready to go, but it turns out my camera is i guess too cool for the software i already have on my laptop and won't load any pics.

so why don't you just load the new program then!? what are you nuts!?

yeah it ain't that simple folks. see my computer has literally been to h-e-double hockey sticks and back, multiple times. a few water episodes, keys ripped off, spilled soda, dropped. i'm surprised it's still is alive really. so the DVD drive thingy to put CD's in doesn't open, and if i happen to jimmy it open, some how(butter knife), it doesn't even close.  so there are some issues getting a CD in to load a new program. ::facepalm:: DOH!

so i have to get my hubs to either figure out a way to get the program on here or have him load it onto his man cave computer and just have him email me all the pics that i want to use. i'd love to have option A happen, but probably wont. yeah again ::facepalm::

i'm hoping tonight he can work on that and we can get some glorious pictures up for you!


i do have something for your amusement! my sisters baby shower was last weekend and she had a photo booth and took pictures of most of the peeps that came. my sisters and i while the party was going on were in the other room having some fun taking some goofball pictures of ourselve. My sister made a little site for people to see them.

so have a looksie! you'll know which ones i'm talking about. :)

it was a good time had by all. weeeeeee!

have a super awesome weekend!


golden day

Well today is a special day.

My little Amelia Brooke is THREE!

Her golden birthday. YAY!!

its crazy to think that it has been 3 years since this little nugget came to our family and added a whole new spice to it. she is a total nut case and we love her for it. seriously sometimes i worry about her level of crazy. but really she just has so much love for life! it is so much fun being able to live life with her and her excitement about everything!

awwwwwww my little nugget!
this was the day after she was born.
if you are interested to read her being born story you can HERE.
it is told through the eyes of my husband. its pretty funny. :)
Being a mother to Amelia is a new adventure everyday! I love it!

they grow up so fast....tear.

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