Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summertime Fun!

We've had some really warm days lately, and this is Isaiah's favorite thing to do in the backyard! I think he has this whole "Summertime and the livin's easy" thing figured out!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A tribute....

I don't know about all of you guys, but I am really torn up about the death of Michael Jackson. I feel like a little piece of me went with him. Every morning, Isaiah and I turn on the Ipod in the kitchen and rock out to some J5, and Billie Jean(I have been doing this long before Isaiah was born actually). Not even joking, Isaiah's favorite song in the whole world is "Rockin' Robin." I know he has been criticized for his weird lifestyle choices and all, but you have to admit he was a spectacular entertainer. What a sad end. I will miss you MJ!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bootcamp Update

This will just be a quick update since I am sure Isaiah will be waking up from his nap at any moment, but I am so excited, I had to share. We just finished up with our 8 week bootcamp, and Amanda came over last night to take all my measurements again. I ended up losing 7-9% bodyfat (depending on which skinfold pinches she used), 8 lbs on the scale, and inches from every location! I am so happy that all my hard work has been paying off. I've decided to sign up for another 8 weeks and my goal is to lose another 3-5% bodyfat and 5-10 lbs and then I will be totally satisfied. Another bonus....I am able to fit into my prepregnancy jeans!!! Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy first Father's Day to my sweet husband Nick! You are the best dad in the world and I am so happy we have our little Bubby! He loves you so much and so do I!

Well...we decided to take a mini vacation back to Idaho Falls to visit for Father's Day, attend Nick's cousin Doug's wedding, and to take a sight-seeing trip to Jackson Hole for a couple of days. I am actually blogging from our hotel right now. Isaiah just fell asleep, Nick is playing softball with his old team, and I am getting in some relaxation time! I must say that vacations are not really vacations when you are bringing a 7 month old baby along. Everything is A LOT of work, but still definetely worth while.

It rained all through the Shurtliff Family BBQ Sunday, but thanks to Todd's giant tent, we all stayed dry. Isaiah finally met some of his extended family that have not seen him yet, and everyone thought he was super cute :-) Then we went and had a quiet visit at my mom and dad's house. My parents are doing great and we got to talk for quite a while since Isaiah discovered that Grandma has awesome toys!

Monday was a busy day! I had my hair done in the morning, and then I wanted to run Isaiah by his old doctor's office to have them take a peak in his ears (he has been pulling on them like crazy, but no ear infection...just teething discomfort). Then we drove up to Jackson Hole. We stayed at Hotel Terra in Teton Village which was awesome! I highly recommend it! However, I do not recommend the restaurant in the hotel...way too gourmet. I ordered the ravioli and it started out great until I realized their raviolis were filled with raw egg yolk as it slithered out onto my plate. Next time, I will order the pizza.

We walked all over downtown Jackson this morning, and I was able to take some great photographs for our website (stay tuned more to come on that subject) Although Isaiah did great in his new carseat, he seems really uncomfortable in the stroller sitting forward without his bucket carseat. So we had to take him out a lot and carry him. Finally, we just decided to hang out in the Antler Park in the middle of town and just let him roll around on a blanket to tire himself out before we drove back into I.F.

Next up, Doug's Wedding. Where do I begin? First of all, I want to say that I admire Doug for being secure and confident in who he is and what he enjoys, because that can be hard when you know there are people out there that can be so critical and try to bring you down. That being said...let me tell you about this wedding. It was quite creative. It was based on a Star Wars because he and his fiance are such big fans and met at a Star Wars Storm Trooper meeting or something like that. When we arrived, each guest was asked to have their family's poloroid taken with a replica C3PO and then the print was placed on a page in an album where we could write a message for the bride and groom. (kind of cool). The cake had "Doug and Erin" spelled out in Star Wars font and the topper was Princess Laya and her boyfriend (either Hans Solo or Luke Skywalker-I have no clue who is who). Otherwise, the wedding was very traditional and beautiful and Doug's new wife seems really nice and happy to be married to him. I wish them the best!

We will be coming back to Boise tomorrow, and I can't wait to be home in my own bed, with my own bathroom, and my own kitchen. I am exhausted!

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Jammies

A new pair of pajamas isn't your typical blogworthy material. However, this particular set has had quite an impact on our household. This is the first pair of pj's Isaiah has worn that have been the 2 piece style with open feet and he is loving the freedom of rubbing his feet on everything! (this is his new obsession-all textures must be felt with his hands, and then he hoists his leg up to feel with his toes too....don't ask me!)Normally, this would be great, but Isaiah has been waking up in the middle of the night ready to play and kicking his feet all over the place. I've become so exhausted that I have resorted to pretending to be asleep so he rolls over and wakes up his dad! He looks so cute and snuggly in his jammies that Nick can't resist and he ends up cuddling with him until he falls back asleep (usually an hour later-YIKES. I put him in one of his old pairs of pajamas last night, and he did better, but they just aren't as cute. Here are some pictures so you can see what I mean. The t-shirt says "Who You Callin' Crabby?" and there are crabs, and octopus all over it. The bottoms are snug so you can see his long skinny legs and diaper bum...so adorable.
These were taken the morning after a rough night (love the bed-head!

2nd Hand Bargain!

I saw a picture of a beautiful menu chalkboard on UppercaseLiving.com and just had to have one in my home. The problem was that I couldn't find a chalkboard that looked elegant and of quality construction that didn't cost a fortune. (I wasn't about to hang one of the cheap boards in my kitchen and try to pass it off as art!) So...I decided to make one myself. I found this old frame and board at Deseret Industries for $4, chalkboard and brown spray $5 at Walmart, and Voila! I did it myself for under $10.