Thursday, March 31, 2011

play that funky music

i have the spring cleaning itch, but it's cold and rainy. who wants to open their windows, organize closets, scrub floors, deep clean their kitchen, and love it while it's cold and rainy?!?! exactly. i'm in a funk.

so what do i do? i make a list. i am OBSESSED with list making. i make lists for everything. so i made a spring cleaning list. room by room. it's pretty awesome. i almost feel as if i did everything just by writing it down...too bad it doesn't work that way. but it did make me excited to do the things i wrote down. i also have the itch because we just found out that we can extend our lease for another year! this is big! the reynolds have moved EVERY SUMMER we've been married...yep....five. this will officially be our first summer to be normal people swimming, going to the park, and enjoying the beautiful weather; not searching for boxes, wrapping, boxing, packing, moving, unpacking people. i'm beyond excited! so until July 2012 we're staying put. so, as i look around our home sweet home i see lots of stuff...stuff that needs to go...stuff that we've been holding onto "just in case we moved and need it in our new place", well we aren't, and we don't need it!

the other reason for my funk...my productive juices aren't flowing...except for the list making, of course. we all get stuck in our little routines, right? well, i'm stuck in mine and need a new one. i decided yesterday that i can only check facebook monday, wednesday, friday. that makes me sound obsessed...well i'm not. but i do check it everyday, sometimes twice. i'm not on it more than a few minutes, checking the updates and pictures and then i'm done...but facebook is the gateway drug. because now i'm on the computer and i'm blog stalking, again only about 10 mintues and i'm done with that, but i'm sitting down...on the comfy couch...and makenzie is napping...it never ends well. it will be good for me, i will browse less and DO more! i'm excited.!



Monday, March 28, 2011

a sunny little party

we had a sunny little party here in reynolds land!


the invitation


i made the cake and cupcakes with homemade icing!


the room turned out so cute!
the tissue balls were made by my mother-in-law and the center pieces were cool glass bottles filled with pink and yellow candies

the birthday girl!

birthday girl with her presents and the party favors, bubble wands!

foooooooooood!
SUN chips, chicken salad SUNwiches, fruity rays of SUNSHINE, SUNkist, capriSUNS, and a SUNdae bar!

makenzie's timeline of pictures!

the host and hostess :)

is that for meeeeeee?!?!?!

finger-lickin good!

and this.....

led to this.
we're working on sharing...


having fun opening her presents!

makenzie's party has come and gone and we loved every minute of it! i had so much fun planning it and everything turned out so cute! it was such a special day for our family to celebrate our cutie and felt so loved having our friends there and lots of family come to town to join us!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

places to go, people to see!

video


just going on our morning stroll!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

it's almost heeeeeeere!!!!!!!!!!!

i haven't posted much about makenzie's big partay because....well...i've been busy planning it! here are the invitations that turned out so CA-UTE! we have lots of family coming in town just for her and we are so excited! wish you all could come too!

(no that is not the right time...stupid misprints!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a good reminder

Heard this quote at church on Sunday.

Loved it, needed it, had to share it!

"Choose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism."

-Bishop Richard C. Edgley
LDS General Conferance, Oct 2010