Wednesday, September 29, 2010

May I have 15 minutes of your time?

I was recently emailed these videos, and I would urge you to watch both parts in their entirety. They will compell you, and something in you will want to rise up with Mrs. Gianna and fight for her. It is a story that should be shouted from rooftops. A message that should be blasted through the hallways of every highschool and college in the world. It is one of the most moving, powerful, heart wrenching things I have ever heard in my life. (It isn't very big on my blog, if this is annoying just click on the actual video and it will take you to youtube's site where you can watch it in full screen mode)



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I love you more than...

My girls and I have this fun little game...randomly throughout the day I'll tell one of them, " I love you more than..." and insert something I really really love. It usually consists of food items or stores etc...Mailey usually loves me more than chocolate milk, which is a pretty strong contender of her affection. Emry usually picks cheerios...but this morning...well this morning was a little different.

Me: I love you more than flowers!
E: I love you more than...
M: more than....

uh...WHAT?!?!? I mean, I'm definitely glad I rank higher than dropping off the cosby kids but good golly. Of course this resulted in giggles all around, which was unfortunate, because that gave Emry the notion I want to be told that more often. So now, every minute or so, I hear, I love you  more than poo mama!
Thanks love. Really. Thanks so much.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Child Labor

HA! Just kidding, it wasn't child labor (well...sorta). Mailey made dinner tonight! whoop whoop! My crafty dreams of enforcing child labor, are slowly taking shape....and as I twist my hands with barely contained glee...whoops! just kidding! wow, where did that come from?!?!
Mailey has always loved helping in the kitchen, and tonight I decided to let her help with dinner. We made Curry in a Hurry from the infamous kitchen of Patti Rice. And dude. You gotta make this recipe. Its quick, cheap, easy and look! Even a four year old can do it!!!
Okay, I pre-measured everything and De-boned a chicken and made rice (Tia Rosa makes tortilla bread, which is incredible with this dish...almost like naan) and get the picture. But it was so darn cute! When we sat down to eat, Mailey could barely contain her glee, she had the biggest, cheesiest grin on her face waiting for our first bites, and then when we lavished her with praise, she seriously swooned she was so proud. It was darling. I must do it again.
Here's the pictures, first the carefully measured ingredients, then Mailey covering her eyes as she sautéed onions (ha!!!) and then the results :) Yes I let a four year old work over a hot stove. But it was on a very medium low and I was right there constantly reminding her the oven could fry her fingers off if she touched it. Just know, she was not even about to get close :)
The pictures were taken with my phone, hence the annoyingly low quality. I really need to recharge those darn batteries...

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Have you heard of Small? the magazine? Its delightful! Its a free online publication that is seriously, seriously, darling.
I think I first read about it on Amy Karol's blog, the angry chicken; and have subscribed to read every issue since!
If you're a mum, and love Ikea and Etsy...well this is for you! Its different, innovative, quirky, whimsical...the list goes on and on...seriously, if Ikea and Etsy had a baby (what?!) this is what it would look like :)
Here's the link! let me know what you think! My commenter's have been ve e e e e ry quiet lately...I'm beginning to wonder if I need to beg haha..seriously, do I?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ladies and Gentleman...

Meet the gorgeous and incredibly talented Lacy Myers.
If you've read my blog, you know that Lacy is my best friend. Truly. This girl is amazing. We've known each other since elementary school, in fact, I remember when she came back from private school, and at recess sitting on the monkey bars listening to her tell me, alyssa, tristin, melissa phillips....all of us girls, all the crazy stories of what went on there.
It was epic.
But we were never really friends all our school years. Lacy is the fun, bubbly super outgoing one. She's always been the one laughing and writing on her self with sharpies and being quirky. For some reason in high school, I couldn't stand her. ha. serious, I couldn't, and she really wasn't too keen on me...I was blunt, said whatever I was thinking, hated giggling and was pretty moody. I know, hard to imagine.
If you would've told me in high school that Lacy would become one of my closest, dearest friends; my best friend in fact; I would've laughed and thought you were crazy. But its true. She is.
As we overcame the curse of being a jerk teenage girl (insert giant laugh), we began to realize how much we were alike, and how our differences really went well together. She came to my wedding, where I stoically never shed a tear, I went to hers, and grinned my head off while she sobbed outrageously loud all the way down the ever-loving aisle. We've had all three of our babies just months apart, and lost babies and grieved together...We've loved Jesus and prayed with each other, We've been the shoulder each other cried on, the friend I've laughed with most, the mother who I feel most comfortable sharing my regrets, my fears, my downfalls with... mean the world to me...I would never want to have weathered the stormy waters of motherhood and domestic venture, without you. What a better world mine is, because I have you in it with me.

And ladies and Gentleman, did I mention this girl is INCREDIBLY talented?! no? well she is, like seriously a rockstar. She is the one who got me to start sewing, I canned my first jar of preserves with her, and embarked on so many crafty experiments because of this lovely lady. And now she's started a blog. Before you roll your eyes and moan that I'm asking you to check out another blog, please please check her's out. You'll be in love I promise. She does the greatest tutorials and the has the coolest ideas...she's a treasure chest when it comes to creativity! And now she's sharing it with everyone! so quick quick! go check it out!
its And don't believe her header, she is totally a MASTER of everything she does, as her friend I must admit its hard not to feel that weird competitive jealousy sometimes because honestly, how can someone be SO FREAKING GOOD at everything?!?!?! okay, whew, glad to have that off my chest ha ha ha...kidding.
I'll finish with some darling pictures of her kiddo's.
Please allow me to introduce you to the craziness which is Sophia Paige (my little namesake!! BIG GRIN :) )
The tenderhearted Solomon Jude, affectionatly, Solly
And the darling, squishable, kissable bundle that is Addison Bean, more appropriately, Bean :)

They are all just months younger than mine...and I love them like my nieces and nephew :)
Now go check out her blog HERE! GO! GO!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dude check out this book!

I saw a link for this book on my best friend's blog (I'm writing up a wicked awesome post about her and her new bloggy ha) and this book must be mine! Does this not look so fun?! And seriously, what a perfect idea for little kids and large amounts of people.
mmm...I can't wait to make the robot ones! And Danielle, I totally thought of you and the penguin ones!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

My name is sophie, and I'm a slacker camera went on the fritz and then I just was doing so much I didn't get around to it...but here they are..I went out on monday for a girls night with my sisters. We went to portland where a ve-e-e-ry unfortunate wardrobe malfunction occurred, forcing me to buy a dress because the ones I had been wearing..were..well...unfit for public viewing. ha ha ha. (ve-e-e-ery dry laughter)
That night grammy aka Janet Foley, took the older two. They read stories and ate cookies, decorated sugar cookies, went berry picking and fed grammy's koi, saw deer and had so much fun.
Tuesday I went to the zoo with my dad, and alas, Oregon wanted to show off and poured on us. But we still saw elephants, monkeys and their obnoxious offensive behinds, bears and puma's...and went home.
Wednesday was church and a lovely brunch with Lisa and Marla (but no pics because my camera was spazzing)
then thursday! thursday was delightful, my mum was home, so I went to breakfast with my best friend Lacy sans ALL MY KIDS! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! was wondrous. Then we strolled third and marveled at the fabric at boersma's. Then I went to lunch with the loveliness which is Kaylee G.E.M.M Johnson and my sisters and Pilot Kaela :)
Friday! I went to the beach with Kate the great and conor and was cloudy and very oregon but lovely and sandy and beachy.
maybe i'll just get to the pics already! (I'm only doing the beach ones, cuz i took a million...i'll show the rest later!)
(p.s I miss you so much John...i'll be home in less than 24 hours! are you ready !!!?!?!?)