Sunday, November 28, 2010


I love this picture.
Her beautiful eyes say:
"I'm happy."
"I'm loved."
"I too, love."
She is gorgeous.
My happy little girl.
I love her to the moon and back.

Let it snow

We woke up to this this morning. How beautiful...

And we couldn't resist and took the sled out. Kaylee wasn't big enough last year to really enjoy snow so we wanted to show her how much fun it can be! Oh she really enjoyed herself. That girl loves to be outside no matter how cold it is (which kind of drives me crazy because I have to deal with hysteric crying when I say it's been enough and get her in the car because she is shivering...). Kay also loves to go feed the ducks on campus. She always runs around yelling "ducky" and chases the heck out of those poor things. But hey, at least she has fun right?

sometimes she helps herself to a slice :)

It was great to spend the last day Ryan gets off all three of us together. I really loved having him home for few days. He makes me happy. He loves his girls so much and sure spoils us. Christmas can't get here fast enough so we can have him all to ourselves for almost three weeks!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Santa came early this year.....

....and he brought us this beauty. I have been wanting one for a while so you can only imagine how happy I am. My husband really loves me (he is the Santa). Thank you honey for spoiling me. I don't even deserve it. I can't wait to learn how to really use it and take some amazing pictures and videos of our family!!

This is the first picture I took. Yes, I have a LOT to learn...... but I love it already.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Ryan turned 26 on November 3th! We had a great day together (at least I hope it was great for him), however I didn't make him a birthday cake on his actual birthday day-which was the very first time in 4 years, because our sister in-law Sabrina celebrates her B-day on the 6th (Happy birthday again) and they came over on Friday so I decided to just make one on that day.
Friday was a crazy day. Ryan wanted a red velvet cake so I bought a box like week early. He didn't know his siblings were invited to come over that day so I couldn't really start preparing anything until he was on his way to school and just when I needed him out of the house early morning his first class doesn't start until 11am! So the second he drove off I start baking. I decided to make two 10 inch round pans because I thought it would look better. I used up all of my cake mix on one because they are quite big. So I went to the store to buy another one while the first one cools off. You are no going to believe me, but 2 and a half hours later we returned back WITHOUT the red velvet cake, because for some strange reason I couldn't find it in ANY store that's somewhat close to our house and drove around Provo for a while before giving up. Then I couldn't find any decent strawberries in the closest store to our house so over to Sam's club we went. Picked up some pizza and blackberries as well and off to the store to get a whole another cake. I grabbed the chocolate mousse one which was a great idea because it ended up tasting like heaven with all those chocolate covered strawberries!
But back to the story. I get home to a disaster of course little before 3pm. Everyone is suppose to be here at 4. Great. I could really use some magic right now. Kaylee is playing on the back yard and starts smiling a saying daddy. Crap. Ryan is home an hour early! I'm covered in chocolate and flour, there are strawberries all over the counter, cake in the oven....the surprise is ruined. Oh well.
He was nice enough to take Kaylee to the park so I can finish everything which helped so much. I moved the party to 4:30 and got done one minute before his sister showed up!
I still don't know how I baked those two cakes, covered all those strawberries in chocolate, cooled them, decorated the cake and cleaned in hour and a half but I did. I guess I do work some magic after all :o)

Happy Birthday again honey, I hope it was a good one. We love you to pieces and want you to know that we are two super blessed girls to have you in our life.

Kaylee and Erika

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Better late than never

Yes, I'm talking about Halloween. A week late, but I really want to document this. It was Kaylee's second one but the first one she got to really enjoy because she was still kind of young last year.
I took her to Macey's grocery store in the morning because they were having trick or treat bags for kids and also free balloons which Kaylee is OBSESSED with. Then we went to feed the ducks on campus because Ryan was at work until noon. We came home to put her down for nap and then off to the mall we went. It was busy but so fun. And by the time we came home it stopped raining so Ryan took her trick or treating around our neighborhood and we still have candy in our house from that day :o).
I really think Kaylee had a good time. She was super cute in her BYU cheerleader costume. I couldn't get over how perfect she is.
Hope you all had a good one! Here is proof that my daughter is the cutest cheerleader there ever was ;o)
(she did have pom poms which by the way took me like 2 hours to make, but didn't care for them that much to carry them around. )

Big sis

This is the face Kaylee makes when I tell her to smile.
Baby Pettersson coming this May. We are so so excited!