Wednesday, October 19

bath time

Bath time is favorite around here. Especially when it involves bubbles. Lately Crew has been getting on his back on his own and saying "Two...two....two...." because at swimming lessons we float on our back and count to three. :)

Love that little tummy.

"Whatcha doin, Mom?"

He looks so grown up in this picture! I love seeing my little buddy grow :)

He is about as full of personality and pizazz as one little toddler can be and we can't get enough!

Thursday, October 13

Christmas Card Giveaway

Whimsy Place is getting busier and busier every day and I couldn't be more delighted!
It's been a little tricky trying to balance being a mommy with running a business but I feel like I am 
getting better at it little by little. Basically, I spend a lot of nap times and evenings working on designs
 and orders. After that, there's not much time left for anything else, but it is so worth it :) I feel like 
I have finally found the perfect place for me! Lance has been incredibly supportive through it all and
 gets as excited as I am to see things grow.

I just posted the 2011 line of Christmas cards- and to celebrate I'm doing a giveaway!

Enter the giveaway for 50 Christmas cards and see the rest of the 2011 line by clicking here.


Crew has these darling shoes from Ralph Lauren. I was shocked a few weeks to find they actually fit him. His feet have grown really fast! But then I was very perplexed because after leaving them in Sandy at Lance's parent's for a week they became really tough to get on.

"There is no way he outgrew these in a week!" I kept thinking and tried even harder to get them on his feet. After 10 or so minutes of working at it, I finally got them on. Crew fussed a little getting them on but other than that, happily wore them for 2 or 3 hours.

Yesterday afternoon when Lance picked them up to put them on, Crew started crying before they had even touched his feet. Lance too just kept at it and even had to use a knife as a shoe horn to get the back on. But Crew continued to cry! So Lance just gave up and put another pair of shoes on.

It wasn't until Crew was sound asleep in his crib and I was picking up the house did I notice something blue down in one of the shoes. I was absolutely stunned to pull out a sock that had been stuffed into the toe! I checked the other shoe and sure enough! A sock had been stuffed in that toe as well. We just sat there horror-struck. That poor baby.

I am happy to report that I checked his toes this morning and everything seems ok. I think the only thing that isn't going away anytime soon is the guilt Lance and I feel for not paying more attention to his fussing! Poor little guy. We know it is only the first of many mistakes we will make as parents. Sorry Crew guy!

Tuesday, October 4

The way I am

I was running yesterday morning listening to my ipod when this song came on. It seemed
like the perfect theme song for my day considering I had just taken pictures of my twin brother Austin
and his soon-to-be wife. Love was in the air and I felt so inspired to love more deeply and to strive
to be the kind of person that was lovable. The recent General Conference also focused a lot on charity
and many of the talks encouraged us to love unconditionally, which includes loving someone
for who they are- not who we think they should be. 

"The Way I Am"

If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.

If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I'll make it better.

Cause I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

Cause I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

You take me the way I am. 

There is an unspeakable safety and security in knowing you will be with your spouse forever and
knowing that they take you just the way you are, even with all the flaws.

Austin & Kitsy are perfect for each other and we are thrilled to welcome her into our family!
We had a lot of fun getting all of their engagement photos. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon up the
 canyon and with all the leaves changing and falling, Autumn was certainly in the air!

It reminded me of our engagements that were taken almost to the day 3 years ago.

Here's to loving and being loved!