Thursday, May 20, 2010

Girly Day!

On May 8th at our community clubhouse they had a Mother/Daughter Girly Day! We made bows, body glitter, bracelets, and gave each other manicures. There was also a lunch and dessert served. It was a fun day to relish in the fact that I have two beautiful daughters that I love and adore. They are so sweet and fun and I can't imagine life without them... they truly make me so proud. I don't have any boys and so I don't know the joy of a mother/son relationship, although I am sure it is amazing. But I am a daughter of an amazing woman, I have two wonderful sister's, and I have been blessed to have two of my own precious daughter's. I feel blessed and I love my girls so much. I hope that as they grow we will grow closer and learn from one another. They make me want to be better, do better, and love better. My friend Jamie and her girls, Nikki and Kayli were there for the girly day! What a fun day!!
Making hair bows, not my specialty!!
They had lunch and dessert, it was great!

I love my girls!! They are so fun and we have a blast together!!

Sadie making body glitter(aloe vera and glitter...who knew)

More body glitter...
Making bracelets

This was one I could handle!
I can't believe she is almost 8, I just feel so lucky to be her mom!

Sadie is my sassy 5 year old. She is so girly girl, she wants her nails painted everyday, she was in heaven here!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Here are a few pictures of us playing in the snow. I had not beeen sledding in years and it was so much fun!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

We went to Flagstaff this year and it was so great to be home. I will always consider Flag home and it feels so good to go back, especially during the holidays! There was a perfect amount of snow for us to play in, yet not freezing temperatures. My girls love to go to Flagstaff and always tell me how much they want to move there. Zoe tells me how good it feels to be back and we drive around town she points out all the places she remembers. I just laugh because we moved when she was 22 months old!!! My whole family came to my brother's house. This was his first time hosting everyone and luckily they just finished their basement, or else we would nothave all fit. There were 10 adults and 25 kids in a house with about 2000 sq feet. It was so much fun and I love it now that my kids are older because they hang out with their cousins and play and I may not see them for hours! I am grateful for my family and that we have each other tthrough the good and the ugly! David and I bought each other a camera for an early anniversary present but we had not yet figured out how to use, so some of these pictures are out of focus. Christmas Eve - I sure love my girls
Sadie with her horse Christmas morning
Zoe and Troy and Gabrielle
Tradition of opening one present Christmas Eve
Christmas morning hair and glasses for me-Zoe has wanted a Snuggie for so long, thanks Santa!

Finding their stockings!
Zoe, Brynn, Sadie, and Jack
Making cookies for Santa
Grandpa Conway exchanging gifts with the grandkids. I must say that since my mom passed away he has done an amazing job of remembering the grandkids and doing his best to do as she did!!! I love you dad, you are amazing.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My baby is 5!!!!!

Sadie Mae Linderholm turned five on November 3, 2009. I am in utter unbelief that she is no longer a baby. I just can't believe she is 5, in kindergarten, and boy crazy!!! We woke up that morning and had her choice of breakfast(pancakes and eggs). Then opened a few presents(this white board was on the counter already). She opened up a new Hannah Montana scarf, picked out her favorite jeans, insisted that today she got to wear all her hair down, and then she was off to school. At school they called her name over the intercom and then she got a crown to wear. She told me she wore it all day and loved it. At the end of the day I was able to go in and take some cookies to share and her class sang to her. She was beaming and it was so fun to see her with all her friends. She is obsessed with school and this white board made her day. She goes to school all day and then comes home and plays school. She loves white boards and dry erase markers and really anything that Mrs. Alisa uses!Her new scarf and b-day pin she wore to school.

This is her crown she wore all day and all night, it was really tall.

Gum ball machine from the dollar store, good find dad and Zoe.

She sure loved to open presents and was sad it ended so soon!!!

Sadie in her class at school showing off her cookies I brought in.

Mrs. Alisa let her choose one at a time to come get a cookie and of course she picked a boy first. His name is Cade and she talks about him all the time, David and I are in so much trouble with her!!!

Why I love Sadie so much...

  • she always tells me how much she loves me

  • she has such a cute laugh

  • she can dance and loves music

  • she gives super hard, almost painful hugs

  • she says the cutest prayers

  • she loves babies

  • she prays for a baby for mom

  • she forgives so freely

  • she always holds my hand

  • she is tough

  • she tells me, "sure I'd be happy to mom"

  • she loves to go shopping

  • she sings primary songs so beautifully

  • she makes me want to be better, do better, and love better

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

I love Halloween. I love the fall and the change in weather(well unless you live in the valley of the sun). But I mostly love seeing my girls get excited for their costumes. I must say though I am not a mom who can sew and make their costumes, so to the store we go!!! I also refuse to spend lots of money on a costume, I find deals. I found this Hannah Montana costume at Claire's on sale for $5 and said ok it will fit one of you and you both love HM so we'll see who gets to be her. It could have gone either way but while we were in there Zoe found the sash and crown for I think $3.99. I asked if she was sure and she thought about it for like a second. So one we went and the best part is that Sadie wants to be a beauty queen next year and the HM costume is now in their dress up box!! I just hope one day this thriftiness doesn't backfire on me and my girls betray me and tell me they really hated Halloween because they never got the RIGHT costume!
The Friday before Halloween our ward had a trunk or treat and I was trying to get my girls ready, as well as the chili, cornbread, cookies, and frosting. So getting the girls ready was going well, Sadie loved getting her hair done and anytime she can wear makeup she is thrilled. So no I was onto Zoe. My idea of getting Zoe ready for the night as a beauty queen and her idea were totally different. I wanted her hair up, makeup on, frilly dress, jewelry, you know the works. Well she wanted only lip gloss, hair down, plain dress and no jewelry. We fought so much and finally I told her to get ready herself and so she did, very reluctantly. I thought I might go insane before we made it there that night. When we got there and I saw Dave I pulled one of those, "She is yours for the night, have her stay away from me". Am I the only one who has muttered these words under her breathe? I hope not!!! :) So why am I telling you this? Well these pictures are on Halloween night, after her father suggested the same things I had. SERIOUSLY, her and I are going to have some more mother/daughter precious moments in the future, I just know it!!!! We had a fabulous time walking around with the Hutchings and met up with 1/2 of the Carpenters later. My kids got way too much candy and I am trying to convince them that we need to share it with children in the world who don't have any!!! Zoe-7 , Sadie-4
Sadie lost her vocals here! Dave told Zoe to hold her hands this way, what beauty pageant show is he watching!

Nikki Hutchings and Zoe

Sadie and Kayli Hutchings

Nikki, Zoe, Kayli, Sadie, and baby lion Colby Huthchings.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Grand Canyon

We have fabulous friends and we feel so happy to have so many good people in our lives. Laura had been talking about a camping trip for sometime after the Grand Canyon or Bust blog was over. Not many girls wanted to got solo, so she invited the men. Thank you Laura for being the master planner behind this and so many other great events!!! She picked a date and sent it out inviting whoever could come. The Judd's, Carpenter's and Atkinson's went up on Thursday night, and us and the Garrett's came up on Friday. WE all came home on Saturday evening. We had so much fun being in the canyon. I grew up in Flag and went to the canyon as a child, but had not been back in years. I love it and want to go back and stay longer. I also need to take my girls, they have never been. We hiked a bit, the boys played baseball and the girls played a mellow game of cards, horsehoes, and eating!!!! It was so fun and I had a blast even if I got cheated playing cards, seriously I was NEVER president!! Love you all:) Stephanie, Laura, me, Neely, and Sarah
Jimmy and Rob (two of the funniest men ever)!
Austyn and David
Good swing Dave!!
I need to make sure my bat is perfect for the next one!
Jimmy being Jimmy (he jumped up and Sarah got a cool
picture with no feet on the ground)
Austyn, do you see what I see?
Good thing I love him.... Or else......
Jimmy, where are you?
In a lodge at the very top, huge original fire place-forgot the name.
We wanted the boys to pose like this, but you as see it was us instead!
Making our train!! We are so funny!!!
David took this romantic shot for Neely! What a cute couple!!