Friday, December 21, 2012

November all in one post!

I took ZERO pictures in November, go me! But some memorable things happened so I took the opportunity to hijack some of my sister-in-law's photos! Really the main things was Thanksgiving. We spent it with Greg's family in San Diego because his youngest sibling, Melanie, came home from her mission to the Dominican Republic that Tuesday. Kim and Josh had gone out the Friday before, Brad and Ashley, and Jeff and Karen went out Monday, and then we left Tuesday afternoon and go tthere with about an hour to spare before heading to the airport. So in that hour all of the cousins got to color the welcome home sign.

Then they got to hold it while she came in to see all of us crazies!
 There she is!

Pretty much everyone who turned out to welcome her home. She claims she was a bit bummed coming home because she didn't think any of us were going to be there, silly girl. 
The next night the cousins all got to open their christmas presents from G-ma and G-pa. They all got sleeping bags to use for our family reunion camping trip that is happening in July. Axton was very disappointed at first because he wanted either a toy or candy. But he discovered that he would be able to sleep in it with his cousins in the living room he quickly changed his tune and decided it was the best present ever.

 As of last Thanksgiving we have started a new family tradition. Every time we are together for big family events, like this, we are going to play kickball. So the day before Thanksgiving we decided to take the kids to the park for something to do and played a little kickball there. Seeings that I was 32 weeks or so pregnant I decided playing with the little kids was my only good option, and that I should probably sit out the next day when the all the adults played and were competitive, especially since I can't run now! It was short lived but fun. Once again no photo of the adults playing the next day but they had fun.
With 20 or so of us under one roof I would say the week was a success. Now on to christmas!


The main reason I bought Axton's halloween costume was because of all the accessories it came with, badge, flashlight, baton, binoculars, watch, hat, whistle, and ... handcuffs. Well I didn't really think about the whistle or handcuffs part to well. So one morning Kenzington is crying and screaming and I keep yelling at Axton to leave her alone but she won't stop. She finally came into where I was and this is what I saw!
She was so upset that she couldn't get her hands free but I couldn't help but laugh. I love things that kids do, most of the time. Once I laughed she decided it was ok too and after that she didn't mind being handcuffed, although thankfully they broke pretty quick!


As mention a few months ago, Axton got a fishing pole for his brithday. So here are pics from our many adventures to Power Ranch to fish in their lake (and yes we have family that lives there so it was ok)!
Kenzington was way more interested in the ducks that were there and kept throwing them her goldfish.

Axton caught lots of baby fish with his pole but, like mommy, he didn't really want to touch them to throw them back in, but he did anyways, I did not!

Greg was so proud of his big fish, and Axton was in awe. Who knew fish could like hot dogs so much?!

I enjoyed going with them, but I'm ok if they want to go have boy time doing this! I don't mind fishing but I can think of other girly things to do with Kenz, and the new baby, once she's old enough. So glad Greg is a wonderful daddy and that we are able to provide our children with these experiences. I am so grateful that he chooses to spend his free time with his kids and never hesitates to take them out to do things. These kids have an amazing daddy!

The rest of Halloween

Finally here is the last of our Halloween fun, I know I'm almost 2 months behind yet again! But we did lots of fun things! We were able to go some of the cousin's real trunk-or-treating the night before halloween. It was a nice short 1/2 hour event! Kenzington definitely understood what was going on this time!
Axton checking out what he got
The only picture I got of all the cousins together on Halloween. Love having family live by us for the events, it makes them so much more fun.
For FHE the Monday before Halloween we finally carved pumpkins. Axton still doesn't like the feel of the guts and refuses to do that part. I swear we took pictures of the final product but I can't find them, oh well.
 One of my highlights was going to Bunco and having everyone dress up. We always have a blast but it's fun to see what these creative ladies come up with!
Halloween finished, now what else am I slacking on!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yes, another one of these!

My most recent FREE product to try is Burt's Bees Intense Hydration skin products. By being a bzzmember I received a free bottle of their facial cleanser, night cream, and face mask. This line of their products is made out of the Clary Sage, which is a hardy little plant in the Mediterranean, that is able to retain moisture despite the harsh conditions it lives in, hense the intense hydration part!

According to them "In clinical studies, 100% of women tested said their skin felt hydrated after using Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration products." I would have to agree.

Here's the run down of all the products in case you are interested:

Just the Facts

Now that you're ready to love your skin like never before, it's probably time to meet the entire Intense Hydration Face Care line. Check out this helpful section outlining the new skin care regimen:
The Burt's Bees® Intense Hydration Face Care line:
  • Clinically proven to intensely hydrate dry skin
  • Helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Is dermatologist-tested and noncomedogenic
  • Is 99% natural
  • Enhanced with probiotic technology
  • Can be found in mass retailers (like Target or Wal-Mart), drug stores, grocery stores and natural health food stores nationwide
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and revitalized
  • Removes dirt, oil and makeup
  • Rinses easily without leaving a residue
  • Costs $9.99
Intense Hydration Day Lotion
  • Provides intense hydration for a revitalized appearance
  • Leaves your dry skin feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Eye Cream
  • Helps increase skin's ability to retain moisture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a revitalized look*
  • Leaves the delicate skin around your eyes feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Night Cream
  • Replenishes moisture while you sleep — wake to skin that feels soft, supple and revitalized
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a rich, non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
  • Clinically proven to provide immediate, intense hydration**
  • Leaves skin looking revitalized
  • Easy to apply — goes on wet and stays wet; wipe off with a tissue or washcloth
  • Costs $17.99
I haven't tried the eye cream or the day lotion, I'm sure they are great too. I like the products overall, my complaint is the smell! That also might bother me more than usual due to the ever growing mass in my stomach! It has a very bushy, outdoors smell to it, but it hasn't bothered me enough to stop using it. Given how dry AZ is right now my face was feeling it, and even two days later without using the product (because I'm lazy), my face still feels hydrated. The other down side for me is the price. I'm cheap though, and don't know how much people are willing to pay for products, anything over $10 for me is expensive, maybe someday that will change! The other thing of note for me is that I didn't break out at all when I switched to this, which is always a good thing in my book. Overall I love the products this company comes out with, and look forward to trying more of their products in the future.