Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Chocolate Kitchen

Many of you know that I like to bake. Just as much as I like to bake, if not more, I love to make the things I bake look beautiful! So two weeks ago, I started a cake decorating class at Robert's Arts and Crafts. I have started a new blog, The Chocolate Kitchen, to not only share my progress, but to keep as a baking/cake decorating blog to share all my projects, recipes, tips, etc. I am so excited about it. I am especially about the new banner, as I really wanted it to be a super-cute site that people would want to come to. Thanks SOOOO much to Lindsay (Slade) Daniel for putting it together for me in Photoshop, helping to make it look good on the blog, and for being so patient with my indecisive-ness. You're the best Lindsay!

I hope you'll all check it out and add it to your favorites. I am going to try and be really good at keeping new things on there, so check back often!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Asher's new tricks...

Asher is getting bigger and learning new things everyday. We think that he is hilarious and so fun and of course, so cute! He has recently learned to pull himself up to a standing position. The first time he did it was in his crib when he was supposed to be going to bed. So for the whole next week after that, it took him forever to go to sleep because he was so pleased with his new trick, he just couldn't get enough of it. Now he is all over the place. These are his two favorite places in the whole house. He spends like 90% of the time that he is awake and in the house in these two positions:

This is a cute video of him standing and trying to get down from a standing position. He gets very frustrated when he can't do what he is trying to do. But he prevails in the end.
Asher has since mastered the art of just kneeling down to get down from the standing position. He spent about 15 minutes this evening going up and down, up and down on the bench you see pictured above. Silly kid!

Here's Asher standing in his favorite place in the kitchen, looking cuter than ever!

Here's Asher waving to everyone from his favorite place at the bench in his bedroom!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Asher's new cuddle toy...

The other day, I put Asher down for his afternoon nap. I still had his mobile up in his crib because he had just barely learned how to stand up in there and didn't think it was a big deal. Well, when I left the room, I noticed him playing with but thought it would be fine. Then as I listened to him play, I heard a small noise, that I thought was just him shaking the railing or something. I thought I would hear crying or something if he had pulled the mobile down (which worried me a little, cause it is a strangling hazard you know...yah, all 3 inches of string! But hey, you never know). So I just left it and went on with whatever I was doing. So a little while later, I peeked in to see if he had fallen asleep, and sure enough, there he was, cuddled up with his mobile. I did gently remove it from his crib after the picture, who knows what would happen if he had gotten a little wild in his sleep! ;) But I sure thought it was precious!

Nate's book tour

So as I have mentioned in a previous post, Nate finished his book, Championship Contest Fiddling, that he has been working on for about 2 years. He is SOOOOO excited about it. I cannot emphasize this enough. He really should be excited about it though. It is a huge accomplishment, and a one of a kind book in the fiddle world. A couple of weeks ago, Asher and I accompanied Nate to Boise Idaho for a book tour (which was really just a fiddle contest where Nate was able to sell a bunch of his books!:) We were his groupies. Although it was a rather pointless trip for me and Asher (he was not a very good boy on this trip!), it was fun to be with Nate, as well as visit with Amber (Jensen) Crowley and her husband Mike, who were kind enough to let us stay with them and put up with our child crying for hours into the night. :(

Monday, June 11, 2007

Which Jane Austen heroine are you most like?

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.

I was a little surprised by my results, but I think that I am actually pretty similar to Elinor in some ways. However, I do think I am a little more outgoing and fun that she is, at least, once you get to know me!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Duffy and Tessa are married!!

On June 26th, Nate's brother Duffy got married to Tessa Stimpson in the Mount Timpanogas Temple. The sealing and recpeption were all beautiful. It was so fun to have the whole family in town and be able to visit. I took a lot of pictures, especially of all the Olson grandkids, so I thought I would make another montage to display them. Enjoy!