Friday, December 3, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I've been crafting lately! Yay! I just wanted to show off some of my creations! 

My pinecone wreath. Don't you just love it? It took me forever, but it was worth it!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Quick Update

So I am alive. I just haven't been in blogging mode. Life has been flying by- but I am loving it. Harrison gets more fun everyday. He is such a little joker. Love him to death!
We are getting very excited for Christmas. I just can't wait. Having a little boy makes the Holiday season magical again. I already got Harrison's Christmas shopping done. Now I just have to get everything else done. I have "the list" made. It's just a matter of getting it done.
Well, that's the update. Here are a couple of pics to make you smile :)

Friday, October 1, 2010


I have been holding on to summer. I am going to flat out say it- I am depressed at even the thought of snow. Usually, I don't mind the winter too much. But this year I don't even want to think about it. You know what I am talking about- cold, dark, yucky and don't forget that you have to constantly dodge germs! You know when February comes around and you think that you just can't make it another day? Sometimes I get jealous of bears- they get to sleep through the winter!

I do realize that there is no getting around my most loathed of all seasons. So I decided to come up with a solution to my winter-induced depression. I need a cold season hobby. I have turned my love of the outdoors, namely flowers, into something I can do indoors. My new venture is making accessories- headbands, rings, scarves, belts, etc. with flower flair. I am hoping to sell them, because what am I going to do with all dozens of little flowers? I am calling my little "keep myself busy" business-  blum.

Let me know what you think!

I have started a blum blog. Not much going on there yet, but you can still check it out at:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family Pics

Last month our good friend, Cathy, took our pics! I am so in love with them! Oh, and you can see more of Cathy's work at

Monday, August 23, 2010

Baby Steps...part 2

So my little Harrison is at a standstill with the walking. He will try for a couple days, then gives up. He reverts back to crawling. I think he thinks crawling is more a more effective way of transportation. It's faster, he doesn't fall down... who knows what he is really thinking.  All I know is that it is time to walk. He is now 14 months. Don't most babies walk by now? Am I doing something wrong? Should I be working with him more?

So, for all you moms out there- when did your little ones begin the walking and did you do anything to help?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Baby Steps

Harrison has begun to try out walking. I am so proud of him. Today he has been trying to get from point A to point B by taking baby steps. He takes a couple, regains his balance and then goes for a couple more. The big smile on his face tells me that he really likes it.  I love to see him experience new things. He is gaining confidence and it won't be long until he is walking all over!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Domestic Diva- cupcakes!

A few months ago I posted about becoming a Domestic Diva. I promised to tell of my adventures of developing my skills as a homemaker. Well, I never posted. I am a slacker. I have done things to rise to my potential greatness at home, but never gave an update. But I will be better.

Yesterday I made cupcakes- and I decorated them!! I got a frosting decorator for my wedding, and yesterday was my first time using it (yep, in 3 years).  It was pretty fun. I know I have a lot of practicing to do, but I think they are pretty cute for my first time. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Can it be a year already?

Wow! How time flies. Has it already been a whole year since I held my little boy in my arms for the first time? Since he wrapped his little hand around my finger? Since I looked into those eyes and knew that my life would never be the same again? Where does the time go? Looking at pictures of my newborn little Harrison is so bittersweet. He has grown and changed so much since he was so tiny. I miss holding that cuddly baby. We used to fall asleep together in the rocking chair. His head would be on my chest. I miss those days. But now that he is older, we have so much more fun. We talk, we giggle, we tickle, we hug, we chase the dog. Harrison is becoming so smart. He knows so many words. He is almost saying "bye-bye" fully. He isn't walking quite yet- he is a pretty fast crawler. All of the changes in him seem so amazing to me. I say to myself, "I created this perfect little person" and it is just unbelievable. It seems like such a miracle. I am so thankful to be Harrison's mommy. So thankful that I get to share all of these moments with him. I get to watch him experience the world for the first time, see new things. It's the most amazing thing that a person can experience. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for such a wonderful baby boy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So it's been a little while since I have posted. What can I say? There hasn't been much going on other than life with an 11 month old!!
I have been getting the garden ready.... I am a bit obsessed with it. We finally got our vegetables in yesterday. I can't wait to reap the benefits!!
Harrison is just doing more and more things everyday. It is so much fun to watch your baby grow and get smarter! It's the most amazing thing. I can't believe he turns one this month! Time sure flies. We have been planning his birthday party. It is going to be so much fun!
Well, I think I will just leave you with a few pictures for now... Enjoy :)


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring at Temple Square

On Sunday we went on a little outing to one of my favorite places- temple square!! I was giddy over all the beauty around me. I think I took a picture of every flower. You'd think I was a Japanese tourist.
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Fever!!

So every year about this time, I get a huge case of Spring Fever!! I feel the need for warmth, sunshine, color and most of all.... flowers!! As many of you know, I love flowers. I can't get enough. Since I was a little girl, I have loved gardening. I get it from both sides. My maternal grandparents are 85 and still work in the garden! I had my wedding reception in their backyard and it was beautiful!! My fraternal grandparents always grew delicious fruits and veggies. So I feel like it is in my blood. I think I do a pretty good job, but I know that I have a lot to learn.
But back to spring fever... I am craving plants. I can't plant anything outside yet. It's too cold. But I must fulfill this important need somehow. So what do I do? I plant seeds! I start my own little seedlings now, to plant outside later. Brian hates it, because it means that our kitchen is full of little containers of dirt for a couple months. ( I have been starting my own plants every year since we got married.) But I love it! There is nothing like seeing a little green stem pop out of a little container of dirt!! Today my cosmos popped thru. My cucumbers are about 2 inches tall now. I am still waiting for my four o'clocks to grace me with their presence. I may not be able to have a full fledged garden now, but my little seedlings are holding me over until I can!
I have also been planning out what I want to plant in my beds, pots and hanging baskets. So many decisions!! There are so many flowers and combinations that I love! It makes it so difficult to settle on things!
All in all, spring is just around the corner! I can't wait to get my hands dirty!
Here are a few pics from last year's garden....

Monday, March 1, 2010

Handsome Harrison

In January we went to California for my brother in law's wedding.
Their photographer took some great pics of Harrison!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Growing like a weed!

So my little Harrison has done so many things within the last week:

~He got his first little tooth
~He is full blown crawling! And is in to everything!
~He pulls himself up on his feet. Holds on to furniture. Every time I get him up from his nap, there he is standing and waiting!
~He has always "talked", but lately he is a motor mouth. My personal favorite is "mamamama". I'd like to think that he is calling me mama!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This past week we took quick trip to California for Brian's brother's wedding. It was so much fun. The weather was beautiful and things couldn't have been better. Okay, they could have. If only I wasn't miserable with a head cold. But other than that, it was all fabulous. The wedding was wonderful. I absolutely love weddings. They always remind me of my own wedding day and all of the moments I shared with Brian. I just love him so much.
To make the trip even better, Brian's mom took us all to Disneyland for a day. Harrison loved it. There was so much for him to take in! His favorite ride was Pirates of the Caribbean!
Here are just a few pictures you might enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to school

So I am heading back to school this semester. I am a little worried because it has been a while, but it's something I have to do. I am too far along to quit. So wish me luck!