Friday, April 30, 2010

Deal on Suits

I don't do this that often anymore, but I wanted to share this deal:

That's right buy 1, get 2 free on men's suits at Jos. A. Bank.

Not that long ago we had a woman in our ward give a talk about her husband losing his job (twice!) and all the things they learned from it.  One thing they learned is to have a good suit, because if you lose your job and find yourself going to job interviews, you're going to need a good suit, and that will not be the time you have the money to buy one.  (How was that for a run-on sentence?  My college professors are shedding tears somewhere over that one.) So, part of their preparedness plan now is making sure her husband has a good suit.  Smart lady.  Just saying. 

If you shop the Riverwoods their price points are $595.00, $795.00, and $1095.00.  So, you could get three suits for $595.00.  That is a screaming deal.  Three suits for $1095.00 ain't bad either.  Just saying.


Last week we got a very exciting letter on our front door: Maggie's introduction and invitation to NURSERY!

When children turn 18 months old in our church, they get to go to nursery for the last two hours of church.  As you might imagine, this is a huge relief to parents who now have two childless hours to go about their church responsibilities.

When Amos went to nursery I was a little sad.  It meant he was getting so big and wasn't my baby anymore.  With Maggie, however, I am thrilled!  She is a cute distraction, but she is a distraction.

Maggie's first official Sunday in nursery is May 9, but she's been a couple times to test the water.  Here she is testing out snack time:

she's in the middle on the left.

Amos loves "nursh-ree" and we're hoping Maggie will too.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Then There's Aggie

Super Sandwich was so tired yesterday because he got to play at the McDonald's playplace for an hour and a half.  The long duration of our stay was caused entirely by my desire for Maggie to come down from the top of the playplace by herself.

She did not.  I had to go in, all the way to the top, to get her.  SICK.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Super Sandwich

Amos has a shirt that he wears that says the word "super" followed by a picture of a sandwich.  It's one of my favorite shirts EVER.  You're supposed to look at it and think "Super Hero" (hero is another word for sandwich), but no one ever does.

I really enjoy hearing intelligent people say things like,

"I don't get it? Super hoagie?"  (Who uses the word hoagie!?!).


"I thought it was like the restaurant 'Souper Sandwich'."

Anyway, Super Sandwich sat still long enough to fall asleep today.  In his stroller, in the garage, nonetheless.

The Two Amigos

Amos and Maggie have really turned a corner when it comes to getting along.  They are pretty much inseparable these days.

The other day during breakfast Amos pushed his chair over to Maggie's high chair.  They shared her tray and had a cozy little time eating yogurt.

Amos still gets two plates of everything.  Notice the two bananas and two plates of almonds:

My apologies if you've eaten something I cooked on my stove at my house recently...

They love going for walks.  They've started climbing into the stroller whether its walk time or not.  I find them in the garage ready to go waiting for me:

Finally, when will I learn that when they disappear and go quiet it is never a good thing?:

With Maggie's help Amos can do twice the damage.

Monday, April 26, 2010

2010 Garden

One more post this morning so my 17 week picture isn't at the top of the page for long ;)

We've been busy the last couple weekends getting our yard back under control after winter.  We were lucky to have Anna visit again so we could work all day while she helped with the kids.  We weeded, fertilized, and planted until we were exhausted.

We got our garden in, and even though we've had to cover it a couple times, I am so glad its done.

The wide shot:

I didn't get a picture of everything, but we planted: beets (3 boxes!), tomatoes, lettuce, onions, peppers, and raspberries.

Tomatoes and raspberries:

Onions, lettuce, and peppers:

We planted my herbs, which I kept alive in the house all winter, up by the house:

And, I vaguely remember Eric telling me he did this, but he planted some ivy and other plants in our rock wall last year.  They are coming through nicely now:

Here's to many peter rabbit dinners this summer!

17 Weeks

Eric took this picture yesterday to be a pest, but when I looked at it on the computer I realized it was probably a good documentation of me at 17 weeks. The third baby pops fast, let me tell you. In fact, I feel like all of the weird pregnancy side effects have happened much earlier this time.

For those keeping track, I'll be 18 weeks on Wednesday.  Our 20 week ultrasound is scheduled for May 20 (at 21 weeks.  Scheduling is hard!).

Hope you're having a good Monday morning!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Maggie Likes Ice Cream

My dad fittingly titled this picture "Maggie Likes Ice Cream":

Probably a fair assessment =)

We just finished a great visit with my Dad.  He came down to bring Meg some furniture for her new apartment (which I have not been invited to yet) and stayed with us for a couple days to get his Amos and Maggie fix.

We did fun things like going to the park, playing outside, and he even managed to change the battery in the Suburban for us (the 'burb rides again!).

It didn't hurt that he bought us ice cream either:

Thanks for the visit Papa!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Choose This Day

While working on my lesson for Young Women on Sunday, I came across this video on YouTube.  This story has always been one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share.

I really hope Amos has friends like the older boy, and that he becomes the older boy =)

"choose you this day whom ye will 
serve...but as for me and my 
house, we will serve the Lord."
-Joshua 24:15 

No Baby! No!

Yesterday I had a check-up with the baby doctor.  I forgot to get a babysitter, so the kids came with us.  We've been trying to warm Amos up to the idea of a new baby by telling him that "Mommy has a baby in her tummy" (I know, not entirely correct, but he's two).  Seeing the doctor measure my stomach and listening to the baby's heartbeat seemed to really cause it to sink in for Amos.  He patted my stomach all day saying, "baby."

Well, last night he was showing interest in my stomach again, so I asked him if he wanted a new baby.  He got really upset and said, "No Baby! No!"  I was surprised because he'd been really excited about the baby otherwise.  I asked him again and when I saw him holding his stomach while he started to cry I realized he thought I was telling him he had a baby in his tummy!  It took me a while to get him calmed down, but eventually I convinced him that only Momma had a baby in her tummy.  Poor little guy!

Girls' Night Out

 Last night I got some rare and much needed girl time with Andrea and Desiree.  Andrea is visiting from California and I am so glad we had a chance to go to dinner.  And even though we both live in Utah, I don't get to see Desiree enough either.  It was great to catch up with both of them.

We went to Communal, and I am pretty sure it's the only restaurant I ever want to eat at again.  It is so good.  It was pretty hopping for a Thursday night too. 

The classic "self" portrait:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

How We Spend Our Time

You by no means need to watch the entire video.  A few seconds should give you the idea.

Bringing another child into this family is an awesome idea.  I am sure New Baby Horne 2.0 can't wait to join the fun =)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I feel like I owe you all a bit of truth telling: there is a VERY good explanation for me becoming a photography class flunkie (remember that?) and for why I slept through the entire month of February (remember that?).

I haven't forgotten my New Year's Resolution: Me Challenged either.  In fact, this year is definitely going to challenge me more than any other.

Our family will grow yet again this year, and New Baby Horne 2.0 (Maggie was 1.0) is due in October!

I am starting to feel like myself again, but let me tell you, the first trimester rocked my world.  Neither Amos or Maggie's pregnancies were that hard on me, so I am already curious about this new baby (and it is only one baby, thank heavens!).

Anyway, if you feel like I've been dragging and not quite myself, well, you're right.  Totally worth it though.

Friday, April 9, 2010


While Amos was staying with Nan and Pop he took the opportunity to pull one of his favorite tricks: stripping down naked and putting on his boots.  I think he's been taking fashion advice from his sister.

 It's nice to have some witnesses, so people know I am not making this stuff up.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Best Of

It's that time again...a post of my favorite pictures from our trip.  They don't have much to do with anything other than that they're of my kids ;)

So, without further adieu:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


We're all very thrilled to welcome the Sookhoo twins, Leah and Andrew to the family!  Although they waited just three days after I left to come, I forgive them.  Besides, I am pretty sure I can reasonably blame Obama.

Congratulations Kate and Steve!

Nan and Pop

I've said it before, and I am sure I will keep saying it, but Amos and Maggie adore their Nan and Pop.  They get absolutely ecstatic around them.  It doesn't hurt that Nan and Pop always have the best games to play, like going for a boat ride in the back yard:
Or finger paints:

Or putty mustaches:

Or boxes with holes in them:

Or pianos!:

The kids were in heaven all week.  I don't think they missed us one bit =(  I don't blame them though...


I think one of the best parts of Amos and Maggie's trip was getting to spend time with their cousin, Teagan.  We haven't seen her since she was an infant, so this was the first time the kids could "play" together.
Like I said before, I wasn't there for most of this, but from the looks of the pictures they had a great time.

 We owe Laurie (Eric's sister), and her husband, Dan, a lot of thanks for hanging out with and watching our kids while we helped Kate.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We're settling back into our regular life after our big trip.  We've been looking forward to our trip to PA and DE for as long as I can remember (ok, since we booked it).  We planned well and managed to time our trip with Nan and Pop's Spring Break and Kate's baby shower.

The kids spent 90% of their time with Nan and Pop and I spent 90% of my time with Kate.  Although I missed the little guys, it was an amazing, wonderful break.  We are so lucky to have a Nan and Pop that think grandparenting is the best thing around.

I hope to blog all of our adventures over the next couple days...stay tuned.