Max's Blessing

Like true Kristy fashion, I'm posting pictures from 2 months ago :) Sadly, I just don't have much time to dedicate to editing pictures and blogging. Grady was able to bless Maxwell, and it was a beautiful blessing! I'm so glad he is worthy to do this for our sweet baby! Max did great! And we were able to share the day with our wonderful, supportive family, and a few great friends! Thank you everyone that came and supported us!

The complete 'Stoner Family'- Me and all my boys!

Stoner, Parker and Jorgensen Grandparents, along with my sisters Angie and Amanda, and my cute Peterson nieces! (Ashley gets the girls and I get the boys :)

Some of the decor. Sadly, it was WAY windy and blew a lot of my decorations away from outside and I ended up not using a bunch. But, you get the idea.


I finally got these done and sent out! What a relief! Now, just to put together his baby blessing... True Kristy style, you'll see pictures in a month or so :)



Welcome Baby Maxwell


Sadly, my little guy is 6 weeks old today! But, here are some pictures of him when he was born :) I'll have to post pictures later to show you the difference, but he looks just like Ayden!

The delivery took a little longer than we were hoping, but being early, that's how it goes sometimes. I was induced two weeks early, because my blood pressure was crazy high. So, he wasn't too ready to come, and apparently had to finish up some last minute business before gracing us with his presence.

He is such a cute and good baby! I'm so lucky! Since I am so busy all the time with Colton (he was 16 months when Max was born). He's a little sensitive to what I eat, so I have to watch it, and he had bilirubin really bad for a week, so that was a pain in the butt. But, thankfully we got it under control, were able to send the stupid light bed back, and hold our baby! (He did look pretty cute though in his tanning bed when he wasn't screaming)

I also wanted to post some cute picture of Max's older brothers. Two days before I had Max I took Ayden to my cousin Jace's to ride the horse. He has been obsessed with being a cowboy ever since he was a cowboy for Halloween last year. Notice his awesome, cheap, cowboy hat and boots from his costume? He wears them all the time, and had to dress up like a cowboy to ride the horse. So darling!!
And, I love the picture of Colt smiling in his towel! This kid does not smile for the camera much. He's much better at scowling. But, this kid LOVES the tub, and doesn't he have the cutest smile?



Random Pictures of the Boys

Ayden is sooooo funny! He talks and talks and talks! He really has such a funny personality, and man is this kid smart! He got that from his daddy! He loves to cheese it for pictures, he loves to pretend talk on the phone, and he loves to play tiger/dog/dinosaur. He pretty much is friends with everyone, and he would be outside, playing with the kids all day, everyday if I would let him. He is my little sweetheart!

So, you can see that Colton still has NO hair! I've never even cut it! Maybe if I shave it off, it will grow back. Okay, he has a little hair, but if I NEVER have to comb it, does that count? Man, this kid is a mover! He can go almost anywhere Ayden goes. He LOVES to play with cars, dinosaurs, and climb on anything and everything! He continues to fall off everything he climbs on, but that doesn't stop him, and he continues to hurt himself on a daily basis.



The last 6 months...

So, sadly, I've been MIA for like 6 months. I'm not really sure why, but I haven't been real inspired to take pictures, which makes me not want to blog. I've really just been focusing all my spare time (which is never much), on my vinyl business. So, over the next little while I'll be getting you up to speed on what's been going on before I have another baby, and then my time will be gone all over again. :)

We'll start at the beginning... Christmas!!!

It was SO much fun with two kids! I can just tell that they will get more fun every year!

We did a lot of fun things, like sledding, going to the cabin, making gingerbread houses, parties, santa, more parties, etc...




I don't have hardly any cute pictures from the party, cause I put my sister in charge of taking pictures and I have no idea what setting it was on, but they are ALL crap! These are the best that we got. But, his party was a blast. Lots of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents there to support our little guy!

Easter was fun, but man was it COLD! For some reason, I always think it's going to be beautiful, and then I remember that it NEVER is! Ayden LOVED the egg hunts! Man, he's good too! That kid really understands the concept of the more eggs- the more candy! Colton does pretty good too, although, he'd still rather just chase the other kids around and be content with one egg in each hand.


Anyone like cheap vinyl?

I need a house to practice in!!!! So, then I can take pictures and have a sample for my website. :) There are 2 listed here that I am currently looking for. The prices are on my website www.vineyardvinyl.com So, please let me know if you have a room I could put some vinyl in.


Thank you!


Just a thought...

I'm sorry in advance for making you listen to my rambling thoughts, but this has been on my mind a lot lately, and I wanted to share it with as many people as care to listen :)

So, the economy is struggling right now, as we all know, which in turn is affecting almost everyone I know in one way or another. So, I'm thinking that we need to all start taking care of one another. The best way I can think of doing this, is by sharing what we don't want or need anymore with those that so desperately do.

When you are cleaning out your closet, or garage, or what not and you find a bunch of stuff that you no longer need, but don't want to throw away; what is the first thing you think of doing with it... Take it to DI right? Sadly, I think this should be the third idea that crosses your mind. Now, don't get me wrong, I support DI and think it's a great program and the proceeds do amazing things, but again... it should be your third choice. Here are my thoughts on the first two.

1- You should offer it, and I mean ANYTHING, to those around you who might need it. Everyone knows someone (or possibly someone who knows someone else) that is a newlywed or a mother of 3 little ones, or even someone who lost a job, that might, just might be in need of those items you no longer need. So, PLEASE, try to think of those around you and at least offer it, whats the worst they could do, say "No Thanks". Then you'd be in the same place as you are now. Super easy ways to spread the word is mass texts, emails or even posting it in your status on Facebook. I bet your items would go quicker than you think.

2- Have you ever heard of a website called FREECYCLE? It's www.freecycle.org and I've been a member for like 2 months and I can't BELIEVE the stuff people get rid of! And keep in mind that everything is FREE. I'm not trying to plug this, really, but it works! And the awesome thing for those getting rid of stuff is that people pick it up! You don't have to worry about a thing. Also, you will notice with time, that items go quick! Like 6 hrs max quick! So, if there is something specific you need, don't just wait for someone to post it and hope that you are the first to ask, just post that you need it in the wanted section. It's a pretty amazing program, and I really wish that more people were on there doing it. I don't know what other areas it's available, but I know it's in more states than Utah.

There are so many things that we could be doing to help each other out and try to be frugal during this rough time. You should also try things like doing local swap meets, where everyone just brings stuff they don't need and swapping for other items they might be in need of. Also, doing trade is a huge help to so many people. Trading services for items, or services for services,etc. Whatever that might be. Most people have something to offer you that they would be willing to trade. Also, if you find an amazing deal somewhere, like the grocery store or a retail store... SHARE THE WEALTH! I doubt I'm not the only one who LOVES to hear about amazing deals on something I was already planning on purchasing.

Let's try a little harder to share the wealth and take care of one another.


Baby Boy #3!!

So, sadly, I haven't really clued you all in on the new, CRAZY, news in our life right now...

I'm pregnant with my 3rd boy! It still feels so surreal! I still can't believe it! I'm due July 21st. This one and Colton will only be 16 months apart, so I kind of tried to keep it secret for as long as I could. It was a bit of a surprise, so the fact that it's a boy, is actually the best thing for us right now.

But, I would LOVE your help if anyone has a name they are willing to share with me. We seriously have NOTHING to name him. With like a million boy cousins already, I feel like every name has been taken.

But, overall, this pregnancy has been cake, so that's been really nice. :)


New Vinyl Blog

some good shade-lg

For those of you who don't know... I have a little hobby that is quickly turning into a business. Vineyard Vinyl. I LOVE to design fun graphics, normally for invites, announcements, cards, etc. But, you can take these graphics and turn them into fun vinyl clings for your walls, windows, mirrors, fridge, you name it you can stick it there! So, I got a vinyl machine about 2 years ago, and I have been playing and having a blast ever since.
I have had so many people want to see what I've been doing and how much it actually costs for them to get their own. So, I'm in the process of putting all my pictures, and graphics together so you can see what I have! I have a TON to come, so keep checking back to see my fun projects. I just started, so there isn't a ton on there yet. And, if you have a cute room, you would let me practice in, you get a pretty significant discount :)
Contact me if you have any questions. Thanks!


Tenielle's Baby Shower

One of my best friends Tenielle just had her first baby! They named her Emmaline and she was born on February 16th. I was so excited to be able to throw a baby girl shower, I got a little into it. (As you can probably see) Here are pictures from the shower that was on January 16th.
shower overall

These cute pom poms I borrowed from my girlfriend who had already made and used them for her baby blessing (Thanks Tiff!). They are Martha Stewart Pom Pom kits and you can make them yourself, purchase them and then put them together yourself or I even found a girl that sells them on Etsy.
I made Emmy a rag quilt for her gift and I mixed it up a bit and did it in strips instead of squares. It was really easy, just make sure if you do it, you still have to sew down the middle to make sure it stays together. I did mine in a zig-zag pattern. For the small ones, I just did one set of zig-zags, so there were 'V's. On the larger ones I did two sets, so they formed 'X's.

candy buffet
I did another Candy Buffet, because I just thought it'd be a cute and simple addition. As long as you have jars, and don't spend too much time looking for colored candy, it really is so easy! Here are a few tips:
1- Make sure the jars are on different heights (put boxes underneath the tablecloth). This gives it more dimension.
2- Decorate the jars with bows, ribbon, vinyl, etc.
3- Decorate the rest of the table as well. Simply the candy alone can tend to look bare and boring.
4- Places to get candy: any bulk place (Winco bins, Costco, some grocery stores have the candy bins as well, then you can pick out specific colors in like taffy.) You also can go to specific party places like Partyland, and Zerchers that has a candy section where they sell candy by color. Online sites is where you can get special colors and large quantities. (I used candywarehouse.com and candyfavorites.com)

food table
The food table wasn't anything too special. But, doing something with height, like the cupcake tree gave it some interest and dimension. To make your frosting look good and flawless, just use a piping bag and the largest tip you can get. I also added a 'E' in vinyl to the plates for Baby Emmy to make it not so boring, and it also made it much more personal.

Thanks Tenielle for letting me throw your shower for you! I had a blast doing it!


Angie's Wedding

So, my baby sister Angie got married December 10, 2009. Man was it cold, but it was a beautiful day! Followed by a beautiful night!

Angie thought it'd be a good idea to have a candy buffet. My mom was so stressed over it, so I told her that I would do it. So, this is what I was in charge of! (oh, and I made her announcements for her, that was a proud moment!) I'd have to say, it turned out so cute!! It was dang yummy too!


After gorging yourself on all the awesome Magleby's food, we got to go dance it off! I so wish I had a picture of me and my hubby, but I don't have one. (So, if anyone got one of us, send it my way PLEASE!)


And, honestly... what's a wedding without a bunch of cute kids, dressed up! SERIOUSLY PRECIOUS! Ayden is seriously in love with Afton, too bad they are cousins. For now, it's cute. Let's just hope he grows out of it! :)