Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brighton Turns 2!

I'll just start by saying it's pretty hard coming up with a party idea
for a boy when it's freezing outside... 
With that said, Bright loves "shishy's"(fishies). 
He also loves "fphwimming"(swimming)
So I decided we'd do a Fishy Party with swimming at the indoor Lehi pool afterward. 
I searched the web & found hardly anything relating to fish parties or things of that nature, so I'm proud to say that most of this came from my brain, which is hard to do in a week's time. 
It was a lot of hard work & last minute planning, but we think it turned out darling!

I made a swim trunk banner out of cardstock, just threw it together, but I think it turned out cute.

Brighton's cute little fishy cake. 

This is the spread.

My awesome Mom made some Poms for the party & then we hung fishy's between them. 

"Sea Foam", Also known as Lime Sherbet with Sprite. Delish. 

"Spikeless Sea Urchin's" These were just little Cutie oranges.

"Sea Sponge" Ha, we were at Costco & I was looking for something Blue to go in my large Apothecary, Rice Krispy Treats it was!

"Submarines" These were SO yum, we did Ham & Swiss and Turkey & Cheddar. I bought the bread from Jimmy Johns.

Ok these cookies were a labor of love for sure. I'd never used royal icing to "flood" cookies before. It's easy enough to do, it just takes a lot of time. After the icing dried over night, I piped little fish on with buttercream frosting. They were super yummy & I thought they were really cute. However, it was torture for Brighton throughout the whole process, he just wanted "fsome cookies".

"Inner Tubes" These things disappeared quick!

Here's my darling birthday boy.  His shirt is from Next Direct, all their clothes are darling. Then I just put his black & white stripe shirt underneath since it's Winter! Super cute.

Brighton blowing out the candle with Dad. 

Brighton & Daddy

Brighton & Great Grandpa Brown

Brighton opened a present from our good friends the Harris' and it was a toy motorcycle. That became the end of opening more presents. He's still obsessed with it. Aaron and I got him the cutest baby Toms shoes & a Hot Wheels track that attaches to the wall. He got some other great stuff too. 

My Mom & Dad were so great to let us throw the party at their house. They helped out soo much & my Dad even put together all the sandwiches. So awesome! 
Thank you to everybody that came! We love you!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Obsession Confession...

I have a little confession...
I have a case of Bieber Fever. 
Not in a weird way of course. ;)
His Christmas album is pretty great. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A New Love Song...

Love this song that my love showed me today. :)

Hope this makes your think of your special someone.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Whimsy Place Blog

Something exciting has happened!
I've been asked to be a contributor to
I am SO excited! I will be posting every THURSDAY!
So head on over there tomorrow & let me know what you think!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Do you think of yourself as a brave human? Watch this.

Video of these "crazies" captured in Moab.

Aaron and Mountain Biking Adventures

Aaron is heading down to Moab with some friends next weekend to do some "gnarly" & "sick" downhill courses. I'm very excited for him, since he got a new downhill mountain bike this past Spring, and hasn't really been able to use it too much yet. He's SO busy, and Bright & I are so grateful for him & how well he provides for us. He's currently enrolled in 15 credit hours at school & he works full time as the "best mgr ever" at the Pizza Factory in Lindon. Although, I'm every excited about this adventure he's about to embark on, I'm just a little worried about what's in the footage below, happening to a member of his posse.... Pray for them. :)

And yes, just in case you weren't sure, his helmet broke in HALF. No bueno.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paul the Senior...

Here's a little taste of what I'm working on editing today...