Sunday, February 28, 2010

V Day

This post is a little late, but better late than never!
It's kinda nice when a holiday is on a Sunday. It seems to be that holiday all weekend long!
We had a GREAT day planned on Saturday. It was one thing after another!
In the morning, I went to the Stake Relief Society Conference. They had excellent classes all about the importance of the temple. I especially loved the one about how to get our kids excited about going there. I got some great ideas.
Despite Sadie having RSV, my brother STILL came over to babysit so we could go out.
For our date, we went out to Rodizio's. So good. Then, we saw New Moon at the Dollar Theater. I wanted Shawn to see it. It did seem more cheesy the 2nd time or maybe I just thought that cuz I was with my husband who I knew wouldn't really like the movie. But he stuck it out.
After the movie, we came home for a few hours and then got a babysitter and went over to a friend's house for a party. It was a blast! They even took our picture...but I think that picture somehow ended up in the trash. I just HATE getting my picture taken...funny since that's what I do!
Sunday and Monday, we went to my parent's house for some Valentine's fun! The girls did project after project, heart attacked my parent's bedroom, and made cookies. The adults played games. It was so fun!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Yea! It's Friday!

I tried straightening Sadie's hair to see how long it was. It's long...and crazy! It's her Don King impression. :)
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's Going on at the Hancock House

It seems like it's been awhile since I've blogged and I'm sure you've all been dying for me to post! Anyway, here's a recap of what's been going on:
I've been engrossed in my photography! That's for sure!
-Made a Facebook Fan Page for Xpressions Photography...Thanks for becoming a fan those of you who have...those of you that haven't, become a Fan here. :)
-Updated my galleries on my website. It's been fun to go back and look at what I've done and who I've met last year. It's awesome! I have the best job! Check them out: Xpressions Photography Website
-Working on pictures of kids with braces for my brother-in-law's Orthodontic Practice. They're doing a great job starting their office from scratch and getting their name out there.
-Headed up a Photo Walk with women from the neighborhood last Saturday. We just went around shooting and learning from each other! It was great! Now we're going to have a little photography club. So if you want to learn more about your camera and practice taking pictures, then you're welcome to be a part of it!
-Did my first wedding! I don't do weddings but she only wanted pictures at the temple so I gave in. I told myself it was just a family shoot, right? I'll be posting pics on my photo blog someday!
-Worked on uploading stock photos to sell for my brother's online business. My! Aren't we all entrepreneurs?! He's creating a billing system for smaller companies if anyone is interested. :)
-I'm doing Sadie's 6 Month Old photo shoot soon. I can't believe she's that old already!

When I'm not doing photography, I'm doing this (or Shawn):
Yup...Sadie got RSV. I took her in to the Dr. because I was worried about her wheezing and coughing. She also had a double ear infection, of course! Sadie wasn't even complaining or anything. I'm glad they've been really aggressive with her treatment. We do the nebulizer treatments every 4-6 hours and take her to the hospital to get suctioned out however often we want. She really wasn't even that congested, but I was glad we were taking all the precautions. She's almost all better now. She's done so well...except for the suctioning part...she HATES that!
We've all (except Brinley) had a little bit of sickness, but I think we're all good now.

-I've also been going to Zumba! Finally, I'm getting some exercise even if it is just a little bit. I'm sure Cambree never thought she'd see her mother shake her thang like that! (Yeah, it's a free class taught by a lady in the neighborhood. The kids roam free!)

-And I guess I also need to clean the house. Let's face it, it's been TOO long and I've got things coming up in the next few days and my house needs to look presentable. :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Reason to Watch the Superbowl

Did you take advantage of Denny's FREE Grand Slam breakfast today? I did.
Yup...they advertised it during the Superbowl. It actually wasn't too crazy either. :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Girls Weekend! Oh Yeah!

So I totally need to blog about my Girls Weekend! (especially after the fiasco earlier in the week...Cambree!) 
Tracie HOOKED US UP!! They rent out a NICE place in Park City, but it wasn't being used last weekend, so she invited some ladies in the ward up for a few days. I think everyone was ready for a break! There were a ton of people there. And there were beds for us all. This place was HUGE! 
We hot-tubbed, talked, played games, talked, watched a movie, talked, played Rock Band...which I've never done before. I guess I'm really old. :) I had to leave a few hours early so I didn't get to go sledding or shopping like the others, but it was all good! It was just fun to get out for a bit.

Sorry my pics are so lame. I didn't pull out my camera until I was about to leave. I hope I don't get in trouble for posting these pictures...some people were into it a little more than others. :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Why? Why? Why?

So lately Cambree's been a little naughty...she's been peeing her pants again. Like 3 times yesterday. Ugh. Do I have to potty-train her AGAIN? It was getting frustrating...but not like today.
I had just finished getting ready for the day (yeah at noon!) and saw this:
Ok...what is it?
Then, I looked by the couch and saw this:
Ok, so she gave her stuffed dog a haircut. Not good, but we can clean it up. But what is that on the side of the picture? Her hair?!! Cambree! You gave yourself a haircut?! Let me see. AHHHHH!!! What did you do?!! You look like a boy! Let me show you in the mirror. (we walk to the bathroom)
How much did you cut off?!!
This much...look familiar?
And this much:

And this much:
It hasn't even been a year since she did her last chop job. (refer to that nightmare here) I'm at a complete loss. What is it that is going on? I've been playing with her and paying more attention to her than ever before (due to the photo shoots being slow). The last time this happened my brother and his family moved in with us, so that was understandable why she would act out. Now I feel like it's something going on with me...or am I reading too much into this?
Any suggestions or help would be wonderful! I need to call my BFF for ANOTHER haircut. Oh boy.

Here's her cute, new haircut! She can only wear it a few ways since she cut her bangs really short, but it's WAY better than I thought it would be. I swear my BFF is a miracle-worker! Let me know if you want her number. :)