Thursday, September 17, 2009

Girlish Flair

I saw these darling tissue paper pom-poms at my cute friend Megan's house and begged her to teach me how to make them. She was taught by our other cute friend, Mariah. I guess the credit goes to Martha, but I still think I have amazingly creative and talented friends!

Aren't these just adorable? Perfect for a party or holiday and so easy and cheap to make. (Sam, you can make them as napkin rings...wouldn't that be fun for Christmas?!)

For directions go Here.

And Madeline kept herself busy with a sombrero while I hung them in her room

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last but not least...a Trip to Salt Lake City

We really loved spending time with Matt's family. Madeline loves saying "Pops" (Matt's dad). In fact, now, every time we see a "graying" man :) she points and yells "Pops!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bates Family Reunion

My parents rented a cabin at Lake Roosevelt, ID. We had a great time!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First Amusement Park

So I have a lot of recapping to do. These last couple of months we have been gone. Matt did an away rotation at the University of Utah. We had so much fun being with family and going on vacations and family reunions. My dad took his staff to Silverwood while we were in Spokane, so Madeline got to try out some rides. She LOVED them! (Must get that from her daddy)

Visiting Grandpa Steve and Grandma Julie's Farm

Madeline LOVED the open space...