Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dr. Ryan Johnson

Jenn, Me, Dr J & Dr C
Dr C & Dr J
Dr J & Dr G
Jenn & Ryan
Me & Ryan

Today was a sad day at Smithfield Chiropractic. It was Ryan's last day. He and his family are moving to Washington. It seems like just yesterday that Dr C was telling us we were getting a new addition to our office. It has been so neat to get to know Ryan and his family. I wish them all the best. I will sure miss him and all the fun times we had. Good luck and dont forgot to come visit!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve

Blain making fun of us!! But he was excited for his new pj's too!!
Me and my new pj's!!
Avery in the new pj's
See how happy!! She is hugging the pj's!!

Cie & Avery
5 generation (without my mom)

For Christmas Eve we started over at my Grandma & Grandpa Cantwell's house. We had wanted want to go over the night before but got back from looking at lights a bit to late so we headed over after Blain got off from work. We just love spending time with them. After that we went over to my Great Grandma June's. My Grandpa Ron and Cie had come up to spend Christmas here and we thought we should stop by and see what they were up to. It was so nice to be able to see them again. Avery had the best time playing with Cie. And of course its not a trip to Grandmas without some of Uncle Clair's homemade fudge. It was super yummy!! After all the fun we thought we better head home to open our Christmas Eve Pj's its a tradition to open a set of pj's the night before. Avery thought this was great. She was so excited!! She could not wait to get the pj's on. She was really happy!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hat Head!!

Yup I just love being a girl
Nothing better than cute flowers and hats/headbands etc.

Ave in her cute little hat
She is such a cutie!!
To bad they dont have ones for adults I would love to look this cute.

Santa Video!!

Go to this link if you have little kids. Its a video from Santa with personal info about them. It was so neat. Avery just loved it. Thanks Ari Anna for the link.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let it snow let it snow let it snow!!

Avery loves the snow unlike me!! So when Blain goes out to shovel she plays and plays!! She had so much fun throwing snow balls at Blain while he shoveled. Needless to say they both had fun.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Living Life


Life is not a race-but indeed a journey. Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say "thank you". "I love you", "great job" to someone each day. Go to church, take time for prayer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Let your handshake mean more than pen and paper. Love your life and what you've been given; it is not accidental- search for your purpose and do it as best you can. Dreaming does matter. It allows you to become that which you aspire to be. Laugh often. Appreciate the little things in life and enjoy them. Some of the best things really are free. Do not worry, less wrinkles are more becoming. Forgive, it frees the soul. Take time for yourself- plan for longevity. Recongnize the special people you've been blessed to know. Live for today, enjoy the moment.

-Bonnie Mohr

Wellness Wintertime Blues = Wintertime Bulk

Ok so how many of you are like me and get SAD when the winter comes? I have never been a winter person. Sure there are many fun things to do in the winter like snowboarding, sledding, ice skating etc. But they all have to do with snow and ice and I am not a big fan of them. Funny cause I live here in Utah where 10 out of the 12 months are winter. I think we are due for a move to somewhere warn!! However both Blain & Ave like the winter weather crazy people!! But I was reading this article on wintertime blues and I really liked what it had to say: More than 25 million Americans experience the winter blues, a form of depression that makes a person feel irritable, lenghargic, and hungry for carbohydrates-rich foods. (Now that makes me feel better its a medical thing!!) These winter blues are often due to a drop in serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood and hunger. In response to low serotonin levels, the body craves sweets, which temporarily raise the level of serotonin. But this high is often followed by a crash, setting up a hunger-and-mood roller coaster that often leads to overeating and weight gain. Here are some easy ways to combat your "winter blues" munchies
- Eat more protein. (this help you stay full longer)
- Eat some honey before bed. (this can help improve sleep and boost your mood)
- Cut back on your intake of caffeine (caffeine only aggravates the blues)
- Become more active (exercise benefits both physical and mental health)
- Get some sun. (spend time outside or consider taking Vitamin D supplement)
I am HAPPY to know that I am not the only one going thought this. Plus I thought wow why do I always feel irriable and crave the foods that are the worst for me. Now I know and can do a few things to improve it. Hopeful it can help you out too. For more information, visit

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Daddy & Ave
Our little family
The look Ave is giving is worth well a million dollars!!

Avery putting on the tree star!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pink, Pink, & you guessed it more PINK!!

Avery saw a pink tree in the store and thought it was the best thing ever. She asked if she could have one for her birthday. So i found this cute little tree and we picked out all sorts of fun stuff to put on it. We had lots of fun and now she has her very own little pink tree. She just loves it. And tell me "Mom my tree is sooo beautiful it sparkles!!" And she is right it dose sparkle and shine!!