Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas stuff.

Guess what? I still haven't taken family pictures for my Christmas cards! I really want to send out cards this year. I going to do it. So if you get your card after Christmas...oops sorry.

I am almost done with my shopping. I still need to bake a bunch of stuff and then I will get to relax right? I am really excited for Christmas this year though which is not like me...I usually dislike Christmas. I think having a almost two year old is helping. Oh she is getting lots of good stuff. Oh and so is Luke. There is going to be some smiles Christmas morning let me tell ya.

Shane and I are not really buying each other gifts this year because we really want an ipod. Oh and my parents are buying us a dishwasher for parents. ever. I really really hate doing dishes so this really is the best gift any could ever get me.

That is about it....
What are you most excited for this Christmas?

Monday, November 15, 2010

A friend to be thankful for

I have been a slacker on posting what I am thankful for. Opps!

Today I am thankful for Kassy! Kassy is my best friend. We have been best friends for about 20 years now! Holy I really old enough to have a friend for that long?? Today is Kassy's birthday! She's old. She is like the sister I never had and I love her dearly. She is a total nerd and I love her even more for that. I just know we will be friends forever and that makes me happy!

Friday, November 5, 2010

One more thing

Isn't this picture funny! I can't stop laughing at it! Oh Addy I sure do love your face!

Thankful for vitamin C

Today I feel sick and so today I am thankful for these wonderful little fruits that are in season right now! Love you vitamin C! Every year I get so excited when the yummy little clementines are in season it makes my tummy so happy.

I am also thankful for days off so I can take random pictures of fruit. That is all!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


We had a wonderful Halloween this year! Addy and Luke loved it! We did all the fun stuff decorated cookies, carved pumpkins, baked pumpkin bread, watched "The Corpse Bride" and, of coarse tricker treated. We only took Addy to my parents house and then over to my Brother's house but she loved every minute of it. Luke on the other hand went with his best friend and they scored big time on the candy! Below are some pictures of our Halloween fun. Addy in her Gnome costume and Luke in his orphan costume. And Shane in his beard. And one of Luke and I very intensely decorating cookies!

I finally had a chance to take down the rest of my decorations today so now the holidays can officially begin. I am super excited for the holidays this year! I think Addy and Luke are going to love it!

Oh and today I am thankful for a warm house that is full of the smell of freshly baked banana bread.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today is one of those days....

where I have to remind myself of all the things that I should be grateful for. I woke in a fine mood. On my way to work I sent Shane a text that said "Addy was being such a sweetie! I love being her mom!" True statement. She makes me happy! And then I got to work and I turned into an uber-grouch! What? I know I'm at work so that is why I am grouchy. Wrong! Usually work doesn't really make me that grumpy. It is a combination of things really....some I would rather not talk about and others whatever I should just get over being blind in one eye for the day. Blah! November is the month to remember to be thankful so that is what I am trying to do the rest of the day. Be thankful!!!

Today I am thankful that I have such wonderful and funny children. That make me want to live each and I am blind in one eye or not.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Oh for the love of puppies!!

On Monday it was cold and rainy and last Friday Sally (puppy #1) got spayed so for these reason I felt I had no other choice than to leave the puppies in the house. Alone. For about 8 hours. I could just tell you what they did but I think that it is best to just show you.

Needless to say we have had to find other alternatives on where to leave the dogs on cold, wet days. Lesson learned. I still love them and I did not kill them :)

PS. I was really sick of that chair and I want a new one anyway. So lets just look at this as a good thing. Right?

Just a funny little story

Yesterday it snowed and snowed and then it snowed some more. Needless to say when Addy and I walked out the front door yesterday morning there was quit a bit of snow on the ground. Well Addy being as cute as she is gasped and said "oh bubbles!!" It was so funny! She thought that the snow was a bunch of bubbles! And even though I kept telling her all day that it was snow she still insisted that it was bubbles. Oh well it is cute!

On another note Addy got to dress up in her garden gnome costume today and I just have to say she looked adorable! I will post some pictures later but for now you just have to trust that she looked just cute!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It was time to say goodbye

On Monday this week we had to say good bye to our old girl Izzy. She was the sweetest dog that never did listen. Even at ten years old she still pottied in the house. But we loved her still and it was hard to let her go! On Monday night Addy asked where Izzy was while we were eating dinner (Izzy was always there to pick up the scraps) and I told her she went to the moon....Addy loves the moon so I knew she would know what I was talking about if I said that. Later that night Addy said "Izzy...moon??" and I said "yep that is right." Luke had a hard time because Izzy has been here his entire life but he understood that she was in pain and it was time. We miss her and the house in not the same without her but now she is with her best friend Dignon. I'm sure they are having the time of the life! Let me tell you losing two dogs in one year has been the hardest thing this family has ever had to go through and I am glad we won't have to go through this pain for a long time.

We now have just Sally and Rosco and they are great fun and we love them so so much. I know our family will always be missing the original two but it is nice to know that we have two others that love us like they did.

Goodbye! We loved you so!

The two lovers during happier time

A blurry but cute picture of Addy and her Izzy

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Where have you been??

I know this is the question you have been asking yourselves. Where has Ariel been and why has she not blogged for a month? Who knows really? I've been around cooking, cleaning, baking, being a mom and wife, and oh and I also do that thing called going to work. I have not posted pictures in a really long time so here you have of the kid and one of the new pup. Aren't they both the cutest??

On another note I am pretty stoked that it is finally fall and I can wear my sweaters and what not. It is beautiful and perfect outside most days and I wish this weather would never ever end. I am excited for halloween! We decorated and I just want to decorate more! Today we went to the DI (thrift store) and bought Luke his costume, he is going to be an orphan, It is going to be pretty rad! I hope everyone is enjoying fall as much as I am! Enjoy it while you can for it will be gone before we can say "Harry Potter." I think I said that because the new Harry Potter movie comes out in a month...or I am just in a weird mood. Who knows?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Luke!!

Today this funny little boy turns 9!! I seriously can not believe it. What happened to that cute little chubby toddler that used to ask so many questions.

Luke- You are the absolute best son any person could ask for. We all love you so very much. You make us all proud. You make us all laugh. But most of all you make us all love you. We can't help it!! You're just too wonderful.

Have a happy happy birthday little man!!

Love you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another funny video

Oh this was a good laugh.

I am finally back to work after having almost a week off. It is kind of weird. No I was not doing anything fun unfortuatly. Addy was sick for a fews days so I have been taking care of her. I loved being home with her but I wish that she was feeling good so we could have done something fun and exciting but oh well that's life!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

such a funny video

Seriously I just laughed out loud when I watched this. So funny!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh boy camping fun

Here are some pictures from our family camping trip last weekend. We had sooooo much fun! I loved camping with the kids they were both awesome. Addy slept in the tent great.....we all did including the two dogs!! We ended up taking our old dog Izzy with us. She is super old and probably shouldn't go camping anymore but she had a lot of fun I think....the first thing she did was go swimming. Sally our new dog was awesome! Love her! For those of you that don't know we recently had to put our other dog to sleep so it was really hard not having him there camping with us. Dignon was the best camper dog ever! We miss him too much! Anywhos we had a lot of fun and would love to go camping again soon.

Picture overload! Enjoy :)

Do you ever......

picture of addy chillin with boogie

Do you ever look at back at your blog posts? My friend Amber was doing that today and it made me want to do it. I went through and looked at all my posts over the last couple of years. It is crazy how much we go through in life and how much our lives can change in just a couple of years. I love my life and I love my little family and I am glad that I started this little blog so I can look back at our lives and remember all the good times.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer is not over

this photo has nothing to do with summer. it is just boogie kitty looking out the window.

On Saturday my mom said to me "After the 24th summer is over." And you know what I said to her "SHUT UP mom!" She laughed. I don't think so. We still have August and August is still freaking hot. Summer still. Still plenty of time for camping, hiking and picnics.

Speaking of picnics. Shane and I had a date night on Friday and I packed us a picnic and we headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon and went on hike and enjoyed a wonderful view of the water. I will post some pictures later.

Last night Addy was running around with one flip flop on....because that is what she does. And she fell and hit her little nose on the sidewalk. She got a bloody nose and a scrape. Seriously that little girl gets hurt once a day. My mom is a spaz...I'm a spaz...I fear Addy got the spaz gene. Sad.

Well we are enjoying summer. And no it is NOT over! not matter what my ma says.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How do you like your hot dog??

I have only just recently discovered that I like my hot dogs like the one pictured above. They have to have it all....onions, pickle relish, mustard but no ketchup, I also really like cheese on them. I would way rather have them grilled than boiled. Since I have discovered that I love hot dogs this way I now love hot dogs! So I am curious do you like hot dogs and if so how do you like em? It seems everyone is a little different.

I know I am weird posting about hot dogs but I'm weird so whatever.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Learning to talk

I think Addy learning how to talk has been my most favorite stage so far. It is so funny and amazing all at the same time. She literally tries to repeat everything we say. She can say "Izzy" that is our big dog but she won't say any of the other dog's names. I think she thinks they're all named Izzy. And as far as the cats go she calls them all "kitty." I think my favorite is instead of saying "what's that" she says "wheesh." Awesome. Shane and I seriously walk around the house all day saying "wheesh" to each other and every time we laugh. She says tons of other things too and I swear she learns something new to say everyday. Next week I am sure she will be speaking in sentences. I cannot believe how incredibly smart she is. She blows my mind everyday!!

Being a mom is amazingly awesome. Love it more than anything else.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Arts Fest

This weekend Shane, Addy, and I went to the Utah's Art Festival. It was pretty darn wonderful. We have not been in a few years...because I hate crowds so much, but this year I put on my big girl panties and tried not to let the crowd of people bother me too much. Addy did great for the 3 hours we were there. Such a wonderful little girl I have. We bought 4 pieces of art and I am so happy about them. I seriously can't stop thinking about them. I love art...makes me smile. Now where to hang them?? Did anyone else go enjoy this wonderful event??

Good weekend....good times!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family photos

My friend Tracy took some family pictures of us this weekend. We absolutely love them! She did such a wonderful job. To see more check them out on her blog here .

Thanks Tracy!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

camping and happy 100th post!!

The first weekend of June Shane and I went camping with a group of friends. It was a lot of fun and the weather was perfect. Unfortunately our trip was cut short because of our sick little girl but it was still great to get out of the city even just for a short time. We went with six of our friends and we had five dogs total with us. Whoa! I love camping with dogs it's the best. We ate lots of yummy food. For some reason I eat so much when I am it. We ended up camping up Provo canyon above Sundance the spot we found was beautiful.

Some pictures.....

Shane looking out at the beautiful view

The View


Me and Meg

Dan and Becka...and three of the 5 dogs

It was a lot of fun. Next camping trip we are going to take the kids. Luke is dying to go camping.

Happy 100th post to my little blog!! I am still glad we're friends :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


We have had a rough week at the Thornton house. I think we are finally through the rough patch though *insert sigh of relieve here*

Well Saturday Shane and I went camping with some kids! Awesome :)(I will post some pictures later). We had a lot of fun and the weather was awesome. Then on Sunday morning when I woke up I got a call from my dad saying Addy was super sick and had a fever and we needed to come home. Well of course this put me in total panic mode so we hurried and ate breakfast packed up and headed home:( Once we got home Addy didn't seem that bad so we played and had lunch then she had her nap. Well in the mean time Shane started feeling really sick and took a nap too. Later that night Shane started getting the chills and had a fever. So of course the poor guy could not help with the little one. Ahh!

I tried putting Addy to bed that night and she didn't go to sleep until 11:30!! Which is way late for her. Then at 3:30am I could hear her breathing really heavy so I went and checked on her and took her temperature and the thermometer read 104 degrees!! Crap! It scared us so bad so we rushed up to Primary children's hospital. It turns out she has a virus and an ear infection. Well we didn't get home until 6:30 and I had to hurry and get ready and go to work. Awesome. Shane stayed home with Addy but he was still so sick. I ended up going home early that day but I couldn't nap because I just can't...not a napper.

Then on Monday night she woke up in the night and was up for about two hours. I was a zombie yesterday! Finally last night I went to bed early and got a good night sleep. I feel like a whole new person today. Whew! I knew motherhood would be hard at times but not this hard. Someone should warn you that sick babies are really difficult. I am just glad our little Addy is feeling better oh and dad is feeling better too. And mom is awesome!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Happy 3rd Anniversary to my wonderful husband Shane. We've had ups and downs. Lows and highs. Good times and bad times. Through it all we have stuck together and I am happy that we have. I still think marrying you was the best decision I ever made. I love you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Did I tell you that we got a puppy??

Yes we sure did! I know we're crazy! But I am crazy in love with her. Her name is Sally and she is crazy and cute all at the same time. Love love love puppies! She is a black lab and we got her on April 14th. Everyone meet Sally!

Me and Meg....Meg and me

My friend Becky emailed me this picture yesterday. It is a picture of my good friend Meg and I. I miss her dearly and I was so happy to see this picture. Here we are at Becky and Justin's wedding last year. Aren't we cute???

And guess what?? It is Shane's birthday this weekend and we are having a party and I get to see this wonderful lady. Excited!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Update on Leonard and Easter

So I convinced Shane into giving Leonard a second chance. All is going well so far. But now poor Leonard looks like an Avatar....I don't know what happened to him but his forehead and his nose are swollen and seriously....AVATAR! As of this morning the swelling started to go down but it was so weird while it lasted. I tried taking a picture of how weird he looked but you really couldn't tell in the picture.

We had a good Easter. Poor little Addy was sick all weekend but she still had fun. Luke got everything he wanted I think so that is good. We had a little Easter egg hunt for the kids at our house and it was so fun watching them find the eggs. Addy was content with just an egg for each hand so Luke scored big on the hunt. After we took Luke to his mom's house we went home and I made frosting for my awesome carrot cake I made and then it was on to my parent's house. We some yummy ham and had a nice time.....oh and everyone loved my cake!!

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What to do what to do!

I have this cat his name is Leonard. I like this cat I really do. I am a huge animal lover HUGE!! Well this cat Leonard is a boy and he sprays even though he is fixed. Argh! Well usually the spraying goes on outside but as of late it has happened in our garage...gross....and this morning it happened in our office!! What to do with this cat. Well Shane doesn't exactly love Leonard and needless to say Shane was very mad when this happened this morning. Well and long story short Shane wants me to get rid of Leo. I can't I just can't it is against my moral standards. I guess if I can find a good home for him I will feel better about it but I can't just take him to the pound.

Well folks if anyone wants a 5 year old male cat that is very nice and great with kids and dogs please let me know.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Things I can't wait for.....

-Spring!! Oh wait it is spring.....March 20th!

-Summer!!! I want to swim, ride bikes, pretty much never wear shoes, and go CAMPING

-Yard work and gardening. I worked in the yard this weekend and it was so wonderful. I have plans on planting an actual garden this year and I am pretty excited about it.

-Getting a new tattoo. I don't have an appointment scheduled but I am itching for a new one.

-playing outside with my little lady. She already loves it and I want to do it more (um I think that we will not be spending much time in the house this summer....can you tell)

-hopefully going to Las Vegas or somewhere this summer or fall.

That is what I can't wait for.....what about you???

Monday, March 15, 2010

Tender memories

I use to sing this song to Addy almost every night as she was falling asleep when she was a new born. It was only just a year ago but it seems like forever. I thought about this song today and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside so I thought I would share.

PS.....If you have not seen Across the Universe I highly recommend it. Good movie :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spaghetti night!

These are from a couple of weeks ago. Addy really loves spaghetti as you can clearly see. I was laughing so hard when I was taking these. Awesome!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

other blog

I have another blog...who knew! I haven't updated it for a long time! Well I decided to. So check it out here

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I love Easter! I don't really know why....I think for me it just means Spring is here. I bought Addy's easter dress already and a cute little cardigan to go with it. I am pretty excited about it. I need some ideas on what kind of an outfit to get for Luke. He is kind of picky. I am thinking a polo shirt and some kind of shorts. Thoughts? Ideas??

Monday, February 22, 2010

A quick post

This is kind of a post for me. I forget to write things down that Addy has done and I just don't want to forget later in life. On Friday February 19th Addy took her first couple of steps! Whoa so awesome. Since then she tried a couple more times. I swear she is going to totally mobile in no time.

Another thing. She loves loves headbands. She takes them off my headbands of my head and tries to put them on her head. When I put them on her she gets this look on her face like she is just so proud of herself. I really just can't get enough of that girl. She is the best ever.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

work makes me so.....

Sleepy! Seriously what is it about this office that makes me feel so drowsy. It hits about TWO in the afternoon and I am just done. I think I just need to quit my job because I surely don't feel this way on my days off...even chasing around a toddler doesn't make me feel the way I feel right now!

Oh blog of the day.
Great photos!

red aprons

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I just walked in to see what condition my condition was in....

-I feel a bit crazy today. One minute I am happy then the next I feel sad. Up and down all day long.....and I have had like three other people tell me they feel this way today....what is with

-I also have a few random things.....
I wish I was a professional blog stalker. If that was a job I would want it.
Some blogs I have been stalking today....
barefoot in the kitchen
a cup of joe
A room somewhere

Oh and I have been stalking yours too I am sure.

-I think we are going to go see Wolfman for our Valentine's day date...Is that weird?? Well whatever that is how I roll. Also I really hope Shane gets me a gift for Valentines day. I know that sounds selfish but sometimes you just have to be :)

-I really really REALLY want it to be summer. Shane sent me a text today... sunny summer day, kids in the back, windows down, picknick in the truck, driving our car oh that would be the life. Ahh why why is it so yucky outside. I am going to blame the weather for my up down crazy mood today... that's that.

Wow very random post sorry:)

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Here are some pictures finally. My dear friend Tracy took these for us on my and Addy's birthday and I think they turned out great! Thanks Tracy!