Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Grace's Haul
She LOVES her new hair brush! She went around to Everyone to brush their hair.
She twirled and danced around in her apron (from Grammy) and her Tutu (from Aunt Monica)

Christmas was good.
We spent lots of time with family and had our own time together this morning and early afternoon.
It was a good day.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New Tradition?

Though watching this movie is not unusual, I think that Grace and I may be forced to watch it every Christmas Eve from now on.

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Favorite Thing?

Tootsie Pops.
{I blame Chase}

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I just got home from my academic advising appointment. I laughed, I cried, I almost hyperventilated, that's right folks I, Emily Ann White will be graduating NEXT semester -Spring 2010! Just 4 more classes and I am DONE!!! The party that will follow will be GREAT!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

While They are Yet in Their Youth

I am incredibly blessed. Grace LOVES "doing" the dishes!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am DONE with Finals!!!!
I already know I got a B+ or BETTER in my Biology class!!!!
Bring on the party!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Random Goings On Of the Last Month

Mom turned fifty! Admire her BEAUTIFUL Birthday Cake :-) I made it.

Michael & Grace in their Awesome Orange Home Depot Aprons!
(This was on Thanksgiving)

Mom has been on a mitten and purse making extravaganza (this is my current favorite word) here is my magnificent purse made from an old wool sweater that I got @ THE DOLLaR STORE!!

I was put in charge of cutting the seams out of the sweaters for the mittens we made, I have the neck from a turtle neck on my head with the seams stuffed into it... Do I look Hot? Ya mon!

Grace got her hand on my camera and snapped this picture.

Then she got her hands into this.

November was a super busy and good month. I can't believe its December. Finals are next week and I may be panicking.


Bed Head

Grace woke up yesterday morning looking like this... I laughed and laughed. I'm so glad she keeps me entertained even when we can both hardly open our eyes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Let Me Out!

I keep thinking that this will be my last post from the park for a while but there is still no snow on the ground, supposedly we will be getting snow this weekend, that should stick but until then we are going to try to hit the park as often as we can.

PS- Finals are next week so you probably won't hear from me very much. Wish me luck I'm gonna need it!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

So I watched probably one of my favorite movies tonight
with one of my favorite people.
this favorite person of mine laughed throughout the entire movie
because this person thought that the movie was and I quote
"way too corny and lovey dovey, if my future spouse talked to me like that I would probably die laughing"
see if I ever invite that person over again!

That said the movie we watched is probably one of my favorites and I love that its wholesome and good and CLEaN!
It is the story of Ester from the bible and the way it is done is beautiful.
This is a movie I can watch over and over and not get tired of it.
The costuming is beautiful and the colors are so vibrant.
Its definitely worth the two hours and four minutes that the movie runs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Home Sweet MOM'S Home

Just felt compelled to write and say that I love my mom and her house. 'Tis the season to be at home. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Too all of my dear friends and family (that don't really read this anyway) I just wanted to check in and tell you that we are alive. The end of the semester is approaching all too quickly, I am not ready for finals in any way shape or form well maybe one way. I have purchased all of the blue books I will ever need. I have been having nightmares about showing up to class without them so I stopped and bought my blue books today.
In addition to test anxiety, I have this congestion/cold/allergies that I just can't seem to shake I feel like I have been SICK for a WHOLE MONTH! I'm sick of being sick! a classmate told me I should go get tested for mono...I wonder if there is something to that. :( Grace is cutting teeth so she is miserable, and I'm afraid she may have a slight cold as well so our house is super fun as always.

Grace has also decided that she is too cool for her crib and she thinks that my bed is so much more comfortable usually with half of her body draped across mine, a foot in my face or a knee in my ribs, she's a tricky little devil she is! The other night she climbed out of bed sneaked out of her room after I had gone to bed she watched a movie (I know this because the TV and DVD player were on when I woke up the next morning) then decided she wanted to sleep with me so she crawl up and over me to get into bed with me.

She snores.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog Award

THANKS Kelly!!!
As part of my reward I get to answer these questions in one word (or pretty close!)
1.Where is your cell phone? pocket
2.Your hair? UGH!
3.Your Mother? work
4.Your Father? work
5.Your favorite food? hashbrowns
6.Your dream last night? WONDERFUL
7.Your favorite drink? pomegrante 7Up
8.Your dream/goal? to be a kept woman ;)
9.What room are you in? Classroom
10.Your hobby? writing
11.Your fear? alone
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years? done with school
13.Where were you last night? my parents
14.Something you aren't? married
15.Muffins? Enjoyable
16.Wish list item? financial security
17.Where did you grow up? Arizona/Utah
18.Last thing you did? took notes in class
19.What are you wearing? clogs, jeans, and Keith Urban sweater
20.TV? lie to me, and Thrusday Nights, greys, private practice, vampire diaries.
21.Your pets? fish
22.Your friends? are strange
23.Your life? is a lesson in frustration
24.Your mood? bad
25.Missing someone? does Grace count since I am at school
26.Vehicle? Ricky
27.Something you're not wearing? Makeup, its been a long morning
28.Your favorite store? Ross
29.Your favorite color? blue, green and red
30.When was the last time you laughed? moments ago
31.When was the last time you cried? whenI got to class and realized that my paper was NOT really due
32.Your best friend? lives far away
33.One place you go over and over? my parents house
34.One person who e-mails you regularly? No idea
35.Favorite place to eat? My parents house or my kitchen :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Swiss Miss

Today being Sunday = Dinner at my parents house.

I had some things in my fridge that needed to be used so I offered to make dinner. Grace and I headed over to The White Silk Purse
shortly after church knowing that the Grandparents would be at their own ward. So I set to work and Grace harassed Lucy. Gumbo takes a lot of chopping and time but its so worth it. IN addition to gumbo I also peeled and diced a bunch of GrannySmith apples. Mom turned them into a pie... it was very good tart but very good.

Grace likes to wander around the house while we congregate in the kitchen to watch antiques roadshow and do random things, mom was making mittens and I was being her cheerleader and catching her up on the goings on in my life when I realized Grace was being too quite, and then suddenly there was laughter. Quiet, then laughter is never a good thing. This is what I found:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Dorothy had a wonderful time frolicking through the fall leaves with Toto.

On the look out for a Twister.

Nate decided to come along to the ward Trunk or Treat. He and Grace had a ball! She was estatic about carrying around her little basket and having people give her candy. She thought it was the greatest thing in the world!

And I was the Lady in Red.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great Grandpa Woods

Look at these hands!

These are hands that have been through a lot in the last few years. Electrocution, then slicing through the palm and wrists, skin graphs and physical therapy and now here they are holding two little handsThis is Ben Crosby Woods.
Great-Grandpa to these two goofy kids.
Grandpa to me.
I adore this man. He has always been somebody that I have looked up to and admired. When I was little he would pull me up into his arms and sing to me. "I'll be down to pick you up in a dump truck honey!" He would also take my hands and rub them up and down the whiskers on his face. {he did both of these things last time I saw him and I of course laughed and laughed} He always smells like the stuff he puts in his hair, "Groom and Clean" and sometimes Eternity for Men. He loves my Granny so much and adores his children whether they are his by flesh or marriage. He is one of the hardest workers I know. He loves his family and is one of the greatest men in the world. I love my Grandpa and want him to know how grateful I am for all he does for this family. He's a good man and I hope I can find someone like him one day.
I Love You

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We are finally recovering from our illnesses. Grace had a nasty case of swine flu which she so kindly shared with me, and her swine flu turned into pneumonia!!! It has been a very LONG 10 days, I am still not quite up to par but Grace is doing SO much better. We actually got out of the house yesterday to play in the vibrant fall colors that have surrounded us. I LOVE fall.

Monday, October 12, 2009

When Pigs Fly

<--------- Now I don't think this is what Grace did but the results are pretty much the same.

The Swine Flu has come to my house and oooh boy it has hit with full force.

Poor Grace has been running a fever since Saturday night and today she started coughing and hacking. I had been fine up until this afternoon and now I'm not feeling so great.

I have a doctors note to excuse me from class. Grace and I are going to do some serious Mother daughter veggin' out on the couch time. We have been told to STAY HOME for @ LEAST 5 DAYS!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

its late at night what am I doing?

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Stick Straight

I straightened Grace's hair today and I think it made her look so much older. Anna came over and immediately told me how much she did NOT like it straight... I'm afraid I have to agree with her it makes her look too grown up. I am amazed everyday how big my little girl is getting. Sheesh!

Grace got into a bag of chocolates my visiting teacher brought me and she ENJOYED them emensely.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Suzanne Barker ~one of my favorite people in the whole world, who was also one of the greatest "sitter's" of all time~ has given me my FIRST (I say first in hopes of day receiving more, not only here but also @ Not Quite Over the Rainbow.) Blogging award. I'm so HAPPY to get one... seriously ECSTATIC!!!

So here's what I am supposed to do:

Name 7 things about myself that people might night know... this seems to be pretty difficult for me due to the fact that most of my life is an open book so this is going to take serious consideration.

1. I have been a senior in college for the last 5 years.
2. While growing up I didn't know what I wanted to be I grew up. . . I still don't.
3. I hate melon, all melon excluding watermelon and will do everything to avoid eating it.
4. Sometimes late at night when I can't sleep, I will take Grace out of her crib and just hold her and gently rock her till I fall asleep.
5. I am an emotional baker and most of the time I don't eat what I make, not because its not good, most of the time its great but I just bake to kill time.
6. Taking a cue out of Suzanne's confessions/interesting bit of information I am going to confess my first kiss. It was the summer I before I turned 12 down at the lake. It was awkward and sweet all at the same time.
7. I have a ghost that visits me periodically, don't worry he's friendly!

Now I get to "tag" seven other blogs but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Congratulations All, I think your blogs are FABULOUS and KREATIVE!!!

1. April- A City Girl in the Country
2. Dana @ The White Silk Purse
3. Cami @ Love Cami
4. Charlie @ Operation Shrink Charlie's Big Butt!
5. Chelsea @ Kernicals
6. Travis @ I Like To Fish
7. Danielle @ Hellowl

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Like a Weed

Well Grace is 19 months and 12 days old today... Yes, we went to the doctor today so their fancy computer told me how old she is... because we all know I do not keep track of such things. They asked me when her birthday was and I had to pause for a moment to think, I instantly could rattle off my own but I actually had to stop and think about when her's was.

When welcomed Grace into the world she was 5 pounds 12 ounces and 18 inches long. She was in the 2% for weight and 3% for height. She was so tiny her skin looked like it was 10 sizes too big! Her fingers were so long and slender and she was just so petite with perfect features. I remember watching all the relatives with her, being especially careful because she was so tiny.

Well, a mere 19 months later Grace is 30 pounds and 35.5 inches tall! That's nearly 3 FEET!!! She is in the 96% for weight and 99% for height. Her well baby/child check was today and Dr. Firth told us that she is as big as most 28 month olds! ("No need to worry she is very nicely proportioned," he added quickly.) She passed her check up with flying colors and she even survived getting 6 SHOTS 5 vaccines and the dreaded flu shot ~Anna and I got them too!~ She had big tears but as soon as they pulled out the suckers she was fine again.

Looks like my tiny girl isn't so tiny anymore is she?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Boots On

Grace opted to choose her own outfit today. (This little horse has been in the family since Jared was a baby {The horse is known as John Wayne's horse}... I felt that getting a picture of Grace on it was a MUST funny thing was... she pulled it out, dragged it outside and as soon as we got down to the sidewalk she started saying, "Mommy, cheese!")
She already has her own little opinion and she throws a HUGE fit if she doesn't get what she wants... I have no idea where she gets THAT from... he he he. She always makes me laugh. And she's a pretty good sport to let me snap photos of her. Whenever she sees me pull out my camera she says, "Cheese" well she says it until I turn it on and then she goes back to ignoring me.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Peaches! These are awesome! We worked for several hours washing, peeling, cutting and freezing the peaches. They are divine! I haven't had peaches this awesome for a LONG time... Grace and I will be enjoying ourselves for a long while. We'll just have to keep stealing them out of mom's freezer!
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Say Goodbye To All These BLUES

It had been way too long... just two days shy of two years. A lot has changed. Last time life was completely different for both of us. He had just gotten out of rehab, I had just lost my job and had to get a pick line. This time it was like the stars had finally lined up for us. The butterflies took over as he came out the back light casting his shadow on the black curtain a few strains of the electric guitar and BAM the curtain dropped and we Hit The Ground Running there he was in all his magnificent glory. The years between didn't matter anymore because Days Go By and all though we can't stop them from flying by we can take it in our own stride. Nothing mattered anymore the Stupid Boy that had recently broken my heart disappeared and Keith was there to meet me Where The Blacktop Ends to remind me that my Better Half is still out there and when I find him it will be that Once In A Lifetime Love that will be worth Making Memories of Us. And Keith reminded me that it will be lovely and thanked me for being such a lovely fan because he knew that "Only You Could Love Me This Way." The Sweet Thing about this concert was that it reminded me that When Summer Comes Around I can pray that its Raining On Sunday.

Grace adored the concert and when Kiss a Girl came on she jumped up to dance. I laughed and laughed and wanted to tell all the people that thought I was crazy for taking a 18 month old to a concert I Told You So because SHE LOVED IT!!! I was so excited when I heard the first strummings of You Look Good In My Shirt I screamed because you know I would look very good in his shirt. He he He. I knew that Keith was singing Somebody Like You to me! The concert was beginning to wrap up and although I knew our time together was soon to come to an end I felt like Tonight I Wanna Cry! The concert did in fact come to an end but I felt like I had finally found the Better Life I had been looking for and funny thing, it had never left!

Thank you for indulging me with my silly way of getting all the song titles (in order of performance)

Now seriously folks. The concert was Amazing!!! Keith was at the top of his game and he did a wonderful job of making EVERYONE feel as if he was singing just to them. His guitar skills were insanely sharp and the guitars themselves were BEAUTIFUL, the usual Fender he plays but there was a Green Gibson and the Shattered Mirror Gibson he plays was gorgeous! He also had one that LIT UP!!! He is up for CMA Entertainer of the Year and this Fan thinks he definitely deserves it he is a GREAT showman!