Friday, December 28, 2007


Shallon just taking a little nap with Uncle Sean.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas, Vegas style.

We went to the Bellagio tonight, to check out their Christmas display. It was soo gorgeous! (Sorry, I didn't get any good shots of the displays. I don't really like pictures without family in them and it was sooo crowded it was hard to get a far away shot.)

Then we headed outside to catch the fountain display. It was also really cool, plus we made it outside about 2 minutes before it started, so we didn't even have to wait out in the cold too long.

Have I mentioned that I really enjoy hanging out with Greg's family?

makin' mommy proud

While the tv was turned off today, for a change, the girls turned to a different kind of entertainment, BOOKS!!!

We watch a lot tv at our house, we know that we shouldn't, but we do anyway. Well, the girls dug through their Christmas presents to find their books. Even though they can't read yet, they love to "read" the story by describing what's happening in the pictures. Shallon even got in on the action as Briley chatted away, "reading" her the story. Avalyn preferred to find her own private reading nook.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

after Christmas goodies

Jan and I hit the after Christmas sales to stock-up on our Christmas decorations for next year. I was especially looking for some holiday fabric to make family stockings. I think I found some cute fabric and I definitely got some good deals. The "faith" sign was only $1.50. Plus I had soo much fun, I have an awesome mom-in-law! We even took Shallon with us and she did sooo well, a natural shopper!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas morning.

Our sweet girls are waiting very patiently, to head into the living room, to see if Santa came!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sk8er Grrrl

Here's our little skater girl in-training:

Sorry that the video is sideways. I don't know how to fix it.


Check out my cute wrap! My friend, Naomi, gave it to me and I love it soooo much! Shallon loves it too.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Elf Yourself!

Val, this is the funniest thing that I have ever seen. Here's our family:

3 months

Our little angel is 3 months old today. And the time is flying by. Her sisters still adore her, thank goodness.
Some fun things that Shallon can do now:
*give huge, cheesy grins
*laugh when daddy tickles her thighs or when she can hear her sisters laughing
*attempt to swallow her fist whole


A special visitor came to our ward Christmas Party...Santa!
Avalyn told him that she would like a pretty dress for Christmas. At a previous Santa meeting she asked him for new socks, apparently she thinks that she is lacking in the clothing department, but I beg to differ.
When Santa asked Briley what she would like for Christmas, her reply was, "A Happy Christmas."
And all 3 girls sat on Santa's lap without any crying involved, a first for our family.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I finally did it!!! I got up this morning @ 6 am and went jogging. I have been telling anyone that would listen, that after I had Shallon I was going to start jogging. And now 3 months later, I finally did it! Now I just have to stick with it. Wish me luck. :)

ps. Thanks Heidi for the motivation to do something post worthy!

Monday, November 26, 2007

some Christmas fun

So I thought that it would be fun to make some Christmas decorations with the girls. We decided to make Cheerio garland for the tree and paper snowflakes for our kitchen cupboards. After about 10 Cheerios each (ok maybe 15) the girls were done with that project. In the middle picture, you can see that box is a little less than half full, I had to use all of it to finish the garland. Yes, I finished it. It only took me about 3 hours to do it alone, if the girls had continued to help, it probably would have taken even longer.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday...

also known as Girl's Day Out!!!

Natalie, Jan, Lindsay and I went out and braved the crazed, holiday shoppers. Some of us even found some deals and were able to check off some people from our shopping list. Then we enjoyed a yummy lunch at Pick up Stix.
After that we treated ourselves to a movie, "Dan in Real Life," so cute. And the best part, we did all of this without kids!!!! (with the exception of Shallon, I took her on the shopping part of our day, then Greg came and picked her up before lunch and the movie) I love hanging out with my mother and sister in-laws.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We sure did! The entire Severts family all gathered together in Las Vagas this year. That makes Grammy and Granddad, the 5 boys, plus 3 sister-in-laws, and 6 grandkids! Soo fun!!

We actually had need of a kids table this year for the first time.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

our girls

The girls were just being extra cute today.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

daddy's girls

This is what happens when daddy wishes he had boys and tries to roughhouse with the girls. The girls get soo excited, they team-up and just jump on him.
It looks like daddy's having fun at least.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I've been tagged by my friend Corina!

1. List the link to your tagger and also post the following rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird, whatever.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your blog also leaving the links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are "tagged" by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I am having a really hard time with this tag and I'm going to use this as a fact about me. I'm not interesting and I don't know what to say about myself. This tag is too open ended, if there were specific questions to answer it would be easier for me. Is it weird that I'm struggling with this? I'm going to get Greg to help me.

2. I love, love, love reading! Some of my favorite authors are Anita Stansfield, Stephenie Meyer, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, and John Grisham. If I didn't have any responsibilities (kids) I would read all day long and possibly all night (which I usually do).

3. I love food! Some of my favorite restaurants include Olive Garden, Cafe Rio, Red Lobster and La Fuente. This love of food makes it hard to stick to any diet that I try, which is why I am 20 lbs heavier than I would like to be. (I am hoping that posting this fact will help motivate me to lose the weight.)

4. My biggest pet peeve is talking animals. I discovered this dislike of talking animal while watching the movie "Fluke", and since then I cannot stand watching any movie (that is not animated) with talking animals. Animated movies are the exception. I especially do not like when the animals lips are moving like they are actually talking. In "Homeward Bound", where their lips are not moving is a little more bearable, but I still don't like it. I know I'm weird.

5. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1998, when I was 17. Thanks to my super amazing best friend, Kristin (Wall) Sargent.

6. I am married to my other best friend! And he is the most amazing husband, and father to our beautiful daughters. He is super patient; with me and with the girls (unfortunately we are constantly testing his patience). And he has this constant need for cleanliness and organization, that without him, the girls and I would be living in our own personal pig pen. I'll admit it; I'm a little messy.

7. I wish that we lived closer to my parents. I miss my mom soo much, she is my other best friend. I am very grateful that we live close to Greg's parents, I love them a lot! But I still miss my family. (and I miss all the green in Washington)

Ok so I guess that wasn't too painful. So now I'm going to tag:
1. Jackie Wagnon
2. Carolyn Wiberg
3. Kristin Sargent
4. Natalie Severts
5. Lindsay Severts
6. Tamie Peterson
7. Kym Peavoy
If you have already done this tag, sorry just ignore that I tagged you, if not have fun. I'm excited to get to know you better, or remember the things that already I know about you. :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

girly girls

So I don't think anyone could ever mistake these two for tomboys. Avalyn and Briley are as girly as it gets. Playing dress-up isn't just a game to them, they want to stay dressed-up all day long. And who could blame them with cute skirts like these ones from great-grandma Kathy.

ps. I updated Shallon's Blessing Day post.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Our sweet baby Shallon has been giving us the cutest little grins lately. I don't even care if it's just gas. And of course when I try to capture it on film, I'm never quite quick enough to get the full, super cheesy smile. I'll keep trying though don't worry. :)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Shallon's Blessing Day

We blessed Shallon today.
Grammy, Granddad and uncle Sean came to Pahrump for her special day. Shallon did really well, she was only fussy while the guys were getting in place, once her daddy started talking she quieted right down.
Grammy does something really special for each of the girls on their blessing day. She writes down the whole blessing using shorthand, then she translates it and prints it out in a pretty font for the girl's scrapbooks. We are so lucky to have such a thoughtful Grammy.

So here are the Triplets! (just kidding)

The first one is Shallon's blessing picture. Next is Briley's blessing picture. And finally Avalyn's blessing picture. Yes, it's the same dress, Grammy bought it for Avalyn's blessing and I plan on all of my girls wearing it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Greg and Amber

Okay, so 2 different people have now tagged me with same questionnaire, also known as the "Hunky Hubby Survey". Thanks Lindsay and Amanda. I guess there are some people out there that want know about me and Greg, instead of the girls, for a change. So here are the juicy details:

1. What is your husband's name? Gregory Richard Severts

2. How long have you been married? 6 years

3. How long did you date? 6 months; we met in February, got engaged in April, and married in August.

4. How old is he? 28, he's getting soo old! :)

5. Who eats more? Unfortunately, me, unless it's fast food then it's all Greg.

6. Who said I love you first? Honestly, I have no clue, I have a terrible memory.

7. Who is taller? Greg, I'm 5'3", he's 6'

8. Who sings better? Definitely not me, I can't read music and I'm probably tone-deaf, but that doesn't stop me!

9. Who is smarter? Greg, he's a teacher! Plus, like I said earlier, I have the worst memory ever, things don't really stay in my brain very easily.

10. Whose temper is worse? Me, I'm a Scorpio!

11. Who does the laundry? Me, I'm a little anal about stain removal.

12. Who does the dishes? Both of us, we have a dishwasher, so it's not that bad. But, we still let it pile up sometimes.

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Greg.

14. Who pays the bills? Greg, math is not one of my strong points.

15. Who mows the lawn? Lawn, what's a lawn?!? Not only do we live in an apartment, but we live in the desert, not a lot of grass here.

16. Who cooks dinner? Me, I don't even think Greg knows how the stove works.

17. Who drives when you are together? Greg does, I have a strong dislike for driving.

18. Who is more stubborn? Me.

19. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Greg, because I'm too stubborn.

20. Whose parents do you see the most? Greg's parents, they only live an hour away, thank goodness I love my in-laws!

21. Who proposed? Greg (see #30)

22. Who is more sensitive? I'm a totally cry-baby, I cry at sad commercials.

23. Who has more friends? I think Greg does, but I'm friends with most his friend's wives.

24. Who has more siblings? Greg does, he has 4 brothers and I have 1.

25. Who wears the pants in the family? I would like to think that we both do, but it's probably Greg.

26. Where did you meet your husband? We met at Rick's College, our friends hooked us up.

27. What was the first thing you said to your husband? He called on the phone.
Our first words:
Greg: "Hi, is Amber there?"
Me: "This is her."

28. Where was your first date? Technically, it was the Valentine's day dance at Rick's. But the night before the dance, we watched "Frequency," together at my friend's apartment, then went out for ice cream after.

29. Where was your first kiss? Greg drove me out to a church building and mentioned something about a Stake Dance. He parked in the empty parking lot, turned on some Journey and asked me to get out of the car with him. We slow danced in the parking lot and he leaned down and kissed me.

30. Where did you get engaged? Greg drove me to one of the parks in Rexburg, ID, with the intention of getting me to play tennis with him, but I resisted. So we ended up just tossing a tennis ball back and forth to each other. Then out of no where, he tells me to make sure I catch this one (I had caught the ball every time so far, so I was a little miffed). When I caught the ball it rattled, so I frantically squeezed the ball looking for the opening to see what was inside. When the ring dropped out in my hand, Greg was on his knee.

31. Where were you married? the Denver Colorado Temple.

32. Where was the honeymoon? Chandler, Arizona (my grandma Kay, got us a time-share condo there for the week.)

33. If you could have changed anything about it what would it have been? Nothing! All the matters for a honeymoon is that you're together! (thanks for the great answer Linds)

Tag you're it:
Vanessa Skinner, Heidi Castle, and Teri Grange
Now you just have to copy the questions, answer them, post it, then tag 3 more people.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


This is the most recent picture of all three girls together.

Grammy came over and helped the girls make some Halloween cookies.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

1 month!

Ok, so how did a month go by already?!?! Shallon is a month old today. I can't believe how fast this past month has gone by. It feels like that crazy, almost-had-a-baby-in-the-car day, was yesterday (ok maybe not yesterday, but definitely like last week), not a month ago.
Here's our sweet princess at her one month-old photo shoot.

We can hardly take a picture of Shallon without Avalyn jumping in the shot. Future modeling career or extreme need to be near her baby sister at all times...

Saturday, October 13, 2007

paint nails...

The girls call fingernail polish "paint nails," it's soo cute. So when I read online the other day that dark purple was the hot fall color in "paint nails," I had to run out and get us some. We are a house full of girls after all. Here are the results, baby Shallon even got her first manicure.

Monday, October 8, 2007

the Severts 5

Just wanted to post a family photo with our newest addition.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Conference Sunday

I printed off some conference related worksheets for Avalyn and Briley to work on during the broadcast. Our favorite worksheet was a tie coloring one, where you find the picture of who was speaking and color the blank tie below to match. The worksheets kept them busy, and Greg and I were actually able to pay attention, most of the time. Now, if only Shallon could be distracted by worksheets.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Sleeping Beauty

Do I even need words to go with this picture?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fall Festival

Pahrump's annual Fall Festival started today. Thursday night is family night, parents ride free with a payed for child pass, it's the best night to go. There are no lines for any of the rides and all the LDS families go on Thursday, so you run into people you know. We met up with some of our friends, the Tackett's and the Parson's. Avalyn and Briley had so much fun riding the rides with their friends.

I don't know what's up with Briley's serious face, at least Avalyn's smiling.

Rylan and Alyssa Tackett with Avalyn.
Briley didn't want to get off the ride.

Briley and Avalyn with Alyssa and Rylan

Greg taking Avalyn and Briley through the fun house, what a good dad!