Sunday, March 31, 2013

March Sayings

Ellie is coming up on 3 1/2 years old! Lately I have just LOVED hanging out with Ellie. My favorite thing to do is ask her random questions while we drive around in the car. She comes up with the BEST answers!
Here are some Ellie quotes from the month of March:

We were walking down the street to my brother in-law's house, I was carrying a salad bowl and Ellie was carrying a toy. As we were walking, she says cheerfully, "I'm a neighborhood girl!"

I gave Ellie a piece of an orange pepper and after she took a bite, she said, "MMMMMM!!! This makes my life healthy and TRUE!"

Ryan was changing Ellie's diaper and was putting some cream on a rash that was on her bum. He asked, "How's your bum feeling today, sweetie?" (meaning the rash) and she responded with "ummm a little poopy."

We were driving in the car and Ellie was reading a book on her lap. I rolled down the windows to get some fresh air and she said, "The sky is turning my pages, momma!"

We were in Moab and our friend Steve was asking her questions and she was being so funny. He asked, "How many fingers does Elmo have?" and she responded "Six". Steve then said, "What would YOU do if you had six fingers?" and she quickly responded, "I would dress up like Elmo."  --witty, right?!?

Walking around the red rocks in St. George and she slipped a little bit and then said, "It's a slippery day!"

"The flowers smell like roast beef!"

We were sitting in church when Ellie noticed a balloon at the top of the ceiling of the auditorium. She turned to me and said, "I want Jesus to help me get that balloon!"

Ellie pointed to her bike and asked me, "Who got that bike for me?" Then I said "Santa got that for you. The REAL Santa did!" and Ellie paused for a moment and got really close to my face with a straight face and whispered with squinty eyes, "You're a LIAR."    . . . . -I was so confused and taken aback when she said that.... then it dawned on me that the night before, Ellie watched THIS scene over and over again from the movie Elf. So that is where she got that from-- SO FUNNY!

I made Ellie some alphabet chicken nuggets and told her that I chose some letters to spell a word and that she would have to guess what word I spelled. I said, "It has three letters....and the word starts with the letter F."  Then she burst out, "ROCK CLIMBING!"    hahah... uhh, close?

"Let's have a quesadilla party!!"

Ryan was in New Orleans for a weekend, so the first night he was gone, I was lonely and decided to bring Ellie into my bed to sleep. The first thing she said when she woke up in my bed was, "Where's daddy? I want to cuddle that guy"

At daycare, they served taco salad for lunch. When the teacher brought Ellie her food, she looked sad and confused. The teacher said, "What's wrong, Ellie?" and she said, "There's no tacos in this salad!"

When I picked Ellie up for the day, her teacher was explaining to me that she sort of got in a "cat fight" with a boy in the class. And Ellie blurts out, "What if cats had kid fights? That would be so silly!"   Witty again!

I took Ellie to one of my doctor's appointment, and while the nurse was taking my blood pressure, Ellie leans over to me and whispers "You're so patient, momma"

Ellie and Cody had balloons in their hands, and Ellie said "We are so lucky to have balloons! ....And I'm so lucky to have TWO dads!!!"  :)

"I love you like....TARGET!"

"I had a dream that I was a princess and lived in Salt Lake!"

I told Ellie that her new shoes were called "Hightops" and she went around telling everyone that she was wearing "Laptops"

Friday, March 29, 2013

Giveaway winner + a promo code discount

Out of the whopping 43 entries for this giveaway, Aubri was the lucky one! 

AND.... since we had such a great turnout, Priscilla from PriBing is generous enough to give a special discount for all of those who entered the giveaway!  
Email me at for the promo code for a 15% discount off your next purchase at PriBing!! 

And for those of you local Utah residents, be sure to check out the boutique at 3B Yoga in the Shops at the Riverwoods for more PriBing items!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wedding video

For our anniversary, I decided to make my own "wedding video" since Ryan & I didn't have a videographer for our wedding. 
(sort of wishing a little bit that we did) 

It is common for couples to watch their wedding video on their 1st anniversary- so I surprised him with this video that I made, and we watched in on our first anniversary :)

 The coolest part is... that I originally just made the video with our pictures from Alixann Loosle, and put it to music. But then one day I was printing something out on my in-law's computer, and found a folder saying "Ryan & Michelle's wedding videos" I clicked on it to find a bunch of little clips from our wedding that my awesome Brother-in-law Conner took! I had no idea that he even took videos at our wedding!!! SO I added some of those video clips in the video as well.
It is so fun to have those videos of our wedding, thanks to Conner!

 Hope you Enjoy-- (most of the songs on this video were on our "Love Songs" c.d.s that we gave out to guests at our wedding)

Ryan + Michelle 3.8.12 from Michelle Cope on Vimeo.

I am so grateful to be married to this wonderful man!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

PriBing knuckle ring G I V E A W A Y !

Priscilla from PriBing makes the most beautiful jewelry pieces! One of her most popular items, are her gold brass Ethiopian wrap knuckle rings-- I LOVE the look of delicate knuckle rings! These are custom made to fit, so you can order the size that you need, which is always a good thing-

Priscilla is giving away a FREE stackable wrap knuckle ring to ONE lucky winner!

Here is how to enter:

  • Visit PriBing and post a comment below with your favorite item in her shop. --Don't forget to leave your email address too.

For additional entries:  (one entry per each, for a maximum of 5 entries per person)
  • Become a follower of my blog (Ryan+Michelle+Ellie) and let me know that you did so in a comment.
  • Follow PriBing on Instagram @pribing , and tell me your Instagram username in a comment below.
  • "Like" Pribing's facebook page
  • Blog about this giveaway- (or Facebook about it) and post your URL in the comments

Aren't these just AMAZING!?? I want everything in her shop.

Good luck!!! I will announce a winner on Friday March 29th.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Let's talk eyelashes.

So... I have only been using this generic Latisse for a couple of weeks now, and look how long my eyelashes are!!! I love this stuff!
I sell it for only $42!!! So leave a comment with your email address if you want me to order you some, Then I will send you the ordering information.
This product is amazing!

Email me if you have any questions!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Our sunny weekend in pictures

 Our newly married friends Kelsea & Dane invited us to go to St. George this last weekend to go climbing! Our friend Steve came along as well.  We usually wait to take our trips on the weekend that Ben has Ellie, but it was our weekend to have her, so we decided to take her-- It was so much fun having her there with us, and she loved playing in the sand, going exploring, having "tea parties" in the caves, and camping. She did so good while we were climbing too! Just sat there and colored, then went  on to her next project or exploration. She is such a cutie pie.

The weather was sooooo perfect! I am getting anxious for summer to hit Utah county ;)

Kelsea + Dane.... aren't they the cutest?!

Three thumbs up for hiking!

Tea party in the cave

 Dane bouldering in Moe's Canyon


The whole gang

our little explorer :)

"I am just going to dream about the rocks for a little bit, momma"

Kelsea workin' it


 Utah is amazing!!

camp site

Ells Bells

The next day, we wanted to do some lead climbing to switch things up a bit. We found this perfect spot to climb..and it happened to have the perfect little nest for Ellie to hang out in, to keep out of the hot sun! Can you even spot her under there?! ha

Dane leading

Ellie kept wanting me to draw pictures of her rock climbing, it was so cute-

Steve leading

That's me up there... yes, I am still climbing after my near death experience. :)



shady spot. Isn't Utah stunning?!

Ellie wanted to rock climb!

and of course, swinging is just wwwaayyy more fun then trying to climb those rocks. ;)

 more explorin'


We had such a blast! Climbing outside versus in a gym is a TOTALLY different experience. 
We can't wait to do some more climbing trips this summer!

Monday, March 18, 2013


I received a few emails regarding the boudoir pics that I mentioned in this post, so I decided to do an extra shout out to my friend Michelle, who took the pictures that I surprised Ryan with for our anniversary!  I REALLY want to show you how amazing of a job Michelle did with these pics, without posting all the pictures, or being too revealing- because the point was to give Ryan something that was for his eyes only ;)
I decided to crop a couple of these, just so that you can get an idea of how awesome the lighting and everything was-- You can contact Michelle at  for pricing and photoshoot opps. She is in the Salt Lake City area.
Didn't she do a fabulous job?!!
 The rest are just for him to see . .
This is such a fun gift idea to do for your hubby, and I recommend sending him one of the pics as a teaser earlier in the day-- just for funsies, of course! :) That's what anniversaries are for!

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