Sunday, February 2, 2014

Birthday Celebration

I'm 28. I don't really feel any older, I kinda thought I was 28 already.  I'm sure things will be different next year, I'll feel all old and get wrinkles, but for now I feel like I gained a bonus year.  For Christmas we got Colby a bike, I've been wanting to get a carrier for Parker so I can ride a bike with Colby. I finally got my carrier, and then I wanted a new bike because the one I was using was Andrew's and old.  On Saturday morning (the 25th, even though my birthday is on the 26th), Andrew gave me the best blessing ever and let me sleep in. He snuck off with the kids and brought me home a new bike! I was completely surprised! I thought he just left to get french toast bread. I'm in love with this bike, and often beg Colby to go on a bike ride with me.

On Friday night I convinced Andrew to make my birthday cake. I was just looking forward to eating a ton of cake, but I thought it made sense to enjoy it with Andrew all weekend instead of just making it on Sunday and then having it just sit there and taunt me the rest of the week (I would have eaten the entire thing myself). The boys helped make it, and it tasted soooooo good! I had a great birthday, and can't wait until next year when I get to sleep in and get cake!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

things that put a smile on my face

Parker is 100% addicted to my iPad, iPhone, iPod, iAnything.  I have to hide them in my room, if he see's it, he comes running and pretty much steals it from me.  One morning, he crawled on my bed, tucked himself in, and started playing Mickey Mouse on my iPad.  I love watching him do cute little things like that.

I try my best to keep Parker off the counter. When i'm in the shower, he's just helping himself to our cabinet. Trying on deodorant, andrew's cologne, and putting my lotion all over his hair. This one morning I was making the bed while Andrew was getting ready for work and Colby decided to join Parker. Those two come up with the craziest things to make the biggest messes.

Colby was reading to Parker tonight. They love each other so much.

Half a years worth of updates

So obviously I started slacking on my blog updates, so I thought i'd just do a quick update on what we've been up to since I last blogged.  July 16, 2013 Colby turned 3. We had a pool party for him.

Colby also learned how to swim! It was so fun seeing him figure it out.

We worked on our backyard by the pool, and built a fireplace. We roasted marshmallows in 100 degree weather.

The boys went on their very first pony ride in September when we made a visit to Oregon

The boys had fun at their cousin Lea's birthday party

They had so much fun at Lea's party

These Cousins were so cute together. I had a great time visiting Oregon for 2 weeks in September.

I ran my first half marathon with my dad and brother, Jason, in 2 hours.

We went to Lake Tahoe for Andrew's sister, Kim, wedding. It was a beautiful wedding in a beautiful place.

more at Lake Tahoe

For Halloween they were ninja's!

In November we finally made it to the LA temple and stopped by the beach for a couple hours.

The water was freezing, but the boys had a blast!

For christmas we spent some time in Bend with Andrew's parents and had a great time sledding with the boys

Christmas time in Bend

This pretty much sums up the Sherwood trip, these boys got sick, and shared their sickness with a few too many people.

My parents wanted a cute picture with the grandkids. unfortunately Colby wouldn't have it and ruined the cute picture, but now i find it extremely funny the faces my parents made to try to cheer him up.

We've had a great time this year, so many experiences.  I love my family, they mean the world to me and I am so excited to see what adventures we will have this year!