Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well Hello Stranger

I know I know....I haven't posted in a coon's age! :-) Honestly, not a whole lot has been going on. Sure, with two kids every day life is pretty exciting but I am guessing that it is mostly just exciting to me. I just wanted to let you know I am still here and I didn't give up on the blogging world. There have been a couple of exciting things. First, Jason has been sleeping through the night. He had a couple of nights when he woke up once but for the most part he is doing great! Only took him three years! :-) Also, we recently had an apartment full of family for Thanksgiving. Brad's parents, his sister Brandi and her husband Zach, and his brother Scott all came to visit. We had such a great time spending time with all of them. It feels like every time we start to get comfortable here in Denver and we start to think about staying here long term we go see family and realize how important it is to us to live closer to them. Sadly, I did not take any pictures and I forgot to get the ones Sandy took. No worries. I will get them over Christmas break and have a huge long post to write. Yay! but untill then here is a sweet picture of my babies! Just so you he is hugging her not choking her :-)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Oma!

Jason and Bailey's great-grandmother (Oma) recently celebrated her birthday!! Jason and Bailey made a little video so they could tell her Happy Birthday Oma!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Trunk or Treat

We did our church trunk or treat this past Saturday and Brad and I were so excited! It is so fun to see how excited Jason is to be Batman and we couldn't wait to dress up Bailey as the Joker! We knew when Jason decided to be Batman that Bailey would be the perfect Joker. With her crazy hair and personality it just fit perfectly. Each step of getting her ready was so fun and she just sat there like a perfect angel and let me put on this weird stuff in her hair and on her face. We thought she looked awesome but we are her parents so we always think that but as soon as we got to the trunk or treat she was a hit. Jason loved that Bailey was the Joker. He is really into Batman right now so he thought their costumes were pretty awesome! And they were!!

The Joker and Batman

Happy Halloween!!

Pumpkin Patch

Jason has never been a hat wearer but I think he looks so cute in them!
Sweet Bailey. this is my first time successfully doing pigtails
Bailey in her Halloween outfit

We recently went to the pumpkin patch. We chose a new one this year since the one we went to last year was kind of lame! This year we went to The mile high farms pumpkin patch. It was a huge pumpkin patch with plenty to do. I think the kids most enjoyed the petting zoo. Bailey is in love with animals and she waves and smiles and talks to them like they are her best friend.
Bailey saying hello to the goat
Jason petting the goat
Me and Jason on the train
By the time we did all the activities like the petting zoo, the train, the hay maze, the bouncy houses, and the hay castle we were all hot, hungry, and tired. Sadly we didn't go to the actual pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins but we still had a great time!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Persimmon Festival

I was so excited to go to the Persimmon Festival with my kids. It was something I did growing up and was thrilled to get to see my kids experience it. While I was there I also had to chance to make my first persimmon pudding. This stuff is amazing. I think I almost ate the whole by myself. Brad really enjoyed it. I was very excited about that because I have been talking about this stuff for over 5 years now! So it would have been disappointing if he didn't like it.

How stinking cute is she?? :-)
This was at the candlelight tour at Spring Mill.
Jason riding rides at the festival

All the cute boy cousins! They have so much fun together!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Pictures

It did rain one day we were in Myrtle Beach so we decided to skip the beach that day and go to the aquarium. After the aquarium we headed over to the shops in the area to grab some lunch at Johnny Rockets. Here are just a few pictures from that day.

Pappy and his boys. They are all so obsessed with Pappy. It is pretty darn cute and I know my Dad loves it!
While everyone else to running for cover Jason has no problem walking in the rain.

Nana with Lily, Jason, Bailey and Sam. She is the best cuddle buddy!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


While we were at Myrtle Beach we had to have a miniature golfing night. So after an amazing dinner at a seafood buffet we headed over to one of the least exciting miniature golf courses i have ever been too! It was still so much fun and the kids had a Blast! Oh and I won of course! I didn't even cheat. I was blessed with winning because I was the only one in my group who didn't cheat! It pays to be honest! :-) Anyway! Because our group was so big we had to split up in to two teams. It was a lot of fun and the boys actually did really well. I think close to the end they got sick of trying to hit the ball so they were smart enough to just pick the ball up and throw it in the hole! Except Jason! He HAD to start at the starting spot and hit the ball all the way to the hole. He was actually pretty good. I was impressed! I love doing this on our trips. It takes me back to some great childhood memories in Florida. Sorry there are a lot of pictures but I wanted to try and get a photo of everyone for me mostly but I hope you enjoy.

Jason ready to go
Look at that form.
And this is what Bailey did the whole time.
All the kids ready to golf
My Granny and My Mother!
Emily concentrating
Lexi hitting the ball in!!
Sweet Lily! She totally rocked. She had the Highest score and she was the Youngest player!!! :-)
Roger Trying to win!
My mom and dad!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some beach, somewhere

At the beginning of September the kids and I were lucky enough to visit my family in Indiana. If you know anything about my parents you would know they love vacationing. So we got to go on a vacation while on vacation! We had a couple of days in Indiana then we headed off to Myrtle Beach, SC. It is was my parents, my granny, me and my kids, my oldest sister Emily and her two kids, and my older sister Ashley and her husband Roger and their two kids. So three cars and two days later we arrived!!! We were a little nervous about the rain because of the hurricanes that had been hitting the east coast but it ended up been amazing every day!

Our first day on the beach
Sam, Gavin, and Jason
Bailey with Granny...this picture pretty much sums up Bailey's excitement for the beach

Jason with his big cousins Lexi and Lily
This picture sums up Jason's excitement for the ocean. He was terrified of the water. He would get as close as possible throw seashells in the water then run away as fast as possible so the water wouldn't get him.
Bailey was attached to Granny. She loves her great-grandmother so much.
Me and my two beautifully pregnant sisters! And sweet Bailey of course.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Five years down, Eternity to go!

While we were in St. George Brad and I had a lot of time to spend together. Brad's parents had a youth activity for their ward and invited us. So we got to go repelling. Brad has done it before but it was my first time. I have had so many firsts with his family!! It was a lot of fun. A little scary at first but we all had a great time. Jason wanted to do it so badly but wasn't quite big enough.

Brad and I recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary. Brad's parents were kind enough to watch the kids for a couple of days so we could take a trip to Vegas just the two of us. We had such an amazing time. When we first arrived we checked into our hotel and headed to dinner. We decided to go to PF Changs. I know, not the most exciting place to eat at when you go to Vegas but we were extremely happy. We took a coupon for an appetizer thinking we were going to save some money which is always good. As we are eating the manager talks to us and we tell him it's our anniversary and a few minutes later the waiter asks us to choose a dessert. Sweet! Free dessert! Well when he brings us our check we see that the price says $0.00! We were shocked. It was very sweet and it was a great way to start our vacation!!!

At dinner
We first went to the Love cirque du soleil show. It was awesome. I am a pretty big fan of the Beatles so I was into it. Brad enjoyed but I could tell it probably wasn't his favorite. So the next day we bought tickets for Ka. We both Loved it. Very excited and dramatic.
Us walking the strip
At the M&M factory
Oh how I love this man. Brad.... not the blue M&M :-)