Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

We went up to Rexburg for the 4th. We had a great time--especially the girls who recieved more attention than they ever get at home. They had a house full of people waiting on them hand and foot. Plus, there were always people to play with--which meant that there was always someone helping to watch our little squirts. (Thanks everybody!) We attended the town parade, had a bbq, played softball, and did our own fireworks. It was so much fun!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The joys of parenting

I decided I would share some of the things that go on at our house on a day to day basis. John and I find them rather amusing. Here is a list of some of the things that my little people have been up to recently: (First, I must preface this by giving a warning that we are potty training, so the following information is a little interesting--if you know what I mean) 1. Using fly swatters as spoons while they cook up something in the toilet (that day, Grace made it to the toilet 3 times--and all before 9am! Wow, go Grace!) 2. Savannah and Grace competing fiercely in screaming contests that seem to always take place in the car. 3. Grace devouring a chocoate popsicle because it was the only thing that made her stop crying 4. Savannah getting fixed up for the day--with Mom's shoes and make-up. Have you ever seen mascara look so good? 5. This is one of my favorites--A few nights ago, in a attempt to bathe the girls I got them both in the tub and began washing them up when Savannah looks up at me with a strange look and I realize there is a bright yellow stream making its way from her to the other end of the tub. So, of course, I got grace out and drained the tub. While the water was draining, I look over, only to see little Grace standing in a puddle of her own! And then, to top it off, when I reach for her to put her back in the tub, she moves, slips in the puddle and falls on the floor. Finally, after 2 accidents and 2 baths everyone was clean and ready for bed! Aren't kids great? Never a dull moment! :)


These last few months have been so much fun. Now that we live closer, we have had a chance to have family and friends visit and stay with us. It has been such a nice change of pace from Texas where we only got visitors a few times a year. The girls love seeing their many grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles. Here are some pictures from the last few months. Thanks, everyone, for coming to visit. For those who haven't come yet, you're missing out. haha!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home

After weeks of packing up our apartment, 3 days of driving, 1 week at Grandma's house, and a few weeks of moving in and getting settled we are finally feeling a little more relaxed in our new home! To catch everyone up a bit, in the last month, we have moved to Utah and bought our first home, John started a new job in private equity, Grace turned one and started walking, and we have had both John's and my family come to visit. Life is great and we feel so blessed. Here are some pictures of our new home and the girls over the last little while. Oh, and in case you are wondering what my children are doing playing in the plastic storage boxes--your guess is as good as mine! I get the impression that the girls think the boxes are their own personal boats and I am the lucky one who gets to push them around the house! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Snow in Texas?!?

Recently, we've had some crazy weather. One day will be 70 degrees and the next will be mid-30's with snow! A few days ago we got a ton of snow, so Savannah and I went out to play. She had a great time!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Best Friends

Savannah and Grace have become the best of friends. It is so fun to see them playing together and getting along. These two are a handful, but SO MUCH FUN!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Family pictures

So, we tried to get some family pictures taken and a certain two-year old was not in the mood, so after seeing all the proofs, I think these are my favorites(and most true to life). This is how our life is these days--crazy, insane, and tons of fun!

Monday, January 7, 2008