Friday, November 30, 2007


Last night our sunset was amazing. I am constantly saying how much I miss Logan and the scenery, but this sunset I have to say, was comparable. I hurried and took these pictures out my back door. I guess that we do have open space behind our house, but I still miss Logan!

Monday, November 26, 2007


We had a great Thanksgiving with the Rich family in St. George. We even got in a little early birthday party for Cooper. He turns one tomorrow!!! I can hardly believe it. Time is just flying by!

Climbing the rocks in St. George

Hiking Zion's Rivertrail

Early Birthday Party

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that everyone gets stuffed full of great food today. Enjoy it! We are down in St. George at my sister-in-law Julie's house. I love Thanksgiving with the Richs! They have some of the best food! What is everyone else doing?
So, I was thinking about how much fun the holidays are and all the fun things that we do year after year. I want to find out other people's fun traditions! One that our family does, which was passed down to us from the Rich side, is PJs on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve they got to open PJs which they all put on and wore for Christmas. I think that is such a fun tradition to continue with our family. They also act out the nativity with all the nieces and nephews, which always ends up being such a treat.
Another tradition that was started on my side of the family is a children's book each Christmas. While we were growing up, my parents would give us each a children's book. They would also write the year inside so we would remember what year we got the book. I love looking back at them.
Well, hope the holiday's are treating you as wonderful as they are treating our family!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Okay, so I didn't think it was possible but I found a reason why it is crappy to be a mom with little kids. Before anyone freaks out, hear me out. Last night around ten I got sick with the flu. No sleep at all during the night and throwing up once or twice everyhour. Still haven't slept at all. I couldn't even take naps today for some reason so I'm running on no sleep. Anyway, it is so hard to be so sick and have to take care of a one year old who is constantly wanting to play and get into things when all I want to do is lay there. I'm kind of a baby and revert back to a one year old when I'm sick. Coop should have been taking care of me!! :) I wish my mom lived next door! Even though it is hard and I have just felt like complaining. I would never give up the experience of motherhood. It's amazing even with all the struggles!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I'm a hypocrite!

Okay, so we have all heard the stories about people who accidentally get locked out of their car by their kids. Well, I've heard the stories and thought to myself, that would never happen to me. Come to find out I was wrong. Brad and I headed to the carwash today and while we were waiting for a bay Coop was in the drivers side seat because he likes to play with the steering wheel. Well, next thing I know Brad is telling me Coop hit the lock button and we are locked out of our car at the carwash. We have no spare and I admit I panicked. I also blamed Brad...oops. Anyway, luckily my nice red explorer (sarcasm) has a key code on the door but...we don't know it!! Well, when we bought the car Brad's father Bill knew the previous owner. Come to find out he made himself a copy of the keycode...and was home at the time so he could look it up. We were able to get back in the car in about five minutes time. A record! Coop had no idea what was going on. The whole time he was just hitting the window and pulling faces....gosh if they weren't so dang cute! I won't be so quick to judge anymore! :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Car Seat

So Coop turns one on the 27th and that means that we have to get him a forward facing car seat! (YEAH)!! I am excited because hopefully that means he'll be happier in the car. So, I have looked a little bit..but I know the best way to find a carseat I would like is to ask people that have already bought one. So, if anyone has opinions on what kind of car seat to get let me know. I want to make sure I like it because it will be around for a while. Thanks!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Family Pics

Today we had some pictures done by a friend of Brad's from ETrade. I was a little nervous because he really only does photography as a hobby and does mostly action shots. Considering all of this and the fact that Cooper has no attention span..I think that some of them really turned out. They haven't been fixed or photoshopped or anything..I'm still trying to decide which one I like the help me pick! Oh yeah...the white bra deal will get photoshopped out...oops.