Saturday, August 30, 2014

my pink and gold baby shower!

At the beginning of August, my awesome friends threw me the most amazing baby shower!  Seriously, every detail was perfect, and more than I could have hoped for.  Plus, there was so much pink!

Me and Baby Boots at 35 weeks, at our gorgeous shower!

We ate yummy food, played a few fun, silly games, chatted, and of course I got to open the most adorable gifts ever.
I feel so lucky to have so many generous friends shower me and this little girl with all this pink, ruffly, sparkly, goodness!  I was on the verge of tears the entire time, overwhelmed by everyone's kindness, and the thought that soon I'm going to have a tiny little person to dress in these cute clothes!  I think I'm going to like having a little girl!
These ladies spoiled me!  I am so thankful to have such good, talented friends to help celebrate this baby girl with!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

baseball once again

My little guys finished up another season of baseball a few weeks ago.  I have to say that this was my favorite baseball season yet.  They had improved so much since the last fall season, and they continued to improve throughout the summer.  It was fun to be able to watch them.  Their team was good.  Not the best, but good.  They got on base almost every single at bat, and they played hard (almost) all the time.  Plus, what's cuter than little boys in baseball uniforms?

fourth of july party

We had our annual 4th of July BBQ at our house again this year.  It has become such a fun tradition!  Everyone around here, mark your calenders, because we are planning on it again next year!
No party is complete without food that matches the theme of the party!

And no BBQ is complete without lots and lots of yummy food!

And no 4th of July party would be complete without boxes, and boxes full of fireworks!

I wish I could say that Krew smiled like this the whole time, but he decided he didn't like the big fireworks, so he went inside with Grandpa.  We are going to have to work on that little fear if he wants to stay part of this family :).


Monday, August 4, 2014

a little bit more "krew and mom" time

Sometime in May it hit me that I only had a bit more time just me and Krew before the baby came.  I mean, I knew that once the baby came, things would change, but I failed to consider the fact that with the twins being out of school for the summer, and the baby due very shortly after they go back, that our one-on-one time was seriously limited.  Since there are 6 years between the twins and Krew, except during the summers, Krew has had me all to himself for most of the time.  And I've had Krew all to myself.  I'm so excited for this baby to come, but I know I am going to miss these sweet moments.
So, we've been making the most of the last few times we have just the two of us.

Words cannot express how much love I have for this little guy.  He brings so much joy into our family.  He was well worth the long wait it took to get him here!!

56 reasons we loved our trip to Utah

We went to Utah to visit my family, the middle of June for two weeks.  (Bart only got to stay there with us for a week, then he had to go home and back to work).  We had a blast!  Here are the 56 reasons we loved our trip: 

#1.  Flying in an airplane is always a blast!  (Buying 5 planes tickets on the other hand...)
#2.  Sleeping anywhere because you are two.
#3. Meeting our new nephew/cousin: Jack!
#4. Spending time with all these cute guys-all dressed in blue!
#5. Being surrounded by the beautiful mountains.
#6. Croquet with grandma

#7. Going to the theater to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 in 3D.
#8. Eating at Cafe Rio (multiple times!)
#9.  Bart looks pretty good with a tiny baby in his arms, don't you think?

#10.  Eating amazingly delicious food from food trucks. More than once!

This grilled cheese sandwich had sweet pulled pork and green apples.  It was to die for!

#11.  Selfies with my man.  It was so good to spend some quality time together reminiscing about all the memories we made living in Utah together.
#12.Visiting my grandparents.  This is always a special time whenever I get the chance to go back home.  
#13. Spending time on BYU campus.  So. Many. Memories!

#14. Grandpa's office on campus means videos, Disney/Pixar toys and fun!

#15. Checking out the newly-remodeled Bean Museum.  Elephants, giraffes, and zebras are awesome!
#16. Walking around the Bean Museum with bare feet, because your new shoes gave you blisters makes things just a little more exciting when you are two!
#17. Playing with Grandpa.  My dad gets the kids laughing so hard whenever we are together. He uses all the cheesy jokes, funny games, and tickling holds that I remember from when I was little! All three of the boys adore him.
#18. Spending the day in Park City.  We first went to the Utah Olympic Park and had some fun there.

#19. Riding the alpine slide!  
All three boys got to ride it, and of course they all loved it!
#20. Ice cream at the Dairy Keen in Heber!

#21.  Sleeping in the car on the way home from Park City.  I have to admit that I was a bit jealous of this little guy and wished that it was me sleeping in the car!
#22. Taking Grandpa to the Moose Store, aka Cabela's.  Krew loves to go to the moose store by our house, and when I told him that there was one by Grandpa's house, he could hardly stand it!  He talked about taking Grandpa there for weeks before our trip.  
#23. Snuggling and selfies with baby Jack.  I just love having a new nephew!

#24. Starting my third trimester of this pregnancy!
#25. Going to a fly-in for remote control airplanes and helicopters.  My dad has recently picked up this new hobby, and what little boy doesn't want to see lots of little planes doing tricks?

#26. Going to the car races!  This is by far the most redneck thing I do, and have done since I was a little girl.  I love it every time!

#27. Being at the races with this hottie!  I took him to his first races when we were dating, and he married me anyway!

#28. Hiking to Timpanogos Cave!
Bart and Krew were hiking buddies the entire trip.
#29. These amazing views from our hike.

#30.  Spending the day with my little family recreating memories that I have from my childhood.

#31.  At seven months pregnant, I made it to the cave!  I was pretty proud of myself for making it.  It's not an easy hike, climbing 1092 feet in elevation over 1 1/2 miles.  I know I couldn't have done it during any other pregnancy, but I did it!

#32. Spending time with my bestie from high school and her cute family!  There are always lots of people we want to see when we visit Utah, and never enough time.  But, I was happy to be able to visit with Summer and reconnect.
#33. Running through the sprinklers!

#34. Going to the new Children's Museum with Grandma, Grandpa, and uncle Daniel

Okay, this place is amazing!  It was so crowded because it's so new, but I was impressed with every exhibit.  It is by far the best children's museum we have been too.  Everything was so high quality, and educational, and fun, and huge. I could go on...

#35. This water exhibit at the museum.  Krew asks all the time if we can go back and play with this.  (I think maybe his concept of how far away Utah is from here is off).

#36. Catching water balls with Grandpa.  Krew loved this!  I think this kid likes playing in water.
#37. Krispie Kreme!
#38.  Playing on the water blob grandma made.  If you don't know what this is, you need to spend some time on Pinterest.
#39.  Coloring on, and eating marshmallows.
#40.  Playing "Skittles."  I think this game made up 87% of Family Home Evening activities growing up.  My boys loved it!
#41.  Eating mac & cheese for breakfast because Grandma will make it for you.
#42. Drinking from the lion drinking fountain at the zoo!

#43. This otter statue at the zoo.  Krew thought it was the greatest thing ever.

#44. In-N-Out Burger!
#45. Snuggling with my Krewbie because his sleep schedule was so off, that he actually fell asleep somewhere other than his bed or his carseat.
#46. Watching Krew's fascination with baby Jack.
#47. Girls' Day Out!  My mom and sister-in-law, Katherine, took me shopping for baby girl clothes and out to lunch at Zupas.  It was such a fun day!  I wish I lived closer because I need more girl's shopping and lunching days.
#48.  Cookies and snow cone from The Slurp.  I so wish there was a cute place like this where I live. It was the perfect place to stop and get a small treat.  And it was delicious.
#49.  Even more of Krew and baby Jack.
#50.  Working with my mom to make a blessing dress for Baby "Boots" out of fabric left over from my wedding dress!
#51.  Awesome baby bump shadow pics in the setting sun!
#52. Three cute boys in new BYU shirts.
#53. The dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving Point.

#54. Pretending you're about to be eaten by a massive shark.
#55. Tinfoil dinners in the canyon!

#56. Flying home, excited to see Daddy, because we've been apart for a whole week, and it feels like an eternity!
As you can see, it was a great trip, and we can't wait until we get to do it again!