Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's been awhile...

It has definitely been awhile since my last post!  A lot has happened in the past 6 months.  We've had a couple birthdays, had some visitors, played a little soccer, made some new friends, adopted a puppy, and gone home twice - for Christmas and a wedding... it has been busy!  And fun!  We're loving our new home!  We have felt so welcomed into our new ward and we love our neighborhood!  Life is good!  And it's about to get a little bit hot!  Good thing there's a pool in our community!  In the next few months we're looking forward to more visitors and more birthdays!  Ethan is so excited for his Cowboy Party!  and for Kindergarten.  Although, he is a bit sad that his preschool teacher won't be his kindergarten teacher... but I think he'll survive. Here's to a happy summer filled with lots of watered down sunscreen!  Maybe I'll post again at Halloween... enjoy the pics!

Joshua has found better things to do with his clothes than wear them... they make great cargo.
Happy Birthday to me!

We loved having Grandpa Holt and Grandma Marge come visit.  Ethan loved dancing with Grandma!

Joshua loved Grandma's popcorn during bowling.

Bowling with Grandpa and Grandma.

Henry!  He's about 6 weeks here.  Now he's a lot bigger at 6 mo.

Happy Birthday Lover!

Somehow fall came in March this year...

You can do lots of things with crunchy leaves.

Leaves, leaves, leaves...
Cougar Ethan with his Ute buddy Max.  A friendly little soccer match.
At the zoo with our neighbors and new friends... Joshua did not want to sit on the ledge.  I think he was afraid of the animal behind the glass.
At the zoo!

Henry at about 3 mo.
Ethan and Henry about to explore the backyard.
My boys have a thing for flashlights.  Good luck finding one with batteries that still work!

boy + dog + rock = shattered window

We recently traveled to Utah for Ashla's (James' sister) wedding.  It was beautiful!

Joshua was done wearing his suit very quickly.
Ethan's a little charmer!

Ashla is so beautiful!

Congratulations Bryce & Ashla!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A move, pumpkins, halloween, a birthday that almost wasn't and an unwelcome visitor...

This past month or so has been super busy.  We've moved out of our apartment and into a house.  That was a super adventure along a super bumpy road, but that's a story for another day.  The point is that we're in!  And we're loving it!

James locked the keys in the moving truck... oops!

The boys were BIG helpers.  They hauled a bunch of random stuff down the stairs and even helped us pack too.  Ethan packed this box from the pantry.

James is such a hard worker.... he carried a ton of stuff down those stairs.  We were lucky to have lots of guys from our ward come over and help us load and unload.  We're so grateful they gave up their Friday evening to help us!  We also had ladies who took our kids so I could pack and someone even sent us some dinner they day we moved.  We are so appreciative!  We definitely felt the love!

Soon after our move it was time for all things Halloween!  We carved pumpkins, turned a 4 year old into a firefighter and a two year old into the cutest lil' sheriff you have ever seen.  Every door we went to "look at that cute little cowboy!"  It was a lot of fun to take the boys trick or treating around our neighborhood.  After they were tired of walking around the boys and I relieved Daddy of candy duty.  Those boys sure loved giving candy away.  I wonder how long that will last!  It was so cute!

This little guy has friends, and they like to live in our kitchen.  Just great!  But I guess it could be worse... they could have been rats!  Anyone have a recipe for fried lizard?  

So between the moving, cleaning out our apartment, all the little bumps in the road, and Halloween Joshua almost didn't have a birthday!  His cake sat on the counter waiting to be eaten for two days.  How sad!  Good thing he's two and doesn't really care that we had stale cake and no presents for his birthday. Next year we'll be better!  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A long busy summer...

James with his bottle rocket...

 and Joshies with his.

 Ethan loves water!  Unless he has to swim in it.....

The Holt family at Dad's wedding.  We're so happy he found Marge!

Awe... daddy loves!

This is probably the most beautiful temple in the world!!  We had such a great time in San Diego!


I think he's trying not to smile.

Joshies is a man on a mission to get to that playground.

Yummy net...

How fast do you think it'll go?

The Holt family with the Braun family at some park half way between Salt Lake and Enterprise.  It was sure fun to have a picnic with them!  

Who says Bigfoot doesn't exist?

Feeding the ducks is one of our favorite things to do.


We hope y'all have had a great summer too!  We are looking forward to some cooler temps and some desperately needed rain.  I just hope it doesn't rain when we move!  We are so excited to move from our apartment into a house.  YAY!!