Saturday, December 19, 2009

Go Broncos!

I haven't blogged yet about our Anniversary! Bry and I switch off every year on who is in charge of our Anniversary and it was my year. So.... I flew him to Denver to watch a Broncos game because he has always wanted to go to an NFL game. We stayed at the Ritz (if you haven't stayed at one you need to put it on a list of things to do in your life.) We were able to get tickets by all the players families on the 8th row!!! (thanks amber.) After the game we got a family pass and went on to the field and took a couple pictures.Then we waited outside the locker room for the players to come out and was able to meet some of them. It was a fabulous and much needed getaway and I pretty much was on the nice list in my husband's book!

Here is another one of our traditional picture taking sessions!!!

We visited Santa this year at the festival of trees. This has been the greatest year because Logan understands everything now. He knows that he wants "Dinosaur Mountain" (had to do black Friday door buster for that one) and "the king" from CARS because he has pretty much every other car. Every time we even talk about Santa he says " and he bring me dinosaur mountain and cars the king." P.S. I love being a mom.

Shelby is getting ready to crawl now!!! Ahhgg!!! She is growing up tooooo fast! I seriously can't get enough of her excitement and energy!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Breath of Heaven"

As most of you know I have been working on a tree for the festival of trees this past year. We have been doing this tree in honor of my daughter Alexa who was delivered on October 8, 2003. I also had a friend that had a daughter still born last March so I asked her if she wanted to do it with me. I can't even tell what this experience meant to me. The tree turned out perfect- I've had a vision in my head of what I wanted it to be and it turned out even better. The experience was surreal. The people we met and the feeling on decorating day was so amazing. Everyone has a story behind their tree and they all want to share it with others who have stories of loved ones they have lost. Thank you to all of you who helped make this so perfect! Especially to my amazing mom and sister, Steph. I really couldn't have done this without them! Go and see the tree- it is on row B entitled "Breath of Heaven." Our tree was on KSL last night too!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

6 Years!!!

Wow... I guess time flies when you are having fun right? Today Bry and I are celebrating our 6th anniversary. It hasn't always been butterflies and fairytales, but I couldn't be happier with any other person. I truly found the perfect man for me. He helps me strive to be who I want to be. The other day I was listening to the radio and the new song by Martina McBride came on "I just call you mine." I literally started balling in the car because that's how I feel about my husband.

everyone that sees you always wants to know you
everyone that knows you always has a smile....
Everyone calls you amazing, I just call you mine

I know cheesy, right? But that's really how I feel. I love you honey and I am so grateful that you are mine forever!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

3 years old...

How do you begin to talk about something you are so grateful for it makes you cry every time you think about it? Well… That’s how I feel about my little buddy. Logan turned 3 yesterday and I know mom’s always say they can’t believe how fast their children are growing up, but Logan seriously has grown up so much over the past year. He is such a little boy now and I love it. He loves playing sports with his daddy, especially baseball and golf. He is one picky eater but when he gets what he wants he is so excited. He loves his little sister- “Shelby Belles” and is concerned about her all the time. He gets excited about the smallest things and finds joy in being active and being with his friends. He is so smart and loves watching shows where he learns new things. He loves his nana. He is obsessed with Dinosaurs and Transformers. He loves pretending like he is a superhero (especially a transformer or spider man.) He brings so much joy into my life. Hearing “I Love You Mom” every night is seriously the greatest thing a mom could ask for. Logan is so loving and loves to be by mommy. He will come and sit by me and just lay his head on my shoulder or hold my hand. I love my angel boy so much and am so grateful to have him in my life.

For Logan's birthday this week he has had 3 days of fun. Wednesday night we went to the McDonald's play place for dinner with our little family and then to Walmart where he could pick and toy he wanted. He went straight to the transformers but decided to get a couple little cars instead. (P.S. I'm trying out being a brunette right now if you didn't notice. Thursday was his actual Birthday and he was with just mommy during the day. We went to the Little Gym, the Dinosaur Museum, and to lunch together. On Thursday night he was with just daddy and they went to Café Rio, worked in the garage, played some video games, and watched Transformers. Tonight (Friday) we had a Birthday part with his little friends at the Aquarium. He absolutely loved it and loved having all his friends come and play with him. Thank you for everyone that was able to come!

Here are some of the other pictures we have taken lately… I got Shelby's hair in a tiny pony tail. Halloween was fabulous. Logan actually understood it this year and loved being spider man and trick-or-treating. Shelby had 2 outfits. Inside she was a ballerina and outside she was the cutest lady bug ever. We had my family over Halloween night which was really nice!

P.S. I looked in Shelby’s mouth today and found her 2 bottom teeth poking out. Who knew she was teething??? Not me, because she is seriously the best baby ever!

Friday, October 9, 2009

family pictures etc...

We had our family pictures taken when we got Shelby's baby picture taken.. I am finally now posting them. We got them taken at Peekaboo Photo's who did Logan's photo shoot when he was a baby. They do such a great job! I love me children!

A few other things that have been happening...
We went to Mantua just with our little family for our first family "vacation." We only went up for 1 night and it was just perfect. We stayed in a little pop-up trailer which Logan absolutely loved. Logan's favorite part was fishing with daddy!

Bry went hunting last week with his dad and brothers and got an Elk, which he is really excited about. I had to post a picture even though I don't really like dead animals on my blog, my hubby would want this documented. So here you go babe!

I didn't want to stay home by myself all week while Bry was hunting so I went up to St. George with my parents and sister and relaxed there. Logan loves being in St. George at Nana & Papa's house. He is obsessed with dinosaurs right now so he wanted to take some pictures with his dinosaur friends.

Shelby is growing up so fast, and she is still just as sweet as ever. She is rolling over now and gets stuck on her stomach and gets so frustrated (Shelby style, as in just a small yell) I love this little angel so much.

We went to Gardner Village with Logan's little friends and Logan rode on a horse all by himself! He has the cutest friends ever!

Here is our morning ritual picture that Logan likes to take with Shelby Belle. He asks to hold Shelby and then tells me to "take a picture mom" So we are usually in our pajamas when these pictures take place, but I love it.

Alexa's birthday was yesterday and it really has gotten easier for me as time has gone by. Of course tears were shed and I miss her greatly, but yesterday a lot of my tears were just because I am so grateful to have the children I have. I seriously couldn't be more blessed than with the children I have. People always say you will never know a mother's love until you are a mother and that is so true. When we were at Alexa’s grave yesterday Logan looked at me and said “mom I want to hugs you.” I picked him up and he put his head on my shoulder and just squeezed me the whole time we were there. Seriously? Children are so intuitive. I am so grateful to be a mom to Alexa, Logan, and Shelby.

Logan & Papa

Logan & Papa
We took this picture at my sister Steph's wedding. You can't get cuter than this!

Logan"s first earache

Logan"s first earache
Our little buddy has his first earache. He was so miserable yesterday and crashed on daddy after a day at the doctor.

Bryan Project

Bryan Project
Bry's first spec home! What a talented husband I have.

Nordhoff Men

Nordhoff Men
The Nordhoff boy's fishing in Boston!

Roasting Peeps!

Roasting Peeps!
New best treat ever! If you have never tried this you need to try this!