Friday, January 6, 2012

Merry Christmas! 2011 was such a wonderful year for our family and we have so much to be grateful for. We had an amazing Christmas and spent it with Brian's family. We are currently living with them right now until we move into our new home. They have been so kind and generous to let us crash with them for a couple of months. I am ready to be in my own home though. Only a couple more months until we can move out. It seems like it can't come soon enough. I am so looking forward to what 2012 has to offer us. I know it is going to be a good year! Here are some of the things that I want to accomplish...

*I know every one's New Years resolution is to lose weight... well I am going to lose 10 lbs and nothing is stopping me! I will keep everyone informed on my progress:) It just seems like ever since I had my baby it has been harder for me to get back to where I was used to. My body has plateaued at a certain weight.

*I need to work on some self improvement things as well... won't go into details.

*Hopefully get pregnant with baby #2 by end of summer or fall.

* Get into our new house

*And just be a more positive person

Well, there you go. Lets see how many months I can keep this up.

Boston and Brian's sister Shannon

Ugly sweater party. Guess who won? Brian of course. He looked like a creeper.

Boston is 10 months now! Some things he is beginning to do...

*Crawl everywhere! He is such a fast crawler and can get to anything! (I caught him with a handful of dog food in his mouth the other day..yuck!)

*He loves to clap his hands

*Say Dada and mama

*Only takes a bottle when he goes to bed or naps.

*Gets mad when you take toys away
*Stands up on everything

* knows his name really well and knows "n0"

*Still has NO teeth!

*Has been sleeping through the night since 6 months and still sleeps in till 8 or 9

*Is such an independent eater!

* Wants to crawl up the stairs any minute he has

*I have a hard time keeping him still anywhere. Church, changing his diaper, you can forget it.

I can't believe he is almost one. This year flew by.

He loves Bath time! He will play and splash around all night long if we let him.

Boston is such an independent eater now a days. He only wants to eat food that he can pick up with his hands. I don't give him too much baby food because he just turns is head and is lock lipped. I need to figure out something to do because he is such a light weight.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Luckiest

I just have been so touched lately with feelings of gratitude. I have such an amazing life. I am lucky. Sometimes life as a mom gets monotonous staying home and not feeling productive all the time. But then I think of how blessed I am to be able to stay home with my little guy. He is the sweetest most pure person just sent from Heavenly Father. He makes me want to be a better person. Lately I have been trying to work on my individual self and becoming a better mom and wife. I am so deeply blessed by all the opportunities that have poured down from heaven. I have had so many doors open to me since I have had Boston.
Living in Saint George was not appealing to me when we first moved here. But now I cannot picture myself anywhere else. The people here are just so wonderful and I love the city. It is absolutely breathe taking. Brian's opportunity to work here with his family is the biggest blessing we can have. It opens up so many possibilities as we are raising our family. I am so happy for a wonderful, smart, and motivated husband. Any of you that know Brian know that his personality is magnetic. He has the drive to be the best at everything he sets his mind to. Such a good example to me, cause sometimes I get stuck in a rut and need some encouragement.
Sorry just a little bit of word vomit... I just wanted to express how blessed I feel. I am so lucky.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Vacays... Catch up

Wowzers, it feels like I just downloaded sooo many pictures! That gives you a sense of how busy my summer was. But it was sooo much fun! We did so many cool things starting with...

Hawaii- We went to Kauai for a week in the middle of August and it was amazing! We had so much fun. Here are some pics... This one is us doing the Na Pali Coast tour. It was BEAUTIFUL!! We went on a boat and went snorkeling swam with sea turtles and dolphins. Boston came on the boat and SLEPT the WHOLE 5 hours pretty much. I guess the rocking of the boat put him to sleep.

Random picture... but we had to give away our cat. I loved her so. She was such a good kitty. This is right before she went to a new home.

Beautiful lagoon we went to every single day pretty much. It was at the Hyatt and they had awesome pools to swim in.

Na Pali...

Waimea Canyon. Kinda like the Grand Canyon.

Brian's Family

Boston at the Luau. We went to a really cool one that was theatrical. I really enjoyed it.

Hana lei Beach. It was Boston's first time in the Ocean!

He was pretty tired from all the sun. But DID NOT get a sunburn the whole time! I was pretty conscious to put sunscreen on at all times. I knew a bad burn could ruin the trip.

Ha ha my little cutie man

Fern Grotto

We took a boat ride out to the Fern Grotto and Hawaiian people sang to us.

Our little family...

4th of July in St. George. I seriously love St. George. I am so lucky to live here and be able to raise my kids here. We have the best group of friends and have made so many fun memories so far.

In May we went to my Mom's house. So much fun. She moved into a new place that has an awesome pool, workout room, golf course, parks, trails, mini- golf and basketball courts(just to name a few) So we love coming here any chance we get. Kinda like a mini resort.

In June we went up to my brother Josh's wedding. He had his reception at Thanksgiving Point and it was incredible. Such a fun reception with so many people that we love. We danced the night away!

The Happy couple...

This is when Boston was just 12 weeks old. He has grown so much since then! He was born with reddish hair(Brian was born with the same hair) so I'm curious to see what color it is going to be when his hair comes in. He is such a cutie!-Both of them:)

In May we drove to the Grand Canyon on a Saturday. It was a fun little day trip

That's all!! Till next time. I hope all of you had a wonderful summer too!