Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Memory Tag

I saw this on my cousin Suzy's blog and thought I would try it.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My new do


I have been wanting to do something with my hair for awhile. Well, it just so happens that my sister, Katie, does hair and so I am in luck. When they came up last weekend she was so kind to give me a new look! Thanks so much Katie! I also dyed it darker, but it didn't quite work how I wanted it to.

20 years ago

I saw this on my mom's blog and thought I would try it.
20 years ago
20 years ago...

1. I was 3 years old and I don't really know what I was doing.... learning how to talk?
2. I had a sister, Katie, who was 1 and a little brother on the way.
3. I think that this was when we went on a trip back East and saw Washington, D.C. and Niagara Falls.

10 years ago...
1. I had just become a teenager and like my mom said, "I just saw your brain go out the window!" ha ha mom.
2. I was enjoying my summer (I hope) and getting ready to go into the 8th grade.

5 years ago...
1. I graduated from High School. I can't believe it has been that long.
2. I got my CNA license and started working at a nursing home.
3. I was about to start my first semester at USU.
4. I got my wisdom teeth out

3 years ago...
1. I had been married for almost 1 year!
2. I had just gotten a new job at a nursing home.
3. I lived in a condo in Roy.
4. I went on a trip to Buffalo, NY to attend Chris' cousin's wedding

1 year ago...
1. I had a 1 year old son and was 6 months pregnant with my next son.
2. I lived in a house in South Ogden

So far this year...
1. My sister, Katie, got married!
2. We went on a fun trip to South Dakota and Mt. Rushmore!
3. We've been camping a lot and spent a lot of time with family!
4. Ethan turned 2, Chris turned 26, and I turned 23.

Yesterday I...
1. played with my kids
2. played on the computer and crocheted Logan's blanket.
3. visited Chris' grandparents in Roy
4. did the dishes

Today I...
1. did more dishes and picked up the house.
2. went to the store to buy a bday present for my brother on a mission!
3. am going to Batman with Chris when he gets off work!
4. watched Sesame Street with Ethan

Tomorrow I...
1. am going to have a fun scrapbook day with Chris' mom and sisters!
2. probably do more cleaning (it never ends)

In the next year I...
1. want to have my whole house deep cleaned
2. will get to see my brother Dane!
3. will be going to WSU to get my degree!
4. want to do lots of scrapbooking and decorating
5. want to spend lots of time with family and friends!
6. will celebrate my 4th wedding anniversary!

TAG... YOU'RE IT!!!!!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cousins' Barbecue

Tuesday night we went over to my cousin Megan's house and had a fun get-together. Also there was my other cousin Ashley, her husband, Jason, and their cute baby, Addy, and Megan's husband, Ben, and their cute baby, Tafton. Ashley and Megan are both my age and so we grew up together and had a lot of fun with each other. I can't believe that we are all married now and have kids. We have been trying to get together at least once a month or so to hang out. It has been so much fun... because what is more fun than friends that are also family?

Megan has a really cute house. They have put a lot of work into remodeling it and their yard looks so nice too. First we had a barbecue on the back patio and had fun talking and playing with our kids. After that we went downstairs and played Guitar Hero. I am not very good at it, but I have only played it a couple of times.

Anyways, thanks guys for having us over and I can't wait to do it again!

Us with our cute babies: Addy (8 1/2 mths), Tafton (2 1/2 mths), Logan (8 1/2 mths)

The Passeys: Ben, Megan, and Tafton

The Adams': Ashley, Jason, and... wait... isn't that my kid?

There's my hot stud!

Addy and Logan

Ethan and Logan. Ethan is trying to push Logan out.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dating

I wanted to write a quick not about the fun things Nanette and I have been up to these days. We have taken a renewing approaching to our marriage to make things more exciting and refreshing. What we are doing is "dating" each other again. Just like in the old days when we did everything we possibly could to win each other over. Frankly, it's actually been really fun.

So last Saturday, Nanette and I with the boys went on a date. Nanette planned everything and did a lot of work to make our date fun and relaxing. We first went to Arby's. I know nothing too exciting (maybe to you that is reading this) but I have been wanting to go there for the past few weeks. So Nanette paid for the meal and even filled my drink out of the fountain before I had a chance, which was cool. She then drove us to the Ogden River Parkway and took a nice walk along the river. Afterward, the boys went to bed and the best part our date happened, we played games. So what was exciting about playing games? Well Nanette made strips of paper with differing options within three categories. The categories included what we would wear, games we would play, and unusual places in the house to play these games. So for example we played Speed in our pajamas on the stairs. This actually makes for an interesting game. In the end, we did four different variations of games.

I just want to ensure that Nanette knows that I had a great time with her last night on our date. It was really fun. I appreciated every moment. I love you and thanks for an awesome time.

Picture of us at Katie's Wedding taken by our cool cousin, Suzy Carlson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Family Night with Raptors

So we actually didn't play with real dinosaurs. If they weren't extinct, Raptors would be one of the lowest on my list of dinosaurs to play with... but anyways... we went to an Ogden Raptors baseball game. They are a minor league pro team. The best part about the game was that it was free. Tracy called us up Tuesday night and said that they had gotten a bunch of free tickets. When we got to the game we realized that the only section we could sit in was on the far right and directly in the path of the sun's blaze. We sat there for a few minutes, but it was so hot, that the boys' cheeks were bright red. We decided to upgrade for only $3.00 a piece and we were able to sit in chairs and out of the sun's way. A bunch of people came with us including: Chris' mom, Paul (Chris' step-dad), Tracy, Tyler, and Breckston, Shanna, Calton (Chris' step-nephew?), Tavin (Chris' step-nephew), and Zac (Chris' step-brother). I forgot my camera and so the only pictures that I have are from my cell phone. They are kind of blurry, but I guess they will have to do.

Ethan... with a very flushed face

Ethan had so much fun running up and down the aisles and as long as we kept food in Logan's mouth, he was happy. Lori (Ethan's grandma) was even able to get a ball for Ethan, by asking one of the players. He was so excited. He loves balls! The Raptors won 11-3. It was fun to watch and so nice to relax and spend time with family. I love summer and being outdoors!










-Chris---and----Nanette-

Logan- so smiley!

Onto other news- Logan climbed up a stair on Sunday. I am so proud of him. He can also pretty much crawl now and he tries to pull himself up on everything. He is getting so big. I am so proud of both of my boys and love them so much!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Festivus of the Fourth!

We had a really enjoyable 4th of July on Friday. This is the first year in a while that I haven't had to work and so it was fun just to play. First we went over to Chris' dad's house and had a BBQ and Ethan played and swam in a little pool and went on the slip n' side. He is getting so brave and I am proud of him. Chris' dad lives right across from Lorin Farr Park in Ogden, which is where they have all of the Hot Rockin' 4th festivities. There were people everywhere. It was crazy. Chris' dad, Bob, helped build a car for the demolition derby and his friend, Mark, was going to drive the car, so we headed over to that. Ethan really loved the cars, but Logan got scared because of how noisy they were. Mark did really good for being a rookie.

After a while of that, we left and headed up to Smithfield to hang out with my family. It was dark when we got there, and so we immediately started doing fireworks. Katie and Aaron came from Wyoming and brought the fireworks. Now I know what you are thinking... but we behaved and they only brought legal fireworks. Well, at least that's what we thought. I am not going to confess to anything more, but I will say that it was the coolest (and maybe scariest) home made fireworks show that we have been to. After the fireworks we went on the back deck and laid on our air mattresses and watched a movie on a projector screen (that my cool dad set up!) and then we slept under the stars. It was so awesome, because we used to do that when we were little!















Chris and cutie Logi .... and me and Ethan in the pool









Tyler, Tracy, and Breckston... and Jason even let me take his picture!

video

Here is a video of Ethan on the slip n' slide. He is such a big boy!


A car on fire... awesome! As long as no one is hurt of course.
The whole gang waiting for the show.
Dad and Aaron lighting to fireworksKatie and Logan... his eyes were so wide the whole time.
Caleb, Ethan, and Naomi. Ethan loved the fireworks. He kept saying, "Pretty!"
My mom looked down and they were holding hands. How sweet is that?

Ethan finally fell asleep around 1 am. He doesn't like to miss anything!

Well, there was our holiday in a nutshell. I hope that every one had a fun day!