Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Birthday B!

14 years ago today...I became mom to this awesome kid.

Birthday Sushi!

Happy Birthday B!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

40 years ain't so bad...

November 2012 marked the 40th anniversary of Eric's other words, one foot is now officially in the grave.  What better way to preserve his youth than to go to Disneyland...without kids.  Yes!

To top that fun off, I set up a little surprise to have Eric's BFF/mission companion, Brett, from Arizona and his lovely wifey, Whitney, meet us there...totally incognito.

We spent a day at Disney and that evening, they knocked on our hotel door and Eric was completely SURPRISED.  He had no idea.  It was so perfect. 

Eric and I have this little thing we do where we take a picture of him with every character we come across at Disneyland...the trick is, we don't wait in line.  In each of these pictures, you can see a character.  It may be about 50 yards away but they are there.  Get out your magnifying glass.  HA!  I love it. We don't wait in no stinkin lines.

Selfys and randoms.

I dont pay for no stinkin ride cam pictures...ha!

Here turkey, turkey.

Ok, maybe we will wait in a line for Mickey.

Last night there, trees were lit.  A little snow happening on Main St USA. Loved it!

Happy Birthday to you Eric!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

October 2012, Whitney and I ran the Utah Half Marathon.  It was a gorgeous run through the hills of Downtown Salt Lake City. This was Whitneys first race since having her baby so she was pretty excited.  I love running with my sister. I hope we can do it when we are old.

It was a gorgeous day for a run.

Favorite October Randoms.  (Paige, is that ice cream cone bigger than your head?)

Whew, I think we are done with October now...

Who can forget Witches Night Out... 2012

You thought I forgot, didn't you?  Or maybe thought we didn't take part in our, now, 3 year tradition?  HA!  WE LOVE WITCHES NIGHT OUT!
I imagine that in some way, shape, or form, we will always be enjoying Witches Nights Out but this party that takes place at Gardners Village every year is so fun.
We can't resist. Why aren't there more of these all over the place? 

This is a collage of the photographic evidence of my personal shenanigans that night (dang those shoes hurt).

And the girls (Amy, Alicia, Carrie)...being girls (witches).
As you can see, we like to let our hair down and get a little crazy wild, in our own way.  Love those girls!

 My THRILLER pose.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

October, finally...

I know, I know, its May 2013....but I'm still playing catch up!  I think can, I think I can...

October 2012 Festivities


Punkin farm, complete with scary train ride, stinky animals and super wind-blown hair.

Trick-or-Treat at the offices (these kids do a lot of trick or treating).

And of course trick-or-treat in the hood.  The Eagle Mountain neighborhood was awesome for trick-or-treats...I have never seen so many kids!  ('Super Missionary' is the answer if you were thinking "what the heck is Braiden supposed to be"?)

My faves...

(Like mother like daughter, if the shoe fits....eeeeeeeeeeeee!)

Dressing up for work Halloween Party.  My costume was not nearly as creative as some of these guys but at least I dressed up!

September 2012 Favorite Randoms

Ask anyone who knows me...I wont be found without my camera.  I take lots of pictures of everything we do.  I love documenting the moment (even if it is a trip to the dentist).  By no means am I a pro, I just like the candids, and believe me, there are lots of them.

Here are a few of September's favorite 'randoms'.

Oh and did I mention that Max FINALLY started really walking in September?  I guess he finally realized its more fun to run rather than crawl from Mom and Dad.

2012 FOOTBALL- Westlake Thunder

Braiden had an excellent season with the 8th grade Westlake Thunder A team 
 last year.

He made some great friends and learned a lot from his coach who is a retired NFL football player.  

I always have mixed emotions when football season begins and ends.  I love seeing my son have fun doing something he loves but its a dang LOT of work, for him and ME but I am so proud of him and his desire to succeed.