Sunday, September 29, 2013

A picture says a thousand words...for May 2013

The Best Mothers Day Present ever.  Apparently  I haven't been terribly secretive with my "wish".

April was beautiful

Delaney turned 18 on April 11th.  The highlight of April was a trip down to surprise her with her first meeting of her Birth-Dad.  

These first 'meetings' were a pretty cool experience.  The difference for him is that he had never even seen her when she was a baby...only in pictures.

We all spent the day together in Zion National Park along with Delaney's family, stopping at the sand dunes and for lunch on the way.  It was so beautiful there. 

Delaney posing for the camera. 

Kim hooked up Braiden and I with some sweet Kanab sweatshirts.

A couple weeks later, I got a last minute call that Delaney had a choir competition up near us so if we wanted to come see her, we were invited.  So I gathered up the troops and we headed over.  My mom and sisters met her for the first time.  We watched her sing, ate at McDonalds and hung out for a couple hours.

April's Favorite Randoms

I just love this picture.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cozy is 1!

April 3, 2013 my sweet little niece Cozette turned 1.  Whitney threw a great party for the little gal. 

She is so cute...its too bad nobody likes her. *wink, wink*

March 2013...are we there yet?

I am perpetually 6 months behind on this blog thing but I must catch up, I must. 
March was a super busy month for us...actually March, April, May, June and the beginning of July were really crazy months...thus the reason why I cant seem to catch up. goes.

March 8th was my 10th Anniversary.  Since we first got married I have been blabbering about what we will do to celebrate that grand 10th anniversary...will it be a cruise, a visit to some tropical island, a European getaway?!?!?  No.  We decided to go to Springdale, UT...with the whole family.  Don't get me was for a good reason.  Springdale was a little stop on the way to the lovely Kanab where Delaney lives.  Since I had met Delaney only a couple weeks before and then told Braiden about her, he was getting anxious to meet her so we just did it.
It was great! The cruise will have to wait till our 20th. 

Delaney's family was quite gracious once more and let us come hang out with the fam for the day and even spend the night there after staying a bit too late. The kids had a great time meeting their sister for the first time (even though they didn't quite yet understand the concept that she was actually their sister).

These are the first pictures that I have of all my kids together.  Delaney handled all this amazingly well. I cant even imagine what this is all like for her.

The following week in March was the first week of the year where it finally felt like Spring was coming.  We decided to take the kids to downtown SLC and walk the new City Creek Shopping Center and visit Temple Square. That was a beautiful day and the kids had a great time seeing that beautiful place.  This was actually the first time my kids had seen the SLC Tabernacle...for shame.

My mom treated us girls to a fun glass blowing class at Thanksgiving Point.  It was really cool...I mean...really hot, but really cool.

And of course, Easter. 

I wanted to give this picture extra special attention since, not only is it a great pic of me and my immediate family, but my brother-in-law insisted on making it so extra special with his little photo bomb.  Happy Easter, Ashton.

And we cant forget March's favorite randoms