Last weekend we packed up the entire family and headed to Evergreen for a morning hike at Maxwell Falls.
When I say the entire family, I included our beagle Cali. For the record I was completely against bringing her. I thought it would be a complete disaster, but Scott insisted.
To his credit, I will admit that it was actually nice to have her along. And lets face it, she does need to lose a few pounds. (at her last doctors visit, the vet referred to her as obese) Alec loved holding onto her leash.
We told Alec to keep a look out for bears.
Hiking early in the morning with the cool fresh mountain air did us all some good!
Yesterday this sweet little boy came up to me and gave me his first kiss...ever! I have been dying for one over the past year. A little late, but definitely worth the wait! Words can't express how happy that little smooch made me!
Last year I did a post about how every year we do the same thing for our anniversary, see here.
This year we completely broke that tradition. I am one of those people who has to celebrate something on the actual day of. However, this year we had a bit of a scheduling conflict, so we started off by celebrating a day early.
Scott hates it when I say that he is predictable; however, I will say that I was predicting that he was going to come home from work with flowers. So it was a nice surprise when he had them delivered to the house in the middle of the day instead.
We had to forgo sealings at the temple this year due to renovations, so we got a sitter and headed straight to dinner.
In the spirit of breaking tradition, we decided not to go to Flemings and instead ate at a quaint little restaurant in Sedelia. The atmosphere was darling and the old historic building was intriguing, however the food didn't quite hit the spot. After eating the first few courses, we pre-paid for the entire meal and headed straight to our safe spot, Flemings! Where we had to confess to our waiter that we had cheated on them, and as a result we weren't completely hungry, so we would be splitting a meal.
We finished off with their divine chocolate cake. It is honestly the best thing on the planet!
What a difference a year makes! Last year we were new parents to one child, and now this year we are a couple of months away from being parents of two! Being pregnant and parents, our relationship has definitely shifted and morphed into something completely new and different, which is both a little scary and exciting.
When we moved, the first thing that Scott did was settle into his Man-cave. No joke, Scott had his theater seating, surround sound, and tv set up before we even had clean sheets to put on our bed. While it is not completely decorated, it is close enough.
The best part of the basement kitchen is our "concession stand". Hmmm....and I wonder why I have already gained 30 lbs this pregnancy?
The steam shower. I am dying to try it out, but have not been able to yet due to baby girl. Scott and I swear by these, they are the best cure for the winter time sniffles.
The glamorous guest bedroom. I am debating about turning either this room or the main floor office into a kids play room??? I just can't decide which one would get more use.
This is my partially set-up gym nook. It has yet to be used since me, pregnancy and running do not go well together. But I am sure that this treadmill and I will get reacquainted and become the best of friends when it comes time to lose all this baby weight that I seem to be gaining.
Over Labor Day we visited Pike National Forest where we hiked up to Devil's Head with some friends.
We were a little nervous about how Alec would handle riding in a back pack for the first time.
Poor guy, the first few minutes he had sunscreen in his eye.
But once he flushed it out, all three of us really enjoyed ourselves. The scenery was breathtaking, the weather was perfect, the air was refreshing, and it helped to have good company to distract my lazy pregnant self from the fatigue from hiking in such high altitude.
I happen to think that Scott looks so cute in his hiking gear.
Once we reached the top, we were able to enjoy these amazing views.
Alec had a blast getting filthy, pointing to the animals, and using his pointer for other things...
I don't know why, but Scott and I laughed our heads off when buying this hat for Alec. Maybe it had to do with the fact that it was for 4-7 year olds, and still fit him.