Thursday, August 30, 2012

Love him,

            and ALL the cars that come with him!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Come Away With Me

Scott and I love Norah Jones, so we jumped at the chance to see her in concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater.  
As you can see, the venue is amazing! 

 My hot husband. I cringe when other people are overly affection about their spouses...but I can't help it. 
(Plus its my blog, I'm allowed to claim stuff like that occasionally)

 There was a really fun opening band with a really long name that I can't remember.


Listening to her floods back memories of 9 years ago when we first started dating.  

Here we are 9 years ago at our first Norah concert.  
(I had a bit of a crisis and died my hair black...it lasted about 3 weeks before I went back to my blonde self)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ava 9 Months

At nine months this cutie pie...

Is still the sweetest thing!
Has cut two bottom teeth.
While spying on her on the video monitor, have caught her rocking on all fours.
Has been getting up 1-2 times a night to eat.
Only eats formula.  Is indifferent to food, so it mostly falls straight out of her mouth.
Alec has her eating out of his hand...pun intended.

Adore this shot of Alec admiring her in the mirror.

She went to her first birthday party.

They all stayed like this for about 5 seconds.  Then it turned more into this.

Once all the parents captured their little ones, we looked around to find Ava and her friend Cru still sitting there.
They sat like this for a good 30 minutes!

Has started her unofficial pre-nursery class during Sunday School.

I love to capture moments of Ava when she is smiling and dressed in her cute outfits.  But this one truely is Ava at any given moment.  Playing with something other than a toy, bald head, soiled bib, plain onesie, with a slightly inquisitive look.

Cute as can be!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Best Buddies

Alec and Trevor are such cute friends!

I love these cute blond hair, blue eyed boys!

Georgetown Half Marathon

Last weekend I ran jogged putted through the Georgetown Half Marathon.

Melanie and I deep in conversation before she left me in the dust!
(Don't you love the guy behind us blowing his nose? Gross!)

Hallelujah, the finish line!  
I was trying to break 2 hours...but a long line at the porta-potties half way through put me at 2:04. 

Thoughts running through my head? "I will NEVER do this again!"

That is until the next time someone asks me to run a half marathon.  Then I forget all the pain and training that goes into it, and think that it might actually be fun...kinda like when you decide to get pregnant...again.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Grandma the Teacher

We sure love visits from my mom!  
Grandma can't help herself, I don't think that I've ever had a conversation with her when there wasn't something being taught.

She taught piano lessons.

Taught about Nephi.

Taught about Jeeps and Trucks.

And she taught all about the flowers at the temple.

She had Alec eating out of her hand the entire week!


Last weekend our community hosted an event where you could climb, crawl, explore and touch many different trucks.  
Alec had a blast, and you couldn't beat the admission, free.

It was a little windy for Ava's liking, so we only stayed for about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bronco's Training Camp

Scott and Alec went to the Bronco's Training Camp where they were able to watch this guy.

This makes it their 3rd year in a row.


Gotta love Scott's shirt!

Friday, August 10, 2012


As a mother at times I feel as if life is a never ending reel of demands, wants, needs, tantrums and tears.  But mixed in with all those demands, we are blessed with precious moments that reminds us of our eternal role as mothers and gives us the strength to forge ahead.

Alec had a complete and utter meltdown over a lost balloon.  I was a flustered, sweaty mess and on the brink of a meltdown myself.  And then this happened...

As we strolled through the mall, these two shared the stroller, hugs, kisses and giggles for a good 30 minutes. 
Just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Ava has a new best friend...


Though not for long.  Alec swooped right in to stake his claim as her best friend.

Alec found a new best friend at her age as well. See here.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's Time

Scott says he can sense it in the air and feel it in his bones. And this makes his heart happy and his spirits sing.

Friday, August 3, 2012

the Girl's Piano Room

I'd say for the most part, our entry room is finished.
Here is what it looked like BEFORE with the previous owners.

It sat empty for almost the entire first year before I was brave enough to tackle the huge white built-ins.
 I was utterly terrified and intimidated by them.

I started off with a simple idea.  Books wrapped in paper.

I love this idea for many reasons.  It is unique, cheap (only cost me $30 and 3 hours to wrap every book that I own), and if I get sick of the color scheme down the road, it will be quick and cheap to change.

Pink is clearly my accent color.

I spy with my very own eye...

Ava and I were hanging out in the room, trying to decide what to use to fill the last cubby.
I realized that she matched perfectly! I couldn't resist.

My rug.  Scott thinks that it is "butt ugly".  
I promised him that once then entire room was put together that it would grow on him and that he would hardly notice it.

I'm not in love with this wall, but it will work for now.

Again the BEFORE.

And the AFTER.  It has been dubbed the girl's room.  I believe it only fair for Ava and I to have a girl's room, after all, Scott and Alec have an entire man cave filled with posters of Braveheart and Batman.