Monday, June 30, 2008

sweet babies...

My sister in law just called me to let me know she's found out the sex of her first baby! She having a BOY!! I'm so excited for her and her husband in joining the adventure of becoming parents. It made me think- exactly four years ago today my water broke and I went into labor. But it would still be 22 hours before I'd get to see and hold my sweet little Gwenny, and my life has been blessed ever since!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Viva Las Vegas baby, yah!

Ryan and I had a first this weekend...
The first time we took a trip without kids since Gwen was born!!
Crazy I know!  And thank you, thank you, thank you to mom for watching our offspring for us while we partied it up in Vegas!
We took off Saturday morning and just got back this evening, and holy smokes we had fun!
We stayed in the Planet Holywood resort, and it was so nice!  We did some shopping, played some games, swam, walked a lot and of course Ryan karaoked!  Ryan comparing his hands to Shaq's.

Water show at Belagio, yes we were on the red carpet, and a Tobias sighting.This funny little suit was from the movie The Stupids , and our room was cool enough the have the ORIGINAL displayed on the wall!  (so awesome I know ;)  Also we ate a lot of yummy food.
We really had an amazing time, just getting away for a while.  I forget how dirty Las Vegas is, and feel bad for one of my dear friends who unfortunately for me, has moved to as she puts it "Saddam and Gomorrah".  I might have developed lung cancer while there, and am sad to see the poor people that have to hand out pornography on the streets for a living.  :(  To help fight pornography, click here.
Lot's of fun just Ryan and Kristin, but we missed our babies sooooo much!!  Thanks again mom for loving them for us this weekend!
And CONGRATULATIONS to Dez and Josiah 
on the birth of Ezekiel Michael!  
Can't wait to see him!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

she's crazy

Seriously, bonkers!  We live in the same neighborhood as my parents, so we walk over there alot, but in the summer, even with gas $2347/gallon, we usually will drive.  That's because we live in a little place called the "desert", and this desert will be 104 degrees at 8:20 at night.  

But you never would have guessed the way Gwen put on her fleece beenie and jogged home from GG's.  I of course just drove along side her in my wonderful climate controlled car.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Ode to Ryan
I like him a lot
He is nice
And very hot!

He plays golf
and watches NBA
Here is something
I need to say:

You're so sweet
And good to our babies
It makes them jealous
(The other ladies)

Marrying you
Made me so glad,
But I never could have imagined
You'd be such a good DAD!

love you Ryan!!!  

And I love you too Dad!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A new one

First of all, thank you to all of you who requested I update the blog, it makes me feel loved!  :)
It hasn't been updated in a while because -gasp- my computer wasn't uploading my pictures.  What?  Mac issues?  Shocker I know.  But I've learned something.  If I just leave my computer turned off and I don't touch it two weeks at a time, it'll work just fine when I finally turn it back on again.  And sometimes when it's really bad and the "shut down" doesn't work, and I try to turn it off with the power button, and that doesn't work.  I just have to unplug it for a few days and then it works fine.

So what we've been up to...
Well, my BYU girlfriends and I had an amazing girls night.  This is us at an outrageous little restaurant that I won't mention the name of it for fear that you might google it and see how raunchy it is.  But us girls liked the shock of it all.  (only because our husbands weren't there)

Then I've been trying to come up with a good place to have a birthday party for Gwen.  Her bithday is coming up soon, and since we'll be moving in about a month and a half,  I wanted her to have a party with her friends.  The problem is coming up with a good place.  Peter Piper and Chuck E Cheese were obvious choices, but don't really cater to kids her age.  So we were told of this place called Jeepers that is supposed to be so much fun for 4 year olds, just it's not as new and clean as PP and CEC.  So we went to check it out and the kids loved it!  
+ kids love it    - not so clean
What do I go with?  
I of course also thought of Amazing Jakes ($20/kid, I don't think so), and Glitter Box is a min of $350!!!
Any other suggestions all you savvy moms out there?

The kids:
Gwen's latest obsession: spending the night at GG's house.  Every night she asks if she can, and she has the last couple of Fridays.  She went miniature golfing with GG and Papa this last weekend, and the rest of the time she spends stamping cards with her.  How are we supposed to move Gwenny from her GG?
Drake has been talking up a storm!  His favorite word?  "WHY"?  Then he usually answers himself and says "cuz".  He also likes saying "one, two, three, go!", "shoes on", "Gwen", "outside", "key" (kitty), "Diego", "cars", etc.

Ryan has been getting ready for school again.  At least all the fun stuff.  You know getting his new laptop, and searching for days for his new backpack for it.  It's really pretty funny.  Reminds me of how excited I'd get to start school when I was in grade school.  I'll bet Ryan lays out all his clothes the night before too.  ;)

Me.  Well, I'm involving the kids on this one.  We have what my grandpa would call "feral cats" living in our back yard.  I'm working on being their friend so they'll trust me and I can eventually get them in the house!  (Ryan's definitely not in on this, so don't tell him)  So we bring out chopped ham for them to eat, run inside and then watch them eat it from out the window.

Oh, and what's that you've noticed in that last picture?  Oh our TUMBLEWEED!  When it started growing, we thought it was a tumbleweed and wanted to watch it grow big enough that it would eventually die and blow away.  So it's an experiment now and we've got to see how it'll turn out.  I'll let you know.

In other news, my super duper cute cousin Crystal just had a beautiful baby boy.
Today is one of my dearest friends  Meg's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
And... well, I guess that's all.