Sunday, June 28, 2009

More Than Meets the Eye

We stopped by the house on Saturday and were pleased to see how much more is done. It may not look that different from the outside, but inside there has been wiring, plumbing, insulating, and sheetrock.They have also done a lot more outside. The roof shingles are all on, the outlets have been weather protected, and the have started the Hardy Wrap, which mean next comes the Hardy board. But the big difference is inside.

It is really starting to look like our house inside.

I love this picture. I love that the kids already love the house and are so excited to be in it. The kids were checking out the view from Alan and Logan's future bedroom.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful fathers out there!!!
Since it is Father's Day, I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about the favorite father in my life... SCOTT! He is such an amazing father and I am sure that it is in part thanks to all of the excellent examples of father's in his life.
I am always impressed but his kindness, love, and patience with the kids, and the way I can tell he lets them know that they are important to him. I wanted to record, mostly for the kids, a few of the special things he does to show them that he cares. He tries very hard to be home to have dinner with them every night. Every night after prayer and scripture Scott reads the kids stories (usually from my classic Raggedy Ann and Andy book) and then makes up stories for them before tucking them in and winding up Emma's snow globe. Often before he leaves he promises to play a game with the kids when he gets home, and then he keeps that promise.
I love watching him with the kids, especially when they are playing games. They all have so much fun.
Thanks for being such a great dad.This pictures was taken just minutes after Scott became a dad.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Eating Cereal Like a Big Boy

This may be a silly post, but I just love these pictures. Back in May I finally broke down and let Logan have milk on his cereal in the morning (before I just gave him dry cereal and milk in a sippy). He loved learning to eat his cereal with spoon and drink the milk out of the bowl.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shopping, the Doctor, and a Carnival

Today was a LONG day for me.... but a fun day. After running a few errands, it was decided that we needed to make yet another trip to Cabelas to get a father's day gift for daddy, but of course while we were there we had to look at EVERYTHING.
Then this afternoon I had a baby doctor appointment and Emma, Alan, and Logan joined me for that. They were so good at the doctor it was almost unbelievable. I actually felt bad for any first time moms there who saw them because now they think that that is how kids are and really the level of obedient angel that the kids were was very unrealistic. Anyway, everything is good with baby and for those of you who hadn't heard yet, I am pregnant and I am about 12 weeks (or will be tomorrow). Although they have been a little unsure on the due date and hope to officially clear that up next month.
Then tonight when Scott got home from work we took the kids to the Strawberry Days Carnival. We, and by we I mean Emma, Alan, and Logan, rode rides and of course we all had strawberries and cream. Logan LOVED the rides and got a little mad when we wouldn't let him go on the big kid rides like the sizzler and wild something or other. Alan for some reason decided he did not want to ride the merry go round, but warmed up after that. Emma was of course up for anything.This monster truck jeep ride turned out to be the favorite and we didn't let Logan go on it. He was very mad at me about it, but we only had enough tickets left for two people to ride and the jeeps actually whipped around pretty fast. Logan stood at the gate with his little face pressed between the bars, and yelled at me in baby language for the whole ride. Sometimes it is hard to be the baby. He just wants to do everything they get to do.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This past weekend

I never did get around to blogging about all the fun we had this past weekend. I think because the fun we had has been overshadowed by other things. On Saturday I finally got my wedding ring back. One of the diamonds had fallen out a few months ago and it was very beaten up from wearing it all the time for the past 6 years, so as my mother's day present Scott and the kids got it all fixed up for me. It was at the jeweler's for about a month, but it looks like new again (actually better than new).

After picking up my ring we headed up to Ryan and Kayla's reception. We were running about an hour early (we didn't want to go home after the jeweler's) so we decided to stop by Cabelas. The kids had so much fun, especially Logan. He loves animals and loved walking through the aquarium and feeding the fish. He got a little bit mad that Scott, Emma, and Alan were looking at things so quickly because he wanted to see and enjoy every single animal we saw. For those of you who have never been to a Cabelas, it is like a store, wildlife museum, and aquarium all in one, great "free" fun (unless you are tempted to buy something). Then we headed to the reception. The kids had a blast and it was great to see everyone. The LeBaron's goat kept trying to eat Logan's hair and even head butted him over trying to get it, but Logan didn't care. I guess goats trying to eat you is just something to expect when you have blond baby hair like Logi.

Sunday after church we headed up to Kaysville for Grandpa Hilton's 79th birthday party. The kids each made him a card, which I think he really enjoyed. It was going to be a backyard BBQ, but we got rained in, well mostly. As you can see from the pictures that the kids still found their way out to play and enjoy the rain and mud.

Ok. Now for the part of the weekend that kinda made all of that seem a little less important. On Monday my mom called to let me know that my Grandma Marshall had passed away on Sunday. She had been very ill for a long time and was confined to a bed. Although this is sad news, I also feel like it is a blessing because at least now she is no longer in pain. We love her and will miss her. It had been a while since we had been able to get to go visit, and I regret that she was never able to meet Alan or Logan.
Then on Tuesday my mom called to let me know that Jenny Kean's son had also died this weekend. Jenny was one of my cheerleading coaches in high school and she meant a lot to me. His death is heartbreaking for so many reasons. She had lost her older son the year before and now, to have this loss too, I can't even imagine how hard that must be. Also Jenny's son was my little sister's fiance's best friend and I know he is feeling this loss also. So if any of you reading this feel so inclinded, I know that both the Kean family and Aimee and Carl could use all of the prayers and good thoughts they can get. I am sure it will take a lot of love, support, and healing for all of them.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Our house

Well we had a great weekend full of fun that I will be sure to blog about tomorrow, but tonight my excitement about our house won out over my sleepiness and I just had to post these pictures really quickly.We stopped by the house today and were surprised to find so much done. Look, we have a house! Alan was asleep in the van when we got there, so I went in first to check everything out. Our house was so beautiful (to me) that I actually started crying a little (maybe it was just pregnancy hormones). At least until the robin that has managed to get itself stuck in the house flew into a window and startled me. I guess now we can't say that no animals were harmed in the building of this house. We all tried to help it to get outside, but that seemed to just make things worse. Anyway, in this picture you can see Scott and Emma standing in the doorway.

This may be silly, but I was so happy to see one of my doors. I love these doors and picked them out just for my home. I think they look like homey doors.

Here is our fireplace. You can also see our tub in the middle of the family room. I think we may decide to keep it there. I think it would give the house a really great spa feel.

And this is about where the kitchen island will be looking toward the stairs and the entry way. Look, we have stairs.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wedding Cake

I really haven't been up to too much these last few weeks, mostly hanging out at home all the time. But I did have this wedding cake to get done today. This was the first time I actually did a cake with the kids running around (usually I wait until they are asleep to do any cake stuff). I think it turned out how the bride had hoped. It was a bit of an adventure getting it to the reception in one piece. The reception was in Alpine and while I was driving up the hill to get to the house the top three tiers started to slide off the bottom tier. I thought I had it pretty well anchored but I guess I was wrong because I had to suddenly grab the top of the cake and hold it together while driving (the car which is a stick shift) up the hill to the house. Luckily I was able to repair any damage and it turned out well regardless.

Oh and in case you are wondering, I did the flowers too. Well I didn't grow them or anything. Really I just stuck them there. They gave me soooo many to work with it was great. I had like a dozen roses left when I was done, but I knew the bride didn't want too many flowers so I tried to restrain myself.