Monday, August 23, 2010

Swim lessons

Addison took swim lessons back in June and loved it. She did really well too. The lessons were only 3 days a week for 2 weeks so she is by no means a professional swimmer...but don't tell her that. She thinks she's pretty good. It's actually kind of scary because we went to a lake a few weeks after her lessons and she kept going out further than she could reach because "she knows how to swim now". Luckily she had a life jacket on and someone was always right next to her.

I think her favorite part of the lessons was the hot tub. Everyday after they finished up, their instructor would take them to sit in the hot tub for a couple of minutes. The kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. I think it made them feel grown up.

Her lessons were at the athletic club we belong to so I just dropped Urban off in the nursery while Addison swam. He loved it! Every day he would get so excited to go on the slide and eat graham crackers.

Gotta love those bun cheeks hanging out of the swimsuit, so darn cute! Wouldn't it be so nice to just not care about stuff like that and look that cute while you're oblivious? =)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Baptisms are so special and so neat to witness. Back in June I was able to see an amazing family be baptized.

Dana is a really good friend of mine who I have know for over 10 years now. We met at a dermatologist office that we both worked at in Las Vegas. As soon as we started talking we pretty much instantly clicked. She is so much fun and so sincere. Dana is truly an amazing person and I feel honored to be able to call her my friend. We have seen each other through a lot...marriage, infertility treatments, health problems, births, death, moves, jobs, happy times & sad. There have been periods in our lives when things would be crazy and life would get in the way and we'd lose touch for a couple months here or there, but we could always pick up that phone and start back up right where we left off without missing a beat.

I remember having lots of talks about the church. Dana would be curious about things here and there and I would try to answer her questions the best I could. Well fast forward 10 years, you can't imagine my surprise and joy when I got a phone call telling me that she, along with the rest of her sweet family, was going to be baptized. They had taken the missionary discussions and felt good about what they were taught. I was ecstatic, and I could tell she was too. The excitement in her voice brought tears to my eyes.

Luckily, since they live in Cedar City now, we were able to drive down to be there for it. It was so great to see Paul, Dana & Noah. They have so much support from their ward, you can tell that they are just loved. There were so many people at the baptism and the talks were all beautiful. I kept looking over at Dana and let me tell you, she did not stop grinning the entire time. I could just tell that she knew she was making the right decision and she could not wait to take this step in her life. I got so emotional watching the actual baptisms. The bishop teared up a bit with each one, but when he got to Dana he really got choked up. They both hugged afterwards and cried and you could just feel the love and the happiness and the Spirit in the room. I am so grateful that I got to be there for this special event.

Thank you so much Paul, Dana and Noah for letting me and my family share this wonderful day with you. I can't wait to be able to go to the temple with you in a year and watch you all be sealed together for all time & eternity. We love you!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Visit from Grandma & Grandpa

Jared's parents came to visit us back in May (yes, I'm that behind) and as always it was so nice to see them. I can't really remember everything that we did, but it was a fun-filled weekend.

Here are some of the highlights:
-trip to the BX
-search for the 'wreath man'
-drive to Park City
-hanging out
-loves & hugs & tickles & kisses
-more shopping
-trout farm

Some how the trout farm is the only place I got pictures but there are lots to enjoy. There's a trout farm in North Ogden that is stocked with trout so you are guaranteed to catch one...or twenty. However many you want really. After you catch them the people who work there clean & fillet them for you so they're all ready to cook. The kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. As soon as they stuck their lines in the water they got a bite. Since I'm the only one who likes fish we didn't want very many so after they each caught one we just had them fish without hooks. They still had a blast. They were pretty good at it too. Addison's a natural little fisher-woman. She got the hang of casting a line right away. This was a really cute little place that we'll definitely go back to.

p.s. This song's for you Dad! =)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Who wears short shorts?

Urban wears short shorts
If you dare wear short shorts, Urban wears short shorts!

Okay, I know he's a bit on the large side...but he's not THAT big. These shorts are a size 4T and he looks like he's wearing a speedo. I know pajamas are supposed to fit a tad snug but for crying out loud, even 2 year olds deserve to feel some dignity!

By the way, I have TONS of posts to catch up on but I've been trying to upload pictures for the last week and blogger wasn't letting me for some reason. I was finally able to tonight but I was too lazy to do a longer post so I decided to share this since it made me laugh. =)