Thursday, June 30, 2011

First Birthday



you are the most kissable and loveable baby boy. i can’t stand the idea that you’re getting older. my heart swoons over you and that two teeth smile of yours. you make as many funny faces as a ten year old and your only one. you think your brother is the funniest little thing out there. from the time you were 7 months old you have been making hilarious noises with your mouth. oh sladie i can’t say it enough i am so glad YOU are in my life!

love, Mom


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pike Place Market

we took a little weekend trip to Seattle since we live about 4 hours away
i'm starting to realise i've got this "thing" with markets
i get so excited over fresh anything and this market had the freshest of fresh and i loved every minute of it.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fathers day {minus the father}

we had a "pirate / fathers day" party in honor of Aaron.
the kids drew pictures, we skyped and had our traditional chocolate cake.
however, you can't really celebrate fathers day with out aaron here!
soooo... in the mean time...
we love you THIS much!
you really are the icing on the cake.... the cherry on top .... the salt on my potato chip {i don't think that is a saying but, it is to day gosh dang it!}
love you!



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

an elephant on my chest...

i made it
aaron gets home tomorrow
from being gone for 3 weeks
yes, that's not an insanely long amount of time
it was far tooooo long for us.
one thing is for dang certain ...
parenting is suppose to be with two people.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ps. i have my heater on today... and i'm m.a.d. about it!

i live in freaking alasssska!
the sun starts coming up around 4 am and it doesn't go down until 9-930pm. get this! in the winter it's dark at 430pm every night! it's crazy!
apparently moscow is only sunny 3 months out of the year... i am still waiting for those 3 warm and sunny months to come. i snapped these pictures a few days ago. one of the only sunny days of the summer.
help me i'm going cray cray!

slade and his neck-mustash... i love the baby hair stage!

Everest with his "gun".
naturally he has to stick it in his holster... {your dad would be proud}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15,2007

Happy anniversary sweetheart!
Somehow here I am 4 years later and I love you more now than I did way back when!
It must be all the diaper changes and the crazy long hours you put into work/school or just the simple red-box date nights every weekend.... one thing is for sure you have me wrapped around that little finger of yours!

I love you!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

well i'm not going to lie i'm sadder than sad...

our anniversary is tomorrow
and Aaron is going to be gone for it...
i love that once a year i get to go down memory lane with him and replay
hour by hour
of our wedding day. so fun!
oooh aaron it's time for you to be back from this silly military training "stuff"!
i miss you more and more!

*this pic was taken hours after we got engaged {4/5/07} ... ooooo i just love him!

Monday, June 13, 2011


i just had a dream i found out i was pregnant.... it was frightening beyond all reason! i feel like everyone get's at least one "surprise baby". i think aaron and i got our "surprise baby" with everest. call me crazy but when you find out your 6 weeks pregnant at your 6 week mark of being newly married.... kinda sounds like a HUGE suprize to me! i am sooo glad i have my two little boys {obviously} butttttt this little mama bear needs a huge break! i think i'm a crazy mom as it is and if you get me preg right now i would turn into a reallllly crazy mom! on that note... have a good monday!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


it is a rodeo when we skype Aaron

the proof is in the pudding

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The hills really are alive in Moscow...

welcome to my town of Moscow
i swoon over these hills! the town of moscow is nestled right in the middle of the hills. it's such a cozy town. each and every house is snuggled right in a nook of the hills of moscow.
come visit us!

i'll let kate do the work for me!

dear kate, thanks for posting our walk yesterday! xoxo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

i may or may not be going crazy

i'll be honest i'm not a big fan of blog posts without pictures; however, my computer was born in the late 1900's and is refusing to upload photos from my cameras. hence the non-photo blog. so here is the true grit... aaron finished finals on a friday and then that following monday we started our "crazy" summer. he flew home to UT to work two jobs and than flew back late thursday nights which means we only saw him fri, sat, and sundays. he did that routine for two weeks and then {dun, dun, dun..} he took off for a military training course for 3 weeks which brings us up to date. this also brings us to the fact of me being a single mom. it really hasn't been too crazy. sometimes you just do what you have to, and right now is one of those times! spring cleaning my house, potty training everest, and surviving NO sleep has kept me more than busy. everest has decided to have an imagenary pet owl. i'm not sure if he likes it or if he is afraid of his owl. it's a tug-of-war between scary and cute to him {kinda like santa}. potty training has been a breeze with him; so easy! i have NO tricks up my sleeve because it was ALL him. it honestly took 3 {easy} days and he was trained. don't get me wrong accident's happen here and there,but over all he is trained as trained can be! the boy's have decided to wake up around 5 to 6 am every morning, aaand if it was up to them they would go to bed around 5:30pm every night. no joke! lately i put them to bed around 6:30pm-it's crazy!! as for slade he is my round chubby ball. and, his first birthday is in a few weeks. WHAT! i know! i am sadder than sad about it! i want him to stay my little baby boy longer! he lives his life crawling around the house panting like a dog with rabies.i love it... i love it... he is always somehow eating laundry detergent or dish soap. whatev... he is alive! as for me i'm taking a large sleeping pill tonight at 7 and sleeping until it's fall! ha ha... seriously wouldn't that be fabulous!