Saturday, December 6, 2008

Guess What!

So I am about seven weeks pregnant and since Tom told his family I guess everyone else can know. I was going to wait a little while to tell, but its ok I guess. I am due on July 23, 2009. I found out I was pregnant about two weeks ago. Yay! I went to the doctor early this time just to make sure everything is going well and it is.

Monday, December 1, 2008


We went to my dad’s house for Thanksgiving dinner the Monday before thanksgiving because he and Brenda were going to see Rylan get baptized! Congrats Rylan, we are so proud of you!! So Alyssa found some fun glasses in Kailee’s toys and put them on, it was so cute! That’s all I got a picture of at dads but we did play wall ball, laugh and play games together. Cami and Rob made the turkey and it was way yummy thanks guys! On Thanksgiving Day I totally forgot my camera and I was so mad but I will tell you about our day. We started out at Layne and Laura’s house with the McFarland family shooting clay pigeons. Tom and I had a blast! Then it was off to the church to have dinner with the Baldwin family. They sure do make some great food. We do it at the church because the family is so huge! It works out well though because the little kids get to play in the nursery and the adults get to play basketball and enjoy their holiday.

A few days before thanksgiving Bryce and Stephanie got to stay at Bryce's family’s condo in park city and they invited us up to spend the day swimming and hanging out. It was so much fun, it was an indoor/outdoor pool so you could start out indoors and swim under a wall to go outside, it was very cool. It was too cold for the kids outside though so we just stayed inside. Alyssa had a blast! Steph let us borrow Brittin's life jacket and she liked to lay on her back all by herself. I could hardly drag her out of the pool to go eat dinner. We went back to the room Steph was staying in and let the kids take baths. Then we ordered pizza and went home. Thanks Steph for the fun day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Halloween was a blast this year. Alyssa was actually old enough to enjoy trick or treating and I think I had just at much fun as she did. She got to dress up as a hula dancer and luckily it was warm this year so she didn’t have to wear a jacket until the very end. She caught on to saying trick or treat pretty quickly. I wish I could show you the excited look on her face after the first few houses. After trick or treating with the McFarland cousins we went back to Janeal and Jason’s house to play and eat dinner. It was way fun. Thanks Hall family!
CITY OF ROCKS was way fun this year! All of my siblings were able to be there and that is all I could have asked for. We ate dinner together and then sat around the fire and laughed all night. We climbed every day and I only missed out on one climb which is pretty good considering I am terrified of heights! Rylan, Kyler, Brundle and Alyssa were definitely not as scared as I was, they all climbed way high! Anyway it was a great trip and we had a blast!
I had to do a separate slide show just for Alyssa’s climb because I think this is just awesome. We had almost all climbed this rock when Alyssa asked me if she could climb the rock too. Well I thought we would get the harness on her and she would call it quits so I said yes. Little did I know, she is a better climber than me ha ha. We strapped her in with a rope to pull her up and a rope to pull her skinny bum back down. Not a wine out of her mouth. They started to pull her up and she just loved it. She got pretty high and I was getting nervous but when they asked her if she wanted to go higher she so happily said yes. It was the coolest thing ever because I have never seen any 20 month old so eager to go rock climbing! I love my baby!

Here are just a few random every day pictures that I thought were cute. Alyssa decided that she fits in her book droor so she climbed right in. Ha ha funny huh!?

This was the LMMT (Laura McFarland Made up Triathlon) we all participated in for Laura’s birthday this year. We hiked 5 miles, ran 6 miles and biked 26 miles. Yup she just about killed us. My camera battery died so I only got pictures of the hike; which is too bad because we all looked very tired and it would have been very funny to show you. It was fun even though it was hard and I am glad that I did it.
This was Alyssa’s very first trip to the ZOO! Grandma Margo came with us and played with the kids the whole time. It was so cute! Alyssa wasn’t quite sure how to react to the animals but she liked it. Brundle and Jayci were right there showing Alyssa everything. They are so sweet to her. Afterword we went to the Gateway mall and played in the fountain. I didn’t get pictures of that though. It was a fun day and I hope we can do it again.

Hunting and fishing are two of Tom’s favorite things to do so I decided that I should at least show some of the things he got this year on our blog. There are two of his many fish(one is a tiger musky), an elk and a deer. Alyssa loves to fish with her daddy but mommy isn’t so eager. It is good family time though so I can’t say that I hate it. That is his first elk ever and probably his hundredth dear ha ha.

Tom and I went on a day date to Providence Canyon to spot for deer. It was pretty fun. It is beautiful up there. We didn't see many deer but it was worth the time we spent together.

Monday, September 22, 2008

This was the one time I actually returned the favor and babysat for Cami instead of her babysitting for me. We had lots of fun. I took them to the little playground at my complex and they were all over the place!

If any of you know Tom, you know that when he gets an idea there is no stopping him. So when he decides that he loves golfing and that is what he wants to do all the time, he makes my garage into a driving range. I actually thought it was very cleaver other than the fact that I couldn’t use my garage for about a month.

This was Alyssa's first time at Lagoon! As you can see from the pictures she had a hard time starting the rides but she very quickly got over it and then we had to literally rip her hands from the seat belts. We went with Tom's family and I have to thank Layne and Laura for giving us that great opportunity.