Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy 8th Anniversary!

We had a great time in Vegas, although we didn't win any money (and yes we tried real hard) hard enough that I could have actually bought a really cute coach purse which I would love to have with the money we actually lost..but moving on! It was a fun time just to hang out with each other and have some quality time together! The weather was super hot, but I guess we should be use to that by now right?!! My parents stayed with the kids and they said they were super good while we were gone! (I can hardly believe that!) It's always fun to go off and have a fun time (although this was really the first time Mike and I have left our kids longer then a day in 6 years!) we made a pack that every year we would try to have a little getaway like this at least once a year! But man I sure paid for being gone, yesterday was a tough day.. I don't know if Kannon was mad at us for leaving him, or if he was just really that good for my parents he needed to be bad for a day, I was tired from the trip so I was definitely off my game and he took totally advantage of it... starting with finding my make-up and totally getting mascara EVERYWHERE... guess it could have been worse...(think lipstick!) so after that mishap he definitely needed a bath..afterwards he somehow manages to dump half the bottle of lotion all over the carpet (pretty much in the same spot I had scrubbed the crap out of it cuz of the mascara..) then an hour or so later I had made the kids some popcorn..I'm yelling at Kannon if he wants to come and get some (who is quietly playing in his room) he keeps yelling yes..after a few times of him just yelling yes I am wondering why he isn't coming yet.. which I then go into his room to see why...he had climbed on his dresser and was peeling off the border on his wall...ok enough was needless to say he didn't get any popcorn but instead got a nap! So thinking we would start fresh after his nap, he had other thoughts managed to get into a full bottle of desitin and learned how to unlock the front door thus escaping outside every few mins... so even though we had a great fun time.. I wondered many times yesterday if it was worth it :) gotta love that little boy! Anyways here's some pics of our trip, except for the wedding picture of Mike and I, that of course was 8 years ago..before bills, stress, kids, stress... lol

Ahhh starting our new life together!

Mike being crazy with the m&m...she was hot! lol

Mike and I entering the castle (Excalibur!)

So happy after 8 years..

Sunday, July 12, 2009


So Mike and I will be celebrating our 8Th anniversary on Tuesday (July 14Th) usually we don't do to much the normal dinner movie date night! Well since it's on a Tuesday this year we talked about going and celebrating the weekend before (which is this weekend!) Well we got busy and all of us weren't feeling to well with stuffy noses etc we ended up not doing Saturday night we were laying in bed and Mike says "I'm sorry we didn't get to do anything this weekend for our anniversary" which I replied it really wasn't a big deal after all it's just 8 years!! Then he says.."well I have something planned and I wasn't going to tell you, but I think you might get mad if I don't" well by then my curiosity was running high and I say what...he says "well I planned a trip to Las Vegas and we're flying out on Tuesday for two nights, and your parents are watching the kids.." I laughed, that's so funny..I was reading so I just go back to my book! He say no really... I say babe come on whatever..he gets up goes out to his truck and shows me an in ternary for our trip...WHAT I was totally shocked...he says he was going to wait until Tuesday morning and when I asked him why he wasn't going to work, he was going to tell me I had one hour to pack we're heading to Vegas,... well every since the shock wore off I am have been stressing on what to wear etc etc..I am so glad that he decided to tell me two days in advance rather then one hour, I don't know if I could have handled that! So the day after tomorrow we'll be flying off to Vegas, I was a little shocked at first but now that I'm getting over it, I'm pretty excited it's been a while since we've been to be looking for pictures soon!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Things that's been happening..

So the summer has been full of fun, I seem to be busier now then I was during the school year, busing the kids to swim lessons, dance lesson, gym lessons, coach pitch games, etc...but it has been good to keep the girls busy! Life also tends to be sad sometimes grandma Douglas passed away Thursday (July 2nd) I am very thankful to be blessed to know that she is no longer in pain and is enjoying her life with her two little boys that she lost at such young ages to such terrible accidents, she is enjoying the love of my sweet Grandpa not to mention a lot of other family members that are celebrating with her in heaven..she was an awesome grandma and I will miss her dearly and I am happy to know she is happy again! Also my nephew Braun checked himself into the MTC(missionary training center, for Mormon missionaries) just today...I said my goodbyes to him on Monday and boy do I already miss him! I for one am so grateful for the Mormon missionaries (my husband is a convert!) I know Braun is going to make a awesome missionary and will change the lives of many out in Florida! Lastly a little story: yesterday Kolbee comes running in the house after playing out in the yard for a little bit and says "mom there's a snake out in the yard" so I go outside to look and sure enough curled up on the side of my house was what I thought was 99% a rattlesnake..I grab Kolbee and my dog and run into my house to call Mike.. he was to far out of town for work to come home and kill it so he called his little brother Casey who came over and killed it..sure enough it was a I feel like I've lost a little freedom, I usually let the kids go outside to play without a bit of I make sure I go to check the yard out before they can play (if I know Kannon he would try to play/touch one of those things) but even after checking I am still worried the whole time they are out there playing..dang snakes..! I am grateful that Kolbee noticed and came and told me before someone or my puppy got hurt ( who I might add never even barked at the thing!) anyways I hope I don't turn out like my friend Jennifer who has found a crazy number of rattlesnakes in her yard...3 in one day is to many for me!