Oct 30, 2013

We miss our red mountains.

Alas, we aren't quite as adventurous as we used to be.  We used to hike all the time.  Now, we are lucky if we make it around the block. 

So, we decided on our last trip to just go to Zion's.  Luckily, it's open again.  

I do love Kolob.  It's always so pretty. 

The Husband actually painted (his one of three painting ever) of Kolob.  

For some reason I always have preggo photos in stripes...not very flattering.  

We hiked probably the shortest hike in the world...Timber Creek.  It was a perfect hike for a dad who wouldn't wear the baby carrier.  He doesn't like to sweat.

Until next time Kolob.  Until next time. 

To see some of our other hiking advertures...click here, here, here, here

Oct 23, 2013

Aiko is one, plus a little letter.

Such a happy picture.  I really do love it. 

So, I tell the husband to put her in an adorable outfit, because it's her birthday right?  So instead...he puts her in this stained onesie, tights with little ballerina feet, plaid pants, complete with a giant sweat band we got the other week.  (That's why her hair looks so awesome)  I ask him what he was thinking and he replies, "It's all red and white!"  Ah, yes.  It's true.  Oh, this husband of mine.  Aiko looked like someone out of the show Dodgeball.  I think it does it just to see me freak out. Luckily, grandparents pulled through and purchased her an adorable outfit.

I've had all these months to plan and think about what to do for her birthday...in the end, I did the bare minimum.  I even had these scrapbooking pieces for her little toppers. 

Yeah for cupcakes!

It's like she never had sugar...well, she's never had that much before...ever. 

 Auntie Hannah and Aiko will probably forever share their birthdays...since it is only 4 days apart.  I just now realized how dangerous it looks with ALL those candles right next to my baby.

To my #ohniceandchubbybaby,

Some mom's may say this is a sad day, not for me, for some reason I find it ever so exciting to watch you grow and learn new things everyday!  I've been waiting and waiting for a little person to pull things off my shelves and make messes.  You are such an independent, little busy-body.  I love listening to you babble and say "Mama."  One of my favorite things about you is how excited you get when your dad gets home!  You seem to make all those around you happy.  It's so fun to laugh with you!  Forgive your mama when you see all the "un-cute" photos I take of you.  Your brown eyes will always melt hearts.

Love you Ai-ooo!


Photos by Grandpa Hesley. 

Oct 15, 2013

Some photos that I found from the summer.

Found these on my camera...apparently, it's been a while since I've used it. 

Excited to see these guys get hitched this weekend!

Halloween Party, so if you need some ideas on costumes...you are welcome.

Technically, I haven't really seen this show.  But the husband was borrowing the costume from our cousin and I thought...why not.  I'll admit, if you see me with just my costume...it's pretty lame, but then you add Hannah to the mix.  Oh, so much better.
 I originally was going to make the stand for Hannah, but let's just say, there's a reason she won Funniest Costume.  Her OCDness rocks projects such as these.  Complete with battery operated lights, the battery packs had their nice little exact cubbies at her fingertips.  Notice...The husband's crooked mustache...a result of having me place it. 

Awww, Family. 

Candy Corn Pong at it's finest. 

There are definitely some brave souls out there.  

Apparently, one of these guys moms' sewed all these plushy costumes.  I really want the dragon. 

People's faces are the best...when they suddenly realize what other people's costumes are. 

As we were driving around yesterday, I found it somewhat a relaxing thought that I didn't have to think about Halloween costumes anymore.  Ah yes, the feeling of being ahead in life. 

Oct 9, 2013

Out with the Old and in with the Newer.

Well, we finally said goodbye to ole Jezebel.  I kind of thought the husband would have been a little sad...but he wasn't.  She burned a quart of oil every 200 miles, plus needed new tired and new brakes.  Plus she had 225,000 miles on her.  She was well loved. 

Doesn't the husband look like a cardboard person or something?  Here's the newish vehicle.  I'm not sure what possessed us to purchase a Subaru, but it happened.  I always swore I'd never buy one for reasons that are probably too stereotypical to write on a blog, yet, here we are.  I actually really like it.  We decided to go this route mainly for this baby coming in April.

The husband had been working late...like super late, so I hadn't even seen the car for about a week right after we bought it.  Finally, Saturday came and to drive around the canyon.  (The husband was super worried that Kona wasn't in the family photo.  Please notice her round body that takes up half the picture.)

We used to be such an outdoorsy family...well, before that baby.  Maybe a new care will help us get back into the groove of the great outdoors again!