Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

This Halloween we went to a Fall Festival at Ryan's school where they boys got to do pumpkin bowling, tossing the bean bags into the pumpkin and ghost, play in the bouncy house, get pictures taken, do a cupcake walk, dig for buried treasure, trick or treat, and lots of other fun things. Later that night we went to our church for our ward trunk or treat. The boys had a blast and got a lot of candy, of course. It was a great Halloween except that the boys got sick on Halloween day but we had our trick or treating done by then so it all worked out.

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's been awhile....

So it's been quite awhile since my last post. Since then a lot has happened and there is no way I could possible tell you everything so I will just sum it up. In March we took a trip to Utah. I had a wedding cake that I made and just made a long trip out of it. Ryan came the end of the month for his spring break and we spent Easter there and celebrated Rafe's 3rd birthday with my family and Ryan and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary. We had a great time there and we did a lot!! In April, we celebrated Rafe's birthday with his friends here in Colorado. Rafe started gymnastics and he LOVES it! He loves his coach and loves doing flips, a.k.a., front and back rolls. Ryan continued to study and work hard in school and did AWESOME!! May has come and is almost gone. Ryan finished his last semester of his 2nd year of Med. School and, like I said before, he did AWESOME!! We are so proud of him! He has been taking a Kaplan course to help prepare for the Boards, which he will be taking on June 14th. He just took a practice Boards test yesterday and did really well on it. He was very happy with his score. His Kaplan course ended yesterday and so now he has a few weeks to study study study until he takes the actual Boards test. Finn is growing so fast and in a month will be one year old. I can't believe it!!! This past year has gone by faster than I could have imagined. Finn is almost walking and is starting to say words. He says, "Hi!" to everyone and is learning and developing so well. I have been continuing to run when I can and still plan on running my first 5K. I just have to choose which race I want to run. I have a new found love in running.....which is so weird because my whole life, I've never cared to run long distances. I was mostly a sprinter but I very much enjoy running with my boys. So that is it for now. I will try to be better at posting more frequently.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Handsom Boys!

It's been awhile since my last post and we have been busy busy busy. Ryan is doing excellent in school and me and the boys are trying to stay busy. Ryan is preparing for the Boards in June along with his normal studies for this semester. He is very dedicated and it is paying off. He is doing very well in school! I had a great birthday surprise from Ryan. He bought me a ticket to Utah for my 29th birthday and it was filled with events that he planned for me. So I packed up the boys and off we went. I loved being able to celebrate my birthday with my Mom and to be with my family. We had a wonderful Christmas break and enjoyed our time with Ryan between semesters. My sister came to visit for a weekend in January and we went to two Colorado Eagles hockey games and stayed the night in Loveland/Ft. Collins. Jess' good friend, Mike Mole is the goalie for the Eagles so he got us tickets and we went to a couple of his games. We had a BLAST!!! Rafe loves hockey and Finn enjoyed it too. They both dance to the music that was playing and just had a great time. My sister has me hooked now. I really enjoy watching hockey. I had never been to a game until last December when we went to see the Utah Grizzlies play. It's awesome and so now I look forward to watching USA's hockey team play in the Olympics more than before.

My friend, Jamie Fitzgerald, took these beautiful pictures of Rafe and Finn for practice and she did a FANTASTIC job!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving week!

For Thanksgiving this year my Brother, Jed, his wife, TomiLee, their little boy, Sawyer, my Mom and Dad, and my Brother, Jordan all came to stay with us and have Thanksgiving together. It was so nice having family here for Thanksgiving. We went ice skating at an outdoor skating rink in Lakewood and had such a fun time. Rafe was a little hesitant at first, but once he was on the ice, he was loving it and didn't want to stop. We then went to one of my all time favorite restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory. Yu-um!

The next day we drove up to Winter Park Resort. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful drive. The kids got to play in the snow and loved it!

Rafe and cousin Sawyer got to color a giant turkey that our friend Taylor Weitzeil made for my mom to bring. We used it for the Turkey shoot on T-Day. It was a hit!

Rafe sporting his Turkey hat that Grama La-Li brought for him and one for Sawyer Doodle. Now he is ready for the turkey shoot and the prizes he got for each shot.

Finn also got a chance to shoot for his prizes and he was a natural. All I did was position his hands and then.........(notice the orange dart in the second picture down....) Now you see it.....

Now you don't!!! He shot it on his own! He literally pulled the trigger all by himself. I was so surprised! What a little stud!

Cutest little Turkeys EVER!!!

Pa and La-Li with their grandies. The boys LOVED being with them!!! They all had such a fun time. I'm very grateful for my family and that they could come and be with us for Thanksgiving. I'm very thankful for my amazing husband and all of his hard work and love for us. I'm so very grateful to be a mother to two of the sweetest and cutest boys. I love my three boys very much and am thankful for the joy and happiness they bring to my life.