Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Quick Trip

This past weekend we decided to head over to Roosevelt to see friends of ours. Megan and Jake (and their adorable Kaylee) moved there about 4 months ago and we promised a visit out to see them. Do not be fooled by the term "Roosevelt, Utah" it is much more exciting and fun than you might think!

We went out to see Flaming Gorge, which was amazing. But what we really fell in love with was this little lake a few miles before Flaming Gorge. They have all these little cabins around the lake (where we are already planning a little trip to next summer) and benches where you could just sit and enjoy the sunshine and relax. There was even a cute restaurant where we had lunch.

Flaming Gorge:
We stumbled on this beautiful mountainside of trees - it really was like a forest of sunshine it was so beautiful!Walking around to look at the cabins the hubbies carried the babies ... and let them get a little action! Check out how Landon is grabbing her and going in for the kiss... pretty sure he has a crush (he has a thing for older women apparently).
Us by the little lake
The rest of the time we hung out, relaxed and watched movies. And let these two cuties play together. It was quite funny to watch :)! I finally got both of them to look at the camera ... but neither of them would smile :)!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Six Months!

Landon turned 6 months on Saturday! I can't believe how fast time goes. He is in a really fun phase ... he loves sitting up and playing, he interacts all the time and loves to flirt, he loves playing in the bath-tub, and he loves to eat and sleep (yay!). We have so much fun with him all the time, and have really enjoyed watching his personality grow with him.

Happy Half-Birthday Landon ... we love you!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Splish Splash

Let's just say that bath time is one of Landon's favorite times during the day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We have had a busy couple of weeks! First we went down to St. George for our niece Gracie's baptism. It was really fun to be a part of her special day.

Then Landon and I headed back to St. George couple of days later. I had a work training for a couple of days, so I decided to go (they are still being really flexible, so it was optional) so that Landon could have some serious one on one time with his Grandma and Grandpa Terry (and to keep up with the whole career-thing ... you know). During the day when I had meetings and dinners he played with them. I was nervous ... even though I was technically staying with him, and I stopped by a couple of times during the day it was the longest I had ever been apart from him. I was expecting tears ... or at least a really excited reunion every time I came back. Is that what I got? Nope. He was perfectly happy just playing. He would smile and flap his arms when he saw me ... and then go back to playing as if it wasn't a big deal.


It made me really happy that he was having so much fun - and getting one on one time that is hard to get when we live a few hours a way. Jeff really missed both of us (and we missed him SO much!!) so that made me feel better!

Then when we got home Jeff had planned a night away for the two of us for our anniversary! I knew Landon would be fine (and after our St. George experience I was even more confident), so on Saturday we dropped him and Grandma and Grandpa Wuthrich's house. He had so much fun again! He played and was entertained and even went out to dinner with them (where he sneezed his green beans all over Aunt Ale :)!). We called a couple of times to see how he was doing ... and the answer was always the same ... he was doing just great.

So when we got home I was really thinking he would have missed us. I mean - it was overnight after all. Nope. We got the same reaction ... a big smile, some arm flapping (it's his "I'm excited" gesture) and then he let us cover him in kisses. And then he went back to playing ... with them. I think he is 6 months going on 16. Apparently two independent-by-nature parents produces an independent baby. It makes me really happy he had so much fun and feels so comfortable both places that he can be happy without us there. But just the teeniest bit sad that he didn't just fall apart with me not there. But I always wanted a baby who loved his grandparents and is well adjusted enough to be without me sometimes ... and I got my wish!

We had a wonderful time! We missed Landon, but it was so much fun to get away for a little while ... and to sleep in!! There is nothing better than an adorable alarm clock in footie pajamas, but every once in a while I wish that alarm clock had a snooze button :)!

We stayed at the Invited Inn in Midway. It is really adorable, and the innkeepers run a great B&B. There were cookies and chocolates everywhere, hors d'oeuvres and a beautiful room! Ours had a fireplace that looked from the bedroom to the bathroom as well as a steam sauna and a dry sauna and a hot tub in the bathroom! And breakfast was to die for ... we highly recommend this place!
The Invited Inn
We're so grateful to both grandparents who took such good care of Landon for us! He really loves you guys!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


A few days ago this appeared in front of our house:
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the area this is what you will find if you follow that Detour sign.
What I want to know is this: if a citizen who is trying their best to obey the law tries to take that sign literally who would be at fault when they run into our nice neighbor's yard? The driver ... or the construction workers who placed it there? Interesting and profound points to ponder.

I just love road work.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

5 Years!

Five years ago today we did this:
What an incredible decision ... the best one we've made yet! I love knowing that one moment will effect us for eternity and has led us to where we are now as a couple and as a family. I feel very blessed to have found Jeff. We really do belong together - he makes the whole world right for me. I'm grateful for the millions of ways he makes me feel loved and taken care of. He still makes me laugh as hard as the night I met him, and I still want to be with him every second of every day (seriously, I'm not even exaggerating!). I think that makes me a very lucky girl!

I'm counting on forever, and that still doesn't seem long enough ... I love you babe!