Monday, July 27, 2009

Summer Adventures

So its Cody here blogging because Meridith said it was my turn! We've had a little excitement around our house this past week. After a long couple of weeks of remodeling and moving, we are finally starting to get settled into our house. And as far as I'm concerned, what better way to break in a new home than with a dog!! So Last Saturday, with Meridith still in a deep morning haze, I snuck out of the house with Hailey and Bronson to go pick up our new dog Tigger! He is a Maltese and is such a good dog! Meridith was not so stoked on the idea, but has been quickly warming up. He is just so chill and has definitely been happily taking all the love and abuse that the kids have to offer! Here he is:

Also, just a few days after we moved in, our Air Conditioning stopped working, so for a few nights we slept in a hot, hot house! It wasn't too fun dealing with a grumpy wife! We decided that neither one of us do very well when tired and hot! We opened Maddy and Bronson's door and couldn't stop laughing at this sight, but of course we felt a little bad too!!

Next, a little trip to Home Depot turned into a great place for a nap for Bronson! We were laughing so hard at this picture!

And last but not least....our poor little Hailey is a bit too much of a monkey! She is always climbing on the trees with the boys and does a pretty darn good job of keeping up. But Sunday night she fell off the mokey bars and found out what its like to break an arm! Poor girl! She goes in tomorrow to have a cast put on, and has already decided that Purple is the perfect color for a cast! We'll post more when she gets it put on!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Ben!

So this is totally late but Cody and I wanted to wish our BIL Ben a Happy Happy Birthday! His birthday was July 5th but he is currently on deployment in Iraq. He left in January and will be gone an entire year serving our country. We are so proud of his sacrifice for us and everyone in our country. He is sacrificing time away from his sweet wifey Kami, and his cute little baby Kai. Ben, you are seriously amazing for what you do and we appreciate you and the sacrifices you make and are proud to have you for our Brother. We love you!

As well as, we wanted to post a shout out to Kami for her sacrifices as well. Kami is living here with Cody's sister Nalani taking care of Kai and supporting her husband. I really don't know how you do it Kami! Thank you for sacrificing so much to support your husband in his job. We love you and we hope you know how much we respect you.

So, once again Happy Birthday Ben! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Cute Kids

The kids are gone this week with their Dad for their Summer vacation and I am missing them like crazy. It is so hard to be away from them for so long. Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of things to do to keep me busy and occupied....moving! But, I can't seem to sleep at night and I lie awake at night wondering how they are doing and thinking about how grown up they are getting. I love my kids so much it hurts! Only a mother would understand. They truly are such a beautiful blessing in my life. I couldn't be where I am today without them. They teach me so much about life and love, and appreciating the little things. Here are a few pictures from our recent activities. I know I am going to miss these days, they go by way too fast.
How cute is this? This is Maddy and Bronson waiting for their ice cream from the Ice Cream Truck

This is when we went to the Orem Olwzz game with our new BFF's the Knights

Moving and Laziness

We are moving this week....WAAAAA!!!! I hate moving! Box after box, after box. Everytime I move I promise myself I'll never do it again. Hopefully it will all be over soon. To cheer myself up and give myself a much needed lazy break I browsed the Nordstrom website. One of my favorite pastimes. I love this store.
While perusing, I found this cute thing. So dang cute! Maybe I will reward myself when all the moving is done...wishful thinking.