Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A day with Thomas and a weekend with Family!!

Talk about the ultimate MOM, Tenille planned a birthday outing with Thomas the train for Nash's second Birthday. We looked forward to this all day and when we arrived in Heber the kids were not disappointed. They eagerly stood and watched the passing cows and homes and listened to the music as they rode. Garrett was out of town this weekend and when Kenedy had the chance to talk to him she said "Dad, we rode Thomas and it was the BEST!! It was so cool". They also got to groom some animals, listen to story hour and play with huge bubble wands. Not to mention the dinner of choice for Gavin was Cheetos, and Kenedy picked Cotton candy!!!! We will try to catch up on the veggies sometime this week.
Kenedy was in her own little world. she was simply mesmerized by the ride. Thanks to Tenille for lending us her jacket. I didn't even think that it might be a little chilly. (DUH).
Gavin, Jake, Kenedy and Torrah had a blast with the bubble wands. ( Don't let the kids fool you, Jake and Torrah were over there long before my kiddos arrived).

Our attempt to hike up to Mt. Timpanogoes was short lived when about a 1/2 mile up a park ranger stopped us and told us we were not allowed to have strollers on the trail, I had completely disregarded the HUGE sign informing us of this and let Gavin sleep while I pushed him up. The ranger then continued to tell us that all tickets to the cave were sold out for the day.
"oh well, we tried right"?
So instead we headed up to Tibble Fork to throw rocks in the lake. Hundreds of others had the same idea.
And last but definitely not least we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Welch's for a BBQ. Lots of good food was consumed this weekend and great family company. The holidays are the best, I think we need more of them.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thank You!!!!

"It is good to kneel as a family and to hear daily expressions of gratitude to our Heavenly Father for the blessings we enjoy. The Lord intended His children to enjoy the good things of life. With all that we have, we must also have grateful hearts. We must teach our children not to take all that they have for granted. Thank you is a wonderful phrase. Use it. It will add stature to your soul. Never let a day go by without saying thank you to someone for something- and especially to your Heavenly Father". Small and Simple Things by: Marjorie Pay Hinkley.


I couldn't say it any better so I will only elaborate slightly and say Thank you today for my sweet husband and two incredible kiddos. Last weekend we spent the weekend in Park City for Mother's Day and it was exactly what this mama ordered. We didn't plan much, we said "NO" to very little and enjoyed the most wonderful joys in my life.... My priceless family.

I was given lots of smooches from my little bug. She told me funny stories about "baby Samantha" in her tummy and that she was doing somersaults. We watched lots of movies, and Gavin and I shared a breakfast of kit kats and Mountain Dew... OOPS!!!!

We enjoyed lunch at the City park, where dogs almost outnumbered people and my kids were in Heaven.

We were joined by some more great company for the weekend with Andy, Jessica, and Logan.

Did I mention we did A LOT of swimming. After hitting the outlets and park all day with zero naps we headed back for another round of water games with my little fish.


My little beach babe!!!!!

Testing out the furniture of our suite the moment we checked in. Look at the mischief they are conjuring up as I am taking this pic.

Garrett I just wanted to tell you how much I love you, and how grateful I am to all that you do. You are the Perfect Father, and most wonderful husband. You are the MOST selfless person I know and your passion for your family is endless!! I strive to be a bit more like you in all I do. I love you and I wanted to Thank you for such a Grand Mother's Day weekend!!!!!

And I will try to tell you thank you Everyday for every little thing you do that blesses our lives.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Fun never ends!

If we didn't have enough candy stored up from the Easter holiday leave it to Marilynn and her HUGE Easter egg hunt to quadruple that amount. It was originally postponed due to rainy weather and as we pulled up to her home on Saturday is was starting to rain once again. But it did not dampen any ones spirits, we came prepared and Ecstatic for a wonderful morning of food, family and egg picking. I love this event because as a parent there is no stress. Your kids are guaranteed so many egg that we usually end up stopping because we cant put anymore in our baskets, not because the eggs are gone. Marilynn goes to so much work and preparation for this and I want her to know how much we love her and all she does for us. For thinking of our kiddos and going to all the work and effort to make such wonderful memories and traditions for my family. She is wonderful and we love every second of this anticipated event. We rarely hit any other city egg hunt because we know this one is by far the greatest!!!!!!!

Garrett and the kiddos just getting started

Where to put more eggs? You cant see behind Kenedy but there behind her are oodles and oddles of eggs still needing a basket.

Gavin making a haul of all the eggs surrounding him.

Kenedy getting instructions before hand with all the excited kids.


This past weekend my brother Andy graduated from UVU in Construction management and his cute wife Jessica threw him a party at Draper park. The drizzling rain didn't stop a thing and the kiddos played and ate ice cream like it was a 100 degrees. Andy we are so proud of all your hard work and we hope you will now have a tiny bit more free time to spend with your family and doing the things you love to do most.


Jessica, her Grandmother and son Logan.

Gavin and Logan just Chillin' . These two boys get to hang out every Monday and I cant even begin to tell you how much my kids look forward to playing with him. When that door bell rings Kenedy is the first to open it and Gavin all along the way is saying "baby Ogo" over and over. We love him and love every moment we get to spend with him.