Monday, September 28, 2009

Say that in my good ear...

About 2 months ago Indie took a pretty bad tumble. She fell right into my mom's wooden couch leg and oddly enough ended up bruising her ear. The poor little thing just screamed and rubbed her ear for about 5 minutes after it happened.
Her ear was very swollen and red for several days, I wasn't sure if it would ever be the same.
Eventually it turned purple and stayed like this for about two weeks.
Thankfully her ear is back to normal now.

Post Script:

Check out my family blog to see why we are so excited for my cousins Meagan and Chelsea!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Great Hunter Returns...

Every year my dad goes hunting in the little town my grandma grew up in named Yost. It is right on the border of Utah and Idaho.

This year he returned victorious, which means deer jerky and deer roast for Sunday dinner.

I miss the days of dressing in camo, eating chili by the campfire, tromping through the pines to scare up deer and getting "buck fever" while hunting with my dad.

Good job Big D!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

So long old friends...

On January 5th, I received the type of phone call from Tony that I never wanted to receive. While driving his car, the Malibu, he had been in an accident, on the freeway no less. It had just started snowing and he had slipped in the snow. He fish-tailed across all 3 lanes of traffic and luckily didn't hit any other cars but crashed into a barrier.
From the outside it didn't look too bad.
But he hit hard enough for the air bags to deploy.
Our insurance company ended up totaling out our car so after much searching my brother-in-law Kevin found us this beauty. We love our little Saabie.
As if this story couldn't get worse, about 2 months later, on March 12th I got another similar phone call. After a very long day of work and evening of being on call, Tony had fallen asleep on the freeway while driving my car, the Accord. He bumped the middle barrier, was startled awake and swerved across all 4 lanes of traffic. He ended up facing the wrong way in the slow lane. Freaky to say the least. Again no other cars were involved which was such a blessing. I have these horrible images of a semi careening into him but thankfully he was fine. You can see his screech marks in the picture below.
This is my baby, my very first car, that I bought with my very own money. Sure she looks okay but if you will notice, one tire is facing straight and the other is pointing in.
The alignment issue coupled with the scratches down the side were enough for our insurance company to once again total out the car.
Another view of the scratches.
To be honest I cried as I cleaned out my car and drove away from that weird?!?
So we took our insurance money and upgraded to a newer Accord, again thanks to Little Kev.
So in two months time we went from two paid off cars to two newer cars but luckily only one car payment. Not too bad I guess and at least I still have a husband.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guten Tag...

Frau Eden
This pretty little embroidered outfit reminded me of something a little German "madchen" would wear. We called her Frau Eden all day.


For those who don't sprechen Sie Deutsch, madchen means girl. I wanted to use a German word and ironically enough "baby" is just "baby" in German.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Studious and sexy...

Big T has been doing a lot of this...
which necessitated a new pair of these...
and I think they look pretty dang good.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I'm pretty sure I have the cutest kids ever...

I'm just sayin'

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to life, back to reality...

Tony's break is over and what a cold, wet slap in the face it has been. Just kidding. But I really do miss him. We tried to play the crap out of his break and I think we succeeded. We were able to check off most of the things on "the list" but we almost needed a break from the break.
It took a lot of energy and planning, but I am so glad we were able to do so much. I'll be honest, I still have not gotten the hang of going anywhere alone with two kids, so it may be a while before I venture out to do things on my own.

I am slowly adjusting to two kids and getting on a schedule. I really don't know how people with a lot of kids do it, I mean really, how do they do it?!?

Anyways, it was so nice to have Tony here lending me a hand, helping with meal time or bath time, which for some reason is the hardest part of the day.

I am happy that Tony was able to spend time with Eden and get to know her. Tony has a very special relationship with Indie. When she was born he would work 7 days in a row and then have 7 days off so he was able to spend a lot of time with her. I worked part time and he would watch her, he was as good at caring for her as I was. I think they really developed a bond. I want him to have that same bond with Edie.

So I guess there won't be anymore mid-day walks to 7-11...
or days spent playing playstation...
or evenings spent watching all 5 Harry Potter's...
but it was great while it lasted.

Thanks Tony for all of the fun memories we made.
I. love. you.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bear Lake, part two...

Neil and Allie invited us along with Jessie, Preston and Mike to Bear Lake. Neil's friend at work offered to let us stay at his "place" which turned out to be a trailer home. But hey, beggars can't be choosers, right? And we appreciated a place to stay. Anywho, we rolled into town and hit up LaBeau's for dinner. Okay I am just going to admit it, between the two trips to Bear Lake, in one weeks time, I had 5 raspberry shakes and I am proud of it. Plus I am a nursing mother so I am burning calories just sitting here (that's my way of justifying). The next morning we rented two surrey bikes and rode around town. The best part of the ride is when Allie, Jessie and Preston careened into the back of us and pieces of their headlight went flying. Something about the brakes not working.
Ignore Indie's poor little red eye in this picture, Tony didn't believe me when I said he needed to use the stick sunscreen instead of the spray sunscreen on her face because the spray always gets in her eyes...I guess father knows best.
Obviously Indie was loving our surrey ride.
Fischer joined in on the fun.

We spent the afternoon at the beach. Tony's family happened to be there that day too so we got together with them and enjoyed the sunny, perfect day.

For dinner, we opted for the largest pizza this side of the Mississippi. Literally...
Old Ephraim measures 28 inches across.

Tony was lovin' him some pizza and didn't notice he was sharing with the babe.

These two are so cute together. Fischer is always so sweet to Indie. Several times during the trip he would chase Indie around saying "Give me a kiss."

Our place had a great view of the lake.

The only thing that could've made this trip better is if Indie would've remembered that she needs to sleep at night. I had a horrible time trying to get her to sleep and then she woke up about 5 times per night and got up for good at 6 a.m. I don't know how she functioned on that little sleep, I know I wasn't functioning. Little stinker.

Thanks for the fun trip guys.

Check out Allie and Jessie's posts too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Bear Lake, part one...

We were invited up to Bear Lake with 4 other guys and their families from Tony's P.A. class. We stayed at a beautiful cabin right on the golf course and had so much fun. The people we went with were awesome and it was fun getting to know them and their wives.

The first night we were there we stayed up until 2 a.m. playing pool, ping pong, laser tag, board games and just talking. I felt like a kid again, despite the fact my two babies were asleep in the next room.

The next day we went to the pool at the condos in Sweetwater and had a picnic in the park.

Later Tony got in 9 holes of golf with the guys while I hung out with the wives and the kids.

You can't go to Bear Lake without a trip (or two) to LaBeau's for their famous raspberry shakes.

Before we headed home we took a drive around the whole lake which took about 1 hour. Then we grabbed some lunch at LaBeau's and played at a nearby park.

I love, love, love this picture.
And this one too, she looks so cute.
I love Bear Lake. It is so beautiful and I have so many memories of that place.
Thanks for inviting us Jack and Ty!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Roy Aquatic Center...

Another stop during the break was to the Roy Aquatic Center. This place was rockin'. Slides, diving boards, 3 different pools, tons of stuff for little kids to do and all for only 5 bucks. I didn't get a picture of Tony going down the slide but he rocketed out of that puppy and skidded across the water for about 15 feet.

Indie has been pretty picky this year when it comes to pool temperatures. Unless it is "bathtub warm" she is not interested.
Tony was like the Pied Piper, the kids were following him around begging to be tossed.

Another great day.

I highly suggest this place, it's well worth the drive to Roy.