Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Time is Awesome!!!

I love Christmas Time! Its so fun to decorate and shop and find the perfect thing for everyone! Jason loves getting a real tree so every year we go find a great tree to have in our home. It smells so good and looks awesome! Can you see in the front the fresh flowers too! Santa knows me well!!!
Adalee loved her jumper thing! I don't even know what it is really called! she loves to be sitting up or standing so now she can do that and play and see us all! Happy girl!
Santa brought Tolson his first Lego set. He and Daddy will have hours of fun bonding time with these. They played for hours on Christmas day and didn't even want to break for breakfast!

Adalee enjoyed opening her presents with the help of Mom, Dad or Tolson.
But she loved the paper the best!
We hope that you have all had a great Christmas. We did!!!! I love the lazy days of playing and hanging out with family that come after the craziness of the preparations! I love my family and all that I am blessed with. I am so grateful for the Savior and the special holiday that we can celebrate His birth.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Today I am exhausted! I have been up the last two nights with a sick kid. I am also Grateful!!! I am so glad that I am blessed to be this little persons mother. At around 5 this morning as I am sitting there on my sons bed with his head in my lap I was thinking about how tired I was (since I had been up since about 3am and hadn't gone to be until 11:30) I was also thinking about how good it made me feel that he wanted me! He could sleep better knowing I was there with him. I tried going back to bed several times but he would cry and wake up and then throw up again. so I stayed in his room with him and rubbed his back and just let him sleep in my lap. I was remembering how much better it made me feel when I was sick and my own mother did those things for me. SO yes I am tired and yes I do wish I got more then 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night but I am also so glad that I can be the one he wants, the one that will make him feel better. I am so blessed to be that person! Thanks you Tolson for helping me be the best mom I can be! I love you!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December fun

ok so isn't that the cutest picture ever!!!!!

Playing at the park! No snow here!!!

This Huge Owl was in the tree behind our house!

Drooling up a storm!

My handsom boys!

Monday, December 20, 2010

November in Pictures!

OK so I started off the month with a gonga deal! with my coupon magic I got all this ( minus the canisters) for $5.26. I don't do this very often but when I do it is so fun!
Tolson and I built this Chinese tower in honor of my parents. We have so much fun playing games, building with blocks, making cakes in the sand box and just hangin out!

Boys will be boys! Gotta love the dog in the back! We had a lot of fun with cousins this month.

Adalee bundled up with her cousin Holly during a cold day at the park.

Jason hanging out with the babies! Adalee and Cody are exactly one month apart. can you guess which one is older? (they are cousins)
Tolson and Morgan Playing in a tent with the zoo animals. We have built lots of tents in our house lately! This is one of my favorite memories as a child so I am happy to assist with the building of tents whenever possible!
So that is our month in a nut shell! We had a lot of fun at Thanksgiving with some of Jason's family coming to visit! Its so fun having family that you feel so close to. I am so grateful for my family! All of them! I am so blessed to get along with and have great relationships with my siblings and my in laws (on both sides) I came from a big family and I married into a big family! Thanks for all the love and laughter!!!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

He is the MAN!!!!

El Tour de Tucson
Today was the El tour de Tucson which is a 109 mile bike race around the city of Tucson. It starts in the heart of Downtown and goes around the whole outside of the city. There are about 9,000 riders in the race tat come from all over. From what I have been told this is the largest bike race in the US. Its a bit crazy for those trying to go anywhere because of the traffic issues 9,000 riders cause but Tucson has been doing it for 28 years so they try their best to make it work. Jason has been training for this ride and today was the day! He left at 4:30am to go pick up a friend and get down to the starting line. He said that by the time it started (7am) he couldn't see where the line of cyclists ended. What an amazing thing to be part of!!! the bike route has lots of hills and hard turns as well as two washes that they have to get off and walk across in the sand. He did an amazing job and We are so proud of him. Here are some fun photos from the day!!!

Adalee was so excited to see her Daddy cross the finish line! She had to take a little nap while we waited to make sure she had enough energy to cheer for him. She was soo good while we stood in the sun and waited.
Tolson is a little too big for his stroller but with all the thousands of people and bikes I didn't want him running around too much. He did great. Got a little bored when he could't find his daddy as we watched bike after bike go by but he was so happy when it was finally his daddy!!!!! Some day I am sure he will be doing these kinds of things WITH his daddy instead of just watching from the sidelines!!!
A Happy man!
A very tired, very happy Jason after riding 109 miles in just under 7 hours! I can't even imagine riding for 7 hours!!! He really is the MAN and I am soo proud of him!

Friday, October 15, 2010

sad saying good bye

For the past 3 years Tolson has had a buddy that was his best friend in the world. Tomorrow they are moving to Nebraska. He doesn't really understand this idea and I have not had the heart to explain it to him. (I am very very sad too, but that's for another post) These two boys have been like brothers. They play and laugh like brothers and they fight like brothers. It seems like almost everyday Tolson asks to play with Brady. They have had so many good times together.
They have had several "Campouts" together. This week Jessica and the kids were staying at our house for a few days and we made a tent for the boys to sleep in. ( I didn't get a picture of it though) they have so much fun together its hard to sleep!
They were playing the backyard and having a ball! What a team huh?

We went to the zoo with a whole bunch of friends and they had a blast. After we were done, we rode the train one last time together. Sad sad day! They loved it though!

Usually after the zoo we go around the park to over by the ball field. There is a little outdoor workout place there and some Ramada's. We take our lunches there and let the kids play on the equipment. They love it and there is never anyone else there. As you can see they were having a great time.

This picture has nothing to do with Brady but the sad face was just so cute! I don't even want to think about how sad he will be when he really figures out that he can't play with Brady any more. WE are hoping to plan a trip to meet up with the Grays (at Disneyland, ssshhhhh). I am so grateful that my little man has had such a great friend. I hope that they will be able to stay friends over the years. And who knows maybe they will be in the MTC together or something!!!! We are going to miss you Brady!

Friday, September 24, 2010

getting older!

Ok so Tomorrow is my 31st birthday! I have two great kids and an amazing husband. I live in a cute little house and drive a fun car. My life is pretty good. I was thinking about what I want to acomplish in the 31st year and have decided I have about 20 lbs I need to lose. ( 10 from having a baby and 10 from before the baby!) So I am putting it out there! I will be doing workouts at home, walking and riding my bike. Anyone who need some motivation and wants to join me is welcome too. During Tolson's preschool I will be walking at Udall since its right next door, but I have been waiting for it to cool off a bit! So there you go! I bought some workout DVD's and have worked out the last two days! I hope I can stick to it. Wish me Luck! and agian if anyone wants to join me please feel free, it always helps to have someone do it with you!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My little man

I love my little man!!!!!

Really how can you not? He is so stinkin cute and I don't just mean his looks. But yes the dimples, blond hair and bright blue eyes along with that awesome smile just make everyone fall in love with him. but along with that he is such a sweet boy. Lately he has been a daddy's boy which I love but he is still my little man.

His future wife is one lucky woman. Here is why....

He tells me "I love you" several times a day and at random times.

Anytime we are at the store he wants to get some flowers for me.

He loves to (help) cook.

He loves to (help) clean the house.

He always gives me presents.

He likes to share with me

He always wants me to Hold him at night before he goes to bed.

He gets very upset if I cry and wants to make it better.

He gives me kisses when I get hurt.

He is a sweet little boy and wants to make everyone happy and feel wanted.

What wife wouldn't want that. Lets hope I can keep some of the sweet in him until then and those teenage years don't take it away. I love my little boy and Love being his mom. He is such a big helper with Adalee and is always willing to help me with whatever I need, even if its just a hug and kiss. How blessed I am to have such great kids!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Adalee photo update

Here are a bunch of pictures from the last few weeks. Sorry there is not a lot of writing but I like pictures better anyway! Enjoy!
Our little man holding his baby sister for the first time. He loves her!

Blessing day! Don't you love the gang signs!

Nanna Riggs giving her a bath!

First time at church! I didn't have any church clothes that were small enough to fit her yet!

I love having a snuggly baby! So sweet!

Grandma Kempton giving her the first bath! She loved it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Doing my best.....

ok so most days lately I feel like I am doing my best and always falling behind. I know, I know I only have two kids and there are so many of you out there that have several more kids then me and are doing just fine. I guess my days are filled with Diapers, feeding, pumping (thanks to Mastitis and the so called baby safe antibiotics that make my baby scream) getting baby to sleep, trying to get a shower in there and then all the other household stuffs that are normally on my list. I am doing fine and surviving but i have been neglecting the not as important things... like this blog. Adalee is 3 weeks old and I haven't even posted pictures of her birth yet. So I sat down to do it right now and realized I need to pump before she wakes up and wants to eat again! So again you get no pictures but someday you will, and really Jason put them on facebook so if you haven't seen them there then go check it out! Well Tolson woke me up at 6:25am so I did get a shower today! So far so good! Here is to a great day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Coming Soon!

ok so I promise I will post about Adalee's birth and some pictures soon! First I just need to catch up on some sleep so I can complete sentances and then we can post. It will be soon though I promise.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More baby photo's

Here is the blessing dress that My mom bought for me and then changed it so we liked it better. I am not a big fan of collars on baby stuff and this one had some ugly scratchy lace on it too so we took off the hole thing and just added some cute little flower lace to the neck and bodice. So cute!!!
This is the laundry hamper I found for the baby room and it matches perfectly. Silly I know but cute!

My sister Michelle did this vinyl quote for me to put over her crib and I love it.

and this is the Diaper Clutch I made yesterday. Not professional but I thought it turned out pretty good. I made it a little big so there was lots of room and I could use it later as a hold all bag for when I am just running somewhere quick. Be warned if you are having a baby you might get one of these from me as a gift since I love them and they are not too hard to make! So cute

and Finally this is my new Diaper bag. I bought two and had to decided which one I like best. I liked both of them but fell in love with this one when it came. I might just keep this and use it as a travel bag after I don't need it for a diaper bag. Love it, love it, love it!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

More Baby stuff

So I have been trying to get the finishing touches done on the room and making sure I have everything I need for this little girl to come to our family. Now that I am pretty much done I am very anxious for her to get here!!!!!!! Here are some pictures of the things I have finished lately.

Wooden letters painted pink with brown edging and a few wooden lady bugs.
This is a pot that I already had that was green with a black and red ladybug so I just repainted it pink and brown and made the ladybug to match. It is not perfect but it is very small so was hard to do but I think it turned out cute.

Here is the whole thing. Nothing too special but I thought it was kind of cute!

At my baby shower Carlie painted these cute wooden ladybugs for decorations and then sent them home with me. I re-painted one (just so it was the same pink) and made it into a small bow/clip holder. My sister is going to make a bigger one for me later but I thought this would work for the tiny clips.

and here is a fun pregnancy picture of me at 38 1/2 weeks. I don't have many pictures of me prego so I figured on a Sunday when I was dressed up and looked pretty good I would document how big I really was. Anyway there you go! Hope you are enjoying all the fun baby stuff as much as I am.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

fun few weeks!

OK so I guess I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I did. We have had a fun few weeks here of parties and getting ready for this baby to come.

First was my baby shower. I didn't take very many pictures and my mom (that took some for me) hasn't sent them to me yet so here you go. The only picture I got was of the YUMMY food. Carlie and Brandi sure know how to throw a great party! they did such a good job and everyone had fun. Thanks for the great time girls and for all the fun stuff!!!!!

Next was Jason's SURPRISE 30th birthday party! It was almost a surprise! He is too smart and figured I was doing something and then when we pulled up to the Holmes there were very recognizable cars there so he figured it out but had a great time anyway!
We played Minute To Win It games and everyone had fun. I was in charge so I didn't get very many fun pictures but everyone played and had a good time. Several of the games we kept playing again and again after we had gone through all of them. It is so fun to just hang out with good friends and be crazy and have fun. Thanks everyone for the good time and for Helping celebrate Jason's birthday!!!
p.s. the pictures are Me and Aaron picking up Penne pasta off the table using only a spaghetti noodle in our mouth, and the next one is Carrie and Emily fishing for pretzels with a sticky gummy worm.