Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mexican Stowaway!

Sam took his VERY LAST final on Monday and I told him I'd pick him up for lunch. Little did he know I was kidnapping him and driving him to MEXICO! He noticed some blankets in the backseat (that were covering our bags) and asked if we were going on a picnic. I had packed a lunch so we wouldn't have to stop so for 20 minutes he thought we were on our way to a park for a picnic. Finally he asked, "Where are we going?" "Actually, we are on our way to Mexico". Now, Sam is not the most spontaneous person so he was not exactly thrilled about the idea until a minute or so later he said, "I'm getting excited. It'll be fun." I know, I know...he's strange. This vacation will go down in history from the kidnapping, *to me locking the keys in the car, *to forgetting Easton's bag with all his clothes, to E's first time seeing the beautiful ocean, to the gorgeous ocean sunset, to the amazing resort we had practically to ourselves, to spending quality time together as a family. We had so much fun and will be returning again this spring if anyone wants to join.
*I locked the keys in the car at an American Chevron (thank goodness) where the cashier masterfully broke into our car (I was very grateful for his speedy, suspicious break-in skills). *Being a surprise I was the sole person planning this trip to a foreign country and I had to pack E and my stuff the night before which meant I had to hide the bags all over the house. Easton's bag ended up in a very good hiding spot-too good apparently-behind the lazyboy. Luckily, he was wearing shorts and we had a washer and dryer in our room.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's official!

Easton took his first steps a few weeks ago but just 3 or 4 days ago began officially walking for most of his transportation's needs. He still loves to crawl-fast! but he chooses to walk a lot more now too. Check out the video of him walking like a penguin with his arms out. And he's making his favorite sound at the moment "OH".

video

Cooler weather!



Sunday, October 12, 2008

6th Year Wedding Anniversary and Az State Fair

We spent the day at the Az state fair when I found out that the opening day was only $1! And it was well worth the pennies cause it was really fun. They had a really cool petting zoo where we spent all of our time. This 10/10 also happened to be our 6th year wedding anniversary. Sam had a surprise planned for the evening and Leah, our friend in pharmacy school, offered to babysit cause she loves to play with Easton. We left at 5 where Sam drove us to the Botanical Gardens for a concert under the stars with a live blues band-Big Pete Pearson. He was an excellent blues singer with fun songs, it was a beautiful night, the food was delicious, and the trees were lit with christmas lights to set the mood. Sam and I even danced to the music in the backgound. I loved that Sam planned the night and that it was so unique and romantic even. He wrote me a nice card and surprised me again with a pink turquoise necklace we saw a few months ago that I loved but decided not to buy. He went back and bought it without me knowing and I wore it all night. It was a great night and a nice way to celebrate a great life with Sam.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weirdest lookin lama
Easton wanted a better look at the donkey

Those baby pigs are BRAND NEW. Literally just born and tiny!
If you look close enough they still have the umbilical cords on them and -Caution: this is gross-
the mother piggy is eating the placenta folks

Easton's first instrument

While at the fair we couldn't pass up this $15 guitar that actually plays for Easton. He loves to strum daddy's so now they can jam together.

Indian Fry Bread-a must!

Can you tell how excited I am with my big ol' smile. I love the Indian fry bread only found at carnival/fairs. We had to have one and it was yummy! (as shown below)
The powdered sugar got everywhere!

This isn't even the half of it. It was all over our clothes and legs and arms but it was well worth it.
Powdered sugar goatee

Giant bunnies, well rabbits I guess since they were giant

Easton wasn't quite sure what to think of these stinky animals. And this was one of the more attractive of the bunch.
This Yak-not camel-was very friendly
Cute little baby goats. That white one fell asleep standing up just like that a few minutes later.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I love to draw

Amber Hatton asked me to draw some cowboy pictures for her boys room. Here they are. The one above reminded me of two mischievous boys in kahoots together-just like Peyton and Ryder.

Katie, I finally got this picture I drew for Easton framed. Good idea. It looks much better now.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tagged and this time I actually did it

8's

8 t.v. shows I love to watch:
The Bachelor (Don't even talk to me while I watch this one. I get so into it)
One Tree Hill
24
The Closer
The West Wing
Prison Break
The Ellen Show
Grey's Anatomy


8 Favorite Restaurants:
Outback Steakhouse
ANY Mexican restaurant (even fast food ones) (this was Carlie's but I agree completely)
ANY steakhouse for that matter
The Mandarin
The Italian Place
Cafe Rio
Tempanyaki
California Pizza Kitchen


8 Things that happened yesterday:
Woke up early-much to my chagrin
Went on a morning hike with Sam and Easton (at this point I was glad I woke up early)
Thought about going to the pool but didn't
Thanked Kaylee for watching Easton while I went to an appointment
Watched Easton walk like a penguin around the house
Cleaned the house-aww, gotta love that when it's done
Made dinner and ate it
Took Easton to the park so he could swing


8 things I am looking forward to:
Everyday when Sam comes home from school
Living in a home we hopefully love (cleaning a home-not so much)
Easton's one year birthday
Traveling once Sam graduates (most likely a European cruise)
Easton saying his first words
Nice weather that reminds me that I do indeed like Arizona
Sam finishing school forever (although I am sad about that too strangely)
When Easton walks all the time so I don't have to carry him when I have a handful of stuff

8 things I love about fall:
The colorful leaves number one on my list (sad we'll miss that here)
Cool, crisp weather but not too cold
Wearing warmer clothes (better wardrobe in my closet)
Thanksgiving season and of course the meal itself
The seasonal decorations in the stores and around town
Taking walks when it's cool
Not sweating
The feeling of Thanksgiving and Christmas time


8 things on my wish list:
A very fun, exotic vacation (make that lot's of these kinds of vacations throughout the years)
To not get premature wrinkles since I am approaching my 30's!!!
For Easton to continue to snuggle and hug me as he gets older
To raise my children to get along with each other and to have real fun as a family
To get a new wardrobe full of clothes I love but to not have to pay for them.
To see The Ellen Show and a good concert like Michael Jackson where there is alot of dancing and performing.
To live a long life with Sam and my children
To have a perfectly toned body while eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted

8 people I'm tagging:
Jodi
Kirsten
Kristen L.
Callie
Rachelle
Amber H.
Maryjane

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's been awhile....

I was on a technology hiatus for 2 months so beware of picture overload as I try to catch up.

Our little stud

How cute is that! If only he would keep it on for more than 1.5 seconds.

Inspector Fuller

My very good friend Kirsten came to see Easton (I was an after thought but I'm not complaining) for the weekend. Love her! We saw a peculiar sight one night while watching tv and tried to imitate the looks of a mustache on a woman.

I'm thinking of growing mine out.
Can't wait to see baby Vernon in January.

He's everywhere!

Notice the bite marks. I came in in the morning to find brown paint marks around Easton's mouth and was wondering what was on his mouth til I looked at his crib! Thank goodness for plastic railings (thank you Abbie) except he learned how to take those off in about two days so we had to tape them down.
His wife might be in trouble if he moves around like this when he's older.


I love when this kid laughs. It's the best


Corn?-I don't remember eating any corn

Ok, Easton loves corn on the cob. With 8 teeth, 4 on top and 4 on bottom, he is actually pretty efficient at it. He gets really intense and does not like when the cob runs out of kernels.

The new addition to the family...Jonathon Scott who was born Sept 4. Sam and I were so excited to have been in Utah to see him. He's a cutie.
Diaper Olympics....1, 2, 3 Go! (I should also note that upon completion of the diaper duty Easton's whole left butt cheek was hanging out so Sam was disqualified.)
Thanks for the shirt Carlie. It fits him perfectly--literally ;)

Easton practicing walking and making one of his many funny faces.
Lance "pushing" Easton on Lightning McQueen. My mom just bought the same car for Easton for his upcoming birthday. He loves to push hit and sit on it.

Lance didn't need that eye anyhow