Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another first

I love firsts :) First smile, first steps, first bite of cake. There are not many firsts in our lives and once they happen it is gone. So I LOVE to be able to experience the firsts with Evan :) Last summer he learned how to swim. He did it very well. No floaties or anything :) He would dive down to the bottom and get the pool toys and he would go down the big slide. So today being his second time in the pool this season needless to say I was a little nervous when he wanted to attempt the diving board. But this is where his firery, persistent, fearlessness shines- so with out any hesitation on his part he stepped on the board walked to the end and took the plunge...only to come up wanting to do it 100 more times :) So as much as his strong willed personality can make me crazy I sooo love to see him soar!!!
Here he is with another first ( I know I am crazy :) ) gushers... he saw them at Kroger yesterday and wanted to give them a try...they were a no go :( yuck he said he he he
2 thumbs up... I am ready to get in the car and go swimming at GG's :) His hair is killing me!!! He wants to grow it out as I usually keep it in a really tight buzz...we will see how long I can take it :)
Evan with his cousins and GG in the background :) Waiting for adult swim to end :)
Let the splashing begin :)
Me and my crazy boys!!! :)
Evan takes the plunge :)
Yes I did tread water in 10 feet deep to get this shot :) And yes, Bryan was freaking out about my camera getting wet... but it was so worth it :) Love my little fish :)

Good times baby :)
Crazy goggle boy :) He always opens his eyes so we tried these goggles but they didn't last long :)
Evan's excitement even made me want to join in :) I busted out my old school back flip :) he he he
Here is Daddy style :)
We may be getting older but we still got it going on :) he he he... I am sure if Evan knew better he would tell us we were embarrassing :)

We had fun at the pool and enjoyed a wonderful dinner at GG's house!!! Thanks for having us over GG we love you! :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010


My old roommate and dear friend since I moved to Texas lives in Austin and today she was in town!!! It is crazy how Austin is only about 2 hours from here but with the way life has a way of happening we just don't see each other like we would like to :( Below is her son Nash...He is 10 months old... I have not seen him since he was just one month old... Boy has he gotten big- he he... Soooo good to see you today my sweet friend :) Can't wait to see you again!
Evan and Nash
Evan helped build so Nash could knock them down :)
Such a cutie!
It was sweet to see the joy in his young face as he knocked down the blocks... It just seems like forever ago that Evan was doing that... Now Evan builds elaborate things with blocks :)
Where does the time go... I mean really?????????
And I leave you with a lovely self portrait :) Gone are my baby days hello to my crazy days :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Crazy cool

Evan and I went to Arbor Gate yesterday to get my friend a chocolate mint herb plant and of course my little nature boy was in heaven :) Especially when he found the plant below... he said it was Crazy cool!!!
I would have to agree that the bloom is pretty amazing :)
The bloom is HUGE :)
I was surprised that it wasn't to pricey so we were able to take that beauty home :)
Evan was pretty excited about that :)

Here is my crazy cool little man :) he he
Run it out little man...
Run it out :)
Mr. Mischievous about to pour water on my feet :)
And of course a little more jumping...he has to stick his tong out to concentrate on going so high :) he he he

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Outside fun with friends

Boy did we have a day :) Our sweet friends invited us over for a fun filled splash day :) And I know I have said it before but holly cow is it hot for only being May :) Such a nice way to kick off Evan's summer pre-school ended yesterday :)
They started with a water gun fight :)
Did some slip and sliding :)
And even with all the sprinklers and slip and slide and swing set they both wanted to be in the water bucket :)
Here is Tristan waiting his turn for water bucket fun :)
They did awesome at taking turns and sharing...not just in the oh so fun bucket (he he) but really they did great all day!
Funny friends :)
Evan got in baby Tessie's pool :) She is such a peanut :)
They had a popsicle :)
Road on the 4-wheeler...
And did some art...I mean really could it get any better!!! I think not :)

And as I do every night after we say our prayers I ask Evan what the best part of his day was and tonight he said....being outside :) Soooo sweet it makes the sun burn Mommy (I) got worth it :) About 2 mins after he said he had another favorite part and I said and what was that and his reply was not going to school... Good thing we have all summer to have fun and get more excited for our last year of pre-school :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary Babe :)

Wow have we really been together for 13 years!!! Ok, ok only married for 8 of those years but the other 5 we were together should defiantly count too :) Where has the time gone? We have shared so much through out the years :) Our home, our family, the happy times and the challenges we have faced it all together. And every memory is special to me because you are a part of it! I want you to know how grateful I am that you are my husband! I love you today, tomorrow and forever...

1997 ish...Hula Hut in Austin :)

Our first Cique du soleil :)

Bryan had hair and I didn't :) he he he

For the life of me I can't remember where this pict was taken but I know my sweet sister took it :)

Oh young love!!! he he

The early days :)

Our first real Christmas tree in our house :)

About to go do some country dancing :) Woo hoo!

At my best friends wedding :)

Us at the butterfly museum

Love, love, love to snowmobile :) At my Dad's cabin. Don't get to do it much but it is sooo fun!

Oh the younger years :)

Celebration after room assisting a Pathways event :)

Our couples shower :)

Our engagement pict

Our wedding day!!! :)

Our honeymoon :)

No we didn't have Evan on our honeymoon :) He came 4 years later but I didn't dig through all my picts :) Having Evan truly made us a family!!!

Oh how I love my little family!!!

And when hubby takes silly picts with me :)

And here we are tonight on our 8th wedding anniversary :) Thanks for a wonderful night! Here's to many more memories and anniversary' you babe!!!