Monday, April 14, 2014

March Madness

It is so sad! Grant noticed my SD card in the computer and kindly put it in a safe place... Saddly, no pictures for March. And since that is usually how I remember what happened in my life, I'm having trouble thinking of what to write... and it was only a month ago!

I do remember it was pretty hectic, I remember a lot of decision making concerning jobs and future plans, and the weather getting colder and colder, as if it was starting winter all over again. I know I took some adorable pictures of Aspen, but otherwise, I sure hope I can find those pictures! Gotta love those 2-year-olds!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

February happenings

Just when we thought spring was on it's way, we were buried in snow! Kenzie know's to play a little and then run inside to get warm, but Grant will play on and on until I have to drag him inside because his cheeks are purple. He can't get enough!

McKenzie loved me writing her name in the snow, she even came over to dot the 'i' for me with her frozen hand. (it's hard to read after the Grant man walked all over it)

Grant was oblivious, but did recognize I was doing something for him :)

Ms. Aspen's eyes are slowly changing color, they are turning a greyish brown in the middle. I'm hoping they go grey or blue!

She has such a delicately framed face...

 ...especially when she's teething

Does the man of your dreams turn into a horse? I hope so :)  ...yah!

It's been so long since I've been swimming! I loved watching Grant bob in the water and helping Kenzie find her friend the whole time. She is slowing getting over her fear of the water we so kindly distilled in her.

Aspen got her first taste (literally) of chlorinated water, she seemed to really enjoy it!



Sunday, February 23, 2014

Aspen's Baby Blessing

Happy Blessing Day Aspen Marie!

It was sort of last minute, but since my parents happened to be in town, I decided to have Aspen receive her baby blessing; a simple blessing of guidance and love, and to give her a name.

 The blessing was beautiful, Aspen has a strong spirit about her, she is so eager to love and give you all her attention. She looked very intently at Josh during the blessing, I'm sure she was confused why her dad was closing his eyes.

Baby Blessings are not essential to have in the Mormon faith, but they are still very special, nonetheless. So I was sure to make her clothes special as well. Her dress was made by my mom and worn by my sister, Stephanie, for her baby blessing. The pink silk blanket was hand quilted by my great grandmother, and my very dear friend, Emily, made the baby booties after being taught how by my mom's mother. Many women put in a lot of work to give this baby girl a special outfit and blanket for her special day. I'm grateful she has strong and faithful women on both sides of her family to look to as an example. 

We even managed to get a family picture before church. 

Then the dinner party began (once Grant woke up). We had a lot of fun and laughed all evening, it's amazing the similarities between our families, both so quarky and not afraid to show it!

Consider us the happy parents of three cute kids!

Monday, February 17, 2014

I Love Laundry!

I do laundry, and mostly laundry for this baby! so first...

The many beautiful faces of Aspen...

I love taking pictures of this girl, but she will almost never look at the camera, in fact she'll never look at me if she is sitting up. She's always studying something else to the left or right. It's become a competitive game between Josh and I to try to get Aspen to look us in the eyes while we hold her up... I'm winning.

I'm so excited to have washer AND a dryer again! And my first personally owned too.

I've never been so excited to do laundry in all my life! They need a little work, but I think we got a good deal. I didn't know I could bargain until Josh refused to talk to the seller. So I had to!