Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Poinsettia

I have never owned a poinsettia plant, but always loved the ones my mom would bring home from her piano recitals and other events. My sweet husband brought this home the other night, and it is HUGE!! Not sure I've seen one this big, but it surely adds to the christmas joy in our home!! Chandler is counting down the days until Santa Claus comes and his night time song is now always "Santa Claus is comin' to Town." I have to give credit to my sister Lauren for introducing and teaching that song to him. I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season as much as we are!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fun in the Fall

GET YOUR CACKLE ON!!!....We went with some friends to Gardner Village on their 'Witches Night Out' night. It was pretty amazing to see all the women dressing up like crazy and having the time of their lives! This first picture is just a small glimpse of what we saw. Their costumes were amazing and so creative. I felt so out of place because I hadn't dressed up. It was so crowded with witch hats and broomsticks! It truly got me in the Halloween mood.

I just love this time of year. And, I think I mentioned this in my post this time last year, but I just love that my mother gave birth to me 3 days before halloween. It just makes the fall even better!!!

Chandler with his cute friend, Maddy.

Chandler and daddy

We snapped this picture right as we were leaving

THIS is how great potty training is going!!!!!! HELP!!!

Sneak Peek of 'THE SHARK' (like chandler would say, "...and I eat little fishies. amamamamamamam!!)

HAPPY H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N.!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vroom-Vroom Birthday

Chandler had a birthday!!! He turned 3 on September 24th. I can't believe it's been three years since I birthed this child! Wynn and I were watching home videos of when Chandler was born and shortly after, and it brought tears to our eyes (yes, Wynn's too!) in realizing how much we love him, and am so grateful to have him as our son. Even though I have struggled at times, and definitely still have weaknesses in being a strict mommy, I am so grateful to be Chandler's mom and to have him as my constant buddy.

This boy is truly obsessed with race cars!!! and trucks, and motorcycles, and garbage trucks..pretty much ANYTHING that has wheels! We thought it would be fun to take him to Rocky Mountain Raceways and watch fast cars race! IT WAS A HIT!!! Chandler was a complete spazz almost the entire time. The evening we went, it was just drag racing, so he didn't get the full effect of cars racing around in a big circle, but he still loved it! One of Wynn's co workers from work happened to be racing his car that night, so we went and saw him afterwards and got a few pictures with Chandler in his fast red car.

We then had a family party eating Chandler's "race car cake" and enjoyed opening just a few more race cars!! Happy Birthday Chan-man!!

Showing off his new race car shirt!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Drum Roll Please...

TADA!!! To rewind a few posts back, remember all the dirt we were surrounded with? well, it's gone!!!! and it will NEVER be missed!! We still have some landscaping to do around the house, but that will come in the future. I can't tell you enough how happy it makes us to drive up to a house that has a fence and grass!! It truly does make our house look so much better! Our next project is now washing all the dirt off of our windows! We have been patiently waiting for the grass buds to grow, and now we can finally go out and walk on our lawn. Wynn has been fertilizing it religiously, and with his latest mowing, I can say that our yard looks pretty darn good!!

Backyard view:

Front yard view:

my cute hubby, and the one to take ALL the credit!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Park City

Wow. I am so overdue for a new post. We have been enjoying our last few days of summer and have been playing lots! Over Labor Day weekend, my sister and her family came for a visit and it was so so fun to have them at our house. We loved every minute spent with them! We then headed to Park City this weekend for a little getaway with our good friends. We took Chandler on the Alpine Slide for the first time and loved it. He got to go twice! Once with me and one time with Wynn. We enjoyed staying at a nice resort with fun pools and had a great time.

One of the first things Chandler did when we got to our room was get stuck in the chair. BIG HEAD. SMALL BRAIN!! He was stuck for awhile and needed Wynn's help to yank him out.

My two cute boys

Paxton and Chandler eating their cereal, acting like dogs

Me and my good friend, Rachel

Alpine Slide!!!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hard Work Continued

We are making some progress on our never-ending yard! Wynn has been working so hard on this and am so proud of him and for all the hard work he does. He reminds me several times after working a full day in the yard, that he will NEVER do this again! I agree with him 100%!!! Our next home WILL have a yard! I can say that we have learned a lot and grown from this experience, but can't wait until the finale of it all! Just this week, we got our beautiful fence in and it's amazing how much it adds to our home. We have also been prepping for hydro-seed that will hopefully be spread this next week. Wynn and I have spent several evenings together outside...picking rocks. I seriously despise rocks! It's nice to finally see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel!!

The first few photos are of the yard before we spread out the topsoil. It has come a long ways.

A HUGE thanks to all of our helpers!!! Wynn's brother Andy and nephew Simon.

Before photo of our construction site!

Chandler has been a big helper too!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Crack

hmm...yer thinking. the crack? yes, it could mean several different things. Nope, it's not a crack in your head. Nope, it's not the crack in yer bum....but it IS a crack in the rocks! We went down to St. George over Memorial weekend to hang out with friends. We went to what is called 'the crack' that I guess is really popular. It is this hike through a really narrow path, and if you are just a little claustrophobic like me, it is kind of difficult. I had to tell myself that I would get through this just fine and alive! Wynn struggled through some parts of it that were so so narrow, he had to crouch down really low to get through it. But it was a perfect fit for Chandler. He loved it and kept saying "come on, mommy, come on." once we got through it the view was beautiful! We also went swimming and just enjoyed our small break from life!