Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thanksgiving Point

Matt and I went to Thanksgiving point with our friends Kendra, Alayna, Cami, Cole, Summer, Lisa, and Ellie. We saw lots of fun animals, went for a pony ride, a buggy ride, fed the animals, played with some toys, and had a picnic. Thanks Kendra for planning such a fun day!!














Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend


It has been a wonderfully busy week! This weekend the Young Women and I did a surprise baby shower for our secretary Jena Larsen. They made all the presents for mutual on Wednesday night then we surprised her with a brunch Saturday morning.



(My first time making cake pops! They are pretty yummy)



The rest of Saturday we spent working in the yard. Matthew stayed pretty entertained because one of my YW came over and let Matthew play with all of her pets. He LOVED it!!



Matthew and the pets:



Saturday night we went to our friend's house for a yummy BBQ--Thanks you guys!!

Sundays are always wonderful! I had two of my cousins come help me teach the Young Men in our ward and they did a super job!! So cute! After church we had some friends over for dinner, Matt had a nice bubble bath, and we had our favorite Wilson's over for a visit!! Thanks for coming you guys!! Matt loves you to death!!




Monday morning I ran a 5k, and it was HAILING for half the race!! Is it really almost June? I did a lot better than I thought I would--my best time so far this year (also my 1st 5k this year ha ha!!) That night we went to my parent's for a yummy BBQ. We also made it to both of my grandparent's graves.




Monday, May 23, 2011

Cousin's Sleepover

This weekend Darin had Scout Camp so I invited all my cute, beautiful, fun, happy, funny, loving, sweet cousins over to my house for a sleepover. I think that Matthew was in HEAVEN having 6 girls giving him lots of attention. And I was in HEAVEN just being with these fun girls!! I love them SOOO SOOO stinkin much! What a great night! I haven't stayed up that late since college! We made pizza, ate pizza, talked, ate, talked, watched movies, talked some more, got a few winks in, made crepes, talked, played, and talked! Thanks so much for coming! Love you all!!

Here are a few pictures from the night/morning:


My cute cousins:



Making Pizzas:



A few random shots:



(I had a hard time figuring out the automatic timer...and I LOVE McCall biting Abbey's shoulder)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lindsay is 4 months!!



Many people have asked about Lindsay's update...and she is doing GREAT!! She qualified for Early Interventions this last week and they gave her a few tests to see how she is doing. She passed her vison and hearing test (yay) and here are her other scores:

Cognitive: 4 months (right where she should be)
Language: 4 months (also right on)
Fine Motor: 3 months (a little behind)
Social/Emotional: 3 months (also a little behind)
Gross Motor: 4 weeks (we need to do some work here!)

She also went in for her 4 month wellness check up and here are her stats:

Height: 75%
Weight: 50%
Head Circumference: Still off the chart, but getting closer to being on the chart!


Lindsay overall is doing great!! She is so happy and fun to be around! She loves "singing," smiling, laughing, and being with her family. She hasn't thrown up in a month (hooray!) and her eyes have been up, and her head is soft! We are so glad! Thanks for all your sweet thoughts and notes! We are so happy to have a great report!!

And last but not least the traditional owl photos!


4 Months



3 Months


2 months


1 month


5 days

Fun Weekend

Darin and I had an EXTRA fun weekend. Earlier in the week I got "asked out" on a date--by my super cute husband!! He "picked me up" and we dropped off the kids at my parents house (thanks so so much mom and dad!!) Then he took me bowling, to Mikado's for dinner, and then out to buy me a new pair of earings! How lucky am I!!? Love that man!!





We were planning on going back to the sidewalk chalk festival on Saturday night, but it was way too cold, so we headed back Sunday after church.


Here are a few of our favorites:




And just a few of the fam:




Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Mother's Day and More

Sunday was the best mother's day ever! I had an early morning meeting, and when I came home I found Darin with both kids dressed and ready for church! I also got a beautiful bouquet of dandelions from my cute Matthew!! After church Darin let me take a nap, and when I woke up he made this delicious meal!!




Can we say luckiest girl in the world or what!!? That is beef wellington, spring salad, and parmesan baked asparagus!! It was so good!! He also made a tasty strawberry rhubarb cobbler for dessert!!

On Wednesday I went out with our "original" YW Presidency for the last time! Miranda got released because she is moving and we are so sad to see her go!!


On Thursday my sister Heather came over and she put Lindsay's hair into her first poneytail!! Yay!! I think her hair is growing in pretty well!!



Friday, started out like a REAL Friday the 13th! When I woke up Matthew wasn't in bed, and I found him in the Living Room eating a container of yogurt with his bare hands.


After I got him undressed I told him to get some pants. When he came back he was wearing his "pants back pack!" So cute!



Friday afternoon we went with Ang, Suzanne, and the kids over to Main Street for the Sidewalk Chalk Festival! We looked at the artwork, made some of our own, and played in the water fountain! I think we will go again Saturday night when they are all done!



If you go to the sidewalk chalk festival --keep your eyes out for my love message to Darin!! (Its in front of the tabernacle just south of the cute "Harold and the Purple crayon" picture!)




And, just a really cute one to end on!! Do you see any resemblance!?