Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Play Date with Linds and B

Two of my darling roommates, and two of my best friends, Bridget and Lindsay, came up to Bountiful to visit me! I seriously LOVE these girls! They just make me so happy! We had such a fun time together! We spent the morning just catching up, reminiscing, and visiting! I can't believe the memories they have! They remembered a LOT of funny things we did that I had forgotten! I felt justified not exercising that day because my tummy got a workout laughing so hard!

Lindsay and her name-sake.

Our little babies got a chance to meet each other for the first time too.

Remember this picture?

Well, here are the real results 7 years later. The two cuties together...Lynlee and Lindsay, only 5 days apart!

(Side note--my cute friend Annie made this darling dress for Lindsay--thanks Ann!!)

After getting carried away talking we headed into SLC for a little picnic and concert at the Gallivan Center.

Matt liked going in the water with Lindsay.

After the concert we headed over to the Gateway mall. (Also- LOTS of fun memories with these girls shopping at the mall). We stopped at the fountains before we left to let Matt run through, but he was a little scared so we headed back to my house.
Again, we got carried away visiting and giggling like school girls, they helped me get dinner ready, and then we said goodbye. It was a bitter goodbye especially because Linds is moving out to the east coast and will be there for 3+ years. I will miss her dearly.

It was a GREAT day! Thanks B and Linds for coming up! And thanks a million Lindsay for actually planning the whole thing! Love you BOTH!!

Painting the Garage

Darin and I painted the garage this weekend. It looked like we got "tagged" (I learned that word while I was teaching in Rose Park--ha ha!! I love the things that the KIDS taught ME!!) The before picture doesn't show how bad it was before--we had all red, green, neon yellow, and black sprayed all in our garage before. So, we just used some left-over paint from our house and used it on the garage. It isn't a perfect job, but I think that it looks a lot better!

Here are a few before and after pictures:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Liberty Park

I love my friends!! I especially love that our kids are friends!! They get along so well and we always have so much fun together! Today we went on a playdate to Liberty Park. Matt was in heaven, especially when my parents showed up! Friends and grandparents at the same place at the same time--Does it get any better!? Thanks again Ang for planning such a fun day!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Life is Great!

Last night we had my parents and grandparents over for hamburgars and root beer floats. After dinner Darin was on the phone making plans for Scout Camp. Matthew said, "Daddy, phone in pocket! You in backyard with me!" I totally reminded me of those LDS "Isn't it about time?" commercials. Darin put away his phone and went running through the sprinkklers with Matt. He is one lucky boy to have such an awesome dad!

Here is a short movie of them running in our backyard sprinklers.

Yesterday morning Matthew came in wearing Darin's shoes and said, "Bye Mommy! I go to working with mine Daddy!" So, I took a quick photo:

And our little Linds is AWESOME!! Look at this picture of her holding her head up!! WAHOO!!! Go Linds!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lindsay is 5 Months

I am pretty sure that Lindsay is super woman!! I am so amazed at how fast she is improving! She is such a good, happy baby and we love having her around! It really only seems like she cries once every 3 days!

Lindsay's physical therapy is going really well! In the last month she has held her head up on her own and she even rolled over! The only concern we have right now is that she isn’t standing or pushing with her arms. Most babies have a natural reflex to push against a surface when there is pressure on their feet or hands but Linds doesn’t do that yet. But, we’re working on it. The only reason that that’s a concern is because if she doesn’t get used to the feeling, she won’t want to walk later on. But other than that, she is doing super awesome!

And here is the addition to the owl pictures:

5 Months

4 Months

3 Months

2 months

1 month

5 days

Youth Conference 2011

This past weekend we had a Youth Conference for the Young Men and Young Women in my church. I am learning that I need to be better at delegating because I was starting to get stressed out right before. I know that things don’t always go according to plan, and it was true for Youth Conference—but it was even better that I was expecting!!

We had a great time! We went up to the Gunnerson Cabin (thanks again Al and Vicki for switching weeks with us). We played LOTS of fun games, did a few service projects, ate yummy food, had leadership training, a fireside, a testimony meeting, and a few other things. We had 29 people attend—3 less than I was expecting (we missed you girls!)

I was really happy with the way things turned out. We were especially grateful to our neighbors for lending us their suburban, because Darin went up the night before just to have things set up, and found the road to the cabin was cover in 8 inches of water!! A big HUGE thank you to Darin for all his work!! He technically didn’t have to go because he is with the Decons and they weren’t invited, but he came up just to help me out! What a guy!! Thanks Darin—LOVE YOU!!!!
And it just wouldn’t be a proper blog post without a few pictures, so here they are:

Oh, and I think that Matt and Lindsay had a great time too! Lindsay was always be held and cuddled by all the girls, and Matthew couldn't get enought of the Bishop! It was really cute!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Let Summer Begin!!

We went to my brother's house this weekend for my niece's 2nd Birthday. We had a yummy BBQ, played on the swing set, in the sandbox, and just enjoyed visiting with each other. It made it feel like summer is officially here! Thanks Rick and Heather!! Here are a few cute pictures from Saturday night.