Thursday, October 29, 2009

Four Years!!

We celebrated 4 years yesterday! It was a great anniversary, I loved reminicing with Mike about the past four years together.

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Some of the things that I have come to learn and love about him are:

He enjoys a good faint. He's been know to faint in awkward situations such as temple sealings, getting his blood drawn, just to name a few.

He knows more about budgeting and finances than anyone I know. He is always thinking of a ways to save money. Just recently he started riding his bike to work (20 miles there and back)to get a good workout and of course to save gas money.

He has a fear of people touching his belly button.

He's an avid sports fan.
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He loves the outdoors. He really is a man's man who loves camping, fishing and shooting guns. However is new favorite song to sing and dance to is Taylor Swifts You Belong With Me.( I love watching this, soo funny).
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He has dabbled into male modeling. Ok not really, but I think he would have had a great career.

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One of his favorite things is cuddling with the kids. In fact if he had things his way they would sleep in our bed. NOT HAPPENING!

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He loves a good river trip with his brothers dressed like pirates. He even got me to go when I was eight months pregnant. In fact he says he wants our third child to be born on the river.

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He is ultra sensative to smells. Except for the situation below, he ALWAYS smells everything.

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He has such a fun loving personality, it's hard for some to understand at first, but once you know him you can't help but smile.

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He is the Number One Dad! He even has a hat to prove it.
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I mean honestly how could you not love this face (handle bar mustache and all)
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Monday, October 19, 2009

"Road Trip"

Mike was desperately craving a family road trip, so for the past few weeks he has been using his new best friend (Priceline) to get a super deal on a resort somewhere. Well because we didn't want to spend much money but wanted to stay somewhere nice, instead of staying at the destation of our choice(Sedona or Flagstaff) we ended up staying right here in good old Scottsdale. It was a rough drive but we made it in one piece. At first I had my doubts about this "staycation" to Scottsdale, but really we had such a fun relaxing weekend. I guess it's just really nice to get away sometime no matter where you go.
The boys were fighting over Kennidi's attention in our room.

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This is picture is not posed at all. I had to capture this because I have this joke with Mike that he pampers our kids way too much. In the mornings when Parker comes in our bed he will go to great lengths to make sure he is comfortable. Even if it means taking my pillow from me so Parker can have 4 or 5 surrounding him. Got to love him!
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On Saturday we went to the Wildlife World and Aquarium. This was are first time taking the kids to any type of zoo and Parker just loved every minute of it. He loved seeing all the animals and coping their noises. And no I'm not pregnant again although this really unflattering picture shows otherwise. Believe me I did not want to post this picture but it was the only one of our family together, so what the heck!
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Kennidi enjoyed cruising around in the stroller and being outside. Of course we just so happend to pick the complete worst day to go because it was the hottest day that it has been in weeks. Lucky us!!
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They had a lot of cool things to do with the animals. Parker loved feeding the birds but we had to fight him from eating the apple himself.
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I almost fed Kennidi to the sting rays when she was cranky. That's terrible!! No of course their stingers were off. It was pretty crazy touching these slimy sting rays.
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Not to mention feeding the giraffes with their outrageously long tounges. Eeek!
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Just Lovely. I would love to tell you that Parker is just super smart and he is mimicking the monkey but the monkey's didn't do this.
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This is Kennidi's new favorite thing to do besides clapping her hands, waving bye bye and saying ahh ohh. She is constantly sticking out her cute little tounge. I love this little girl, she cracks me up!

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Parker is attempting to be the sweet big brother that he is and Kennidi just isn't having it.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

I can't believe I have a 2 year old!

My little boy is getting so old. I love my little Parkie he is always making me laugh with with his cute sense of humor. We celebrated his birthday with a Handy Manny Birthday Party. For those of you who aren't familar, Handy Manny is a cartoon on Disney that Parker loves to watch. For the last couple months we have been talking to him about his party and he loves saying it. It's pretty cute. The party turned out great. Special thanks to Tiffany for all of her cute design ideas and to both of our familes for all the help. It was a success! Mike even dressed up for the occasion as "Handy Manny."
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The cake, my pride and joy. We got this idea for a tool box cake off the internet. I think it turned out pretty cute. I want to start a tradition of always making a cake for my kids birthdays. We'll see if I stick too it.
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Once again Parker suprised me by not chowing down his cake. He loves sweeets but both birthdays he just kinda sits there and plays with it. He loved digging all the tools into the cake.

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The party really got off the hook when we started "Stretch Limbo" Stretch is one of Manny's tools.

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My favorite brother in law Austin let us borrow his bounce toy. The kids had a blast.

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