Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Litte R&R Cabin Trip!

Where to start... To finish up the great R&R visit, our sister in law Melissa hooked us up with the family condo in Brian Head. And we had a blast!!! When we first went up there, there was no snow... And the last couple days we were there it snowed and snowed and snowed! It was so fun to just relax and watch it snow outside. We took four wheelers up with us and went on several four wheeler rides in the snow... The last day before we headed out we decided to tie sleds up to the back of the four wheelers. We had soooooo much fun! The dogs loved it too, they would just run along side of the sled. They were freezing by the time we were done. I guess we all were!

This is before we headed out, We were pretty excited! We invited our good friends the McArthur Family... It was tons of fun being up there with them.

This is some pictures Luke took of the cabin/condo we were in! It was very relaxing, a good way to end the last of our two weeks together.

Here is what we saw from our balcony... Snow! And of course the club house, which we got to enjoy the sauna after one of our freezing cold four wheeler rides.

And what else.. Food! We had such yummy food! We had breakfast burritos, enchiladas, stew, big yummy sandwiches, french toast, and so much more. We didn't shy away from bringing enough food. There is nothing more relaxing then having a full tummy... We also played lots of games some including, aggravation, battle of the sexes (which the guys won only by cheating.. lol). And we also watched Toy Story 3 a least 100 times... It was the only movie we had and Eli wanted to watch it over and over again. Well we mad lots of memories here and loved to be together. Thanks to all who made it possible! Can't wait till Luke gets back to make some more memories! I love you honey!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Photo Shoot, Part 2

Here are the last of them!!! I loved them all, show I decided to show all of them! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Love the GREAT PICS of the boys!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Photo Shoot, Part 1

OK, these are pictures we took before Luke came for R&R! It was a surprise, I needed some pictures of us to make for a calender! I think they turned out amazing! My sister Miriam did them, her company is Remember Me Photography. She is an AMAZING photographer! Thank You!

Sweet Baby Thad!

I can't leave out my Baby Thadeus! Well at the Birthday party it was Thadeus's first time eating Solids (Carrots)! He had rice cereal before, but I decided to start him on his veggies. If any of that makes sense... lol! Anyways, he turned 6 months on Nov. 23rd! Can you believe it... So basically he will be 7 months next week.

He is the best baby EVER! And such a blessing to have. He is my saving grace after a hard day! Eli is so challenging some times (Terrible 2's MEMBER) and Thadeus just reminds me that its ok! He reminds me of the great blessing it is to have such amazing stong willed boys! Obviously, I am just a little emotional tonight, but am feeling so grateful for my boys in my life! Thadeus can roll over, sit by himself, and is ALWAYS HAPPY! Seriously he is! Just one smile from that kid and he just melts you... Thank you Thad for being the little sweet baby you are!!! I love you!

Elijah's 2nd Birthday Party!

My Sweet Baby Boy isn't a baby any more! I know this is a very late Blog, but with good reason... My little Eli turned 2 ("sigh")! He turned two Sept 12th.. I decided to wait to celebrate it when Luke came home from R&R. It was just a small little party, that we all could enjoy.

Elijah Dale Park is such an amazing little kid! He loves cars, trains, rocket (little Einsteins), books, Toy Story, his little brother, his daddy, loves being outdoors, and loves to be into everything. He also loves to be a little helper, loves to make his little brother laugh, and basically loves to love anyone he can. He is my little man! I am so grateful for him and probable don't show it enough! He brings the light and love in my life that no one could. He makes me laugh, cry, mad, etc... Just like his daddy does! He is also very much a two year old! I am hoping the fit throwing and the terrible two stage will end soon. But most of all I love to wake up to his smiling face! He is always happy to see me and so willing to show his love to me and everyone else. He teaches me everyday! I am so blessed to have such a sweet and innocent spirit in my life! I love you my little Googy (Eli)!

Well, enough of the sappy mom stuff... We had an awesome party for him. It was Nascar themed! I am so mad I didn't take a picture of the tire we had out front. Luke was so nice to get our spare tire out and put balloons on it, it was outside so everyone new the party was here! So sweet and really neat. Thanks babe! So we had Papa Johns Pizza (my fav), sprite and raspberry sherbet punch, and of course cake and ice cream!

Here are my attempted decorations... Thanks to my mom and Luke for you help. I didn't have much time to do it all. But I think it turned out fantastic!

Presents! Presents! Presents! Eli had a blast opening all of them. Thank you to all who gave him one! He loves every single one of them. At the end of it, he was sick of opening the presents! LOL He just wanted to sit and play with the presents he had! My funny Kid! Well, I just wan to wish my Little Eli a Happy 2nd Birthday! And I am so glad Luke was able to experience it with me...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Picking Luke up!

Traveling back to the U.S. from Afghanistan is a long process... It takes up to a week or more. The day before Luke left he got really sick, he had to have 2 IV's from dehydration. The doctors there were not going to let him come home. But since he had kidney stones there was not much they could do with him there. So Luke's travel home he was passing kidney stones and was heavily drugged with pain meds. So when I finally picked him up at the airport Oct 29th, he looked like a walking ZOMBIE! My poor hubby! My brother in law Matt hooked us up with some great reservation a "THE M RESORT", it was an amazing suite! Thank you Matt! This is a picture of us at the Hotel headed out for some dinner! Which we had Capriotti's... Yum! It was a great night together! I am so grateful to have such an amazing husband. I love you baby!!!

Halloween 2010

Well sorry for the long wait on the post... But I am going to try to completely update the blog within the next few days! Luke says it is my chore for the week.
So... For Halloween we did our dressing up for the Trunk'r'Treat, a few days before Halloween. Luke coming home for R&R somewhere around Halloween, so I we had our Halloween a few days before just in case. Eli dressed up as a pirate... He did not won't to wear all of his costume so you can't really see his outfit in full. Thadeus was a cute little dinosaur, and I was a pretty fairy! (didn't put much thought to any of the costumes, they were all borrowed. I was to stressed with Luke coming home and didn't have much time). Eli went around to all the trunks to get candy and thought it was the greatest thing i the world. It was fun to see him enjoy it this year. Last year he didn't like putting his candy in his bag, he would cry a scream. Didn't understand the part that he was going to get more candy! Anyways, it was a fun year, hopefully next year I can enjoy it a little more!