Friday, June 15, 2012

Summerfest 2012

 I LOVE any sort of festival that is outside during the hot summer months.  I love walking around and looking at all of the booths, trying new food, and getting the traditional treats like cotton candy, kettle corn, gelato.  Need I say more?
 Ave was pretty excited for all of the sugary treats!  Plus the cotton candy was PINK!  What more could a girl ask for?
 I love how Ave is eating the cotton candy the same time Thad is.
 Avalee kept asking all night if we could go chase the kids around.  I thought she was talking about the kids who were playing tag next to the concert tent but she ran right in the tent pulling me with her and said, "let's dance mommy!"  This was about 915pm.  She had taken a nasty fall and skid both of her knees pretty bad and was crying and not in the best of moods right before this.  I thought we would dance a few minutes and then head home.  How wrong I was!  These pictures are of her an hour later and about 2 hours past her bedtime.  Guess all that cotton candy gave her a sugar high.  It was such a fun night!
Raise the roof and shake that botty Miss Mae!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012


We decided to go for a family jog. About half way through our job Ave really wanted to get out and run around, so we let her. We started playing her favorite game. Monster. Normally Thad is the "monster" and he chases us. If he catches us it usually ends up in a tickle torture. She just kept running. We were up on ShoreLine Trail which has quite a few big, steep hills you have to climb. She would grab my hand and say, "Hurry Mommy, the Monster is gonna get us!" and then run up the hill squealing with delight. It was so much fun. She literally ran a full mile... In her gold sandals might I add. (Note to self, have Avalee wear running shoes when we take her on our jogs.)

31 Years baby

My 30th Birthday was spent in Hawaii. Not a bad way to spend the big 30, but I didn't have my sisters or my mom there. So this year they left their houses at 630AM and drove all the way up to Logan to take me to breakfast. Ave was awake but Thad told me to go back to bed, so being the lucky birthday girl, I did. A few minutes later he came in and laid with me. I thought I heard a door open and was worried about Ave, but he said she was in her room still. All of the sudden both of my sisters and my mom are at the foot of our bed singing Happy Birthday to me! The best surprise! They took me out to Angies for a yummy breakfast! Then they drove right back home because they all needed to get back for bb games, and other activities with their own families. I am so blessed to have such awesome sisters and a mom who would get up so early and drive 3 hours round trip just to surprise me with a birthday breakfast. They are the best!

When we got back home, Thad and Ave were busy decorating the house for my special day.

Later that night we got a babysitter and Thad took me out to dinner
My favorite, Sushi, of course!


Busy making my favorite cake. ALL homemade, I might add.
A little slice of heaven.
Ave's favorite part about birthdays, blowing out the candles. We did this 3 or 4 times at least.
Sweet girl.
I have the best family in the world.
Thad's present to me was a overnight stay in good Ole' Boise, ID to see Blake Shelton and Dia Frampton! It was such a fun concert!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lost wedding ring

Ave and I had just gotten home from running some errands. She didn't want to come inside. She wanted to stay and play in the car. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to vacuum and clean the car out a bit. As I started to vacuum, dog hair was getting stuck to the brush. I picked it off with my fingers, but then it was stuck to my hand. So what do I do? I start shaking my hand to get the hair off. My hands always shrink when I'm cold and my wedding ring literally slids right over my knuckles. I knew this. But for some reason I continued to shake my hand. Harder and harder trying to get the hair off. Suddenly, I felt my ring go flying. I instantly started to panic. I told Ave that that I had lost my wedding ring and we needed to ask Heavenly Father to help us find it. We knelt down and had a prayer. We spent the next half hour looking for it with no luck. I broke down and started to cry, which was totally counterproductive because you can't SEE very well when your crying. I called Thad pretty upset. He told me not to worry about it. We would find it. We would try again when he got home. It would be dark and we would use flashlights. He was hoping that the light would reflect off the ring and we would find it easily. A short while after that phone conversation it started to snow. I was in trouble. Ave and I went back outside with no luck. I was crying and my sweet little girl was concerned about her mommy. She kept saying, "Mommy you sad?" I would say "yea, I lost my wedding ring that Daddy gave me. It's so special to me and I can't find it" This small conversation happened over and over until Thad got home. He walked in the door and said, "Uh ohhh it's snowing outside." I walked over to him for a hug and whinned, "I knoooowwwwww!" Then he slowly opened his hand and said, "Good thing I found your ring huh!?" Relief washed over me! I couldn't believe it. He came home and spent less than 5 minutes out by the car and found my ring. I kept having the distinct impression throughout this whole process that my ring would be found by my husband when he got home and sure enough it was! I know that Heavenly Father really hears and answers our prayers. If it's important to us, it's important to him too.

Friday, February 17, 2012