Friday, December 24, 2010

Family Pictures 2010

We had family pictures taken back in November. I love how they turned out! Blake was being a typical active little 2 year old so I was worried that we weren't going to get any that turned out good! He was too busy discovering everything to pay attention to the camera! He is the best thing in our lives! We have been blessed in so many ways since he has come to our family! He has the best sense of humor and having conversations with him is my favorite part of the day!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Blake just enjoying his Thanksgiving feast. He had to have those silly glasses on the entire meal! So I have been a little M.I.A lately?? I have not been neglecting my blog on purpose I have just been SOO busy lately! I took a few days off of work the week of Thanksgiving which was nice but before that is when the craziness began. I got a promotion at work which I interviewed for the week of Thanksgiving. I am proud of this promotion because I have worked really hard the past two years to get where I am at and it feels good! I feel very blessed because my job has afforded us a lot of peace of mind in these crazy economic times. I am fortunate to have a husband that supports me and appreciates how hard I work. My family came for Thanksgiving and it was real good to see them. I hadn't seen my sister in over a year so it was fun to catch up. She spent the night and we stayed up and talked and giggled like we were little girls again. My grandpa came as well and I sure do love him. We have always had such a special relationship and I was so happy that he was able to spend time with Blake. Thanksgiving and Christmas are always my favorite time of year because I am reminded of the importance of having an attitude of gratitude. Everyday I realize how blessed and lucky I am to have the life and family that I do. I want to teach Blake about loving others and serving people less fortunate than we are. This year Mitch and I decided that we are going to take gifts to the children's hospital and have Blake hand out some gifts to the kids. Every year I want to take him to do something that requires him to give and love others in need. I haven't quite worked out all the details yet but hopefully everything works out. Running has sort of gone to the back burner because of the promotion and the holidays but I am still determined to finish this goal! Either way I am going to participate in the run even if I have to walk some of it... although I really hope I can do it without walking! Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Week 6 update

Week 6??? What? I can not believe that I am approaching the end of week 6 in training! I am proud of myself because I have kept pretty strict to the schedule. I get up early before work and run. It has gotten to the point that if I don't run I feel guilty! What? It just makes my day run so much more smoothly. I really do love it. Last week I ran 7 miles and was proud of that because it was hard but I have made up my mind that I am going to do this so I am sticking with it! One frustration? I thought I would be losing weight super fast because of how much I am running. Nope, only lost 2 pounds. So if any of you runners out there have any diet advice please let me know! I am determined though. I will keep at it!!

Britney and Josh

It was such a wonderful day! Love you guys!I love what Blake was wearing... little suite, pink tie, and converse shoes! So cute!

Blake was the ring bearer and it was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. He walked the aisle swinging the pillow and holding Mitch's hand. Once he saw me standing at the front he was like "hi mommy... hold you." haha

The beautiful bride and her bridesmaids
Britney got married! I love this picture above... it seriously chokes me up! It is SO sweet how they are looking at each other. I love being around Britney and Josh because you can just tell how much they love each other. It is pretty sweet. Thanks Britney for letting me be a part of your special day! You looked gorgeous!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Can you guess what Blake was for Halloween? Yep he was Mickey Mouse! He had a lot of fun with Ella and Easton. I love that they are friends.

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Halloween!

We took Blake to the pumpkin patch and it was so much fun! Look how serious he is while picking out his pumpkin. He picked up and put down lots of different pumpkins and finally found the one that he wanted! He is so cute and fun right now!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Week 3 Update

So just because I didn't update week 1 or 2 of my training for the half marathon doesn't mean I cant start now, right? Well I am loving it. I really am. I feel so good about myself when I am doing this for lots of reasons. The top two: I am sticking to a goal that I set for myself and I am doing something just for me. I am up to 4 miles now with out having to stop for a break which is a big deal for me because I used to only be able to run 2 miles without a break! Tomorrow is a 5 mile run and I am looking forward to it! Wish me luck!! I will update next week and let you know how I am doing :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mickey Mouse

So like I mentioned before Blake loves Mickey Mouse. Every thing Mickey Mouse. We went and bought him a couple of more friends to add to his collection and now he has to have them every where he is. He loves to watch Mickey Mouse, play with Mickey Mouse, sleepy time with Mickey Mouse... you name it! It is so funny and Mitch and I sometimes wonder what it is about Mickey that he LOVES so much!! Either way it is so cute and he is so fun right now! Here are some highlights about him right now.
  • He is starting to talk in sentences now
  • He loves his family and gives kisses unexpectedly
  • He is funny and likes teasing/joking with us
  • He can count to 15
  • He sings his ABC's
  • He loves trucks, blocks, and his toy truck that he can drive
  • He grabs my face when he wakes up and gives me kisses
  • He loves his daddy
  • He loves the park
  • He loves his friends - Easton and Ella and talks about them often
  • He loves to dance to Mickey Mouse hot dog song
  • He says his prayers
  • He lets me sing to him at night while we have a rock a bye and sometimes he joins in
  • He loves to swim and go to swim lessons

I am having so much fun with him right now. I love having conversations with him and hanging out with him. And honestly when he has his two year old meltdowns I have a hard time not laughing because he is so cute! lol. Love you Blaker Man!!

Weekend Camping Trip

Quick snack in the truck! It was cold and a little tough to sleep with a toddler at night but I am still happy that we went! I love anything that has to do with being outside so it was such a nice break from the valley! I tried to get the sunset in the background... I was right on the edge... and a little freaked out!
Showing mommy the perfect rock to throw in the lake. Blake helping take down the tent! He is a freak for Mickey Mouse. Check out his PJs..

This lake was SO pretty and relaxing!
This weekend we took Blake camping up near Payson. It was a good time. It was definitely different camping with a two year old but I want Blake to love it as much as I did growing up! He had a good time throwing rocks into the lake and hiking around! He is so cute!! Blake and I played while Mitch fished, then at night we had a fire, grilled some burgers and made some smores! It was fun!

Carrie Underwood!

Here she is! She made the stage look like the grand ol opri... someday I will go see the real deal! I had such a fun night!! The weird KNIX barrel guy. haha.

Katy and I before it started. Katy is the cutest prego girl ever..Quick picture during the concert!

So my birthday was back in May but I got Carrie Underwood tickets for it! The concert was the beginning of October and we went with Billy and Katy. We had such a fun night! Carrie Underwood is very good in concert and she is stinkin gorgeous. lol. It was a great time! Thanks friends for coming, you made my birthday lots of fun!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I Am Committed!

I have decided to run PF Chang's half marathon! I am so excited about it! This is something that has been on my list of things that I want to do and so I am going to do it! Training starts the first week of October! Perfect timing... the weather will be great! I have always been nervous about training for this but when I looked at the training schedule I realized that this is 100% something that I can accomplish. I am excited to get my body into great shape, accomplish a goal that I have set for myself, and challenge myself to do something I have always questioned that I could do. Wish me luck, I cant wait!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blake turned TWO!

Thank you to everyone who came! You truly made this a special day for our family! It was a packed house and we had a great time!! Blake LOVES the Walimaa family. And we are so grateful that they are in our lives!!
He bit each car in half then drove them around on the frosting race track. so cute!
Check out the details on this cake. I love it.

Blake loves to drive. I know that sounds weird but now its great because he has his own car!
Blake opening his presents with Daddy... He was so excited! He put his little fists together and said "yes! It's my birthday" haha

We had a pool party for the kids and it was a hit. They especially loved the helicopter pool!
Cassy made his cake/cupcakes again for me this year! Isn't she amazing!?!!
Blake turned two on August 31st... Can you believe it?? I cant. Seriously. I can not believe I have a little 2 year old toddler! He is amazing. We celebrated it Lightening McQueen fashion last weekend and had a great time with our family and friends!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

San Diego 2010

We were sad to leave but very happy that we took the time to go on this quick trip. Blake turned two on Tuesday and he kept saying its my birthday! I'm two! haha!

Then we stopped at Balboa Park and took Blake on the kiddy train! He was so happy!
On our last day we took the trolley around San Diego. It was really cool! The conductor let Blake pull the whistle before we left!
We had such a fun day at the zoo!

I love this picture... a little out of order but it was back in old town San Diego... Blake loved the mariachi band! He was singing along!
Blake called this the sky bus! He wasn't even scared! He was having so much fun!
Next stop the Zebras... Very cool
Quick picture with a bear! I cant believe how close it was!
Zoo Day! We are waiting in line for the tour bus! Blake was very excited!!

We took a tour of old town San Diego and I had to represent the Fargo. haha.
This is my only picture of our beach day... bummer because it was a great time!
Sitting by the bay... Blake would jump in if we let him!

Blake does this thing right now where we say smile... he tries to show his teeth! It is pretty cute!
Like father... like son?? Both making weird faces!

This was a huge Navy ship... Very cool.

Sleeping on the car ride up... He had to have Pooh Bear right there with him!

This past weekend we took a family vacation to San Diego! It was a blast!! I had such a wonderful time hanging out with my two guys. We did so many things together and that was the best part - being together as a family! This was the first vacation that we have taken just the 3 of us and I am so glad that we took the time to do it. The weather was amazing! 70 degrees all day! Blake is so much fun right now and it was the perfect time to go! Brace yourself for lots of pictures!!