Thursday, December 2, 2010

Where did 2010 go?

I didn't expect that year to go by so fast, or to let my blog fall behind. My friend Tara, told me I had to update it so she could keep in touch and see what is going on with our lives! All sorts of family members will be happy to see I have updated and added some pictures! Lets see if I can remember what has happened this past year!

January- was my last post, we had Mark's mom in town for his 27th birthday! We had a wonderful dinner straight out of the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook! Love her food and love her!

February- Well in the last post I posted some of the cute crafts I made. Not much happened, well, maybe it's because I can't remember.

March- Celebrated St. Patrick's Day, started working on cute spring crafts. Which I will have a few pictures posted somewhere in this post.

April- Started working out at the gym, doing The Biggest Loser competition at Desert Palms Fitness center. I had lots of motivation, I don't know where it all went. I ended up losing 9 inches across my body and 7 lbs.

May- Desiree got married and chose me to be her Matron of Honor, and what an honor it was to be a part of her wedding. I made a jacket for her to wear, she bought the jacket and I put Mrs. Beacham on the back. Super Cute! I also ran a 5 K, completing it in 39.22! It was at midnight so nice and cool outside. I feel like this is the best shape I have been in awhile.

June- I celebrated my 26th birthday! We didn't do much, how sad I really can't remember. I think we had a BBQ with some friends at my Auntie and Uncle's house! It was a blast.

July- My sweet baby girl turned 4, where does the time go. We also went to Lake Powell, it was Mark's first time. We had a blast camping out in 100 + degree weather. Taylor learned to love the water and swim by herself, thanks to her LIFE JACKET!

August- Taylor started Pre-school out at Watch Me Grow Preschool, with Grandma Smith and Mrs. Julie. She is learning how to write her letters and what sounds they make, she has been doing such a wonderful job. Taylor had her very first Dentist appointment, she had to have a cavity filled. She talks about the dentist filled her tooth with toilet paper! Oh, I love her and all the things she says.

September- We have just been home and hanging out with friends and family. Getting ready for our vacation to Mark's parents house at the end of October. We also spent some time with THE WILSON family out in the BLM, hanging out and riding Dirtbikes!

October- I ran my second 5k, not sure why.. Oh, wait I know, I wanted to hang out with my friend Tara! Thanks for inspiring me to get off my lazy A. Also, to support a good cause BREAST CANCER! Taylor has been asking for months if she could be Princess Peach for Halloween, So I found a pink dress and a blonde wig for her to wear. I also found a crown and some pink high heels for kids. She looked super cute. We spent Halloween in Missouri, with Mark's Parents. While out trick or treating Taylor ran into Luigi and Mario! While in Missouri we went to Silver Dollar City, in Branson. Taylor is tall enough to ride some of their roller coasters. What a brave little girl we have, she loved the roller coaster and all the kid rides. We had the chance to head down to California to go to the X-Games. EXCITING! Super Fun.

November- for the first two weeks we were still in Missouri, hanging out with family. Our friends picked us up from the airport and we hung out did a little Christmas shopping and came home. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Star and Shawn's house. Christine, Kevin and Family came down, we spent several nights with them playing games. One night while playing games, Taylor and Katelynn got a hold of our Camera.... Wow, I am impressed with their photo skills.
We sure do miss you guys. One of my best est friends moved back home to Oregon! I will miss her dearly, but am super for her and her family. I am grateful for the wonderful time I have had with her. I am glad I still have JULIE down here!

I think I did pretty good with the updates. I promise to post more often to keep in touch with all those people who like to keep in touch with our family. We are Thankful to have such a wonderful family and such wonderful friends who bless us everyday!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Crafts I have Made!

Playing in the Snow!

We never really get to play in the snow, living in beautiful sunny St. George. So we decided we would head towards Pine valley and let Taylor have her first snowball fight! I thought for sure she would cry when she fell onto the snow covered ground, but she got right back up and just laughed.

This past winter we bought the original Frosty the Snowman cartoon and Taylor became obsessed with Frosty. Anyways, there is a part in the movie where they put a hat on frosty and he comes to life! On our way up to the snow she said, " I can't wait to put my hat on Frosty!" I didn't want to say anything, but I thought I better so she didn't freak out while we were up there! Kids are just to Cute.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mark

Happy Birthday to Mark, he turned 27 on January 11, 2010! He is not to big on birthdays, he has never really let me invite friends over and celebrate. Well, he changed his mind this year. On Saturday we went to our friend Tara and Tommy's house for dinner with Mark's mom. We made a wonderful dinner and thanks to, Pioneer Women for her recipes! We made Chicken Fried Steak, Creamy Mashed Potato's, and last but not LEAST Mt. Dew Apple Dumplings. Oh, my what a wonderful meal.

On Sunday, we went to my aunt and uncle's house for dinner, because we were celebrating my Grandma's birthday amd Marks at the same time. We had some wonderful tasting Spaghetti and my aunt made Mark a Pecan Pie.

Monday, Mark's actual birthday we picked up Papa Murphy's pizza and invited Mark's friends Brady and Abee and Peter over for dinner and games. While the girls played the Train game the boys played call of duty moder welfare.

Mark, We love you and are glad to have you be a part of our little family. Thanks for all you do for us.