Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I'm in LOVE

My sis in law, Angela decided that for Christmas they were going to pay for a photo family session. Picture taking is challenging with the little ones but I think we got some real gems. Thanks for the Christmas present Angela and Treavor! Oh and a big shout out to the photog, Heather Bliss. I love that girl. Angela is lucky to have her as a sister:)

 Sometimes we're a little on the crazy side...only sometimes. 

^ And this my friends is my favorite. It is being printed and hung in our room pronto...

(my second favorite^^) 

This little man has been letting his big personality show much more lately. It's so fun to capture his silly antics on a big camera!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Temple Lights and Trains

I'd like to say that I'm on top of things. I'm not. So when Zach and I were on our awesome anniversary getaway we decided to check the Disney store for the last gift we needed to get for Canyon. They had it but we didn't want to have to lug it around for the rest of the night so we decided to buy it later at the Disney store closer to home.

Fast forward a few days, they didn't have it. I called the one in Salt Lake and they were all sold out too. Darn. Then we decided on a different gift and the only store that had one in stock was in Salt Lake. Phew.

We headed up to the "big city" as Canyon would have put it. City Creek Center was packed but oh so beautiful. I'm excited to say we decided to make a night of the trip. After picking up the mystery Christmas gift (which I was able to keep miraculously hidden from C all night long despite it's large girth) we had a little dinner in the food court and walked to Temple Square. Canyon LOVED all the lights but the funny thing is he loved the water features even more. Guess the little man might follow in his daddy's footsteps and design water parks.

(poor quality but look at his face! I love it!!)

While we were walking around Canyon spotted the TRAX trains. If you know my son you know he has a slight obsession with that form of transportation. We were walking back to our car and we had to cross in a crosswalk that led us right over the tracks. C was up on Zach's shoulders and sweetly said, "Dad, Can we please please please ride the train? Please please please?" Now how do you say no to such a sweet request. We bought two tickets (My school ID get's me on free) and rode the train for a while. That little boy was in heaven. I don't know if I'll ever see him happier than he was during that train ride.

(the only reason he's not smiling like a crazy man right here is because he's not thrilled that I want him to look at the camera when all he really wants to do is look out the window as the train flies by all the cars and buildings:)

I love date night with my boys. Let's just see how Christmas morning goes:) I think it'll be a Christmas to remember.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blog? What's that??

I totally feel like I've neglected my blog. Between the end of the semester, holidays, job shifting and a broken (or dead) camera, blogging has been nicely placed on the bottom of my to do list.

Since I've finished off school I guess I'll try to update cyber space on our happenings.

Other than a really fun November (including a Thanksgiving trip to Sin City) and the best 4 year anniversary a girl could ask for (I know you are so shocked we've made it 4 years but what can I say, I married a stud:), things have been a little mellow at our house. I've been slowly making the transition to stay-at-home mommy-hood and LOVE it. My last day at work will most likely be Wednesday of next week and I'll officially be home. To help with the lost income, I have started watching two sweet kiddos. Canyon thinks this is the BEST arrangement ever, friends to play with every single day. This morning the first words out of his mouth were "Are my friends here yet?" He was a little disappointed that they weren't due to arrive for another thirty minutes but was happy to get the toys ready for them.

Christmas time has been utterly marvelous this year. C finally understands what's going on and is always singing Christmas carols, talking about Santa and Baby Jesus, and asking when he can open the gifts under the tree.

We've gotten better at FaceTiming my family often and I keep screen shooting some serious gems. Canyon is so lucky to have such fun grandparents. In case you didn't see them when I posted them on Instagram and Facebook  I'll include them. Maybe to make my mom that much more furious at me or maybe so you can see how much we wish we were near them all the time, you can decide:)

I love both of those faces oh so much, don't you? And doesn't that mother of mine look fantastic? I wouldn't guess she's a grandma if I wasn't the mother of her grandson.

We love you all and hope you are enjoying your holidays. I think I shall post more often, just to give you some light reading of course.