Sunday, November 16, 2008

Recent Lily Bug Pics...

Yep! Lily Belle, sittin up by herself like a big girl! (7mos)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Take your Daughter to Work Day!

Lily got to see what Daddy's work was all about...

Driving the Truck!

Watching a Fire Show...
Eating Cotton Candy for the First time! I think she kinda likes it...

Daddy in ACTION!

(Grady is on the Far left)

Lily's Lovin it!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Little of Nothin'...

This is Grady dancing with Shari! Yes, I actually got him out! Hard to believe, but it even looks like we are even having fun in this picture! (Truth is, he actually did have fun! Spazmatics is always a good time!) You all know I love to dance! ...Things like this give me balance in life! Sometimes you just gotta let loose and be wild for a change... even if you have kids!
Oh and my ladies, they were there too! Hit it up! Let Loose! Spazmatics on Saturday nights is an 80"s cover band and play all the fun pop 80's music! They do a dang good job too!

"THE BUNKINS'" bath time! ...All clean now! Look how cute I am...
Thank You Desert Industries! These are my latest find! This one was $5...
...and this one was $10! They are so cool and vintage! Of course they had the most hammered shades on them, so we just replaced them with new ones! Sometimes DI rocks! Sometimes.
Grady and Lily caught watching Baby Einstein! What a good dad, make her smart!

This is my Step mom Michele! We loved to have her come visit!
It's a random post, I know, sorry.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

...We're still alive!

I used to be so good at this... but lately, I've been the worst blogger ever!
Things have happened in our lives...
First of all... WE PIERCED LILY'S EARS! Some of you may be thinking I'm the worst mom ever, but I think there is no better time to do it than when they are little little. The reason is solely this: they won't tug, pull, and fidget with the earrings to cause any infection!

We just went to Claire's, and they actually did a wonderful job...
This is the actual second before the piercing...
Poor Lily Belle... (but look how cute her ears are!) ;)
Looks like she's doin ok with Dad!

Secondly, here are just a couple of pictures of our new house! I actually want to take a little tour video of the house and post it... I think that will be more fun to see, I just have yet to do it!

One of my favorite things about this house it that it faces East and West... you can see that it has a lot of windows and the sun just lights it up so well. These pics are only of the kitchen/living room... it's very open, which I love! The house definitely need paint though...
I also am obsessed with the hand scraped hard wood floors!
We just hit our THIRD year! AUGUST 25th 2005!
It feels so much longer than that because we have actually been together since 2002 (six years)!
It's crazy how much has happened for him and I in six years...mainly Lily.

Grady took me to Park City for the night, we went to dinner and stayed at the Deer Valley club. It was beautiful. In the morning spent some time by the pool, then he took me to the Stein-Erikson lodge for the most incredible brunch I've ever seen or eaten in my life! (It put every country club I'd ever eaten at to shame!) I love you so much baby... good work this year!

Lastly, I introduced solids to Lily! This clip is cute, I don't think she knows what to do with the food except for to wear it!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Bumbo!

Best invention known to The Baby! Every parent must own this and if you don't, go buy it! Lil loves the Bumbo; I love the BUMBO! Check my crazy baby out! Sittin up like a BIG girl for only $40 dollars!
She's got her Bling Bling and my shades! Could she get any cooler? She is So popular! "Who wants to have lunch with me in my San Diego sun hat? Anyone?"
BUMBO goes boating! She loves to sit in it naked and have water poured on her like a princess in the summer sun! And I just thought this was a cute non-bumbo pic... (taken on the day we moved! More on the NEW house to be continued...)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Our Dad, Lily's Beloved Grandpa Don

This is a super emotional post. This is Grady's father Don, married to his mother Fairy, who just passed away on July 26th 2008. Don was so incredible. He truly was the most Christ-like person I knew. He passed away during the Spud Man Triathlon in Idaho. He was only in the beginning of the swim, (a little over a tenth of the way into it), when he passed away. Don lead the wave he was in when he suddenly stopped swimming. Two women swam over to him and asked him if he was ok. They reported that he could not speak or respond to them. They said that his eyes were open under his goggles, he had a peaceful look on his face, and then he started sinking. The women tried to keep his body afloat, but were not strong enough. Don was only 60 years old. The autopsy was inconclusive. It actually stated that Don had the heart of a 25 year old. I believe now, that Heavenly Father took him because he needed Don in Heaven. I believe that Don's work here on Earth was completed with emese success and that he lived his life to the fullest. I absolutly love and admire Don, and with every part of me want to strive to live my life like he lived his.
(about 1 mo. ago)
I think this is the hardest part for me. Knowing that my little Lily, will never have the opportunity to know how great of a man her Grandpa was. Of course, I will teach her all I can about him, but I was really looking forward to all the things he had instore for her! I am so thankful that he had the opportunity, in her short life of 4 months, to take her for 12 hours, just her and him, while I was at work. He adored Lily, and I know he adored having her all to his self. I believe that Lily visits him while she sleeps. I kinda feel like babies haven't passed through the veil completly yet.
(our wedding)
Don was the most giving man in the world. He just barely suprised Grady with a new BBQ for his birthday because he knew we were having a backyard BBQ party with Grady's friends. Don was always doing things like that. I wish I had enough room to list all the giving things he has done for us, but the post would take way to long to load! But more importantly, I wish I had enough room to tell you how much he has changed my life. If I honestly could make it to be as good of a man as he was, I will have reached a point in life where I could be "beamed" up to Heaven as he was!
Grady and I bought Don and Fairy Family pictures for Christmas because it was about ten years ago since the last time they had them taken. We just barely had them done about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Don was so thankful for them. If he had any idea how thankful we were to have taken them! These are so precious to us. (You might have remembered my post a couple times back, these were on the say day.)
Fairy is doing just ok. Somedays she is strong, and others, well, they are just hard. Don will never, ever be forgotten. And I hope we never forget how much he loved us. I hope we never loose sight of how he lived his life. He was such and example. I believe Don lived a wonderful successful life, and I am so thankful he was my father-in-law. He was incredible, I live you Don.

Don's 60th Birthday bash at TGI Friday's. You can see how much he was loved just by this short clip. (Look at how many people came to his birthday.) Don was the CEO of the TGI friday's franchise here in Utah and Idaho. He also owned all the Winger's resturants. Don was successful with his work, but always put his family before anything else. In his honor,

" Love in your heart wasn't meant there to stay, Love isn't love till you give it away!"

Sunday, July 13, 2008

So much has happened! So much to say...

It's been a little since my last post and I have so much news! Here it is in order from most recent to least recent:

1. I'M BOTOX AND JUVEDERM (dermal fillers) CERITIFIED!!! So all you ladies reading this, (and men), if you hate your wrinkles: POOOF! Be gone! These products are so amazing! Ok, I just want to say that I have done an extensive amount of research on the products and I'm in love. Mind you, I do have a BSN in Nursing... so I DO have a clue on the biochemical reactions that take place with the products and THEY ARE TOTALLY SAFE AND STAND BY WHAT THEY DO! Botox itself, simply relaxes the facial muscles so that you cannot form the unwanted wrinkles that age us, and Juvederm is a Dermal Filler. It replaces the collagen matrix that has been destroyed with sun and age, filling in those wrinkles and making the face look more youthful. Excited??? You should be! Call me if you want to know more, I'll keep it confidential and give you the info you've always wanted to know!!!

2. Thank You LouandLee! My Friend Ann is so Talented! Look at Lily's headband...AMAZING. She makes these. But they are different from the bows you see in girly boutiques because she hand crafts them all with felt. They are just beautiful. You can look at her stuff by clicking on Ann's blog through my links.
Lily is holding up her head so well now. She also has discovered her feet, and is sleeping TWELVE hours a night! From 9pm to 9am. She's an Angel.

3. We Sold Our House!!!! Thank the Lord cuz our neighborhood was really starting to KILL me! We also put an offer on a new beautiful home and it was accepted so we are also under contract with another house! It is SO much better than the one we are in now! I'll post pictures of it once it's ours! Just a little about it: It has all liveable space, hand carved hard wood floors and tile, a huge master suite with walk-in closest, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower, four car garage, and four bedrooms! We are so extremely excited!

BYE, BYE OLD HOUSE... We will miss you... or will we??? Maybe just the good times and parties we had in it! Here are a few inside pics of the old house! Can't wait to compare them to the new one!

4. Just a little ditty about our Fourth of July (my birthday)... I started the day with the 10K. It was awesome, but I almost died the next 2 days after from sore out of shape muscles. Grady drove the fire truck in the parade and then we watched it. We BBQ'd w/ G's family, then of course took the boat out. Good day! Good birthday! Lastly we went to STADIUM OF FIRE, Fire, fire!!! You must see this video... and no, it was not the grand finale! But it WAS the most incredible firework show I'd ever seen in my life! Seriously. You'll see:

Lil in her Red, White, and Blue!
Lastly, 5. Grady's Softball is over :( And ended in a BRAWL! K, so it all was good, the wives and children watching the game, having a good time, and eating popsicles while our hubbies were winning. Then suddenly, the other team got pissed about one of our guys bumping into him while rounding the bases and started shoving our first base runner! Next thing we know... BOTH TEAMS WERE IN A FULL ON BRAWL! It looked like a Tazmanian Devil cloud of dust out there and we, (the wives), were trying to hide the children from the rage! One guy from the other team stomped on one of our guys' face with a cleat, then came running after our other team members with a baseball bat! It was out of control! We called the cops and he, (the crazy other team member), is having charges pressed! OVER A FREAKING RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL GAME!!! Goes to show what pride and jealously do...
Here we are: happy and watching the game... I didn't get a pic of us after the fight. Maybe cuz we were mad too amp'd up!

Our team member, Chris, and his black eye from the wild cleat stomping! WTF right?

That's everything new for now...