Friday, November 14, 2008

The Fun Doesn't Stop

Last weekend was Girl's Night Out in Park City. All of the mothers and daughters on Clint's side of the family got together and stayed the night in a hotel up at Park City. We went out to dinner, sat in the hot tub, stayed up late talking and went shopping. I am so blessed to have married into such a great family.

The fun didn't stop there. On Sunday we celebrated Clint's Birthday. I know I'm a little late at posting this but I just wanted to tell my Clinters how much I love him and how grateful I am to be married to such a spectacular guy.

And to keep the fun alive, Clint and I will be traveling to this beautiful locale tomorrow:

See ya in 10 days!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Catch-Up

The first snowfall of the season occurred in early October. We woke up Sunday morning to a blanket of glistening snow covering the ground which Easton immediately wanted to play in.

For those of you who may not know, Clint is quite the dancer and loves to dance with Sandie. The grapevine is his favorite move as seen here. Just look at the great form and style he has. Now if only I could get him to take me dancing.

After playing in the chilly snow it was time for hot chocolate and "blue white treat" as Easton calls the Cool Whip.

Random Facts

My darling friend Jeana tagged me some time ago and I am finally posting the tag. I am supposed to list 7 Random Facts about myself.

1. I love a.m. talk radio and rarely listen to music any more. Man- am I old and boring or what?

2. I spend at least an hour a week cutting and organizing my coupons.

3. I always grind my teeth when I get excited.

4. I cry when I'm happy, sad, mad, angry, frustrated, nervous- actually any emotion I have is tied to my tear ducts. The good news is that while I'm pregnant the waterworks are even more hyper-sensitive. (Just ask my husband.) Look at me wrong and I most likely will start crying.

5. I enjoy reading books about money and investing.

6. I always talk to Easton in a funny way because he is so darn cute. I might say something like "Hey juice-a loop-a fruit-a scoop. " I'm probably not helping him develop his language skills much with phrases such as this.

7. I had a paper route from 7th grade until 11th grade.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

While sitting down to lunch one day I was starving so I quickly began to eat my soup. I heard a sweet little voice say, "prayer mommy, prayer." I looked at my little boy who had his arms folded and was anxiously waiting for me to say the blessing over our food. At that moment I felt such complete joy and love for my little Easton who reminded me of how important my example is to him. Even though I often think he is not paying attention to anything I say or do, I realized he does notice and he is learning. That simple phrase, spoken from the mouth of a two year-old, motivates me to continue to try strive to be a better mother everyday. It's moments such as these that make the challenges of motherhood so very worth it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Blog Catch-Up

As I mentioned earlier I wanted to catch-up on some of my posts. Well, a few weeks ago we went to Colorado to visit the family. Sean and Dani are both attending college but all of the kids managed to make it home on the same weekend. We decided to take some family photos. Let me just say it's very difficult to take the photos and be in them as well. I had to run like the wind in order to make it into this shot before my camera went off. Needless to say I am really out of shape and was a bit sore the next day.

The highlight of the weekend for Easton was riding on the motorcycle with Uncle Sean and Dad. He also loved digging in the garden with Grandpa Bob- where they managed to harvest potatoes, carrots, parsnips or 'snips' as Easton calls them, and gummy worms. I didn't know gummy worms grew in the garden but apparently at Grandpa's house they do.

I love spending time with my family and was grateful we had the opportunity to all be together for the weekend.

Our Little Monster

Easton was "Sully" from Monsters Inc. for Halloween. I was nervous he wouldn't wear his costume because every time I put it on him he immediately wanted it off. (Can't say I blame him. Who wants a bunch of fur in their face.) However, once he realized people gave him candy while wearing his costume- he loved it.
Sandy was an ATF bomb sniffer dog.

Running around the neighborhood with cousin Jake as fast as their little legs would take them in order to gather as much candy as possible. That's my boy!
Easton is now working on getting diabetes. He insists he eat his whole bucket of candy at once. What's a mom to do? I enjoy eating the candy as much as he does. Those kit kat's are delicious.