Saturday, April 24, 2010

Craig's Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
April 15th (tax day) is my step dad's birthday so we went out to Le Nonne's to celebrate! We had such a wonderful time! It is so nice having him and mom home finally!! (In case you didn't know, they've been in California since before Christmas and we sure did miss them... Skype just wasn't cuttin it anymore!)
Happy Birthday Craig!!!!!!!

Our little family

Em with gwanma and gwanpa... CHEESE

He's a big boy now, he feeds himself haha. Man my kiddo is crazy about puffs!

Boise, Easter and Yard Work

Game Time
The Llama's had their first tournament for the season a couple of weekends ago up in Boise, Idaho. It was an entertaining drive up with me, Sky and Oly in the front seat of the truck and Shawn, Keno and Em in the backseat! There is never a dull moment with those boys! :)

The tournament was fun but the weather could have been better! It was chilly and overcast pretty much all weekend. But it sure was nice to be outside! We watched games and hung out and really enjoyed a laid back weekend.

Em ready for some ball games!

Daddy warming up

On Saturday after the boys were done playing we went to dinner and then over to Sky's parents hotel and went swimming. It was Em's first time and he really had fun! He's my little fish... but I wasn't too surprised, bathtime is his favorite! We are looking forward to many days at the pool this summer!

Let's go swimmin dad!

Promise he had fun.... my camera died before I could take pictures of him splashin around!


We went up to Mel and Vicki's for Easter and had a fun time! Em got a cute Llama's sweatshirt, some yummy yogurt melts and a Dinosaur book from grandma

Cute boy

Easter boy with his goodies

Yard Work

Now that spring is FINALLY here we've been excited to get our yard in! So first things first....

Last weekend we started putting in our sprinkler system. Thank goodness for our friend Jeremy (Evans Concrete) and for Craig who came over and trenched!!! That would have taken a month by hand! Then Keno and Mel helped us put all the PVC in and get flex pipe run for the sprinkler heads. We're blessed to have such amazing friends that are always here to help and for Sky's dad that is down every time we need a hand with projects! THANKS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!


Water break!

Our lil supervisor! He made sure we were doin it right :)

Today Lance (LC Paving) came and poured our decorative curbing for the planter beds. It turned out wonderful and I can't wait to plant some flowers! Jeremy dug out a hole for our future fire pit (cannot wait to sit around it at night and roast marshmellows and feel like we're campin in our own back yard)

We will being doing concrete work the next few weekends then plantin seed! Oh man I can't wait til we have a lawn!!!!!!!!

Long awaited updates!

Yep, I stink at updating our blog!!! But I promise, it drives me crazy and I AM trying to get better about it! :)

Where to begin.....

Last month was one of the hardest but best months we've had in a long time. Emmery had his first ever plane ride(s) when we took a trip back to Arkansas. Em, Sky and I flew back to be with my family and my grandpa as he passed away. Like I said, one of the hardest things ever. The silver lining? Being with my family. It was truly wonderful to be with all of them! I was so grateful we were able to be there with grandpa. He got to meet his great grandson and that was one of the most special moments for me. Even though he wasn't able to open his eyes or talk to us, we knew he knew Emmery was there. It was a beautiful moment for all of us.

Em was a trouper for the entire trip! We had two plane rides each way and it was only on our las flight home that he declared that he was DONE! :) Can't blame him.

Here are some pictures from our trip....

Emmery and Grandpa at the Airport

We had lots of catchin up to do

Emmery and Great Grandma, he sure loves her!!!!

My cousin Dan trying to show Em how to "real" crawl :) Which he mastered by the end of the trip... Thanks Dan, now its not so easy to keep up with him! hahaha

The two loves of my life! Catching a quick snooze while mom finished getting ready. We had a long drive to McCrory where my grandma grew up and where my grandpa's funeral was held.

So wonderful seeing my dad and my son together. Really made everything in the world seem ok!

My grandma and dad

My grandma, one of the strongest, most loving, amazing women in the world. I love you so much Grandma!

My boys! Oh my goodness aren't they so handsome?! I'm one very lucky girl! I cannot thank my amazing husband enough. He was my rock and I don't know what I would have done without him.

Don't mind my puffy face, there had been lots of crying prior to this picture, but I had to post one with me and my sweet baby.

Me, dad, Sky and Em

After the funeral, before we headed back to Lakeview, we took a little drive to where the house that my grandma grew up in used to stand. Grandma and dad relived stories and it was fun that Sky got to know so much more about my family.

Grandma and Sky

Me and grandma

The night before we flew home, Em, Sky and I went to the lake by my grandparent's home and watched the sunset. It was so peaceful and the best way to end the trip. While we were sitting there watching the sun set I saw this fishing boat, it brought up so many wonderful memories of my grandpa. He was truly a wonderful man! He made us all feel so loved. He made everything fun! And he will be VERY VERY missed. Love you grandpa!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm so behind....

Please stay tuned in the next few days for big updates. I'm sorry I'm so behind on this but life has thrown curveballs!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christmas 2009

Our Christmas this year was wonderful! We celebrated with Mom and Craig and the puppies before they went to California. The puppies all got adorable Christmas outfits that they looked oh so cute in! Billy's played this little "HoHoHo" jingle and drove him crazy haha. Then on Christmas Eve we went to Sky's parents. We celebrated Christmas up there and Em was a hoot! he LOVED ripping the paper off the presents!!! We all got spoiled this year and I'm so very thankful for my amazing family!


And Riley and Em... he loves his cousin!

Mom got Sky a mug with Em's picture on it to go along with his new coffee maker!

Em very excitedly opening presents :)

In an attempt to get Riley to go to sleep so Santa could come Sky taught her the "Watch the inside of your eyelids" game... she didn't find it very amusing.

Daddy kisses! And the puppies all dressed up!

Our Home!

I apologize it has taken me so long to get this updated, but we've been very very busy!! Christmas this year was wonderful! We officially closed on our house Christmas Eve! It was the best Christmas present we could have gotten. We moved in the day after Christmas. I was totally prepared to get everything unpacked and put away by the end of the weekend... but my body had other plans! I woke up Sunday morning feeling like I'd been hit by a Mack truck! Very long story short, I tried all week to put stuff away and be productive and I just kept getting sicker. I finally went to the doctor that Thursday and found out I had a viral infection and pneumonia. I took it easy after that! Our house is finally all put away and WE LOVE IT!!!!

This was taken when they were finishing up the siding. I don't have a newer one yet, but I'll get one!

Master Bedroom

Master Bed 2

Master Bath

Living Room - this room isn't quite finished in the decorating category

Dining Room


1/2 Bath off dining room

Upstairs Family Room

Emmery's Room

Em/Guest Bath

My office and the guest bedroom are still basically storage rooms for the moment so no pics of them! :)