Monday, August 30, 2010


This past weekend, Austin and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary.  Our anniversary was on the 20th, but Austin was in South Carolina.  So this past Friday, Austin took the day off and we all went for a little hike.  We went Little Cotton Wood Canyon (or was it Big Cotton Wood??? Pregnancy brain…) to Secret Lake.  It was such a nice day out and it was awesome to get out and get some exercise.  Right when we were leaving the lake, it started raining and thundering (love thunder in the mountains), and eventually turned into a downpour, but we were to our car by then.  It was a gorgeous hike :)


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So I asked Kylie to turn around and put her hands on her hips…instead she whips out this face and Austin and I about died laughing….

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Later that night, we dropped Kylie off at the grandparents and went up to Salt Lake.  Austin said he would take care of the night and I told him not to tell me what we were doing.  We showed up at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, where my first surprise was eating at The Roof.  I ate there once before, but it had been about 8 years ago.  Ever since then, I have wanted to go back.  So I was more than happy to be eating there :)  I stuffed myself silly and enjoyed every minute of it.  After that we went on a one hour horse drawn carriage ride around Salt Lake.  Our horse’s name was Charley…a better name would be gassy Charley.  He let one rip that about blew us all away.  Then this dog scared him and he kicked his hind legs back and kicked his poop bag that had saw dust shavings in it all over me.  I still don’t know if the bag was poopless or not…  All in all, it was a wonderful anniversary. Thanks so much Austin for such a great night!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy 5 Year Anniversary to us!

5 years ago today, I was sealed to my dear sweet hubby Austin :)  I am so grateful for him and for the wonderful husband and father that he is.  I’m  grateful for this gospel and for the knowledge of knowing that we can be together forever as a family.  I love you Austin!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hogle Zoo

Two days ago I went with my friend Jessica and her little boy Nico to the zoo.  It was so flippin hot outside, but we had a blast :)  Thanks again for coming with me Jess!

027037So this Cheetah was pacing back and forth in front of this window.  It seriously looks like they are having a little conversation.  If they were, I bet it would go something like this:

Kylie:  “Hi Cheetah!  You’re pretty!”

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

30 Weeks

Well, today I am officially 30 weeks!  Wow, this is going by fast!  After many name searches, I think we are going to name her Sierra.  I am so excited to meet her.  Just now, I had Kylie put her hand on my belly because she was kicking like crazy.  After a few seconds, the baby kicked REALLY hard and Kylie got this really scared look on her face and pulled her hand away.  It was seriously the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.  Anyway, things are going great!

Bryce Canyon

A few weeks ago we headed up to Bryce Canyon with Austin’s family. I had never been before and was looking forward to seeing new things. All in all, it was a fantastic place to go. The only 2 things stopping it from being a perfect weekend was 1 – it was COLD and rainy most of the trip, and 2 – the alternator went out on the Jeep. Austin had to drive 85 miles to the nearest Checkers to pick up a new one. It actually worked out rather nicely because he went on Saturday, and it rained the majority of the day. So it wasn’t like we were missing out on hiking or anything. Here are several pictures from our trip.

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Austin turns 30!

On July 31st, my dear sweet, OLD hubby turned 30.  Ok, so 30 isn’t that old.  Heck, I’ll be there in a year and a half.  Good gravy…  ANYWAY, we went up Provo Canyon and had cake and ice-cream with the family.  I made a very special cake for Austin this year.  If I do say so myself, it was a rather crappy looking cake.  See for yourself…


Ha ha, I crack myself up…


Kylie got to spend time with her little cousin Andy.  It was beyond hopeless to get these two to look at me at the same time for a pic.  But I still managed to get some cute ones anyway :)

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That last pic was taken right before Andy almost fell over backwards.  LOL….

Austin, I hope you had a great birthday my dear.  I sure love you!

My little Kylie

My, my, my, has it been a month and a half since I have blogged???  I don’t really have an excuse, other than I’m lazy and lately I’m trying to cram as many books as I can read before the baby comes.  So I’ve been using my free time to read instead of blog.  I’ve read some really awesome books lately (The Help, by Kathryn Stockett is one of them).  So anyway, let me catch up a bit.

I did a little photo shoot with Kylie several weeks ago.  She actually sat still and posed.  Her thing lately is to look anywhere but the camera.  Anyway, here are some cute ones of her.

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