Friday, December 19, 2008

Just some silly pictures...of a silly boy!

Santa Claus...or maybe not!

We went to a friends Christmas party a couple weeks ago and Santa was gonna be there. I was so excited to get a picture with Preston on his lap because I really didn't want to go to the mall. The Santa's at our malls arent my favorite. He doesnt wear his traditional suit, he wears pjs and has no hat or anything. But i guess it didn't matter anyways...Preston DID NOT like Santa at all!! When Santa walked in Preston just stared at him and followed him across the room, but when it was time to sit on his lap, Preston held on to his cookie for dear life and screamed. I guess everyone has to have one picture like this. Maybe next year he'll be a little bit more excited.

Let's try again....

We then went to my Mom's ward's Christmas party and mommy wanted to give Santa one more try. Well, this time when Preston saw Santa, he held on to me as tight as he could! This time I had Gentri and Harlee in the picture too, so I think that calmed him down a little, but notice Preston isnt sitting on Santa's lap, he's holding tight to Gentri. The Grinch was also there and that didn't make it any better because he was even more terrified of him. So we just took pictures of sisters and cousin Taylin with the Grinch.

O Christmas Tree!

I actually meant to post these pictures last time, but I forgot and am barely getting around to doing it. Gentri, Harlee, Preston and I put up our tree the saturday after Thanksgiving. It's nothing fancy, but thats me. When it comes to Christmas trees I like to just stay traditional. I love colored lights, homemade ornaments (hopefully more to come), and glass balls. Oh, well I guess its not all traditional becuase we do have a couple Coca Cola cans on it too. When I met Ryan thats all his tree was decorated with, so I told him when we got married we werent doing that every year but that I would still keep a couple of them. I think its fun! (He used to have a 2 liter bottle on top, but that was replaced as well with a star) One day I would like to have another tree and kind of make it a theme (not sure what) i'll have to start collecting for that.

Preston LOVES to just come in and sit by the tree and look at it, especially at night when the lights are on. That was always my favorite thing to do when I was little too. I liked to go color or read by the tree and now Preston loves it too. He will bring a book and we'll sit by the tree and read it...and then he'll get distracted by the "babas" (ornaments).

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's Been Awhile....

Here are some random pictures from the last little while....

So to be honest, I have just been way too lazy to update my blog. Now that I dont work I feel like I am so incredibly lazy!! Well and after my little trip to Colorado for my birthday, we came home sick. My nieces were sick with what we thought was pink eye, but then found out it was just some cold virus. When we got home Preston got it in one eye for about 24hrs but then I had it for 2-3 days in both eyes. Then my mom got it, then Ryan and then my dad. So thank you to my sister Anne Marie....ha ha j/k, I had tons of fun visiting and wish they would just move here!!!

I am way excited for the Holidays! I love Christmas time! I usually procrastinate with putting my Christmas decor up so then it makes me sad when I have to take it down, this year I told myself I was gonna do it right after Thanksgiving. So, on Saturday the girls and I got it all out and put up, even the tree. Preston was "helping" too. He loves the "ballballs" and the lights on the tree. He has actually been very good with the tree and hasnt ripped anything off yet. Now that Preston is getting older its so much fun and I cant wait til Christmas morning. Hopefully we will have Harlee and Gentri that morning too (we usually dont) but now that we have kids of our own, Ryan wants to work something out with their mom so that we can start switching off years. I'm pretty much done with shopping for everyone, just a couple little last minute things. So now I get to do my favorite part, which is wrap everything! (seriuosly, it is my favorite part...I use to wrap all my mom's presents for everyone too)

Here is a little update of little silly boy Preston. He is obsessed with Tractors, but he is pretty picky about them aswell. He likes green ones, or John Deere ones the best. We have one, but its orange and he still loves to go on rides with Daddy on that one too, but when we are at the stores, if he sees toy tractors he would much rather have John Deere instead. His Grandpa Wendel has a huge John Deere tractor and he got to ride on it with Daddy on Thanksgiving. He was so happy and Ryan said he had a big grin the entire ride up the canyon. He also loves big trucks, cranes, cement trucks, dump trucks, diggers, anything that is a truck he loves and gets so excited about. Whenever he sees them his eyes get real big and he just says "OOOHH". Other than that, Preston just isnt talking much. I try to teach him new things everyday, but he just doesnt act very interested. He can say Momma, Dad, Owww (for meow for a cat), fooball (which he watches with daddy every Sunday and Monday, he gets very excited and claps and yells while watching), ball and he also signs please, thank you and more. He loves looking at books, especially ones with animals, but he just wont say the sounds yet. His new thing is Santa Clause, he likes him too. I try to tell him to say HO HO HO, and he tries and says something but its not exactly Ho Ho Ho, so I'm not even sure how to spell it. And like I always say, Preston continues to make me laugh everyday. He still is licking anything and everything. He licks mom and dads pants, shirt, the couch, toys, the wall, his food before he eats it, and then he also gives kisses, but he now tricks you and when he leans in to give you a kiss he licks your face. He thinks its the funniest thing ever!! Oh and Preston's hair is already back and needs to be cut again. I cant believe how fast it grows!

As for me and the baby...he is moving a ton! Sometimes it makes me feel sick to my stomach...I have no idea what he's doing in there. Of course everyone says I dont even look pregnant, but I am getting a belly and I feel like its bigger than when I was pregnant with Preston. With Preston I only bought one pair of maternity jeans but they were still too big so I never wore them, well now those are about the only pants that fit other than sweats (which I'm always in anyways). So, I think I'm gonna be bigger with this one. We are both doing fine and my due date has been changed but only by three days, it is now March 20th. I cant wait!!

Oh one more thing....I cant believe it hasnt snowed yet, but I'm not complaining.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!!!

We had my mom and Aunt Karolyn's annual grandkid Halloween party on Oct 25th. There were lots of games and prizes and tons of treats and food. It always is a blast and we have tons of fun and get really stuffed. This year Preston even decided to copy his big sister Gentri and 'bob' for apples. It was the funniest thing ever! Except he didn't really want to go for the apples, he was just wanting to taste the yummy backwash water left over from the other 7 kids that had already gone. Everytime he would come up from the water he would lick his lips and say "yum!" Silly boy!!
Even though I woke up Halloween morning feeling not too great, (my throat and sinus'), we still had a fun day. This Halloween was a lot more fun because we had Harlee and Gentri and Preston is a little bit older, although he still had no idea what was going on. Harlee was a Butterfly Fairy, Gentri was a Angel Fairy(kinda not really sure), and Preston was a little worker(or Daddy). First, we went to our ward Trunk or Treat. I stayed at the car and the girl's and Marimom walked around to the other cars with the kids. A lot of the people just let you pick a candy out of their bowl, so Preston would pick his (a lollipop or twizzlers) and then he would sit down and want to eat it right then. When we got home from that the girls went out with the cousins around the neighborhood and got plenty of candy. My mom and I took Preston to a couple houses up the street, but then it started raining and Preston just wanted to eat his candy, so we just decided to come home. The one year we actually didn't have snow on Halloween, it had to rain, but kids didnt mind at all, at least it wasn't freezing and windy. We let Preston eat a few pieces of his candy that night and boy was he excited and crazy the rest of the night. We now have to hide his trick-or-treat pumpkin because he knows exactly what's in it and that is all he wants to eat. (hmm, sounds like his mother) We hope everyone had a fun Halloween and cant wait to see everyone's pictures!

Preston also got some cool glow in the dark skeleton pj's that his Daddy thinks are totally awesome. Preston loves them too. We take him the pantry so he can see them glow in the dark.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I am now unemployed...and that's a good thing!

I officially had my last day today working at Home Depot. I'm FREE!! After three years I have had enough of retail and am ready to just be a mom! And I'm tahnkful that it is possible for me to do so. I no longer have to wear this dang orange apron anymore, yay!! I keep thinking I'm gonna get bored and not know what to do, but with silly Preston these days, he keeps me plenty busy and with a new baby coming, I'm sure I'll find ways to occupy my time. Now I can actually sit down and USE all the scrapbook stuff that I just like to purchase but not use...haha! (but with 2 kids we'll see if that will happen or not) I'm not gonna know quite what to do on Saturdays now...I guess clean and hang out with the family. That will be a nice change!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Preston is getting a little BROTHER!

It's a boy....again! You can't tell from the picture, but its for sure a boy. My due date was changed just by a couple days, so now its March 20th. Everyone knows how bad I wanted a girl, but I'm very happy and excited with another boy! I think it will be better and more fun for Preston to have a little brother so close in age...and easier for me because they can keep each other entertained...or drive me crazy. Ha ha! Ryan is so excited to have another boy, another son to teach all his car skills to! We are all so happy and can't wait to see him when he is born. Now that I know what it is the waiting is even worse. Everything looked fine for mommy and baby. And I'm thankful for that!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I can't wait til the movie!!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So my awesome sister-in-law has a custom blog design company and its called Leelou Blogs...I have the button to the side. Right now she is having a Launch party and she and other sponsers are giving away awesome fun free prizes. Go check it out!! Starts Oct 27 thru Oct 30th!!!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

3 YeAr AnNiVeRsArY!!!

I just want Ryan to know how much I love him and how much he means to me! We have been married for 3 years now, even though it seems like longer to both of us... He is a great father and a great husband. Happy Anniversary! I love ya babe!

Friday, September 5, 2008

and Mommy cried....

(New big boy haircut)

(long time needing a haircut- and some chocolate all over the face)

Well, Preston got a big boy haircut!! I was at work so I didnt know it was gonna be cut this short. When I got home from work I went to his room to see him in bed and...yup....I cried!!! It's alot shorter than I want it, but he still looks cute as ever, but now he just looks so much older. Daddy loves it!! He thinks its so cute! I like it the more I see him, but then when I see pictures with his shaggy hair I get sad. Preston's hair grows so fast that it will probably be pretty long in less than a month. But now we actually have to do it when we go places. Gotta go buy some gel! I have wondered what his hair would look like spiked but I never wanted to cut it that short, well now I guess I get the chance to see.

Another pic of his cute haircut. Its longer on top, but it loks shorter cuz it lays down.

Preston's new favorite toy...a box!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


**I wish that's how it worked**

I guess I should tell ya the real reason I have been so lazy....I'm pregnant!! I'm probably due around March or April. Im not quite sure and my doctor has been out of town, so I dont go into see him til Sept. 2nd. (that test better be right or else there is something else seriously wrong with me) So Julie and I are once again gonna have another baby close by, but this time its really close. Now they just need to move out here!!! I can't complain too much because I'm not as sick as other people I know, but I still am so so tired and just nausea all day, sometimes I wish I would just throw up! I want to actually eat a meal and enjoy it, but nothing sounds good and nothing really tastes good. (except chocolate) Hopefully it doesnt last too much longer because I feel so dang lazy. When I was pregnant with Preston I could sleep all day every day, but now I can't, so instead I just lay on the couch all day everyday. Hopefully Preston will have a sister! (but I have a feeling its another boy) but just maybe it will be a girl!!

it's been awhile.....

So it has been awhile since I last updated my blog. Preston and I went to Minnesota and Nauvoo last month for about 2 weeks and since then I guess you could say I have just been pretty lazy. We had tons of fun on our trip, but it was kinda long without Daddy. My whole side of the family was there. It was fun to see all the kids and spend so much time together. All of Preston's cousins loved seeing him and playing with him. He was never left alone without someone "taking care" of him. Everyone helped me with Preston alot while I was there, his cousin Cheyenne was always willing to help me and let me rest. We were in Minnesota a couple days before we actually went to Nauvoo and of course when we got to Nauvoo, Preston had a fever for a few days and was just not a very happy boy. I thought he was just teething, but then some of my nieces started to get a fever as well, so then I felt bad. We still all had a wonderful time. It was fun to see how they lived in Nauvoo back then and to see all the buildings. The pageant was Awesome! We also got to go to Carthage Jail, I think that was my favorite place. And yes I was pretty crazy to be standing in the same house that Joseph Smith died in. You could feel the spirit and it really made my testimony of our Prophet Joseph Smith grow so much. I'm thankful for all that he did and for all the people who helped them.

Here are some pictures from our trip. (now that its been a month)