Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy "SUPER DADS" Day

FATHERS DAY IS FINALLY HERE:) I Love the idea of celebrating DADS.  They really are somethin' special and for me the term "dad" is someone who is more than just a provider for the family. I am soo blessed to have such a wonderful Dad, not only was he a great provider he has been a great example to me over the years.. He has traveled for work for longer than I can remember, and although it wasn't always the easiest way for us to live he made sure we always knew that even though Dad was gone we could call to talk to him and we knew for sure he would be home for the things that were REALLY important to us (competitions, games, daddy daughter activities and football seasons, cause when your a kid those are pretty important to you:). I know that this was a HUGE sacrifice for him and my mom and that it has not been an easy road for them but I am soo grateful that they showed me that "I/THEY CAN DO HARD THINGS", they have always fought to keep our family together and I am soo thankful that they have showed me how important it is to put Heavenly Father first and "endure to the end" no matter what and no matter how hard things get..  Who would have thought that those would be the lessons that I needed in my early adult hood, who knows where i'd be today without there examples  :O)

On top of having a WONDERFUL DAD, I have an amazing husband who is such a great father to our children. He leads by example and although he is tough on them he loves them unconditionally and I couldn't ask for anything more.  He truly does inspire me to be a better person, his love for his children and his Heavenly Father is something that I admire in him. I don't know how I got soo lucky but I am grateful I did! :) Here is to celebrating all of the wonderful "Dad's" in my life!!!


all of the amazing 'SUPER DAD'S" in the fam, minus my big bro Al :(

Helpin his MIL with the grillin', what an awesome catch!!
Aunt Lexi and little Pipa girl

Briyler hanging out playing cars

Love this picture!! Look at how happy they both look:) Grandma and her little girl!


Just playin numbers

Briyler giving grandpa his "fathers/grandpa's day" card... He picked it out all by himself and inside there was a dancing bear...

I wish I would have recorded the actual reaction, SOOOO FUNNY!!!

Super Dad and the 4 of us that live in Utah, sure did miss Al and Whitney

This little sassy thing has on grandmas heals

don't worry I can still take care of misty:)

Look at that happy face!

SUPER DAD/UNCLE, always has his hands full... LOVE HIM LIKE CRAZY

"superman pose" or "licking the frosting off the cake" pose? Both are cute

"wait I forgot to take a picture,  reopen it and act like its the first time"... Way to HAM IT UP HONEY
Tui getting to be such a big boy!

ahh and this is the reason I'm not a cake decorator

FEED ME!!!!!

Thanks to all the Dad's for being such great sports, the kids and I loved the party idea:) Hope you all know just how important you are to us, we Love you guys SOOO MUCH!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy 3rd birthday Dugi boy!

Ok seriously the post I wrote was WELCOME TO SUMMER!! I guess that about sums up how crazy my summer is going to be (0 time for anything).... :) A lot has happened since we welcomed summer to our house: Ryker left to be with his dad for the month of June :(, Kaj and I drove to mesquite to pick up the cousins, we've been to a Bee's game, Sunday dinner at grandma's house for Kajsen's birthday, celebrated Tyler's birthday, went to a Bee's game, had a few fun in the sun water game days and its only week 2 OF SUMMER!!!  (I'm exhausted!)... As I'm sure you probably noticed there was no FHE last week, sending Ryker off and preparing for the cousins to get here (and all of the birthday celebrations) was pretty much all I could handle. Things are going great so far and we couldn't be more excited for the rest of the summer.

Now time for the birthday boy post:) Dugi Dugi, Dugi!!!  You couldn't be any cuter at this stage. You LOVE anything and everything soft and cuddly. You make everyone smile with your funny laugh and "monster impressions", you put on quite the show when you want attention, anything from being scared of bugs to being "spider man" or a "princess". You bring soo much joy to our family and we love watching you grow. I cant wait to see all the new things that this year has in store for you:)

*you love ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING  pans/cooking
*you really love your grandma
*you love to look for bugs, but you hate it when they touch you
*you love Kynlie and the two of you play soo well together
*you love babies, you are very soft with them and they always know how to make them laugh
*you still love to snuggle (thank you for that)
*you love to sing songs, some of your favorites (the bumble bee song, alligator song, turtle song, ABC's, and Book of Mormon stories :)
*you love to dance and it cracks me up :)
*you walk around in my high heals with your pans and make everyone dinner
*you love to talk about and call everything "Monsters"
*you love baseball and you have a pretty solid arm!
*you LOVE LOVE LOVE candy!! you get that from me :)
*you haven't been potty trained yet and its totally my fault. I tried a couple of months ago but it didn't go so well so I gave up. Potty training is my LEAST FAVORITE of all the stages :)
*you LOVE WATER.. You dump it on everything (which is not always a good thing, grrrr) and you would sit and play in it all day if I'd let you.. (and sometimes I do)
*you love noodles for dinner and chicken nuggets w French fries and a toy.. (I feel awful that you know what that is at this age!)
*your favorite movie is "dragons" (aka: how to train your dragon)
*your favorite food is candy/noodles
*you don't really have a fav color yet
*you can sing your ABC's and count to 15ish

Love you little Dugi boy!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday

In case you are wondering yes, those are Q tips on Dugi's cake, because mom (I) forgot the candle:)  

Someone loves to be the center of attention

and loves when we sing the Happy Birthday song to him

his little brother finally LOVES CAKE!

Yep Dugi is actually being careful not to get TOO dirty.

Tui, however is not being that careful.

Kynlie loves to make her "excited" face right now.. :)

the girls gotta stick together

no thanks Kynlie I'll pass on the kiss :)
Tyler playing some serious baseball

and huggin on his little cousins

Tui doesn't know what to do with all the kids around

I snuck this picture of Jordan, he's pretty darn sneaky

RJ with his "stash"

Dugi playing the keyboard

Its present time!!! water gun :)

The kids cheering Dugi on

WOWOWOW CARS!!! Who knew

its not your birthday unless you get tackled around here

Dugi spent most of his night playing with his cars

and Kynlie spent hers showing grandpa how to text on the new texting machine. Toys these days!!

YES that was a good run!


who knew grandma would be the water gun instigator, she's attacking the dog

then she turned on Dugi, he had NO IDEA WHAT TO DO... :)

Trevor helped with that though, get her back!

Grandma Trish gave Dugi a pool for his birthday. PERFECT GIFT FOR HIM

Tui having fun in the sun

This is a RARE SMILE and I got it a couple of times today :)

cant have the smile without the funny

and more funny:)

Dugi was in HEAVEN!! Pans and water!!

Kynlie loved to run up to the pool and then immediately run away



there it is, love that smile!

Dugi wasn't to sure about the whales instead of gold fish, but he it

 THE SUMMER FUN has begun!!