This was our wonderful trip to Torrey, Utah and Capitol Reef National Park at the end of June! We had a fabulous time! It was a wonderfully relaxing and extremely enjoyable vacation! We absolutely loved every minute! We had this huge pool and hot tub completely to ourselves most of the time and the hikes were beautiful especially the last one, which was all in the water (it was quite warm outside). In the pictures of Brady holding both kiddos, it's because Mommy thought she was going to pass out from heat exhaustion!!! It was very hot in the front of the mountain in the middle of the day, so Brady, ever my knight in shining armor, came and rescued me!!! Thanks honey!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is our Hero Baby! We got him after Maka passed away and we are in love with him! He is so cute and sweet and grown to be so big!!! His temperament and personality is a lot like Chewy's (our first dog) and that is the greatest compliment we could ever pay a doggie! We are absolutely in love.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Lucy loves to work out with me and is always wanting to sit on top of the treadmill while I run. I will let her sit there while I walk, but not while I run. So, she will come and lay down on the bench and do her little "Lucy workouts". She loves to show me how strong she is and all of her little exercises that she can do, ones that she likes to make up! LOL! It is a blast to watch her!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Lucy loved to play with Maka. She liked to hold her leash and walk around with her and Lucy would always stick up for her if Maka got in trouble. Lucy would like to sit in between Maka's front paws and play with her, read to her and dress her up. Maka was a perfect dog for a little girl, too. She was so patient and loved to give Lucy a lot of kisses and to lie by her.
I haven't blogged in awhile because I knew I couldn't post any pictures until I gave Maka her eulogy and it has been too difficult to do so. Even now I can't help but cry when I look at all of these beautiful pictures of our gorgeous Shmiggy (Beanie's nickname for her).
Maka was the type of dog that only wanted to be with you every second of the day. She was not happy unless she was with you and she would wait anxiously for us to come home. When we would pull in the driveway, we would always see her beautiful brown eyes peering up at us over the windowsills with her ears raised up, hoping it was us.
She was an amazing backpacking/adventure dog. She went with Brady and Beanie on all of their backpacking trips and she always came with the family on any outdoor adventure. She was so graceful and amazingly agile that she would always get many compliments on any adventure she was on. She was always great at protecting and watching over her boy and she loved him so much. She was the best dog that any boy could ever have.
We miss her so much. When I look at these pictures I can't believe that she is gone. If there is a windowsill looking out of heaven I am sure that she is peering over it, waiting for us to come home to her. She will give us an amazing welcome when we do come home to see her. We like to think that her and Chewy are together playing and enjoying their time together until we see her again. We love you Maka. Thanks for all of the sweet and precious memories. We will always remember you, girl.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Lucy started Ballet class this week. Soooooooooo cute!!! They do 15 minutes of tap and then 15 minutes of ballet and then 30 minutes of gym time. She absolutely loves it. She was beaming when we got her ballet shoes and she didn't want to take them off because she loved them so much. I finally got them off of her and then she had to hold them until class started :)
While eating dinner Beanie told us how his best little friend at school, Annie, asked him to marry her. We asked him what he said and he said "I just said 'sure'". We all laughed, except for Lucy who hot this look on her face and then she proceeded to look at Beanie with those "girly" eyes and said "Beanie, you are going to marry me, right? Beanie, marry me." And then she put her little hand on his arm and repeated her little plea, to which Beanie responded "Lucy we can't. When you are older you will understand that we can't because you are my sister. Lucy looked quite devastated. He is the one boy she cannot live without :) Lucy still claims that they are getting married.
This is Lucy playing with her ponies while we wait for brother at school. Lucy and I usually sit outside of Beanie's class for about an hour. We try to extend it a little more every few days. Sometimes we have some setbacks and then we move forward. Lucy does amazing! Of course, we are surrounded by books and that is one her favorite things in the world to do; being read to. This week we were all pretty sick and Beanie missed four days of school, so hopefully this week will go well. I am sure it will :)
Monday, January 21, 2008
But, the story goes on....
We arrive at school and Beanie starts to get panicked about staying at school. So, Lucy and I stay in the little library area right outside his door. Well, Lucy is in her pajamas, but luckily I am dressed for the day, because we ended up needing to stay until 1:30!!!! From 8:00 until 1:30. Thankfully they had a lot of great books for me to read to Lucy and she calmed down as soon as we walked in the door. Lucy is completely easy to entertain and she can find joy and make a game out of anything. So, that was our exciting day last week.
Beanie and Lucy have always said that they wanted to marry each other. Anytime that I say "Daddy and I are married", Lucy always responds that she wants to marry brother and vice versa
Beanie always wants to marry Lucy. Well, last week Beanie finally asked me if that were possible. I told him "no, brothers and sisters can't marry each other in this country." So, a couple of days later I overhear Lucy tell Beanie that she wants to marry him and Beanie responds by saying "Lucy we can't marry each other here, because it is illegal. I guess we will have to go out of the country to get married. Maybe like, England or something." Lucy was just fine with the idea!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
We made this Gingerbread House on the Saturday before Christmas. We made it from scratch and the kids loved making it out and cutting it out and especially decorating it. Opening the Christmas presents and making a Gingerbread house are Beanie's favorite traditions for Christmas! Lucy had one side and Beanie had the other. They did a great job!
Christmas day with Grandpa! April, Kevin, Haley, and our family met with the Cannons at Grandpa's for Christmas! We met in his front lobby area since there was such a large group of us and we played the white elephant game and had a great time getting to catch up with everyone!
As we were leaving Lucy said "I don't want to leave Grandpa". She loves her Grandpa and he loves her!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Aunt April, Kevin and Haley came around 4:30, and hung out with us until we left for Grandpa's party at 6:00pm. Then they came back over to our house until about 10:00. We had dinner and exchanged presents! We had a great time together!