Thursday, December 17, 2009

finding the Christmas Spirit

Why is it that Christmas seems to be the only month that literally flies by so fast, it's hard to feel the christmas spirit or at least stop and have to time to enjoy it!! With all the hustle and bustle, we stopped to spend family time so we could keep our christmas traditions going.

Strolling the Neighborhood Looking at Lights
Saylor thought this was the coolest Mickey & Minnie!

She insited that she stand in the middle and said "mommy take my picture" . especially love the hands on the hips!

Making Sugar Cookies

Enjoying every last sprinkle!
Sawyer bug watching from the sidelines. Cutest bench warmer I know!
Off to Utah for the Holiday!!...Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Not a baby anymore

Saywer "bug" has taken his first big boy steps all by himself!! This was the second attempt, because I didn't catch the first one in time. He literally went from standing up and taking one step, to cruising! Saylor thinks its so fun, and wants to hold his hand to help him. Oh the places he will go now :) maybe I should think about getting locks on the cabinets now!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cup runneth over

I'm overflowing with gratitude this Thanksgiving! Especially during these hard times that America is going through, I can't take for granted the bountious blessings around me. I am blessed to have a beautiful healthy family, with two precious children who make me smile and laugh everyday, and for a wonderful and supportive husband who loves me for me and who works so hard to provide for us. I'm greatful for friends that I can lean on, and my beautiful surroundings. Today I am thankful.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


this little sweet boy is 10 months old today.....pure LOVE

Hallow's Eve

not quite sure what Saylor's face was doing. giving mommy dirty looks?:) that's the cutest scarecrow i've ever seen!

Saylor couldn't wait to run to the next house. The ruby slippers are fast!

after a very long day, one tired pouty little girl all "chick and cheated" out!

Halloween was so fun this year!! We went to the in-laws house for soup, scones and cider. Saylor loved every minute of it! Except getting the costume one. Once it was on she was fine, but when I would ask her if she wanted to put it on, her response was usually "itchy", and then when I told her we needed to put piggies in her hair her response was "ouch" :) She would follow the yellow brick road to the door make sure she knocked 3 times to make sure they heard her, and would say "chick or cheat". After they would put candy in her basket, she had to scope it out and make sure she liked it and that it was edible. A few times she would say to them "Sawyer candy" and make sure Sawyer got one, which usually ended up in her basket!:) After a thank you and blowing a kiss, she would say "next house". We only made it to about 10 houses, before her litte ruby slippers were tired. Saywer strolled along for the ride, chewing on the glow stick the police officers were handing out. Bobby's finally glad he can hang up the tin man costume after wearing it 4 times! .......Can't believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkins Galore

The Pumpkin Patch is a must do every Halloween! Even though we couldn't stop sweating because Florida has forgotten that summer was over 2 months ago! we still had fun!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Somewhere over the Rainbow

This is what we did today, Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

nine months

Sawyer bug turned 9 months yesterday and he is a so much fun and full of personality! He loves playing with his big sister, eating rusty's dog food, is already a momma's boy, and is growing and changing everyday! We love you Sawyer bug!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hello Fall

it's hard to tell when fall is here in florida, because the temperature hasn't changed much! ok except for one day when we dropped a few 5 degrees! I love Fall, and miss the change of color on the mountains back home, but to celebrate fall this is what we did:

hi sawyer bug

but wait daddy I want to go

two peas in a pod

While in the kitchen and the kids playing in family room, I find sawyer being a little stinker!:) reminded me of the time Saylor did the same thing, the same age even!

haha mommy, this is what happens when you're not looking (love the 'little devil' look on his face)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


September seemed to come and go so fast! The family headed to Utah for two weeks, and Bobby & I drove to Aspen to our friends wedding while my mom & sister watched my kids!!! a BIG HUGE THANK YOU to them!! and yes they made it out alive! :) Aspen was unbelievable, and definitely going back when the chance comes. The wedding was spectacular and was worthy of a Martha Stewart spread. My mom is running for city council, so where ever we went we wore our Vote t-shirts! Saylor loved her's, and would always say "vote gammaw". Gammaw won the first pre-lims! GO MOM!!

Grandma gave sawyer his first Sees sucker

he loved every lick

Dad & brother on the elk hunt. Scored a big one!

Beautiful wedding! I mean seriously what a back drop!

Vote Gammaw!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Peanut!!

Our sweet Saylor Sophie turned 2 on Monday! We celebrated by taking her to Magic Kingdom for the first time and it was "magical" watching her take it all in!! Defnitely more trips to come...can't believe we only live 30 minutes from Disney, and we don't take advantage of it! We got home just in time for the kids to take a quick nap, because it was party time! Saylor loved her castle cake, and couldn't keep her hands off the candy! It's pretty amazing when you think of how fast they grow up and how much you can love someone. Saylor you bring us absolute joy and happiness, and keep up smiling everyday! We LOVE you!, mommy, daddy, sawyer & below

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

swinging on by

been mia lately, but here's two good reasons why:

dang i love these two!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bahamas '09

The bahamas trip this year was one of my favorites. The weather was awesome, Saylor got to spend a lot of qt time with daddy and sawyer bug just loved tagging along. Everyday was the same agenda, playing in the pool, then on the boat out to sea for the day, then back to the was an agenda we could definitely stick too!! Saylor loved jumping off the boat into the ocean with daddy, and would always say "ginn" and wanted to do it over and over again. We can't wait for next year!

watching the sunset

saylor loved the straw market and got a princess straw bag

even after taking a nose dive, sawyer learned to sit up while we were there

chillin pool side

my view from the pool, a slice of heaven

the boat we went on

daddy taking a cliff dive off the shipwreck

saylor's ready to hit the pool in style