August 6, 2012

Fish cake, swimming and princess dresses



Ellie has many people who love her, so this lucky girl got about 10 princess dresses and accessories, along with a new princess doll and a princess tent, not to mention a new princess movie, fruit snacks, and just about anything else you can associate with princesses. She was in heaven. And we had a rare stroke of brilliance and decided to spreadout her gifts over several days, so the birthday princess magic lasted for about a week. Then she had a swimming party with some of her good friends- it was a blast! Seriously, Ellie could not stop talking about her party for about a month before it happened and in the week since we had it she has told just about everyone she meets that she had a birthday party with fish cake, party hats and her friends. I'm thinking that next year we're just going to have to go all out and have a full on princess party (Sorry Bridger and Ross...). And just for the record, that fish cake was the bane of my existence for about 24 hours. Never again, friends. Never again.

August 2, 2012


You're in my arms
and all the world is calm
the music playing
for only two
(our wedding song, So Close by John Mclaughlin)

Happy Anniversary, Grizz. I still love you more.

August 1, 2012

Utah trip (finally)

Ok, so its been several weeks now, but here are the Utah trip photos you've been dying to see

First of all, we went to a wedding! The whole catalyst for this journey was the wedding of our dear friends Janson and Carly (incidentally, they've been together almost as long as Scott and I have, so this event was highly anticipated by all) 

Then we visited my good friend Ashley (she's since had her cute little baby:)

Then for some reason we ended up at Cabellas.. still not sure how that happened. But Ellie seemed to enjoy it (not sure how I feel about that)

We also made a stop at the farm at Thanksgiving point. Ellie looooved this. She has been asking to go ride the horse again almost every day.

Is there anything in the world cuter than a baby goat?
Cody tried to get Scott to dance with him in the little house.

(Scott left him in the dark)

Then we all took a hay ride! (ie we rode around the parking hot in a trailer pulled by a pickup)

 Cousin bonding

I found this awesome knitted spare tire cover in the parking lot

Of course we went swimming! Ellie may or may not be part fish.

Despite the loos of this photo, Ev is quite a fan of swimming as well

Make up mothers day photo with my girls

And I dare you to find a sweeter picture in all of creation.