Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The ONE thing Kayla really wanted to do while she was here, was go to Silverwood. Unfortunately, the weather didn't work out in her favor, so it wasn't as easy a task as we had thought. Finally on their last day here, it was supposed to be in the low 70's-so we took a chance (with clouds in the sky)-and went for it. We all just wanted to spend the day together, and Silverwood seemed like a good place to do it.
We all bundled up and headed out. Me, Tuck, Jason, Kayla, Nathan, Mom, Dad & Pat (Jason's little brother). You will have to excuse these pictures of us, as it was raining and freezing cold in the morning when we got there and all of us look-how do you say-like CRAP! :)
Tuck didn't like the merry-go-round so much... I thought he would like it, but he pretty much had this look on his face the whole time, like...'when the heck does this thing end???'
One thing he did love, the 'choo choo'...
Here we are sticking our heads out the window...still a little cold out, but still fun.
We had to get a picture with the train!
Tucker was finally big enough to go on some rides. Pat and I took him on the Ferris wheel. (no, I haven't gained THAT much weight, I am wearing 3 sweatshirts, and please excuse the ugly natural curl to my hair, I hate it!)
He wasn't so sure at first, we had to do some serious convincing...
Grandpa took him on the cars...
This child sure doesn't lack attention that's for sure! He always has someone in our family loving on him...(and I don't know where he gets those faces from!)
The sun finally came out and we were able to play in the water park! Yeah! He's like a little fish and LOVES the water! We are so excited for the summer to finally be here.
By the end of the day Tucker was all tuckered out from all of the fun. He had fallen asleep before we even got to the car! Thank you Gramma & Grampa. It was a great way to end our time with Aunt Kayla & Uncle Jason.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
And yes, it did rain during the graduation ceremony and no, they didn't seem to hurry things up a bit because of it!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I can hardly believe that its been that long already! There were so many hesitations we had about me not working anymore. Obviously the reason NOT to work was the a lot more important than any of the reasons TO work were. But as I've been thinking about this past year, I've realized more and more how absolutely blessed we have been. And I hadn't really realized until just now that Heavenly Father truly has taken care of us! Some of the reasons we thought that I should keep my job were: Health Insurance. We had it through my work, and Ben's (since it was such a small company) still didn't offer it. We had to pay out of pocket for a few months, but shortly after I quit, Sentinel picked it up for us! A HUGE blessing! Not having an extra income, with a child! We were thinking that we would for sure have to dig into savings just for diapers and wipees alone, and we dreaded that SO MUCH! But we didn't even have to dip-no digging, AND not even any dipping!! That is one year gone by with the exact same number of bills (if not more) and we've survived without going hungry OR naked! :) We've even managed to squeeze some non-necessity extras in there somehow! The only reason I can explain this is: tithing!
I think about how much more my life is, being able to spend it with Tucker every day as apposed to being stuck in some office somewhere, and I realize that we made the right decision a year ago! I wouldn't want my life any other way! I'm grateful to say that I know and love my child and am able to teach him and learn from him. And I don't have to wonder about who's teaching him what everyday...ya know! Its totally hard, but totally worth it! (I have to tell myself this as he is entering his 'terrible 2's' a little early already and lately has been a little booger!) :)
Tucker Loves Loves Loves nursery! And mommy Loves Loves Loves being able to enjoy church again! He has now successfully completed two weeks! :) We're so proud! I took this picture after his first week; he learned about his ears, and he got to bring home this really cool bell! He is so social, he's always just wanted to be with everyone and play and he loves to sing and dance and talk, so nursery and him are a perfect fit! He ran into the classroom on the first day and seriously never looked back!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
We just feel so blessed to have such great friends and families! We love them so much and are grateful that Tucker has such great people around him loving on him all the time! And we are so happy that it is finally nice enough to get outside and play with them!