Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Days

Relaxing after getting a little too much sun

Playing in Nana's garden

Anything wet, River is there!

He usually ends up naked! He looks like he is in the Garden of Eden

Visiting one of our favorite spots

I love the beautiful Mountains we are surrounded by

The cutest boy around :)

Here are some of the things we have been up to this Summer. As you can see getting wet and being outside is a lot of what we have been up to. We were lucky enough to be able to go to the pool with Tony yesterday after he got off work! It was fun to all be together and being able to do something "summery". I am truly grateful for all my many blessings, the best of those blessings being my wonderful, handsome, hard working hubby, & of course my adorable, funny, delightful little boy! How lucky can one girl get :) I hope your Summer is going great too!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I am Woman hear me Roar!

As women there is a lot put on our shoulders! We are expected (either by the world or our own moral compass) to be beautiful, skinny and firm, powerful but soft, career driven, child bearing (without turning into whales), amazing cooks and home keepers, teachers to our children, organized, creative, fun, charitable, devoted wives, missionaries (to our children and others), the best at our church callings, steering our husbands in the right direction, etc...etc...etc...(feel free to add to this list!)
We really are women! Here is the thing, of course you can not be all of these things to everyone or yourself. So, here is my question to all of you amazing women...How do you find the balance?? How do you take care of everyone else without leaving yourself in the dust? (Or vise -versa) I have found myself having a hard time finding this so called balance. Does it exist? Can we really be all that we put on ourselves? Sometimes it leaves my mind racing at night of all the things I am lacking or could do so much better! I truly want to be better in so many ways, but sometimes just end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I know all of us women do this to ourselves, so again I ask what has helped you find your balance in this crazy world??!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Baby Contest!

I love this pic! The look on his face makes me laugh!

River is always getting is his fat lip

Playing with a new friend before the baby contest

Our handsome little guy :)

Some of River's biggest fans!

These are pics of him during judging, He clapped...

..& Smiled!

3rd Place Winner!!

All the Winners
(we are 3rd from left)

3rd Place Winners

River and his medal :)

His favorite part was the Balloon

His prize and Metal

Ok...I'm starting to feel like a pageant Mom...Sorry, I will stop now! :)

I decided to enter River into a baby contest just for the fun of it. I never thought he was going to win...but he did, he took 3rd place in his age group!! He looked so cute in his Red, White, and Blue! He was totally hamming it up for the judges too...all smiles and even a few claps :) My Parents and Chelan came along and we all had a good time. He won a bag of goodies, a metal, and the chance to be in two parades! We were so proud of him :)
It was my Mom's birthday recently so we went to lunch at Mac Grill to celebrate. River was sitting in his high chair eating pieces of bread I was giving him. I saw out of the corner of my eye him take my Mom's fork and started using the fork to eat the bread! I hadn't taught him this! We all just kind of looked at him in amazement...he just smiled and laughed. It was really cute!

Using a fork for the first time! Yay!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What we have been up to...

Playing in the rain

Playing Golf

Watching Softball where I used to play :)

Beautiful Bridal Veil and playing in the run off

Doesn't this pic look like those pics of "big foot" haha!

Just chillin...we like to do this

Grandpa's Birthday Party @ Tucanos

Just out of reach playing golf

Walking to Bridal Veil, River discovered his shadow!

Well these are just a few of the thing that we have been up to lately. We are absolutely loving that Summer is finally here :) I hope that all of you are enjoying your Summer as well. Something that is really cute that River is doing now is..dancing! He is a dance machine and it is incredible cute!! I don't know where on earth he got some of his crazy moves :) We were at lunch today with Grandpa and he just started dancing in the restaurant, super cute. I want to take River to the pool, does anyone want to come with me? I would prefer not to go alone :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Spring time Randomness

My handsome boys lounging

River with his gardening tools

Gardening with Grandma and Aunt Chelan

I made home made frosting :) Yum!

River loves his bathes

Riv and I have not been to busy this Spring. We (Riv and I) just got back from a business trip in Las Vegas. It didn't turn out to great because they wouldn't let Riv into the shows :( But we did go hang out at the pool a couple times :) Other then being incredible hot while we were there it was fun to get away. It really hasn't been much of a Spring yet, other then today's rain. I have a feeling it is going to go straight into Summer weather. I hope I can take River to the pool a little this Summer, because unlike last season, he really likes the pool.
Poor Tony has had a very busy Spring, he will soon be working 3 jobs!! His only day off is Sunday. I hate that I can't help and work, but it just wasn't working taking Riv with me anymore and I don't want to leave him in daycare. Not to mention my paycheck would just go to paying the daycare. So, Tony is being a champ and working like a dog. I am so grateful for his dedication to providing for our family! He is amazing and never complains. We are hoping to find a job in his field soon, but it has been a very hard thing to find in this economy. We just feel incredible blessed for the jobs he has :) I think every couple needs to be able to tell their children about the good old times when money was scarce and you had to rely on each other more. This is our moment to rely on each other as a family and we are happy to do it :)

We had a big snow a few weeks ago and it turned our lawn into a Waterbed!!