Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Latest......

So two seasons have passed since the Utes freakin' Rolled the Tide and we haven't updated our blog since. We have also been reminded by those close to our hearts that we are pathetic in our own blogsphere. Nothing that I will post at this time will make up for our delinquency, however we are very comfortable with our status as crappy bloggers. Here are some of the highlights.
We just got back from our annual trip to Montana. We had a great time, it was very relaxing. Our little girl is almost rolling over !$%^&#. Ok wait let me back up a second. 4 months ago, Suz and I were blessed to have another beautiful daughter. Her name is Grace and we call her Gracie. I guess we could have blogged about that a while ago. Suprise !!! Mae is just over 2 1/2 years old and she is talking up a storm singing and dancing to her favorites like U2 (Get on Your Boots) Clodplay (Viva La Vida), The Killers (Are We Human) and my personal favorite Lil' Wayne. She needs to take after her dad a little, Right? Suz is doing awesome and so am I. Life is great, we are sad to see summer slowly dissapearing, but that means football is just around the corner. Suz is so stoked, as am I. I guess at this time it is appropriate to bid farewell to 2009 and we will write to you all next year. Have a happy new year. (you might get a holiday post by supprise but there are no guarantees).

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year and GO UTES!

So I truly am resolving to be better at blogging and look, it's only been a week and a half since my last post - I'm so proud of myself.

So, for all you Ute fans, wasn't last night something to be proud of? Being the true pessimist that I am (even though I wish I wasn't) I had my doubts about the game. My hope is that we wouldn't be made fools of and boy, was I ever excited!

The food spread was excellent, thanks to our great neighbors! And I am so grateful for our "playroom"basement so all the kids could go run and play downstairs so we could enjoy the game in peace. It was a great night and we couldn't have been happier by the outcome! What a great way to start the new year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to all!

Hi everyone, so my resolve to blog more often is not looking too promising at this point but hey, can you blame a girl during the holidays? We've had lots of parties, that's for sure, most of which we've hosted. Maybe that's because the only parties we get invited to are the ones we throw. Anyway, it has been a great season - one in which I'm sad to see end. Although, I will say that I'm going to be happy to take a break from cooking, baking, and cooking some more. If the only thing I got for Christmas were restaurant gift certificates, I would be a happy camper!

So, on Mae's birthday this month, we found out that we're having another girl! Yes, even Rob is trying his best to be excited about the news. We've suddenly become aware of the only-girl families and Rob has quickly bonded with those dads. He has a new found liking for Title 9 with sports - hey maybe our daughters will both go to college on sports scholarships. Anyway, at least we can re-use all the cute clothes we got for Mae as a baby.

Mae has seen Santa twice this season and I'm sadly lamenting that both times, we didn't have our camera and the one time, our wonderful photographer aunt lost the pictures on her card. I was so looking forward to posting a picture of Mae with Santa but I guess that will have to be another year. She will be so disappointed in us as parents in thinking we never took her to see Santa when she was 2. She has told Santa that she wants a "Clifford doggie" which she has asked for for about 4 months now. Let's just hope Santa comes through. She has learned "Jingle Bells" and loves to sing it while taking all the tree ornaments off and placing them throughout the house. I have also misplaced the baby Jesus from our special nativity from Malaysia thanks to Mae and hope it turns up before I put all the decorations away.

Anyway, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope for a happy new year!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Big Sister Time!

We are trying our hardest to get Mae to think that it's going to be great to be a big sister. Yes, for those of you who don't know, we're adding another one to our ranks in mid April. We find out if it's a boy or girl next week and Mae thinks it's going to be a "baby sister" so we'll see if her prediction is right. At the moment, she has no desire to share the spotlight with anybody but at least lets me do my thing when she's playing with a friend. So...once this baby comes, I may be calling all of you with little ones to bring them over to play so she doesn't hate me and the new baby and we can have some peace.

We are very grateful this time of year for all the blessings in our lives. We are so lucky! We hope this season finds all of you well too. Eat lots of turkey this week and I want to know if anybody is crazy enough to get up early for shopping on black Friday! Have fun!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Okay, okay, worst blogger ever! Probably most of you have given up on us now but I am resolving to be better so expect more frequent blogs in the future. Anyway, we had a great Halloween this year. Mae actually got the concept of trick-or-treating (except she wanted to eat each piece of candy as she got it) and boy did she get a lot of candy! (Much to mom and dad's happiness!) We didn't even take her trick-or-treating the night of Halloween because she got so much at a trunk-or-treat neighborhood party the night before and a cubicle trick-or-treat at both daddy's and grandma's offices in the afternoon. She was loaded!

For Halloween this year, we decided to do something Rob did growing up at the Cowley's home. We projected Halloween cartoons onto our garage and set up blankets and chairs for everyone who passed by to sit and watch for a bit. We served doughnuts and hot chocolate and apple cider as our treats. It was a huge success! We had lots of friends stop by along with our great neighbors who almost stayed the duration of the evening as their small kids weren't ready for the marathon trick-or-treat yet. We had so much fun and Mae couldn't have been happier watching movies with her friends and stealing everybody's candy from their buckets when they were preoccupied watching the show. (I swear I didn't teach her that move!) Here are some pictures of the evening, along with Mae in her kitty cat costume - and might I add, she had a great "Meow" to go with the costume.
Hope everyone had a great holiday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vacation in Montana

Our annual trip to Montana this year was very much needed as we had just exhausted ourselves working on our new house. We had such a great time doing a whole lot of nothing mixed in with
some fishing, mining for sapphires and of course, the candy store!

The candy store is a huge, old fashioned candy store that pulls taffy, makes fudge and other yummy chocolate decadence, and has just about every kind of penny candy you can imagine. I feel like I've stepped into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory every time I go there. Of course, the Kingsford family likes to go just to see my reaction because the first time I went, I about hyperventilated from the joy I felt! Mae liked it too. She filled her own candy bag and I was very happy to see she picked a lot of sugar free candy - of course she didn't know what that meant at the time but it sort of softened the blow as she began diving into her treasure trove.

We love staying with Janet and Larry, Tom's aunt and uncle. They always host such a good trip for us and make us feel so welcome at their beautiful cabin on the lake. This was certainly another great year!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Family Fun

Yeah! We are finally beginning to feel settled into our new house. Now, we actually have time to enjoy the summer and get out a bit. A few weeks ago, we decided to have the family over for a bbq in celebration of moving in. The cousins were entertained the whole night by Mae and the fact that she jumped into her little pool fully clothed, got more popsicle down the front of her than in her mouth, and pretended that she was a dog for awhile - and this is just regular behavior, not a show for the cousins. Now you know what our daily life is like with this little one!