Monday, February 21, 2011

February in Nutshell

Well another month has come and (almost) gone! It has been a fun and exciting month for our little family...I guess February not such a bad month after all. Here are the highlights
-We made our annual escape from winter (not to Mexico this year) But a close second; St. George/Mesquite. With good reason too. We went to see Savannah and Jeremy be baptized. It was so nice to hang out with the Cannon Fam and to enjoy the 65 degree weather! Lydia took all of five minutes to get comfy with her cousins and she did her best to keep up with them and and their leather bottom feet all weekend. We also took a fun little family drive/hike to the dinosaur tracks...very cool!

-Valentines Day...was low key but really nice. Gary wrote me a thoughtful note and gave me a spray tan. I wish I could spray tan every week in the winter. I'm not a good looking white person ;)
-Birthday Celebrations - We had a fun little party for Amy and Jesi. I made them a cake from scratch and we had a nice dinner. I think they both had good birthdays.
-THE Wedding of the year...Our dear friends Caitlin(Lydia's idol ad BFF)and Darren (Gary's BFF) got married!! It was a full two-day event with the rehearsal dinner, temple sealing, and the reception. It was so much fun to be a part of their special day!

Friday, January 28, 2011

January...gone so soon?!?!

January has never been one of my favorite months, but this year seems to have been more tolerable that most. Maybe because I've been busy working or maybe because I have these two cuties to keep me entertained while we're stuck at home doing a whole lot a nothin'. Here's a re-cap of our month...

News Year's Eve we partied with the Mowers as tradition would have it and had a blast. We brought Sadie with us but Lydia chose to stay at Grammies with her cousins.

The next two weeks we suffered through colds and flu, starting with Sadie girl. I'm so glad to finally be over it for now...fingers crossed

We've been on a spending hiatus which has been kind of nice after Christmas. It's been fun to fill our free time with things besides shopping and eating out.

The last few weeks I've been love the myfitnesspal app. That's right! It's time to lose the baby weight. I've been doing pretty well on my little diet until the last couple days. My bro lost 45 lbs recently so he has inspired me to get healthy (not that I'm entirely unhealthy, but my diet was in need of a little makeover)

I've been running, not as much as I should, but I have bee getting out to jog now and then in preparation for a 1/2 marathon this spring.

We continue to juggle like crazy...dropping a ball once in a while but managing OK for the most part. I like to think life will be less hectic one day, but until that day comes we'll enjoy it the way it is :)

So thanks, January, for going easy on us this year! Here's hoping February (my least favorite month) will come and go as quickly as you did.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Nutcracker

It was so much fun to have Lydia with me to enjoy the tradition of the Nutcrakcer. She did really well for the first half but pretty much lost interest for the second half (I thought the DC during the intermission would do the trick-no luck) It's been a long time since I've been, so it was fun for me too. It was nice to have so many of us there together too. Thanks mom, for the idea!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas was Merry

We had a really nice Christmas this year. I'll admit-we didn't do as much done as we (I) would have liked, but it was very relaxing and we managed to make some good memories (and lots of sugar cookies)!

We had mom's party Christmas Eve. It never dissapoints. The food was great, the gifts were plenty and Amy and I even threw together a quick devotional which turned out to be a success. Mom spoiled all of us to death as usual and got me some super cute boots and leggings and the coolest cookbook called Mad Hungry...can't wait to cook my way through that one!

Christmas morning was awesome! Watching Lydia's surprised look upon seeing her gifts from Santa was absolutely priceless (maybe I'll post the video later- when I'm feeling less lazy). As for us big kids, I managed to get Gary exactly what he wanted which may have been a first in our 6.5 year marriage! He got me the cutest Patagonia coat (look for it in future posts) and a netbook so I can work in bed next to him as opposed to out in my office into the wee hours (nice!) I hope Christmas was as good to you as it was to me!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday to the best daddy in the world! We were so excited to start the day off with bacon and eggs and presents to open. We love the daddy and we're so thankful for him and all that he does for us. As Lydia would say, "my daddy is a fixer cuz he can fix ebything." She's right! Gary holds all the talent in the family when it comes to anything requiring the hand and eye to work as one. We love him for this and so much more! Happy 34th Gar!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Little Princess...

Today Lydia insisted on wearing her favorite dress (tights, church shoes, and petty coat included) to school. All of her friends were dressed in snow boots and jeans, but she never second guessed her decision. I guess this ranks right up there with last week when she chose to wear her Little Mermaid costume (over her clothes)to the mall. She was the main attraction in the Nordstrom shoe department as she danced around while my mom and I tried on and deliberated over shoe purchases for over an hour. Oh how I love this girl! I hope she never loses her independent little spirit!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I never seem to have a good block of time to write anything thoughtful on here(sometimes I don't even have time to spell check it)Nonetheless, I like to make sure I take time to record my thoughts so I at least have a little bit of a journal to share with my girls...

Today I've been thinking how good my girls are. I can't get enough of them. Lydia is so much fun right now. We just got back from a fun trip to Winnemucca and it made me realize how much she's grown since last time we were there. She used to be A LOT of work to take on road trips. This time she jabbered the whole way home and kept us entertained the entire time.

We had such a fun time in Winnemucca. Lydia loved seeing all her cousins, aunts and grandparents. I failed to get pictures. But the Cannon girls and Gramma Janice put on a beautiful wedding for Brad and Clarissa and Steph did a super cute Sesame Street birthday party in true Cannon fashion with home-made EVERYTHING! Gary got some hunting in and had some success with that. I ate all weekend and probably gained five ponds. We got to see aunt Jen's adorable new house. Which is actually an old house full of charm and character. Paula was kind enough to host us and made us feel right at home.

Now it's back to the grind stone...Gary and I have both had a little bit of a hard time adjusting back after so many fun-filled days with family. Being in the midst of the holiday season has definitely helped ease the pain.