So we took Riley to see Santa at our ward party...As you can see in the pictures he was slightly apprehensive to sit on Santa's lap..these are the best shots we got what with all the "movement" he was making=)
So Riley is totally into Handy Manny these days....He evens trys to sing the song! In the song he says Vamanos ( in Spanish...) so we were trying to teach him to say it...Aaron broke it down into 2 words vama and nos. So Riley repeats after Aaron and says vama and then nos, naturally we were cheering and saying good job Riley....then he turns to Aaron and says daddy nose! The whole time he thought we were saying Mama nose.....so funny, we were cracking up, I had to write it down before I forgot!
While down south we took a trip to Vegas for our 8 YEAR Anniversary and caught the fountain show at the Balgio just in time.... Went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and took a little trip down memory lane visiting our old neighborhoods and houses while we had lived there for 5 years. Aaron had not even been back since we had moved here to Lehi so it was a fun look back...happy to be where we are now...
And dropped Hunter off at In and Out.....(to go with Krissy to Disneyland...lucky kid)
Ry-Guy had the CHEESE down for picture taking....I swear he wanted me to take a hundred pictures while he said "CHEEEEESE"
I love this "CHEEEESE" picture with Nathan, Hunter and Ry-Guy
And While I was out my sweet, lovely, hubby finished the Christmas lights...surprisingly no injuries to report this year...
So I'm feeling better than i have the last few weeks...maybe all I needed was a few good days in the sun in Mesquite! We had a great Thanksgiving weekend, I stayed with my mom on Wednesday night and kept her up until 1am! The two of us could really talk for hours about nothing really but I love our precious time together in between her working schedule...My mom and I have a really close relationship and I'm sure like most mother and daughters it is at times a love/hate relationship at times but she really is my parental rock and I know I can tell her anything with very little judgement and she will ALL WAYS give me her honest view point, I love her! Then Riley, Hunter and I headed to Mesquite and we had the usual group of Woods, Lee and Jones family...great food, good times, and as all ways a bit of drama...a tradition family Thanksgiving! It was a bit rainy on Thursday but I still let him play outside and get totally muddy...then the rest of the days were Great!!! So warm and sunny and I once again realized why people put up with those ridiculously hot months of Summer! Aaron came down on Friday...He rode is bike all the way from Salt Lake, but he said it was fine beside his sore bum! Then we rode 4 Wheelers and motorcylces, watched the motorcycle races, I took Arron to Twilght-which he liked- and we just hung out! I love it there and I love Arron's family,I am so blessed to have such a great extended family, so cute to see Riley with Grandma and Grandpa Woods.....So Picture are to come later!
Okay not sure if its the weather ( which really isn't that bad yet) or the fact that I'm a little over 3 months preg and my belly is all ready sticking TOO far out, the nausea, heartburn, or complete apathy and exhaustion but I'm just not feeling my happy little self. I hate complaints in fact I really try to avoid being too big of a complainer ( on my good days..) but I'm just feeling a little down and tired lately. My personality makes it a little hard for me because I all ways want to be "accomplishing" something but even the things that I "should" be doing I have no desire to do. What is up? Then my little Riley is totally looking at me like okay mom what are we doing today? and I'm thinking Mommy just wants to take a nap! Hopefully, I start to feel a little "normal" again as I get further along...Anyway, I want my blog to serve as form of journalism for our family so I want to write a little more about life in general.....So here its is "life" right now. On a different note...I saw "Twilight" with my cute friends the other night and I am going to give it 4 out of 5 stars....I liked it and I was pleasantly surprised! Worth seeing for sure! On Wends night Riley and I are heading to St. George for Thanksgiving with Aaron family, my mom is working, but Aaron has to stay home until Friday because he is on call for work..how sad is that, he wants me to go but he will be here in Lehi...He has plenty of options, our friends are very kind so he'll be okay, but it will be our first big holiday apart...Sad uh?
So we went again to Miles's house (Aarons brother) for Halloween....He goes all out and Aaron loves it! He dressed up again in his famous black costume and scared people as they came to the door!
Riley and Emma aka...monkey and Tinkerbell
Batman, Gabriella, Monkey, Pirate, and Ninja
We also headed over to our Cousin Amy's house for a Halloween party ...she is in the prosess of remodeling so she was able to spraypaint all the walls the black light spray paint! It was so fun thanks Am!
So I go to pick up Riley from Janell's ( my babysitter) and she tells me this funny story....She says that I would have to let her know if Riley is sick tonight because she was making cookies earlier in the day and left the kitchen for a minute leaving a tray of cookie dough on the counter....( you might know where this is going) So she comes back in a few and Riley was on the counter with his checks bulging! He ate 6 cookie dough cookies! lol, I think he gets that from me, he can't resit a good cookie even in dough form!
Waiting for our flight.. He actually feel asleep on the plane..well the last 20 min... Our ReNtAl CaR...Sexy RiGhT? This is kinda fuzzy but cool Right? Riley Loved the Sting Rays...he is s huge fan! His face was like this during the entire Shamu show....So Cute We are now totally tight with the Killer Whales.....Our new BFF....
HiGHliGht Of HiS LiFe So FaR.....( the look on his face says it all) Okay this face is classic...We could not leave DisneyLand without a SuCkEr!!!
Okay part of me needs to post so that the BYU(not so fladdering picture) is not the first thing you see! As well as the fast that alot has happened in the last 2 weeks! For starters i had my first and prayerfully the last case of strep throat....Probaly the most sick I can ever remember being!!! I have a new found respect for my sister who gets strep a few times a years...so sorry sis=(, but I got my antibiotic and we were good. Second, we went to California! We went to the Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Dinsneyland and California Adventure...so fun!!! (and pictures are to come), I'm at work right now in between patients so I'll have to put pictures up later. Anyway, we had a wonderful and much needed time away and Riley did great, all things considered. We didn't even need Benedryl for the airplane ride! Maybe the person in front of us wished that we had...But we made it! Third, I got my braces off....need I say more other than I no longer look like a 12 year old! Except, the cute little high schooler boy behind the counter at Chick-f-lay(spelling?) asked me what High School I cheered at because i was wearing my High School Cheer hoodie....How do you like that? Even without my braces he thought I was 18 or younger, I almost kissed him...Would that have been inapproriate? Okay moving on and last but not least Aaron and I found out we are going to be parents for the second time!!!! What? Am I crazy? So there you go...all the cats are out of the bag and there is our update!
So some of my neighbors might noy be very happy with us but we went to a BYU game on Saturday...It was fun, I love watching LiVe football but to be honest I probaly watched the people more than the game! It was really fun though which probaly had something to with the fact that we left Ry-Guy at home with a BaBySittEr...May have been the best descion we have ever made! Now I am excited to maybe go to a night game when it gets a little cooler.......And they won...again... so go BYU!
Discalimer- don't judge us too harshly on the picture it was after about 4 hours of sun, wind, and even a little rain, it tooks us about 8 shots to get one picture where we both didn't look scary and this is the best one...pretty sad RIGHT?
Okay, so we (well Aaron..Actually) finally put a new window in our living room that we have been wanting to do for some time now. I needless to say was a little bit aprehensive about the whole "lets put a big hole in the wall" idea. But Aaron convinced me that it would be fine, and i LOVE the results. There is alot more natural light in the living room now and it looks GrEaT! In the words of Aaron "Where's Bob the Builder Now" (that is what he says to Riley every time he does something he is proud of because he thinks he is competing for Riley's admiration.....) Anyway here is our new Window....
So today this guy came to the door offering a window cleaning service..Which I ironically had been asking Aaron to help me with for the last few weeks....And those of you who know me know that I am a pretty self- sufficient girl and I can usually clean my own windows but the two strikes against me where the hard water spots and I can't WORK OUR HUGE LATTER! So nothing wrong with helping a guy make a little honest days living right? Aaron will be mad that I spent money on something he can do...but it was only 15 bucks so ToTaLy worth it in my book=) I had to sneak a few pictures without him thinking I was a total weirdo...He did a good job, but I'm totally taking the credit...SHhh don't tell Aaron
After reading my dear friend Marta's blog about her time spent volunteering in an Guatemalan orphanage ( She is Awesome!) I kinda feel like this post is a little shallow and full of teen spirit but.... Okay, So I finally finished the Breaking Dawn book....I LOVED IT!!! I thought it was the best book in the entire series! Now, I and totally am in love with Edward...a little on the fence before. I was so relieved to find Bella a little more grown up and mature and less whiny. My cute father-in-law (that has read all the books) made me a little nervous when he said she liked this one the least but I LOVED IT...Oh, I all ready said that? Anyway, kinda wishing I was a vampire now..this human life is so boring.....
Aaron's mom and dad were in town for Brandon's ( Aaron's nephew) baptisim on Saturday. So we had the pleasure of having them stay with us for a few days! So today they offered to stay home with Riley while Aaron and I took a drive on Aaron's new bike through the American Fork Canyon and the Alpine loop...So beautiful and such a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The weather is awesome right now...but it's kinda like Sunday night when you know you have to work on Monday because winter is just around the bend...
We Headed to Mesquite for the weekend...My mom got us a room at the Eureka..Classy right? Well, I must say they have been remodeling and they are looking good!! The Pool is really nice unfortunately we only spent a small amount of time there in the jacuzzi...There was a a hail storm with lightning and thunder and a serious downpour of rain on Saturday so they closed the pool most of the day! Hey, and I thought we were going where it was really warm to veg by the pool all weekend! Saturday was my moms Birthday ( she is 30!!!...Right MOM? ) So we went to dinner and tried to see a movie but because of the power outage earlier in the day they had changed the movie time to 8:15 instead of 9:05...WHAT? Why would they do that? Anyway, we had left Riley with my mom in the Hotel and when we got back we found that they had both taken a fall in the MUD!!! Just a ordinary ziggy night for our family...It's totally normal! Besides all of that it was great to see everyone including all of Aaron's family too! We love and miss them so much! Riley is quite the mommas boy and it's quite evident when we go down there..I can hardly pry him off my hip at times...(It makes me feel good though...He he) So tonight..another ziggy moment of weakness....I locked both sets of our keys in the car! And Aaron with his frugal heart tried so hard to get in but to no avail. So We called the lock smith...and $60.00 dollars and 2 mins later and we are back in the car!!! I wanted to take a picture of the "handsome" guy who saved the day but the camera was dead. And Aaron finally got the "indestructible phone"... On sat night in Mesquite..when we come out from dinner Aaron gets his phone out and the screen is completely cracked..mind you he has had this phone for about a week ( it was a chocolate). He said he had no idea what happened or why it was cracked!!! Mysterious right? So he goes to Verizon tonight, they work out some deal and he ends up breaking down and getting the phone he probably should have gotten about 5 phones ago!!!! Okay now you are all up on our current events..Here are a few pics of Riley I was practicing my photography skills on...
Our Lives are crazy and full of unexpected ups and downs, Mostly clear skies ahead so we are holding on and trying to learn how to dance in the rain.....(just in case)Aaron and I have been married for 10 amazing years..Aaron is and will allways be my true love! We have a 2 sweet little baby boys Riley who is 4 and Jax Landon 21 months old and they have totally turned are world upside down for the absoulute better. Having them has made us both better people. We attened school and lived in Las Vegas for about 5 years and we have lived in Utah for about 5 years now.I work part time(2 days a week) as a hygienist and Aaron works for the city of Salt Lake. Things are going great with the occasional bump in the road (to keep us on our toes).... but we are just enjoying life, friends and family, We feel so blessed.