Saturday, September 27, 2008

He's home!

The past two weeks Travis has been out of town almost constantly. Last Tuesday he went to Idaho Falls for work. He came home on Friday and on Saturday afternoon he left for Denver to see the Broncos play on Sunday. He came home from Denver on Monday and left for Arizona (for work) on Tuesday morning and came home again on Friday afternoon. He has to travel occasionally for his job and though we miss him, we would never complain because he works for such a great company and we feel really lucky he has such a great job! However, it sure does make me appreciate him when he is here! I love to see Skylar's face when he pulls up in the driveway and gets out of the truck! I love to see her run to him squealing! It warms my heart to see him scoop her up and give her loves and I am so glad he is such a loving dad. What an awesome relationship to witness- a dad with his daughters! I love Travis so much and I often feel really lucky to spend my life with someone so great! Okay, sorry so sappy! Anyway...
Luckily my mom was here this whole week so I had some help with my girls and it was really fun to spend time with her. She doesn't live close by, but she still has a great relationship with my kids. I think that is because when she does see them, she spends a whole week or so with them and she is able to really get some quality time with them. That has been one good thing about her living out of state...I think it's the only good thing!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Called to Serve...

This past week my little brother, Spud, (not his real name but might as well be) was called to serve in the Samoa, Apia mission! How exciting! I don't know much about it but we are learning. I do know that it is an island nation below the equator in between Hawaii and New Zealand. To find out more you can go about Samoa you can go here. We are so proud of him and we know that he will be a great missionary. He leaves on December 31 so he will be here for Christmas, then it's off to Samoa!

Mess Maker!

Do you ever feel like your kids are making another mess as you clean up the previous one? Story of my life! Everytime I turned around this week, Skylar was making another mess. As I was cleaning the kitchen, she got into the pantry and opened the Rice Krispies. As I was sweeping that up she made her way into the bathroom and played with the T.P. As I was cleaning that up, she went into Sailyr's room and pulled all the hair bows off thier ribbon holder. As I was putting those back she pulled over the hamper and started taking out all the dirty clothes! In between all of these messes, she managed to take all of my shoes off the shoe rack and all of my underwear out of the drawer! She is sooooo busy!
On Wednesday when I picked my girls up from Julie (she tended for me after being asked last minute! Thanks Jules!) she said to me, "Skylar likes to make messes." Ya Think!

After already cleaning up the hair clippies, Skylar kept bringing them to me so I started putting them in her hair. So cute! Here she is trying to feed one of them to Sailyr!

True Fans!

Anybody who knows us knows that we are true Denver Broncos fans! We love to watch football and Travis never (and I mean NEVER!) misses a game! Here is a picture of our little cheerleaders!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Okay, so my bday isn't for another week but today was the start of my birthday celebrations! We had a BBQ for me and my Gma Joyce(we share a bday) with Dave and Sue, Mike and Shelly, and Shad (Amanda had to work). Hamburgers and corn-on-the-cob and fun conversation was the menu. We had a good time! I got some really cute gifts and it was fun to visit with family that I don't see very often! Thanks everybody!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Let them out!

I was going through the pictures on my digital camera today and realized that some of them have never been downloaded to the computer let alone printed off and put in a photo album! Poor pictures these days. They are taken, they have done their job of capturing a moment in time, a piece of history, only to be kept prisoner in a little blue memory card the size of a postage stamp. I know that I am not the only one to hold history hostage in my camera. I am sure that everyone does it. It is the beauty of having a digital camera. No more rolls of film. No more winding the camera to the next picture. No more wondering what pictures are on the random rolls you found in the junk drawer, only to develop them and find they are from 1992. No, these days if someone wants to see my pictures, I usually hand them my camera and hope that the batteries don't go dead while they sort through them on the screen. So today I decided to let these photos out to somewhat fulfill their destiny by sharing them on this blog post. These are just some of my faves from the last few years.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fall is here!

I can honestly say that fall is probably my favorite season of the year. I love the warm days and the cool nights and mornings. I love that you can start putting away the shorts and tanks from the summer and pulling out the warmer clothes for the fall. I have had two exciting, fun and busy but not very "summery" summers in a row. It is hard to do lots of summer activities with a newborn. I look forward to next summer when we can boat, swim, play on some grass, etc.
I specifically like the month of September. I think that after a long hot summer, it is nice to have a change. I love the changing leaves although they never seem to last very long. September is also my birthday month so it gives me something to look forward to. When I was in school I always liked going back after summer vacation. I think that I craved the routine that the school year brought. I am excited for the upcoming holidays in the next few months. I can't wait to dress up my girls for Halloween and to get together with all of our families for Thanksgiving. Then Christmas is here! The year goes by so fast. I am not really sad to see summer go but we are really excited for the rest of the year!