Friday, April 19, 2013

Coleman's suprise party!

So my wonderful hubby celebrated his 25th birthday on Monday!! I decided to throw him a surprise birthday party with some of our friends to celebrate this milestone! I was so nervous about giving it away because i am TERRIBLE at keeping secrets. Especially from Coleman! I am so proud of myself. He had NO clue that it was coming. I invited a bunch of our friends and family to come over to our house for ice cream sundaes the friday before his birthday. I called coleman on Friday afternoon and told him that I was taking him out for a birthday dinner and that I would pick him up at work at 5. We went and ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. That is Coleman's favorite place lately. Afterwards I blind folded him and headed for home but he didnt know where we were going. I drove around forever waiting for everyone to get to our house. He ended up falling asleep since he couldn't see and I wouldn't give him any clues! The party was a great success! I am so glad that many of our friends were able to come and celebrate. I wish I would have taken more pictures. I sure love Coleman with all my heart! He works so hard to provide for our family. I hope he knows how much I love and care for him! I am so thankful to be married to my best friend!

Also my moms birthday is the day after Coleman's. She came over and I made her favorite meal and some chocolate cupcakes! I should have taken some pics but I totally spaced!! Karli and Kyson came over after she got off work! I hope my mom had a wonderful birthday! She is such an amazing lady and I love her so much!!!

Outside fun and Grandpa Paul visiting

A couple weeks ago when the weather was actually nice the girls and I went outside to play. Paige and I played with the ball and she played with her car, bike and four wheeler. Eden was just chillaxin in the stroller. It was so nice to be outside and enjoy the weather. Now the weather is crappy again :( Boo spring! We want summer!! I love love love summer! Everything about it. I just signed Paige up for swimming lessons in July. I think I am more excited than she is.
     My Dad and Grandma Lauretta came over for dinner one night when Dad was visiting from Pinedale. It was sure nice having him over. I have seen him more in the past couple of weeks than I have in almost two years. I hope that he really does move back. Paige loves seeing him and it would be awesome if Kyson and Eden could know their Grandpa as they get older. Love you dad!
Enjoy some more pics!


I feel that the holidays are so much more fun now that Paige is getting older. I am excited for when Eden is old enough to enjoy them too! Easter was a little different for us this year having Deejay gone. We went to church and then had dinner with my mom and then we went over to Colemans' parents afterwards and ate more food. Its so great having our families live close together. We always get a chance to visit both sides on the holidays :) Here are some pics of the girls on Easter Sunday.

It seems rare that we ever get a picture with her smiling normal :) This will have to do.

Friday, March 29, 2013


Dropping DeeJay off at the MTC was so hard and so rewarding at the same time. We already miss him so much but we know he will be such an amazing missionary. We were all a crying mess but i would say for the most part we held it together okay. He was very ready to get there and start this new adventure. What an amazing act of service and self dedication to leave everything and give all service to the Lord and his teachings for two years. The people he will teach and serve with in Chicago are very lucky to have him. He will do so awesome.  He leaves for Chicago on Monday April 1, 2013. We are all so excited to hear from him on Monday when he calls from the air port. Each week he will send an email update about how things are going. When he does I will dedicate a post on my blog to that each week so that many of his family and friends can keep up with his happenings. I will also post his new mailing address as soon as we recieve it. He would love to hear from anyone! We love him so much and know that him as well as our whole family will be blessed with him serving a mission.

Proud mom of a missionary.

I can't believe that when DeeJay comes home Paige will be 5 and Eden will be 2!!

Deejay, Karli and Kyson

Buddies :)

DeeJay's farewell

DeeJay did awesome at his mission farewell and had a lot of support from friends and family. Thank you so much to everyone who came! He was called to serve in the Chicago, Illinois mission English speaking. Here are a few pictures from his farewell.

Paige turns 3!!!

I cannot believe that our first baby is now 3! It blows my mind how fast time goes by. It really makes me want to cherish every minute with my girls before they get bigger. Paige is such a fun loving little 3 year old. She is so so smart and picks up on everything so fast! She just started a gymnastics class which she is loving. She needed something to focus her engergy towards. She loves to sing songs and play with all of her toys. She weighs 25.6 pounds and is only in the 5% :) She is a tiny little thing but she is so full of energy. She teaches us as much as we teach her and it is so fun to watch her grow and develope. We had a birthday party for her a little early so that Uncle DeeJay could be there before he left on his mission. It was great to have him there with all the rest of our family including GGMa and GGPa. That was a special little treat since they were here from Arizona for DeeJay's farewell. We had pizza along with cake and ice cream and opened her gifts. I think she had a great time! We missed all of our family that didnt make it!

Birthday Girl!

4 generation picture!
Paige's awesome new four wheeler that she Loves!