Thursday, July 30, 2009

July in review

We have been very busy this month and can't believe it is almost over. I can't believe Tate is now 8 months old time sure has flown by. Our 4th of July was super fun. We went to the Oakley Rodeo (thanks to Craig McQueen) on July 3. Then we spent the day at Willow Creek on the 4th and later went to a BBQ at my aunt and uncle's then on to watch an excellent firework show at my parent's. I'm sad the 4th is all over. Can't wait for next year!! On the 7th my cute friend Becca married Brady Barker. The day was absolutely beautiful and we are so happy for them and can't wait to hang out more often, maybe play a round of golf!! While my brother Zach's Family was enjoying the sun and beach in Cali, Tate and I enjoyed having Scarlett over to play. I got my taste of what it would be like to have twins cause Tate and Scarlett are only a month a part and I have to say that I really did enjoy it. I loved watching them play, interact, and copy each other all day long. I think Tate was sad to see her go. Then it was off to Wyoming for YM and YW camp. WE had such a blast on the Snake River and I loved getting to know all the girls on a more personal level. We are so lucky to have such a great ward and amazing youth.Our last hoorah of July was in Sun Valley, Idaho with my family. My family has been going for years, but I was so excited for this trip cause it was Tate and Devin's first time up there. I am pretty sure they loved it and can't wait for next year. Thanks mom and dad for planning such a great Family Vaca, we loved it. So there you have it, our Month of July in review.


Tate I can't believe you are 8 months old, the time has surely flown by. Tate you are such a happy baby all the time even when you are so tired or hungry. You are now eating baby food 2 to 3 times a day. You can feed yourself cheerios. At resturants you are now sitting in high chairs. I can't believe how big you are getting, people not only stop me at the store to tell me how adorable you are but to also ask if I am feeding you steriods. You weigh 22 lbs. and since you are growing so big we have had to get you a knew carseat. Tate I can't believe how much you love the water. You love to go to the swimming pool and hang out in your floating device and you love to play in the bath tub. I hope you like swimming lessons when I decide to put you in them! You aren't crawling just yet, but I know you are dieing too. When I put things out infront of you you try so hard to get to them and get frustrated by burrying you head in the ground when you can't get it. You are a champ at sitting up and rolling all over the place. You have your first two teeth now. You were such a big boy when you were getting them in. Tate you are such a joy in our lives and I don't know what we would do without you. We love you so much and have loved watching you grow and develop and look forward to what the future holds. We love you, bubba!


Tate, Me, Jillian, Missa, Jenny, and Scarlett

Can't take his eyes off the Fireworks

All tuckered out


Newlyweds, Becca and Brady

Lacey, Becca, Ashley, Me

Rachael and I


Tate is Daddy's little helper


My darling niece, Scarlett

YM & YW CAMP in Wyoming


The whole famn damily

Hanging out by the swans

Taking a walk by the horses

Jillian, Tate, Marissa

All my cousins hanging out

Tate was all tuckered out from having so much fun

The best raspberry shake, yum yum yum

My sis Mckenzi and her cute boyfriend Bret

Whitney, Tate, Scarlett, Jordyn

Tate's pool buddies

Tate enjoying the shade

Swimming with his cousin and Daddy

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Devin was born 27 years ago this day and I couldn't be more HAPPY!! Devin is a wonderful person full of life, energy, confidence, service, patience, loyalty, commitment, passion, kindness, hard work, dedication, and love for all those around him. Devin is a wonderful Father to Tate and an amazing husband to me!! The past 3 years have been the best 3 years of my life, I married the most wonderful man and together we created the most wonderful and precious gift, Tate. Love, I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! I love you!