Thursday, October 28, 2010

The reason why I love fall weather in Utah

There really isn't a need for words. I LOVE fall...I LOVE my camera...and most of all...I LOVE him:)

Look at these eyelashes!!!

Me and my sweet baby boy

Look how happy he is running in the leaves....He LOVES to run

Cousins Maci Bo and Britton playing in the leaves at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Me and Tiff posing in the leaves

Cousin Britton , Maci Bo and Aiden baby

Cute Grandma and Baby Aiden

We had a fun filled five days up in Utah last weekend.  On Thursday I dropped Trey off in St. George with his dad so he could go deer hunting for the weekend. After dropping him off, me and Aiden baby headed up to Cedar City to watch my cousin Jalen play in his last football game of the season.  My parents drove down as well and so did Tiff and her family. We had Dinner and headed to the game just as a massive rain storm hit. We braved the rain and the cold weather, grabbed our umbrellas, and went and watched the football game. Thank goodness the rain only lasted for the first quarter and part of the second. It was fun snuggling up and watching football. Two of my favorite things:) I am so glad we got to watch my cousin play.  He is one awesome dude:) In fact he got player of the game on the local radio and they won their game too:) 

I stayed the night at Tiffs and the next day we headed up to Salina to my parents house.
We went to a Halloween party Friday night, went shopping on Saturday, and headed back to Parowan on Sunday.  On Monday the weather was insane. I had a photo shoot scheduled for that morning. And that morning thunder and lightning woke us up. I thought for sure that we weren't going to be able to do it.  But what do you stopped raining just in time...a perfect overcast day for a photo shoot:) That makes a photographer super happy:) After I got done with that it started snowing a few hours later....YES, I said SNOW....Yuck!!! Later that day we went up to Brian Head to pick up Trey...It was a nice and balmy 27 degrees up there....What the heck! Brrrrr!!! It was so nice spending time with my family. I love them all to pieces.  

Halloween Party

Last weekend my sister in law and her cousin threw the cutest halloween party for the kids. Me and Tiff got there just in time to go to it. We were able to drive to Salina together since we were missing our two oldest boys due to being with their dads for the deer hunt. We had a lot of fun. We were able to throw a little costume together for us too:) Can you tell which witch is which???

I have had quite the costume drama for my little Aiden baby this year. He will not wear anything on his head so I sent his monkey costume back....Ordered some personalized baby scrubs that have not gotten here yet for his doctor costume...So I had to pick a last minute costume up in Cedar City of all places for this party...Isn't he the cutest little Ninja?

Cousin Mckinlee amd Aiden

Me, Tiff, Robb, Dad, and Mom

Me, Tiff, and Mom

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rest In Peace Grandpa Hom

Last week Jason's grandpa took a turn for the worse. His family called him and a few days later Jason was on a plane to see him. He was able to visit with him and say his goodbyes. When Jason arrived home here in Las Vegas he got a call that said his Grandpa had passed. On such short notice he was the only one in our family that was able to fly back for the funeral. My heart goes out to my husband and his family at this time. His Grandpa was such a great guy and I am so glad that Aiden was able to meet his Great Grandpa last Christmas. Below are a few pictures of Aiden's first meeting with his Great Grandpa and also some pictures at our Chinese Wedding Banquet. He will surely be missed. We LOVE you Grandpa Hom! 
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just a little fun before bedtime

Aiden LOVES LOVES LOVES to go on walks. We usually try and take the dogs on a walk every night. As we walked to the park by our house a few nights ago, (or I guess I should say grassy area) we saw this beautiful sunset. I ran home to grab my camera so I could capture this picture ASAP. It went away almost faster than I could run (seriously, I feel like an old lady) but I was still able to get a pic or two:) YAY!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Picasso in Training

 The other day, the boys and I decided to have an art day.  I had some canvas in the garage that weren't being used so I thought it would be perfect for the boys to paint on those.  I headed to the store and got some washable paint because we all know what can happen when a toddler and paint are mixed together. We had a fun time and I was actually quite surprised that Aiden didn't get more messy than he did. He did great and I might just have a future Picasso in the family.

 Look at this face...He is seriously the cutest:)

He LOVES looking for birds in the sky. One flew over just as I snapped this picture

Look what I did brother....What are you painting?

 Mommy says I am a pretty good artist and I think so too:)

   Aiden's                                              Trey's               


Isn't it funny..... something so simple can provide minutes of entertainment for a busy 1 1/2 year old:) When we got home from Utah I left my suitcase out and it was just minutes before Aiden baby had dumped everything out and hopped inside. His smile melts my heart. I just LOVE him.


Wow....It's amazing how reading someones blog can make you feel so happy, sad, and blessed all at once and have such a personal and spiritual effect on your life.  I sat here reading a total strangers blog as I smiled, then sobbed, and then smiled again as tears ran down my face. Something so tragic yet something so beautiful all at once. I am so blessed to have my family in my life and I don't think that I can say it enough.  Today I learned a lesson. I learned that life is simply too short...Life is too short to be mad... Life is too short to hold grudges....Life it too short period. I learned that cleaning the house isn't the most important thing...But helping the kids make it dirty is:) Playing with toys on the floor, getting finger paints out and making a mess...Memories are priceless. Nobody can take those away from you. So today I am changing. Changing into a less stressed mommy...Enjoying every mess with my kids and everything that makes them happy. I love them with all my heart and soul and they are the reason I live each and every day.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy 60th Birthday Dad

Last weekend we traveled up to Salina to see the family. My Dad turned the big 6-0 at the end of September and my brother turned 34 the day after. So we decided to throw them a little Birthday bash. While my Dad, Jason, Robbie, and Doug went out shooting, we got ready for their little party. We all got our party hats on, the kids blasted party in the USA, and as they walked through the door we surprised them:) We had so much fun just being together. Happy Birthday Dad and Robb!!! Here's to many more:) Love ya!
Mckinlee, Tiff, Me, Mom

Daddy and Aiden playing in the back yard

Randi, Tiff, Me, Mom

The Birthday Boy with all his grandkids

Aiden and Mommy

The five of us

The Birthday Boys

Tiff, Mom, and Me

While the older kids went Fossil Hunting the smaller kids had fun in the pumpkin patch. They got to each pick a pumpkin from Grandma and Grandpa's garden and they got some mini pumpkins too.

Britton, Maci Bo, Addi, and Aiden

Aiden enjoyed throwing the mini pumpkins...LOL...We had a blast at my parents house over the weekend and I wish we could spend more time with them. Aiden absolutely LOVES roaming around their huge yard and is such an explorer and every time we leave Trey always asks why we can't stay longer:( The boys LOVE visiting and we do as well:) Can't wait for the next time we get together:) Love you all!