Tuesday, August 30, 2011

4 years

Today is our anniversary. Four years ago today I was on my way to the Logan Temple, getting my dress on, and waiting to go up to the sealing room and marry him forever! My Grandpa was our sealer, and he let us go into an empty sealing room for about 10 minutes before our own sealing, to just sit and be together. That was the greatest ten minutes of the day. I remember sitting together, trying to take it all in, and both being so excited.
Today is a lot different than that day, with Ryan at school all day and me home with a baby...but I wouldn't change it for a second! That day four years ago, with all it's planning and fanciness, has brought us so much happiness in days like this, to just hang out at home, eat a home cooked meal and watch a movie on the couch.
Ryan still makes me so happy every day, that's never changed! I'm so lucky to be married to such a hard worker who will provide for me and our kids for the rest of our lives. I love him so much and I'm glad to be his wife!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

recipes to die for!

a couple months ago my SIL Kristin introduced me to the website Our Best Bites. She told me to try the recipe Creamy Chicken Taquitos, we did, and ever since, I've been addicted to their website! I've been meaning to post new recipes that I've been trying, and to be honest, they all come from this place, so I'll just give you the website and tell you my favorites that we've tried. Seriously, try any of their recipes, you won't be disappointed, we haven't been let down yet!

They also have a cookbook out, which I'm sure is awesome! It's actually on sale now at Deseret Book, here is the link for that (if anyone wants to get me a lovely gift...hint hint!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

a fun-filled weekend!

Last Thursday my mom, aunt Jill, and Grandma flew into town to visit us and meet the babe. It was SO much fun to have them here! We went shopping at the outlets, out to eat for lunches and dinners, shopping at the mall, they let me take naps, and Ryan and I were able to go out to celebrate our anniversary with just the two of us. It was so great to see family again as well, Saturday came too soon, and then they were gone :( Easton is already missing his three girlfriends and all the attention he got from them! Of course we didn't take any pictures of us with him, just picture of him, but those are the cutest ones right?! (and they are all taken with camera phones...how unprepared were we??)
hanging with the girls

first time in the baseball jammies!
fast asleep after a long afternoon of mall shopping

On Saturday night after they all left to go back home, and Ryan was done with his studying at the school, we had a little family night. We had yummy kabobs for dinner, and then went out for our first family swim at in our pool! Easton looked so cute in his new swimsuit I got him, it's so cute with little sharks on it! He wasn't too sure about the pool, Ryan stuck his little feet in, and he started to shiver (the pools aren't heated in Vegas, since the sun warms them in the day), so we moved over to the hot tub, it wasn't too hot at all, just like warm bath water, so it was perfect! He loved the hot tub, and the jostling of the jets, he was almost asleep in the hot tub, and then once we got him out and wrapped in the the towel to go home, he was instantly out! He was so relaxed and cozy from the hot tub! It was such a fun night!

The fun wasn't over yet! On Sunday night, we went to dinner at Steve and Melissa's house (a friend of Ryan's from school) and they have a baby, Jayden, who is just about 3 weeks older than Easton...first friends! Dinner was delicious, and the babies had fun taking the binkies away from each other while they 'played', it was so funny!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy One Month Birthday!!!

Today is Easton's one month birthday!

Time has seriously flown by, and we can't believe he's already been here that long. He has been such a great baby already, and I don't think we could ask for any better. We still find ourselves just staring at him in awe and can't believe how lucky we are that he is ours.

Here are some of his milestones from the first month:
  • weight: 10 lb. 2 oz.
  • height: 22.25 inches
  • head circumference: 15.25 inches
  • eating 4 ounces, every 3 hours during the day
  • eating 2.5 ounces, once or maybe twice in the night
  • starting to be more aware of his surroundings, like the toys hanging from his swing and bouncer, and the fans on the ceilings.
  • He has starting getting really good grips on EVERYTHING! My hair especially, also our shirts, his blankets, the car seat straps, etc.
  • He falls asleep instantly in the car seat, and has only made one car ride without his head kinking over to the side...it looks so uncomfortable, but he is always in a deep sleep and happy as can be in that position!
  • He has starting giving us slight smiles, and sometimes giggles in his sleep. I don't think he knows how to smile in reaction yet though.
  • He is looking more like his Daddy every day, but he does have his Mommy's light hair...getting lighter all the time!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa

This weekend Easton was able to meet his Grandma and Grandpa Doyle! They just loved him so much and he loved loved loved them! We had such a great time while they were here, ate yummy homemade dinners, got mani-pedis, and went shopping!
We had such a great time, and love when visitors are able to come see us. Can't wait until we see them again, we definitely miss all our family and friends, but are really enjoying our new Vegas life!