Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Father's Day!

This year I was able to get Ryan his first official Father's Day gift! I was so excited to be able to celebrate this with him at such an exciting time in our lives. I didn't want to get him just a cliche gift (I'm sure he will get plenty of years of that to come!) So for his first gift ever, I got him a fishing trip!

We were supposed to go fishing on our second date about 4 years ago, and we have never been! So I decided that since he loves it so much, and we won't ever have another vacation without kids, it was a perfect time to give it to him! We went up to his family cabin in Pine, ID and spent the weekend on the south fork of the Boise River.

It was so relaxing to be outdoors and just let time waste away! Ryan caught 4 fish, one got away, two were gross carp, and one was a prized 14 inch rainbow trout! It was so fun to see him get exciting about fishing and doing what he loves and finally be able to share that with him. He taught me how to cast the line, and said I was really good, but unfortunately I wasn't good enough to catch anything.

The rest of the weekend was spent eating yummy meals, and way too many snacks, watching movies, sleeping in and talking naps. It was wonderful! A perfect way to relax out before moving and starting school in the next two weeks!

The prized trout!
hangin' out on the river

bringing up the little fishy

"Got one!"

DJ and Lauren Anderson

Lauren, DJ and the cute ring bearer Mason, and flower girls Brooklyn and Maddie!

On Saturday June 11, Ryan's sister Lauren was married to DJ! We have been so excited for the wedding! It was gorgeous and perfect! They were married outside at The Riter Mansion here in Logan, and had a delicious luncheon afterwards, and then the reception. It was so much fun! They had a fun country band with dancing, and yummy cookies and milk as appetizers for everyone! It was such a great day and we are so happy for them and their exciting new journey in life together!

Ryan and I walking down the aisle

adorable flower girls!
Brooklyn and Maddie

the bridesmaids (we were very serious obviously)

Ryan and I after the ceremony

Dallin and Morgan Watts

Dallin and Morg at the Wedding Dinner

Last week on June 14th our friends Dallin and Morgan got married! It was such a fun two day event! We were able to attend their wedding dinner the night before at Hamilton's Steak and Seafood. Then on Tuesday morning, we drove down and were able to watch them be sealed together for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple by Dallin's Grandpa. It was such a beautiful ceremony! She was actually sealed in her mom's wedding dress! It was amazing!

Afterwards, we went to lunch with Tanner and Kirsten (our friends in town for the wedding from Virginia!) We went to Market Street Grill....let's just say the FOOD was great, service was not! Afterwards, we drove home, and Ryan got all ready in his handsome groomsman tux, and we headed off to the reception held at Castle Manor here in Hyde Park. It was really pretty!

Morgan made a gorgeous flawless bride, and Dallin such a handsome groom! Dallin and Ryan have been friends and neighbors since about junior high and have played on many teams together, and have grown closer and closer over the years. It was so much fun to be able to be a part of their special day!

Just Married!!

All the friends!


Best Friends, Ryan, Dallin, and Tanner. Such handsome guys!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Showers Galore!

This past month has been so much fun, and so busy! I've been so lucky to have amazing friends and family to throw me a bunch of showers to get us ready for Easton! I am so grateful for all the work they've put into them, and had such a great time seeing everyone who came to the showers!

The first friends shower I had was given by Melanee, she held it at Firehouse Pizzeria here in Logan. It was so much fun to see friends from all over, high school, college, work places, hair school, etc! We had yummy cupcakes that were baseball themed and really just had a great time! At this shower, I was 29 weeks :)

Ashley, her baby Sophia, me, and Alyssa (who is due one week before me!)

The next shower for us was given by Danielle! She had such a fun idea to have a couple's shower for Ryan could come and see all of his friends too! It was such a great idea and we had so much fun! She held it at Elements here in Logan, and the food was amazing! She made yummy desserts and had some fun games for us to play as well!! At this shower I was 30 weeks :)

me and Danielle!

cute table decor, pretty flowers, and pictures of Ryan and I from our baby albums! And her yummy cake balls for dessert!

The Gooch's!

The Hall's!

The Davis's!

Ryan loving opening the presents :)

The last friends shower was thrown by my friends from work at Texas Roadhouse! It was so much fun, Andrea held it at Roadhouse, and had the cutest brown and blue giraffe decor. Tons of yummy treats and cupcakes, and Liz brought delicious french dip sandwiches for lunch! My sister Jeanette was in town and was able to come with me to this shower, and that was really fun! At this shower I was 31 weeks :)

Cute little onesie from Heather and Liz!
me and Jeanette (I look crazed in this picture!)

Annie, Alison, Hala, Megan, and Cherise!
Erin and Quin, Gracie and Andrea! (Cute mamas!)
Heather and Liz!

Again I am so lucky to have so much support from friends and family that already love and care about this little guy so much! I wish I could take you all with me to Henderson so you could all watch him grow up! I guess I'll just have to be really good at keeping the blog updated so you all can see him get bigger and bigger!