Wednesday, April 30, 2008

And the Summer Has Begun!

Sorry it's been a while but I kept forgetting to charge the batteries in my camera and so I haven't taken any pictures and I always feel like I need to have pics in my blogs to make them interesting, but then I realized that I enjoy reading other blogs that don't have pics, so here's an attempt to be interesting without pictures of my cute kids!
So as most of you know, summer for Platinum (Bubba's job) has begun and that means Bubba is even busier than normal. He was in Florida for about 9 days, came home for a couple days and then left for DC yesterday and doesn't know when he'll be back from that trip. I'm used to him being busy and even out of town quite a bit, and I knew he'd be gone a lot this summer, but it's still not much fun to have him gone so much! However, I do get more projects done and have a lot of "me" time in the evenings after the kids are in bed, and so that's not all bad. It's hard to see the kids missing him he called for a few minutes and I put him on speakerphone so the kids could talk to him....Savannah said "Come home Daddy!" So sad. Anyways, even though it's tough having him gone sometimes, I'm so glad that Bubba has a job that he loves (most of the time!) and that he works with such wonderful people and a company that has been so successful-it has been such a huge blessing in our lives to be a part of Platinum. Here's to another successful, great summer!

This is the first summer in 3 years that I get to stay in Utah and I'm really excited not to have to move....we had a couple of summers where we had to move multiple times, so in the last 3 years we have moved 10 times! In the middle of all that we had 2 kids and although there were some aspects of seeing different cities that were exciting, for the most part I am completely content to finally be "settled" in and not have to deal with packing/unpacking, etc. We don't have much planned yet for the summer but the kids love to play outside and Payson is getting a new pool/splash park which should be fun. We have lots of friends and family here too so I'm sure we can find fun things to do...hopefully Bubba will be around for at least some of them!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Bubba!

Yep, today is Bubba's birthday and he is 29 this year. Unfortunately we aren't really doing anything too super exciting this year because of work and other stuff we have going on, but I keep telling him that I have to save all the good stuff for next year anyways when he turns the big "30!" Anyway, I just wanted to tell him Happy Birthday and that I love him sooooooo much and am so proud of him. He is such a great husband and father and works so hard for our little family and I am so grateful to have him in my life. Here's a cute pic of him as a kid....awwww!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Cute Little Paris!

I know it's been a couple weeks since I've posted, and I'm sorry! I know that I get disappointed when I check others blogs repeatedly only to find nothing has changed for a long time, so I am going to try to be more consistent in posting more often, even if nothing exciting has really been going on!

We have been loving the last couple of days of warm kids LOVE to play outside and they are so much happier when they aren't cooped up inside all day. I took them on a bike ride yesterday (they were in the little trailer attached to the back of my bike) and we had a great ride....until the hill we had to go back up to get home where I thought I was going to die! I ended up walking the last several feet and have vowed that I am going to get in better shape and one day be able to ride all the way up that hill while pulling a hundred pounds worth of toddler and trailer!

Here are a few pics of my cute little Paris....she is getting so grown up and although she is often quite a challenge, she is really sweet, funny and absolutely adorable. She hardly ever sits still, so I don't get to do her hair very often, but lately I've managed to get bows in her hair a couple of times and I think it is so cute! I have finally learned that the only way to be able to get my girls to sit still so I can do their hair is to give them a snack while I'm doing it! So here is Paris at 17 months old!