Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Dirty Little Secret

Ok, first of all, don't judge me for what I'm about to say. It's a little weird.
I was watching one of my fave shows, Keeping up with the Kardashians, ( I know half of you stopped reading after I said that, those of you who watch it, keep reading!)
It was the one where Kim and Rob and Scott go to London. And seriously, I was laughing so hard. I want to be friends with....Scott. I'm sorry, I said it! He's so freakin funny sometimes. Don't get me wrong, 75% of the time he's a "deuce lord" as Khloe would say. But when he went to that place to become a Lord, I was seriously like, you are awesome. "Lord dissick in the house!" Am I alone here? Or does anyone else kinda want to be friends with Scott?

Trip to Rexburg!

Our trip to Rexburg was the Not too many people can say that about Rexburg, but we had such a fun time. We didn't do everything on my list that I wanted, but it's all good. We will be making more trips there in the not to distant future. My sister in law Brynne and my future brother in law will be living in Rexburg soon, and we are so dang excited! It will be so much fun having some of Dan's family close. We are already planning Thanksgiving together. I better learn how to cook between now and then;)
So the first thing we did when we got to Rexy was go to our pretzel spot, "We're Twisted". It hasn't changed a bit, and it was so good! Then we went to Matt's graduation, which was awesome. The speakers were so great, and I was actually able to get something out of the talks. At my graduation I was like, let's get this over with and the speakers were super boring. So that was awesome.  
The next day, we helped Matt's mom with a few little projects around the house then hit up the theater to get our Christian Bale fix. MMMMMMM, he is so fine. And that movie is awesome, if you haven't seen it. Go. Even if it's just for the eye candy. That night we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner which is always a good choice. Then around 10, Dan, Matt, and I went and got a snow cone. It was the perfect ending to our trip. I wasn't ready to go home yet. I was loving just relaxing and sleeping and not worrying about kids or anything else. I knew my kids were in good hands, so that made the trip so much more relaxing.
The day after we got back we had some friends come stay with us, the Heaths. They are so much fun. I really didn't know them too well before they came. Dustin and Dan's families are great friends and they grew up together. So it was fun to hear all the stories and get to know them better. Their little girls and Damon became great friends and it was so cute to see them interact. They left today and Damon keeps asking where Libey is. It's so cute how much he just bonded with those girls.
Today we went to the ENT Dr. for Rafe. His tongue has healed nicely. Tomorrow morning we go back for Dan and I to see about taking our tonsils out. I've always get horrible sore throats and so does Dan, so we just want to get them out. And since we haven't almost reached our max out of pocket for the year, we could be getting it done for free. Which is awesome. I scheduled about 4 more Dr. apt's too, so for the next month we have 1 apt every week.  Kind of crazy, but I just want to make sure we are all healthy;)
I'll post some cute pics of the boys later when I get a second!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Where it all began!

Last week was crazy and this week seems to be starting off the same way! That's life with 2 little boys though right;) I love it, I wouldn't trade it for anything.
It seems like when you take a big trip, it takes forever to get back to your routine and get the kids back on their schedules. Not to mention they always pick up sickness about 2 weeks after the trip, so once you think you're getting everything figured out, that hits and you go back a few steps. I think we are over the worst of all our sicknesses and Rafe is feeling better since his tongue was clipped. So it's the perfect time to take another trip, right?!
This time it's just Dan and I, and we are going back to "where it all began!" AKA Rexburg! Not the most exciting place to go, but for us it holds a lot of great memories and takes us back to being the carefree couple we used to be;) Now that we have 2 kids it's harder to feel carefree, but rexburg always brings it back out. And I love that!
Dan's best friend Matt is graduating so we are ditchin the kids at Grandma and papa's and we are flyin solo. I am so excited! I could use a little break to be quite honest. It's only 2 nights, but it's just enough to really really miss my kids and get some time to myself that I have been really needing lately. And some time with Dan which has been sparse lately as well. Here's some stuff we are planning on doing!
1. Going to our preztel place! When we dated, we always went to this cozy little pretzel place and it has been forever since we have been back. Everytime we go to Rexburg we never have time to fit it in! So we are going first thing this time! One of my favorite dating memories with Dan is in that spot. We had only been dating about a week, and I was so in love with him already I could barely see straight. (Cheesy I know, just wait) I started telling my mom and my bff Victoria if we continued to date, we would get married. I just knew he was perfect for me. So anyways, one tuesday we skipped devo and walked to this place for the first time. We got preztels and sat across this little table and talked for like 2 hours. I just remember the way he looked at me made me blush and made me so giddy. He was the only guy I ever dated who made me feel that way. I just remember after that date I could have married him the next day. I love everything about that guy;) and That is one of my all time favorite memories;) Sorry for the mush;) Next!
2. Walk around the campus! I love BYU- Idaho and the campus is so pretty. Walking around there brings back memories of me being on my own for the first time and feeling so grown up and mature. Its changed a lot since i've been there so it's fun to look at all the new stuff.
3. Book Store- I love the book store and all the cool stuff they sell. I always gotta hit that up since I'm officially now an alumni! I gotta get some gear!
4. BYUI Gardens- Dan and I took so many walks in those gardens! They are so beautiful. I remember walking there one night and we were talking about how many people get engaged there, (secretly I always thought that's where he would propose to me...then he said this) "I'll never do that. Everyone does it). I almost cried. hahah I was always waiting for it when we went there. But he did tell me he loved me for the first time in the gardens. And that is another ALL TIME favorite memory with Dan. I told him I loved him too, and that I knew we were going to get married....and he was ok with that;) And then I told him all the names of our future kids...then he got weirded out. Just kidding, that didn't happen;) I'm not THAT weird! I would never actually tell him that, even though I already had names picked out hahaha jk again. But seriously, that was one of the most romantic moments of my life. SO we are def going back there. That happened a little less than 2 months after we met. Crazy, I know.
5. Visit our old makeout explantion needed there;) But it's gonna be fun!!
6. Go see Dark Night! I'm soooo excited for this!
7. Eat at Wingers! That's where I used to work as a server and had so much fun! That's where I met Tim, who's dan's brother. He was a little young for me, but he had a brother so I gave him my number;) Thankfully! Best decision I ever made! Even though at the time I was dating someone else, but could see it needed to be over. 3 days after that ended, Dan the Man entered and the real love story started.
Writing all this down makes me so excited to go. I love my kids but 2 nights away will be nice. And they will be in good hands so that always makes it easier to leave them. Another thing I love about going to Rexburg is the car ride with Dan. We've been married for a little over 3 years, but we always have so much to talk about! We "wax philosophical" as Dan says, the whole way there, and the whole way back. I'm so glad I'm married to my best friend.
And I'm excited to see Matty C! He and Dan are like brothers when they are together. And he brings out a different side of Dan that's hard to finds sometimes when he's in husband and daddy mode.
Well sorry this post turned out so much longer and mushier than I was planning;) I hope you all have something fun to do this weekend too! Here's some old pic's of us dating just to really finish this off right;)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A little update for now, a bigger one for later!

Well it's like 11 and I'm sort of restless, even though I was up super late last night. Like 3 A.m. late. Dan and I were putting our bedroom back together after we painted it. It's so much easier to do that kind of stuff once the kids are in bed. So anyways, I thought I'd jump on here and do a little update.
We went to Florida for Joe's wedding. The actual trip was great. The flight was hell. Actually, the flights were ok, the layovers were hell. That's for the big update. LONG story short, I will never fly into LAX again. and I don't ever want to fly united again! Delayed flight turned into cancelled flight. sleeping in airport with 2 babies. 0 sleep for mom and dad. little sleep for babies. Mice on the floor. Little accommodation on their end.
It was so great to see everyone. I wish so badly that we all lived closer. It was so cute to see Damon play with his cousins. They are the cutest little girls in the world! And so sweet! Damon loved them and so did Rafe. I wish we were neighbors so they could play every day!
We got home and caught up on sleep and jet lag then turned around and all got sick. Then got better for a few days, and are sick again. The fourth of July rolled around and it was a blast. We went to Melba for the parade, the kids took naps and Dan and I went on a little day date. Then we came back and watched the fireworks. That is my favorite part about the 4th. I LOVE fireworks. We watch them from my parents, which isn't quite the same as being at the school, but it's nice not to face the traffic and crazy crowds. If you've ever been to the melba 4th, you know what i'm talking about! One of Dan and I's favorite thing to do is go up on my parents balcony and look at the long line of traffic trying to make it's way out of melba. You can see all the roads from their house and it takes hours for everyone to get out of that tiny little town.
We went boating on the 3rd. It's been about 4 yrs since I've gone. and it was so amazing! I forgot how much I love to ski and wakeboard. I thought since it's been so long I wouldn't remember what I'm doing, but I snapped right back! I was pretty proud of myself, although I was so tired after skiing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing. (which is awesome by the way and super easy, if you haven't tried it, you must!) It must be the 2 kids I had during those 4 years;) Takes a toll on your body!
Rafe just got his 6 months shots. (where does the time go?!) And he just got the muscle under his tongue clipped. I had to hold his little head while they did it, and I hated that! It was super quick, I wish I would have done it sooner! IT is so dang hard to spoon feed him. I always give up and just give him a rice cereal bottle. I think I need to take him to do the physical therapy on his tongue so he can learn how to eat and suck properly. It just gets in the way of the spoon and it all gets pushed right back out. I was hoping I wouldn't need to take him for that, but I think it'd be best. He's rolling over and is starting to sit up pretty well. He loves his jumper and spends most of his time in there. He loves to stand on our legs and jump. I'm bad about tummy time and putting him on the floor, which has made him slower at learning how to roll over and scoot and sit and everything else. He's safe in his jumper. WHen he's on the floor, Damon attacks him and has to be RIGHT next to him, and the A/C is always on in our house and freezes him when he's down there. He hates tummy time and just pushes his face in the ground. So yeah, he hardly is alone on the floor to learn how to roll and army crawl. Which frankly, i like having him immobile right now;) I remember being so excited about all this stuff with Damon and trying to get him to crawl and roll and walk so fast! Then he was into everything haha! So I'm in no rush for Rafe to learn all that.
Damon has an ear infection, which has been fun..... It's his first one, so I can't really complain. He's been a trooper. He's starting to talk so much more! It's hard to understand, but he's getting there. His face expressions are the best! He always looks like whatever he's saying is so important! He'll ramble and ramble then just laugh like whatever he just told you was so funny. I just wish I could understand! He is such a sweet boy. He always is loving on Rafe and whenever Rafe cries, Damon runs to him and yells "Rafey! Rafey!" It just melts my heart to see how much he loves his little brother and cares for him. He always wants to wake him up in the morning while rafe is taking his morning nap. "Rafey sleepin?" Then I say yes, and find him trying to sneak upstairs 5 min. later. I love that kid!
We have been working in our yard alot and doing lots of projects around the house. It's so much fun to do that stuff with Dan. It makes me feel so grown up;) haha looking at OUR house and OUR yard makes me feel like an actual adult....cuz two kids doesn't make me feel like that? haha I don't know how to describe it. But I'm sure some of you know what I"m talking about!
Things are going great for us. We are staying busy. I'm excited for this sickness to go away so we can enjoy our summer! Although, I wish it wasn't so dang hot. i never want to leave the house. i hate the heat. I'd love it if it rained everyday and the high was like 75 degrees. haha I know i know! I'm weird.
Well that's all for now! Here's some cute pics of the boys;)