Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I should be packing.....

We're loading up the moving truck ToMoRrOw so why in the world am I blogging? Because I hate packing and this just seems so much more important right now:) 

Can you believe it's the LAST week of July? Seriously 2011 where oh where have you gone?!?! We've had a fun summer-lots of trips to the zoo, many days at the pool, parks parks parks, playdates etc. I'm sad summer is coming to an end. 

In June Grant and I spent a few days in Craig while my sister was in town. We crammed as much in as we could-hikes, riding horses, fishing, swimming....we love our families!

A few weeks ago we visited Molly and Juergen in Colorado Springs and had a great time. We spent a couple hours at Garden of the Gods and Grant of course loved running and climbing on everything!
Red Rocks in Morrison
I'm happy that we were able to get out and enjoy some of the beautiful Colorado scenery this summer! 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

minor detail.....

Oh did I fail to mention we're moving??? THIS WEEK!!!! Yep, the rumors are true-we are Provo bound and super excited! We've loved being back in Colorado but Utah does have a Bajio so this will work out just fine!

Last fall David decided to start studying for the GMAT to get into grad school. After hours and hours of studying he was accepted to BYU and Texas A&M both starting fall 2011. Well what can I say we love our COUGARS! It's nice going back to a familiar place. We're lucky to have family and friends it the area that will help make the transition easier.

Grant and I are trying to enjoy our time with David since we know he will pretty much just be a roommate the next two years! Yes the unknown is scary and yes it's hard to leave a job in this economy but we're excited and feel good about our decision. I'm really proud of David and all the hard work he has done just to prepare for school, I know he'll do great! Wish us luck:)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Granty pants

I feel like this blog is all about Grant but I seem to forget to really write down all the cute things he does. His vocabulary is really starting to take off and I love it! It's funny to hear his little voice trying to say new words. Our favorite thing is when he says "oh cool, so cool" and "happy birthday" especially over our dinner.

He is in a really fun stage right now, likes to share, clean up his toys (I know-lucky mama!) help cook, clean, fix things. He loves to be outside exploring. This week we've pretty much worn the stroller tires out-all day I hear "wak...outsie.....wak...." yep we've gone on like a bazillion walks together. I normally love walks but it's been so stinkin' hot (and humid for CO) out I feel like we're inside a dishwasher for hours and hours! When it's time to come back inside he just whines and whines until I take him back out. I swear he's part dog...speaking of dogs he will come up and sniff us like one. Weird? Funny? Cute? Yes, yes, yes!

He still is a great napper and willingly sits down and folds his arms for bedtime prayers. It's as if he knows he is going to bed so he turns on the charm so we will want to play with him longer....doesn't really fool us though!

He still enjoys playing/watching Thomas and playing with his cars. He likes doing puzzles, especially his numbers puzzle. This kid is a number/letter fool! So weird-he'd rather just look at the alphabet or a bunch of numbers than read the actual book. He knows almost all of the alphabet and I never get sick of listening to him point out letters to me.
(I know this picture is blurry but I think it's oh so funny. The kid hates to wear hats but he will wear this one of David's all day.) 
He prefers bananas, yogurt, grapes, peeled carrots or peas but eats pretty much anything which is so nice for me! Oh and it's basically WWIII to brush his teeth so I guess I'm glad he doesn't want too much sugar all day!

Ernie the hernia is still hanging around and Grant is pretty darn happy that it's warm enough to wear non-zip jammies so he has 24/7 access to him!

I feel lucky to know he is mine! What a fun blessing!

Monday, July 18, 2011

300th post?

That's it? It feels like I always have something to say! I would write 300 things about myself but I think the majority of them would involve food and that might be a little embarrassing to myself and family!

1. I am currently obsessed with the show "My name is Earl" and love laughing and laughing with David about it. Just try to watch a full episode and not laugh-I dare you.
2. I could easily become a vegetarian....or get used to having someone cook my meat for me. Yeah let's go with that option. It's great for eating but not for touching and preparing...ew barf! Poor David is stuck with one to many crock pot meals or pasta because of this.
3. I like to burn fall scented candles year round-apple, pear, spice
4. Contrary to my candle collection I am a summer baby through and through...thank you Colorado and the 360+ sunny days!
5. I am a sucker for white walls and accessories and will continue to love them even after this "white decorating" phase is over.
6. I don't think vanilla should be viewed as's a side for cryin' out loud! You put it with your cake, brownie, pie. I can't comprehend why someone would eat just vanilla when there are millions of options to pair it/top it with or heck even replace it with!
7. I still have my car from high school, that baby refuses give up! Oh and somebody tried to steal stuff from it the other day. Ha, joke is on them, all I have are some old receipts and leaves on the floor!
8. I daydream about a new kitchen table and I am fairly certain that would eliminate 93% of all my problems....hum....maybe not.
9. I'm terrified of being called as "Stake Camp Director".
10. My favorite time of day is right before bed when we peek in at our little sleeping Grant....wait I take that back, my favorite part is WHEN we put HIM to bed! Is it just me or do the hours pass like days after dinner?
11. I think I could beat Forrest Gump in a walking competition.
12. I have never seen any Star Wars movies and believe it or not I am still functioning.
13. Thanks to David I now buy gold toe socks in the boys department-trust me they are the best!
14. When my sister and I were younger we used to pretend our names were "Jessica", "Julie" or "Ashley". When we would be shopping in Denver or Grand Junction we would call out for each other and even order food and request that it be for "Jennifer" or whatever. We are ssooo cool.
15. I do a pretty darn good impression of a cat hacking on a hair ball!
16. I really enjoy going to the dentist.
17. I love to hide in the house like a 5 yr old and jump out and scare David and Grant. Too bad I only have like 3 doors to choose from!
18. Still feel like I'm "too young" or "trying too hard" when I wear high heels or lip stick.
19. I've crossed over and started wearing shorts with tennis shoes while at the zoo or other family outings! Eek! I'm STILL having issues with my shins from like a year ago and certain shoes just feel better, laugh it up you haters!
20. For all you Craigites I used to want to grow up and work at "Gumballs" candy store in Grand Junction.
21. I went a whole year at college with staples in my pants as a hemline. Pathetic? It's not THAT hard to sew or bring them to mom!
22. I really want Lasik surgery so I can go swimming, roll over and look at the clock, fall asleep during a movie, ya know just be lazy like. Anyone want to spot me the moolah?
23. I once bottle fed a cow (the smell of that milk will forever be in my nostrils) that I affectionately named "Eight ball".
24. I like meeting new people and learning about them.
25. I could eat non-microwave popcorn everyday.
26. I'm confused with the whole obsession with being "green"-I mean didn't we learn this stuff in like 1st grade? Why the sudden trend? And why does everyone feel the need to announce that they are green? Aren't most of us anyway?!?! Am I the only one who was taught to turn the lights off, open the windows in the summer, eat from the garden, line the trash can with a plastic bag? Apparently!
27. I love dancing to Rihanna....of course just in my house and when I play v-ball with the ward!
28. I like to do crossword puzzles and play boggle with David.
29. I wish the tv shows "Just the 10 of us" and "Clarissa Explains it All" were still on. I can't even get them on Netflix. Boo.
30. I get slightly bummed when birthday cakes are not chocolate.