Sunday, July 25, 2010

1st Birthday!!!

Avery is 1 year old!! July 24 is her birthday and we were able to celebrate it yesterday with both sets of her grandparents and her Aunt Tracy and cousins. We had a bbq and then let her open presents. She did well with her gifts and she helped open most of them and see what each one was. A big hit that she really like was a gloworm that Uncle Jeff and Aunt Adriane sent up with my parents for her. She loved it! Next we all sang happy birhtday and let her have some cake. She didn't really like the taste of it but enjoyed mashing it all over her tray and clapping with it on her hands. It was so fun to see her reactions to it all!
A year ago I thought we would never get to this point in her life....I seriously thought I would be sitting on the couch every 2 hours with a bottle in her mouth and being exhausted FOREVER. I never thought she would walk or do much of anything! hahaha She has learned so much in her first year of life and has taught us as parents so much too. We are learning some of life's lessons that one can never experience or understand if you're not a parent. Its undescribable the love we feel for our child. Every night when I put her to bed, she lays her head on my shoulder and looks into my eyes and smiles, that means so much to me. She is changing so much and is beginning to love more and accept out hugs and kisses instead of pushing us away! :) I'm so happy at this time in my life, and I love that Avery knows and loves us for who we are even though we make mistakes as her parents. She is the best daughter we could get and she is so loved!!!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our Romantic Getaway

Fun Rides! And kind of scary!

Brandon and I decided it was time for us to get away together for a night of fun! His parents were kind enough to stay at our house and take care of Avery. We packed up the car and headed for Salt Lake, we first went to Lagoon, an amusement park with some roller coasters and stuff. We stayed and played there for a few hours, then headed to the hotel to check in. We stayed at The Little America, in SLC, it was very nice!! We changed into our swimsuits and went to the pool and hot tub for a while. Then came back to the room to get all dressed up for dinner! I even wore earrings, I didn't have to worry about them getting ripped out by Avery. hahaha We went to PF Changs for a nice meal and then went to see a movie, which was a horrible show, but oh well! We had tons of fun anyway! In the morning we went out to breakfast and drove to the Salt Lake Temple to do a session, but they were CLOSED for maintanance or something. Crap! We wanted to get back home at a decent time so just decided to go home instead of going up to another temple. It was so much fun to get away and have no responsibily and stay out as late as we want and sleep in!! It was the best night! More pictures below on previous post!!!!!

Our Getaway!

At Lagoon

Our sweet hotel room, it was so nice!

At a REAL movie theater! No crappy roosevelt theater here! hahaha

Cruising in the new Jeep with the roof off.

Going for a swim before dinner

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My New Niece!

My brother Jeff and his wife Adriane had their first baby on July 3, 2010! Shelby Lilla Gray, she was born at 8:54 pm and weighed 7lbs 3 oz, and was 20 3/4 inches long. What a cutie!! I can't to meet her! She is such a good baby for them! Jeff says she mostly sleeps through the night and that they have to wake her up every 4 hours at night to feed her!! How lucky are they! Congratulations to them and their new daughter! We love you!!