Sunday, December 13, 2009

The joys of taking family pictures!

These are just a few examples of our exciting family picture taking adventure!

5 Years of Wedded Bliss!

November 26th was our 5 year Anniversary!! I suprised Robbie with tickets to Phantom of the Opera. He has always wanted to see it on Broadway. I had purchased the tickets 2 months earlier and it was killing me to keep it a secret from him. I showed up at his work dressed up and handed him the tickets. He was so excited! We had such an amazing time.
I am so lucky to be married to such a wonderful husband and father. I love you honey more then you could ever know!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 2009!!

My little Stitch!

My little Tigger!
You just don't get any cuter then that!

Our only Halloween decorations of the year!

Fun at the Park!

We were going to go to a carnival, but when we got there there were so many people we couldn't even get in. So instead we decided to take the boys to the park and play. We had a blast!

Two monkeys in a cage!

Picture courtesy of Jared!

Blonde Moment!!

O.k so I got ambitious and decided to go to Ross and Best Buy. I parked in the middle of the two stores and walked to Ross and then over to Best Buy. When I was done we walked back to the car. As we approached the car I thought to myself it sounds like the car is on. Pushing the thought from my mind I began rummaging through the diaper bag for my keys. Much to my dismay they were not in there. So I looked through the windshield and what do you know, there are the keys in the ignition with the car still on. It wasn't bad enough that I had locked the keys in the car, but I had left it on as well. I had to call Robbie and interrupt him in the middle of a meeting to bring me the spare keys. So while we waited I took some pictures to capture the moment!!

HeHe Silly Me!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Little Acrobats!

Jared just started doing flips one day. He is very good at doing them. Payton has decided that he wants to do flips too!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Family Home Evening!

Monday night we were having family home evening. I was reading a story about being a peacemaker and I was explaining to Jared what a peacemaker was. After I finished the story I asked Jared what a peacemaker was, he responded by putting his hand on his chin, as though in contimplation, and said "um, it's something you put on a duck." Robbie and I were laughing so hard. I explained it again and then he got it. Over the next couple of days he has been trying to be a peacemaker. When he and Payton are fighting over something he says, "here Payton you can have it" and then he runs over to me and says, "mom I am a peacemaker!" Moral of the story, Family Home Evening really does work!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just some random pictures!

Payton always takes the lids to the sippies and bites on them. I love his cute little face in this picture with his two bottom teeth!!

Horsey rides with Daddy!

Just checking out what is going on in the neighborhood.

Jared was playing around with Robbie and tripped and hit the door jam. The door jam clearly won.

I think Jared is so stinken cute in this hat! What a handsome boy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fun with Vinyl!

Well I went to Utah last week, and while I was there I stayed with my cousin Jason and his wife Amy. Amy does every kind of vinyl lettering you can think of, and she is amazing at it. So while I was there she made these vinyl letterings to put above their beds.

We then made these to give to my sisters as a thank you for helping me out with Jared while I was gone. Sisters are the best. I just made the magnets to go on it when I got home. Thanks again Amy for the vinyl. You are amazing! Everyone needs to check out her website @ You will love her stuff!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I knew it wouldn't be the last!!

This time it was for Jared! Our second trip to Urgent care. We were playing at the park with his cousin Jaxon and they were throwing rocks. Not at eachother, but they had hit eachother a couple of times. This one got Jared on the head and he came running over crying and holding his head. He moved his hand and it was covered in blood. So we took him and cleaned it up so we could get a better look at it. We decided to go to urgent care to make sure he didn't need stiches. The Dr. said he could staple it, but that it wouldn't heal up any better then just leaving it alone. So we put some medicine on it and went home. That night as we were putting him in bed, he didn't want to lay on his pillow and he says, "I get my pillow all bleeding" we were laughing so hard. So then he said, "Oh this side" and turned his head and layed on the opposite side. I knew we would have more trips to urgent care. Just glad he was o.k.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our First Of Many!!

I took Payton to the Dr. this morning for a rash on his stomach. The Dr. had just come in the room and we were talking. Jared wanted to get up on the patient table, so he pulled out the drawer to climbed up on the table. Just as he got up on the table Payton tripped and hit his head on the corner of the drawer. I picked him up and immediately could see he would need stickes. I started crying along with Payton and then Jared started crying. The Dr. grabbed some gaws and told me to apply pressure. After the bleeding stopped she cleaned it out and then because it is so close to his eye and he is so young she didn't want to hold him down to put stiches in so she used a glue stich instead. The Dr. kept asking me if I was o.k? I was fine, I just felt bad that my little guy got hurt. He is fine of course. I know this is just the first of many stiches to come with two boys!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Payton's 1st Birthday!!

I'm not sure why, but the last few times that I have tried to upload pictures it just keeps saying there is an error. So no pictures, but I was trying to upload pictures from Paytons 1st Birthday party. He turned 1 on January 14. Way late I know, but I promise I've been trying it just hasn't been working. Anyway, we went to a park and had lunch and a huge Pinata. The kids loved it. We acctually combined Jaxon's 2 birthday and Connor's 4th birthday with Payton's 1st birthday. We made a round cake with a big 1 in the middle and made the 1 look like a road with cars on it. It was really fun. I can't believe he is 1 already. He is our little comedian! He and Jared make life worth living. Even if there is a bunch of crap going on, all I have to do is look at my beautiful boys and everything feels better! I love them so much!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A note to the Love of my Life! :)

Robbie I want you to know how much I love and appreciate all you do for us. I couldn't ask for a better husband and father. Our boys love you so much and look forward to you coming home at night. I am so grateful for all the hard work you do for our family. You do so much and work so hard and I know that it isn't always easy, but we love you and appreciate all you do. I am so blessed to have you in my life. I love that I have 3 boys to call my own. I am the happiest mother in the world. I wish you a Happy Valentines Day and say, "You are the love of my Life!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Christmas 2008!

Merrill Family kids!

Bawden Family kids!