Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our last few exciting months!!

We have had a few great months that have included three vacations, a GRADUATION, and someone turning two!!! It has been a fun and crazy time! This post will cover the vacations and graduation, and the birthday will follow in another post...

We went to San Diego for a little girls getaway...Camden joined us and was certainly the little ladies man!! It was such a fun trip, and we got to enjoy a little bit of the beach and the sunshine! Camden loved the beach and the BIG water, as he called it.

Didn't know how he felt about the cold water at first!!

Camden and Deb had so much fun playing in the water and running up the sand.

Camden and Grandma Cori...his shorts and shirt were soaked by this time, so he was down to his onsie and jacket.

The next weekend, we went on our first official family camping adventure. We headed down to Canyonlands, hoping for warmer weather. We did not find the warmer weather, but we still had a good time. Camden did great on the drive...

He got to watch movies and even enjoyed an icee!!

It was windy and freezing, so we didn't get to do as much hiking as we wanted, but we did see some beautiful views.

Camden looks so much like Dustin in this picture!!

Our little campsite.

If you can't tell, that is a hotdog in Camden's hand. He loved roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over the fire!

Our trip was fun. However, the BEST part of the last few months is that Dustin finished his last semester at the University of Utah and GRADUATED!!!

He got two degrees in Information Systems and Finance. We are so proud of him and it was such a fun and exciting day!!


To celebrate Dustin's graduation and our five year anniversary, we went to Las Vegas. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the warm weather!! This is the one picture we took! We didn't do very well documenting our adventure, but we had a lot of fun.

Stay tuned...Camden turned two years old on Saturday, so another post will be following with all those fun pics.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Catching Up

Wow, it has been so long...five months to be exact!! Here is an overview of our life in the last five months. There are a lot of pics!! We are all doing well. Dustin is in his LAST semester of school!! We are SOOOOOOO excited and can't wait for it to be over...but at the same time, when he graduates, our baby will be two years old! I really can't believe that and am not really looking forward to it.

Speaking of my "baby", he is so much fun. He has such a funny personality and we have so much fun with him. He says everything and copies everything we say. It is not always a good thing!! He is putting words together more and more everyday. It is amazing to watch how much he learns everyday. Each time we read books, he says more and more. He has the last word of the page memorized in all his bedtime books. It is so cute. He "reads" along with me. He has also started repeating what I say when I pray. It is the sweetest thing ever!! I love watching his mind grow and develop.

With his big personality comes a big attitude, and lately his favorite word is "No". That is not so cute... He also refuses to eat unless he is feeding himself, so most meals end with a frustrated mommy, a huge mess, and a hungry Camden. He is very defiant. He also never stops, and my only sanity comes from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and sleeping time!! I love being a mom and hanging out with my little buddy. He brings me so much happiness and we laugh a lot together.

Some of our favorite words are "Hewwwo" for Hello. Everytime he sees a phone, he pics it up and says "Hewwo". He loved snowmen over the holidays. I had lots of snowman decorations around the house. He called snowman "Nina". Not really sure where he got it, but it was dang cute. He calls himself "ya ya". Lately instead of calling me mom, he calls me "bryn". I have to remind him that my name is mom. He loves to hide and say "Mama, where are you" and then jump out and say "there you are!" It is all slurred and the cutest thing ever!! He talks so much now and says everything...I can't even begin to write it all done. I suppose I should have kept up on my blogging:)

Well, here is an overview with lots of pics...

We went to Vegas in September and ate at this awesome restaurant called Hash House A Go Go. The portions were HUGE!! You can't even tell by the pics. Camden's pancake was as big as him!

Camden hanging out with his cousin Alex

At the fair, Camden rode a horse for the first time!! He wasn't so sure about it, but he had fun.

Camden loves to read. He would read all day if I were a better mommy. When I won't read to him, he sits down and reads by himself. So cute!

Camden walking around, eating his banana.

One of our last hikes of the year...

Last Zoo excursion. Camden rode the zebra on the merry-go-round, and loved it!!

Halloween...Camden was the cutest horse in the world. We were a cowboy and cowgirl

Christmas...My handsome boy!! He looks so grown up in these first two pics.

How Camden felt about Santa...

Opening presents...
Cute Christmas pjs!

Daddy's favorite toy. Camden and Daddy "fly" the airplane and helicopter all over the house while making the noises :)

Unfortunately, we haven't taken many pics since Christmas. Here is Camden with Daddy's hat on. He loves to mess up his hair, especially right before church!