Friday, March 7, 2014
You know I have a thing for taking pictures of these girls while they are sleeping. They just look so sweet and innocent.
I'm praying they are both on their very best behavior for my mom over the weekend while she watches them for us for our anniversary trip. 8 years, yay!
Maybe in two years she won't laugh hysterically at the suggestion that she take them for a week, this time we were kidding, next time we hope to be serious. 10 year anniversary here we come!! Mexico maybe?? Here's to hoping!
Be good girls!! You've got to successfully trick grandma!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
We had a fun anniversary night with our littles, we took them out to Chevy's. They don't really care where we go, they just love restaurants. They are actually really well behaved in them too, which is the only reason we'd consider taking them out!
Our "official" celebrating will take place this weekend, John & I are going to the beach, all by ourselves!!
We are super excited!!
Although we will miss these sweet little faces!!
They are so cute with John right now, they both can't wait for him to be done working each day so he can play with them. They beg him to hurry and be done, constantly plotting what they will play or do, it's adorable!
Yesterday we had a little play date with Morgan. It's been awhile since we've gotten together, the girls were thrilled!
Of course Morgan & Ava dressed up, they always do.
There was even several costume changes that took place. Ava insisted this was not a wedding dress.
She was queen of something or other.
Just like always... : )
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today is a very special day. We've been married eight years today!
We've been learning a lot of things about each other through the years, all of them making us understand each other better and in turn making our marriage stronger. It's not always perfect, but I wouldn't want any other person by my side, he is The One. Or more accurately, MY ONE.
I can very honestly say that I have never been happier in my life, and it is largely due to being married to my wonderful husband. I have never felt more freedom to just be myself, I feel surrounded by love and respect, and I can't imagine having anything else more conducive to a good marriage. He is my best friend, my rock, my heart. I know he is as proud of me, as I am of him. We lift each other up and pull each other through. Our love, our life together, it's a very beautiful thing!
I really couldn't feel more blessed!
Happy 8 years my love!!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Here's a few pictures from our weekend:
Tiffani & I did a 10k through the woods on Saturday! I miss doing races, they are so fun!
John and I got ANOTHER date night on Saturday! Yay!! Of course we hit up the Cruzroom, we love that place! We also tried a new place, called The Station, it was really good too! They had these green beans in hoisin sauce with pickled ginger that was to die for!
The girls went to see Frozen with "their Linda" while all that was going on. That was Norah's first movie in a theater, Linda said she did great! Yay!
Norah's little dog, her favorite toy, has been missing for a few weeks. I was beginning to think it was gone for good, I'd looked everywhere. But thankfully, it has reappeared! She's thrilled. She's already lost it 10 times since yesterday, but such is life. : )
We've all been practicing up on our basketball skills, the girls love that I moved the hoop in from the garage. Good times!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
I love that I have this blog. It is my best way to look back on what's happened, and it keeps all of our memories and photos in order, by date! I'm so not that organized on my own so this is brilliant!
Today, just for fun, we are going to take a look back. Here are some photos from February of the year I started this blog, 2010:
We had just moved Grandpa into The Springs. That's also about 40 lbs ago...
Little mini Ava & Colton were loving their new swimming hole.
Little miss already had reached princess status, much to my dismay.
Could she be cuter though, really??
And here's 3 years ago, February 2011:
We were just in the welcoming Norah into our lives stage. She's about 3 weeks old in these next few pictures.
We liked to torture her from a very early age.
She was a bit skeptical, with good reason.
Tuning us all out worked well for her though.
I'm not sure we slept much.
Aliens in your house tend to make sleep challenging. : )
Let's jump forward to 2 years ago, February 2012:
Just relaxing, at Costco. Where are the snacks??
Lunch with my girlies. Norah's sporting the pebbles look.
Baseball hats, perfect for posing.
Sweet little Colton, not only Ava's cousin, also one of her favorite friends.
Girl needs to grow some hair. Still cute, doesn't matter.
And always living on the edge.
Love Ava with Dad's glasses, so studious!
She's pretty intense, this one.
And now, for the final round, just one year ago, February 2013:
Oh goodness, this doesn't seem like a whole year ago!! Boy do they grow up fast, no joke.
I'm sure you remember what they look like now, but we might as well finish this little sequence off with a current-ish photo of the two of them now.
Love these little growing-up-way-too-fast little loves!!
How fun is that to easily jump back through time??!
Again, I love this blog!