Sunday, April 26, 2009

My graduation present to me!

For a while now, I've just wanted to cut my hair! I decided 2 years ago when I donated my hair to Locks of Love I wanted to do it again, but it just seemed that I'd never get to a point where I felt comfortable chopping off 10 inches. Then I heard about Beautiful Lenghts, which is a donation program from Pantene Pro-V that only requires 8 inches of hair to donate, and their wigs are given to cancer patients. Seemed perfect! So, I told myself that for a graduation present, I'd get my hair cut and donate it again. Alas, the day FINALLY came, and I had all sorts of weird dreams about it...but I had a fantastic stylist, and I LOVE IT! I'm still having a hard time styling it myself, but thanks to a trusty flat-iron, I can at least make it look decent while I perfect my round brush skills!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tulip Fest!

Since Darrell was having a fun weekend with the Rowley boys, my mom, Sheri, Steven, myself, and Sheri's roommates decided to have some fun of our own. We enjoyed a couple hours strolling and enjoying the beauties of Tulip Fest at Thanksgiving Point! With a stroke of genius, Sheri decided we should go to Tulip Fest in the morning, rather than our previous plans of going in the afternoon. With this genius, we had a little bit of wind, but no rain. Just as we were leaving, it started to rain. Then it rained and rained and rained. Definitely a beautiful day! I took a gazillion pictures almost to try and document the day for Darrell. I won't be offended if you don't stay for the whole slide show!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beginning of a Long Weekend!

I am worn out today, but it's totally worth it! Staying up late having fun, driving late, having fun with friends and family...gotta love it! :) Friday we went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house, and Steven got to experience for the first time the Grandpa Horsey. He loved it then...I think he's still getting used to it though :) Then, Friday afternoon, my mom and my sister joined me on a trip to Ephraim to go watch my cousins that are in LD's! They did a great job, and it was a lot of fun. Steven absolutely LOVED the show! He was dancing, clapping, and having a blast. It was great.
Here is a picture of my cousin, as it's one of the only ones that really worked without a flash Seing friends is always a highlight for me! :)
Love the roomies! I always wanted to be a redhead...

Jam-Packed Saturday

Saturday was a busy but fun day! Since I didn't get home until about Midnight on Friday, waking up at 6:30 was a little harder thn usual, but I was able to go up and help my brother's kids get ready for the Kids 1K part of the Salt Lake Marathon. They were walking in honor of my sis-in-law's amazing father who passed away recently from bladder cancer. I was glad I was able to help their family out a little bit!
I headed home to get ready to go back up to Salt Lake to go to Wicked! I wasn't originally planning on going, but my mom, dad, and sister have had season tickets that have ensured their seats for quite a while. I guess my dad had been debating over whether or not he really wanted to go, so a couple days ago, my mom presented me with a small offer that his ticket could be a graduation present, I jumped at the offer! THANKS SO MUCH DAD! :) (I know he, Darrell, and Steven had a fun boys day!) Not only did it let me get a chance to watch my favorite musical, but I also got to have a Mom's Day Off, which is something I've REALLY needed. I also got to spend time with family, which was nice. My couple of my sister's friends had tickets too, but one didn'ts, and wanted to go, so we went up a couple hours early to try to win $25 tickets that they do in the daily drawings. We also roped my nephews and brother into entering as well. As luck would have it, one of my nephews won 2 tickets! So it was really fun to have two of my fun nephews join us in the fun! The play was great, and it never gets old, for sure! And, I of course teared up here and there. Such a good story! Here are some fun pictures from my day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! It's been a beautiful and relaxing day for us to reflect upon the blessings that are in our lives because of the Atonment and Resurrection. It's so amazing that the Lord has so much love for us, that He gave us the blessing to be able to live forever with our families! IT'S SO AWESOME!!
Anyway, I got Steven a classy outfit for Easter, and wanted to take him to the Temple Grounds to get pictures for Easter, and hopefully get some good ones, since I missed the 18 month mark. Needless to say, he just wanted to RUN RUN RUN! But, we tried to get some good ones.
Just strolling along... Having fun!
One of my favorites (One of the few I've gotten photoshoped as well)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! My boys are so handsome and wonderful!
Steven and daddy are buddies, of course
We couldn't ever get him to hold still where the light was not shining in his eyes, but we tried every chance we could to get a picture!
He's just such a funny kid
Having fun tromping through the grass
After we got home from the temple, we decided to try to get some more pictures in his outfit and with his Easter present - Ducky Bubbles, which he absolutely loved!
Steven loves to "rock rock rock" in the chair
Wouldn't look at mom, but is still cute!
This is his "I think I'm so funny" face
Steven figured out how to open the bubbles, and tried and tried to blow them himself

Baby Animal Days!

I have been looking forward to this weekend for a while now, because we got to go out and do something! And, along with that, we got to go to LOGAN! :) I never really liked Logan the first year I lived there, but I fell in love with Cache valley our second year up there, and made some friends who are truly kindred spirits, so it was so wonderful to go up and see a few peoples! Our main venture was Baby Animal Days, but Steven wasn't as interested in animals as I thought he would be. He was more interested in running around outside!
Keeping a safe distance from the baby goats Cole and Steven were NOT fans of the baby cows Checking out the baby bunnies
Steven's most un-favorite part of the day, the pony ride
The beautiful lil' creek/stream
Steven loved just being able to walk around
And running away....
My cute boys...
Sittin' on a bench like a big boy
Checkin' out the goats ( and mom having some photoshop fun)
More cuteness
And of course, seeing my friends was a plus plus plus for me!! Thanks guys for making it a fun outing!