Sunday, September 12, 2010

Some more catch up :) August, Darrell’s birthday, BYU season opener, and Labor Day Weekend

Even if you don’t want to do read this massive post, skip ahead to the post about Steven’s birthday. It was awesome :)

Anyway, the month of August was busy and fun!! We started out the month by going to Logan for our niece’s, Claire’s, blessing. I didn’t get many pictures, but she was adorable, and it was fun to lots of family! We did get to go swimming at the hotel with cousins, and Lillie got her first taste of ice cream.  Aggie Blue Mint. Yes, I waited till she could have the BEST stuff to experience her first ice cream :)


The second week of August, I was going to go full force with potty training, but after realizing Steven really is not ready, I had a random thought to instead FINALLY get Steven to give up his binky.  It was so much easier than I ever expected, and I wondered why I didn’t do it earlier.  Oh well. I didn’t and that’s that.  He, in turn, switched his binky for three new cars: Sheriff, Mater chewing bubble gum, and Doc Hudson.  This first picture he is saying “I don’t need binky anymooooooore!” Then I had to add the pictures of his cars and brag, because Steven took them all by himself.

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Lillie turned 7 months old in August! She is so darn cute. 

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My handsome husband brought me beautiful flowers for our anniversary. We also went to The Lion King in Salt Lake at the Capitol Theatre. It was amazing, but my computer won’t load the picture. Grumble grumble. DSCF5290

I ran my third 5K of the summer for the Wasatch Mental Health Wellness Run.  My sister works for Wasatch, so I was supporting her, and thought finishing off my summer with a 5K would be fun.  Running really has been a hard thing for me, and to run the whole thing was a big accomplishment for me. I ran the race in 33:09. It was so exciting for me to reach that goal of running an entire 5K, and I somehow don’t miss the 15 pounds I lost while training all summer.

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Darrell’s brother Bryan and his wife,Kristy, came to Utah to bless their new baby, Savannah.  She is 2 months old, but still teeny tiny since she was only 3 lbs, 11 oz when she was born.  We’re so happy to have met her, seen family, and enjoy a beautiful day!  We love you guys! Steven even enjoyed “fishing” in the puddles after a beautiful rainstorm in Sugarhouse.

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On August 31, I realized it was the last Tuesday in August for the $2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point, so we headed to the Dinosaur Museum.  Steven was basically terrified of most everything, except the erosion table (best part of the whole thing), the baby elephant skeleton (shown below), and the sand box. We got him a 75 cent turtle at the gift shop, and he got free ice cream and my cone only cost a quarter.  For $3, it was a fabulous outing for us.

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Darrell turned the big 28 on September 2!  We didn’t get to celebrate much, cause he’s been working a lot, but he got some new shoes, a new trimmer, a cheesecake for his birthday, and a great big kiss from his darling wife, and cute son.  Who could ask for more?


We headed to Richfield for Labor Day weekend to do corn and beans with my parents.  It’s a family tradition for my family, and we’ve been able to go every other year since we got married.  It was also the BYU season opener, so we were decked out in our BYU gear.  I attempted to take Steven’s picture in his new jersey, but he only half-cooperated.  I still got a good one though :)

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My angel nephew, Parker, was stillborn 6 years ago on September 4, 2004, and is buried in Richfield. For the full story, and to read some of Jenny’s thoughts, you’re welcome to visit HERE.  Anyway, Daniel and Jenny came up with their cute little family to celebrate.  They just had darling twins, Ava and Wyatt as well, and we enjoyed time with them :) I only got pictures of Wyatt, but he’s the one I got to snuggle with at 3:30 a.m. and we’re buds now :) I’ll get pictures of darling Ava next time!

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And on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, we went to Fishlake for church.   My mom is in an awesome choir, Aspen Heart, that does the Sunday School program every Labor Day at the Fishlake branch, so we got to enjoy that.  After church, we took Steven to throw rocks in the lake. It was super windy, so I think he maybe threw two rocks before was all done :)


Happy Blogging Everyone!


Cathy said...

Great pictures, Janell! Hooray for no more binky! We were at the dinosaur museum that day too. Cate loved all that sand stuff. Danny, not so much. Go figure.

Sheri said...

You're welcome for the help with getting Steven's pictures. From: the cob of corn.

Brittany said...

Love the pics! Lillie is so cute. Can't believe she's so big!!
And congrats on the 5k! You're superwoman.

Keith and Stacy said...

What a cute family! And you look sooo good! Congrats on losing 15 lbs and on not passing out after running for 5 minutes (like I probably would have done) :)

bryceandjamie said...

Wow! You guys have been busy! I love the BYU pics. Very fun!

*Lauren* said...

Glad you shared these with me! Cute pics!

Emily said...

We were at the dinosaur museum at Thanksgiving point the same day! I think everyone in Utah was there that day. Fun summer! And go Cougs! Love the matching shirts.

AJ and Em said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun this summer. Blue mint is definitley the best ice cream ever and I will share a little secret with you (well maybe you already know this), but the Red Barn in Santaquin sells the Blue Mint ice cream too. Kind of cool, right?! :) Your kids are getting so big, and they are super cute.

Amanda said...

I love the picture of your fam in the BYU attire :) So cute! Good luck with the potty training. I know I have a while yet before I have to experience that, but I'm not looking forward to it!