Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband.

A few weeks ago Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband came to our ward to do a musical fireside. It was so fun to see them perform right in front of us. They even sang the song that Troy proposed with---Thousand Times Before. We are so impressed with what great people they are. We even got to get a picture with them!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Eastern Shore VA Trip Continued

This is the view of the Chesapeake Bay off the deck at the cottage. It was so beautiful and relaxing. We had a wonderful visit with our family. Here are the rest of the highlights.

This is the swing at the farm house that Darlene and Will lived in for around 16 years. Jackson carried Landon around like that all week. It was quite funny.

Aunt Darlene showed us her wonderful photographs she'd taken while attending a photography class.

Troy taught Uncle Will how to grill!

And even managed to give a foot exam.

Cape Charles

Cape Charles was an awesome beach for the boys. It is on the bay side of the Delmarva Peninsula and so there weren't big waves, no crowd, warm water, and the shelf went really far as you can see in the pictures.

It was so nice not to have to worry about the boys being swept away and Landon finally took to ocean water.

Don't worry, Jackson still got to boogy board.

What a great beach day.

Assateague Island

We recently went to the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula (that would be Virginia) to visit my Great Aunt Darlene and Uncle Will. My cousin, Emily, and her little boy, Jackson, and flown out from Utah for a visit and we were excited for the rendezvous. Here we are at Assateague Island, one of the barrier Islands off the Ocean Coast of the peninsula.

Emily and Jackson. Troy and the sandcastle

Jackson found a sand crab and it was so neat to see it. It tried to escape but Jackson is really quick.

When he showed Landon the crab, Landon wanted to take a bite!

Cute, cute boys!

The famous Island Creamery. Can I say, the absolute best homemade waffle cones ever!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Landon vs. Linus

Ok, so I knew Landon had a blanket attachment issue, but I never realized how severe it was until today. I first noticed this blanket attachment issue when he was about 8 months old and would always pull it off the side of his crib, pile it up, then lay on top of it to sleep. There was a time that he woke up in the night and we couldn't figure out what he needed to go to sleep. After trying everything we knew of to calm him down I was about to put him in his crib and let him cry when he saw his blanket and pulled it with him while I layed him down. Instant sleep.
Today right before nap I started a load of laundry including his blanket (which had to be done becasue we're leaving on a trip tomorrow). I kinda thought this attachment had worn off a little since it's summer and he hasn't really used a blanket, even though he still has the blanket with him. Well, was I mistaken. An hour passed and he had whined and whined. Finally his blanket was dry so I decided to give it to him although I thought he was too upset to settle down for a nap at this point. As soon as he grabbed his blanket he smiled and put it to his face, and yes, went to sleep. I'm just flattered it's a blanket I made.

Happy 4th of July!

We went down to Philadelphia for the 4th. We started here at Independence Hall were they had a ceremony and read the Declaration of Independence. Then we had birthday cake at the visitros center which was a bunch of TastyKakes. We made our way over to Penn's Landing, then all the way to the Art Museum. All day we kept saying that we can't believe it's July because it was so overcast and low temperatures.

The fife and drums. People were dressed up all over.

At Penns Landing they had all you can eat ice cream! We ate a lot.

Battle ship at Penn's Landing.

We were taking a break on the grass and next thing we know Landon is gone with the stroller. This kept him entertained for a while. I can't believe he could push that, on the grass even. It was hilarious.

60 Years of Love!

My grandparents recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. This was the whole reason we traveled to UT last month. We had a wonderful family dinner/party at the church with a catered dinner, program, and really fun slide shows. Everyone in the family was able to be there, except one on a mission. They have 6 children, 22 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren! With all the spouses their posterity equals 55 people. We had a photographer come and take our picture outside with the mountains in the background. Can you imagine placing 55 took a while. It was such a highlight day of our trip out west. They set a great example of what marriage should be. I love them and look up to them.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fun at the Cabin

While in Utah my family went down to the cabin for a few days. This is the first time since my brother, Nathan, got married that my whole family has been together. It was fun to be with everyone again. My grandparenst, Gareth and Dorothy Seastrand built this cabin many years ago.

My brother, Nathan and his wife Jamie.

The famous swing. As kids we would always fight over who got the swing. We had to set timers. Luckily, Landon is the only little one so he got it whenever he wanted.
We went out on the boat.
Troy wakeboarded.

Grandma and Landon.

Megan and her boyfriend, Marcus.

My Birthday

My Birthday was June 17, and I turned 26! Becky, Emily, Jackson, Madeline, and Erik met us at Liberty park in Salt Lake City to enjoy a Cafe Rio lunch and play at the park.

My parents reluctantly joined in the water feature!

Later on that afternoon I went to get my hair highlighted and cut. It felt so good to get that thick hair off my neck.

My dad made a homemade carrot cake (my favorite) and we sang Happy Birthday to Landon, my dad, who celebrated his birthday on June 8th, and me. Thanks for a fun day!