Friday, June 26, 2009

More Utah Pics

Here are some more pictures from our trip to Utah. My mom and dad took us to a place called Kangaroo Zoo. They have tons of blow-up slides and obstacle courses to play on. The girls loved it. It was a great place to get all of their energy out!

Niah and her cousin that she absolutely LOVES, Jonah. She can't get enough of him.

Here's all of the kids playing together. I couldn't get my neice Preslee to get in the picture. She was having too much fun jumping around!

Bryan and Niah playing a little baseball. When I can afford it, I am soooo going to buy one of those huge bouncy things. It would keep the kids happy for the longest time. We had a blast!

Also, while we were in Utah, Bryan's family met us at my parent's house so that Bryan could be ordained a High Priest. It was so good to see all of them, even if it was only for an hour or so. Here's B with his dad and Grandpa Mason.

I think we are almost recovered from our trip. It wore us all out. The girls have been sleeping until 9:30 or 10:00 every morning. I have been trying to get lots of things done before this baby comes. With only four weeks left- possibly three if I'm lucky like I was with the girls- I am feeling crunched for time, I have so much to do!! I can't wait to meet this little guy. I just can't picture a baby boy so it will be fun to see who he looks like. The last belly pictures will be coming soon!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wedding Trip

Our trip to Utah was so much fun. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had a blast while it lasted! Warning- Picture overload (in no particular order)!!! Here are some pictures from my brother's wedding day. It was a gorgeous day and Colin and Ashley looked so happy and cute together.
My sister Kaitie and Chloe hanging out at the reception. It was in Ashley's backyard and it was beautiful. I found a really comfortable chair to hang out in at the reception!

Niah, cousin Preslee, and Chloe swinging in their fancy dresses.

Me and Grandpa Doug

Grandpa Doug and the girls playing in the fountain.

Family picture. I must have been talking to the girls or something...

All the flower girls with Ashley.

The Forbes Family. It was so much fun to all be together! We hadn't all been together since last June. That's way too long.

Sweet Niah in her flower girl dress. She is so photogenic.

The groom with the groomsmen, Bryan and Todd.

Cute Niah again. I'm realizing that I don't have any cute pictures of Chloe in her dress. She ran away or turned around when I tried to take a picture of her, what a stinker.

Bryan and Chloe at the temple. Chlo was so tired from the flight and from a late night.

Niah and Grandpa Mike at the temple.

Niah and Grandma Mel at the temple.

The newlyweds. Don't they look so cute?! They got married in the Draper Temple. It was a beautiful day and the new temple is gorgeous too.

I'm so glad that we went to the wedding. I was worried about traveling so late in my pregnancy, but it all worked out. I loved being with my family, eating good food, seeing the girls play with their cousins, aunts, uncle, and grandparents, and staying up late talking ( now I am so exhausted. It's going to take me a week to recover!). It was worth the trip and the swollen ankles. We are so excited to have Ashley as part of the family now. Congrats to Colin and Ashley. We love you guys.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

So Much To Do...

My brother is getting married on Friday and I have so much to do to get ready for our quick trip. When I should have been in the house packing or cleaning, the girls and I decided to go outside and play. I taught the girls how to play hopscotch and Chloe, of course, found the dirt. We had fun! Niah figured out Hopscotch pretty fast. She is good at it!

Now, instead of blogging, I guess I should go do something with my day! I can't wait to see my family. I hope they recognize the swollen, large, pregnant lady getting off the airplane!! Oh, the joys of being almost 35 weeks pregnant. I'll post a picture when we get back, I'm sure I will have lots of the wedding day.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

All Moved In

Well, we are just about moved in. There are still a few things to get done like hanging pictures, getting a kitchen table, and finishing the baby's room. We are loving all the space. Bryan and I actually have an empty space in our closet!!
Here are some pics for the family.
Our room...
Baby Boy's room (still in progress)...

Girls' room...

Main room and kitchen...

I think this move was definitely worth the work, even if we'll only be here for a year. It will be nice to have that third bedroom when the baby comes, and also for visitors. Thanks to everyone who helped us move!!! We couldn't have done it alone.

Here we are at the top of Niah's castle!

Here's Niah and her best friend Addi playing in the dirt!

Bryan's favorite things:

  • BYU Football
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Mountain Biking
  • Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
  • Kayaking

Natalie's Favorite Things

  • Naps
  • Blogging
  • Cooking
  • Going on dates with Bryan
  • Reading good books
  • Being a mom

Niah's Favorite Things

  • Hannah Montana
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • High School Musical
  • Reading books with her dad
  • Singing
  • Disney Princesses
  • Playing outside with her friends

Chloe's Favorite Things

  • Being outside
  • Her binki
  • Bananas
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Playing with Niah
  • Taking a bath